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Uplevel Your Marketing Career in One “Easy” Step

We marketers are special, that’s a given; but we also occasionally suffer from the same career plateaus and lack of inspiration that most professionals encounter at least once in their tenure. You know, that blah phase when nothing’s going on with the product, all’s quiet on the industry front, it seems like there’s no newContinue reading “Uplevel Your Marketing Career in One “Easy” Step”

How to Market Yourself as a Job Candidate

Stuck in a job you don’t like? Most candidates scramble to get hired without spending a lot of time thinking about what will really make them happy. Like a good go-to-market strategy for a product or solution, there is a lot that goes into defining, building, and executing a plan to find your dream job.

How I Built a (Marketing) Rocketship

I have always had an entrepreneurial mindset—whether it was adding more readers to my paper route, exponentially increasing our school fundraiser donations, convincing everyone I met that Girl Scout cookies just tasted better, or getting our high school Junior Achievement company to pay for my college. Fortunately I was born and raised in the BayContinue reading “How I Built a (Marketing) Rocketship”

Pro Tip #1 – The Marketer in the Mirror

At its core, what we do as marketers is build awareness and create sales opportunities. Unfortunately, when it comes to our own career trajectory—or even job security—we forget to turn those skills around and use them on ourselves. When trying to land that dream job or go from individual contributor to management, the first stepContinue reading “Pro Tip #1 – The Marketer in the Mirror”

My best interview tips for landing your dream job

First published in NBC’s Grow Your ultimate goal with any interview process is to speak their language and show how you fit. I’m a marketing professional with 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley, and I have interviewed, mentored, advised, and hired hundreds of job candidates.  Very often, it’s easy to look at a careerContinue reading “My best interview tips for landing your dream job”

6 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before Starting a Career In Marketing

I recently did an interview with Authority Magazine. They asked me what are the five things I wish someone told me before I started my marketing career. Thought I’d share those here (and I added one more). You can read the full article here. Empower yourself. No one is going to swish a magic wandContinue reading “6 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before Starting a Career In Marketing”

A Marketer’s Guide to Surviving a Crisis Part Two: A Path for You to Stay Relevant

In Part One of this series, we looked at how you can help your company stay relevant. Next I’d like to deep dive a little more into how to emphasize your impact and the value you bring.  Marketing budgets are still contracting; marketing professionals are still losing their jobs. Even Google announced a few weeksContinue reading “A Marketer’s Guide to Surviving a Crisis Part Two: A Path for You to Stay Relevant”


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