Marketing Leverage Times – Winter 2016

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Marketing Leverage Times. Our goal is to provide you with provocative information and thought-provoking commentary on marketing and business issues. We hope you’ll enjoy this regular collection of tips, tidbits and tools and we welcome your input and feedback.

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Have We Totally Lost Our Minds?

The one thing you can say with certainty about this year’s presidential election madness is that it is definitely not boring. Sensational, shocking, entertaining—yes. Boring—no.  For better or worse, we seem to have turned the page on how elections operate.

Regardless of your political leanings, there are important lessons here for business leaders.

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We’re Being Heard Above the Noise!

Linda’s new book, Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters, is getting rave reviews. The media that have covered the book include Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, C-Suite Book Club,, 800CEO Reads Thinker in Residence, Connect, American Management Association Playbook, Dallas Morning News, BookIt, 33 Voices, Strictly Marketing Magazine, Executive Girlfriends Group,,, Sales & Marketing Management, Investor’s Business Daily,, Sales & Service Essentials, Startup Nation and many more!

Check out all the latest coverage, including blogs and podcasts, here.

Marketing Above the Noise nominated for 2015 Marketing Book of the Year  – Now Available

Buy-Now-ButtonWe were very pleased to learn that Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing That Matters  was nominated for one of the top marketing books of 2015.

Check out what all the excitement is about! The book is available in hardcover, eBook and audio version.

Top of Mind Thursday is a Hit!

Top of Mind Thursday“Quick, concise, and to the point.”
“Great insights.”
“I look forward to seeing this each week.”

These are typical of the comments we’re receiving about our new weekly communication, Top of Mind Thursday. Look for this each Thursday morning. If you’re not getting this, subscribe now. Or, tell us who else should be receiving this, too.

Write Time, Write Now

Writing & EditingHave a writing project that needs a little help to move forward? Consider using our Writing & Editing services to take your project to the next level. We offer copyediting and developmental editing services, book proposal development and editing, collateral review, and book production services. Contact us for more information.

Consider an Advisor

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a third party objective resource? How about a sounding board for reviewing plans, an idea source for planning implementation, a responsive expert for questions and advice, a support system for accountability, or just a devil’s advocate to review potential key decisions.

We offer three types of Advisory Services:

  • Executive Advisor – for senior-level corporate executives
  • Startup Advisor – for executives at start-up and emerging companies
  • Consultant Advisor – for consultants and professional services firms

Contact us for more information.

Take Just a Moment for Marketing

…with our short video series, Just a Moment for Marketing

In less than 90 seconds, we’ll give you a useful marketing tip or insight. New videos will be posted regularly.

Watch the latest episode now.

What Marketing Thought Leaders Are Saying

Marketing Thought LeadershipCheck out the latest episodes in our podcast series, Marketing Thought Leadership.

  • Sarah Granger on cracking the digital mystique
  • Whitney Johnson on the power of disruption innovation
  • Richard Citrin on using resiliency to drive success
  • Mike Connor on how customer engagement drives digital transformation
  • Shawn Casemore on how to use operational empowerment as a differentiation tool
  • Mark Hatch on how the maker movement is driving digital transformation

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Suggestions for speakers or topics? Let us know.

In the News

Leverage2MarketLinda’s recent presentations included The Marketo Users Group, the Fashion Institute of Design Marketing class, the Million Dollar Consulting College in Newport, RI, as well as a webinar for the Boston University Alumni Association’s March Career Month.

Linda was interviewed by Aaron, “the Legal Guy,” for the Just Talking Business Show, and by the Everyday MBA Podcast series.

Linda was the moderator for the Silicon Valley Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) panel on Using Partners to be Heard Above the Noise.

For the 7th year, Linda was asked to serve as a judge for the New Mexico Press Women’s Association annual competition.

Upcoming Events

We are in the process of booking our Summer and Fall speaking schedule. If your business or association could use a dynamic, thought-provoking presentation or workshop on marketing or business strategy, please contact us at

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We Grow Through Referrals

Our goal is to offer the value we provide to as many people and organizations as we can. Our business is 100% referral-based, which means we rely on people like you to tell others about the types of results they can get from working with us.

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For more information on how to get more powerful performance from your marketing investment, contact us.

Linda Popky

Leverage2Market Associates, Inc.
One of Silicon Valley’s Top Women of Influence
Member, Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame, Certified Master Mentor
Author, Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters


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