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 »

It’s 2017. What’s In Your B2B Marketing Plan?

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Is your marketing plan refreshed and ready to go for the coming year? Usually, a marketing plan will be an essential component of any business plan. And even though creating or updating a marketing plan should be an annual exercise, it’s a step that’s often overlooked. It may be that your company never had a formal… Read more »

8 Helpful Tips To Know Before Choosing a Digital Marketing Agency

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With so many digital marketing agencies clamoring for your business and offering, in theory, the same type of services, how do you judge the quality of the services and their ability to execute? When choosing a digital marketing agency, here’s how to tell whether one is truly a cut above the rest.

Game-Changing ABM Stats – Time to Rethink Your Strategy?

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The results emerging from more and more surveys of marketers in B2B companies about Account Based Marketing (ABM) statistics prove that ABM is changing the game with its smart, laser focus on high-value customer acquisition. A trend marketers can no longer ignore Going forward, B2B marketers will need to adopt some form of account based… Read more »

Why Account Based Marketing Should Be In Your 2016 Strategy

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  Account based marketing, also called smarketing, or sales marketing, is one of the biggest trends in B2B marketing in 2016. Essentially, it is a marketing strategy designed to target specific accounts (or companies), that are essentially prime business targets. Through personalized marketing campaigns, marketing and sales teams are able to reach, influence and convert target accounts.

Why Channel Marketers Need a Seat at the Creative Table

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  Guest Blogger Contribution by Cameron Avery at Elastic Grid. Get your channel marketing team involved in the campaign creation process to get more partners on board. Recently, when I attended a roundtable summit, the topic of campaign creation came up. Specifically, the creation of assets to be leveraged on marketing platforms to drive top of… Read more »