Marketing—especially in the competitive world of B2B tech—is tough. It’s all too easy to get caught up in day-to-day noise, to repeat patterns that are proven to be ineffective, and to look for quick fixes (the addictive Ts: tips, tricks, and technologies). But it’s much more effective (and honestly not as difficult as you might fear) to instead adopt different ways of […]
Has this ever happened to you? You want to learn about a particular product, so you go to the appropriate website and dutifully navigate to the product page (or, more likely, so you Googled the product name and went straight to the page). The page loads. And then you get some high-level fluff that doesn’t give you any of the information you […]
Marketing hacks are not like gold: they’re everywhere and largely worthless. Just now I did a Google search for “marketing hacks” and got 69 million results. Just a few weeks ago I read this list of 20 growth marketing hacks and was gobsmacked by such gems as “define your ideal customer” and “go where your customers are” (I mean, it does kinda […]
Lots of companies (and the agencies they hire) are great at public relations: through good planning and diligent execution, their executives speak at conferences, their technology wins awards, and people in the industry recognize their name. They have succeeded in creating awareness. But that’s not the same thing as succeeding with demand generation. They’ve generated a golf clap, and nothing more. Unfortunately, […]
With 2020 upon us, let’s give ourselves (as marketers) the best chance to succeed in “the year of perfect vision.” To inform our activities—to make sure we’re doing the right things—here are 20 marketing (and related) questions we should ask before we get going on anything else. It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. Eugene Ionesco Setting the Stage […]
If you’re looking to fill a product marketing role in Kitchener-Waterloo, then you might have noticed a problem: there aren’t enough product marketers to go around. In Kitchener-Waterloo, there aren’t enough product marketers to go around I suppose you can take some solace in the fact that you’re not alone, and it’s not personal—in just the past couple of weeks I’ve spoken […]
It’s far more expensive for your company to have SMEs jumping on calls, to suffer from stalled sales cycles, to be ignored in the marketplace, or to overspend on digital than it is to invest in scalable, shareable technical marketing content.
Over the weekend, I did some thinking into how tech companies—and tech scale-ups, in particular—benefit by using a marketing as a service company like Cromulent. I thought of a bunch of reasons, but the most common is probably that working with us (or any other decent agency or consultant, for that matter) lets organizations tap into valuable—and in some cases rare—skills and […]
Recently, we helped our friends at Miovision with a bit of an exploratory project. They wanted to test a market hypothesis about a specific use case for their smart traffic solutions. Testing a market hypothesis—as opposed to investing in projects regarded as ‘sure things’ or making only incremental adjustments to existing activities—is a rarity these days. Just because we thought it was […]
A crucial aspect of content marketing is getting content out the door, but that’s often easier said than done.
In this post, I’ll give you five tactics to help you build and maintain content marketing momentum by avoiding the content review doldrums.