The Five Essentials of a Digital Marketing Strategy

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  Digital marketing – the use of online communications tools to reach desired target audiences – is no longer a new industry still finding its way. In fact, it’s advanced pretty far, especially with all the proliferating innovations in the marketing automation industry.   So many tools available – but what’s your digital marketing strategy?

Ten Strategies to Align Marketing with Sales

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  There’s a classic conflict between Sales and Marketing teams at many companies, where each tends to undervalue the other’s contributions to revenue growth. If allowed to fester unchecked, this mutual antipathy works against the best interests of customers, the company, and the individual adversaries themselves. It doesn’t have to be this way. Here are… Read more »

The 10 Hottest Marketing Trends for 2017

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  As someone whose job and professional interests draw me to follow the cutting-edge trends in digital marketing, it helps me to gather my observations on this fast-evolving industry into a bigger picture. I like to understand why we do things differently now this year than we did last year- or three years ago. But… Read more »

What’s Your Customer Marketing Plan for 2017?

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Are you thinking about your customers in your marketing plan?  Because if you’re not, you can bet your competitors are!  Because so much of a marketer’s focus is on new customer acquisition, sometimes we forget that nurturing your existing customer base is just as important and, in most instances, even more profitable. It’s not just… Read more »

Is Your Marketing Budget Enough To Drive Growth?

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The “magic number” for a marketing budget has traditionally been to allocate 10 percent of gross revenue to marketing and sales. But this is not a one-size-fits-all number, and a lot depends on your company’s years in business, as well as your industry. One of the questions in the 2014 American Marketing Association/Duke University survey… Read more »