Michael J. Pallerino Michael J. Pallerino is the Managing Editor of CANVAS Magazine.
  • The Decoupling Effect No matter how many times you see the numbers, they are still mind bending. In today’s digitally paced landscape, 80% of the B2B buying process occurs without any human interaction. There is a lot to unpack in that statement. What are buyers doing if they are not interacting with your sales team (or anyone else […] May 19, 2020
  • Constant Change Todd Meissner wishes he could say that his company’s “digital revolution” was part of some overall master strategy to totally rebrand its reputation as a cutting-edge print and finishing technology provider. He really does. But if you want him to be honest, Meissner says that would be giving Color Ink way too much credit. In […] February 18, 2020
  • Why your clients should trust your instincts If Gregg Bauer could pass along one piece of advice to the students he teaches on the Atlanta campus of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), it would be to stick to your convictions. His experience, which includes more than 30 years in graphic design and advertising, is filled with stories of those unrelenting […] February 11, 2020
  • Value “Obstacles do not block the path; they are the path.” — Zen proverb Steve Jobs did not particularly care for the original concept of Apple’s “Think Different” and “To the crazy ones” campaign. True story. To hear Rob Siltanen tell it, Jobs initially called the script crap (we are being kind here). The then creative […] January 7, 2020
  • In Line Lance Tyson has been in the sales game for more than 20 years. So when you mention the delicate relationship between sales and marketing, he knows where the conversation is heading. For starters, these are new days in the age old clash between the two departments. Today’s consumers, whether B2B or B2C, are more highly […] December 3, 2019
  • The ABM Effect According to the “Raising the Game with ABM: 2018 ABM Benchmark Study” by ITSMA and Demandbase, 77 percent of B2B marketers believe ABM has driven greater success for their target accounts. n June 2017, disaster recovery and business continuity software provider Zerto initiated an account-based marketing (ABM) pilot program with its marketing and sales teams. […] March 26, 2019
  • Divide and Conquer When marketers truly understand how these two roles work together, it is a perfect synergy: The front-end content strategist envisions the solution, the back-end content strategist makes it happen. What defines the perfect content experience? While the question seems simple enough, there is a lot more to the answer than meets the eye. Why? Well, […] February 26, 2019
  • The Buyer Whisperer What do today’s buyers want? Talk about a general question. While nobody likes to answer a question with a question, Martyn Lewis believes there’s a logical place to start. He suggests beginning with the fact that nobody buys anything because of a sales process—they buy because of their own buying processes. The longtime sales consultant […] January 15, 2019
  • Beyond the firewall Security of your organization and its data is “a journey, not a destination.” While there’s no such thing as being 100 percent secure, it’s a matter of due care and due diligence as a standard practice that mitigates risks. Nobody is safe. When it comes to cybersecurity, that’s the message Pete Kowalczuk wants you to […] November 27, 2018