Using Marketing to Innovate the Organization

The purpose of the Sales and Marketing functions is to drive revenue for the organization. Below you will find Sales and Marketing Strategies for driving revenue that can be Applied in any industry. You will also see how to use Marketing to improve the organizations relationship with internal and external customers. 1.Market Research & CompetitorContinue reading “Using Marketing to Innovate the Organization”

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Marketing a Start Up to Prospects & Customers

For a start up to have any success in generating sales, you have to know four things: 1 Who can buy your product or service? 2 Who are the decision makers? 3 Where are these decision makers going to make buying decisions? 4 How do these people make buying decisions? I covered the first twoContinue reading “Marketing a Start Up to Prospects & Customers”

How to be a CMO & Create the Marketing Function of an Organization

image via http://www.ey.com/gl/en/services/advisory/ey-dna-of-sales-and-marketing-leaders-reinvention-of-the-cmo#.WCsll-YrLIU The role of CMO needs to focus on more than just marketing to increase sales as seen in this chart. Image via http://blog.marketo.com/2007/04/are_you_a_cmo_o.html To have success in the CMO role, you need to: get executive buy in on authority and the ability to make changes, otherwise you are doomed to fail. Brand MessageContinue reading “How to be a CMO & Create the Marketing Function of an Organization”

Will EdTech/E-Learning CEO’s/CMO’s Improve Learning for Teachers & Students?

EdTech & E-Learning companies are doing great work. However, I have identified a gap in their marketing strategy that could leave them vulnerable to competitors. None and in some cases very few of the people in the Marketing function of the organization were former Teachers. You can do a search on LinkedIn to verify this.Continue reading “Will EdTech/E-Learning CEO’s/CMO’s Improve Learning for Teachers & Students?”

How Businesses will Increase Sales by Improving How they Hire Marketing Staff

image via http://www.slideshare.net/NashvilleTechCouncil/the-power-of-smarketing-40266445 Sales reps can only be as good as the product and message they represent. Before companies can hire Sales reps, they need a great product with messaging that conveys the benefits to customers. Sales Reps need support from marketing in the cross functional organization of tomorrow. The messaging should be able to preventContinue reading “How Businesses will Increase Sales by Improving How they Hire Marketing Staff”

How Brands Can use Cultural Diffusion to Sell & Market Products Abroad

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Why Inbound Marketing Should Not Take a Back Seat to Current Customers

Inbound Marketing is a valuable strategy businesses can use to obtain new customers. Inbound Marketing is defined as Marketing based on getting found by customers. It’s customer-centric. With Inbound Marketing, businesses create customer-centric content based on customers needs. Content could take the form of blogs, videos & SEO. In a prior article, I outline the 4Continue reading “Why Inbound Marketing Should Not Take a Back Seat to Current Customers”

Customer Marketing: What We Can Learn from Actors

Image via Garrison Everest When Actors land a role to play, they need to memorize their lines but for their delivery to be believable, they need to become the character. Actors become the character they play by doing research. This research is conducted by: reading books/watching videos about the life of the character, conducting interviewsContinue reading “Customer Marketing: What We Can Learn from Actors”

Did Mobile Kill the TV Star?

Everyone remembers the popular song Video Killed the Radio star, which was a song about how the technology of television made radio and the radio star obsolete. As mobile devices and social media have become more prevalent worldwide; access to video content via video search engines/sharing services such as YouTube, Hulu and Netflix have disruptedContinue reading “Did Mobile Kill the TV Star?”