What’s Your Marketing Story?

“To hell with facts! We need stories!”― Ken Kesey Storytelling is vital to today’s marketing. Do you make a connection with your prospects and customers through storytelling, or are you still stuck in the world of “speeds and feeds” as we used to say in tech? Especially in B2B (business-to-business), there’s a gap between who companies […]

Caught in Endless Rounds of Editing? You Need a System

When Is Your Copy Editing “Done”? As a marketing copywriter, your skills are a double-edged sword. You have the power to help your clients clarify their message, tell a compelling story and connect with your audience. But you probably also notice a lot of things when you write that others may not. While your client may […]

Here’s Why Outside Help With Marketing Strategy Is So Valuable

In-House Marketing Teams Are Strained Marketing managers are under constant pressure to provide more and better results. With tough competition and the rise of data, execution of a cohesive marketing strategy is vital. But when there’s no time to plan, how do you know what to follow through on? No matter their level in the […]

The Automation Advantage: Do You Know Who’s Visiting Your Website?

Back on Valentine’s Day, Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers reported for spring training, which got me thinking. I’m a huge baseball fan, and always make time to go to at least a few Brewers games each season, while I listen to and watch hundreds more. I’m excited about the possibility for Andrew Susac, who […]

The Automation Advantage: Is Your Marketing Working For You 24/7?

Growing up in Oklahoma, we had a common saying: “I’m fixin’ to get ready.”In other words, I’ve got somewhere to go or something to do, but not quite yet – so in the meantime I’m doing something else, which may or may not have anything to do with what I’m doing later. The buying cycle for […]

The Automation Advantage: Empower Your Email Marketing

What’s the highest-performing digital marketing channel? Is it Facebook? Twitter? LinkedIn? You may be surprised to know that yes, even in 2017, the tool that delivers the strongest return on investment for marketers is still email. With a median ROI of 122 percent, if done well it can be more effective per dollar for some organizations than other […]

Focus on Your Digital Marketing Goals, Not Your Software Tools

We get it. We have a great job. It’s exciting to deliver content marketing and marketing automation platforms for our clients, delivering results for them and, yes, “playing” online all day. It can be tempting to dive right in with us, helping to choose the many products and services that we use to deliver our […]

Six Ways to Accelerate Your Content Marketing Approval Workflow

When you think about what makes up an effective content marketing program, a lot of moving pieces come to mind: Blog postsVideo and animationBranded graphicsSocial mediaeBooks, case studies, and other premium content …And so on. The workflow goes like this: get a great idea, create content around it, and publish. You get your content finished […]