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Tim Kurz

Tim Kurz is part journalist, part marketer and loves spectator sports (all of them), Zac Brown Band, being outdoors and sipping good bourbon neat.

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How to Use KPIs to Create a Successful, Data-Driven Culture

By Tim Kurz on Oct 25, 2018 7:06:15 AM

Early in my career, I had a boss who was famous for saying, “If you didn’t measure it, it didn’t happen.”

As marketers, measuring and tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) is in our DNA. It's easy to see why, because we're continually asked to prove our worth: "Show me the spend, show me the time, show me the value."

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INBOUND 2018: HubSpot's Customer Code and Why It Matters

By Tim Kurz on Sep 7, 2018 4:13:12 PM

Boston has been good to us this week. The people, energy, lessons, and inspiration at INBOUND 2018 have been nothing short of amazing.

We’ve learned more about content, data, segmentation, growth models, and KPIs than we possibly could have imagined. It’s been exhilarating—and exhausting—and there’s more to come in the weeks ahead about what we learned.

But for now, one presentation from HubSpot co-founder Dharmesh Shah unveiling The Customer Code stands out and, in my opinion, should change the way many of us think about our businesses.

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Sunshine Brightens more than Your Mood—turns out it's Great for Photos, too

By Tim Kurz on Aug 9, 2018 2:31:34 PM

Over the years, photographers have perfected the art studio lighting. They work in traditional, light-controlled studios with various combinations of continuous and strobe lighting, bouncing in backfill to create the perfect highlights, shadows, softness and drama. It's a process of adding light in a controlled way to achieve a natural look.

Increasingly though, creative directors and photographers have started to ask why we go to the effort to recreate natural light instead of simply using natural light?

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