Who Are Your Actual Competitors?

I have a former client who wanted to create a powerful, specialized, searchable directory of service providers in a specific industry by job role or function. This online directory would be supported by advertising revenue, and the ads would be displayed in order of who was willing to pay the most to appear first for a specific search. He fell…

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Why – It’s Important

Everybody talks about finding your “Why” and how important it is when in your marketing efforts. People don’t just tell you how important it is to have one, they also typically go into a description of what your “Why” is – or is not. As you know, I’m sure, your “Why” is an expression of the impact you want to…

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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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Three Pricing Strategies That Grow Revenue

If you don’t already have one, you should consider creating a pricing policy. Without one, your profitability can become subject to inconsistent pricing, and you may even risk going out of business. A pricing policy helps you ensure that your company is making a profit, not just generating sales and revenue. A formal pricing policy helps you grow your business…

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Is Value-Based Pricing Right For Your Company?

Pricing products or services to grow your company and maximize profit is one of the most difficult aspects of operating a business. It’s also one of the most important factors in the overall success of your company. Value-based pricing is not always an appropriate strategy, but when it can be used it is a great option for optimizing growth. Is…

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The Top 5 Signs You Need A Fractional CMO

A Chief Marketing Officer is someone who has deep marketing knowledge and is an experienced leader who knows how to get things done. The CMO is responsible for developing the strategy for product development, pricing, advertising and branding, customer outreach, and establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) that drive business decisions for revenue and growth. How would you know if you…

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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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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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Marketing By The Numbers

Everyone knows how important it is to measure the results you are getting with anything you do in business. It’s all about numbers in business, right? This is especially true when it comes to marketing, but how you measure and what you do with that information are as important to your success as whether you measure. There are certain metrics…

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