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Inspiring Innovation: Lessons from Light and Sound Interactive

Earlier this month I attended the Light and Sound Interactive (LSI) conference and expo, co-sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Rochester. The conference highlighted light and sound-based technologies and their applications in emerging fields such as virtual and augmented reality, gaming, cinema, and music.

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Topics: Business Insights, Company News

We're Hiring! Business Development / Project Manager

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Business Development / Project Manager.

3+ years business development and project management experience required. Experience in the B2B / technology sector is preferred.

Work with prospective customers to explore solutions for product launch or market growth, and plan and oversee execution of marketing activities.

Join a strong, collaborative team that's focused on client results. We offer flexibility and great benefits. 

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Topics: Company News, Careers

Deep Dive into Emerging Markets: Opportunities for Optics in AR & VR

While virtual reality promised and failed to hit 2016 expectations, market projections still show that augmented reality and virtual reality will reach $108B by 2021. Consumer electronics are a high-volume opportunity for U.S. optical manufacturers, but they often remain elusive due to cost constraints. Does augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) offer some optics and photonics companies a stronghold? Let’s break it down.

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Web Design Tips for Accessible Technical Content

Your end user is changing, and so is the way they access information. Today's customers want easy, quick access to content such as product documentation, application notes, and white papers. The design of your website (mobile-first, clear navigation) as well as your content (visual, customer-focused) can help keep customers and prospects engaged with your company. 

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Topics: Content Development

An Introvert's Point of View: How Do You Maximize Trade Show ROI When You're Not Exactly a Social Butterfly?

Trade Show Planning for Introverts

Industry events such as trade shows and conferences are a great place to build sales opportunities and learn from fellow professionals. If you're a bold personality, it's easy to excel in these situations. However, if you’re a more introverted person, major events can feel daunting—speaking from personal experience.

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Topics: Business Insights, Trade Show Strategy

Eating the Elephant: Marketing Tips for Product Managers

More than a Product Manager

The role of the product manager is increasingly important in industries like medical devices, where time to market is accelerating, and optics and photonics, where emerging markets are driving demand for product innovation.  

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Topics: Business Insights, Marketing Strategy

The CEO as Sales Manager: Asking the Right Questions

In growing small and mid-sized companies, the CEO is often the company’s best salesperson. As the company grows, so does the sales team, but the CEO seldom is able to totally abdicate a role in sales.

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Topics: Sales

Beer & Blog: Branding a New Product Category, with John Martin

John Martin is the CTO and cofounder of Martin Materials Solutions, a U.S. company that manufactures innovative glass products for the aerospace market. Martin, whose goal is to drive the technology necessary to support this unique industry, has coined the term “spaceglass”, a reference to this truly unique type of glass.

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Topics: Product Launch, Branding and Identity, Beer & Blog (interviews)

Using your HubSpot Dashboard to Make Smarter, Data-Driven Marketing Decisions

I like to start each day by opening up the HubSpot marketing dashboards for each of my client accounts. I take a look at the numbers, the most honest assessment of how an account’s inbound marketing activities are performing.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing Metrics, HubSpot

7 Considerations for (Re)branding Your B2B Company

Whether you’re starting a new company, establishing a spinoff, or considering a total rebrand, your company name is an important decision that will drive a lot of other aspects of your business.

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Topics: Change and Innovation, Branding and Identity