Entries by Lauren Gelecke

Pivot Points from Scott Brinker, Looking Past the Hype and Theory of Marketing Technology

Back in 1988 Howard Haas joined the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business as an adjunct professor. He struggled in his new role to find a curriculum that supported what he learned and experienced during his tenure as CEO at Sealy. Shortly after joining the university he developed a new curriculum that essentially changed […]

Pivot Points: Matt Bailey, Leveraging a Sales Mindset

Did you hear the joke about the toothbrush salesman? I recently came across this joke and it speaks volumes about the importance of a sales mindset.  The joke goes something like this:   A boss asked it’s company’s top toothbrush salesman how he managed to sell so many brushes. The toothbrush salesman replied, “It’s easy” […]

No – I Won’t Come Back For A Fifth Interview

How many rounds of job interviews are you willing to accept?  No longer do you have to feel at the mercy of hiring managers.  Job seekers take some control and actively reshape the hiring process. Forbes contributor Liz Ryan offers a compelling spin on interviewing to your advantage.  After understanding the company’s pain, stop!  Do […]

Insights on the New MarketingTech Stack: Tools That Drive Momentum and Deliver

The 5th annual MarketingTech SMART brought together leading innovative technologists Scott Brinker, Jack Philbin, Matt Bailey, and Steve Susina for trends to watch to stay ahead of the competition, here we go! Scott Brinker Owner, Chiefmartec.com “Hacking Marketing: The Amazing Convergence of Marketing & Software” In a world with more than 3,500 marketing technology solutions, […]

Re-Shaping Your Customer’s Experience through Mobile – What’s Now & Next

It’s been nearly ten years since the iPhone debuted, and the opportunities to service, sell and create loyalty with your customers is now greater than it’s ever been before.  New iphone8 trends that are driving consumer mobile behavior now should be used as a filter for re-looking at your customer’s journey with your category and […]

Three Social Media Tips for Building Your Network

By Wendy Lalli Building a strong professional network is essential for every career. There are, of course, many ways to develop this essential career tool. Joining and actively participating in organizations like the Chicago AMA is one thing you can do. You can also go to business events and socialize with colleagues, vendors and even competitors […]

Using Google Analytics in a Few Clicks

On March 22nd, Chicago AMA members and guests gathered at 1871 to hear from Google Analytics expert, Andy Crestodina. In addition to being the Co-Founder and Strategic Director at Orbit Media, he also serves as a mentor at 1871, an Adjunct Professor at Loyola; and was named in the “Top 10 Online Experts I’m Following […]

Connecting Ideas to Drive Results: A Brandsmart Recap

By Jessica Schaeffer, Director of Marketing, LaSalle Network A clear theme emerged at 22 West Washington Street on April 28th as some of the biggest minds in marketing gathered to share insights around the brands they manage. The theme: the new wave of marketing: the power of storytelling to build relationships and trust with your consumers […]

What to Look for in an Internship

By Wendy Lalli As a creative director and ex-recruiter I regard summer internships as invaluable experience for entry-level employees. When I’m considering hiring someone who is just out of school, knowing that they’ve been an intern while still attending classes tells me they have several positive qualities.  Here’s a rundown of those qualities in order […]

Social Media Rules! How Can Higher Ed Marketers Reach Prospective Students?

When trying to reach Generation Z or Millennials, SnapChat, Instagram and Twitter are the “it” social media platforms. Print still serves a purpose — mainly driving the recipient to your digital presence – but social media is the place where engagement and conversion happens. That was the message Michael Mullarkey, chief executive officer of Chicago-based […]