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Marketing today is more complex and nuanced than ever before. Whether you’re a CMO for a national brand or at the helm of an entrepreneurial startup and wearing all the many hats of sales and marketing, business isn’t just about the bottom line and a great deal goes into what it means to be at the helm of marketing decisions.
Welcome to Integrate & Ignite, a podcast that has proudly hosted some of the country’s most influential marketing leaders. Every week CEOs and CMOs; marketing and sales directors; social and digital and PR gurus; influencer experts; automation mavens; and masters of lead generation and conversion – from brands such as General Motors, IBM, McDonald’s, and Netsuite – share their wisdom and insight. Over the years the podcast has had over 60,000 downloads; each episode crafted to make you think, to spark “aha!” moments, and to illustrate just how important a truly integrated marketing strategy is to success and longevity.
About your Show Host
Lori Jones
President & CEO – Avocet
With more than twenty-five years of experience, Lori Jones is a marketing executive and recognized leader in integrated communications in the digital age. Her experience shifting perceptions – for building brands for a share of heart and positioning companies for share of market – enable her to contribute a strong understanding of the intricacies of the motivators of today’s buyer. Her experience with national and local brands enable her to contribute a strong understanding of the intricacies of today’s consumer and business motivators.
Lori is a founding member of the Forbes Agency Council, and under her leadership the agency has been named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses by ColoradoBiz magazine multiple times, been included in The Denver Business Journal’s list of Top 25 Advertising Agencies in the state, and been named to BizWest’s Mercury 100 list year-over-year. And, in 2020 Lori was inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame.

EVERY EPISODE ILLUSTRATES JUST HOW IMPORTANT A TRULY INTEGRATED BUSINESS AND MARKETING STRATEGY IS TO SUCCESS AND LONGEVITY.

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Recent Podcasts

Episode 380: The Four Tenets of Storytelling with Michael Ashford, director of marketing at The Receptionist

“Placing yourself in the story you’re trying to tell is where marketers hit gold.”   Listen & Learn: The four tenets of strategic storytelling. The importance of people-first storytelling. The power of narrative. Why it’s never about what you make or why you make it. It’s not about selling a story; it’s about telling a […]

Episode 380: Embracing the Creative Mindset with Ben Ingham of Peraton

“You can’t expect that the expected is going to do what you need it to do.”   Listen & Learn: How thinking divergently fosters growth. Tying bold creative strategies to growth. How to become your clients’ creative agent. Why curiosity is the most important element of all creative strategies. What defines the creative mindset. Why […]

Episode 379: Embracing the Creative Resurgence with Cody Gillund of Experian Partner Solutions

“Direct marketing does not work without brand awareness and brand awareness is driven by creative.”   Listen & Learn: Tips for measuring your creative’s ROI. The tools you need to measure the impact of your creative. The importance of having a “creative minimum standard.” Why it’s important to not rely on creative for creative’s sake. […]

ABOUT OUR PODCASTS

Episode 380: The Four Tenets of Storytelling with Michael Ashford, director of marketing at The Receptionist

“Placing yourself in the story you’re trying to tell is where marketers hit gold.”   Listen & Learn: The four tenets of strategic storytelling. The importance of people-first storytelling. The power of narrative. Why it’s never about what you make or why you make it. It’s not about selling a story; it’s about telling a […]

Episode 379: Embracing the Creative Resurgence with Cody Gillund of Experian Partner Solutions

“Direct marketing does not work without brand awareness and brand awareness is driven by creative.”   Listen & Learn: Tips for measuring your creative’s ROI. The tools you need to measure the impact of your creative. The importance of having a “creative minimum standard.” Why it’s important to not rely on creative for creative’s sake. […]

Episode 378:Navigating the SEO and Content Marketing Landscape with Ryo Chiba of Topic

“People are looking for trustworthy content to guide their decision making.”   Listen & Learn: Where marketers are getting wrong, and where they are getting it right when it comes to leveraging the power of SEO, AI, and content. How to think about content with AI in mind. How marketers can benefit from a more […]

Episode 377: Performance Marketing with David Stellato of DFO Global Performance Commerce

  “Make sure to properly test the local market before you go full scale.”   Listen & Learn: The elements of performance marketing. The difference in focus between traditional marketing and performance marketing. Navigating GDPR when marketing internationally. The international markets that are easiest to work with. The importance of developing a proper customer journey […]

Episode 376: Igniting Demand-Gen with Go-to-market Engineer Mark Donnigan

  “When you’re out there shouting, and everyone else is shouting, is it a surprise that no one can hear?”   Listen & Learn: The four steps to the “flywheel” funnel. All about consensus creation. The one framework all marketers need to understand. How to boost demand-gen and topline revenue. Why marketers need to define […]

Episode 375: When Marketing Drives Revenue with Go-to-market Engineer Mark Donnigan

  “The reason why companies fail is NOT because of the product or the technology. It’s because they fail to understand that…they have to engineer their marketing.”   Listen & Learn: The essence of category design. Why some brands make the mistake of leading with parity. The role of marketing in demand generation. Understanding the […]

Episode 374: Conversational Marketing with Vince De Benedetto of Automated Dreams

  “Conversational marketing allows you to have conversations with your customers along the whole journey.”   Listen & Learn: The advances in AI that are helping brands connect to their customers. The Don’ts and Dos of conversational marketing. How to get chat marketing wins out of the gate. The benefits of the flexibility of conversational […]

Episode 373: Publishing as a Key Component to a Thought Leadership Strategy with Ken Schuetz of Aligned Influence

  “New knowledge is always built on something we already know and then extending it.”   Listen & Learn: How thought leadership is based on new knowledge. The importance of not publishing a book before it’s ready. Building credibility through thought leadership. Why content is critical to help grow your brand through a thought leadership […]

Episode 372: Earning Credibility Through Strategic News Release Distribution with Mickie Kennedy of eReleases

“Don’t do PR in a silo.” Listen & Learn: How PR and earned media strategies should be part of your integrated marketing approach. The credibility of third-party endorsement. Why you need to incorporate influencers into your PR strategy. Milestone releases. What would make an editor or producer ignore a release. Why it’s important to be […]

Episode 371: The Psychology Behind Marketing with Author Roger Hall

“I am a bigger fan of fear than most people.”    Listen & Learn: Why fear is an important emotion. The difference between fear and anxiety. Turning fear into positive strategic wins. How to soothe your audience. The one thing all marketers should STOP doing. The power strategy of pairing something new with something familiar […]

Episode 370: Rethinking Your Influencer Approach with Drew Vernon of ToniesUSA

  “If you get the circumstances right and you find the right influencer, you can make a very powerful program.”   Listen & Learn: The three “must-dos” of a successful influencer marketing strategy. Why consistency and authenticity are the basis for an influencer marketing strategy. The myths of influencer marketing. Defining what an influencer is […]

Episode 369: The Five “Must Be’s” of Marketing with Lisa Morris of Dapicon

  “Originality comes from within.”   Listen & Learn: Why marketers must be original. The five “Must Be’s” every marketer needs to embrace. Tips for staying focused and grounded in the midst of change. Staying relevant. Why bending the rules is a good thing   Lisa Morris is the director of marketing at Dapicon Inc., […]

Episode 368: Rising Above the Sea of Sameness With Bold and Brave Brand Strategies with Michael Keplinger of SmashBrand

  “A brand is defined in a consumer’s mind and that takes time.”   Listen & Learn: Products don’t sell themselves. Why being bold and brave strategies win the day. How to rise above the sea of sameness and differentiation your brand in the marketplace. Understanding the intersection between a well-planned brand strategy and brand […]

Episode 367: AI-Generated Content Marketing with Jeff Coyle of MarketMuse

  “Start thinking about how your content is created and stop thinking about it as a replacement.”   Listen & Learn: Why a Subject Matter Expert is the most important asset a business has. The Natural Language Generation tools that improve AI content. The difference between Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Generation. Understanding content […]

Episode 366: Ramping Up Exponential Growth For Your Brand With Dr. James Richardson of Premium Growth Solutions

  “The best way to succeed is to have a brilliantly designed innovation that is well-timed in the market.”   Listen & Learn: How to time your go-to-market strategy. Why exponential growth is based on creating heavy users out of your initial fans. How to overcome the mental and cultural obstacles of what an innovative […]

Episode 365: The Importance of Visual Identity with Ian Bower of Graphic Rhythm

  “One of the easiest ways to passively communicate confidence and inspire confidence is through a consistent visual presence.”   Listen & Learn: Deliver the expected and the unexpected through innovative design strategies. The importance of brand continuity when defining your visual identity. Why a strong visual presence is important to inspire confidence in your […]

Episode 364: Emotional Marketing with Brian Gregory of ADMANITY.com

“You can’t sell your brand to the world until you understand what attracts the world to your brand.”   Listen & Learn: The 15 primal emotions that are most likely to drive purchasing behavior. How small brands can go from “zeros to heroes” with the right emotional marketing strategies. How once you speak to the […]

Episode 363: Ghostwriting as Part of Your Marketing Strategies with Writer Laura Gale

  “The role of the ghostwriter is to be a vessel between you and your audience.”   Listen & Learn: The three-part technical process for defining voice when ghostwriting. Writing a book is not an early-stage strategy. How a ghostwriter is an advocate for the reader. The advantages of having a ghostwriter on your team. […]

Episode 362: How to Boost SEO Through Reputation Management with Bryan Phelps of Big Leap

“Your home page isn’t your home page anymore. The first page of your branded search is your home page.”   Listen & Learn: Why what shows up in a search is just as important as what’s NOT showing up. The importance of creating positive content and assets that show up on the SEO side. Tips […]

Episode 361: Internal Brand Alignment with Christopher Wallace of InnerView

“Everyone has selling and marketing and to be the face of your organization at all times.”   Listen & Learn: Where some companies get misaligned with their internal teams when it comes to the brand. Why inside sales and outside sales messaging is different. What is the brand transfer score? Why frontline teams often ignore […]

Episode 360: Tips for Hiring an Agency for Your Brand with Mike Krass of MKG Marketing

“You have to build trust from the very first moment you meet.”   Listen & Learn: How to ensure that an agency you hire is a true strategic partner. Tips for negotiating media pricing with an agency. Accountability, trust, and transparency: essential elements when engaging an agency. Why it’s important to know if there are […]

Episode 359: Controlling the Narrative and Defining Your Personal Brand With Personal Branding Strategist Claire Bahn

“Part of Googling yourself is if nothing shows up, a lot of people are going to ask why, and that’s a bad thing.”   Listen & Learn: The importance of consistency across social channels How to leverage your personal brand to gain authority How to manage your social presence Tips for controlling the narrative Why […]

Episode 358: Data Privacy with Abbey Schoenberg of Fancy.com

“Individuals are watching their privacy and trying to find different ways to engage and to find brands that feel less push and more pull.”   Listen & Learn: How privacy data is turning marketing strategies upside down. How the consumer is getting smarter in the digital space. Different generation’s expectations regarding privacy and brand affiliation. […]

Episode 357: Growing Your B2B Brand With Michelle Bank of NuSpire

“You can’t just say it. You have to have proof.”   Listen & Learn: Five tips for creating a powerful B2B marketing strategy. The importance of being realistic in setting your goals. What to look for in a team. Know your audience. Three kinds of content.  Michelle Bank is chief marketing officer at NuSpire in […]

Episode 356: Five Steps to Take Before You Spend Money on Google Ads With Pamela Wagner of Ajala Digital

“You have to grab them in that first moment of discovery because if you don’t then somebody else will do it.”   Listen & Learn: The importance of customer acquisition funnel. How you can win the testing and scaling acquisition game. How to budget for an effective Google ads campaign. The difference between content targeting […]

Episode 355: Powerful Logos That Get Your Brand Noticed With Richard Lau of Logo.com

“As a small business you need to communicate your name. You don’t want them to remember the cuteness of your logo; you need them to remember your name and remember it with a feeling.”   Listen & Learn: The psychology behind a logo. The advantages of doing a logo refresh vs. an entirely new design […]

Episode 354: Understanding Group-Think and Personalized Marketing with Eric Reed of reed5group

  “On the receiving end of what we’re putting out for marketing, that’s where the behavior has been disrupted for the people we’re trying to connect with.”   Listen & Learn: The elements of a personalized marketing strategy. How curiosity and challenging the status quo to impact positive change. What can you do to create […]

Episode 353: Creating Powerful Virtual Events with Jonathan Kazarian of Accelevents

“Community is global.”   Listen & Learn: Five tips for using virtual events to develop your brand. How to maintain the “human touch” at a virtual event. How to navigate hybrid events. How to prove the value of virtual and hybrid events. Using virtual events to engage customers. How to Bring Your Own Audience to […]

Episode 352: Personalized Videos as Part of Your Sales and Marketing Funnel with Oliver Bridge of Bonjoro

“Who’s going to ignore a video that was recorded especially for them?”   Listen & Learn: The specifics of conversion tactics, activation tactics, and growth tactics. Why authenticity so important when creating a personalized video strategy. How personalized videos drive action. The best ways to use personalized video to reach your audience at each and […]

Episode 351: Thought Leadership and Ruffling Feathers with Matt Johnson

“You want to lead through ideas and concepts as opposed to leading by transferring emotion, energy, and enthusiasm.”   Listen & Learn: Why thought leaders are natural teachers. The three stages of influence. The tipping point of influence. Get seen, get noticed, and get known. Why it’s important to ruffle some feathers. How to decide […]

Episode 350: Marketing Bravery with Rachel Garcia of Terumo BCT

“There’s no downside for you to becoming (the content owner), and talking to customers.”   Listen & Learn: How to measure what matters. Tips for inspiring bravery. The importance of talking to your customers. How to become the content owner. Why it’s important to challenge the status quo. The importance of finding your tribe of […]

Episode 349: Lead Gen in a Virtual Trade Show World with Christina Wegner of Vollrath

“Because there’s so much virtual noise today because we’re all at home, LinkedIn notes and connections are more important than ever.”   Listen & Learn: How to collect clean data from a virtual trade show. How to drive virtual trade show attendees to your protocol. Making sure your sales team is aligned and using LinkedIn […]

Episode 348: Consumer-first Marketing with Jesus Valdez of Pilgrim’s Pride

“You don’t have a right to win if you don’t meet the points of parity.”   Listen & Learn: Why it’s important to listen to your audience FIRST. The four steps to setting out a long-term consumer-focused strategy. Putting the consumer at the center of everything you do. Casting your vision. Defining your audience and […]

Episode 347: Bringing the Fortune 100 Experience to the Startup Environment with Brandon Porras of Kodiak Cakes

“Create a direct-to-consumer network before you sell in-store.”   Listen & Learn: Tips for striking that hard-to-achieve balance between direct-to-consumer and brick-and-mortar. Customer segments and how to approach each. The value of in-store demos and roadshows. Making your marketing more efficient so that you can scale your small business into a bigger business. The process […]

Episode 346: Eight Secrets to Bold Marketing with Suzanne Chadwick

“Being bold is about going against the grain, moving forward without fear.”   Listen & Learn: Eight secrets to bold marketing. Moving your brand from boring to brave. The importance of building relationships. Amplifying your sales through brave strategies. Why it’s important to study other brands, even those outside your industry, to see how they […]

Episode 345: The Marketing Revolution with Digital Guru, Tony Guarnaccia

“If you don’t have the data, your first step is to get it.”   Listen & Learn: Prioritizing your products and services to determine your markets. The life-time value of a buyer and the importance of focusing on loyalty and referrals. Six Steps to Results Compounding. The tools that help you understand what is happening […]

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It’s time to be fearless. It’s time to be bold. Call today and ignite your success! 303.678.7102.

LONGMONT (Headquarters)

425 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

DENVER

2373 Central Park Blvd, Ste 100
Denver, CO 80231
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