Tag: outbound marketing
With a new year around the corner, you may be tempted to experiment with marketing strategies you’ve read about online or cherry-pick some new marketing technology in an effort to start the year off right.
Every year, a flood of shiny new marketing products, strategies and services promising exponential growth hits the market. But without a trusted advisor or thoughtful strategy, it’s hard to know which way to go.
If you’ve decided to look for a B2B marketing partner to help you navigate this process, the challenge can seem just as daunting as going it alone. Should you turn to a web designer for a redesign? Hire a freelance writer to helm your blog?… Continue Reading >>
Marketing can seem very complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Marketing is three things: strategy, inbound marketing and outbound marketing. Here they are explained along with critical success factors.
Critical Success Factor: be holistic with goals – remember the 4 Ps of Marketing:
- Product/service Portfolio: have all your target market needs?
- Placement: channels strategy and referral sources, push vs. pull
- Pricing: cost plus vs. market based
- Promotions: get the word out (what most people think of as marketing but it’s only one “P”
When successful, marketing automation software can take your business-to-business (B2B) marketing and lead generation to the next level. Marketing automation can also cost you at least $7,000 to $15,000 per year and not produce a single lead.
So, how do you avoid an epic fail?
Don’t Believe the Hype
Remember Public Enemy? Before you fall for the hype, take a good look at your business to see if you’re ready for marketing automation. Even the most amazing software tool can’t help someone that without a written marketing plan, a compelling website and content that resonates with your target market.
I’m reminded of one of our clients that spent $10,000 on HubSpot and never used it because they had a dated WordPress website (actually blacklisted by Google because it got hacked and contained malware),… Continue Reading >>