5 Things to Consider When Rethinking Your Customer Experience

By on August 13th, 2020

Consumers have always had power over businesses. Without the patronage of buyers, sellers can’t successfully build reliable revenue streams. But since the start of COVID-19, customers have gained even more of an upper hand. Accordingly, companies need to put shoppers’ needs first. Why are consumers more powerful than ever? Blame it on a quantum shift in what matters most to them. Data from mid-2020 culled by McKinsey & Company shows…

How to Build a Customer-Driven Marketing Strategy for 2020

By on August 13th, 2020

Every year is the Year of the Customer. The traditional, tried-and-true marketing methods of getting people to know about your brand and buy your products are no longer as effective as they once were. Successful marketing strategies in 2020 and beyond will focus on creating great customer experiences and building relationships with your audience. This shift has already been happening for a while, but not all businesses have fully embraced…

Taking Our Own Medicine: Our Strategic Approach to Generating More Organic Traffic

By on August 13th, 2020
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As a content marketing consulting company, we here at MIG wouldn’t be authentic if we didn’t take our own medicine. If we’re going to be content marketing experts, we’ve got to walk the walk. We are keenly aware that one of the biggest struggles any company deals with is generating more organic traffic. In our experience, it comes down to ranking and winning without spending. To show you how we…

5 Awesome Marketing Campaign Examples and What Makes Them Special

By on August 11th, 2020
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Analyzing successful digital marketing campaign examples can shed light on what works, what doesn’t, and what audiences respond to. Unique ads, innovative uses of video and social media, and carefully crafted messaging from brands outside of your industry can inspire your marketing efforts. While we believe that always-on marketing gives you a much better chance of marketing success, there are some examples of marketing campaigns that rise above the rest.…

What Your Content Marketing Agency Needs to Be Successful

By on August 10th, 2020
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If your content marketing agency wants to achieve industry-leading success in today’s environment, your strategy needs to include several essential components. With these critical principles, even fledgling agencies can stand heads above their competition. Impossible? I’ve seen it happen. Starting from scratch, I used these principles to build Marketing Insider Group into an agency whose clients number among the finest companies in the country. It’s not rocket science. It’s just…

Executive Insights: Account-Based Marketing (ABM) with Eric Martin of SAP Marketing

By on August 10th, 2020

When I recently interviewed Kathleen Schaub about the changes in marketing over her long tenure as both a CMO and the lead of IDC’s CMO Advisory Practice, she commented on what had changed most for marketing professionals.  While digital clearly topped her list, it also included Account-Based Marketing (ABM) and the way we manage the Customer Experience (CX). We have come a long way from the “one-size-fits-all” and “spray-and-pray” marketing…

5 Reasons Automation is the New Reality in Digital Marketing

By on August 5th, 2020
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When you hear the term “automation,” you typically associate it with the latest technology, AI, and computer data science. However, automation is actually not that new. Humans have always been searching for ways to make our daily lives easier by getting machines to take over various tasks. In fact, the earliest examples of automation can be traced back over 2,000 years when the Chinese developed trip hammers powered by flowing…

4 Ways Marketing Automation Takes the Uncertainty Out of A/B Testing

By on August 3rd, 2020

The mark of a successful business is its commitment to constant improvement. Change is inevitable, especially in today’s fast-paced environment. If your brand is out of step with the latest technology or design trends, it’s at risk of being passed over by consumers. But of course, change is never easy, especially when it comes with a big price tag and runs the risk of lost sales if things go wrong.…

CMO Salary Data Suggests Declining CMO Influence?

By on July 28th, 2020

What does a CMO's (chief marketing officer) salary have to do with their influence? It's an interesting question. Logically, we think the higher the salary, the greater the influence on a company. While marketing remains a critical aspect of business growth, CMOs are losing ground in the realm of influence. But that doesn't mean marketing doesn't matter. It's evolving, and so must the role of the CMO. Quick Takeaways: There…

How Marketing Attribution Can Drive Your Marketing Strategy

By on July 27th, 2020
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These days, there is a huge number of activities that go into the average multichannel marketing strategy and budget. To ensure that you’re spending your time and resources wisely, you must understand what’s working and what isn’t. This is what marketing attribution can help you to figure out. As you can see, I have been writing about this topic for a long time. It's relatively complex. And few marketers have…