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Being a brand publisher is different than promoting products on your blog. It’s about leading those who might do business with you to believe in your strategic thinking on a wide range of topics. The Brand Publisher looks at what it takes to succeed as a ROI-focused publisher of content that will have value to your customers and prospects.

The New VP of Marketing’s First 100 Day Plan – B2B SaaS Edition – Part 1 of 2

When you’re brought in as the new VP of marketing at a SaaS company that’s owned by an entrepreneur or private equity, you’re immediately thrust into the spotlight. They probably didn’t hire you because all is well in marketing. They have an...

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4 Benefits of a Sales CRM Integration With Your Marketing and Customer Success Software

The sales pipeline no longer works on its own.

Especially for SaaS companies, the customer journey has eclipsed the sales pipeline as the best determinant of lifetime customer value (LCV). Sales teams that expect to reach and engage their...

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HubSpot Killed the Marketing Funnel: What's the Deal with the Flywheel?

It seems like leadership at entrepreneur-scale companies only recently accepted the idea of an inbound marketing funnel. According to this model, to properly engage and sell customers, they must be attracted to the website, nurtured and converted...

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Four Common Marketing Mistakes You May Be Making

Mistaking activity for results is a path to failure

We’ve had the experience of being very busy on behalf of clients only to have them come to us six or nine months into the marketing year saying that they don’t feel they’re getting traction...

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ReadyTalk v. GoToWebinar: Which Webinar Platform Has the Better HubSpot Integration?

If you’re a HubSpot user looking to add webinars to your strategic marketing plan, one of the first decisions you need to make is which software platform you’ll use. Two of the more popular options are ReadyTalk and GoToWebinar. At first glance,...

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Telling a Story vs. Speeds and Feeds: Presentation Tips for CEOs Seeking Investors or Selling Their Businesses

I had a conversation with the CEO of a startup in the medical devices field recently. We were talking about upcoming presentations to investors and I riffed on some insights that I've developed over the years on what makes a great presentation...

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Should You Outsource Your Content Marketing?

Now that lead generation campaigns have become the main driver of B2B marketing for many companies, the question looms, "Should I outsource my content marketing or bring it in-house?"

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Five Ways to Improve the ROI from Your Webinar

When conducted correctly, a webinar can create a lot of opportunity for your sales team. However, webinars can be time-consuming to implement, particularly if you are creating the content for the first time. That’s why it is important to maximize...

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To Succeed as a Thought Leader, the Content of Your Blogging and Public Speaking Must Extend Beyond What You Sell

Thought leadership is a mercurial currency. It’s subjective; though there are some measures we all rely upon — like the number of followers on social media or views on YouTube. Some thought leaders are widely acclaimed and acknowledged (think...

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Nine 2018 Predictions for Inbound Marketing Professionals

I've read a fair amount of listicle predictions posts and feel like there’s a gap in what’s been written about, so I'm putting myself out there and adding my two cents. Beyond just identifying the trends, I'll do my best to give you, the inbound...

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