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3 Marketing Partner Best Practices: How Does Yours Stack Up?

Sean Parnell - Thursday, November 12, 2020

Marketing Partner vs. Vendor

As a former head of product management and working with so many clients that have been under-served by their so-called marketing “partner” over the past 14 years, I know what ineffective marketing looks like and how much it can hold you back.

How well does your marketing partner stack up with the following?

1. Being a True Marketing Partner vs. a Vendor

Does your marketing company actively bring new lead generation and thought leadership ideas to you on a regular basis? Do they meet with you on a regular basis and provide monthly reporting? Can they provide useful guidance on even beyond marketing?

2. Thinking Strategically vs. Opportunistically

Does your marketing company developed a comprehensive marketing plan for you every year that identifies the right combination of digital marketing,

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Innovaxis Named to List of Chicago’s Top Marketing Consultants

Sean Parnell - Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Innovaxis Named to List of Chicago's Top Marketing Consultants

As a B2B-focused digital marketing firm with a track record of creating lead-generating marketing content and strategy for a wide variety of businesses, we are proud to have been named to a list of the top marketing and consulting firms serving Chicago.

The ranking, created by Seattle-based research firm Expertise, used 25 variables across five categories that include reputation, credibility, experience, availability and professionalism to establish its list. The agencies on the list were culled from a starting point of more than 600 marketing consultants serving Chicago.

B2B Expertise that Drives Lead Generation

Our president Sean Parnell said the ranking reflects the hard work and specialized expertise that the Innovaxis Marketing team brings to its B2B clients both in Chicago and across the United States.

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Leveraging B2B Sales and Marketing Efforts to Go Farther in 2018

Sean Parnell - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Leveraging B2B Sales and Marketing Efforts to Go Farther in 2018

The B2B sales and marketing landscape can be a murky place.

Visitors may flock to your website but create few qualified leads. A flurry of sales activity doesn’t necessarily lead to sustainable gains. You can flaunt your services at all the right trade shows and still go home with little to show for it. And every five minutes some new “must do” marketing platform or technology pops up on the scene.

It’s never been easier to sink time and money into marketing your business. What’s harder is creating a focused and disciplined strategy that’s tied to genuine and measurable ROI.

At Innovaxis, we specialize in helping B2B businesses develop and implement effective sales and marketing strategies specifically tailored for B2B success.

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Strategic Marketing Planning for 2017: How Strong Is Your Plan?

Sean Parnell - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Strategic Marketing Planning for 2017: How Strong Is Your Plan?

Once again, it’s budget season. Try to contain your excitement…

While establishing budgets is a critical step, we believe that a more powerful way to look at it is “strategic planning season” – especially for companies that want to grow by 10-20% or more.

Budgeting vs. Strategic Planning

Strategic planning season is where budgets are driven by your goals for 2017. Sales and marketing goals often include:

  • Revenues: overall, per country, per service, per channel partner, and per account
  • New Client Acquisition: average selling price per engagement, number of new engagements, close rate
  • Client Retention: retention percentage, growth of each account
  • Lead Generation: combination of inbound (web,
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