Make Your Content Contagious With These 6 STEPPS

And hope that everyone catches it like the Flu. The Internet is bursting at the seams with content and information. It is important to stand out so you are getting the most out of your B2B marketing strategies. I recently read a book called Contagious by Jonah Berger, Professor of Marketing at The University of [...]

2017-02-23T23:09:52-05:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Graphic Design Tips For The Everyday Marketer

For those who have little-to-no graphic design skills. You’re in good hands because I am a pro... Not really but they tell me I’m pretty good. There has probably been a time where you had wished you knew how to whip up a quick graphic for your marketing campaign. Whether it’s an advertisement, a graphic [...]

2017-05-18T20:46:01-04:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Guides, Resource|Tags: , , , , |

Video Will Dominate The Marketing Landscape This Year

Hop on the bandwagon, you're missing out! Last year we saw the importance of visual content, such as video, emphasized by the changes that took place across almost every major social network such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. Most notable were the launch of Facebook and Instagram’s live feature, Facebook’s pre-roll video ads, and [...]

2017-02-09T14:41:47-05:00February 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How complacency is killing the Marketer

Overcome complacency. Achieve Marketing stardom. The biggest killer for any marketing department, marketing campaign, or marketing professional can best be described using one word — complacency. I’m guilty of it. If you’re honest with yourself, so are you. There is just so much going on in our day-to-day lives, not to mention the non-stop meetings, [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:53-05:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

I’m hearing whispers they’re not happy with Marketing

Top 5 things you can do to stop the whispers. Any Marketer who has been on the job for more than a few months will have experienced this. Of course, most sales professionals can claim the same thing. Isn’t it interesting how you never really hear that about Development or Finance or even Human Resources? [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:54-05:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Top 5 reasons it’s not me…it’s you…said the Marketer

I’ve written about it before, and I’ll write about it again. It’s a popular discussion among us Marketers, not to mention a source of frustration. Every time I reach out to my network of respected marketers, looking for inspiration on what to write about, it’s almost the first thing they mention. It’s so bad I [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:54-05:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Stop over-thinking it. Marketing is marketing.

One of the things I enjoy best about being a veteran marketer (that’s “marketing” for saying I’m old) is that I’ve had the chance to mentor and develop a lot of young marketers. It’s something I think I’m good at. It’s definitely something I take a lot of pride in. I consider it one of [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:54-05:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

What is a lead?

One of the biggest challenges I’ve ever had, as a veteran Vice President of Marketing, was getting consensus on how a lead is defined. This challenge occurred in almost every single organization I’ve ever been engaged with. Even more interesting, when you interview the key stakeholders in an organization and ask how a lead is [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:54-05:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

LIVE FROM DREAMFORCE: 3 Ways the right data improves customer engagement

The biggest challenge any revenue-generating professional will face is connecting with a customer — via email, phone, social media, or in person — and actually getting them to listen. It has become a ‘skimming’ society with too many priorities competing with too little time. The customer has issues and they’re looking for solutions. The window [...]

2017-01-30T16:06:54-05:00October 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Resource, Showcase Videos, Videos|

What you need to know about Display Campaigns

Everyday, each of us sees them, yet very few of us know much about them. I am talking about display ads (formerly called banner ads), Unlike search ads that rely on someone typing a keyword into a search engine, those running display advertising platforms learned how to show ads to people based on the context [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:54-05:00September 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Why start blogging now?

I think of myself as someone usually on the front-end of the technology adoption curve. When I first studied Geoffrey Moore’s “Crossing the Chasm[i]” in business school, I remember completely identifying with those technology Innovators. Or, at the worst, I thought I might be an Early Adopter. Well – here it is – and I [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:55-05:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Marketing Automation – Do I outsource or invest in my staff

As the market for marketing automation grows - platforms such as Pardot, Marketo and Eloqua help large businesses drive revenue by converting leads into customers. The marketing automation industry realized there was a market for small companies and thus gained popularity Act-On, Infusionsoft, and Nurture. What does this mean for you as a business leader? [...]

2016-01-27T16:05:31-05:00August 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

How Little Can you Spend on a Campaign – and still get results?

Popularity and Effectiveness of Digital Marketing   One of the most important aspects in marketing is content marketing. In order to have a great content marketing strategy, we have to write – and write LOTS! As marketers, we have a natural tendency to want to grow our business fast and write in every outlet possible. [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:55-05:00June 21st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

5 Lessons to Manage your Marketing Team

I’ve been a marketer for a long time, much of that spent as a senior executive. I’ve had large teams, small teams, and no teams. I’ve made many mistakes. I’ve even had employees come into my office to stage pseudo-intervention, asking me to trust them to do their job rather than micro-manage them. What I’ve [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:55-05:00May 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

My experience with gatekeepers

Working in sales, you are familiar with the gatekeeper. In my experience, I have learned the gatekeeper can be your best friend or your worst enemy. They will let you through to your target contact or bluntly tell you the target contact is not interested. Today, most gatekeepers have absolute power over the phone, e-mail [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:55-05:00April 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

A B2B Marketer’s Word Jumble….Leads vs Deals

A B2B Marketer’s Word Jumble....Leads vs Deals What do leads and deals have in common? Well....same letters, different order? The image of a word jumble comes to mind - remember the word jumble? You would see it in the newspaper? I’m sure you can play it online somewhere....(Note to self – look for an online [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:55-05:00February 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

What should I blog about and does anybody care anymore

Earlier on, Rick wrote a post about WHY we are blogging - the end result - content. Blogs are everywhere! There are literally (figuratively) dogs writing blogs. Not kidding - check it out (Alfies Blog). With the saturation of the blog market - ever get stuck thinking about WHAT to blog about? Here are some [...]

2017-01-18T16:52:55-05:00January 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |