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The 5 Essential Digital Marketing Skills You Need (& How to Get Them!)

Kristen McCormick — February 21, 2020 Marketing is not about pitching to customers; it’s about communicating with individuals. It’s understanding what resonates best with them and why, and delivering value on those terms. It’s not asking them to buy, it’s building trust so that when the time comes for them to make a decision, they … Continue reading The 5 Essential Digital Marketing Skills You Need (& How to Get Them!)

Strategic Planning in 6 Essential Steps

Rick Goodman — February 13, 2020 I’ve written before about the importance of careful, meticulous strategic planning. Basically, this is the process wherein leaders and managers set the short-term and long-term goals for the organization. It also involves setting metrics; clarifying expectations; allocating the resources that will be used in pursuit of those goals; and … Continue reading Strategic Planning in 6 Essential Steps

4 Essential Growth Areas for Any Product Launch

Christa Tuttle — February 11, 2020 While a product launch may start with the best intentions and often a strong vision from company leaders, even some of the most thoughtfully executed launches still have room for growth and potentially missed opportunities that may go unnoticed or unrecognized until the product/service has already launched. In preparing … Continue reading 4 Essential Growth Areas for Any Product Launch

3 Reasons Why Buyer Personas Are Essential to a Successful Product Launch

Christa Tuttle — February 3, 2020 New product or service launches can be rollercoaster rides, ranging from excitement about launch day to anxiety about early results. There’s a lot of hard groundwork that happens before you’re ready to introduce your brainchild to the market, from funding to framing to hiring. However, there is one question … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Buyer Personas Are Essential to a Successful Product Launch

The Road to Deploying a Call Center System Doesn’t Have to be Bumpy: 4 Essential Steps Toward a Smoother Transition with New Tech

Laura Krajewski — January 31, 2020 Business is all about competition. Today, the big player in that competition is customer experience. A survey by Harris Interactive found that a quarter of U.S. adults don’t feel loyalty toward any type of brand. And, 56% of those surveyed said they’d be at least somewhat likely to switch … Continue reading The Road to Deploying a Call Center System Doesn’t Have to be Bumpy: 4 Essential Steps Toward a Smoother Transition with New Tech

5 Essential Video Best Practices to Boost Searchability

Thomas Griffin — January 30, 2020 Video content and its consumption are growing every day. There are billions of searches done online daily, of which, many of them are for videos. Adding video to your content marketing strategy will help you get more traffic and boost conversions. There are several video marketing statistics that showcase … Continue reading 5 Essential Video Best Practices to Boost Searchability

Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential

Twilio SendGrid’s annual Global Email Benchmark found that 84% of respondents check their email daily, with some even saying they are addicted to checking email. Jennifer Cannon on December 12, 2019  Email marketing and analytics provider Twilio SendGrid has published its third Global Email Benchmark Report, with a portion of the study dedicated to analyzing … Continue reading Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential