Marketing as a profession and industry is at a crossroads. I read an article just last week actually asking the question, “Is Marketing Strategy dead?” It was hard to fathom. Upon deeper reflection, it’s understandable. The amount of “noise” we encounter every day makes it seem as if everyone is trying to tell their story, send their message or sell their product by throwing everything against the wall and seeing what sticks. Clarity and differentiation is hard to come by. Cutting through the noise is more difficult everyday, as content proliferates and our attention is sought after in so many different ways.