How Much Should a Blog Post Cost?

By on August 2nd, 2021
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With companies shifting their marketing budgets away from physical events and inappropriate ads, the corporate blog and content marketing are becoming central elements of marketing. You know that blogging needs to be the central hub of your content marketing strategy. But you just don’t have time – you have a business to run. You wonder about hiring a content marketing agency, but you don’t have a clue how much to…

The One-Person Marketing Plan for Startups

By on July 20th, 2021

If you’re researching how to market your business, odds are you’re finding lots of information about marketing plans that require big teams and equally big budgets. But as a startup founder, you know neither of those are realistic for your brand. Well, it ain’t easy going it alone — that’s for sure. But it’s not impossible. And if you’ve already launched a startup, you’re no stranger to making things happen.…

Empathetic Marketing: How To Connect With Your Customers

By on July 20th, 2021

Have you made empathetic marketing part of your strategy in 2021? If not, you should. Let me explain. Marketers Are Bad at Empathy No one will ever say “we don’t focus on the customer.” Here’s why (even empathetic) marketers fail at customer empathy and how to fix it. Let me explain: Dr. Johannes Huttula conducted some research with 480 experienced marketing managers. He asked marketers to step into their customer’s shoes and predict…

The 50 Best Startup Tools For 2021

By on April 22nd, 2021

Whether you’re thinking about launching a business in 2021 or working on growing one, you probably recognize and understand the importance and value of tools. The fact is, you can’t do it all on your own – no matter how savvy you are. To build or grow a startup in 2021, you need to invest in tools that can help you optimize, automate, and improve every working part of your…

13 Awesome Directories For Getting Your Business Listed Online

By on March 2nd, 2021

I remember 20 years ago, opening a store online was a big deal. It was complicated and hard to find opportunities for promotion. Most had to use a platform like eBay; otherwise, it was challenging to get traction online. Promoting your online business now involves a much different landscape. The need to attract users online is even more critical today, with shifting buyer behaviors and a focus on eCommerce and mCommerce.…

11 Digital Marketing Trends for Growing Your Business in 2021

By on December 29th, 2020
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Marketers have been forced into survival mode to keep their businesses afloat. While many of us are still reeling from the devastating effects of the pandemic, those less fortunate have shut their doors permanently. The businesses finding the most success today, despite the turbulence, are the ones willing to remain flexible, make change rapidly, and get creative. Despite the turmoil, many businesses remain optimistic heading into 2021. 73% of CMOs…

21 B2B Marketing Strategies That Will Deliver Success In 2021

By on November 18th, 2020
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“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 must come first. It’s the foundation, after all. Marketing strategy, however, can mean different things:…

An Essential Guide to B2B Marketing Metrics That Matter

By on September 9th, 2020

What is the measure of your B2B marketing campaign's success? As CEOs worldwide are looking at marketing as a growth driver, they have become more critical in measuring all marketing efforts' performance. Leaders are looking beyond engagement numbers and qualified leads. They are now looking for quantifiable answers to these questions: What, or when, is the return of investment (ROI)? How much is marketing contributing to revenue? As a CMO or…

Customer Retention – The Lost Art (And Science) Of Marketing

By on August 30th, 2020

In the past, understanding which marketing programs delivered the best results proved challenging. Today this is no longer the case. Marketing departments are swimming in data. But the key to demonstrating ROI from Marketing lies in utilizing the latest tools such as marketing automation and the all the data available to the modern marketer to make the right decisions that drive business results. The goal of marketing is to get…

The Step-by-Step Guide to Sales-Marketing Alignment for B2B

By on August 18th, 2020

The question of why Sales and Marketing need to be in sync is a no-brainer. Studies have shown that companies with “good” sales-marketing alignment achieve 34% more revenue from new customers 108% more acceptance of Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) 36% increase in customer retention That’s enough for any B2B company to run with and give it their all. But how exactly can sales-marketing alignment benefit YOUR organization? Is it worth…