I have asked myself the question What can I do? a number of times over the last week. A simple, immediate answer came right into my email inbox: donate. Give money.
Many articles, editorials, and emails I’ve seen from organizations focused on the black community note that they all need money. You may want to do something more personal. I do too. [...Continue Reading]
My long-time friend Edda Coscioni, owner of Salon Edda, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, used her creative and beauty skills to touch clients. Staying at home as a result of covid-19 shelter-in-place orders, Edda and staff keyed into what many people working from home are experiencing: shelter fashion.
It isn’t pretty but they show how to make it so in this Instagram TV video. Worth [...Continue Reading]
The Canright Calendar
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Online Networking Events and Entertainment
Companies, organizations, and individuals are responding quickly as in-person networking and events move online. This week, we feature tips on virtual networking and interviewing, an update on how cities are responding to the pandemic, plus links where you [...Continue Reading]
The Canright Calendar
The new world of networking begins now. The only problem is, we don’t yet know what it will look like.
We published our most recent Canright Calendar of Chicago Networking Events last Sunday with no thought to the disease Covid-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it. By the end of the day Wednesday, it was apparent that the world [...Continue Reading]
Canright’s clients have been busy presenting the technology trends that are determining the future of payments, banking, and wealth-management technology. Here are some recent examples:
Al Pascual: Getting Ahead of Financial Crime Through Proactive Engagement
A leadership profile of a payments executive working to solve one of the toughest trends in treasury today.
Three Technologies Increasing the Speed of Treasury
Treasury managers seeking [...Continue Reading]
Once the conference is over, the booths packed away, what’s next? It’s time to follow up with the people you met and the contacts you collected.
Banks and FinTech firms often like to talk about the latest products, platform, app, and everything they do. Don’t do it. Business executives really don’t care.
Instead, make your follow-up personal: include links to stories [...Continue Reading]
Canright Communications is pleased to announce that we just started our ninth year as the agency for the North Central Terrazzo Assn., a group of contractors dedicated to the art and craft of terrazzo flooring.
Over that time, we have pursued a content strategy based on case study emails supported by social media and backed by special-feature ebooks, with a high emphasis on photos. [...Continue Reading]
Content is the new marketing. It’s generally the initial way prospective customers learn about the products and services they seek to buy–and it’s generally found on their own.
It’s now common marketing knowledge that buyers reach decisions through internet research before they talk to a single salesperson, and the seller with the most relevant and innovative insights may get a buyer’s first contact.
Marketing [...Continue Reading]
Technology firms often like to tell about the latest platform, software, app and everything it does. Business executives really don’t care.
What does interest executives is how technology solves business problems. What it does, how it works—not so interesting to them. Executives want to know how technology can:
Expand business market share.
Enhance service to existing customers.
Make operations more efficient.
Canright Communications can [...Continue Reading]
Here’s a little secret I’ve learned through networking over the years: It’s not what you say, it’s how you behave.
As marketers, we often talk about branding. That could mean a company’s image or an individual’s personal brand.
When I think of my personal brand, I consider the impression I create when I’m trying to make connections. I try to be gracious because I’ve [...Continue Reading]