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Marketing automation technology

Marketing Automation Technology: Fast Growing Industry but not Always Fast Growing Results

I just read a thought-provoking report titled: Forrester Data: Marketing Automation Technology Forecast, 2017 to 2023. Having worked in the CRM industry, including co-founding a marketing automation (MA) software company, the trajectory (and complexity) of the industry has been fascinating to witness. The below graphic from Martech, will give you an idea of the enormity […]

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B2B Brand

What’s in a (Company) Name? Why an Effective B2B Brand is Crucial!

In a recent article, Eight Critical Brand Health Questions You Should Be Asking, I shared the questions that you should be asking to determine if your B2B brand is helping or hurting your company. Branding incorporates a number of elements (e.g. name, message, promise, graphic elements, etc.) but I will focus this message specifically on […]

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B2B Sales Leads

Six Tips to Calculate How Many Leads You Need in Your Sales Pipeline

I have had more than a few people accuse me of being obsessed with marketing numbers (guilty as charged). One of my chief focuses has always been the production of high-quality B2B sales leads. Of course, there are many flavors of leads and one person’s definition of sales-ready is another’s definition of a substandard lead. […]

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Customer Loyalty

Customer Loyalty: CEO’s #1 Focus to Protect Revenue This Year – Part 4

Three key customer loyalty metrics to stabilize and improve revenue Over the past couple of months, I have been talking about why Customer Loyalty (CL) is the number one focus for CEOs and business owners interested in stabilizing, generating, and predicting revenue. Research shows that loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much […]

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Revenue Growth Barriers

Stop Making It Hard For People To Buy: Six Barriers That Prevent Revenue Growth

Perhaps you have a great product or service that has proven benefits for those fortunate enough to purchase from your company. However, you are not getting the marketplace traction or revenue growth you need, and competitors are grabbing what should be your market share. The tendency in such a scenario is to demand a better […]

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B2B Customer loyalty and customer experience (CX)

Customer Loyalty: CEO’s #1 Focus to Protect Revenue This Year – Part 3

B2B Customer loyalty and customer experience (CX) Customer loyalty (CL) is the number one focus for many CEOs and business owners interested in stabilizing, generating, and predicting revenue. In fact, “research shows that loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much as their first purchase.” Your company will tap into these kinds of […]

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Win Win Strategy

B2B Marketers: How to be Best Friends with Sales Colleagues

Okay. I get that the title of this article is a little ambitious. However, there are things B2B marketers can do to achieve better alignment with their sales counterparts – leading to not only better results for the company, but also to better professional and personal relationships. It is all about achieving alignment, in terms […]

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