Agile for a Reason

first_imgOver the last year or so, I’ve had the opportunity to speak to a variety of groups and organizations. The focus has been on just ‘how’ we, at EMC, have piloted, rolled out, refined and ultimately embraced the concept of Agile Marketing.The questions frequently revolve around: How did you do it? What steps did you take? What did you encounter? What should my company do to adopt Agile Marketing?While I can answer those questions without much hesitation, it became clear to me that the real reason others have these questions is because they are struggling with the WHY. Why did we embark down this path?My short answer is always the same: It wasn’t just for fun!The push towards Agile, specifically in a marketing world, is not a function of simply trying something new or different for the sake of changing things up. If you have been in the mix, you already know the crush to produce materials, programs, activities and content is overwhelming. So the thought of change for the sake of change holds no water.Instead, it was really a question of understanding the new realities of the world around us and recognizing our core business challenges. It’s about a business environment where change is constant, but more importantly, the documented rate of change is off the charts. It’s about a way of life that has us all struggling with the amount of information that inundates our brains and our psyches every minute of every day.It’s about individuals attempting to understand the methods, modes and best practices while trying to keep up with a never-ending list of to-dos and requests. It’s about hard working managers trying to prioritize an ever- increasing amount of requests and demands. It’s about go-getters spending endless hours figuring out who to go to, at what point in time, and with what information in hand in order to successfully get their job done.THESE are the reasons for bringing Agile concepts to the marketing world. It’s really a case of adapt and change or be prepared to flounder, possibly sink or just embrace gridlock.We chose to ‘change’. A word and concept that does not always elicit cheers and excitement…change can be difficult. Any or all of us can claim to embrace change, and for some it’s easier than others, but it always presents a set of challenges no matter who you are.While our brains crave rhythm and consistency (in order to make room for all that new information) we sometimes have to force change upon ourselves. Many times, it boils down to short-term pain for the brain as a path to long-term gains.In this case it’s painful in the short term to rework our methodologies, but hugely valuable in the long run to improve the quality of our outputs. And that is exactly what we are doing in order to manage the lightning fast changes in our world and the overflow of information and requests we all face every day.For more insight into the ‘why Agile’ question and how EMC moved towards (and continually adapts) an agile marketing methodology, download our e-Book Agile Marketing: When Clear and Simple Processes Drive Innovation. It is now also available at both the Apple App Store and Google Play.last_img read more

Lekki Feeder emerges victorious at Eko Disco tennis championship

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Lekki Feeder has emerged winners of Eko Disco Open, the tennis competition sponsored by Eko Electricity Distribution Company at the prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938. The championship, which started on October 4, came to a close on October 11. The tournament played host to tennis professionals and enthusiasts at the club. The winners treated the audience to a great display of passion, resilience and skill to defeat their opponents, Ijora 33KA feeder, in the finals after their skill was put to test on the day. The teams were named after the 33KVA feeders of the event sponsors, EKEDC. In attendance at the finals were the Chairman of Ikoyi Club 1938, Yomi Orenuga; Vice Chairman of the club, Tafa Zibiri-Aliu; Chairman of Tennis section, Abimbola Okubena; wife of the Chairman, Board of Directors of Eko Disco, Sharon Momoh; Chief Legal Officer of Eko Disco, Wola Joseph; General Manager, Corporate Communications of Eko Disco, Godwin Idemudia; other management and staff of the company; and tennis lovers. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of EKEDC, Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi, who was represented by the Chief Finance Officer of the company, Joseph Esenwa, thanked the audience and players for taking out time to enjoy the beautiful game. Fadebiyi said: “The tournament was borne out of our love and support for sports and recreation. “At EKEDC we support sports development and recreation as they help in the work-life balance. “We are delighted that the maiden edition is successful and we look forward to having more of this.”Reacting to the sponsors of the tournament, Orenuga showed his delight at the company’s initiative to sponsor the championship. He mentioned that the club will always be ready to receive the company and suggested that the staff of the company should participate in the next edition of the championship. The tournament came to a great close as the guests who had been treated to a great display of tennis roared as Lekki Feeder, the winners, were presented their trophies and certificates. Ijora 33KVA feeder, who came second, was also presented their trophies. Tags: Eko Disco Tennis Championshiplast_img read more

Prez. Sirleaf Accepts MFDP Comptroller Sanoe’s Resignation

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has accepted the resignation of Mr. Sekou A. Sanoe, Comptroller and Accountant General of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), effective July 31, 2016.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf has appointed Hanson Kaizulu as Acting Comptroller and Accountant General with immediate effect.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img