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. The deputy director told Land that they had a lot of smart people working for them, but they needed a way to root. The post Which Type of Employee Are You? appeared first on Carla Johnson. Uncategorized Creativity George Land Innovation Peter Drucker

Is Management the Enemy of Innovation?

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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? Hands down, when I talk about innovation. The post Is Management the Enemy of Innovation? appeared first on Carla Johnson. Business Creativity Innovation

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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. That’s because they were able to synthesize new things.” — Steve Jobs This quote is one of Steve Jobs’s most. The post How Carcasses, Cats and Critters Sparked Brilliant Innovation appeared first on Carla Johnson.

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. This was an important assignment. The object in questions. The post How to Find Insights appeared first on Carla Johnson. Uncategorized Creativity Innnovation

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

Why Retrofitting Industrial Website Redesigns Usually Don’t Work

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial website redesigns are major undertakings, not something you want to decide or do in a hurry. They require careful planning and input from many stakeholders for them to succeed. I’m talking about redesigns that.

Using CAD and BIM Files in Manufacturing Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

CAD and BIM files are not the first things that come to mind when one talks about manufacturing content marketing. However, they are two of the most valuable and effective content assets to use for.

Create B2B Content Your Audience Actually Wants to Read

Marketing Insider Group

Content creation is the cornerstone of a successful inbound marketing strategy.

Email Marketing Vs Chatbots - Which is Best for Your Business?

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You’ve spent time, money and energy creating a valuable product. You know your target audience, ideal buyer persona and have a strong market fit. But now you need leads. A lead is a prospect that you can convert into a paying customer.

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The 50 Best Startup Tools For 2021

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you’re thinking about launching a business in 2021 or working on growing one, you probably recognize and understand the importance and value of tools. The fact is, you can’t do it all on your own – no matter how savvy you are.

Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

18 Lessons We’ve Learned from a Year of Virtual Marketing Events

Marketing Insider Group

Over the last year, the pandemic forced many organizations to shift from in-person to all-virtual marketing events. As a result, businesses have had to become more innovative to figure out how to deal with never-before-seen problems on the fly.

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The Ultimate List of Content Amplification Tools

Marketing Insider Group

Creating and publishing content are only the beginning. Now, you have to distribute it and expand its reach for maximum exposure. That’s the process of content amplification, and there are many ways to achieve it.

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How to Use Content Marketing for Customer Retention

Marketing Insider Group

You probably already know how powerful customer retention can be for your business. Cultivating new leads and clients can be much costlier and more time consuming than retaining or upselling current ones.

How CMOs Can Keep Marketing Organizations Agile in Changing Times

Marketing Insider Group

The challenges we are facing have changed how we communicate with consumers and market our products and services. We’ve had to quickly uproot some of the traditional methods we’ve used for years to adapt to new business practices and accommodate unique needs.

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!

Is Content Marketing Becoming the New SEO?

Marketing Insider Group

If you were to step back in time into a marketing conference from a decade or so ago, content marketing SEO would be the buzzword you’d hear on everyone’s lips. But back then, content was only a vehicle for injecting keywords into blog posts and other website content. Lots of them.

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Why Does Most B2B Content Marketing Suck?

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Let’s get real about B2B content marketing. Most of it sucks. It’s full of jargon, self-promotion, and fluff. It doesn’t add value to your audience and can seem completely irrelevant. The truth is, your content doesn’t have to boring or stuffy. It needs to engage, inspire, and connect.

7 Steps to Effective Brand Storytelling

Marketing Insider Group

Everybody loves a great story. Storytelling is a human pastime, something we’ve been doing for thousands of years. Those same foundational elements of a moving story apply to content marketing. With brand storytelling, you can create an emotional connection with your audience.

Why Content Marketing Beats Advertising (Almost) Every Time

Marketing Insider Group

Every business wants more customers and leads, but many aren’t sure about the best way to get them. While many marketing tactics can generate quantifiable business results, some do it better than others. In the big picture, you want to ensure a high ROI (return on investment), no matter what you do.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

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

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

What Are Paid, Owned, and Earned Media, and Which One Drives More ROI?

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As a content marketer, there are numerous channels and strategies at your disposal. One of the most critical aspects of using content marketing is managing your paid, owned, and earned media. They actually all work together to drive traffic and conversions.

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How to Make Industrial Email Marketing Work for You

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing may not get the same attention and love as it used to because of social media. However, don’t abandon it because it is still highly effective when targeting engineers and technical professionals.

The Importance of an Email Marketing Database for a Business

SendX

Your email list is one of the cornerstones of digital marketing. Email marketing helps you increase brand awareness and generate more sales. It’s why you hear so many professional bloggers throw around the phrase, “the money is in the list!”

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20 Questions: Email Marketing

SendX

Emails have time and time again proven themselves to be the top way to communicate with both existing and potential customers. In a marketer’s quest to gather more attention, gain more engagement, and generate more clicks, it's inevitable that questions would come up.

5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

Content Marketing for Manufacturers is filling the Trade Show Void

Industrial Marketing Today

Trade shows have always been a big part of manufacturing marketing for generating new leads that convert into sales opportunities. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person trade shows almost non-existent. It is not.

Manufacturing Marketing in the Age of Industry 4.0

Industrial Marketing Today

As I was researching the topic of manufacturing marketing for industry 4.0, I found a ton of online articles when I did a Google search for “marketing for Industry 4.0.” My search yielded 192,000,000 results. Read more The post, %Manufacturing Marketing in the Age of Industry 4.0%

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The B2B Startup Guide to SaaS Marketing

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SaaS startups face several challenges when marketing their services to prospects. From brand name awareness, to lead generation, marketing your SaaS business requires maximum ROI for the lowest cost. That’s why SaaS companies win with content marketing.

6 Tips for Building a Social Media Marketing Strategy that Actually Works

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Billions of people around the world are on at least one social platform. Nearly ninety-two percent of marketers 1 in U.S.-based based businesses larger than 100 employees leverage social media marketing to tap into this large consumer group’s potential.

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

15 Best Practices for E-newsletters

SendX

With a 45-to-1 ROI (return on investment), email newsletters are among the most effective tools for generating sales in e-commerce. However, if you haven't been seeing the results you want from your email marketing efforts, then it's time to tweak your strategy.

How To Integrate Content Marketing With Email Marketing

SendX

Source : Vlada Karpovich Traditional marketing is far from your only option in the modern world. These days, if your company isn’t using content marketing as your main strategy, then you’re already behind the times.

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Do Chatbots Really Work for Customer Acquisition?

Marketing Insider Group

If you interact with brands or organizations on Facebook, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a chatbot for customer acquisition at least once: You comment on a page’s Facebook post. A few hours later, a message bubble appears. The page messaged you with a question.

5 Trends In Digital Marketing That Can Affect Local Marketing

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Marketing trends come and go faster than a Nascar driver through a pitstop these days. It’s challenging enough to keep track of them all, let alone decide which ones to implement yourself. Luckily, a few stand out from the rest and can be put to immediate use to grow your business.

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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.

10 Action Words To Write Catchy Subject Lines

SendX

How many unread emails do you have in your inbox? 12000? This is also the case for your subscribers' inbox. They get hundreds of emails everyday but only 5-10 get opened. And the ones that get opened have a catchy, power packed, irresistible subject line.

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