In marketing, as with so many other professions, there is a majority who conduct business as usual, doing things today and tomorrow as they have always done them. But there is a new trend in marketing, driven largely by Web-based technology, that will likely change the way marketing is done in the future.
As one gets older, the reality of how many people you are competing with in marketing (or anything else) begins to hit home. The choice becomes battle or learn what’s new so you can reduce the number of competitors. Social media is that new method and it is allowing people with considerable “traditional marketing” experience to differentiate themselves from their peers and once again be seen as desirable assets to a business or project team.
And so, my years as an Army officer, architect, consultant, business manager, sales manager, Director of Consulting Services, VP of Interactive Marketing, online marketing consultant, start up CEO, and entrepreneur have brought me to social media. Because it’s new. Because it’s exciting. Because I can. Because it will be pervasive and ubiquitous.
Somewhere in there I am a father, a husband, a civic ‘player’, a church ‘former’, a pretty good networker, and a friend to many, many people. What follows are some ideas on how to put that collection of experiences and talents to good use for your benefit.
Stephen Dill offers:
- Creative, collaborative, strategic, consultative thinking.
- Detailed facilitation and planning.
- Project management across any number of disciplines.
- Skilled and professional presentation in front of any size audience.
Highly regarded by those he has worked with, Stephen is known for possessing a highly creative mind, approaching projects with fresh eyes and high energy.
“Stephen is a creative individual with strong communication skills and a strategic ability to problem solve.” Anne Bowen, Senior Vice President, State Street Corporation
Tenacious in discovery, thoroughly defining the business challenge before building a strategy to address it. He fosters a collaborative and mutually supportive relationship among the individuals and teams he works with, consults to, or manages.
“He was adept at uncovering exactly what each client needed from a strategic and communications perspective. He made my job much easier!” Alexandra MacAaron, Owner, Plan B Marketing Communications
“I found him to be a strong strategist, and extremely collaborative.” Sandy Lasky, Vice President, Harris Interactive
Stephen has presented ideas, concepts and data to Army Generals, Fortune 500 CEOs, and Fortune 100 Presidents. He is comfortable communicating alone or in groups, presenting his material or the work of others, and with multimedia or standing alone on a stage. He is engaging, humorous, insightful and effective.
“Because of his strong presentation skills, the feedback from our clients was always positive.” Fred George, Director, Human Resources, Webmate Technologies