Effective marketing isn't about adopting a piece of technology, being clever, or winning awards. It's (still) about appealing to basic human emotions.
Your small business is struggling for the same reasons that any business struggles. Which is precisely why you’re not a startup.
Being a millennial is not a ticket to a different kind of mindset. The myth of the “millennial segment” makes a mockery of just about every principle of marketing segmentation.
The traditional roles of sales and marketing have evolved, as technology has shaped and influenced customer buying behavior. Marketing now does more, but that doesn’t mean the role of sales is now irrelevant.
The marketing industry has been upended over the past decade from marketing technology. The result is many businesses focus on tactics and forget about strategy – with disastrous results.
How many of us wake up and ask ourselves how we can offer LESS than our competition? Probably no one – yet that may be the most important question you can ask yourself about your small business. Welcome to the 80/20 Rule.
Meaningful digital disruption is not about society adopting new tools or technologies. It’s about society implementing new behaviors.
Businesses of every size need to create exceptional, remarkable marketing experiences for their audiences if they are to have a chance of being remembered.
Most advice from so-called marketing gurus aren’t worth the blogs they’re written on. That’s because most of them have little basis in reality and are merely regurgitations of everyone else’s marketing articles with the same hopeless and ineffective ideas.
Your brand communication isn’t just being hijacked. It’s being held to ransom by the perceived quality of your customer experience. The consumer has assumed the role of Judge, Jury – and Executioner.
Companies of all shapes and sizes must evolve their messaging from simple one-dimensional slogans or taglines, to multi-tiered, story-based communications.
Many small businesses either fail to align their marketing with a business-related issue, or mis-diagnose the root cause of why their marketing isn’t working
The definition, scope, and size of a market can only be based upon current buyer understanding on what that market represents. If customers don’t understand what your product is, and how it compared to other products, the truth is that you’re in a new market.
To provide a unified customer experience means a new way of doing business. one where the entire organization delivers a seamless, personalized and relevant customer experience, no matter where the interaction takes place.
Instead of continually dividing a business into niche areas of specialization, there’s an argument for the return of what we could call the “informed generalist”.