I made my maiden voyage to Wisconsin last week. Known as the Credit Union Mecca, Madison is home to CUNA, CUNA Mutual, WOCCU, CUES and the Filene Research. Matt Davis gave me the grand tour while I was there. It was a pretty cool trip.Read More
Five years ago this week, Larissa Walkiw and I presented at the 2008 CUES Execu/Summit in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Fast forward to 2013 and I'm back for another go. This time in Snowmass Village, Colorado which is just down the road from Aspen.Read More
I am presenting a webinar for Andera on Wednesday, November 28 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern.Read More
I returned home from my longest road trip yet. It was fantastic, uplifting and exhausting. Over the course of 11 days, I attended four events, each one progressively larger.Read More
Last Wednesday, after my trip to the Montego Bay, Jamaica for the CCCU and CUES International Convention, I flew to Rapid City, South Dakota for the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas 2012 Annual Summit.Read More
Earlier this year, I received an email from Ralph Wharton, the General Manager of the Confederation of Caribbean Credit Unions (CCCU) asking me to come speak in Jamaica. It didn't take me long to hit reply with a resounding yes!Read More
I just got back from a great trip. I attended four very different conferences in four days all in my timezone! An IT governance course in Vancouver, Filene i3 in San Francisco, FinovateSpring in San Francisco and the National Cooperative Grocers Association Marketing Matters in Portland.Read More
Try saying that headlne ten times fast! Mike Lawson of CUBroadcast interviewed me about the CU Water Cooler Symposium.Read More
If you are a credit union marketer, this post is likely not for you. But if you are a marketing agency or design firm owner, then this post is definitely for you!
After being in business for ten years, I attended How Magazine's inaugral Mind Your Own Business conference in Cancun, Mexico in 2000. It was a watershed moment in my professional life. Up until that point, my business had grown like wildfire, but it felt like a handful of mud. If you've every tried to keep a handful of mud from slipping through your fingers you know what I mean! In design school I was taught how to design, not how to run a business and my first decade in business was an adventure in figuring things out in complete isolation.
I learned so much at that those three days in Mexico. It was amazing. I have attended three more MYOB Conferences since and each one has been incredible. It's not cheap, but worth every penny.
Fast forward ten years later and I've been asked to speak at this year's MYOB Conference in New York. I am totally honored and excited by the opportunity.
As a speaker, I’d like to invite you to join me at this year’s event being held October 12 to 14 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.
Tailored specifically to address the challenges faced by creative-firm principals and owners, this one-of-a-kind business conference offers ways to improve your corporate positioning, grow your bottom line and realize your firm’s potential. Trust me, you'll learn a ton and meet other people in your situation.
For complete session descriptions, speaker info and everything else you need to know, visit www.MYOBconference.com.
And be sure to use discount code MTM10 to get an additional $100 off the registration rate. See you in New York!
This past Friday morning I presented in front of about 1,500 credit union CEOs and directors at the 33rd Annual Directors' Convention. This was definitely the largest crowd I have ever been in front of. I am the little scared dot on the stage in this photo!
The subject was Young, Free and Super-charged: Building social media campaigns that work. It was basically an overview of my thoughts on social media marketing for credit unions and a recap of the lessons learned from our eight live Young & Free regions.
I promised the folks in the audience that I would have these slides online after my presentation. Suffice it to say that the flaky hotel Internet access had other plans for me!