Archive for Content Marketing

Sociography, influencer marketing and ABM – for full-on targeted engagement.

Sociography, influencer marketing and ABM – for full-on targeted engagement.

A few decades back (yes, I’ve been in this business a while) the sales execs at SAP (where I worked) talked about their “golf course lead” – which usually arrived on Monday morning. Way before the days of social media and internet marketing, one of…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing Programs

5 Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing Programs

I’m often asked to give talks on digital marketing. At the beginning of each session I ask the audience to raise hands if they are delighted with their digital marketing programs. A hand or two may be seen, but not always – there are times…

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Personas – a third dimension brings buyers to life!

Personas – a third dimension brings buyers to life!

A while ago I ran a marketing program for a disaster recovery solution provider. These are the people who ensure your servers are up and running and your data remains secure. It was a multi-channel marketing strategy launched with a publication and promotion of an…

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Email Marketing – Lessons from a Japanese Garden

Email Marketing – Lessons from a Japanese Garden

Thinking about a Japanese garden brings images of simplicity, order and calm – a well-placed rock, a pool, a small grove of bamboo focuses the mind. To quote one authority on Japanese gardens, “The minimalist approach applies to all aspects of gardening. The overall design…

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Website design – what’s new!

Website design – what’s new!

“We want to redesign our website to make it look up to date. Can you help?” I’m sure that many marketing agencies hear this from time to time. We certainly do. Just like fashion, what’s considered “cool” in website design changes frequently. Apple and Salesforce…

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Why “THE WHY” matters when building go-to-market messages

Why “THE WHY” matters when building go-to-market messages

“All the great inspiring leaders and organizations in the world … all think, act and communicate in the exact same way, and it’s the complete opposite to everyone else.” So, starts a remarkable and thought-provoking TED talk given by Simon Sinek. As Sinek points out,…

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What signals are you sending in your marketing content?

What signals are you sending in your marketing content?

We craft ourselves a nice piece of content, do proof reading, add graphics, and we’re ready to go – perhaps not knowing that inside every piece of content are little “bombs” waiting to explode.  Well, not bombs exactly, but “signals” that directly impact the ways…

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How a B2B Marketing Agency Can Prevent Social Media Ghost Towns

How a B2B Marketing Agency Can Prevent Social Media Ghost Towns

Many of us have heard of ghost towns from Wild West movies. A ghost town is a town or city that, due to economic reasons or some kind of catastrophe, is abandoned by its residents. There are numerous ghost towns throughout North America; you may…

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Go-To-Market Messaging – We Often Miss the Point When Talking With Buyers

Go-To-Market Messaging – We Often Miss the Point When Talking With Buyers

You’re driving down a deserted road when your car hits a pothole and the engine cuts out. The car slowly rolls to a halt by the side of the road. You’re alone, there’s no cell phone reception and there’s no building for miles. You have…

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Seven Steps to Marketing Success – A Program for Content Marketing

Seven Steps to Marketing Success – A Program for Content Marketing

A few years ago people noticed a fundamental shift in the way companies bought products and services. Gone are the days when cold calling to generate leads was effective. Gone too are traditional selling cycles where sales executives could orchestrate the whole process from first…

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