The Golding Group is proud to announce our partnership with DD Audio, the manufacturer of the finest audio products including car speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, marine speakers, headphones and earbuds since 1986. DD Audio hand builds the best subwoofers in the world, with the highest quality components available to ensure maximum product performance and longevity, from their Oklahoma City, USA headquarters.
The Golding Group will be working with the DD Audio leadership team on a number of business development projects including crisis management, new business collaborations and new market identification. We will also be continuing our collaboration on the DD Audio #SpeakerSeries live events for the creative community at Project 3810.
The Golding Group is proud to announce our partnership with SaveYour.Town online and in-person resources for small town development. Becky McCray and Deb Brown are the authentic experts for rural areas and small towns. They know small towns thrive by setting themselves apart. Becky and Deb joined forces to show everyone practical steps to help shape a brighter future for any small town.
The Golding Group will be providing project management, audience development and full-service marketing to maximize the reach and impact of the SaveYour.Town team. We’re looking forward to growing the SaveYour.Town brand, sharing their awesome content and extending their reach to help as many communities across the country as possible.

Our CEO Kyle Golding was asked to present Focused Communication for Arts Organizations presented in the KOSU Studios in the Hart Building on Film Row as part of the 2018 Oklahoma Arts Conference in Oklahoma City. Here’s the description (outline below):

The full presentation now available on YouTube.

Art is for everyone, but your communication needs to be highly focused. Arts organizations should be creating multiple types of communication for different audiences for different reasons, such as event attendance, fundraising (individual and corporate), advocacy, and more. Effective marketing messaging needs to be focused, tailored, and specific to each audience and each action you’re attempting to create in order to best support and sustain your arts organization. Even though art is for everyone, you must be selective in your communication in order to be efficient. “Everyone” is not a target audience. Marketing that attempts to appeal to all doesn’t work. So, how do you stay inclusive in your approach and expand your audience while being specific and selective in your communication? Let’s talk about it. Artist, arts advocate, and professional marketing expert Kyle Golding will demonstrate the different ways for arts marketing to be focused on the best outcomes. Golding will present strategy, tactics, and measurements for highly effective communication to different stakeholders and supporters with the highest impact and with sustainable results.

  • You Are Not Trying Hard Enough (Sorry, Not Sorry)
    • Audience Development
    • Audience Segmentation
    • Customization of Marketing 
      • % increase in effectiveness per level of customization 
      • Names are easy, what do you really know about them
      • You are not Benjamin Franklin 
    • CRM/Data Mining for budget effectiveness 
      • Time
      • Money
      • Effort
      • Attention 
    • Systematic Communications
      • NOT “that’s how we’ve always done it”RED FLAG! 
    • Long-Term Development
      • People do not what to be Sold, even when they are trying to Buy (support)
      • What works with you?
      • Retain and Attract at the same time
        • Solid Base
          • Age out
          • Attrition
          • Other use of the $
        • Future Base
          • Slower
          • Less $, more time and attention 
          • Will need them eventually 
          • Best time to plant a tree 
    • 2 Way Conversation 
      • Speak
      • Listen
      • Talk amongst yourselves

 

  • What Are The Reasons We Communicate?
    • Attention 
    • Motivation 
    • Conversion
    • Champion

 

  • Don’t Be A Cannibal 
    • Specific communication allows for more
      • Adaptation / Customization
        • Messaging
        • Delivery Channels
        • Timing 
    • No Cannibalization 
    • Effectiveness
      • Better messages based on audience segments not “everyone”
      • Stronger relationships with each segment 
      • Track and measure each segment, strategy, tactic, channel, timing, etc….
      • Allow everyone to think it’s “their idea” or “most important”

 

  • Art Is For Everyone. Communication Is Focused
  • Art is for everyone, but your communication needs to be highly focused. Arts organizations should be creating multiple types of communication for different audiences for different reasons: Event attendance / Fundraising / Advocacy / Brand Message
    • Event attendance
      • Buying tickets
      • Free events
      • Sponsors
      • Media
    • Fundraising Approach
      • Individual
      • Volunteers
      • Artist
      • Low $
      • Mid $
      • High $
      • Corporate
    • Advocacy
      • Stakeholders
      • Influencers 
    • Brand Message
      • Basic Idea of your org.
      • Consistency is king
      • Can’t be bad (as long as it’s consistent) 

 

  • Effective Marketing Messaging Needs To Be:
    • Focused
    • Tailored
    • Specific
      • In all three cases
        • To Each Audience
          • Segment
          • Demographic
          • Tactic or Channel  
      • To Every Action you’re attempting to create (Call To Action)
        • Make available to happen
          • This is your problem, not theirs 
        • Make easy
        • Complete the transaction (technical)
        • Legal (receipts)
        • Data generated 
        • Say Thank you dammit! 
    • A/B Tested
      • Control groups for all messaging campaigns 
      • Measure
      • Find insights 
      • Use them

Unless you have an unlimited budget, this will the best way support and sustain your arts organization. Even though art is for everyone, you must be more selective in your communication in order to be efficient. Use technology to your advantage by stealing ideas from big brands.

  • “Everyone” is not a target audience
  • Marketing that attempts to appeal to all appeals to none 
  • Start with the basics
  • Most Likely First
  • Common Sense
  • Geography and other barriers 
  • Preferred (gasp!) audience 

 

  • So how do you stay inclusive in your approach and expand your audience while being specific and selective in your communication?
    • Core first
    • Most likely
    • Start 1 degree left
    • Start 1 degree right
    • Brand Pull
    • Champions
    • Quality
    • Bonus: PULL Marketing

 

  • What’s The Point?
    • Welcome to 2018!
    • Efficient and Effective Never Go Out of Style
    • This is what the audience expects – This is real life
    • The world is more, more, more but attention is less
    • There are no rules!
    • Budget / ROI
    • ROIA – Reality Of It All

Kyle and Pritch will be presenting a Crisis Communication workshop (1st time presenting together) in Minnesota 9/20/19. More details soon.

UPDATE: Our flight out of OKC never happened. An electrical issue on our Southwest Airlines flight left us stranded at home with no way to make it to Minneapolis for the YMCA Marketing Conference on time. 

We apologize to the great people at YMCA and hope to find a way to offer our services at a different time.

6 Reasons These Entrepreneurs Crush It While Others Merely Succeed.

Confidence, risk-taking, delegation: America’s most remarkable entrepreneurs have a few key traits in common….. Knowledge. 

Felicite Moorman was intellectually precocious. At 16, she was calculating FICA taxes for the movie theater where she worked. In college, she had four majors. During her first year of law school, she sued AT&T for overcharging her father on roaming charges. When AT&T didn’t show up to small-claims court, she won by default. When AT&T didn’t pay, she filed a claim against one of its properties. AT&T settled.

Today Moorman is co-founder and CEO of Stratis IoT, a Philadelphia-based business that develops software for remotely controlling lights, locks and alarms in apartment houses and dorms. The industry is changing fast, and Moorman studies it voraciously, deluging Stratis’s Slack channels with articles and white papers….. Read the rest of the feature here.

Oklahoma startup wins top award from independent panel of experts in health, medical and technology industries.


VORTTX Training And Testing is the 2018 winner of the Best Compliance Solution in Clinical and Health Administration award given annually by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market. Winners in other categories include Fitbit, 23andMe, Apple, WebMD, GE Healthcare along with 59 other medical, health and technology companies. 
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The MedTech Breakthrough Awards celebrate the world’s most outstanding MedTech products, services and companies. The winners showcase health and medical technologies and companies that have both succeeded in pushing ingenuity and exemplify the best in healthcare technology solutions across the globe. 
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Developed in partnership between The Golding Group and top long-term care facility managers in the Midwest, the VORTTX system provides variable emergency response scenarios for facility staff training exercises. This type of training and reporting is part of compliance requirements for local, state and federal licensing. Facility staff can train and test in groups, teams or on an individual basis with more than 3,000 possible scenarios.
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About VORTTX Training And Testing
VORTTX is designed to be the most user-friendly variable outcome training solution available. Multi-part, multi-level scenarios provide a unique experience every time. VORTTX training utilizes shift, time-of-day and real-world complications to present robust training and testing opportunities. Facility leadership receives a summary report of each training exercise that can be used for licensing compliance as well as seeing areas of needed improvement in staff training. VORTTX provides better staff preparation while reducing the time and cost of planning, executing and documentation. For more information visit www.VORTTX.com
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About MedTech Breakthrough
The MedTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in medical and health-related technology companies, products and people. The MedTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough MedTech companies and products in categories including Patient Engagement, mHealth, Health & Fitness, Clinical Administration, Healthcare IoT, Medical Data, Healthcare Cybersecurity and more. For more information visit www.MedTechBreakthrough.com.

Felicite Moorman will be a featured speaker on May 2nd, 2018 the 4th Annual Women In Tech Soiree. The Women In Tech Soiree serves the purpose of highlighting the supportive programs of technology, innovation, and education within women and diverse groups in Philadelphia. 

This event brings together some of the most talented, savvy, and passionate women in the city for an evening of knowledge sharing while mixing and mingling over celebratory cocktails.

This year, the event will feature a panel of rock star women within the regional tech community, moderated by Tiffanie Stanard of Stimulus. The inspiration from the speakers is designed to promote connection, collaboration, and success. 

Felicite Moorman will be a speaker and mentor at SXSW again this year. Click here to check the schedule.

Felicite Moorman is an award-winning technology entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of StratIS, an award-winning SaaS Platform for large-scale Internet of Things installations. StratIS is listed by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America.” Moorman is also CEO of BuLogics, which designs, builds, and certifies hardware, software, and ecosystems for the Internet of Things and is the recent recipient of the esteemed Technological Excellence Award Moorman was recently named in The Top 15 Women To Watch In Tech by the Business Journals, as well as on the list of The 50 Most Influential Women in IoT.

Kyle Golding is a born entrepreneur who started his first business as a teenager. Over his 30 year career, he has owned and operated businesses in multiple industries. Kyle has positioned, marketed and managed musicians, start-ups, small businesses, corporations and nonprofits to local, national and worldwide success. Read the full article at Idea Mensch. 

Marketing Monday – Small Business Series
February 12, March 12, April 9 2018
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST

“New year, same problem? ” Let us help you get a solid marketing and sales plan together for 2018 and beyond. Learn the fundamentals of both Marketing and Sales planning, how they tie together and how to identify which you actually have a problem with. The answer may surprise you.

A Small Business Series presented by the Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber to help Small Business Owners develop their marketing and sales strategies.

11:30 AM – 1 PM
Monday, February 12
Monday, March 12
Monday, April 9
at Project 3810, 3810 N. Tulsa

Project 3810 is a new flex space in Oklahoma City that is designed to provide as-needed space for entrepreneurs, including those needing light manufacturing and warehousing space, in addition to traditional co-working office space. 

Featuring Kyle Golding, Chief Strategic Idealist at The Golding Group. who brings 20+ years of business strategy, management and marketing experience in manufacturing, communications and entertainment. Entrepreneur, artist, disruptor.

and David Curran, Growth Consultant with Sandler Training of Oklahoma, who is a Sales, Management and Leadership Consultant, Coach and Trainer.

In this focused, three part session, you’ll understand the difference between marketing and sales, evaluate your current marketing and sales M.O. and develop/improve your strategies to get the most of the time and money you invest in marketing and sales.

In this short, interactive class, you will have “homework”.  Registration includes Class Materials, Video links for recordings of the classes, and Lunch all three days.