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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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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Marketing budget allocation: Why there’s no silver bullet

Marketing budget allocation: Why there’s no silver bullet

At Authentic Brand, we work primarily with small to mid-size growing businesses that have started to invest in marketing activities but aren’t sure if they are allocating resources in the best way to support their business growth goals. One of the most common questions we get from clients is, “How much should I spend on marketing?” It seems like a simple question, but unfortunately, the answer isn’t. The not-so-satisfying answer we often give to questions about marketing budget allocation is, “It depends.” (more…)
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Tractionville Podcast: Integrator Community, Fractional CMOs and more

Tractionville Podcast: Integrator Community, Fractional CMOs and more

Why should Visionaries have all the fun? Jennifer Zick joins the hosts of Tractionville, Chris White and Benj Miller, to share what inspired her to create the Integrator Community for EOS®-powered business leaders, as well as her own entrepreneurial story in building Authentic Brand as a leading provider of Fractional CMO services for growing businesses. (more…)
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Sales & Marketing Mix it Up: TCSW 2020 Cocktails&Closers

Sales & Marketing Mix it Up: TCSW 2020 Cocktails&Closers

What better way to cap off day one of Twin Cities Startup Week than a happy hour conversation between Closers Media's Mickeli Bedore and Authentic Brand's Jennifer Zick, moderated by Closers' Mixologist, Garrio Harrison. The debut event was hosted virtually on the TWCS Main Stage as the kickoff of Closer's newest show: Cocktails&Closers (a close cousin to the wildly popular and award-winning Coffee&Closers show). (more…)
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Schmidt List LIVE: Jennifer Zick on Renavigating Your Content Calendar

Schmidt List LIVE: Jennifer Zick on Renavigating Your Content Calendar

When does your marketing team transition from holding their breath to recognizing the need for your brand's voice? How do you create a publishing schedule when the world is changing daily? What are we seeing work for our clients in this time of chaos? These are just some of the topics discussed in a recent conversation between Authentic Brand CEO, Jennifer Zick, and Kurt Schmidt, on The Schmidt List podcast's live show, Schmidt List LIVE. (more…)
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Agility: an essential ingredient for brand relevance in a changing world

Agility: an essential ingredient for brand relevance in a changing world

We are quickly approaching mid-year, and business leaders everywhere are thinking about how they move forward in an undefined new world. Whether a business has been booming, shuttered, or stalled, the second half of 2020 is going to be monumental in separating companies that will thrive from those that will merely survive. (more…)
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