Sometimes, you find yourself in the right place at the right time. I was lucky enough to attend graduation at Colby College this year, my alma mater. Returning to Mayflower Hill stirred up plenty of memories, but listening to Amy Walter and Joe Biden speak forced me to pause and reflect on the last few years since I graduated. Inspired by two of my political heroes, here's what I'll remember from graduation day. >>
Happy 4th of July, fellow Americans! We took a whole day to celebrate freedom and independence, and what better way to do so than thinking about how we can bring those essential elements into the workplace? >>
As the craziest year draws to a close, it's time to reflect on what I learned—from failure, from education, and from new opportunities—that will inform how I (and hopefully you!) approach marketing, the universe, and everything in 2017.
It's an individual one.
While we collaborate, work in lockstep, sync up, or whatever other buzzword you want to use to show you're working together, it's not really a "team" sport.
Business is more like an endurance sport like swimming, nordic skiing, or track. You've got your team (and they've got your back) but at the end of the day, when the gun goes off, it's YOU that has to make the difference.
I spent a few days hanging out at the Litmus booth at Emma's #MarketingUnited, a marketing conference focused on bringing together "the smartest minds in the industry for three days of inspiring stories, creative ideas, and 'why didn't I think of that' tips to help us all do our best marketing."
Between meeting customers, getting to know the Emma team, being inspired by amazing talks, and enjoying my first taste of true Tennessee barbecue, I've learned a ton. Without further ado, here are my top 5 most inspiring moments from #MarketingUnited >>