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Creating Cohesive Messages With Integrated Marketing

From social media to emails and everything in between, your customers are watching you. Every message your sales and marketing teams send out is a reflection of your brand. But what happens when the email newsletter team is not collaborating with the social media team? While the messages the two teams are sending out may not conflict, it may feel like your brand has multiple personalities. Whether you are struggling with: An unwieldy, large marketing department, Sales and marketing teams that do not align, or An overloaded small marketing team, Integrated marketing can help you plan all your pieces together…
Shannon Prager
June 23, 2021
Lead With WingsRamblings

What Keeps You Awake At Night?

This blog was updated on August 3, 2021. Podcasts are a frequent source of inspiration for me. As I’m on the go, they are easy to take with me. So here’s a new question from one that I’ve been tossing around. Last week I was listening to the SAP podcast by Jennifer Morgan called “A Call to Lead”. She was interviewing Brianna Golodryga, the co-anchor of CBS This Morning. Towards the end of the interview, Jennifer asks Brianna what her favorite interview question is. Brianna describes the question as, “…simple, but always insightful.” Wait for it… “What Keeps You Awake…
Shannon Prager
March 20, 2019
Customer Marketing

How to Surprise, Delight and Retain More Customers

Why is it so important to have a customer retention strategy? There are plenty of reasons. A base of revenues to allow higher growth, of course, is one. From a marketer’s perspective, the best reason is that acquiring a new customer can cost 5x more than keeping an existing one. For every paying customer you lose, you have to expend five times the effort and funds to replace them. Besides that key statistic, there are other reasons for surprising and delighting your customers. In almost every business, you’ll find that one of your most reliable and consistent lead generation sources…
Shannon Prager
January 25, 2019

Best B2B Email Marketing Platforms

While inbound content marketing continues to dominate the field for digital-based companies today, one essential outbound strategy that should remain in every marketer’s toolkit is email marketing. Its continuing ROI value is reflected in the proliferation of email marketing platforms in recent years, with growing features and functionalities not seen in earlier versions. If you’re ready to try a new email platform but aren’t sure which product best suits your business model, here’s a guide to help you evaluate the best email marketing software for your B2B tech organization. (more…)
Shannon Prager
February 21, 2018
Digital MarketingMarketing TacticsRamblingsWebsite Design

10 Best Practice Tips For Landing Pages

Great landing pages are ones that compel a visitor to take action - fill out a contact form, place an order, subscribe…that is the page’s entire purpose. Every word, image and graphic element on the page should be created to serve that one, single purpose: to share their info and then click on the Call to Action button. The CTA button is that ultimate graphic to which all messages on the page should naturally draw the eye. (more…)
Shannon Prager
September 20, 2017
Integrated Marketing

Why Integrated Marketing is the Key to Your Success

If you’re marketing for B2B today, you know that one tactic alone won’t be the silver bullet. It’s the collection of all campaigns and tactics working together. Successful integrated marketing strategy starts with a committed brand focus, including a differentiated position, a compelling messaging platform with unique messages to critical audiences, and a savvy integrated marketing plan that connects all touchpoints that could influence and persuade buyers. (more…)
Shannon Prager
June 28, 2017
Marketing PlanMarketing PlanningRamblings

Stop the Random Acts of Marketing

  There is nothing worse for a marketing professional than when random acts of marketing are committed that don’t relate to the larger strategy of the business. It's a waste of money, time and resources. To have the best impact for your business, marketing should be connected to your business growth plans and thought about holistically, rather than consisting of a series of trials and errors. In this article, I’ll show you how to identify the most typical Random Acts of Marketing (RAMs), and help you avoid the trap of a CEO’s sudden whim to try something different - and…
Shannon Prager
March 29, 2017
Content MarketingMarketing StrategyMessaging StrategyMessaging Strategy Feature

Learn How to Create Connections With A B2B SaaS Messaging Strategy

From sales emails, monthly newsletters, and gated webinars to social media posts, your B2B SaaS organization is sending messages to your target audience around the clock. But, are those messages resonating with your target audience?  Ask yourself: When your target audience is scrolling through social media and reading your newsletters, are they receiving the same core message?  Are the messages speaking to their core pains? Would your target audience classify your messaging as consistent? Chances are, if your marketing and sales teams are not working congruently, the messages your customers consume will vary from medium to medium.  Your marketing and…
Shannon Prager
October 15, 2021
Content Marketing FeatureMarketing StrategyMessaging Strategy

B2B SaaS Messaging: Stand Out From The Crowd

Effective marketing is simple, consistent, compelling, and persuasive. The easiest way to make that happen is by developing a great messaging strategy for your B2B SaaS organization. An effective B2B SaaS messaging strategy outlines what your organization does and how it differs from the competition. A B2B messaging strategy should serve as the foundation of everything you write from elevator pitches to website copy as well as your marketing and sales materials - to ensure that your marketing efforts are cohesive and effective. (more…)
Shannon Prager
September 28, 2021
Featured BlogPlay Big

Reinvent Your B2B Marketing Strategy To Drive Demand

Your B2B tech customers are evolving every day; is your marketing strategy doing the same?  If your marketing materials haven’t been refreshed in years, it’s time to reinvent your B2B marketing strategy. Meet your customers where they are today, with content that directly addresses the pains they are experiencing right now. Uncover how you can lay the foundation for connecting more deeply with your customers in our eBook: 5 Building Blocks To Driving Demand for B2B Tech and SaaS Companies. Inside you will learn how you can put demand generation expertise to work for your B2B tech organization, keeping our…
Shannon Prager
July 19, 2021