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Yearly Archives: 2015

18: Marketing’s Role in Building a Great Workplace, The War for Talent, The Future of B2B Marketing

Steven Handmaker, Chief Marketing Officer of Assurance, one of the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerage operations in the U.S., sat down with Alan Hart. Steven discusses how Assurance has become recognized as a “best place” to work and what is marketing’s role in driving a “rock star” culture. We move to talk about the world of […]

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17: Marketing Talent, The Future of Marketing Leadership, Buick & Allen Edmonds Case Studies

Part 2 with Kimberly Whitler, Forbes contributor and Assistant Marketing Professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, sat down with Alan Hart to discuss her recent research looking at company performance, corporate board composition and the CMO. Did you know purely analytical CMOs are correlated to poor company performance? What is the future […]

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16: Corporate Boards, Future CMOs and Impact on Company Performance

Part 1 with Kimberly Whitler, Forbes contributor and Assistant Marketing Professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, sat down with Alan Hart to discuss her recent research looking at company performance, corporate board composition and the CMO. Did you know purely analytical CMOs are correlated to poor company performance? Did you know […]

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15: Gary Osifchin, Portfolio Lead, Biscuits NA, Mondelez – Honey Maid Brand

Honey Maid is a classic, all-American brand that’s been part of families lives since 1925. But by 2013 it was seen as old-fashioned. Our challenge was to re-position Honey Maid as a modern snacking brand for today’s families. We drew a parallel between the brand and modern day families, recognizing that despite a lot of […]

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14: Chris Balach, Team Leader, Shopper Marketing & Consumer Promotions, Wrigley (former Sr. Brand Manager, Extra Gum & Mints)

Chris Balach, senior brand manager of Extra Gum, sat down with Alan Hart to discuss his recent Effie win. Gum had been in a 2-year decline. Extra, one of the category’s largest brands, had been declining for even longer. That changed dramatically when Extra stopped following the conventional gum script and started to infuse the […]

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12: Veronica Parker-Hahn, VP of Marketing at Oscar Insurance

Tips, advice, and insights from the industry’s top, award-winning marketers. “Oscar’s problem with the healthcare industry is that it’s viewed as inhumane. The industry doesn’t really focus on the individual, and it’s hard to navigate,” says Veronica Parker-Hahn, Vice President of Marketing at Oscar Insurance speaking to Alan Hart. “And we saw a great opportunity […]

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11: Linda Lee, Global Advertising and Brand Director at GE Capital

Linda Lee, GE Capital’s Global Advertising and Brand Director, sits down with Alan Hart. Linda and the rest of her team recently took home an Effie at this year’s Effie Awards Gala in New York, for their work which centered around the financial giant’s differential value proposition – the fact that GE does more than […]

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