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Chief Marketing Officers from various industries gathered in Chicago on March 14th for Argyle Executive Forum’s 2014 Chief Marketing Officer Leadership Forum to discuss effective marketing strategies and innovative practices for the upcoming 2014 year.

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Gunjan Aggarwal, Vice President and Head of Human Resources, North America at Ericsson recently joined a panel at Argyle Executive Forum's 2014 Human Capital Leadership Forum: Spring Event in San Francisco, titled "Talent Strategy and Keeping Employees Engaged." Today, Aggarwal further discusses Ericsson's talent on a global scale.

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Ken Wilcox, EVP of Customer Service & Sales at Republic Services, and Phil Moehlenpah, Managing Director of Worldwide Services for FedEx Services, both articulate the importance of big data and analytics and how to best utilize this growth as a way to improve business practices and drive customer engagement.

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Colette LaForce, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at AMD, discusses AMD’s employee-led brand transformation, the evolving role of the CMO, and what excites her most about the future of AMD.

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On February 11, 2014, human resources professionals joined the 2014 Redefining Employee Engagement in Today’s Results-Driven World Virtual Event. Argyle Executive Forum brought together HR professionals to discuss changes in employee engagement and how HR professionals can best adapt to these changes in order to ensure successful HR practices. Perspectives were given by Gary Harrison-Ducros, Vice President Labor Relations for Frito-Lay; Donna Howard, Chief Human Resources Officer for Sonic Healthcare USA; Sumeet Kapoor, Senior Vice President HR Strategy & Change Management for Huntington Bank; and Razor Suleman, Founder & Chief People Officer for Achievers.

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By Argyle Staff

Now in its third week, the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which started in New York City’s financial district on Sept. 17 as protests against perceived corporate greed and government inaction have since spread to at least 67 cities nationwide, spanning both coasts.

Hundreds have been arrested so far, but the movement continues to grow in popularity. Critics claim the grassroots movement does not have a coherent message or specific policy ideas, however protestors have rallied around several key issues.

Activists have voiced concern over widening income inequality and their desire to see the rich pay a higher share of income taxes, according to the New York Times. They want banks to be held accountable for reckless practices and the government to put greater emphasis on getting the unemployed back to work.

“If I had a job, I would not be here,” one woman at an Occupy rally in Cleveland told the BBC.

Democratic politicians, including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have voiced support for the protesters, with Obama saying he empathizes with their “frustration.” But it is not clear the protesters want the support of the Democratic establishment given many are angry at what they believe to be the current administration’s ineptitude.

Republican leaders have expressed little sympathy for the protesters.

“We have had a strain of hostility to free enterprise and frankly, a strain of hostility to classic America starting in our academic institutions and spreading across this country,” former House Speaker and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “I regard the Wall Street protesters as a natural outcome of a bad education system teaching them really dumb ideas.”

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