thought leadership

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Master the DEMI Model for Marketing Success

It’s fast, it’s easy to use, it’s the marketing tool of the next millennium! Okay, it’s not, and it isn’t even a real word. But here’s another axiom born in the fires of Fifteen4 that we think is pretty effective. It started as a quick way for us to remind our account...

Master the DEMI Model for Marketing Success

Master the DEMI Model for Marketing Success

It’s fast, it’s easy to use, it’s the marketing tool of the next millennium! Okay, it’s not, and it isn’t even a real word. But here’s another axiom born in the fires of Fifteen4 that we think is pretty effective. It started as a quick way for us to remind our account...

Let’s talk about scope creep

Let’s talk about scope creep

Let’s talk about scope creep. It’s not the latest villain in a summer superhero movie, but it can be just as menacing to your projects. Scope creep happens when everybody THINKS they’ve agreed on what they wanted at the start of a project, but then, like that one...

Got BANT?

Got BANT?

More than an acronym, B.A.N.T. was a sales methodology originally developed by IBM to help their team prioritize leads and opportunities for the company. There are a ton of resources available on this method, but here’s the TL;DR version. Unless your target has...

you just got acquired?!

you just got acquired?!

If there are two words that describe the dynamic, supercharged atmosphere of 21st Century business it’s these: Private Equity. If your company has matured beyond a start-up but isn’t large enough to go public, there’s a good chance you’ve either been acquired by a PE...

5 interview best practices

5 interview best practices

Ah, the talking head video. It was all the rage in 2005, as the world thrilled to the sight of interview and direct address videos populating corporate websites around the globe. Twenty years later they don’t feel quite as novel, but they’re still incredibly useful....

brand mindfulness

brand mindfulness

Over the past few years, the word ‘mindfulness’ has been a trending term on our social media channels, in podcasts, celebrity interviews, and maybe even during our IRL (that’s ‘in real life,’ for the over-40 crowd) conversations. But what does it actually mean?...

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