Everyone knows there’s a big disconnect between marketing and sales. And both teams are on the hook to prove their contribution to the company bottom line. So, why can’t they get it together already?
These days, you can follow a movie’s production schedule for months or even years before it’s released. Director and casting rumors, set photos, interviews with the right entertainment magazines and websites, social media campaigns — no rock is left unturned for a movie that wants to build incredible anticipation. However, there’s one movie-marketing tool in particular […]
Q: I’ve created an amazing new product, but no one understands how it works. What’s the best way to educate and excite potential users? A: We frequently work with large companies and start-up clients offering products and services that are relatively new to the world. But no matter how cool a product or service — […]
I walk through the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco on my way to work on a regular basis, often stopping by Rossi’s Deli to buy the best coffee in the world. A few months ago, I was startled to notice this bold sign for a tax group: I stopped to gape at the sign shouting […]
Marketing professional services requires that you effectively market the brands of both the company and the skilled individuals that comprise it. Too often, I see service companies promoting themselves only as organizations and not as organizations AND a collection of highly talented individuals. Focusing on the personal brands of just the top executives is not […]
As a copywriter with a degree in English, there are a lot of arcane grammatical rules I have buried away in my head. I’m the type of person who looked up the definition of “split infinitive,” just so I could use it in conversation the next time someone brought up Sandra Bullock (there’s a moment […]
This is the first in a series discussing strategies for marketing professional services. A young Harvard Associate Professor will garner instant credibility as an educator just by her association with such a prestigious university. But as her prospective students shop around for the optimal classroom experience, they’ll expect to learn more about her specific credentials […]