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C-Suite Execs Prefer Longer Content

In this age of bite-size information, along comes a study that shatters the common thinking. We know people are reading less and want short, visual content. But what about CEOs?  Are they different? Group Of Business People Having Board Meeting

A report by Forbes Insights and the Deloitte Center for Industry Insights, CEO say the top two media they prefer for business insights are: Feature-length articles/reports and business books.

Interactive data visualization tools were ranked third, but infographics were dead last with 0% selecting that area for business insights.

Another surprising result was that C-suitors believe that the general news media and business publications typically provide the most valuable content. Half the survey group felt that it remains to read business insights in print.

In spite of this information, the One Minute Marketer(r) will continue to write blogs that can be read in a minute–it’s our brand promise.

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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.