Cut costs, grow faster by building greater buyer trust

Ready, here it is…the line that’s said in every executive strategy meeting this time of year: “As we head into next year, we need to cut costs and grow faster.” While the statement is rife for snarky water cooler chat possibilities, it is not an oxymoron. It is what...

The Best Type of Marketing, Next to Advocacy (Of Course!)

As Marketers, we are always coming up with new and creative ways to position our organization, brand or products/services.  We continually tweak our value prop messages and push the boundaries of our corporate branding in attempts to grab buyers’ attention.  We play...

Capitalizing on Peer Credibility with Customer Advocacy

For years, marketing professionals have been touting the importance of using customer stories in sales and marketing efforts. After all, what better way to reach prospective buyers than with tales of success from existing customers? While these pleas have often fallen...

Boring No More! Turn Customer Marketing Reports into Your Best Asset

Ask any VP-level or above in Marketing if they’ve read any thrilling reports lately, and you’re sure to be met with a look of distinguished confusion. The fact is, an overwhelming number of marketing metrics reports aren’t exactly page turners. Yawn. So how can you...

Video Killed the Case Study Star

Every hour of every day your customers are bombarded with content. As consumers, they’re inundated with things to see, read, like, or share. Unfortunately, most of what they’re receiving likely isn’t doing much to capture and keep their attention. The flood of content...

Better Aligning Customer Marketing Activities and Measurement

Most marketing leaders have a pretty good idea of how important their customer marketing efforts are to the success of their business. After all, for years they’ve been bombarded with messages and promises about customer marketing like: Reach buyers sooner! Get hotter...
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