What Are the 4 Ps of Marketing, and How Are They Still Relevant?

By on April 13th, 2023

Marketing your company is as important as your routine business operations and requires just as much work. To train budding entrepreneurs, experts developed the 4 Ps of marketing over half a century ago. Can this producer-oriented framework still be valid, especially since modern business and marketing are more customer-centric than ever? (For example, twice as many companies now compete on customer experience than price or product.) Review the fundamentals of…

Want To Align Your Marketing Team? Try A Workshop!

By on February 27th, 2023
marketing insider group shares how a marketing workshop can align a marketing team

Let’s face it – at some point, every business can benefit from enrolling team members in a marketing workshop. Whether your content strategy could use a refresh or your marketing strategy needs an overhaul, structured advice from outside experts can turn your current marketing efforts into a money-making master plan. Did you know that 90% of marketers say they have a strategy but only 45% have actually written it down?…

What Is B2B Marketing?

By on February 13th, 2023
Marketing Insider Group shares insight on B2B marketing and its benefits

I've been working in B2B Marketing long enough to remember how we started as the folks who work the booths at trade shows and created brochures for sales. B2B Marketing has certainly evolved from those simple beginnings. Soon B2B marketing industry is expected to be worth almost $19 billion by 2027, meaning that this growing digital space is full of opportunity for all of us. As more and more businesses…

3 B2B Marketing Strategies to Double Down On

By on January 24th, 2023
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One question on the minds of many B2B Marketers right now is whether we should be funding new approaches like AI, VR, AR, or maybe even Tiktok (good god, no!) My view is to always mainly focus on the stuff that works. And once that's in place, you can experiment with new ideas. So let's dive into 3 B2B Marketing strategies that you should double down on this year B2B…

5 Common Multi-Channel Marketing Challenges and How to Overcome Them

By on January 19th, 2023

Every e-commerce business owner wants to see their business grow and profits increase, but no one likes experiencing the growing pains that so often go hand-in-hand with scaling operations. In e-commerce, investing in multi-channel marketing can help you quickly take your business to the next level, but it can also come with a number of challenges that you may or may not be aware of. To overcome multi-channel marketing challenges,…

7 Smart Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

By on January 17th, 2023
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Whether you’re launching a new small business or already have an existing one, you need to develop a marketing strategy that prioritizes a strong online presence. With 97% of people researching local businesses online, it’s essential to meet potential customers where they spend the most time. However, growing your small business in the digital landscape isn’t easy. Between defining your target audience, promoting your services, and getting the word out,…

Digital Ads Don’t Work And Everyone Knows It

By on January 16th, 2023
man disgusted at digital ads

Does Online Advertising Work? By the title of this article, I'm sure you can guess our short answer is no. We just covered how CEOs don't think it works. During the pandemic, brands like P&G, Chase Bank, and Uber slashed their ad budgets and saw exactly ZERO impact on their sales revenue. Now we're seeing the same thing happen again as ad sales plummet, advertising budgets shrink, and marketers are…

How to Make Your Nonprofit Website a Marketing Machine

By on January 16th, 2023
nonprofit marketing

While their marketing tactics may differ slightly from those of for-profit businesses, marketing is just as crucial for nonprofits. Your nonprofit needs to employ a successful marketing strategy to acquire new supporters and drive donations for your cause. Ultimately, your website is your nonprofit’s online information hub, making it a critical marketing resource. Your website hosts your donation page, important information about your organization’s mission, and other essential resources to…

Top Customer Retention Strategies for B2B Marketers in 2023

By on January 3rd, 2023
customer retention strategies working for a young business man

With 2023 on the horizon, the chatter of a recession, and a marked increase in reports of poor client retention, it’s more important than ever that B2B marketers focus on retaining reliable clients. Aside from increasing lead generation efforts, ensuring client satisfaction is vital to keeping your business profitable. No one likes losing customers, but it does happen. And when it does, many business leaders start racking their brains, polling…

Momentum ITSMA Marketing Vision 2022: The Journey to Thought Leadership Marketing Excellence

By on December 20th, 2022
a man leading the crowd with thought leadership

While attending the Momentum ITSMA Marketing Vision 2022 event in Cambridge MA, I was very fortunate to attend an excellent pre-conference workshop “What Buyers Want from your Thought Leadership: Understanding Changing Executive Preferences” led by Robert Hollier, Partner,  and Jeanne Browne, Senior Strategist,  Momentum ITSMA. The workshop was a presentation of recent research with interactive group discussions and was the perfect “prequel” for a great conference I discussed in “Momentum…