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What is a marketing strategy?

A plan of action and built and designed to promote and sell a service or product. Developing a good strategy for marketing is created from customer insight, research, product market fit, value proposition.

Market strategy and tactics include:  outbound marketing, content marketing, inbound marketing, social media marketing, sales strategy search engine optimization, and branding & design

Must-read marketing strategy articles

3 Good Questions to Align B2B Marketing, Sales, and Strategy

31 ways to improve marketing-sales alignment quickly

Marketing Strategy: 3 Steps to find the best tactics and results

Why Not To Focus On Marketing and Sales Alignment In 2019

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job postings are trigger events

I met with a client today and the subject of trigger events came up. They look for companies that have an executive leadership opening or an active search in process. Job openings are trigger events or they are a leading indicator that a bigger trigger event is about to happen. Job postings are created during […]

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Is Your Value Proposition Strong Enough?

My friend, Jill Konrath, wrote an article about how to create a strong value proposition. I posted a link to a free recording that you can listen to from your desk. Jill writes, “most companies have lousy value propositions. A strong value proposition is the only thing that captures the attention of stressed out, decisionmakers. […]

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Agencies the Jig is Up

Bottom line: Most advertising agencies don’t know how to generate qualified leads. I want more ad agencies in the B2B lead generation business. To do this would require an agency to change their mindset. It’s thinking of marketing as a conversation (that is valuable to the customer) not as a campaign (more on that later). […]

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WebTrends survey finds lead generation top Web-site goal

Lead generation is a higher priority than e-commerce according to this article. WebTrends survey finds lead generation top Web-site goal MarketingSherpa’s Buyer’s Guide to SEO Firms~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~121 search engine optimization firms profiled – including handy comparison chart and index by clients. Plus tips on how much to pay, estimating ROI, and avoiding dangerous practices that can […]

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