Are You Getting The Most From Your Marketing Apps?

If you're like most business leaders I meet, you have probably used some form of technology in your marketing efforts. In most cases, I hear about email and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) apps the businesses are using. And typically, the no-cost version of a tool is the one people will start with, and sometimes continue using even though they're not…

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Marketing Automation Is Becoming More Important Than Ever

With the year rapidly coming to a close and all the distractions of year-end activities, I thought I'd keep this blog really short. It's an important topic for 2022 - or I'd have skipped the blog altogether. If you're not using automation tools in your marketing program, you're going to want to start - and soon. Marketing automation has been…

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The Five Key Functions Of A Fractional Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

In larger organizations, a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) plays a crucial role in helping the company scale and grow intelligently. The CMO is an executive level leader who contributes to the strategic planning and implementation of programs designed to help your company grow. Why does your company need a Chief Marketing Officer? Most smaller companies work with a marketing agency…

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A.I.M. For Better Marketing Results

Are you happy with the results from your marketing? If not, your marketing program is probably missing something. It’s not uncommon to find business leaders who are not marketing effectively, so you’re not alone. This frequently happens when the focus is on costs instead of the desired results. But developing more effective marketing programs does not necessarily result in increased…

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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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Three Steps to Better Results from Your CRM

The Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) provides a critical link between sales, marketing, product development, and operations. When used properly, a CRM will help you understand your customers better, improve your offerings, close more sales and shorten the sales cycle. From a simple offline spreadsheet to a more sophisticated cloud-hosted app, almost everyone in business today is using some type…

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