Marketing for B2B

Trailer Treasure: Hollywood’s Clever Drip Marketing Strategy

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 […]

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Marketing Professional Services, Part 1: Give Your People a Soapbox

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 […]

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Choosing the Right Narrative Perspective for Impactful Marketing Copy

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 […]

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Fill Those Desks: Tips for Marketing Training Services & Seminars

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 […]

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Whimsy Is Serious Business: Tips for Effective Absurdist Marketing

Here’s a joke: what do Dracula, an obnoxious camel, a frustrated caveman, and a talking gecko have to do with car insurance? Answer: NOTHING. Don’t get the joke? That’s cool; my sense of humor is weird. And so is Geico’s marketing strategy. They’re pioneers of what I call absurdist marketing — a strategy that completely […]

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Channel Attribution: Which Half of Your Budget are You Wasting? (An Interview with Full Circle CRM CEO Bonnie Crater)

Remember John Wanamaker? At the turn of the 20th century, he famously said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” This is still one of the toughest challenges for marketers today: figuring out which campaigns are the most effective at driving revenue. So, we decided […]

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