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Francois Gau

3 Tips on What to Do to “Make Your Marketing Count”


Last week, in my previous blog, I talked about the WHY of Making Your Marketing Count. This week, we’ll dive into the WHAT, and next week we'll look at the HOW.

In my career, I learned a few lessons the hard way:

  • Understanding the magnitude of the growth challenge
  • Focusing quickly on what I could influence, and
  • Developing and executing on SMART objectives.

Below, we'll take an in-depth look at each of those factors.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Mar 16, 2020 3:15:47 PM

3 Reasons Why you Should Make your Marketing Count

 

About seven years ago, at a previous employer, my team and I were leading one of the most significant programs launched in the industry. It was disruptive, utterly different than any other competitor's offering, and aimed at an emerging demographic we weren't used to communicating with at the time.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Mar 7, 2020 8:01:57 AM

Strategic Marketing: 4 Steps to a Balanced Approach [2020]

Growing in slow to uncertain market conditions calls for a balanced approach

Throughout my career, I had the privilege to interact with many leaders in the Industrial/Manufacturing sector. Our discussions on business conditions netted one common theme: We need more growthThe underlying question was: "How do we break away?"

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Mar 3, 2020 1:00:00 PM

The 6 Marketing Metrics Your Boss Actually Cares About

As marketers, we work tirelessly to move the needle on what often seems like a laundry list of metrics. We look at website visits, conversion rates, generated leads per channel, engagement on social media platforms, blog post shares, email click-through rates… and the list goes on and on. When the time comes to present the impact of your marketing efforts to your boss, you can’t present him or her with everything you measure.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Feb 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

What Building Blocks Do You Need to Accomplish Your Goals?

Here we are, already in the second month of 2020 and it feels like January was a blur. Anyone else feel the same? Some of you are only now thinking through your goals for the year now that you've settled in after a nice holiday break and annual meetings galore that filled your calendars. Goal setting can mean a variety of different things, whether it's a personal goal or professional goal. In this article, I'll be covering the strategy for your professional goals, but the same theory can apply to you personally as well.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Feb 3, 2020 2:39:59 PM

Market Mapping & In-Depth Market Research Bridge Gap Between B2B Marketing & Sales

 

Are you hearing or thinking about the following at work?

  • We want to launch a new product, but aren't sure which markets would be most receptive to it at this time.

  • We need to grow more quickly, but market share is limited in our current vertical. I don't know where to look for new market opportunities. 

  • We know there's space to growth within our industry, but we'll need to expand our territory and don't know the right location to target. 

  • We've talked to almost all of the key stakeholders in our audience and need to branch out and talk to new groups of people.

Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone...

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Sep 3, 2019 3:22:26 PM

The need to Replicate the Instant Gratification Experience

Since 2005, the beginning of the Digital Era, change has been sweeping through the manufacturing world at a pace rarely seen before, and those changes have accelerated tremendously over the past five years.

As a result, the shop floor is becoming increasingly automated, as is the sales process with the growing use of marketing automation software platforms such as HubSpot. Both of those changes are largely the result of improvements in computer technology, including the internet of things (IoT), machine learning, AI… which is accelerating the pace of automation, and The Amazon Experience.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Jun 13, 2019 10:06:27 AM

Professional Approach to SEO in 6 Steps

Here’s a professional approach to SEO for reaching customers & prospects in a B2B environment. It includes creating search goals, establishing a baseline, improving your site’s health, aligning & enhancing your site’s text, maintaining fresh, helpful content & continually assessing your site.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau May 1, 2019 10:30:17 AM
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