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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

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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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B2B Marketing: Do you know how much your CEO really invests in demand generation?

If it’s almost unheard of for your sales team to make a cold call thanks to a sales pipeline bursting with steaming-hot leads generated by your marketing department, skip this post. If it isn’t, I strongly encourage you to read the following article, which initially appeared on the MarketingExperiments Blog. It’s written by Dave Green, […]

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B2B Marketing: Playbook for sales and marketing alignment

Be honest. How does your sales team perceive the leads Marketing produces? They love them – couldn’t be happier! They complain about lead quality. They complain about lead volume. The say leads, what leads? Marketing gives us leads? If you chose answer number #1, the first thing I would say is, “Well done.” The second thing […]

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Sales and marketing alignment: tips for getting it right with lead generation

According to the 2008 Miller Heiman Sales Best Practices Study, only 37% of respondents agreed that their sales and marketing organizations are aligned in what their customers want and need. I discussed this disconnect with Bill Golder in the February issue of Sales & Marketing Management. You can check out the interview online: Chronicles of […]

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Looking for a little marketing wisdom?

Well, I’ve got, oh about a hundred suggestions for you all courtesy of MarketingSherpa’s latest Wisdom Report. Sherpa’s free report is filled with mini-stories from our colleagues in the marketing world who have learned through trial and error. The topics of this year’s report touched on just about every aspect of marketing out there – […]

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Coming on September 22: Email vs. Phone vs. In-Person Meeting? Four Viewpoints

To what extent can you substitute emails for telephone calls and face-to-face meetings when maintaining and developing relationships with clients and other key market contacts? The answer to this frequently-asked-question affects how you spend your precious business development time and money.  Getting it right will improve your sales effectiveness.  No wonder it’s so frequently asked.  […]

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Execution is the key to go-to-market success

The biggest obstacle to go-to-market success (and lead generation ROI for that matter) is the lack of good execution. The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council’s latest study, “Driving the Bottom Line from the Front Line,” assessed the go-to-market processes and capabilities of global companies. According to the study, “Surprisingly, over 46% of respondents gave themselves […]

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Closed Loop Marketing Isn't Software

I recently spoke with a reader who was struggling with his closed loop marketing process. I’m sharing part of our conversation so that other readers may benefit. He explained that his company had invested “big dollars” to install a new marketing automation software system. It promised to deliver better ROI measurement for their marketing campaigns. […]

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Podcast: The New Rules of Marketing & PR Interview with David Meerman Scott

Before the Internet and social media tools, companies could only communicate through the filter of advertising or media ink placed by a PR firm. But fortunately, the rules have changed. I just interviewed David Meerman Scott author the new book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral […]

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