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Not sure how to track your marketing campaigns? Here are the top 5 KPIs for Marketers

In a world where the majority of business has shifted into a digital space, tracking your marketing performance is more important than ever. This is a perfect time to evaluate your current tracking process or develop one to implement for your organization. It takes a little bit of time and research to get your baselines, depending on what platform you use for distribution and tracking, but once you have the data, you’ll be ready to track change over time!

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Jun 9, 2020 9:52:34 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

Bridging the Gap Between B2B Marketing & Sales is a 6-Step Process

Traditionally, marketing has been a process that’s largely creative and intuitive. There’s still plenty of room for compelling visual images and persuasive text, but the increased availability of software that quantifies market conditions and customer behavior has infused marketing with much-needed data on which to base strategies and tactics.  To dig deeper into this topic of critical importance, click below to download our white paper and brochure.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Feb 18, 2019 11:34:12 AM

Bridging B2B Market & Sales Requires New Ways

To eliminate the disconnect between marketing (creating awareness) and sales (generating leads & turning prospects into customers), it’s necessary to make Marketing Automation (MA) the focus of your promotional strategies. Learn more by downloading our easy-to-read white paper and brochure, which contain diagrams and other illustrations that should help you see how you can get more bang for your marketing bucks.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Jan 8, 2019 11:33:46 AM
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