Build and Amplify Your Reputation

Understanding and shaping perception is the first step to building a successful reputation, and to be an effective marketer, you must do everything in your power to build, control, and stimulate it. It is particularly important for technology startups to cultivate a positive perception - you want to be perceived as successful before you are actually successful. Success can be communicated in three ways: inferred, referred, and proven.

Every CMO Should Try To Sell

About 17 years ago, I was a software sales guy. I had been a product manager for a product that did not exist. We had just gotten a new CEO and he told me to go and create the PRD (Product Requirements Document) for a web-enabled version of our property management and central reservation system. I completed this assignment and the product was ultimately developed ...