How do you create order from chaos and move the needle?
The impactful marcom communicator is a revolutionary, pivoting at the points that really matter, wielding a new host of tools with an ever-changing modern arsenal.
Now, your buyer is has their own compass. They are not fed their information — they seek it on their own circuitous journey of discovery.
Leads are cultivated through the power of attraction and the dissemination of content that brings your buyer to a new level of understanding. Good content satisfies our innate sense of curiosity, excitement, and thirst for expertise.
How do you move the needle?
The power of understanding strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats: Ultimately, integrating and executing all of these marketing communications strategies provide the best opportunity for growing revenue.
Whether working with a well-oiled machine, building from scratch, or refining and transforming a process, internal communications, leadership, and technology skills are the backbone of success. Because process is so much about people, I find that many of my seemingly unrelated skills such as communications and educational outreach, and even branding and PR skills, are necessary. Because process is also so much about technology, my skills in application development and technical documentation are often key.
Faulty processes are very often where conflict erupts, and their resolution is how such conflicts can be abated. If one is creating a new process that requires people to do things differently, expect resistance, and expect to need branding and selling skills. Also, developing a program for educational outreach is crucial so that people can call the process their own. Of course for any expectation of success, management must have clear objectives and must support the necessary steps for development. The goal of process is similar to UNIX’s ps -e and ps -l commands —quietly working away in the background, creating good results.
When websites are used the most effectively, they are not only exciting and look great, but unique Web-specific strategies are employed. Creating online communities and outlets for promotions, providing multimedia information —these are just a few of the features that distinguish a high-impact website from an ordinary one.
“The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows.” -Laurence Lee
“Without credible communication, and a lot of it, employee hearts and minds are never captured.” -John P. Kotter, Leading Change
What are training and development? There are many communications opportunities when educational outreach creates bridges of understanding and skill. These include building teams, creating departmental process, and even when selling product.
Established Track Record
This recommendation is based on knowing and working with Maritza Marie Dubec for four years. I hired her as the team IT lead to create a strategic communications plan for an exploration project called WebFountain which became a key building block for IBM’s text analytic efforts. I am a Distinguished Engineer at IBM and Chief Innovation and Operations Officer of IBM’s Almaden Services Research. Maritza created white papers and technical documentation that were the foundation for marketing exposure in publications like the New York Times and Computer World. After Web Fountain she went on to lead development IBM Redbooks that provide technical and marketing support for IBM Global Business Services. Net of the above, Maritza is a creative difference maker who delivers.
-Norm Pass, Distinguished Engineer Emeritus at IBM / Research
“As an advisor consulting on Maritza’s Cisco video work, I was most impressed by her creative vision, positive attitude, hard work, mastery of the details, and clear business objectives. As a skilled producer, she was very adept at guiding her camera and editing team for an impressive yet low cost final product. Maritza strategically understands the power of video and how to integrate it with her social media campaigns.”
Maritza is a creative thinker, with the ability to provide her team with multiple options and recommendations. She can work effectively online and in print, all while juggling input from multiple teams in engineering/product development. Maritza has a unique ability to use tools personally which makes it easier for partners to develop projects more cost effectively and timely.
Maritza demonstrated real leadership skills, ingenuity, technical understanding, team work, and communications expertise in her critical work launching IBM’s WebFountain Project. She continued her dedication to communications excellence in her work as Team Lead for IBM Redbooks. She is a hard worker with excellent marketing strategies and creative flair.