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How to Operate During a Crisis: Tips & Resources for Businesses

Because Marketing Must Go On, here are some tips and resources related to leadership, communications and operations that we've found useful over the past few weeks.

They touch on and prioritize some of the core values we hold at LEVY and that we've used to guide our decisions during this challenging time: stability, quality, value and efficiency. By focusing on these values as we seek answers, we've found it easier to identify what solutions work best for us and our customers. 

We hope that they will help you to make your business thrive and make your marketing count.

Picture of Amanda Uhme Amanda Uhme Apr 14, 2020 12:24:20 PM

Importance of Marketing Right Now, [4 Tips]

It’s impossible to sugarcoat; things are unsteady for so many of our fellow neighbors, friends, colleagues, communities, and peers right now. The current Coronavirus pandemic is uncharted territory leaving many individuals and businesses in fear for what’s to come and weary of what the future looks like. 

Emily McLaughlin Apr 7, 2020 11:22:08 AM

Make Your Marketing Count: 6 Steps on [HOW to Start Today]

One of the critical challenges I continue to hear from leaders of B2B companies is that they have little to no idea of how much any marketing campaign generates in orders and profits. Lots of great reports, but the bottom line is that we can't seem to correlate effort to payback. "Make Your Marketing Count" is all about accountability, responsibility, and results.
Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Mar 23, 2020 6:40:31 PM

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

How to Make Peace Between Marketing and Sales

Why it's crucial to get your marketing and sales teams rowing in the same direction and how to do it.

The relationship between marketing and sales departments is often wrought with competition, disputes over credit and finger pointing. Who isn't pulling their weight? Who gets to claim what sale and when? Who is taking priority in decisions and, most importantly, budget? 

Picture of Amanda Uhme Amanda Uhme Feb 10, 2020 12:57:18 PM

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
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