Alexandra Fasulo — May 15, 2020 One of the fastest growing apps in the world right now is video sharing sensation: TikTok. With over 800 million monthly users, regarded as the second most downloaded app of 2019 (with WhatsApp clinching the number one spot), TikTok is changing how social media addicts, influencers, and brands interact … Continue reading 5 Ways to Grow Your TikTok Following in Just One Month
For many sophisticated marketing technology platforms, it is nearly impossible to be a technology-only company. Amy Gesenhues on May 6, 2020 Recently, one of Acquia’s customers who had not previously worked with the digital experience platform’s professional services team reached out to set up a meeting. The customer was being approved for an FDA test … Continue reading Vendors go all-in on professional services to speed digital transformation
Jim Moliski — March 24, 2020 Are your salespeople prepared for the unique challenges of virtual selling? Before this month, at least 70 percent of sales calls were virtual, according to a study from Inside Sales. With the effects of the current pandemic, that number has skyrocketed. Great web conferencing platforms are within everyone’s reach, … Continue reading Virtual Selling Just Became Vital to Your Business
Email marketers need better insights — and vendors are acquiring products and talent to meet their growing demands. Jennifer Cannon on March 4, 2020 While a spate of recent acquisitions in the email martech sector indicates a growing demand for these technologies and services, the consolidation of different toolsets suggests vendors are starting to … Continue reading Email martech consolidation shows just how important deliverability is
Christiaan Verwijs — December 30, 2019 When is someone a stakeholder, really? It’s such a simple question that you can’t help but wonder why we’re even asking it. The Scrum Framework relies heavily on involving stakeholders. And for good reason. You need them to validate your assumptions and to determine what is valuable (and what … Continue reading Actual Stakeholders? Or Just Your Audience?
Why organizations are re-imagining the role and expectations of senior marketing leaders. Amy Gesenhues on December 17, 2019 The chief marketing officer role has had quite a ride this year, with many brands falling in — and out — of love with the C-level marketing position in 2019. Coca-Cola announced this week it was promoting … Continue reading Is it time to say good-bye to the CMO role or just give it a new acronym?
Kenna Griffin — December 6, 2019 When your staff isn’t performing the way you think they should or as well as you know they can, it’s time for you to take a look in the mirror. What are you doing as a leader that’s encouraging or supporting these behaviors? In other words, how are you … Continue reading Why Using the ‘Forbidden Phrase’ Just Makes You Look Bad
Jon-Mikel Bailey — November 20, 2019 Follow @jonmikelbailey As you take stock of the year and look back on all of your marketing efforts, now is a good time to take a hard look at your website. Your website is many things: Your virtual sales department The hub of your marketing and communications outreach An … Continue reading Is Your Website Busy Converting, or Just Busy?
Steve Johnson — November 19, 2019 Follow @sjohnson717 Years ago, I was in the San Francisco airport watching another traveler shuffle a handful of index cards. I instantly recognized the cards as user stories. (In those days, before everything was stored in JIRA, we used index cards—a technique I still recommend to new product managers.) … Continue reading Are Product Teams Just Paying Lip Service to Customers’ Needs?
Tim McCormick — November 12, 2019 Follow @https://twitter.com/saasoptics I often talk about B2B SaaS metrics from the perspective of what investors want. If you don’t have easy access to the metrics they expect (or, worse, if they’re wrong), your valuation could suffer, and that’s the last thing SaaS founders, CEOs and CFOs want to hear. … Continue reading SaaS Metrics Aren’t Just for Investors: Here’s Why You Need Them Too