Never has there been a time more relevant for marketers to understand how to harness participation. Companies that focus on motivating individuals to participate with their brand will communicate more fluidly with customers and employees, add more value to both, and compete more effectively in today’s connected world. But doing so will require a new philosophy and new methods. The old, traditional tools originally developed for broadcast mediums, are no longer effective. This new philosophy begins with a fresh start for marketing basics and is a complete mindset shift in how companies and marketers view their world. In 2007, when I left HP and began the Participant Marketing journey, I had no idea just how many instances of participation would reveal themselves, and continue to do so. I will highlight these as I encounter them, and encourage you to participate with me on the journey.


It’s been a long time since I have posted, but as many of you already know, a lot has been going on in the past couple of months. The most amazing has been my move from Performics to Twitter. I

Becoming a Nurturist

black bean tacos

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!  It’s been awhile since I posted, and I have been anxious to write.  Today’s post might be a bit surprising as it’s not about marketing, but instead about me, and it’s timely given the celebration around


We Inspire, We Promote, We Inform. That’s the tagline for WE Magazine for Women –  a popular lifestyle digital magazine and interactive website/blog for women.  See my recent Meet Women in Business interview.


There is still time to register for SES Chicago where I’ll be the keynote speaker on Tuesday morning (11/5) and present a session on Creating Campaigns That Count: The Impact of Converged Media on Wednesday morning (11/6). SES Chicago