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How to build an effective on-demand marketing team
How to build an effective on-demand marketing team
The modern marketing ecosystem has changed the way businesses market themselves. Marketing programs now require an entirely different array and a longer list of skill sets than they did 20 years ago. The agency of record no longer makes sense. Panelists provide advice on how businesses can build effective on-demand marketing teams with freelancers and agency partners.
Is the agency of record irrelevant in today’s marketing landscape?
Is the agency of record irrelevant in today’s marketing landscape?
Twenty years ago, most businesses outsourced their marketing capabilities to an agency of record that provided the entire landscape of marketing services. At that time, there were only a few core marketing services businesses needed their agency to provide. Fast forward to today, and the marketing landscape has changed dramatically. This rapid change begs the question: How could one agency of record possibly provide all of these services?
In-house marketing vs. agency or freelancer: What’s best for you?
In-house marketing vs. agency or freelancer: What’s best for you?
There comes a time in every business’s lifecycle when it needs to invest in marketing to continue growing. Some of the most important decisions a company makes during this time are when and who to hire to develop and manage their marketing programs. Businesses have what seems like endless options: in-house resources, external resources, and resources experienced in different functional areas.
When should my business hire a marketer, and who’s the right fit?
When should my business hire a marketer, and who’s the right fit?
One of the most challenging business decisions a growing company faces is when the right time is to hire a marketer and build an internal marketing team. Many scenarios prompt this decision, but it often comes when the business reaches a critical growth point. The company may have been founder-led or sales-driven until this point, but its sales are plateauing, and it realizes to continue growing, it needs to invest in marketing. It no longer makes sense to have the founder or sales leader be responsible for marketing.
How remote collaboration in marketing has changed — and why it’s here to stay
How remote collaboration in marketing has changed — and why it’s here to stay
Regardless of how, exactly, remote work shakes out, it’s clear that marketing teams must be able to collaborate remotely with confidence. This requires strategic marketing leaders that are well-equipped and experienced at helping businesses build effective remote teams and work cultures — and leading them from afar.
Interim CMO vs. Fractional CMO: What’s the difference, and what do you really need?
Interim CMO vs. Fractional CMO: What’s the difference, and what do you really need?
What is the difference between an Interim CMO and a Fractional CMO? Understand these two unique models for contract, outsourced marketing leadership, and discover which approach makes the most sense for your business.