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The Dangers of Faking Success

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! You may ask yourself, “Where has the year gone?” We’re already halfway through Q2 – and as we let the days go by, do you feel panic or excitement? Is it the [...]

2021-05-17T09:41:48-04:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Outsourcing – The Cover Band of Business?

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! There are some bands where I vividly remember the first time I heard their music. Something about the music had an impact on me. When I first heard the Red Hot Chili [...]

2021-05-10T09:52:25-04:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Marketing Investments in 2021

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! How is your 2021 stacking up? This time of year tends to be a time of growth and optimism, yet some industries continue to thrive while others continue to struggle. The past [...]

2021-05-03T09:25:28-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The Art of Letting People Think You Suck

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! We’ve passed a few annual milestones recently – spring’s arrival, the end of Q1, first 100 days, and of course: the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 officially being declared a pandemic. As I [...]

A Blog Post about Blogs Posts

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Spring has arrived, the weather is warming, and we continue to look forward to safely enjoying warm-weather activities with friends! No matter where you are, and even if you are able to [...]

2021-05-03T10:17:26-04:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Cultivating Your Leads Garden

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Spring is officially here! Maybe you're the same as me – the rain might get you down, but you know that warmer weather is on its way! Are your revenues growing as well [...]

2021-05-03T11:17:41-04:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

The Cost of the Data Retrofit

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! My team threw down a challenge for me this week. They asked me to use as many song references as possible from our featured artist in this week's email without being too [...]

2021-04-21T09:10:43-04:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Overcoming Bad Data

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! We're all busy. But how busy are we... really? Are we moving things forward on a daily basis, or just going through the motions? With almost a year of various levels of [...]

2021-04-21T08:53:39-04:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Audience Growth and Trigger Cities

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Ever feel like you're surrounded by predators, always fighting for every little win? The beginning of the year is a great time to swim without looking back and focus on what's ahead. [...]

2021-02-22T19:55:11-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Spanning the Chasm

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! What were you doing 40 years ago (if you were even alive)? It’s hard to believe (for me) that a few days ago marked the 40th anniversary of Rush’s Moving Pictures album. [...]

2021-02-12T15:51:58-05:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Human and Digital for Customer Experience

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! It was Groundhog Day last week. Many would argue that we’ve been reliving Groundhog Day since this pandemic hit! Regardless of the prediction of your favourite groundhog, I think we all need [...]

2021-02-08T09:14:06-05:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Aligning Sales and Marketing

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Monday mornings can be challenging at the best of times. Cranking this song by Lenny Kravitz is bound to get you moving and motivated for a brand new month! Listen with me [...]

Growing Revenue with New Streams

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! It seems like 2021 is turning into the year of looking forward – as we focus on the destination a little up the road. I don’t usually like to feature an artist [...]

2021-01-25T09:25:01-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Six Tips to Become a More Effective Salesperson

I hate to admit this, but I've been in sales for more than 20 years. It can sometimes feel like you're on a rollercoaster ride! I see many sales "professionals" not putting in the effort to hone their craft. This was posted way back, but is still very relevant today and worthy of a repost. [...]

2021-01-21T11:33:58-05:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Adapting to Shorter Attention Spans

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Do you ever feel like you’re on a different planet? Walking through the Virtual Causeway offices lately, it feels like I'm walking on the moon – with everyone working from home, it’s [...]

2021-01-18T14:06:08-05:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

6 Steps to Market Your Experts and Boost Your Brand Awareness

As I coach management teams and executives, I realize that sometimes their personal brand gets lost as they enable the success of others. Brand management extends beyond just the product. Never forget – YOU are your own Brand and YOU need to sustain effort into keeping your brand relevant and well-positioned. With so much noise [...]

2021-01-19T14:09:38-05:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Marketing Trend Predictions for 2021

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! We’re already two weeks into the first quarter of the new year! Sometimes we just need a good kick in the butt and some direction to perfection to get things rolling. Have [...]

2021-01-11T09:45:33-05:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Lead Generation Channels

Lead generation is one of the most important aspects of business development. It helps build your brand, gain awareness and most importantly, gets you that much closer to closing deals. With the rise of tools like social media, marketing automation systems, and pay-per-click advertising, which lead generation channel has the most potential to convert the [...]

2020-12-23T15:35:25-05:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

What You Can Expect in 2021

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Could there be more excitement about welcoming 2021? B2B sales and marketing pros are getting a jump start on the year now that 2020 is in the rear view mirror. This is [...]

2021-01-04T10:32:41-05:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Don’t Mix Up Your Leads and Deals

Leads vs. Deals – truly a B2B marketer's word jumble. I originally posted about this way back in 2015, but I find I am still having this conversation on a weekly basis with clients – so I think it’s timely and worth re-posting today! What do leads and deals have in common? Well... same letters, different [...]

2020-12-23T15:10:16-05:00December 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The Year’s Roundup – with a Soundtrack

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Finally! The holidays are here – let's give a big cheer to the end of 2020! It's been a gruelling year of uncertainty, change, opportunity, and endless pivoting. The break is a [...]

2020-12-23T14:46:06-05:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Be the King (or Queen) of the CASL

We have all encountered spam at some point or another while scrolling through the web or sifting through our email inboxes. Some people – and even some software – are really great at identifying it and dealing with it, but some are not. Here in Canada, it's been six years since anti-spam legislation was rolled out. Is [...]

2021-04-05T10:00:08-04:00December 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

A B2B Nutcracker

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! In the holiday spirit I have a creative take for you on the Nutcracker Suite from Brian Setzer (remember Stray Cats?). He's rocking a big orange guitar and is accompanied by his [...]

2020-12-21T08:47:18-05:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

My Experiences with Gatekeepers

The gatekeeper – friend or foe? I'm asked about this every day by our inside team or are clients! The gatekeeper can be your best friend. I'm here to tell you how you can turn gatekeepers into your advocate and ally. Today, most gatekeepers have absolute power over the phone, e-mail system, calendar, and marketing [...]

2020-12-17T14:25:07-05:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Prepping Your Marketing Strategy for the New Year

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! How does it feel? 2020 has often felt like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone that keeps on rolling. Listen to this with me as we focus on finishing the year [...]

2020-12-17T14:07:24-05:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Succeeding in a Startup in 11 Easy Steps

Startups can be exciting, and stressful! I love the energy of starting something new, whether it's an internal initiative – like building a centralized team to service the organization – or starting a completely new division or business from scratch, the same foundational principles apply. No matter what your long-term goal is, remember to build [...]

2020-12-17T14:11:08-05:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Lessons in B2B Growth

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Congratulations, you've made it to December 2020! I hope your organization has weathered the storm and figured out how to make things happen. Otherwise, we could be in for a long December! [...]

2020-12-07T09:21:52-05:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Planning for the new year… focus!

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Sometimes I wonder where November went. With year-end rushing toward us, it feels like we've got to ride like hell to finish strong. So, buckle up and listen to this cool tune [...]

2020-11-25T16:00:52-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

What is Your Retention Marketing Plan?

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! It snowed here this week. I won't lie... there is a part of me that wants to sail away and return to warmer climates! Instead here's a little jolt from my favourite [...]

2020-11-23T09:26:50-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The State of Marketing Performance

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! I've got a mental pick-me-up for you! Neuroscience has discovered the 10 happiest songs ever. In the midst of whatever stress you're feeling, join me in listening to this classic to help [...]

2020-11-16T09:24:40-05:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Can I Have Some B2B Sales Remedy?

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! What’s the remedy for this past kind of week? I think we’re all burnt out. So for a breather, let’s just listen to this cool song by The Black Crowes and hope [...]

2020-11-09T09:29:34-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

HubSpot Data and Holiday Blues

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! As we slide into the second half of Q4 2020, are you churning and burning with activity? Can your team go the distance? Give this awesome song by Cake a listen as [...]

2020-11-09T09:10:20-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The Changing SDR Role

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! It's me against the world. At least that's how I feel sometimes when I'm staring down Q4! Can you relate? This week I've got some ideas to help in planning a better [...]

2020-10-26T09:45:00-04:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Where is the Money Tree?

"Money don't grow on trees," says the song lyric. That means there is plenty of work for us marketing and sales types! It's Q4 so we can't slow down. Have a listen to this as we push forward. Here is what the experts are saying, and some takeaways from the past week: HubSpot Data - [...]

2021-04-28T08:59:05-04:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

B2B Innovations

Do you remember the scene in Back to the Future where Marty McFly travels back in time and visits his father (as a teenager), waking him up in the middle of the night? He's dressed as a space traveler, and puts headphones on him and plays the Walkman – blaring Eddie Van Halen guitar solos. [...]

2020-11-09T10:19:19-05:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The B2B Search for Meaning

Have you ever watched squirrels this time of year? They gather nuts, frantically running around trying to find places to bury them, then start over. I can relate. As B2B marketers we constantly gather data, then spend our time trying to find the important pieces, and search for the meaning to help us. Have you [...]

2020-11-09T10:20:39-05:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Increase Your Customer Experience

I can still remember the first time I heard Eddie Van Halen. As a guitar player, I had no idea what I was listening to! But hearing that opening of "Runnin' With the Devil"... I was floored! It seems like this September is busier than ever in the B2B space! "Livin' life at a pace [...]

2020-11-09T10:24:09-05:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Wake Up! Summer is Over

It’s the middle of September and summer has come and passed. Are you back into the frantic chaos as Q4 approaches? I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for the warm sunshine, and just want to close my eyes, relax, and wake up when September ends! Wishful thinking, right? Join me and give this a listen as you read [...]

2020-11-09T10:25:20-05:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

What is Account-Based Marketing? Everyone’s Doing It

Introducing the upside down funnel! It seems that lead-based marketing is a fish out of water and it’s just flopping around waiting to die. Okay, well... maybe it’s still good for some uses. With 89.5% of B2B sales still completed by a person, Account-Based Marketing is quickly becoming the norm. More than 90% of marketers [...]

2020-09-10T15:09:56-04:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|