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10 Things You Can Still Do to Make CTIA Your Best Show Ever

Aug 23, 2016

By Sue O'Keefe

CTIA Super Mobility 2016 is right around the corner, and for many companies in the mobile, wireless, telecom, IT and IoT industries, it’s one of the top trade shows of the year. While the days are ticking away, there is still time to make an impression and gain awareness for your company, regardless of whether you’re exhibiting, speaking or just attending.

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Topics: marketing, social media, Twitter, Trade shows

Six Key Steps to Cultivating Thought Leadership

Jun 29, 2016

By Sue O'Keefe

Cultivating Thought Leadership is like any other marketing campaign—it contains distinct elements, rolled out over a specific period of time. It’s also different from many campaigns you’ve probably worked on, in that you are raising the profile of a specific person, not a company. Because of that, your Thought Leadership campaigns should be separate and distinct from your ongoing Industry Leadership campaigns. (Not sure the difference? We’ve defined each of them here).

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Topics: social media, Thought Leadership, content marketing, public relations

The Eight Key Qualities of Thought Leaders

Jun 20, 2016

By Sue O'Keefe

Thought Leadership. The term conjures up images of Ted Talks, keynote presentations, big stages, book tours… It may seem like an attractive proposition, being a Thought Leader… but do you really have what it takes? Do you even want to be a Thought Leader?

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Topics: Thought Leadership

MWC is a Few Weeks Away - It’s Time to Get Social

Feb 3, 2016

By Sue O'Keefe

Mobile World Congress is just a few weeks away, and while you’re inevitably getting buried in last-minute details, it’s time to take a little time and think about how you can drive more interest in your company at the show. The answer: a strong social media campaign. You don’t need to be in Barcelona yet to start generating a buzz. In fact, if you wait until then, you might not get the ROI you want. Getting starting NOW will help you get a jump on building relationships with prospective clients before the conference even begins.

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Guerrilla Trade Show Marketing at MWC (Ways to Stand Out at Your Stand, and Beyond)

Jan 21, 2016

By Sue O'Keefe

If you’re one of the 2,200+ companies exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in February (or at any big tradeshow, for that matter), getting your voice heard and getting your message remembered is difficult for all but the biggest companies with the largest stands. That means 2,000+ companies need some outside-the-box thinking, not only for their event booth, but for their overall marketing presence at the show. Brochures and business cards are great takeaways, but it should be what your product or solution can do for their business that stands out in their minds.

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Are Blind Case Studies Worth the Time? 5 Tips for Making the Most of Them

Sep 22, 2015

By Sue O'Keefe

You have an awesome product or service and your customers LOVE how your company helps theirs do things better. The problem is, they won’t—or can’t—give you an endorsement via a case study, press release, or even through a quote for your website. Big problem, right?

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Five Ways to Market Better in an ‘Internet of Things’ World

Aug 27, 2015

By Sue O'Keefe

The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding and poised continue that incredible growth over the next few years, with everything you can imagine becoming connected to each other and to the Internet. The industry spans just about everything we touch, from smart home components such as connected refrigerators and home lighting systems, to connected cars that can monitor driving patterns and provide infotainment, to industrial applications, such as monitoring and reporting on progress and issues at remote oil, gas and mining locations.

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5 Reasons to Start Writing Case Studies Today

Apr 28, 2015

By Sue O'Keefe

You know case studies are one of the best ways to showcase your company’s strengths, so why are they always on the back burner?

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Five Ways to be Your Company’s MWC Rock Star While Never Leaving the Office

Feb 12, 2015

By Sue O'Keefe

Your team is at Mobile World Congress, arguably one of the biggest trade shows of the year for most companies. They’re schmoozing with customers, eating great dinners every night and having an all-around good time. You’ve been left back at the office while they have all the fun.

Yep, life’s not fair, however, the reality is that trade show “fun” usually leaves everyone downright exhausted and wishing they were back in the office in their cushy chair rather than standing eight hours a day, waiting for the enormous taxi line or the Metro, and heading out for three-hour dinner after three-hour dinner.

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Three Reasons It Makes Sense to Have More Than One Blog

Feb 3, 2015

By Sue O'Keefe

You have a blog, and it’s going well—you’re able to keep up with posting a few times a week, and have even convinced different team members to chip in once in a while with a unique perspective. And the blog 

is driving new traffic and new leads to your company’s website. So if things are already going well, why would it make sense to add a second blog to the mix?

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