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Why sales and marketing alignment is a must

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To engage today’s demanding B2B customers more effectively, marketing and sales must collaborate across the entire buying process in ways that provide exceptional value to them. A strategic combination of marketing and personalized sales touches can move your prospects toward a sale faster and give them greater confidence that they’re making the right decision. Highly-aligned…

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How to increase marketing’s impact on revenue

Scaling marketing revenue

Traditionally, marketing’s job was to promote your company’s brand and to generate leads for your sales force to follow-up on. Today, its role is much more complex. The marketing department must single-handedly attract, educate and nurture prospects – and make a measurable impact on your company’s revenue. But how can you grow the marketing function…

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Don’t turn your back on your customers

CULTIVATE TurnBack

Do you stop communicating with your customers after they buy your company’s products or services? If so, you’re missing a big opportunity to boost your bottom line by RETAINING them. When someone buys your products, it doesn’t mean their customer journey has come to an end. It’s actually just beginning. Now’s the time to rethink…

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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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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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There's a runaway train barreling towards you

RunawayTrain

Today, if you’re not yet on board the content marketing train, you may get run over. It’s that simple. Your customers have changed and you need to adapt the way you’re marketing. If you continue to use the same old ways to communicate with them, you’ll be left in the dust. Today’s B2B customers tend…

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Stop burning cash on these inefficient content marketing strategies

Stop Burning Cash

Would you stack bagfuls of cash into a crude pyramid, and then set it on fire? Of course not! That would be stupid, and you’re not stupid, so you’re not going to ignore inefficiencies in your content marketing initiative, are you? Here are five areas that are especially problematic: 1. You’re producing content, but it’s…

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Content marketing without a documented strategy is doomed to fail: Survey

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A documented strategy is a must if you want to be successful with content marketing. That’s the conclusion of the first-ever Milwaukee Area B2B Content Marketing survey, conducted by Cultivate. The majority of the marketing managers who responded to this new survey (68%) don’t have one and that limits their ability to be effective with…

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How to tame the content approval monster

Tame The Content Approval Monster

Lurking in the corner of your office is an unseen threat to the success of your content marketing efforts. It’s the approval monster and his favorite activity is not to dismember, devour and destroy, but rather to plant his fat butt on top of your content, bringing your publishing process to a screeching halt. No…

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