The graveyard is littered with companies who have died when they were abandoned by their customers. This is what happens when you don’t listen to them, and you lose touch with what matters. ----more---- Today, we live in a world where our customers want to help shape the brands they are passionate about and even control the conversation. It is a two-way dialogue in business today, and marketers have to understand how to navigate this new environment. In this podcast, we will learn how brands need to evolve to stay relevant, how to determine what data is valuable and actionable, and how companies are using data to develop meaningful loyalty and engagement. About our guest, Jennifer Holt: JENNIFER WEHR HOLT is a tenured Marketing professional with over 20 years of direct industry experience encompassing all aspects of the field. This experience has allowed Jennifer to start her own Marketing consulting company and Health & Wellness Website. She uses this combined wealth of industry and education experience by serving as an Adjunct Marketing and Advertising professor at Northern Kentucky University and West Virginia University. She teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Marketing, Advertising, Business Strategy, Data and Analysis & Segmentation. She has been teaching for over 10 years and was honored by receiving the Outstanding Professor Award. Jennifer is a published author with articles appearing in Quirks, Womenista, Skinny Mom, numerous blogs and posts. Jennifer is an active member in the community and an advocate for charitable organizations including being on the Board of Directors for the NKCCA, a KY Foster and Adoptive Parent, a St. Jude Partner in Hope, the American Heart Association, a previous Make a wish ‘Wish Granter’, a Guide Point Global Advisor, member of Marketing Moms & Minds, and nominated member of the 40 under 40 Business Courier class. Jennifer currently works as the Account Director of Kroger on-site in Cincinnati for Spins, LLC in Chicago. Previously, Jennifer held Leadership positions at HR ProFile, MRSI, Directions Research, and was VP of Marketing at RiskAware, where she developed and implemented overall marketing strategies and brand architecture. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys the arts, tennis, traveling, and personal fitness training. She resides in the Cincinnati area with her daughter.