On Monday's episode, we welcomed Sylvia Montgomery, CPSM to talk to us about how original research can be used as a content marketing tool. For today's Double Dip, we’re back with Sylvia to learn more about how her career, and how she went from a graphic designer to a brand and marketing expert in the professional services niche.
As consumers in a data-driven world, we are all more informed than ever before. Buying a new camera? Check out Consumer Reports. Thinking about trying a new restaurant? Not before seeing it's Yelp rating. Whether we know it or not, we're constantly conducting original research to learn more about companies, products, and services before we invest our time and money. But as marketers - or professional services firms - we don't always apply that same level of due diligence when making decisions that impact our clients or marketing strategies. Today we're excited to be chatting with Sylvia Montgomery, CPSM, Senior Partner with Hinge about conducting original research, and how you can leverage your findings to create value for your firm.
Susan has come a long way from being a shy English teacher to today, an inspirational presentation coach for AEC firms across the country. On today's double dip, she is sharing some great stories and advice she's learned along her glamorous journey.
As in-house marketers, we're often the go-to internal resource on coaching technical staff for presentations - be it for a client interview, speaking opportunity or internal meeting. And while most of us are natural-born communicators, presentations bring unique challenges. Before we can coach others, we must be great presenters ourselves. That's why we're excited to welcome Susan Murphy of Murphy Motivation and Training to the podcast this week to share her valuable insight surrounding her 20-years as a presentation coach.
We're back with Heather Davis, Managing Director of Brand + Culture and MGAC, to learn about her career journey - and how a design background has led to her current marketing role in the AEC industry.
If you've made it to this point in your career and have never faced a difficult conversation in the workplace, I'd say you've most likely either avoided them or you're simply a lucky individual! Whether related to performance issues, personality conflicts, or a hostile work environment - these confrontational discussions are by no means easy, but extremely necessary. Learning how to face these direct conversations head on is an important step in everyone's career, and we're excited to be chatting with Heather Davis this week to hear about her experience and tactful approach.