What’s That Buzzing Sound?

What’s That Buzzing Sound?

Could it be prospects making a beeline to your ads? The noise those ads are making? Or the sound of more MQLs ringing in your ears? To increase all of these sounds, snag better prospects, and get more of them, you need to clear a path from click to conversion. There’s a simple way to do it.

No Marketing Automation Strategy?

No Marketing Automation Strategy?

Even though you know that marketing automation is the cornerstone of today’s marketing success, it’s still difficult to get your world-conquering marketing automation initiative off the ground. But why? One reason stands out, and knowing how to conquer it can turn the...
Are You on Message, or on Another Planet?

Are You on Message, or on Another Planet?

These days, the measure of your success can be as simple as the MQLs you develop, so it’s pretty important to know ahead of time whether your message is mighty, or mighty weak. The best performance predictor is, predictably, also the best way of insuring that your rollout doesn’t flame out.

How Well Do You Know Tactical Conversion Rates?

How Well Do You Know Tactical Conversion Rates?

Your prospects have preferences. You already know that. But knowing which prospects like which forms of media—that’s knowledge with value. Because believe it or not, the majority of leads from companies with over $1 billion in revenue come from one form of media—and probably not one you’d expect.

Data: A Marketer’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare?

Data: A Marketer’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare?

Trying to figure out the right combination of systems and data sets for your organization is daunting. But more often, that’s the easy part. I’ve seen numerous clients who have implemented all the latest and greatest marketing and sales technology and are no better off because they are now drowning in data. Or the data is so disparate they don’t have access to the right information. And because of that, organizations lose insight into the progress of performance against goals.

A Sound Strategy that Marketers Could Learn from Colin Powell.

A Sound Strategy that Marketers Could Learn from Colin Powell.

In his professional life, Colin Powell has been a lot of things, but chief among them is disciplined. In fact, if anybody has ever been “in the zone,” it’s him. Literally. Powell believes that leaders have an “information zone” of 40%-70% to make decisions: If you make a decision with less than 40 percent of the information you need to know, your chances of being right aren’t very good. But if you wait for more than 70 percent of the information, your window of opportunity closes.