Another day, another vendor

Despite talk of consolidation, there is still an overwhelming number of vendors to choose between. As a buyer, how do you navigate a crowded marketplace and avoid risky bets? Not a week goes by when I don’t discover several new vendors, be it marketing automation, digital experience, enterprise search, social intranet or whatever. Many of these … Continue reading Another day, another vendor

The problem with strategy

Catching up from a busy week, I’m going through a stack of unread articles and magazines. I did manage to read this great quote from Obama’s Seven Lessons for Radical Innovators posted by Umair Hague: “…strategy, too often, kills a deeply-lived sense of purpose, destroys credibility, and corrupts meaning.” That must be encouraging reading for all … Continue reading The problem with strategy

Out of office messages – a missed opportunity?

You have probably just switched off your "out of office" message. Most out of office auto replies contain no more than a sentence a two saying when the individual is back in the office. But why miss the opportunity to add some brief relevant communication, such as a link to a marketing campaign or information … Continue reading Out of office messages – a missed opportunity?

Make your websites “built-to-share”

Today, many organisations are still busy building websites that are built-to-last. At every attempt to introduce new technology or a sparkling new design, best efforts are made to put something robust in place for as long as possible. As many digital leaders have recognized, a web site won't last. There seems to be a clear disconnect … Continue reading Make your websites “built-to-share”

How to deal with SEO in multinational organizations

Search engine optimization (SEO) is consistently ranked as one of the most effective digital marketing methods, but if your organization has websites in several countries, how do you prioritize SEO efforts and make sure you get the most value for your brand? Often large organizations with global reach experience new sorts of problems that small … Continue reading How to deal with SEO in multinational organizations