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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 MarketingDemand GenerationEvent MarketingFunnel MarketingIntegrated MarketingLead NurturingMarketing AutomationMarketing PlanMarketing PlanningMarketing Tactics

8 Helpful Tips To Know Before Choosing a Digital Marketing Agency

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. (more…)
Shannon Prager
November 2, 2016
Demand GenerationFunnel MarketingMarketing AutomationMarketing PlanningSirius Decisions Waterfall

How to Correct Sales Pipeline Shortfalls With Demand Modeling

  It's easy enough for businesses to look back over past sales figures and see why pipeline shortfalls occurred. What is far more difficult is tracking efforts in real time in order to make corrections that will solve problems before they seriously impact earnings and undermine annual sales projections. The key to adjusting performance strategies on the fly is careful planning based on a solid understanding of annual trends, as well as the ability to collect, track, and analyze data in a timely manner. With appropriate demand modeling, your business can set realistic goals, measure performance in real time (or…
Shannon Prager
October 14, 2015
Channel MarketingContent MarketingDemand GenerationIntegrated MarketingMarketing AutomationMarketing PlanMarketing Planning

10 Ways to Evaluate Channel Marketing Management (CMM) Platforms

    Effective channel marketing management (CMM) requires channel teams to have a dedicated program and methodology designed to deliver campaign materials and programs to partners.  But it doesn't stop there.  It also needs to foster a collaborative relationship with your partners to encourage and support joint lead generation and sales efforts. To accomplish this, channel teams need a robust and comprehensive platform for channel marketing management. (more…)
Shannon Prager
October 7, 2015
Channel MarketingDemand GenerationMarketing PlanMarketing PlanningMarketing Tactics

Demand Generation Challenges: Making the Most of Your Channel Programs

  Generating demand for your products or services requires a multi-pronged approach. You must first raise awareness and recognition of your brand, which can be supported with an increase in marketing tactics. Ultimately, with repeat business and further exposure, your sales should improve quite noticeably. This all helps to shape a self-perpetuating cycle of expansion. But, what if you could incorporate the other professional interests you're affiliated with to help you with the heavy lifting? This is where channel (partner) programs come into play. Developing specific demand generation strategies for your channel partners provides the opportunity for exponentially larger growth.  Think…
Shannon Prager
September 23, 2015