28 episodes

Up-to-date discussions on programs like account-based management, new hiring and retention practices, and programs to drive improved revenue performance.

The Practical CMO practicalcmo

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Up-to-date discussions on programs like account-based management, new hiring and retention practices, and programs to drive improved revenue performance.

    Tech Enables Metal Fab Segment Growth

    Tech Enables Metal Fab Segment Growth

    In this episode, The Fabricator's editor-in-chief Dan Davis provides invaluable insights on leveraging technology to drive growth for metal fabrication leaders. He draws apt analogies like Oreo's product innovations and personalized banking to demonstrate how smart investments in production and marketing technologies enable manufacturers to expand revenues. Dan highlights automation, robotics, and collaborative bots as key investments on the production side. He advocates personalized outreach shaped by AI and modern digital tactics for sales and marketing. Like financial firms once did, manufacturers now can democratize technologies to level the playing field. Companies can gain control and cultivate the specialized book of business they desire by taking a strategic approach, properly segmenting, and personalizing outreach. Tune in to glean more tactics to deploy the latest technologies and catapult your fabrication organization ahead of the competition in this Practical CMO episode, "Tech Enables Metal Fab Segment Growth."
    About Dan Davis:
    Dan Davis is editor-in-chief of The Fabricator, the industry's most widely circulated metal fabricating magazine, and its sister publications, The Tube & Pipe Journal and The Welder. He has been with the publications since April 2002. He has written about U.S. manufacturing trends and issues for more than 30 years.
    Links from this episode:
    The Fabricator
    Dan Davis on LinkedIn
     
     

    • 38 min
    Evolving Search Algorithms Demand Ongoing SEO Strategy

    Evolving Search Algorithms Demand Ongoing SEO Strategy

    Our guest is Tim Doyle, the Vice President of Sales at TopSpot, a digital marketing agency serving over 800 industrial and manufacturing clients. They discuss the current state of industrial marketing, characterizing it as uncertain yet still seeing strong growth in some sectors. Tim highlights a leadership void in many mid-size manufacturers and how fractional executive engagements can fill gaps. We dive deep into the current state of marketing in the industrial sector. Tim gives us the lowdown - things seem uncertain, but some verticals still see solid growth. He highlights a big issue in mid-size manufacturers - a lack of marketing leadership. The discussion covers aligning sales and marketing, generating qualified leads, best practices for high-performing websites, and the importance of an ongoing marketing strategy. Tim draws on examples from leaders like Dalsin and Nema Enclosures to emphasize being accountable, consistent, and partnering with experts.
    About our guest:
    Tim Doyle is the Vice President of Sales at TopSpot in Houston, TX. A Michigan native who attended Western Michigan University and studied Public Relations and Advertising, Tim has been an industrial marketing professional since the mid-1980s.
    Tim’s role as the VP of Sales is to oversee that the clients’ web strategy aligns with the true goals of the business. He ensures that TopSpot’s integrated marketing strategy meets the needs of all the stakeholders in the business: be it new client development, current customers, employees, and sales representatives.
    Tim leads TopSpot’s sales force, educating and inspiring the 20+ person team, located all over the country. He has presented at multiple FMA Events, including their Annual Meetings & Fabtech.
    Links from this episode:
    TopSpot
     

    • 25 min
    What’s Going on in Healthcare Marketing?

    What’s Going on in Healthcare Marketing?

    Unique markets have different levels of Marketing maturity, use different ways of going to market, have different metrics of success, and view the role of Marketing in their organizations quite differently. Sometimes, it’s too easy to get too focused on what you have traditionally done in Marketing, and also a challenge to look outside your unique market for best practices in other markets which you might adopt. In today’s program, we are going to do a deep dive into the Healthcare market, and do a temperature check on its overall health and growth prospects. We will also characterize organizations in this sector—and try to highlight best practices inside the market, but also identify best practices from other markets which might be beneficial to a Healthcare marketer.
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    My guest today is Deborah Fell, Area Managing Partner and CMO at Chief Outsiders. Deborah is an excellent colleague who has brought strategic marketing and dramatic improvements in Marketing programs and performance to her clients. Deborah has worked with healthcare clients in the insurance, mobile clinic, and senior living markets.
    You can connect with Mark Coronna through LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markcoronna/ 
    Guest: Deborah Fell, Area Managing Partner & CMO, Chief Outsiders
    dsfell@chiefoutsiders.com 
     
    https://thepracticalcmo.com/ep-26-whats-goin…thcare-marketing/

    • 30 min
    What’s Going on in Industrial Marketing?

    What’s Going on in Industrial Marketing?

    Unique markets have different levels of Marketing maturity, use different ways of going to market, have different metrics of success, and view the role of Marketing in their businesses quite differently. Sometimes, it’s too easy to get too focused on what you have traditionally done in Marketing, and also a challenge to look outside your unique market for best practices in other markets which you might adopt. In today’s program, we are going to do a deep dive on the industrial businesses, and do a temperature check on their overall health and growth prospects. We will also characterize businesses in this sector—and try to highlight best practices inside the market, but also identify best practices from other markets which might bebeneficial to an industrial marketer.
    My guest today is Kimberly Miller, a colleague from Chief Outsiders who has spent the better part of her career in Marketing roles in industrial companies. We'll tap into Kimberly’s industry insights as we look to offer practical guidance.
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    Today’s Participants:
    You can connect with Mark Coronna through LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markcoronna/
    Guest: Kimberly Miller, CMO, Chief Outsiderskmiller@chiefoutsiders.com
    https://thepracticalcmo.com/ep-25-whats-goin…strial-marketing/
    Kimberly is an industrial marketer with operations and engineering in her DNA.  Working with engineering or operational lead manufacturers, she brings the marketing strength that fuels growth by developing strategies with input and buy-in from not only customers but internal groups.  As a result, her clients align their teams, implement a shared strategy, and achieve their revenue and profit goals.
     

    • 27 min
    Brand The “How” Not the “What”

    Brand The “How” Not the “What”

    The value proposition of most businesses is based on what they do well. In many cases, focusing on what the company does--the products they make or the services they offer--is neither differentiating nor compelling. Even more problematic, many value propositions do not offer clear benefits to the problems and challenges their customers face.
    In this podcast, we will discuss creating value propositions on the “how” businesses create value instead of “what” they do. Codifying, packaging, and branding a company’s service components can often deliver a message which is more compelling and differentiating. And what’s more, codifying the way customers are serviced is a great way to integrate operations, sales, and marketing.
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    Today’s Participants:
    You can connect with Mark Coronna through LinkedIn here:https://www.linkedin.com/in/markcoronna/
    Guest: Dennis Bailen, Partner & CMO, Chief Outsidersdbailen@chiefoutsiders.com 
    https://thepracticalcmo.com/ep-24-brand-the-how-not-the-what/

    • 33 min
    Lies, Damned Lies, and Marketing

    Lies, Damned Lies, and Marketing

    This podcast is a very unusual but realistic view of what Marketing does well and what it doesn’t do well. You’ve been promised big results with a quick turnaround. You’ve been told that social media is a silver bullet for increased sales (so far, you haven’t seen an impact). Your marketing team and vendors have overpromised and underdelivered, and you’re disappointed. You’re frustrated.
    Perhaps you’re close to giving up on marketing entirely, but something tells you that you shouldn’t—you just need to know how to use it wisely.
    In Lies, Damned Lies, and Marketing, Atul Minocha reveals the root causes of your frustration and provides you with the insight you need to utilize your marketing dollars for real results.
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    Today’s Participants:You can connect with Mark Coronna through LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markcoronna/ 
    Guest: Atul Minocha, Partner& CMO, Chief Outsiders
    aminocha@chiefoutsiders.comAtul Minocha | LinkedIn
    https://thepracticalcmo.com/ep-23-lies-damne…es-and-marketing/
    Related ResourcesAmazon.com: Lies, Damned Lies, and Marketing: Separate Fact from Fiction and Drive Growth

    • 33 min

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