4 key characteristics of an effective go-to-market plan

Tomorrow People

I don’t mean to alarm you with this statistic—but it is a reminder that in today’s volatile markets, having a quality go-to-market (GTM) plan is key if you want to ensure product launch success. What are the characteristics of an effective go-to-market (GTM) plan?

How to Create a Marketing Plan

Sharpspring

The phrase “marketing plan” can mean many things, from your social media/ad campaign schedule to your lead nurture pipeline to your overall strategic goals. And this will become your capital-letter Marketing Plan! It’s always better to plan first, take action second!

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How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

Marketing Insider Group

If you think your small business doesn’t need a marketing plan, think again. A marketing plan for small business owners and teams keeps your strategy on track and focused on the right goals. Despite this, only 50% of small businesses have an actual marketing plan.

Why You Need a Content Marketing Plan [+ Free Templates]

Litmus

A 2020 Content Marketing Institute study found that a third of B2B teams don’t have a dedicated content team at all and 52% of B2C companies have a content department of one. In other words, having a thorough plan of action helps you work smarter (and not harder).

Is Marketing Strategy Different from a Marketing Plan?

DivvyHQ

Isn't a marketing strategy the same thing as a marketing plan? It's easy to get hung up on theory and semantics, but instead, let’s set out a working definition of each term and put both strategy and planning to work to boost your corporate bottom line!

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How to Create a B2B Buyer Persona – Six Key Dimensions

Webbiquity

There are lots of different ways to create B2B buyer personas. But not all buyer persona templates and guides are equally effective. The key is to create a persona that is actionable. The Six Dimensions of a B2B Buyer Persona.

How to Organize a Stand-out Marketing Planning Session

Vision Edge Marketing

If you’re like many of our customers, right now you are somewhere in the midst of your planning cycle, working with your partners in Sales, Finance, Product, and IT as you crystallize your Marketing plan. Here’s a bit of advice: Our experience has proven that a collaborative Marketing planning session is an essential step in this process. Focus on 5 Areas for Your Planning Session. Organize a Stand-out Marketing Planning Session.

Should your B2B Marketing Plan Include Company Personas?

Cintell

Part 1 of 2: The Confluence of Buyer Personas and Company Personas (look for part 2 coming soon with our partners at HG Data). The idea of creating buyer personas has long been used by marketers to create a human profile of our buyers. We’ve grown to understand the buyer beyond their job title which allows us to focus instead on the personality, motivations, authority, responsibilities, priorities and other attributes that comprise buyer personas.

The Anatomy of a Strategic Demand Marketing Plan – Part 2: The Insight Phase

ANNUITAS

Last week, we discussed what we really mean when we talk about demand marketing. This week, as we dive deeper into the anatomy of a Strategic Demand Marketing Plan , we introduce you to the first step in our process: the insight phase.

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How to Start a Content Marketing Plan in 7 Easy Steps

Marketing Insider Group

That same logic applies to content marketing. But how do you start a content marketing plan? Not exactly, but there are certain steps you should follow that will give you the best chance at succeeding with content marketing. Consequences of Not Having a Plan.

The 7 Building Blocks of a Solid Content Marketing Plan

RockContent

Marketers are creating more content than ever. According to the Content Marketing Institute , 77% of B2C companies and 70% of B2B companies surveyed say that they are creating more content than they did just a year ago. However, producing more content is only productive when you have a solid plan in place. A solid plan ensures that you’re producing relevant content consistently, keeps your team aligned along the same goals, and helps you reliably measure success.

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5-Step B2B Marketing Plan for Covid-19

LeadCrunch

Five new realities redefine marketing starting now: The most obvious first: Events disappear in 2020 and then return slowly; forcing marketers to find new ways to generate leads. DiscoverOrg, D&B, and the rest of the data market just became almost useless to marketers.

Important Templates You Need To Update Your Marketing Plan AGAIN Post Covid-19

Pam Didner

Does my marketing strategy need to be revised for the changing economy? My clients asked me if they need to revise their marketing plan, and marketing plan templates AGAIN when the economy starts to reopen, Post COVID-19.

Is Your 2022 B2B Marketing Plan Shaped by Custom Market Intelligence?

Inbox Insight

Market intelligence customized specifically to your business plays a pivotal role for B2B marketers looking to unlock specialist B2B insights around their audience and understand real-time demand of their target personas. That is why B2B market research tools exist.

10 Elements All Digital Marketing Plans Should Include

The Marketing Blender

10 Elements All Digital Marketing Plans Should Include. Digital marketing plans are critical to any and all marketing efforts. They help you remain consistent, cohesive, and on schedule – which is important for branding, messaging, and buyer personas. .

Why You Need to Start with Why as You Develop Your Marketing Plan

Vision Edge Marketing

Two challenges (alignment with the CEO and alignment with business priorities) remain constant for Marketing leaders. The recent Spencer Stuart CMO Tenure study suggests one of the primary reasons for the continued CMO shuffle is “poor alignment between the CEO and CMO on the mission (and the timeline) of the marketing organization’s output.” A tool exists within reach of every Marketing organization that addresses both of these challenges – the Marketing plan.

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Create a 1-Page Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

I like working from a one-page marketing plan for my clients and for my own business, whether or not we have a multi-page written plan as well. I used to use Microsoft Project to create a Gantt chart of the marketing plan timeline, but few of my clients had the program nor did they want to endure the learning curve in order to be able to use it. One Page Marketing Plan. I list the marketing tasks to be done in a left side column. Tweet.

How to Create Your Small Business Marketing Plan

BenchmarkONE

There’s never a bad time to put together a marketing plan , especially if you don’t already have one. In this article, we’ll show you how to create an effective marketing plan — but first, let’s discuss the basics. . What Is a Marketing Plan? . Marketing

Have You Tried Performance Video in Your 2020 Content Marketing Plan

Marketing Insider Group

And video marketing for these companies can still be cost-effective if done correctly. Social media video advertising gets attention, and performance analytics make sure marketers see a solid return on their investment. Getting More from Performance Video Marketing.

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The Ultimate Marketing Plan for SaaS Businesses

Unbound B2B

When it comes to drafting a marketing plan for SaaS, there’s a whole new set of rules you need to follow. Sales and marketing teams need to be more diligent than ever to build strong customer relationships. “A What Is Saas Marketing. Craft Your Buyer’s Persona.

6 Steps to a Content Marketing Plan that Can Drive Conversions

Act-On

B2B Marketing Content Marketing Demand & Lead Generation Lead Generation Buyer Personas call to action calls to action content content marketing content marketing strategy content strategy marketing

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Marketing Planning Process for Professional Services

Hinge Marketing

Any firm that wants to succeed needs a marketing plan. However, the marketing planning process that works well for consumer products, industrial goods or not-for-profits is not well suited for professional services. With that in mind, we’re going to take a closer look at what it takes to put together an effective marketing plan specifically for professional services firms like yours. Marketing Planning Process Defined. Happy planning!

How to develop a content marketing plan

Sprout Social

If you can’t answer these questions, then you need a content marketing plan. According to one recent study , only 40% of B2B marketers have a documented content marketing strategy. What is a content marketing plan? Why are you even content marketing?

How to Create a Buyer Persona (Includes Free Persona Template)

Hootsuite

Defining a buyer persona (also called a customer persona, audience persona, or marketing persona) helps you create content to better target your ideal customer. Buyer personas remind you to put your audience’s wants and needs ahead of your own.

How to Organize a Go-To-Market Plan for SaaS

Directive Agency

A hyper-important part of any go-to-market plan is making sure you understand who your product is for and how best to reach them in the SaaS space. So without out any ado whatsoever, let’s get into how to organize a go-to-market plan for your SaaS brand.

How to Create Your Small Business Marketing Plan

BenchmarkONE

There’s never a bad time to put together a marketing plan , especially if you don’t already have one. A thorough marketing plan is like a helpful guide for your team, and it comes in handy in more ways than one. Need some help planning your marketing this year?

Important Templates You Need To Update Your Marketing Plan AGAIN Post Covid-19

Pam Didner

Does my marketing strategy need to be revised for the changing economy? My clients asked me if they need to revise their marketing plan AGAIN when the economy starts to reopen, Post COVID-19. The first 3 weeks were tough for many marketers.

4 Steps to Implement Your Healthcare Marketing Plan Using Inbound Marketing

SmartBug Media

Are you looking to refresh your healthcare marketing plan with a focus on inbound marketing? Either way, when it comes to healthcare marketing, it’s crucial to have a well-detailed plan in order to get the results you want. Buyer Personas.

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What Does A Content Marketing Plan Look Like?

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you are new to content marketing or not, developing a successful content marketing strategy can be very challenging and time-consuming. This simple guide can help you overcome the most common problems in content marketing plans and get to a successful and continuous process to deliver successful and rewarding content marketing plans. What Does An Effective Content Marketing Plan Look Like? Step # 1 : Get Buy-in For Your Plan.

Build a Customer-Centric Marketing Plan & Culture

A Better Jones

Traditional marketing tactics no longer work like they used to. According to Forbes, the following factors have caused the death of traditional marketing : Brand trust has plummeted to an all-time low. Clearly customers want more, and better, so marketers should be continuously interviewing customers to learn about their needs, goals, and preferences. Formulate Buyer Personas Your buyer persona should guide your messaging every step of the way. “If

The Anatomy of a Strategic Demand Marketing Plan – Part 3: The Strategy Phase

ANNUITAS

Over the past two weeks, we have covered the definition of strategic demand marketing and introduced you to the first phase in our process, the insights phase. It is at this stage that we define the critical customer journey and begin to build the Strategic Demand Marketing Plan. .

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A Buyer Persona Template for the B2B Marketer

The Effective Marketer

With the new hype of content creation now making the rounds of webinars, books, and whitepapers another term has regained the spotlight: the buyer persona. I was reminded once again of the importance of creating buyer personas during Bulldog Solutions event on Marketing Benchmark in which Rob Solomon walked us through their five step process for organizing your marketing programs: Business Case. Process Planning. Who’s Involved in Creating Personas.

How to Develop B2B Buyer Personas | g2m Solutions

G2M Solutions

b2b marketing b2b marketing plan b2b digital marketing planWhat do Customer Experience Cassie, Recruitment Rhonda, and Procurement Pete have in common? They're almost-real (or semi-fictional) representations of a business's target audience. They're the archetypes of the decision-makers you're trying to influence. They're the people you're trying to sell to.

Important Templates You Need To Update Your Marketing Plan AGAIN Post Covid-19

Pam Didner

Does my marketing strategy need to be revised for the changing economy? My clients asked me if they need to revise their marketing plan, and marketing plan templates AGAIN when the economy starts to reopen, Post COVID-19.

How to Create Your Ideal B2B Buyer Personas

Lake One

To execute a successful marketing campaign, you need to understand your target audience. Carving out fictional characters that align with your business objectives will guide you in developing a strategic marketing campaign. So if you haven’t created your personas yet, now is the time!

Are your marketing personas your sales market segments?

Biznology

Marketing is supposed to lead to sales, right? So why is it that we marketers sometimes throw up unnecessary impediments to selling things? I’ve talked in the past about how you better make sure that the steps in your marketing Buyer Journey matches the phases of Sales Funnel. All marketers worth their salt have created a set of personas. Personas give your writers a specific person to write for. Market segments are not equivalent to personas.

5 Marketing Plan Examples to Help You Write Your Own

Hubspot Marketing

You’ve been spearheading your organization’s content marketing efforts for a while now, and your team’s performance has convinced your boss to fully adopt content marketing. Read on to get inspired by some of marketing’s top content strategies. Set SMART content marketing goals.

Four Things to Add to Your Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

Now more than ever B2B marketers must focus on their existing and prospective customers. Here are four key things you need to focus on your customers in your marketing plan for next year. Write a creative marketing persona that describes each type of customer that buys your product or service. Distribute these personas to everyone who touches customers in your company and make sure they understand what they mean.

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Persona Based Marketing

KEO Marketing

Successful marketing depends on personalization. Persona based marketing helps you provide structure and insight to your company’s inbound marketing campaigns. Using market research and existing customer data, you can define your ideal customer in a very detailed manner. Buyer personas incorporate customer demographics, behavior, motivations, and goals. Making a Case for Persona Based Marketing. How to Develop Buyer Personas.

B2B Marketing Plan Best Practices: 5 Simple Rules to Follow

Marketri

“We’ve tried a lot of marketing tactics but nothing seems to work.” Most of these companies have a reactive marketing program, which means they don’t have a comprehensive marketing plan to guide their marketing spend. Marketing plans certainly can be complex and when our team develops them on behalf of clients, they often are very detailed. While not all aspects of marketing can be quantified, many can.