Category Archives: B2B Marketing

What’s a CMO to Do?

According to Scott Brinker at ChiefMarTec.com, the average enterprise today now uses over 1000 cloud services. MarTech presents the largest menu of vendor options. As of April 2018, over 7000 active MarTech solutions are available in 47 categories. That’s 700% growth … Continue reading

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B2B Marketing’s Fault Lines

Ten years ago a seismic shift rocked the B2B Marketing community. Marketing Automation Systems (MAS) began cracking our foundations. Suddenly they were “on the radar” of every marketing executive, becoming required learning. Within a few years investments in MarTech were … Continue reading

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Content Across the Ages

In his recent MarketingProfs article, “The Brand-Content Preferences of Different Age Groups,” Ayaz Nanji examines HubSpot survey data and concludes that every age segment has different content preferences. Seems we all consider videos “the most memorable type of brand content.” … Continue reading

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Marketing Megatrends for 2018 – A Lot to Digest

According to Matthew Sweezey’s 11/29/17 article in MarketingProfs, we can expect “Five Marketing Megatrends for 2018”. I’ve digested and summarized those megatrends below. But are these attainable for companies without mega-budgets? Let’s examine: Context Replaces Advertising as a Growth Lever … Continue reading

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Dear Marketing Leaders, Use It or Lose It

As we near the end of 2017, many publicly-held companies will be examining budget usage against performance. At this time of year, Marketing leaders often become concerned that their unused budget will be pulled back to improve year-end financials – … Continue reading

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Something I’ve Never Done Before

Today I’m doing something new – asking for my network’s assistance. Please reach out if you know of a company who needs a B2B Marketing Leader with these qualifications.  Experienced Marketing leader, with expertise in modern marketing disciplines, seeking a … Continue reading

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The Marketing Forest, Trees, and Me

Advantages of enlisting a Marketing Integration Consultant to create your strategic marketing integration plan Continue reading

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The Story I’m Sticking To

Published on LinkedIn September 16, 2016 For years I’ve been drawing this “demand-gen engine” diagram on white boards across America’s FinTech companies. It always makes perfect sense to the viewers — they say, “Exactly, we should be doing that!” But I’ve … Continue reading

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Silos, Sticks and Carrots

Published on LinkedIn January 21, 2017 How many times have you heard the word “silos” at work? As in, “They’re in their own silo,” or “This company has too many silos.” If that’s a common term, mostly likely your company has … Continue reading

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Personas Backwards and Forwards

Published on LinkedIn October 30, 2016 The longer I navigate large B2B companies, the more I observe the same marketing projects being kicked-off over and over again. New people come in looking for something to champion within that magical first ninety … Continue reading

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