Article by Mark Schmukler

  • 19 B2B Marketing Strategies That Are Still Important for 2019

    “Strategy without tactics is a daydream; tactics without strategy is a nightmare.” Influenced by Sun Tzu and coined by Sagefrog CEO and Co-founder Mark Schmukler, this quote implies that there’s a clear difference between marketing strategy and marketing tactics. It suggests that one can’t be done without the other, and to do both correctly, strategy

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  • 4 Simple but Strong Ways Agencies Boost Brand Trust

    Marketing agencies want you to trust them to enhance your brand the same way that you want customers to trust you to provide the information and products or services they need. Your company must create trust with prospects and customers to maintain strong long-term relationships with customers. These relationships are the lifeblood of a B2B

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  • Building Brand Trust in B2B vs. B2C: What’s the Difference?

    Building a trusted brand is everything when it comes to the long-term success of a company. Wise B2B and B2C marketers alike work hard to build brands that not only win attention from prospects and customers, but also win the kind of trust that results in strong customer relationships and retention. While the B2B sales

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  • How to Make a Mid-Year Marketing Review Worth Your Time

    We’re big advocates of setting SMART marketing goals at the beginning of the year. If you happen to work with HubSpot, or a HubSpot agency, setting goals can be even more lucrative due to the platform’s extensive set of tools for setting and tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The tools let you set KPI benchmarks

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  • HubSpot and Salesforce: Rivals or Partners?

    Marketing agencies typically identify with a single customer relationship management (CRM) platform. They consider themselves a “HubSpot Agency” or a “Salesforce Agency” and tout their mastery of their preferred CRM to prospects, clients and partners. There are many articles that compare HubSpot and Salesforce—two of the most popular CRMs in the industry—based upon their pricing,

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  • How to Launch a New Brand & Website the Right Way

    The climate of relevance is always shifting when it comes to business; it’s a constant battle to stay current against competitors and evolving industry trends. Reinventing your website or brand is a smart way to stay afloat – but successfully launching either can be a daunting task, to say the least. Luckily, there are steps

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  • How to Combine Outbound & Inbound Marketing [Examples & Ideas]

    All marketers do it differently. From in-house departments and big-box firms to HubSpot agencies and boutique operations, all marketers have the freedom to enact their own approach and execute their favorite tactics. New trends are constantly emerging in attempt to keep up with changing customer preferences, and as marketers, we have creative freedom to satisfy

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  • 4 Ways to Make Your B2B Marketing Videos Social-Ready

    B2B marketers are using video more and more. In fact, they reported 10% and 8% increases in their use of YouTube and Vimeo respectively in 2018 compared to 2017. Videos are primarily shared via social networks including LinkedIn and Facebook, which B2B marketers ranked as their top-used social media sites. So while an informative, entertaining

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  • Fresh Content Marketing Ideas for Your B2B Buyer’s Journey

    The content you create guides the buyer’s journey that your prospects and customers take. That’s why it’s important to tailor content to the stage of the buyer’s journey prospects and customers will be at when they come across a particular piece of content. Marketers have historically chosen content formats based upon the information needs of

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  • 3 Ways to Make the Most of “The Year of Personalization in B2B Marketing”

    The marketing gurus have spoken, and 2019 is deemed “the year of personalization.” Marketers are using new and different tactics, strategies and technologies to personalize the way they reach their prospects and communicate with customers. Technology platforms are shifting their focus from mass email blasts to personalized communications that acknowledge the declared data given to

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