Empowering employees to be champions of your brand is more important than ever before. 92% of people trust recommendations from their family and friends over any form of advertising. Employees who are advocates for their employers help to lead recruitment, increase brand awareness and even drive leads.
Oftentimes in business we complain about too much data. But for marketers in newer companies, often there is no data to inform decisions. So how do marketing strategies change between established brands and startups?
We know that websites are our most powerful sales tool, and conversational marketing has made sure that continues to ring true. We are proud to be named a Drift Top 50 Conversational Marketer for 2019.
Content is undoubtedly still king when it comes to marketing. Yet, sometimes marketers still question, why?
Traditionally businesses, especially in B2B, have focused on products and specs. Yet the classic advertising model has been upended in the era of social media and digital content. Buyers have rejected outdated campaigns in favor of engaging and informative material.
With these changes, B2B marketers often confuse product marketing with content marketing.
It's one of the most cliche phrases in marketing, yet undeniably true. Content is king. But as more mediums add to the vastness of content - how as a marketer do you create content to stay relevant and influence the buying cycle?
Innovation is what pushes businesses forward, and in today's technology driven world, leaders that innovate drive progress across organizations. At the heart of most companies is Operations, a department that efficiently and effectively manages complex processes across every part of the business.
Historically, Business to Business (B2B) marketing has lived up to the stereotype of being stale and dry. While often lacking the creativity that is often found in Business to Consumer (B2C) marketing, a new era has arrived across all industries of B2B. With a disruptive mindset, and a focus on engaging prospects and audiences with information and educational, inspiring stories, marketers today are removing the stereotype that once existed. From creative storytelling in video, to the prominent use of infographics and podcast shows, marketing is rapidly changing in B2B.
As the Super Bowl approaches, the single most important game in the National Football League and one of the most iconic sporting events in the world, we can see just how alike sports and marketing really are. How are these teams preparing for the biggest game of the year? They are using their data to develop a winning strategy that gives them their competitive edge. They are watching film and seeing which plays will be successful against their opponents. Content marketing, surprisingly to some, should be treated in the same fashion.