We've been saying that the customer is queen or king for quite some time now. And in the coming year, that will be truer than ever. The customer determines where he or she finds information and which channel and which supplier gets the sale. And there is an abundance of
As data-driven marketers, you are now challenged by senior leaders to have a laser focus on the customer journey and optimize the path of consumer interactions with your brand. Within that journey there are three trends (or challenges) to focus on: Deeply understanding your target audience to anticipate their needs
A common practice in traditional marketing is to first choose a target market to focus on. You then align your organization’s strategies and messaging to create a campaign in that target market. But what happens when it becomes clear that the campaign you created isn’t working? How agile are you
My journey as a Cubs fan I remember my first feeling of heartbreak. It was in 1984 when the San Diego Padres came back from a 0-2 deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series. I was devastated. Since then, this Cubs journey has had many
Leads are the lifeblood of any sales effort. But not all leads are created equal. Some have a high value for an organization and represent a realistic opportunity to win business. Others are early-stage engagements that take months or years of development. Because of this disparity, the question “What is
When in doubt, one of the easiest things marketers can do is send an email blast. The approach is predicated on a strength-in-numbers mentality. If you send out enough messages, somebody, somewhere, will receive it and take the desired action. While marketers still use blast messages, their value is waning.