Marketing is a serious subject at most companies. After all, the marketing department is only one step removed from the sales department and revenue generation—the lifeblood of all businesses. As one of my favorite CEO’s was fond of saying, “Revenue covers a lot of other sins, but a lack of revenue causes all sins to be exposed.” […]
It’s the season for wrapping up the old year and prepping for the next. I hope you are as excited about the potential of the coming year as I am, particularly as it pertains to how you can transform your marketing organization. Here are six ideas to get you started: 1. Understand your sales lead […]
There are some lessons learned in life that apply strongly to marketing (and vice versa). Here are five for your consideration. Lesson 1: What you don’t know can hurt you. As a marketer, you need to have better and more current information about marketing than your CEO and sales VP. And if you are a […]
Every marketing VP has a tough job. This article discusses how to recoginize the danger signals that may prevent your marketing VP from doing an effective job.
The Fusion Marketing Partners team got together last week to do our year end recap and strategize plans for 2012. The bottom line is that we had a good year. As part of the discussion, we talked about some guiding principles (mantras) for how we will conduct business in 2012. Here is a sampling that might […]
Do you want to make a big difference in your B2B marketing and sales performance? If so, adopt the practice of “intending” instead of “trying”. Most of the time, when I ask a marketing manger to do something, I get an answer like the following: I’ll try to find you the information you need to […]