Capitalizing on the Intersection of Sales and Marketing

That sales and marketing are related is widely known, but that doesn’t mean business leaders always leverage the power of each discipline to improve the other. Improving the integration of your sales and marketing efforts leads to better business results, and understanding what that entails is becoming more and more critical to businesses these days. My colleague Arnie Amir, a…

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Maybe It’s Not Your Advertising

You’ve done everything you can to improve your advertising and you’re still not getting the results you want. You’ve fine-tuned your audience targeting, A/B tested your messages, used great CTAs, and even offered discounted pricing. Your customer service is ranked well above average, and you deliver on what you promise. Well, maybe it’s not your advertising. Maybe it’s your product…

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Getting The Most From Your Marketing Budget

Smaller businesses cannot afford to spend money on marketing and advertising that doesn’t provide a good return on investment (ROI). Overspending on marketing that isn’t working is common, and it is the first thing you need to address. Drew Deraney, a Cost Reduction Specialist with Schooley Mitchell, can tell you how critical it is for every business to be smarter…

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What’s Next in Digital Marketing? Electronic Prospecting? Well, Yes!

Last year (2020) certainly taught us all how to adapt from in-person to virtual environments to continue “business as usual.” Even networking went virtual. More meetings happened in Zoom rooms than in any other location in 2020, so what does 2021 have in store for us? With everyone relegated – for the most part – to virtual offices, prospecting became…

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Don’t Skip This Year’s End-Of-Year Review

Peter Drucker is one of my favorite business thought leaders. He could not possibly have envisioned the experience we all lived through this year - and continue to experience - but his visionary advice includes a particularly relevant admonition: “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Most years I…

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The Balance Provided By A Marketing Strategy

Marketing is a marathon, not a moment. Everything you do to market your company presents a trade-off between time, money and results. It should be no surprise, then, that the best marketing strategy for your organization needs to strike a balance among these factors to achieve and maximize return on investment (ROI). The best strategy needs to take a programmatic…

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The Truth About SEO and Digital Marketing

Business spending on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and digital marketing, including Pay Per Click advertising, has increased exponentially. Smaller companies are feeling the pressure to include digital marketing in their stack in spite of the fact that it frequently consumes 100 percent of their available budget. Is it worth it? As a Marketing Strategy Consultant, it is very rare for…

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How To Get Better Marketing Results

It's not uncommon for me to be asked by a client why their email marketing is not producing sales. And my response is always a question: How are you using it and what other marketing tactics are you using? I would not expect email marketing to produce sales if it's being used in the manner most companies are using email.…

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Three Ways To Benefit From Marketing Automation

Marketing Automation, also referred to a Marketing Technology or Martech, provides many benefits to the companies using it for their digital marketing programs. "Martech" is a catchall for the use of automation and systems to serve content and gain greater insight into your audience. It includes things like email marketing, and in recent years has become an integral part of…

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Social Media Marketing Not Working? This Might Be Why.

I have spoken to many business leaders who know the benefits of using Social Media in their marketing program. The best Social Media programs all share certain characteristics that are predictive of success. One is that the company either has an in-house team member with Social Media Marketing experience or has outsourced it to a company that specializes in Social…

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