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Be That Leader


Slides from a presentation I made during the "In-House SEO Team Building and Training" session at PubCon Vegas 2012

Slides from a presentation I made during the "In-House SEO Team Building and Training" session at PubCon Vegas 2012

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  • 1. Be That Leader! Elmer Boutin Sr. Mgr. Search Strategy - Rockfishwww.crossingmarketingandit.comelmo@crossingmarketingandit.comTwitter: @rehorLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/elmerboutin #pubcon @rehor
  • 2. About Elmer …Marketing Technologist forover 15 years, 12 in an in-house setting.Now doing agency workwith Rockfish. Creative Commons |Image by SMN www.flickr.com/photos/bagels #pubcon @rehor
  • 3. Gartner predicts by 2017 marketing willspend more on tech than IT.Chart from “The hot new CxO: Chief Marketing Technology Officer? [infographic]”http://venturebeat.com/2012/08/23/the-hot-new-cxo-chief-marketing-technology-officer-infographic/ #pubcon @rehor
  • 4. Who’s going totrain old-school IT CEOand Marketing CIO CMOpeople how thesenew technologiesfit into your ?organization? IT Marketing #pubcon @rehor
  • 5. How about you? Are you ready to join the ranks of the Marketing Technologists?#pubcon @rehor
  • 6. Check out Scott Brinker’s“Chief Marketing Technologist” blog:www.chiefmartec.com #pubcon @rehor
  • 7. Elmer’s Leadership LessonHere’s where you get a direct return onthe tax dollars you (or your parents)spent supporting me during my decade+in the Army ... #pubcon @rehor
  • 8. Whether you have all in-house team oroutsource, you need to …• Be more tech• Know more tech• Do more techMarketers must harness and beresponsible for the tech they use! #pubcon @rehor
  • 9. Be, Know & Do“Not becauseit’s my job, butbecause that’swhat I am.” #pubcon @rehor
  • 10. Know More Tech No one expects you to code your own stuff, but it would help if you knew enough to talk about it.Resources:www.crossingmarketingandit.com/resources #pubcon @rehor
  • 11. CommunicationI started “The Crossing” so I couldcommunicate with colleagues in otherdepartments. #pubcon @rehor
  • 12. Practice Your ArtRunning a website helps youcommunicateconsistently.It also gives you a Creative Commons |Image by Matrixizationized www.flickr.com/photos/ matrixizationizeds_worldplace to practice. #pubcon @rehor
  • 13. Know The Lingo Vernacular? That’s a doiby!It’s not enoughjust to have thehead knowledge,you have tospeak thelanguage, too #pubcon @rehor
  • 14. Know Yourself & Seek Self Improvement Creative Commons |Image by oferdavidi www.flickr.com/photos/ 96231201@N00 #pubcon @rehor
  • 15. Invest in YourselfYou don’t know everything, be willing to pay for your continuing education• Share what you learn• Find good resources and learn from them …. always #pubcon @rehor
  • 16. Be A Leader of PeopleIf you’re going to leada team, even acoalition, you need todevelop yourleadership skills.Resources:www.crossingmarketingandit.com/category/leadership-2/ #pubcon @rehor
  • 17. Leadership is not for the timid #pubcon @rehor
  • 18. Leadership is not for the timidBe strong, but don’tlead like Steve Creative Commons |Image by Joi Ito www.flickr.com/photos/joi #pubcon @rehor
  • 19. Seek responsibility & take responsibilityfor your actionsDon’t wait around forsomeone to appointyou. Creative Commons |Image by lindaaslund www.flickr.com/photos/ lindaaslund #pubcon @rehor
  • 20. Own It!Someone has toown MarketingTech … if notyou, then who? http://maps.google.comwww.pubcon.com/a-town-called-plzen #pubcon @rehor
  • 21. Selfless Service & Servant LeadershipLeadership is about investing yourselfinto the success of …… your team… the organization #pubcon @rehor
  • 22. Build Your Team Out & Up• Communicate vision• Communicate goals• Set them up for success• Failure is OK, so long as lessons are learned Creative Commons |Image by shrff www.flickr.com/photos/ by-james #pubcon @rehor
  • 23. Elmer’s Leadership Lesson• Be, Know and Do Tech• Be The Leader• Communicate!• Know Yourself & Seek Self-Improvement• Own It!• Build Your Team UpLead, follow … or get out of the way! #pubcon @rehor
  • 24. Thank YouElmer Boutin …www.crossingmarketingandit.comelmo@crossingmarketingandit.comTwitter: @rehorLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/elmerboutin #pubcon @rehor