Does your business need more leads? Balance quick wins with building a demand generation strategy

Does your business need more leads? Balance quick wins with building a demand generation strategy

Every growing business wants more leads. In fact, in new client discussions, it’s what businesses are often thinking about most. But, the reality is that companies need strategic demand generation programs in place to drive sustainable, long-term lead creation. While there’s no quick fix to solving all of your demand generation challenges, there are some opportunities that companies can leverage to generate leads quickly in the short term. (more…)
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Professional development is key to building effective marketing teams

Professional development is key to building effective marketing teams

Building an effective marketing team is always top of mind for businesses. And amid a talent shortage, economic downturn, and annual budget planning, it’s even more critical that companies make strategic and thoughtful talent decisions. Professional development is key to all of this and should serve as the crux of any solid talent strategy.  (more…)
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Sales and marketing alignment: What is it & how to achieve it

Sales and marketing alignment: What is it & how to achieve it

Sales and marketing alignment is something businesses talk about a lot. But what is it, really, and how do organizations achieve it? This definition from Highspot succinctly and effectively defines it: “Sales and marketing alignment is a shared system of communication, strategy, and goals that enable marketing and sales to operate as a unified organization.”  (more…)
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Unlock the potential of a channel marketing strategy

Unlock the potential of a channel marketing strategy

Channel marketing can be an effective way for companies to scale their business growth and generate more sales. By using the right distribution channels, a business can reach new audiences and customers, leverage existing marketing programs, and improve profit margins. B2B companies may find traction working with resellers, while B2C companies can reach international audiences through the right distribution channels. (more…)
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Measure what’s meaningful: Advice for growing businesses

Measure what’s meaningful: Advice for growing businesses

There are a lot of things that marketers today could measure. But that doesn’t mean they should be measuring all of these. Marketing metrics should provide insight into how marketing is supporting business objectives and answer key questions from the CEO and sales leaders. (more…)
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Think your business can’t afford market research? Think again.

Think your business can’t afford market research? Think again.

Many small and growing businesses bypass market research because they think it’s only for established enterprises that can afford to hire expensive market research firms. But market research doesn’t necessarily require a significant budget. In fact, many research strategies and methods are available flexibly and affordably. (more…)
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Buyer’s Journey: Engage & connect when and where it matters most

Buyer’s Journey: Engage & connect when and where it matters most

The past few years, and most notably the COVID-19 pandemic, have brought significant change to the buyer’s journey and customer experience. People now expect more from brands: a more seamless bridge between digital and in-person interactions and deeper, more authentic brand-customer relationships. (more…)
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Want to build products your customers love? Start with marketing.

Want to build products your customers love? Start with marketing.

Every product company wants to create products their customers love. But the path to building and launching these products isn’t always straightforward. It’s an effort that requires multiple business disciplines — including marketing — working together collaboratively to understand and meet customer and market needs. (more…)
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