Bad Marketers Have No Understanding (of Their Customers’ Needs)

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Smart marketing…is built around customer personas. Who is buying from you – and exactly how much do you know about them? What are your customers’ biggest challenges? What problems keep them up at night? If… Read more »

Bad Social Marketing Lacks Consistency

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Especially when it comes to results! Smart Marketing … is a process. Not an event. Would expect a vegetable garden to yield a great harvest if you didn’t tend it regularly? Of course not. Everyone… Read more »

Bad Social Marketers Lack Insights

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(Facebook Insights, that is!) Smart Marketing … uses social analytics to improve engagement. So, how smart a social marketer are you? See if you can answer these three questions: What was your competition’s most popular… Read more »

Is writing blog posts on my website worth the time and effort?

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We get the following questions a lot: “Is blogging really worth it?” “Do people really even read blogs anymore?” The short, and immediate, answer is “YES!”  But, here is why it makes so much sense to… Read more »

5 Must Ask Questions for a Marketing Agency Before Choosing

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  You’ve done your due diligence. After careful research into several marketing firms’ range of services, area(s) of specialization and track record, you’ve whittled down your list to two options. How do you decide which… Read more »

How to Brief a Marketing Agency

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You’ve selected a great marketing agency. Now it’s time for them to get to work! Before they’re off to the races, however, you have one very important hurdle to clear: writing the marketing brief. Back… Read more »

How to Select a Marketing Agency

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Chicken or steak? Wouldn’t it be great if choosing a marketing agency was as simple as choosing your entrée at a wedding reception? Most marketing firms do a great job selling themselves (they’re in the… Read more »

When Is it Time to Hire a Marketing Agency?

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Leaky pipe? Time to call a plumber. Aching tooth? Time to call a dentist. In some cases, it’s easy to tell when it’s time to call an expert. But when it comes to your small… Read more »

What is a B2B Marketing Agency?

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B2B. B2C. Digital marketing. Content marketing. Integrated marketing… …is your head spinning yet? In decades past, marketing was about 4 things: Product. Place. Price. Promotion. Now (thanks to technology), our industry is evolving at break-neck… Read more »

The Holidays are a Time for Giving — But in Business You’ve Got to Give Them What They Want!

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Happy Holidays! It’s the season for celebrating, rejoicing and for giving. But when it comes to business marketing, “it’s the thought that counts” doesn’t really count at all! In fact as marketers, if we don’t give… Read more »