As marketers, we’re always trying to gather intelligence about our customers’ behavior. Whether it’s through analyzing Google Analytics or looking at conversion patterns, it still takes a lot of time for us to go through these reports and make direct correlations for actionable insight. I recently learned about Boomtrain through ...
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on a conference call that was a complete waste of time. Whether it was glitchy software, unprepared presenters, or an audio disaster, it wastes a lot of time and resources. And it certainly doesn’t help when I feel like this happen ...
While the buzzword visual storytelling might be new, the idea of visual marketing is not. 65% of the general population are visual learners, and it’s no secret that images, graphics and photos are some of the most liked content across social networks. Marketers are taken visual marketing a step further ...
According to Sirius Decisions, 67% of the buyer’s journey is now done digitally. That means that almost 70% of the purchase decision is made before prospects even initiate a meaningful conversation with sales. If you aren’t providing value before that first interaction with the rep, then you’re most likely not ...
The advent of big data has brought about many different conversations concerning analytics, tracking and measured marketing. As marketers, we definitely know the importance of tracking our efforts, but we can get overwhelmed with what we’re supposed to be tracking and what we’re not; what, at the end of the ...
On Tuesday, we had a fantastic webinar with one of our partners, Wordsmith for Marketing, on 10 Content Creation Tactics for When the Well Runs Dry. While we did have fun making jokes and doing little dances behind the scenes, there were some great insights shared on the webinar. Here ...
If you want a successful sales organization, there is no doubt that you have to have outstanding sales people on your team. It’s no secret that the first rule of a great sales team is hiring the right people. But, what if you have a great sales team and aren’t ...
As inbound marketing continues to evolve, it also becomes more difficult to do effectively. Marketing is now multi-channel and multi-faceted. It’s not as simple as posting on social media a couple of times a week or sending an email once a month. You have to be strategically executing a bunch ...
Prospecting is one of the toughest challenges for sales and marketing organizations. It’s a constant battle of connecting at the right time, with the right person and with the right message. Do you have the insight you need to make sure this happens more often? There has never been much of ...
A couple of weeks ago, Doug and I attended Content Marketing World, where we were surrounded by content geeks like ourselves and we even saw a keynote by Mr. Kevin Spacey. (Yes, he quoted Frank Underwood 3 times. No, we didn’t get a picture. Yes, I love him even more). ...
Whether you’re in marketing or sales, a core part of your job is to sell something. Marketing is tasked with selling ideas and the brand through intriguing content; sales is tasked with selling the actual product or service through strategic follow up, knowledge and charm. Either way, there is a creative process for ...
As marketers, we deal with a variety of tools and applications on a daily basis. From marketing automation to sales tracking to email marketing, we need these tools to do our jobs effectively and manage/track all of the different campaigns we’ve deployed. However, one piece of the marketing technology ecosystem ...