Brand: From a company with a name & logo to an unparalleled leader

Brand: From a company with a name & logo to an unparalleled leader

Brand is a squishy word that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. When we’re working with entrepreneurial companies, their concept of “brand” is often that it’s the company’s logo, color palette, and font styles. In other words, the general look and feel of the business. But as a company grows, leaders must broaden their understanding of brand if they hope to mature successfully and become an unparalleled leader in their category.  (more…)
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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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Go-to-market focus: From hypothesis to category dominance

Go-to-market focus: From hypothesis to category dominance

Regardless of their scale and pace of growth, growing businesses need to define and continually hone their go-to-market focus. This continued refinement enables a business to scale from a hopeful startup with a hypothesis to a category dominator that reinvents its space. (more…)
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What is the Authentic Growth™ Marketing Maturity Matrix?

What is the Authentic Growth™ Marketing Maturity Matrix?

As a community of fractional CMOs, we’ve always rooted our client work in Authentic Growth™ methodology. This methodology is our proven process that helps small and mid-sized businesses build strategic marketing departments and create alignment between sales and marketing. (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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Authentic Brand Expands Leadership Team; Adds New Vice President of Marketing

Authentic Brand Expands Leadership Team; Adds New Vice President of Marketing

Jenna Soule to lead go to market strategy for rapidly growing fractional CMO services firm MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Authentic Brand announces the expansion of its leadership team with the hiring of Jenna Soule as Vice President of Marketing. Jenna will lead the go-to-market strategy for the five-year old, rapidly-growing fractional CMO services firm.  As a member of Authentic Brand’s leadership team, Jenna brings more than two decades of marketing leadership experience for companies ranging from entrepreneurial startups to large enterprises, investing the majority of her career in mid-sized high growth organizations.  “We are in the business of marketing leadership for…
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Marketing data: From information to intelligence

Marketing data: From information to intelligence

Every growing business wants to know the ROI of its marketing investments. They want to predict, with certainty, how much they’ll get in return for various marketing activities. But few of these businesses have done the strategic work necessary to mature their data practices. (more…)
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Cultivate a culture of trust between marketing, sales, and finance

Cultivate a culture of trust between marketing, sales, and finance

The process of creating demand and happy customers has never been more of a team sport than it is today. The buyer’s journey is one long continuum that requires marketing’s close alignment and collaboration with sales. And just as important to both marketing and sales is a solid foundational alignment with the finance team. (more…)
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