The daily business of marketing and selling products can feel like it’s happening in a parallel universe detached from reality. To bridge the gap between the worlds, companies worldwide have been relying on a simple yet powerful tool to tailor product descriptions and sales pitches to the right people: customer personas (a.k.a. buyer persona). Welcome to the 101 of more personal marketing!
Well, it’s March again. For many of us, March 2020 marks the last time business felt “normal.” Even though many companies have gone back to their offices physically, the impact of the changes to sales and marketing can still be felt. In fact, there are some things that changed about how we do marketing and sales that are permanent.
Unfortunately, the only free cheese is in the mousetrap. You pay for everything you use. Even the free applications and subscriptions you enjoy every day have their price – the data. It’s also the natural component of using services and applications you pay for. While some people are terrified of the idea that someone’s using their data, others find it a norm because they understand why data is valuable and how it circulates in the Internet World. In this blog, we’re looking at the value of data.
When was the last time you actually paid attention to what you're reading – the words, the meaning, what's written between the lines? We're so enveloped in writing that we often take it for granted. Here's how I found new appreciation for great content. Buckle up and ride shot-gun with me on a road trip down Writer's Boulevard!
In the past, sales and marketing used to operate as two completely separate entities, with two completely separate goals, and two completely separate KPIs. Not anymore. These days, the alignment of sales and marketing teams in any B2B organization around shared goals, KPIs, and strategies is critical to the success of both departments.
A referral program is easier and more cost-efficient than a traditional marketing campaign because it relies on the loyalty and satisfaction of existing customers. With a traditional marketing campaign, you need to invest time, resources, and money to get people to notice your business.
A referral program, on the other hand, is a simple and effective way to create awareness and build competitive presence: you rely on your existing customers – and most loyal fans (who already have a relationship with your brand) – to spread the word. They know how great your business is and will be happy to share their positive experiences – for free!