Marketing Craftmanship

Why Public Relations Does Not Sit at the Senior Management Table

Marketing Craftmanship

Despite PRSA’s best efforts, its APR designation does not carry the same weight as MD, JD, CPA, CFA, an MBA degree, or even a Six Sigma belt.

One Way Smart B2B Marketers Work Backwards

Marketing Craftmanship

Here’s how one professional services firm gained a tangible ROI from a single speaking opportunity: The managing partner of a New York-based, eight-person CPA firm—following his presentation at a regional bar association’s seminar on law-practice-related tax, compliance and compensation issues—sent highlights of his remarks, with a brief cover note, to all the members of that regional bar association, whether they had attended the seminar or not.

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Is Your B2B Firm REALLY Marketing…Or Simply Making Tactical Soup?

Marketing Craftmanship

For example, a 25-person CPA firm with an emerging practice among medium-size, privately held businesses sought to add a pharmaceutical company to its client list. Is Your B2B Marketing a Tactical Hodge Podge? B2B firms invest significant dollars and hours maintaining a broad range of marketing tactics that may or may not demonstrate economic value.

Will Internet Transparency Devalue Craftsmanship?

Marketing Craftmanship

If motivated, you can learn as much as your CPA knows about arcane tax laws, as much as your lawyer knows about divorce agreements, or as much as your real estate broker knows about mortgage lending. As the client, would you prefer to be schmoozed by your CPA, or to have him increase your tax refund by $1,500? So keep your former CPA’s phone number, because your TurboTax customer service rep will not be helpful at a tax audit with the IRS.