Utilizing Relationship Marketing to Increase B2B Business

All relationships in life thrive off of respect, listening, communication and follow-through. When we look at our current and potential customers as valued relationships instead of simply transactions it cultivates trust and opens doors for more conversation. Utilizing Relationship Marketing can boost customer loyalty by cultivating deeper relationships because you truly know their needs and…

Marketing Investment

Q: Is there a “low hanging fruit” benefit by having a minimal presence/activity, or is tippy-toeing in marketing not a good investment? A: Marketing investment requires your whole team to dive-in, fully submerge and believe in your mission. When there isn’t an adequate amount of focused time, it will always result in disappointed marketing efforts…

Brand Equity Increases With Relevance

Think of your company’s brand similar to how you think about the curb appeal of your home. When you want to increase the market value of your home, you have to improve first impressions of your property—update the landscaping, apply fresh coats of paint, choose new porch furniture, and so on. It’s the same with…

Should Manufacturing Companies Have a Detailed Plan for Marketing to Distributors?

Absolutely! The reason why marketing can seem so nebulous is because there isn’t a simple, strategic marketing plan set in place. Manufacturers generally think of tactics, not marketing strategies. Having a marketing plan involves executing simple, disciplined, and perpetual marketing programs that are targeted, relevant and personal. Setting a vision for the company’s future based…

Happy Public Relations Month! – Look at Our 5 Step Process

Public Relations (PR) is about cultivating a positive brand image with the public by building relationships with various media outlets. It requires strategic communication and storytelling to engage and entice your target audience. It covers a lot more than just distributing press releases and hoping for the best — it’s establishing your online reputation through…

How to Assess Marketing ROI? Q&A Part 4

Ultimately, the main concern for justifying spending money on marketing is all about the return on investment (ROI). The first thing to look at is the marketing budget. The recommended marketing budget should be around 4% of the revenue coming in. Typically, we find that most companies spend far below that, making it very difficult…

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A Company’s Vision and Mission Statement Fuels Corporate Culture

It’s all too easy for employers and employees to lose sight of the overall vision and mission statement of their company in the daily grind, regardless of the company size. This is largely due to poor marketing efforts — both externally, and internally. To establish a good corporate culture, consider these three simple strategies. Really…

Understand SEO Basics in 5 Minutes – Interview with SEO Expert, Tim Frisch

We are excited to have Tim Fricsh with SEO Help Desk give us an overview of search engine optimization (SEO) and how it can bring more business to your website. Tim has over 3 decades of experience with SEO and started before Google was even popular! 1. Do all organizations need SEO? The simple answer…

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