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Marketing Transformation in the Digital Age

Reimagining Marketing in the Age of Disruption  

Branding From the Inside Out

Social Employees are the New Authentic Marketing Channel  

Content Marketing Solutions From the Inside Out

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The New Marketing: How to Win in the Digital Age

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Table of Contents

Author Biographies


Foreword by Jonah Berger – Wharton Professor

Praise for The New Marketing


Chapter 1

Cheryl Burgess and Mark Burgess are LinkedIn Learning course authors and co-founders of Blue Focus Marketing, building brands from the inside out. Recent projects include Wharton Future of Advertising 2020, IBM’s The Future of Work, American Marketing Association Content Marketing workshops, and Omnicom’s sparks & honey.

Between the two of them, they’ve appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, HBR Italia, The Economist, Fast Company, and Forbes, and won two Effie Awards for their global marketing.

By Cheryl Burgess and Mark Burgess

The New Marketing:  How to Win in the Digital Age

Are you ready for an unpredictable market?

Our hyper-connected world is changing at warp speed. It isn’t enough to apply new tools & approaches. Today’s marketing requires a completely new model. One that embraces unpredictability.

From the bestselling authors of The Social Employee comes a powerful new book that cracks the marketing code of the digital age.

With contributions spanning CMO trailblazers and martech disruptors, behavioral economics luminaries at Yale, and marketing sages at Kellogg and Wharton, The New Marketing shows how cutting-edge trends and technologies are humanizing today’s brands, creating an authentic human connection in an unpredictable landscape.


The New Marketing Book

David Aaker

‘Seismic shifts and accelerating technological change are reshaping marketing. This book arms MBA students and marketers with the knowledge they need to dive confidently into the future.’

David Aaker, Vice-Chairman of Prophet, author, recognized as the “father of modern branding,” and American Marketing Association of New York inductee to the Marketing Hall of Fame®

Zoe Chance

‘The transformation of the digital landscape has made nearly every marketing textbook obsolete.  But in this one, you can learn what’s really happening now, from people who are researching and practicing at the bleeding edge.’

Zoe Chance, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Yale School of Management

Beth Comstock

‘In every industry, the old is going away faster than the new can replace it – marketing included!  The New Marketing fills the gap with a breakthrough toolkit that will help marketing students and professionals succeed and become change-makers.’

Beth Comstock, author, Imagine it Forward, and former Vice-Chair, GE

Daniel Binns

“In this new world, there will be a huge change to how brands and marketers have to operate. Put differently: data in, branding out. This is an essential read for those interested in building brands from the inside out.”

Daniel Binns, CEO, Interbrand NA


Lei Lei

‘The New Marketing provides important and timely information for a new generation of MBA students in this evolving world of marketing technology.’

Lei Lei, Dean, Rutgers Business School—Newark and New Brunswick

Dan Schawbel

‘The New Marketing disrupts outdated marketing education by empowering students and professionals with the knowledge to help them own the future.’

Dan Schawbel, New York Times bestselling author, and Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence

Terry Young

“A masterclass in modern marketing.”

Terry Young, Founder, and CEO at sparks & honey


Brian Solis

‘How do you help marketing students in a time when everything is changing so fast? You look into the future. The authors do just that. They have authored a future-forward textbook that helps students learn how to succeed now.’

Brian Solis, Digital Anthropologist, Futurist, 8x bestselling author

Jenny Rooney

‘The gap between marketing practice and marketing education has never been more pronounced, as the advertising, marketing, and brand industry transforms at breakneck speed. There is an unprecedented need for a textbook that addresses the changes and offers to MBA students the most updated and thorough look at what they need to learn now to achieve in today’s—and tomorrow’s—radically different digital landscape. This book delivers.’

Jenny Rooney, Communities Director and Chair of the CMO Network at Forbes

Sengun (Shen) Yeniyurt

‘This is a must-read book for the modern marketer who wants to understand and successfully navigate the fast moving digitally networked marketing landscape of today.’

Sengun (Shen) Yeniyurt, PhD Marketing Department Chair, and Dean’s Research Professor, Co-Editor in Chief, Rutgers Business Review, Rutgers Business School

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The New Marketing: Masters Series consists of 31 short videos, honed from more than 50 interviews with marketing luminaries and leading academics worldwide for more than 2 hours of cutting-edge content. Receive a certificate of completion to post on your LinkedIn profile.

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The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill)

What do IBM, AT&T, Dell, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, Domo, Adobe, and Acxiom all have in common? They all know that branding in the age of social media begins with social employees! Discover why social cultures matter—and what the world’s leading brands are doing to activate their workforce.
The evolving media landscape has resulted in the omnichannel consumer, who uses traditional, digital, and social media. Integrated marketing is all about how marketers can leverage the best of these channels to engage their customers. Learn how brand choreography, an innovative integrated marketing communications (IMC) framework, can help breathe new life into your marketing efforts. TEDx speaker and author Mark Burgess helps you use brand choreography—and real-world best practices established by leading brands—to deliver the right message, to the right customers, at the right place and the right time. Learn about brand value propositions, strategic positioning, buyer personas, the latest thinking on content marketing, and traditional, digital, mobile, and social marketing vehicles. Discover how metrics can help you make better data-driven decisions. Find out how to develop integrated campaigns that offer better customer experience and better ROI.

Watch: Welcome From the course: Marketing Foundations: Integrated Marketing Strategies

Social Employees: The New Marketing Channel

Learn how your brand can unlock the power of the Social Employee Revolution! In this 22-part video tutorial series, Blue Focus Marketing shows you how to activate social leaders within your organization, design an innovative content marketing platform, and launch an effective social employee pilot program. Are you ready to take your social brand to the next level?

American Marketing Association (AMA) Face-to-Face Training

We delivered a customized Social Employee pilot activation workshop for the American Marketing Association (AMA), a leading professional association for marketing professionals. The AMA is the largest marketing association in the world. It is trusted by nearly 1.3 million marketing and sales professionals a year worldwide with more than 70 professional chapters and over 350 collegiate chapters throughout North America and select international locations. Want to create a powerful new marketing channel for your brand?  Ask us how to customize a one-day Social Employee pilot activation workshop for you.  

Wharton Marketing Matters Business Radio on Sirius XM - Channel 111

Get the latest insights from leading marketing minds like Tom Peters, David Edelman, and Kevin Randall. In Sept. 2016, these thought leaders joined Blue Focus Marketing founders Cheryl Burgess and Mark Burgess, in addition to host Catharine Hays, on Wharton’s Marketing Matters Business Radio show on Sirius XM.
Blue Focus Marketing Our Story
In 2010, we founded Blue Focus Marketing with one mission: to help brands build undisruptable bonds with their customers through authentic human experience & connection.

Before we knew it, our consulting, speaking, and training engagements led to a best-selling book, The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill); a TEDx talk, The Rise of the Social Employee; two online video courses, “Marketing Foundations:  Integrated Marketing Strategies” and “Social Employees: The New Marketing Channel (LinkedIn Learning); and our workshop, “The Social Employee,” sponsored by the American Marketing Association (AMA).

Ten years later, our mission hasn’t changed. The next age of marketing tech has arrived, and the need for those undisruptable bonds is stronger than ever.

Are you ready to see what comes next?

Welcome to The New Marketing.

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From workshops to consulting, content marketing to social leadership, we’re ready to supercharge your social marketing efforts.