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?

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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.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

10 Secrets To Help You Succeed In B2B Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

As a business, you’re always looking for ways to sell your products or services. Content marketing is a great way to do so: When you generate informative, useful, and interesting content for your audience, you can also directly or indirectly sell your products or services to them.

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Empathy in Marketing: Why It’s More Important Than Data

Marketing Insider Group

Data has revolutionized marketing and become a valuable asset in improving targeting and personalization. It’s a key tool in decision making for any company, but it doesn’t necessarily lead to connections. Understanding your customer does.

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Your Guide to a Smart B2B Website Strategy in 2020

Marketing Insider Group

Just like digital marketing, web design has its own trends to follow if you want to stay current. But a successful web strategy doesn’t end at your website. The discussion can take many different forms and include topics ranging from navigation to user experience to ongoing content creation.

2020 Content Marketing Trends – Content for the Buyer Journey

Marketing Insider Group

Understanding the needs of your customers is a vital element in the definition of the content marketing. Those insights lead to one of the biggest trends in Content Marketing: we need to develop content for the every stage of the buyer journey.

What’s the Essential Ingredient for Effective Marketing in the Coming Decade?

Marketing Insider Group

As someone who does content marketing for a living, AdAge is practically required reading. Not so much for what it teaches us about modern marketing. More so for the comic material it provides that marketing is so much more than advertising.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

2020 State of B2B Content Consumption And Demand [Marketing Report]

Marketing Insider Group

This is a guest post by David Fortino, SVP of Product & Audience at Netline. Creating a report that has real meaning for B2B marketers is challenging.

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Web Development Hacks to Increase Your Traffic Organically

Marketing Insider Group

Guest post by Sheryl Jones. Are you looking for a way to boost your traffic organically? Web development is one of the best ways to do that! . From looking after its design to maintaining all the web pages, web development is undoubtedly a lot of work.

Where Should I Post My Video Content Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

A picture speaks a thousand words – but video content marketing attracts and engages users even better. One study found that visitors spend 88% more time on a website with video. If you’re a switched-on marketer, that’s one statistic you cannot afford to ignore.

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The Virtuous Cycle of How Marketing Engagement Increases Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Engagement rates are thrown around in the business world as important metrics that need to grow and increase. But what exactly is customer engagement and why is it so important? Typically, customer engagement is associated with online interactions, particularly on social media.

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Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

Marketing And The Internet Of Things

Marketing Insider Group

We’re living in a world of big data. Most households have numerous smart devices, from cellphones and speakers to cars and even entire homes. The Internet of Things has not only made our lives easier but has also opened up a whole world of marketing opportunities and new ways to reach consumers.

How to Change Your Brand Perception with Always-On Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Always-on content marketing is the only way to build new relationships for a brand. As my good friend Carla Johnson points out, you need only look at the rebranding MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas properties underwent to see what magic content marketing can work.

Why Content Marketing Agencies Thrive During Downturns

Marketing Insider Group

We’ve yet to see the long-term effects of the coronavirus on businesses. Will it result in a global recession? Or just a blip? Only time will tell. However, there’s no denying that we’re currently seeing economic head winds.

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Executive Insights: A Marketing Technology (MarTech) Conversation with Scott Brinker

Marketing Insider Group

I first had the opportunity to first hear Scott Brinker, VP of Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, speak at the ITSMA Marketing Vision event several years ago. I later saw him give the keynote address at the Boston MarTech Conference along with guest appearance on marketing-related webinars.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

27% of Marketers Say ‘Bad Data’ Costs Them 10% or More in Lost Revenue Annually

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers now have an abundance of data and analytics at their disposal, new research shows that those who do not regularly check their information for inaccuracies may be at a disadvantage.

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The 10 Definitive Email Newsletter Best Practices For Exponential Growth

SendX

Looking for email newsletter best practices to improve your campaigns? Email marketing is one of the best and most cost-effective marketing channels at your disposal. It’s a great way to guide your audience across the marketing funnel and get more sales at a low price.

Kill The Marketing Campaign! Why Always-On Content Marketing Works So Much Better

Marketing Insider Group

Campaigns don’t work. Your team or your agency defines a message, you pick a favorite creative approach, and a paid media channel, and hope that it will work? Then, you stop right when you get all the learning because your budget runs out.

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The Rules You Need To Know For Sponsored Content

Marketing Insider Group

Sponsored content, sometimes described as “native advertising,” is a controversial topic in the world of content marketing. Last week I covered the content quantity vs. content qualit y debate. So here I wanted to cover an area where I see a lot of brands getting into some trouble.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Why CMOs Must Master Empathy Now

Marketing Insider Group

A modern CMO needs a lot more than just marketing skills.

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How Great Leaders Use Storytelling to Activate Empathy in Their Teams

Marketing Insider Group

With a long career in sales and marketing, I’ve had direct experience of how persuasive storytelling can be. But storytelling is a useful tool not just for selling things. It can be an effective tool for learning, too. This won’t be a surprise to anyone with a background in teaching.

How To Turn Raw Employee Expertise into a Magnet for Web Traffic

Marketing Insider Group

Have you ever been spellbound by watching a talk or reading a book by someone who is so passionate about their topic, it’s contagious? Want your business content to be just as compelling? The answer is staring you in the face.

How to Convey Your Brand Personality Through Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

You know your brand. You’re a marketer or business owner, after all. But, conveying your brand’s personality to your audience on social media isn’t always easy.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Proof of The ROI of Storytelling in Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Putting the customer at the center of everything your business does and cultivating an empathetic work culture are two powerful ways empathy can be used to drive business success.

100% Inbox Deliverability: Truth & Proven Tips (Works on Cold List Too)

SendX

Morty was a beginner in email marketing. His browser history never had an entry about email deliverability. All of his focus was on dashing templates or quirky subject lines. Then Morty saw a drop in his open rates, click rate.

Happy New Year? A Marketing Strategy for 2020.5

Hive9

If you’re ready to leave the trials and tribulations of 2020 marketing in the dust, you might be excited to learn about a new concept that’s been floating around: 2020.5.

How Industrial Marketing Strategy Must Change to Fill Pipelines Again

Industrial Marketing Today

Your industrial marketing strategy may have changed recently because of the coronavirus. I don’t think manufacturers have much of a choice because the pandemic has negatively impacted their sales pipelines. There is no getting around that fact.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Marketing in Difficult Times: Focus on Content that Reaches and Converts New Customers

Marketing Insider Group

Businesses all over the world are currently facing unprecedented challenges. Being forced to shut down offices and premises and move to a remote working model is difficult enough, but the downturn in the economy also means that revenue has fallen sharply for many.