Mommy, Where Does Revenue Come From?

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This weekend I had the first, of what I assume will be many, “talks” with my Daughter. I used the exact same book my Mom read to me. It’s perfect for explaining to a 7-year the science behind reproduction. And with the exception of how a family is defined, the book is still fairly accurate. […]

Sometimes the Best Event Learnings Occur in the Peripheral

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This past week I attended the SiriusDecisions Summit. It’s an event filled with top analysts, thought leaders, forward-focused companies, and eager business leaders. During the week long event I took copious notes and even tweeted out 73 Key Tweetable Takeaways. As I sat down to digest all of the information I ingested, I began to […]

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Join Me at the Content Marketing Strategies Conference

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Marketing and PR professionals from companies of all sizes will gather at the 3rd annual Content Marketing Strategies Conference, hosted by, to gain practical ‘how to’ advice on content marketing SEO, content distribution optimization, content ROI, and learn from case studies by brands including Red Hat, New Belgium Brewing, FOX’s hit show Glee and […]


He’s Just Not That Into You; Improving the Relationship Between Marketing and Sales

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Inspiration hits you at the oddest moments. Our marketing team recently decided to submit for an award. The award recognizes marketing teams that have worked to strengthen the relationship between sales and marketing. For those that have worked in either, or in my case, both departments, you know that there often exists animosity. Sales feels […]


Occupy Sesame Street: Can We Define “Fair”?

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“Monica, give your brother his toy back!”, “Christian, share the popcorn with Monica!”, “I want you both to take turns with the bike!”. Their response? “That’s not fair!” Not a day goes by that I don’t hear “That’s not fair” expelled in a whiny voice. I’ve learned over time that it’s impossible to make both […]


The State Of Our Union

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I was assigned the painstaking task of taking both of my kids to their annual wellness appointment. Finding time away from work can be difficult so I decided to take both children to the same appointment. Because they are now 3 years old and 4 years old I assumed they would be much easier to […]


Criss Cross Applesauce Hands Off Your Laptop

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At the end of a busy day the kids like to relax with a story before bed.  We all gather around our fireplace and the kids sit, listening intently, as my Husband reads tales of Huck Finn, James and his giant peach, and that Indian who was living in the cupboard.  False!  Story time typically […]

Clean Your Plate

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Every parent has uttered to their kids, at one time or another, “Eat your food.  There are some children who don’t have anything to eat.” or “You should be grateful for all you have, some people don’t have a place to live or toys to play with”.  We try to instill in our children an […]

What Spider-Man Taught Me About Business

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On our third date my husband (boyfriend at the time) introduced me to his comic book room.  He said he wanted to “get the awkwardness out of the way”.  As I looked around the room filled with boxes of old comics, shelves of action figures, and the Spider-Man quilt draped across the guest bed I […]

Time And Punishment

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I spent an entire afternoon scolding one of my children through “terrible twos tantrums”.  “Get off that! Don’t climb up there! Put that down! Eat your food! Go to bed!” and on and on and on.  I tried my best to stay ahead of the bad behavior.  I worked on preventing the tantrum from occurring […]