Jascha Kaykas-Wolff

1760699Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, Chief Marketing Officer, Mindjet

Jascha oversees all marketing efforts including branding, product marketing, demand generation, advertising, public relations, community, and web operations. Prior to joining Mindjet, Kaykas-Wolff served as senior vice president of marketing and customer success at Involver, the world’s largest social marketing platform. He previously headed Global Marketing for Webtrends, the leading customer intelligence platform that founded the web analytics industry. Kaykas-Wolff served as a strategic consultant for Alvarez & Marsal, a global business advisory services company, and has held senior management positions at Microsoft’s MSN and Windows divisions & Yahoo! Inc’s commerce business unit.

There’s a difference between being a thought-leader and a do-leader. Thought leaders can tell you what you should be doing, but often have no practical, real-world experience translating thought into action. Do-leaders, on the other hand, are seasoned professionals who base their advice on what they’ve accomplished and failed at — a huge value add for any organization. Michael Brito, Senior Vice President of Social Business Strategy at Edelman Digital, is the epitome of a do-leader.

In his book, Your Brand: The Next Media Company, he concisely breaks down one of the biggest challenges brands face today: developing, and more importantly living, their content strategy. By deftly tying team roles and responsibilities to the management of converged media programs, he takes a three-dimensional view of content strategy that’s usually missed out on by leaders who push for ideals over ideas. And unlike some tell-all handbooks with little to offer besides tired to-do lists and recycled suggestions, he does it through intelligently-structured narrative that’s peppered with applicable, pragmatic advice. Your Brand, The Next Media belongs on the bookshelf of every CMO.

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