Marketing absurdity

Ask the owner of any company if they do marketing, and chances are, they’ll immediately answer, “Yes, of course.” But truth be told, most are not applying the same level of strategy and rigor as they do in other parts of their business. More often than not, they’re marketing the way they always have: They…

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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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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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Stay top-of-mind in the buying process

To keep your company top of mind, you must communicate with your prospects on a regular basis. But the average business person is bombarded by hundreds of messages per day, making it a challenging task for even the most seasoned marketers. The secret There’s a secret to ensure that your brand captures a top spot…

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Secret Sauce Video

It seems like anything successful has a secret formula, proprietary technology or “secret sauce” behind it that makes people talk about it. Marketing is no different. The secret sauce of successful marketing is the message. It must command the attention of its target audience, get them to think and feel something – and ultimately like,…

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The temptation to hammer your audience with a peppy sales pitch when you’re trying to write content can be hard to overcome. Marketers are supposed to market, right? So why shouldn’t we be screaming Buy! Buy! Buy! like freakshow carnival barkers? Oh, wait, that’s actually the answer. Yikes. Aggressiveness is out. Instead of demanding action…

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