Part 1: Observations I wanted to share some thoughts on a market trend that, while not new, is very much coming into its own in terms of capabilities and relevancy. Many of us are witnessing a paradigm shift in the selling of products or services. As control of an online […]
Brands: Stop Doing These Things! Influencer Marketing is hot and that means the value of influencer relationships is higher than ever. Working hard to romance in-demand experts to collaborate, co-create and even advocate can be a substantial investment. The mutual benefit from these long term relationships can mean anything from […]
We live in a time of great technology evolution and revolution. Innovation is not only upon us; it affects, even disrupts, us as marketers and as consumers of other businesses. Your customers are more connected than ever before and they’re always on. The number of touchpoints between businesses and customers […]
As a marketer, I am a late bloomer. I spent most of my career in technology, not doing any marketing at all until 20 years into my career, in 1998. Now I spend all of my time on marketing technology, so I have experience only in digital marketing–not with any […]
There are two true components to successful web marketing. The first is the knowledge/skill component. Without that you’re dead in the water. But once you’re at the top of your game (or you’ve hired those who are) then what? How do you grow your business faster than the competition?
Companies in the B2B space from IBM to HubSpot have been actively and effectively engaging prospects with longer sales cycle content for years. Like many competitive environments, a lot of emphasis for marketers has been about creating “more” content. More blog posts, videos, infographics, social messages, emails, and so on.
The last three minutes of my MarTech Conference presentation are driving me crazy. The preceding portions cover the current state of Customer Data Platforms. I have no trouble talking about that. But it somehow got into my head that the last section should look at how CDPs will fit into […]
From creating advocacy programs to the content co-creation we specialize in at our agency, working with influencers presents a number of challenges, especially when it comes to effectively identifying, qualifying and recruiting. In fact, according to a study by Augure, 61% of companies say finding “true” influencers is a top challenge.