Posts Under: Elizabeth Green

How Brief Media Combines Business Success with Doing Good

Don't focus on the frills, advised VR Ferose, SVP and head of SAP Engineering Academy, in a recent article in Forbes titled 5 Radical Ideas to Re-Imagine Conferences. "When a conference is all about free T-shirts, stickers and lots of giveaways, be a little skeptical. While a bit of nudging is always helpful, overdoing it can be counter-productive. Remember all those lanyards, plastic covers for IDs, plastic bottles, and other swags we got from various events over many years?" Especially in these environmentally conscious times, turning your attention to a community project can attract more people or give them something more tangible to remember. "Audiences have an innate want to be a part of something," said Nina Gomez, head of operations, Singapore, CWT Meetings & Events. "They don't want be on the sidelines anymore, they want to be a part of something bigger." In all types of media—B2B, consumer, association—publishers are increasingly embracing the wider ...

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Experimentation Stands Tall Amid 4 Pillars of Innovation

"This powerful mantra - [fail often to succeed sooner] - exemplifies the deep bias for action," says consultant Jeffrey Cufaude of Idea Architects. "I prefer to reframe it from as failing often (which focuses on the outcome) to experimenting more (which focuses on the process) and expecting and being okay with some things not working as anticipated."

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Developing Customer-Friendly New Products

"We need to rethink the relationship we have with paying readers," writes Jim Brady, CEO of Spirited Media and public editor of ESPN, in NiemanLab's wonderful Predictions for Journalism 2018 series. "It's not enough for us to say, 'What we do is important, and you to help fund it.' We need to listen to and engage with those who we're asking to support us. Put another way: We can't just be of the people; we need to be with them."

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Choose Your Words Carefully, Green Advises, One of Which Can Be 'No'

At our BIMS conference last month, Elizabeth Green, CEO of Brief Media—a leading publisher in the veterinary medicine field—delivered a keynote titled Disrupting Goliath: Tales of a Small Cap Media Innovator. "I've spent my entire tenure as a publisher watching Goliath," she said. What she learned helped her to build one of the top brands in the field.

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Renewal Drivers From CQ Roll Call and Brief Media

"You have to be proactive and anticipate what a client wants even before they know they want it," Kristina Dorsey, client director at CQ Roll Call, told us at a Customer Onboarding and Retention event earlier this year. "It's about making sure that our clients are educated on our value proposition, and know that we're the only one doing this—legislative tracking, advocacy, and news and analysis—as well as keeping up with what's going on with the market."

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