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When CEOs Need to be Seen as Thought Leaders (and When They Don’t)

Chief executives don’t have to show deep expertise on societal issues, only deep empathy and action. But CEOs who can convince external and internal audiences of their mastery of critical company issues give their firms a competitive advantage.  By Bob Buday, John Randolph and John Shannon CEOs everywhere are weighing in publicly on burning societal …

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Sharing Best Practices for Small Businesses in Crisis

A website for startups, entrepreneurs and family businesses changed up its strategy and its content to give viewers what they needed most: information to help them survive the pandemic and plan what’s next. Cathy and Bob Buday have worked closely with Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange since its launch in 2014, helping the online resource for small …

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Getting Marketing and Business Development on the Same Page

By Bob Buday, Bernie Thiel, Susan Buddenbaum and Tim Parker Leaders of professional services firms can increase the return on their marketing and sales investments by asking one question: Are marketing and business development on the same team? For most firms, our research and experience tells us the answer is “no.” Although marketing and business …

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Does Your Content Lead to Service Innovation or a Veneer of Expertise?

Even if it’s backed by your best research, your marketing will backfire if you can’t practice what you preach. Companies with savvy marketers spend lots of time determining how to market a piece of compelling “thought leadership” content, especially one based on deep primary research. What blog posts can we create, and what bloggers should we …

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