Mike Swainey

Who’s In Your “Coaching Tree?”

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Paul Brown. Bill Walsh. Mike Holmgren. These are the names typically associated with mentoring and developing some of the best coaching minds in football. While Paul Brown’s “coaching tree” is legendary, Bill Walsh’s is probably better known to current football fans. As part of the...
Nikki Flores

ID’s Creative Team Puts the “Holla” Back in Halloween

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QUESTION: What does a dragon, a lumberjack and Daria have in common? ANSWER: They’re all winners of ID’s Annual Costume Contest! We had an eclectic group of costumes yesterday -- ranging from Rosie the Riveter to a Unicorn Beanie Baby, and everything in-between. And when the entire...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Budgeting and Planning Season for Marketing Executives

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Ah… You can feel it in the air, can’t you? This is the time of year when you start hearing the furtive stirrings of C-suite professionals in their caves. They’re humbled by how great, or unexpected, or weird, or hard the current year is. And...

Startupland: Advice for Founders, CEOs and Marketers from Yours Truly

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Denver Startup Week happened last week. It was my first time attending it, honestly, what a great event! It was pretty cool to feel the passionate, hopeful, nervous, sometimes-awkward energy that emerges when you mash up a mix of founders, developers, marketers, designers, investors, press people, job…

Theo Romeo

Modern Marketing Confessional E01: I hate the customer journey

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The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Intelligent Demand, its CEO, his dog Izzy, or Izzy’s imaginary friend Kyle, who’s writing his dissertation on trash-eating and employee-lunch thievery....
Tiffany Fitzgerald

A Beginner’s Guide to the Complex and Often Strange World of Intelligent Demand

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I spent the first part of my career in journalism. And sure, there’s some stuff to get used to. Like, we spell “lead” “lede,” and instead of saying “paragraph” we say “graf.” And, instead of starting a critique like, “This piece is good, but..,” we...

Healthcare Marketers, It’s Time to Transform

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In healthcare, extraordinary technology and innovative strategies exist side-by-side with last century’s tools, systems, and out-of-date status quo. This old world / new world dichotomy makes healthcare operations difficult and confusing. And it’s the same with healthcare marketing. The promise and payoff of modern marketing often…