In this issue, we are leaning over the balcony of the penthouse with a big glass bowl and a fish, our partner in crime this issue is Robert Rose. But why are we standing here with a fish?
The Swimming Pool
Our special place in hell for all the crap, bullshit acronyms, empty fads and snake oil of marketing – thrown from the penthouse balcony by our Rockstars with a little help from our editor…
Into the Pool #17: Banner Ads
In this issue, barely noticed and infrequently engaged with, is it time to put banner ads out of their lonely misery? Jasmine Martirossian, VP of Marketing at TÜV SÜD America certainly thinks so..
Into the Pool #16 – More Tech Will Fix It
We find ourselves peering over the balcony pondering the fate of the idea that “more tech will fix it”. We hear from a queue of folks on hand to help, will it make a splash?
Into the Pool #15: The Dumb, Creepy Kind
Inspired by our backstage chat with David Howland, we ponder if we should chuck personalization into our portal to marketing hell, or maybe just the dumb, creepy kind.
Into the Swimming Pool #14: Resistance to Change
Ahmed Hasan is our inspiration as we peer over the balcony down to the Rockstar CMO Swimming Pool and we consider chucking “resistance to change” into its shimmering depths.
Into the Pool #13: Surface and no Substance
What would Margaret Molloy, the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Siegel+Gale and top 5 most influential CMO’s like us to chuck into the Rockstar CMO Swimming Pool? We dive in…
Into the Pool #12: Omnichannel for the Sake of Omnichannel
This month, Ian Truscott is inspired by L. Michelle Smith as he looks to heft “omnichannel for the sake of it” off the penthouse balcony.
Into the Pool #11: One and DONE!
This month, Ian Truscott is inspired by Wendy Bryant-Beswick, VP of Marketing at Service Credit Union, and ponders if time is up for ‘one and done’ marketing.
Into the Pool #10: Marketing AI
Casey Petersen is conspiring with Ian Truscott to chuck Marketing AI into the Rockstar CMO swimming pool. Some would say a brave choice as artificial intelligence is such a darling of the current marketing zeitgeist. Do you agree?
Into the Pool #9: The Big Deal Today About Chatbots
This month’s penthouse ruckus has been started by Jeanniey Mullen who suggests that Ian Truscott throw “The big deal today about chatbots” into the Rockstar CMO Swimming pool. Something he seems only too eager to do.
Into the Pool #8: The Crap Other Marketers on the Internet Tell Me to Do
Amber Osborne inspires Ian Truscott this month, as she tires of some of the crap marketing advice that’s being hawked across the internet.
Into the Pool #7: Can We Get Some PR On This?
This month, Ian Truscott has been shooting the shit with Jenni Young. The discussion quickly turned to PR and, well, let’s just say you’d better steer clear of the pool.