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Throughout her 20+ year career, Erin (Mack) McKelvey has led transformative teams that accelerate revenue and market position for publicly traded and privately held technology companies. In 2013, Mack founded SalientMG, a strategic marketing firm that specializes in go-to-market and executive visibility strategies and programs that create market and category differentiation for B2B technology companies. SalientMG’s clients have included Rovio, Etsy, Verizon, Starwood Hotels, ExecOnline, UberMedia, Ogury, Caesars Entertainment, Whitebox. Prior to SalientMG, Mack was the Senior Vice President, Marketing; Millennial Media, from the company’s start-up stage through its successful 2012 IPO. Before Millennial, Mack held senior business and marketing roles at SIRIUS XM, VeriSign, CGI, and British Telecom; she began her career at Lucent Technologies/AT&T. Mack McKelvey is a startup tech advisor and investor, speaker, and business/industry awards' judge. She serves on the Advisory Boards of technology startups, including Real Atom, a commercial real estate fintech startup based in DC. She is also on the Board of Directors for Creative Spirit, a non-profit which seeks to create jobs for the intellectually and developmentally disabled, and she participates in ACP's US Military Veterans Mentor Program. In addition, she is an investor in several companies, including a martech company which enables digital transformation in the QSR and Retail sectors. Mack is a public advocate for diversity, inclusion, and representation in business, technology, and advertising. She is a contributor to Fortune, Entrepreneur, MediaPost, Luxury Daily, CMO.com, and other business and trade publications on leadership, diversity, visibility, management, and marketing innovation. She previously served on the Advisory Board of Advertising Week Europe (UK), Women in Marketing (UK), Advertising Week NY; the North American Board of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and the Mobile Board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Mack worked with Business Insider to create the 2016, 2015 and 2014 lists of "The Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising". In 2013 and 2012, Mack was named one of "The Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising" by Business Insider. In 2012, Mack received the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Silver Medal Award for outstanding industry contribution. In 2010, she was listed on the inaugural "Mobile Women to Watch" by Mobile Marketer and she was a contributing author of Mobile Marketing for Dummies.
Leading experts share 20 tips to help managers and their employees find a reasonable work-life balance that gets the job done. Even before the COVID-19 crisis took the world by storm in 2020, managers at most companies were not promoting the idea of a remote or hybrid work culture environment. But when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a shelter-in-place mandate, employers had to quickly adjust their traditional policy. Realizing the cost-effectiveness on both sides of the aisle, some companies have fully leaned into the idea of enabling employees to WFH and have never looked back while others continue to resist the idea when their staff members question whether they must commute from home just to sit inside a cubicle space. Below, 20 Fast Company Executive Board members weigh in on how employers can work with employees to find common ground and implement the right policies—aside from the current standard hybrid solution.
Leading business professionals offer advice to the next generation. In a changing world market and tough economy, no one can predict what the future of work will look like in the short term or 10 years from now. One way or the other, what people are realizing in the new norm is that although technological innovations are being elevated every day, companies need to embrace them if they don't want to be left behind. However, these business leaders also agree that the human touch is still essential to ensure smart decisions are being executed for the growth and success of organizations. Below, 14 experts from Fast Company Executive Board discuss how specific industries are currently being impacted and what the next generation of leaders should do to prepare for the unknown.
It's Women's Entrepreneurship Day! This year, WEDO celebrates 10 years of its mission to empower more women in leadership. Across a broad range of industries, women in leadership pour mentorship and guidance into developing their direct mentees or encouraging their colleagues to make sound business decisions—positively impacting the recipients' lives and future careers for the better. However, in the marketplace, it is not uncommon for women (no matter what level they have reached in their field of interest) to experience "imposter syndrome." If left unchecked, this mindset can hinder their potential growth and success in the short and long term. Instead, the key is for them to boldly redefine their narrative and career path before someone else does. Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) was founded by Wendy Diamond in 2013. To mark its 10-year milestone, 20 experts from Fast Company Executive Board share the best advice they've ever received from a successful woman in business.
By hiring a product marketer, your startup can strategically position itself for product market fit—and ultimately, the critical A round.
16 tips to showcase your business potential and achievements in minutes. Whether you are new to the business—trying to make a name for yourself—or a seasoned professional who wants to pivot your approach to share a new concept in the industry, networking opportunities may come and go, so they are essential and can be exciting at every point in your career. However, attending these types of events can also be intimidating or cause social anxiety if you are an introvert or extrovert who has not prepared properly to present yourself—and what you have to offer—to others. The experts at Fast Company Executive Board realize how important it is to make the most of your time at these types of events. If you want to make a good impression this time around, here, they each share one way for business professionals to create the best networking elevator pitch to get your career or a new venture off the ground effectively.
20 tips to overcome life's challenges and move ahead. No matter what type of career path you choose to follow in life, it's essential to develop tough skin and a positive, healthy mindset about your talents, goals, and purpose. Whether it's a new job opportunity, a promotion, or a business deal you're looking to close, it's normal to face plenty of rejections and hearing a lot of "nos" before you get to the yeses. Talking through your frustrations with a trusted mentor or reading about inspirational success stories and how others have been able to overcome difficult setbacks in business and life, will remind you that failure can also be a pathway to success. Here, 20 Fast Company Executive Board members each offer one tip for aspiring career professionals who need a little motivation to keep going despite rejections.
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SalientMG is an original marketing solutions firm. We believe in marketing with nerve. With bold thoughts, made into bold work, we don’t rest until our clients’ achieve real growth. Our team has collective experience with start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. We are "senior doers" who provide our expertise to our clients and then execute on it. Our work spans strategic marketing, digital marketing, mobile marketing, product marketing, creative services, event marketing, PR and MARCOM. Our select group of clients are both start-ups and established companies who are seeking our expertise and guidance to catapult true growth.