Marketing Musings

With the right strategy, your B2B marketing outreach can be more impactful.
B2B Marketing In Uncertain Times

As the changes in how we do business during these times continues and the reality of economic downturn is on the minds of many, moving forward with marketing brings many questions. How many times have you used the phrase “uncertain times” in your content as of late? While part of your B2B marketing strategy needs […]

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Refocus your marketing strategy to show value in tough times.
How Do You Adjust Your Marketing Strategy During Tough Economic Times?

This past month has seen many changes in our country which has and will likely continue to affect the economy for a long time. With the current economic situation, are you wondering how to adjust your marketing strategy? Here are some important things to think about as you look at your strategy moving forward: Assessing […]

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When the economy is tough, your marketing strategy needs to get more focused. Learn where your dollars count most.
Marketing in a Tough Economy

When the economy is slow and your marketing budget is suddenly under a lot of scrutiny, it can be challenging to know how to prioritize your spending. Should you put more into customer acquisition or retention? Maybe it’s time to run some serious promotions. While all of these questions are worth considering, now is the […]

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Try this sweet little marketing lesson that comes topped in buttercream. Yum…
When Marketing Imitates Dessert: A Cupcake Lesson

In the last decade, cupcakes have gone from strictly kids’ fare, offered in bright colors at birthday parties, to an elegant and trendy option for weddings and showers. Baked with exotic flavors and displayed in tiered formation, these little desserts have experienced a rebirth that any marketing team would love to orchestrate for their brand. […]

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Allowing consumers to vote for the next M&Ms color was a brilliant way to reach the brand’s target audience.
M&Ms Offers Sweet Lessons on Reaching Your Target Audience

Since their introduction in the 1940s, M&Ms have been inviting consumers to enjoy the confection that “melts in your mouth, not in your hand.” While most kids have tried melting those chocolate buttons just about everywhere (heating vents, hot chocolate and, yes, hands), the brand has managed to woo one generation after another with strategies […]

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Video and personalization are both big marketing trends for 2020; here’s what else was predicted.
Marketing 2020: How Reality Lines Up With Past Predictions

You probably drove yourself to work today, after putting your own dishes in your dishwasher, following a breakfast you cooked yourself. That’s right, those predictions about self-cleaning kitchens and autonomous cars haven’t quite come together just yet. On the other hand, you may have started your day by asking Alexa what the weather is and […]

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Rescue your marketing strategy from the same old formats by creating some great GIFs.
How to Successfully Include GIFs in Your Marketing Strategy

GIFs sum up your feelings in a three-second clip. They help you say, “Happy Birthday,” or “This is crazy,” in one convenient click. You and your siblings have entire conversations using them, fully understanding the coexistence of, “I’d drop everything to do anything for you,” but “If you chew near my ear again, you’re going […]

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Your marketing strategy should never be stagnant; use customer feedback to improve continuously.
Refine Your Marketing Strategy Using Customer Feedback

It’s hard to re-frame a customer complaint into a gift, particularly when the complaint might involve a lengthy or expensive resolution. But when you consider that a customer’s feedback could streamline your process for designing or refining your marketing strategy, you might decide your customers’ words are a valuable addition. Here are four ways that […]

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Your marketing strategy will always benefit from tightening up your branding guidelines and investing in blogging.
5 Steps for a Marketing Strategy Refresh

The new year is on the horizon (okay, it’s breathing down the collar of your shirt), and it’s a good time to be reviewing your marketing strategy and implementing a few updates for a big impact. Not sure where to start? Here are a few areas that will be key in 2020 to get your […]

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A successful marketing strategy includes careful analysis of your target audience, including their wants and needs.
How a Successful Marketing Strategy Takes Shape

You’ve heard that you need a marketing strategy, but you aren’t sure where to start. You might wonder how you’ll even know if it’s successful. If you see business growth, how will you know whether that happened because you started posting on Instagram, or if it’s from the direct mail campaign you do every year? […]

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