I was recently asked the question on the Twitter machine: “In an age where marketers have been shut out of sales and pricing decisions, how do you convince execs to let marketing get involved?” It is a good one, so I decided to dedicate a blog post to this idea. Let’s begin by asking ourselves […]
In doing research for the relaunch of my site, I did a bunch of research into what CEO’s and their executive team thought about their strategy and discovered that they often see strategy three ways: at a corporate level, at a brand level, and at a marketing level. The challenge that most organizations are dealing […]
What is the line about all unhappy marriages being unique or something? Same goes for failed strategies…they all have their own certain flavor, but there are some common reasons that show up over and over again. I’ve picked my top 5: The Not Really a Strategy Strategy: Maybe this is the most common one now, […]
One of the old maxims of job hunting was the concept that you could win people over by being a problem solver. That might have even been something that was effective before the Internet and modern management because in a command and control setting where information was limited, figuring out the problem and how […]
Pretty regularly, we see advertisers and marketers trumpeting the “impact” of their efforts. I’m usually afraid to ask what the measurements of success are that are being used. Because too often, the things are being measured aren’t really valuable, but from the spin factor, they are valuable as tools to change and redirect a conversation. Here […]
* Web ads * Twitter ads * Facebook ads * Print ads * Podcasts * Writing articles * Tweeting * Networking Within each on, you can have a strategy…but they all need to be in support of an overall marketing strategy, if not…you are likely wasting your time on low value activities.
I recently said that marketing is strategy and advertising is tactics… I’m sure there were people that were scratching their heads, but probably even more that were just plain put off by the concept…because so much of what is termed “marketing” now is really just advertising dressed up with a new name. Here is the […]