Carla Johnson

Which Type of Employee Are You?

Carla Johnson

May 16, 2019 In 1968, the deputy director for NASA came to George Land with a problem. Land was a general systems scientist who founded a research and consulting institute to study the enhancement of creative performance.

Is Management the Enemy of Innovation?

Carla Johnson

May 2, 2019 by Carla Johnson A couple of weeks ago I spoke at a conference in Stockholm, Sweden about how to bring new ideas into an organization. At the end, a woman in the audience raised her hand and asked a question: What do you do when management kills your great idea?

How Carcasses, Cats and Critters Sparked Brilliant Innovation

Carla Johnson

April 18, 2019 by Carla Johnson “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious after awhile.

How to Find Insights

Carla Johnson

April 5, 2019 by Carla Johnson Hiero was a tyrant who believe that his goldsmith was cheating him. He didn’t know to prove it – he suspected the goldsmith was swapping out gold with silver – so he hired Archimedes, a local mathematician and engineer, to prove it for him.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Content marketing for industrial distributors can be very challenging. The biggest problem I’ve seen is that there is very little differentiation between distributors serving the same niche.

AWeber vs Mailchimp - It's time for the heavyweight fight

SendX

One is from 1998 (AWeber) and the other is from 2001 (Mailchimp), both of them would be considered young adults if they were people. Being companies that turn those dates into something even more amazing.

Industrial Website Redesign and Content Marketing Strategy are Connected

Industrial Marketing Today

An industrial website redesign is a major undertaking. It is not something that you should do on a whim or expect to launch a new site in a few weeks.

How Branding Can Determine the Success of Your Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

If you’ve just begun working with a marketing agency , you’re probably excited…and a bit nervous. You’re eagerly anticipating the return on this new investment.

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Industrial Marketing Budgeting and Planning

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial marketing budgeting and planning activities pick up at this time of the year. As they say, “?Tis Tis the Season.” Things begin to get very hectic as we go deeper into Q4 and it becomes harder to get people together as they start to take time off for the Holidays. Are you in the midst.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Welcome Emails 101

SendX

Your first impression makes a big difference when it comes to determining the kind of relationship you are going to have with your customers going forward. Business owners have to think about how they make that impression across all touch-points.

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How to Audit your Email Campaigns for Better Results

Webbiquity

Guest post by Emily Johnson. Are your your email campaigns effective? Do they meet the goals you set? Are you sure your messages are reaching the intended recipients? Perhaps it’s time to put your email marketing through an audit.

LinkedIn for Business: 5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Optimize LinkedIn Advertising

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn is a prime platform for B2B companies looking to gain relevant web traffic, social media engagement, and high-quality leads through paid social media advertising.

Industrial Marketing for Manufacturers: New Research Findings

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial marketing for manufacturers is a complex process that takes time, expertise and money to produce tangible and repeatable results (aka more quality sales leads). And I’m not talking about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) either.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

How to Develop Your Own Content Marketing Roadmap

Marketing Insider Group

Think of content marketing as a journey. Like any journey, you need to know the destination. When you have a content marketing roadmap in hand, though, you can focus on where you want to go and the best way to get there.

Report: 62.5% of Marketers Have Now Fully Integrated Content Marketing into Overall Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

Although not all marketers have integrated their content marketing programs with their overall strategies, new research suggests that more have done so than in previous years.

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6 Ways to Win the Marketing Game with Psychology

Marketing Insider Group

What do you think is the key to successful marketing? Many would say it comes down to understanding your audience. This is certainly true, but once you’ve gathered intelligence on your audience, what do you do with that information?

SEO Best Practices for Landing Page Optimization

KoMarketing Associates

There’s been a competition going on between PPC and SEO for quite some time. And while there are pros and cons to both traffic-generation strategies , one of the best pro-PPC arguments has always been that PPC drives more targeted traffic.

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

Why Documenting Your Content Marketing Strategy Is So Important

Marketing Insider Group

Do you have a content strategy? If you’re reading this, you probably have a working interest in content marketing, and so your answer is probably “yes”: you have some kind of method for producing and publicizing content. But do you have a documented content strategy?

Stop Investing in Content and Start Investing in Consistency

Marketing Insider Group

You already know how important it is to publish content that’s both high in quality and sufficient in quantity. A few blog posts here and there isn’t enough – you need to create a significant amount of content for it to have an effect. But quantity isn’t everything.

Why Pay Influencers When You Can Activate Employees

Marketing Insider Group

Influencer marketing is a hot topic these days. Businesses around the world, some of them huge, are turning to people on social platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook to tout their products and get their sometimes millions of friends to buy their product or service. .

Convertkit Vs Mailchimp - What should you choose?

SendX

We have put these giants through a test, and we will tell you all. I will assume that you have not been living under a rock for the past few years, and you know exactly what are these two companies.

5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.

How To Growth Hack Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

“Growth hacking” is one of those buzzwords that’s started popping up in digital marketing circles over the last few years. But what exactly is growth hacking and how can you use it to benefit your content marketing efforts?

Why CMOs Should Care About Agile Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

This article is based on my forthcoming book, Mastering Marketing Agility (Berrett-Koehler, June 2020). . When a CMO is hired, somewhere an hourglass flips over.

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Welcome Email 101

SendX

Your first impression makes a big difference when it comes to determining the kind of relationship you are going to have with your customers going forward. Business owners have to think about how they make that impression across all touch-points.

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Content Promotion Strategies: How to Supercharge Your Content

B2B PR Sense

There's no doubt that content marketing is a powerful strategy. But what happens when the content you create doesn't get the attention you want? That's where content promotion strategies can help.

Customer-Centric Websites: Successful Strategies to Engage B2B Buyers

Speaker: Kellie de Leon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, The Mx Group

Chances are, you’re under the gun to convert more leads from your website. To increase conversion, your site needs high-quality content, user-friendly navigation paths, and calls to action that appeal to your target customers. But how do you go about this? And wouldn’t it be great to see some real-world examples from B2B companies that are doing it successfully? Kellie de Leon, VP of marketing and strategy at B2B agency The Mx Group, works with marketers every day to help them create and execute customer-centric strategies and content that increase web engagement and conversion. In this webinar, she'll discuss how to make your website more customer-centric.

Want the Best PR? Avoid These 8 Big PR Mistakes

B2B PR Sense

Ah.the good ol' relationship between journalists and PR professionals. Complicated" just skims the surface of their relationship. Sometimes they play well and it results in the best PR opportunities. At other times, the two sides snipe at each other like squalling kittens.

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How to Create a Killer Instagram PR and Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Instagram is home to 1 billion active users -- 80% of whom follow at least one business. This shows the amazing potential for B2B companies, with the right Instagram PR and marketing strategy, to get amazing results.

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My Top 3 Content Marketing Case Studies

Marketing Insider Group

While innovation and thinking outside the box are important for success in marketing, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel every time. By studying the best content marketing examples, we can learn the most effective techniques and take inspiration to use in our own content marketing strategy.

4 Content Distribution Strategies That Make Web Traffic Soar

Marketing Insider Group

According to Hubspot, Content Marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing. But it still takes time to produce. And, as they say, time is money. Make every piece of content that you write, photograph, or film count.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

CCPA: What B2B Marketers Need to Know

The Point

Another new year approaches and, with it, another major data privacy regulation takes effect. This time, it’s the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which becomes law on January 1, 2020. Don’t be fooled into thinking that only California companies need pay attention.

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