Ask any marketer and they are likely to say that they are well versed in marketing strategy. In fact it is not uncommon for marketers to call themselves strategists. This description is true, to an extent. After all, any cohesive plan of action can be termed as a strategy, if none existed previously. However, as Read more about How a Senior B2B Marketer Approaches Marketing Strategy[…]
When you are marketing in a startup, you are trying to discover who your best customers are. However, marketing in a business in scale-up mode can be a different beast. The product-market fit has been established and you already know who your best customers are. Scale-ups are often trying to grow the top line. Fast. Read more about 4 Main Differences between Startup Marketing and Scale-Up Marketing[…]
As a digital marketing consultant brought in to solve an immediate problem, I’ve arguably seen the worst of rudderless marketing strategies out there. The sad part is that usually, it’s not some obvious flaw like lack of talent or laziness to blame. In fact, everyone involved is busy being busy. Yet, business goals remain unmet. Read more about 6 steps to align a winning digital strategy to your growth engine[…]
Any good marketer will tell you that buyer personas are crucial to a digital marketing strategy. Now let us turn the tables on marketers by using marketer personas to help your hiring process along. The three types of marketer personas I recently read that Laura Patterson and her team had identified three types of marketer personas as follows: Read more about How to hire a digital marketer for your business using ‘marketer personas’[…]
“Churchill mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.” Exclaimed John F. Kennedy when conferring honorary U.S citizenship on Churchill. Granted you and I aren’t Churchill. And maybe our oratory skills wouldn’t find a ready audience like Churchill’s did. However, we have something even better. A way to connect with millions across the earth via Read more about 4 reasons you should and 4 ways you CAN write to lead[…]
There are over 170,000 non-profit organizations in Canada. These are said to account for more than 8% of the Canadian GDP. This sector employs about two million Canadians. Similarly in the U.S., non-profits account for 5.4% of the GDP at around $887.3 billion. About 10 million people are employed by the non-profit sector. Some of Read more about Can the Not-for-Profit sector pre-empt disruption and survive? [INFOGRAPHIC][…]
Have you ever wondered why you choose one product or service over another? What makes you finally say, “I will receive more value if I go with xyz”?
Perhaps it’s time to re-haul your technology base. You’re looking to put together a best-of-breed technology solution so you have a better understanding of your customer. AND enhance your customer’s experience with your brand.
If you’re confused about whom to hire for your digital marketing team you’re not alone. One of the questions I often get is ‘What are the skill sets we should look for?‘ If you’ve been bombarded by SEO gurus, social ninjas and other ‘one size-fits-all-solutions‘ you probably have more questions than answers. It’s tough when your business Read more about Skill sets for your modern marketing team[…]
Digital marketing is a collaborative endeavor which means I often have to work with other marketers. And the competencies of the folk I interact with occupy a varied spectrum. From the highly competent marketing technologists to niche tacticians and very often the traditional marketer trying to ‘do digital’. Therein lies the challenge; when agile Read more about Why digital marketing has a measurement and creativity gap[…]