I recently wrote about how many tech companies struggle to turn awareness into demand because of an unclear value proposition. A very useful approach to solving this problem is to create a library of use cases, with each use case showing—very clearly and in language your prospects recognize and relate to—how whatever it is that you sell solves a business problem. And […]
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 […]
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.
Setting the right marketing goals and realistic expectations for your initiatives is important, because different activities move different needles.
This post compares and contrasts types of marketing activities and explains why it’s important to set appropriate organizational expectations.
Only a few days after we first spoke, Telax had the collection of new infosheets they needed to launch their Healthcare campaign. A few weeks ago, I received a message over LinkedIn: a former colleague from Sandvine*, Joseph Herdé, needed content to help his new company, Telax. *This scenario is a recurring theme in Cromulent’s growth: colleagues from Sandvine go to a […]
As you build out content following a real strategy, you’ll create a comprehensive library to combat buying barriers and other challenges. Elsewhere, I’ve written about buying barriers and why overcoming them is important for your business. In this post, I’ll share an example from the real world that shows some ways in which you can combat buying barriers. After we’d helped to […]
The good news is that investing just a little bit of time and effort to understand and address real-world buying barriers delivers wonderfully asymmetric returns, because doing so empowers you to develop high-impact messaging, effective content, and efficient sales processes. In practically all of our client engagements, I ask about ‘buying barriers’. Most times, I receive a quizzical expression in response; occasionally, I’ll hear […]
I’m pleased to deliver the first episode of the new Crommunity Podcast, by Cromulent Marketing! We kick off this exciting series with none other than Matt Trushinski, the Director, Marketing at Miovision. Matt and I originally got together for a Q&A-style interview, which I intended to record and subsequently type up into a blog post, but a few minutes in we just decided […]
While we knew about RootSecure for a while – including personally knowing about half their team – we didn’t really know exactly what they did (or how) prior to actually diving deeply into this project. Elsewhere on this site, we’ve summarized the RootSecure success story; this post provides an extended explanation of the project execution. Background Our first meeting with RootSecure was a […]