Posts by Cultivate

Generational Marketing

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Generational Marketing: How to Market to Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers Download our FREE eGuide to understand the generational influences that shape the values of each generation Download your FREE copy of our new eGuide about intergenerational marketing and how to best reach your ideal customer from each generation. “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation” gets…

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5 unexpected insights you can learn from competitor research

5 Unexpected Insights

You can’t see the road ahead if you’re too focused on the rearview mirror. When it comes to learning from competitor research, many businesses adopt a “keep your eyes on your own paper” mentality. Yet, we all know we can’t exist (or thrive) in an echo chamber. There are many valuable lessons your competitors can…

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If you aren’t selling, do you need a secure website?

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You may have heard about TLS or “Transport Layer Security” (also commonly referred to as SSL), a security protocol that ensures communications between your website and server are encrypted and can’t be intercepted. With big companies reporting data breaches seemingly daily (everyone from Facebook to Target to Verizon at this point), it’s no wonder your…

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Speed up your sales cycle

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  If you align your sales and marketing teams, they become an unstoppable force. Marketing influences how people think and feel, building and nurturing relationships—and relationships drive sales. Period. Your sales team spends 80% of their time with the 20% of the customers who are ready to listen. Your marketing team, on the other hand,…

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Great Content: The cure for the engineer’s marketing allergy

Content Allergy

How to speak that engineer marketing language The first rule of marketing is know your audience. Find out what they want. Connect with them and show them how you will solve their problem like no one else. Reach your audience on a personal level. Get in their head. Yet, for right-brained marketing creatives, getting inside…

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When the rubber hits the road

Rubber Hits Road

As the saying goes, the “rubber hits the road” at the point in time when a salesperson is in-front of a customer and moves to quickly communicate why they should buy. Salespeople need the right tools at their fingertips as they initiate relationships, build trust with customers and prospects, and when they close the sale.…

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Try making your own eggnog this holiday…

Holiday Eggnog

Leave the pre-made eggnog on the grocery shelf… a top-notch, home-made eggnog is not much work. Here’s how to make your own eggnog: Booze: Bourbon, brandy or rum are the typical choices. You don’t have to go expensive either beacuse the booze flavor is complimented by the flavor of the eggnog, so it all tastes…

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Give your customers a big ol' "bro hug!"

The Bro Hug

When you see an old friend, do you give them a handshake or a ‘bro hug’? Of course, if you’re under 30 years old, you give them a hug to let them know that you’ve missed them and you appreciate them. It’s more intimate than a traditional handshake. What’s a ‘bro hug’? It’s a visible…

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Blueprint for a successful content marketing strategy

Blueprint Content Strategy

Who in their right mind would build a house without a blueprint? You need a detailed blueprint to convert the piles of building materials on your empty lot into a beautiful, finished home. If you try to build it on your own, without a blueprint, you’ll end up with a haphazard structure that will probably…

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