Bryan Kramer

237 Flips | 2 Magazines | 144 Likes | 10,677 Following | 1,640 Followers | @bryankramer | Mantra: I believe in the power of sharing. CEO of @PureMatter, Author of Human to Human and Shareology #H2H, TED speaker

A Gentleman's C: Email Marketers Grade Themselves On Personalization

Personalization is often discussed as if it were second nature to marketers. But when asked to grade their efforts, only 6% give themselves an A, and …

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Social Media Trends CMOs Need To Keep Their Eyes On

CMOs need to possess a wide range of skill sets in order to be effective. Okay, that ends the ridiculously-obvious portion of our show.<p>The fact is it’s no longer enough to be a Madison Avenue creative thinker who doesn’t know the ins and outs of social media, or understand the power of …

Public Relations

Why Most CMOs Are Set Up To Fail

CMOs are the designated miracle makers. They’re busy innovating, creating strategies, crafting messages, bringing in leads and surrounded by tools and data. The demands facing CMOs can feel impossibly tough, and having to take ownership and accountability for what feels like every decision is …

Chief Marketing Officers

Google’s Duplex AI could kill the call center

The robots on the other side of the customer support line could soon start to sound a lot more human.<p>Google is reportedly shopping its Duplex AI system around as a tool for call centers, according to The Information, including a large insurance company.<p>Duplex would handle simple calls for the …

Artificial Intelligence

Alibaba's new AI can generate 20,000 lines of copy in a second

Step aside humans, your copy writing days are almost done.<p>Chinese tech firm Alibaba has an AI that can generate 20,000 lines of copy (the text you see in an ad) in a second, and has even passed the Turing Test, reports Mumbrella. And it seems that brands, such as Esprit and Texas-based clothing …

Clothing

Science: You Get 150 Friends and 25 Places (So Choose Well)

We all go to a surprisingly small number of places, and that number appears to be fixed.<p>Germans have the concept of the <i>stammtisch</i>. Greeks frequent their <i>stegi</i>. Brits are loyal to their local. Around the world, it seems, people have a tendency to form strong attachments to a neighborhood hang-out. …

University of London

How Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt Digital Marketing (And Why You Should Care)

Blockchain technology is set to disrupt digital marketing in unprecedented ways, making it essential for marketers to keep a close eye on blockchain …

Marketing

AI algorithm teaches a car to drive from scratch in 20 minutes

Wayve's Amar Shah and Alex Kendall believe there's been too much hand-engineering going on as people try to solve the self-driving car problem.<p>"The …

Online Life

3 affordable types of videos to boost your marketing

Want to cut through the messaging clutter and reach potential customers? Use video.<p>Video content can:<p>Make your business more visible in social media …

Social Media

Why Brands Need to Pay Attention to Augmented Reality Now More Than Ever

You probably remember Pokémon Go and the wave of excitement it ushered in just a few years ago for social media and other interactive social …

Marketing

These 100 Companies Are Leading the Way in A.I.

Whether you fear it or embrace it, the A.I. revolution is coming—and it promises to have an enormous impact on the world economy. PwC estimates that …

What If Your Business Was So Intelligent That Nothing Came As A Surprise

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gearing up to help business leaders never be blindsided again. It’s not that AI will prevent hurricanes, worker …

When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

Simple and Effective Leadership Skills That Few People Live

Jack Christianson explains that leadership is all about people. When the leader gets relationships right, everything else falls into place.<p>Leadership, at its core, is extremely simple. Yet very few people are willing to do what it takes to boil leadership down to what it really is.<p>According to …

Leadership

6 Ways to Define and Own Your Power

Hey, I’ve got some good news for you. You are powerful.<br>Sometimes it feels odd to acknowledge it and what do you do with power anyway – join the …

The Difference between Belonging and Fitting In

Fitting in at a job is great. It probably means that you don’t mind chatting to your work colleagues, chilling in for birthday presents and going for …

Letting Go of Perfect

Drive the latest car, go to the best restaurants, boost sales month on month. It sounds perfect, right?<br>But is it really perfection? Do these things …

Life Is Not Facilitated

When situations are facilitated effectively – structures are taken into context, processes are created that boost efficiency and the right people are …

Facebook’s big threat isn’t Cambridge Analytica, it’s advertisers questioning ROI

Advertisers are more concerned that they are wasting money on Facebook than they are about the platform’s privacy lapses. They are unhappy about how …

The Right Direction: How Mapbox Is Winning Over Developers To Challenge Google's Mapping Dominance

Eric Gundersen sipped tea and haggled for maps as he sat in the basement of a government office in Kabul. A tattooed, fast-talking American with perennial stubble, Gundersen was running an 18-person international development consulting company when he was commissioned by the U.S. State Department …

How to respond to ‘Tell me about yourself?’ during an interview

“So, tell me about yourself,” the job interviewer says. Your heart sinks instantly. Here’s how to respond to this question, even if you were hoping …

Employment

JetBlue Is Delivering 1,050 New York Pizzas to Los Angeles Next Week. It's a Marketing Stunt, and It's Pretty Darn Smart

"It’s all part of the process of making this the first-ever coast-to-coast pizza delivery by an airline.<p>JetBlue is getting into the transcontinental pizza delivery business. It's a marketing stunt, designed to draw attention to JetBlue's 11 daily nonstops between JFK and LAX--and since I've never …

Los Angeles

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

27 Incredible Examples Of AI And Machine Learning In Practice

There are so many amazing ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are used behind the scenes to impact our everyday lives and inform business decisions and optimize operations for some of the world’s leading companies. Here are 27 amazing practical examples of AI and machine</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

AI is the new space race. Here’s what the biggest countries are doing

The United States and China currently dominate the world of artificial intelligence, but used very different approaches to get there. While the US’s academic system has generated and incubated the research that made today’s AI possible, China’s government has pledged billions in funding and offered …

Artificial Intelligence

Mark Zuckerberg Says It Will Take 3 Years to Fix Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg knew his keynote speech at F8 this year would not be like any other. His previous appearances at Facebook's annual developer's …

12 Social Media Mistakes That Will Drive Followers Away From Your Brand

Smart brands know that an active social media presence is essential in today’s digital marketing landscape. Most companies have the requisite Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and make a point to publish daily posts on each.<p>However, as social media platforms have evolved, so too have the …

Social Media

Serious Entrepreneurs Have 2 Goals: Passive Income and Multiple Revenue Streams

The biggest difference between a job and a business is that a business keeps making money for you when you're off the clock.<p>4 min read<p>The phrase “passive income” has been so overused that it may provoke somewhat negative feelings. You’ve probably seen Facebook ads portraying the “laptop” lifestyle …

Google’s Sergey Brin warns of the threat from AI in today’s ‘technology renaissance’

Google co-founder says the company is giving ‘serious thought’ to problems like job destruction<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin has warned that the current boom in artificial intelligence has created a “technology renaissance” that contains many potential threats. Writing in the company’s annual …

Artificial Intelligence