Our Top Takeaways from Salesforce World Tour Chicago



Customer engagement lies at the heart of any marketing strategy. In healthcare, these customers come in many forms—consumers, patients, employees, partners, institutions—but the goal is always the same: they’re there, and we want to reach them. SPM recently had the chance to attend the 2017 Salesforce World Tour in Chicago. Salesforce is global cloud computing

Digital Reality: Continuing Email’s Legacy in a Constant State of Change



I’ve been working in and around the digital marketing landscape since its inception—as part of a digital and data-focused agency within an agency at Foote Cone & Belding when marketing and the internet first started to form a symbiotic relationship and later in 2004 as the co-manager of a digital group at JWT Chicago. Oddly

Taking Back Chicago’s Reputation



It’s funny how the more things change the more they stay the same. A few of us we were talking about our travels to Europe back in the 1980s and whenever we told someone we were from Chicago, we all got the same reply— “Chicago! Al Capone. Bang Bang.” We’d of course correct them and

5 Key Digital Marketing Trends in Healthcare



2016 was a big year for digital marketing, with new strategic priorities and technological innovations changing how we work. As you assess how you can enhance your strategies this year, it is critical to think first about providing consumers with the best online experience possible. Keep these key healthcare digital marketing trends in mind as you plan for 2017.

3 Coolest Emerging Tech Displays at The Mill’s “Experience”



After attending “Experience” An Evening of Emerging Technology, hosted by The Mill, our creative juices started flowing with ideas around innovating healthcare marketing with technology. Held at the new Chicago Google headquarters, the event showcased the latest in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) technology, which our team got to experience first hand. Here are some of our favorites.

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