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The Time Inc Are a Changing

“Rapid transformation,” is what the CEO of Time Inc declared recently.  News on digital tablet. Contents are all made up

Time Inc publishes Sports Illustrated, Fortune, People and Time magazines. Time is re-positioning itself for the digital transformation of news and information. It’s not just in the organization’s content staff, but the magazine group is also “realigning” its sales staff. Time Inc recently laid off some 300 positions. On the other hand, a Time Inc human resource person was quoted as saying there will be a “hiring spree for digital sellers.”

Digital is not just impacting the content creators or marketing department. That is a given, but today the sales staff must be up on how digital impacts your organization as well as how to utilize digital to better sell your products, services or your mission.

You can’t “align on a strategy and vision and executive against that strategy” if the people are not ready to embrace digital tools and distribution technologies.

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Mark wrote his first direct-mail fundraising letter in 1981 for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. The effort raised a few million dollars in undiscovered wills and legacy gifts. From that day forward Mark discovered a love of the big idea that moves the needle. After 12 years at KWWL, Mark became a business owner as a co-founder of ME&V — rebranded as AMPERAGE in 2015. After 25 years of leading creative teams in video production, graphic design, PR, writing and web development, Mark transitioned out of ownership in 2021. Today he serves in an employee role as special projects consultant. He is creatively ambidextrous — son of an artist and engineer — and famous for distilling complex ideas down to a few words and a few visuals. Mark is a writer. When he found that many nonprofits struggled with complex branding puzzles, he wrote the book, “NonProfit-NonMarketing .” He also wrote a novel called “Reenactment.” Mark is an active blogger OneMinuteMarketer® with nearly 1,000 readers each week on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. One of his most popular YouTube videos is on “How to Look Good on Zoom.” One of Mark’s fondest business memories was being named to INC 500 two times and attending the INC 500 conference with other winners. Mark is considered by some a Civil War expert (and that explains his novel). Mark also served as an adjunct professor in the business and in the communications departments at Wartburg College. Mark is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is currently vice president of the University of Iowa Journalism and Mass Communications Advisory Board. Mark is married to state Sen. Liz Mathis, and the two love to travel, even when it means being trapped by a volcano in the Czech Republic for three weeks.