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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Red Argyle: Client Story

Red Argyle: Client Story

Salesforce Systems Integrator engages Fractional CMO to take strategy and growth to the next level. "What got us interested in talking to Authentic Brand was their reputation in the industry. ...And it only took a couple of quick conversations for us to realize it would be a great business fit for us and also a great culture fit."Garry Polmateer, CEO, Red Argyle https://youtu.be/w-Nw_2IX5Us Story Summary Garry Pomateer is the CEO of Red Argyle, a Salesforce Systems Integrator with a focus on Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and Experience Cloud solutions, along with security and privacy consulting. With a track record as…
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COLAB: Client Story

COLAB: Client Story

Digital agency overcomes random acts of marketing with a dedicated Fractional CMO and clear brand value proposition. "I think one of the compelling components of [choosing Authentic Brand] was they had a methodology that had been proven out, they had a team of [CMOs] in Mindshare that they can rely on and [Ally] partners that they could pull on. It felt like it dramatically reduced the amount of risk that we were taking on."Morgan Witham, CEO, COLAB https://youtu.be/UjjDsAu9ZPg Story Summary Morgan Witham is the CEO of COLAB, a digital agency that focuses on WebOps: building websites that drive ongoing value…
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NATF: Client Story

NATF: Client Story

National nonprofit engages Fractional CMO to strengthen existing marketing efforts, processes, and future hiring decisions. "For a nonprofit organization, [hiring a Fractional CMO] certainly is an investment. But when I think about all the time and energy that we saved by bringing on Authentic Brand and our fractional CMO, it was hands down worth every penny.” Kathryn Mikkelsen, Executive Director, North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) https://youtu.be/Jq8jziGqUWE Story Summary Kathryn Mikkelsen is the Executive Director of North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) - a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by blood clots and related diseases. With a…
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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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What does a fractional CMO do?

What does a fractional CMO do?

Fractional marketing leadership is a relatively new service area. But demand for fractional CMOs is growing as the value of hiring part-time executive marketing leadership becomes clearer. (more…)
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Marketing ROI: A Guide to The Big 3 Revenue Metrics

Marketing ROI: A Guide to The Big 3 Revenue Metrics

As a responsible business leader, you want to know the ROI of your marketing. You want to feel confident that your marketing investments lead to meaningful engagement that converts to revenue and healthy growth. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always prove as simple as it sounds. (more…)
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