Why is every high in life followed by a low? And every low, well, followed by another low.
Is the universe only meant to test us or is our journey paved out in stone long before we actually embark on it?
These are questions that I have asked myself in the past few hours, and while I don't have an answer, I know that there is only one way to think.
Today, September 27, 2019, everyone’s favorite search engine turned 21 years old. What began as a merely an idea, a paper published by Stanford PhD students Sergey Brin and Larry Page called “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine”, has become a multibillion-dollar company and the most popular search engine by a wide margin. Not only is it a search engine, but Google has its own browser with its very own suite of services like Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets and cloud storage with Google Drive. In a matter of merely 21 years, Google has become the primary way that people search the internet. How did this happen? Now that Google is of legal drinking age in the US, let’s take a look at how they got where they are today.
Different types of content pull different types of weight. Every piece has its purpose, and it's important to understand how all your content works for you. For example, while blogs are great at educating and informing your customers about different aspects of your service and industry, a video can go to even greater lengths to show how your product works. If you are having trouble capturing your leads at later points in the sales funnel, consider amping up your content game with some solutions we have below.
Content is created for the sole purpose of educating and engaging your audience. You don’t write blogs, develop a product video or even update your company’s Facebook page for yourself. These things are done to drive your brand, to get the attention of people who have a problem that you can solve. But what if you’re having trouble generating engagement with your content? There is always the possibility that you might have to rework your content, but it could just be that no one sees it. Social media builds relationships with your customers and puts your information right in front of them. Below, we have several ways to use social media to increase audience engagement with your brand.
Do you have your goals in place for 2020? What about the rest of the year? It’s important to define what you want to accomplish, whether it’s in your personal or professional life. Taking an objective look at where you want to be and how you want to get there is the best way to achieve something.
Are you building a marketing team? To build an effective B2B marketing team that can deliver what your company needs, you need to know exactly what you’re looking for. Every sports team has a specific person in a specific position. Otherwise, your team loses the game. Marketing works just like this! But it’s not as easy to know what you’re looking for when you’re in a B2B marketing environment. Below, we have some outlines of specific people you should look for to build your brand.
Enterprise technology and software companies have to approach marketing from different angles than your typical marketing departments. It is constantly evolving, and we need to be certain that we’re utilizing tactics that generate results. The market is overly saturated for attention, with everyone pushing to get attention to their own companies. Here, we have four great ways to better market your tech company.
While everyone would appreciate a pay raise, it doesn’t always arrive when we want it to. If you feel like you’re getting passed over for raises or promotions, it might feel easy to blame corporate, accounting or whoever’s closest. But are you looking at the quality of your work? A healthy bit of introspection is good for all of us, and you might be surprised at what you find. Below, we have five simple ways to get a pay raise. You might find something new!
Marketing is always changing. There are always new processes, new technologies or even new approaches to marketing practices. But there is one approach that is not only changing marketing, but it’s also changing how audiences respond to our efforts. Personalization is radically affecting the way that we project our message to the public, allowing our team to open and connect with the audience in an emotional, empathetic way to drive sales.
Hiring new employees is a time-consuming process. Not only are you trying to find the skillset to fit the position, but you also need the right personality to fit the office. Many companies have the candidates go through several steps in the interview process to make a more informed decision on the applicant. Studies show that it takes an average of 27 working days to acquire a new employee, and most of the top talent will be off the market by then. But this is a very important process, and it’s important to know why and how you are attracting candidates.
The way that we market our businesses will always be evolving. In the last few years, B2B marketing has drastically evolved as the buyers have more access to more information. Years ago, people were attracted by ads for a product, which generated interest in that product. So, they would go and purchase that product based on the information they were given. Now, people have access to all the information that they could ever need, so the buying journey has changed. It’s less of a linear journey and more of a collection of moments that will influence the purchase of a product. Because of this, marketing must evolve. Below are four great strategies that your B2B marketing team should embrace in their processes.
A marketing strategy is crucial for the health and strength of your business, but you need certain elements in place to track how effectively it’s working for you. Key performance indicators (KPI) measure exactly what’s working and what’s not working in your marketing efforts. There are numerous key performance indicators to consider when building a marketing strategy, and you will need to decide what works best for you. Below, we have four KPIs you should consider when building your marketing strategy.
Sales are the lifeblood of any company. In order to keep sales thriving, and our business open, we need to implement strategies and plans that will promote a healthy selling environment. Equipping your team with the right strategies will not only keep sales consistent, but it will also make them a better sales team altogether.
In 2019, it is becoming harder and harder to stay relevant and competitive in any industry. There are so many companies and products available, and they are all doing great things. You need to be able to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack to survive. Search engine optimization is a great strategy to not only maximize the visits to your website, but it can also keep your efforts relevant and competitive in a saturated market.
Interacting with your CEO can be stressful sometimes. Whether they are an easy person to talk to or not, it’s understandable to get a flustered around them now and then. Impressing them is a whole different thing entirely! Of course, you want to do well at your job, and a good relationship with your CEO is a vital part of that. But how do you go about impressing your CEO, someone who has likely seen every different approach to any given problem? Below, we have five steps to show your CEO that you have the initiative to perform and produce results.
Is there a lack of focus in your marketing department? Are you having trouble committing to a certain approach? Do you have a marketing strategy in place? It can be challenging to execute any plans without a marketing strategy. Marketing is like a game of chess, where you’re constantly thinking of the next step. A marketing strategy will map out what goals you want to accomplish and how you want to accomplish these goals.