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The Punching Nun Group Blog

Musings from 75 years of combined marketing (and life) expertise. After all, marketing is life, right?

Blog Hero: James T. Kirk

Leadership Lessons from James T. Kirk

Come on, we all thought he was hot—those high-heel black boots and the way he was always able to get the blue skin girl with the mini-skirt and 1960’s hairdo!  Apparently James T. Kirk offered more than fashion advice as pointed out by Alex Knapp’s March 5, 2012 article in Forbes Magazine regarding Capt. Kirk’s leadership prowess James T. Kirk. Never Stop Learning—We are never too old to pick up something new or change the way we approach a situation. Have Advisors with Different World Views—maybe not a Vulcan but certainly someone with different skills or perspective. A sure sign

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Blog Hero: Social Media: "What He Said"

Social Media; “What He Said”

In his blog, Seth Godin writes about the Trap of Social Media Noise. Truth be told, most of what Seth says is so dead-on, I looked this one up just to see if he agreed with what I wanted to say. Fortunately, he does. These days, most of my new clients begin our relationship wanting to know what I think about social media. Most times I feel compelled to ask, “What do you want that to achieve with social media in terms of your total marketing strategy?” The blank stare speaks volumes. Don’t get me wrong; there is a place

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Blog Hero: Entrepreneurs Say

Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say

Jeff Haden has captured some hilarious truth in a recent article in “Inc” focused on things that entrepreneurs says Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say. After years of working in start-ups as an employee and a consultant I have to admit he’s nailed it. With Steven Jobs passing the business world seems pretty caught up in finding a new model for figuring out the path to the Holy Grail. Perhaps it’s age, but I have to tell you what our folks hammered into our undeveloped brains is better advice than most of what I heard in graduate school or certainly more useful than

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Blog Hero: Next Gen Corporate Marketing

The Next Generation of Corporate Marketing

Increasingly, companies recognize their future is only as promising as their ability to turn strategy into action. Unique among strategic consulting firms, we bring a purpose-driven perspective transitioning a CEO’s vision into an action plan. The Punching Nun Group provides support to start-ups and mid-sized businesses for a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time executive to market your company. Our clients benefit from the human capital of our entire executive team.

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Blog Hero: CEO's Marketing Right-Hand

The CEO’s Marketing Right Hand

Think of Us as Your Marketing Director The CEO should be the #1 marketing visionary for the company. Our job is to capture, articulate and implement that vision to support growth and expansion. The Punching Nun’s job is to translate your value proposition into an insightful, actionable and measurable strategic marketing plan that delivers results. We provide a client-centered perspective along with the skills and experience to turn your plan into the kind of action that drives sales.

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Blog Hero: Clarity / Relevance

Distinctive Clarity and Relevance

Distinctive Clarity and RelevanceFor Your Company A company gains enormous advantage when it knows explicitly where it is going and how it will get there… The Punching Nun Group incorporates your financial, product and sales/marketing strategy into a comprehensive, succinct plan to support fund raising, internal communication and external presentation of your organization’s goals and objectives.

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Blog Hero: Now Do What I Say

The Punching Nun Blog

We’re a Team Damn It…Now Do What I say! Valuable information I never heard in graduate school but learned on the job(s) <wife, mother and executive>. After 21 years on the job (ok, on many jobs) I’ve learned a few things. At just 24 I left graduate school on fire to have an office of my very own, a hard-won reward for years of diligent study (but zero practical experience). With a great deal of real life under my belt I finally feel the need to share (or vent—those two concepts are very closely aligned). I come from funny people

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Blog Hero: James T. Kirk

Leadership Lessons from James T. Kirk

Come on, we all thought he was hot—those high-heel black boots and the way he was always able to get the blue skin girl with the mini-skirt and 1960’s hairdo!  Apparently James T. Kirk offered more than fashion advice as pointed out by Alex Knapp’s March 5, 2012 article in Forbes Magazine regarding Capt. Kirk’s

Read More »
Blog Hero: Social Media: "What He Said"

Social Media; “What He Said”

In his blog, Seth Godin writes about the Trap of Social Media Noise. Truth be told, most of what Seth says is so dead-on, I looked this one up just to see if he agreed with what I wanted to say. Fortunately, he does. These days, most of my new clients begin our relationship wanting

Read More »
Blog Hero: Entrepreneurs Say

Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say

Jeff Haden has captured some hilarious truth in a recent article in “Inc” focused on things that entrepreneurs says Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say. After years of working in start-ups as an employee and a consultant I have to admit he’s nailed it. With Steven Jobs passing the business world seems pretty caught up in finding a

Read More »
Blog Hero: Next Gen Corporate Marketing

The Next Generation of Corporate Marketing

Increasingly, companies recognize their future is only as promising as their ability to turn strategy into action. Unique among strategic consulting firms, we bring a purpose-driven perspective transitioning a CEO’s vision into an action plan. The Punching Nun Group provides support to start-ups and mid-sized businesses for a fraction of the cost of hiring a

Read More »
Blog Hero: CEO's Marketing Right-Hand

The CEO’s Marketing Right Hand

Think of Us as Your Marketing Director The CEO should be the #1 marketing visionary for the company. Our job is to capture, articulate and implement that vision to support growth and expansion. The Punching Nun’s job is to translate your value proposition into an insightful, actionable and measurable strategic marketing plan that delivers results.

Read More »
Blog Hero: Clarity / Relevance

Distinctive Clarity and Relevance

Distinctive Clarity and RelevanceFor Your Company A company gains enormous advantage when it knows explicitly where it is going and how it will get there… The Punching Nun Group incorporates your financial, product and sales/marketing strategy into a comprehensive, succinct plan to support fund raising, internal communication and external presentation of your organization’s goals and

Read More »
Blog Hero: Now Do What I Say

The Punching Nun Blog

We’re a Team Damn It…Now Do What I say! Valuable information I never heard in graduate school but learned on the job(s) <wife, mother and executive>. After 21 years on the job (ok, on many jobs) I’ve learned a few things. At just 24 I left graduate school on fire to have an office of

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