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. Ideally, you’ll bring all these tactics together in a cohesive strategy. No two marketing plans are alike.

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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. Even if your company is small, today’s technology and consumer behaviors require that you use a variety of channels and tactics to effectively reach customers. I get it: marketing isn’t for everyone.

Simple Steps to a B2B Marketing Plan

Sales Lead Insights

Developing a B2B marketing plan designed to drive leads and sales is really quite simple: Identify your destination. Your marketing strategy) Get started. Your marketing tactics) Measure your progress. Your marketing results) Make course corrections. Modify your marketing plan based on results) So why […]. The post Simple Steps to a B2B Marketing Plan appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

An Actionable Guide to Building Out an Account-Based Marketing Strategy in a Single Quarter

Speaker: Justin Keller, VP of Marketing, and Brad Beutler, Director of Content at Terminus

ABM is one of those words you've heard but maybe you haven't explored fully yet. Are you searching for a new creative go-to-market plan in our new digital-first, work-from-home environment? Or maybe you’ve done your research on ABM, understand the benefits, and now you want to see some tactical ways on how to get started? Either way, you're on the right track and we have just the thought-leaders to help you! Join Justin Keller, VP of Marketing, and Brad Beutler, Director of Content at Terminus for their discussion about how to create your future timeline to Go-to-Market success with ABM.

Steps to implementing a marketing plan that drives new business

Sales Lead Insights

Follow these steps to tune up your B2B marketing plan and drive new business. Next, determine the percentage of your company’s new business revenue that needs to come from marketing-generated leads. Tactics. Determining the B2B marketing resources already available.

Simple steps to a B2B marketing plan

Sales Lead Insights

Developing a B2B marketing plan designed to drive leads and sales is really quite simple. Your marketing strategy). Your marketing tactics). Your marketing results). Modify your marketing plan based on results). So why do so many B2B marketers never get around to developing and using marketing plans? Unfortunately, I’ve found the results of not using marketing plans usually begin with the word “No.”

The Right Way to Start Marketing Planning for 2022

B2B Marketing Directions

The fourth quarter is almost here, and that means many marketing leaders will soon begin planning for 2022. Fortunately, a proven technique from military planning can be adapted to help marketing leaders get their planning process started on the right foot.

My shortcuts for writing a B2B Marketing Plan

Sales Lead Insights

Schedule appointments with yourself in your calendar in block out the time you need to work on your marketing plan. Start planning with an outline. Tactics for implementing those strategies. The post My shortcuts for writing a B2B Marketing Plan appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B marketing tools B2B marketing planGoals. Strategies for meeting those goals. Costs. Timing. Owner. Due date. Write the executive summary last.

4 Strategic Marketing Planning Tactics from Fuze

Allocadia

The fast pace of marketing means maintaining your position at the forefront of innovation can be next to impossible. One specific process that is often chiseled in stone is annual marketing planning. In many enterprise companies, the planning process has been jumbled between team hierarchies and cross-departmental responsibilities. In order to align marketing activities to corporate objectives, strategic planning is a must.

How COVID-19 is Impacting B2B Marketing Plans

Speaker: Tom Pick, Chief Digital Marketing Consultant, Webbiquity

B2B Marketing Zone and Tom Pick, a well-known B2B Marketing expert, recently conducted a survey of over 450 senior B2B marketing professionals about the impact of COVID-19 on their B2B marketing plans. The results were not surprising in some areas, but were very surprising in others. Don’t miss this webinar, where Tom will share findings from the survey, from additional market input, and from the audience. By registering, you will get access to the full survey report.

The Benefits of a One-Page B2B Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

This is the time when many organizations and businesses are thinking about planning and budgeting for the next year. A one-page plan for managing and executing planned marketing is something I’ve used successfully for my business and for my clients. In a fast-changing business and marketing worlds, it’s important to be flexible and agile when it comes to your strategic marketing plan. Marketing Planning b2b marketing plans

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.

(Re)Focusing Your Demand Marketing Plan Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

ANNUITAS

Business leaders and marketing and sales teams are struggling now, more than ever, to not only drive new demand, but to replace the loss of existing demand in the marketplace. Here are our top four recommendations to (re)focus demand marketing through this current crisis and beyond: 1.

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Top Advantages of B2B Marketing Plan

Only B2B

The advantages of B2B marketing plan are in plenty today. If you want to grow your business you need to have strategic B2B marketing plans. Almost every company has amazingly useful marketing tools these days. Planning B2B Marketing Keeps Your Efforts Proactive.

Service Marketing – Planning And Strategy Guide

Unbound B2B

Introduction: What is Service Marketing. Services have increased in prominence globally, prompting the need for more expertise in service selling and marketing. But marketing a service is not a walk in the park. Service marketing mix. Strategies for marketing your service.

The Impact of COVID-19 on B2B Marketing Plans: Tech vs. Non-Tech

Webbiquity

The abrupt shutdown of vast swaths of economy and the entire live events industry, to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, has dramatically impacted plans for B2B marketers. More than 450 B2B marketing professionals gave their input to this study. Online Event Plans.

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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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. But what are digital marketing plans, why are they important, and how do you build a digital marketing plan? .

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.

Five Ways to Keep Your Marketing Plan on Track

Webbiquity

As a business owner, I really enjoy working with my marketing team. I find their creativity and flexibility to be inspiring and they work hard to develop great strategic plans with detailed timelines. So in order to implement the most successful marketing strategy and generate a good return for your investment, I’d like to suggest five things business owners should discuss with their marketing teams (as well as outside agencies and consultants ) to keep their plan on track.

Bolster your Go-to-Market plans by prioritizing the metrics that matter

Tomorrow People

As you organize and implement your Go-to-Market plan, you must: Find a real market problem that your product or service will solve. Marketing leaders have always been expected to do a lot. Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL) Not all leads are created equal.

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Skip the Marketing Plan. Try this “Easy-Bake” Recipe Instead.

Marketing Craftmanship

The first question we ask prospective clients is, “Do you have a Marketing Plan?”. Most prospects sheepishly acknowledge that they don’t have a formal Marketing Plan. Some less forthright prospects will claim they do have a Marketing Plan, but when asked to show it to us, this group responds with, “Our plan isn’t written down,” or “It’s being updated,” which really means that they don’t have a plan. Marketing requires money and people.

4 Reasons Your Marketing Plan Saves You Money

B2B Marketing Traction

Have you been saying, “ We don’t need to invest in a marketing plan! ” If so, read this blog post in which I explain the reasons a marketing plan can actually save you money. Here are four things I’ve observed that happen when you don’t have a written marketing plan. Without a plan, you may not execute with industry best practices. Without a plan, your marketing may require a lot of re-work.

What is Strategic Marketing Planning?

Allocadia

Strategic marketing planning is the process of creating a marketing strategy that outlines what your objectives are, what programs you’ll use to achieve those objectives, who is responsible for those metrics, and by when you’ll be achieving those goals. Marketing Program .

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

4 Winning Tactics to Put in Your Marketing Plan

B2B Marketing Traction

Marketing continues to change at lightening speed. Here are 5 top tactics (four new, one timeless) I recommend for your marketing success in the coming year. . ” The SEO tactics of yore (keywords, links, guest blogging, short blog posts for the sake of headlines and keywords) are not working anymore. I used to tell clients to think of Twitter as a radio station, but it’s much more than a sales or marketing broadcast channel. Happy New Year!

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BrandMaker Webinar with Forrester: The New Rules of Marketing Planning

Allocadia

A rigid annual marketing plan is no longer sufficient, and marketing is being asked to pivot global plans and resources when it’s required by the business. Watch the second webinar in our “Plan Smart. PART 2: The New Rules of Marketing Planning.

8 steps to a more effective B2B marketing plan

TaylorMadeIn KEW

In my last pos t , I explored the fundamental difference between marketing strategy and plans, and the essential questions we must ask as we develop our B2B marketing strategy. In this post, I delve deeper into the development of our marketing plans and introduce an 8-step framework that will help you with your planning efforts. We all know that marketing strategy and planning are irrevocably intertwined. How to develop a B2B marketing plan.

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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Key Questions to Ask When Building a Strategic Integrated Marketing Plan

Launch Marketing

Marketing campaigns require a large investment in terms of cost, effort and reputation. Before planning and executing a campaign, it is important to think strategically about what will be included. Forward thinking marketing plans emphasize bottom line results.

Survey: Most Marketers Planning to Use Customer Journey Maps in the Future

KoMarketing Associates

Predicting the actions that a prospect may take is essential for marketers looking to optimize the customer experience. As a result, more are mapping the customer journey, and new research suggests that this tactic is here to stay.

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. A Referral-Based Marketing Plan.

Using a Marketing Wheel to Create a Marketing Plan

FMG Suite

Marketing is all about storytelling, and digital marketing is all about digital storytelling. Building marketing campaigns , executing marketing tactics, and creating an overall plan contribute to creating a story. General Marketing marketing wheel

B2B Marketing Tactics & Goals: How to Focus on Fundamentals

Marketri

But oddly, we don’t hear it all the time in marketing. Strategic Marketing Plans B2B Strategy Strategic Marketing Consulting B2B Marketing Best PracticesWe hear it every weekend during football season: “The losing team did not execute the fundamentals.”

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 Create A Marketing Plan For B2B Businesses In 2019

G2M Solutions

Let’s start with a definition: What exactly is a marketing plan? It’s the detailed sequence of tactics and activity that achieves your marketing strategy. b2b marketing b2b marketing plan b2b digital marketing planIt’s how you go from strategy to action. It’s what tells your team what to do and in what sequence, when they arrive at work each day. So it’s important!

Marketing Planning Software: The Best Options on The Market

RockContent

If you aim to optimize your campaigns and marketing tactics, you may be aware that you need software. On the other hand, you can look for robust marketing planning software , which offers assistance with automation and integration. Toggl Plan. Content Marketing

Your B2B marketing plan is NOT marketing strategy

TaylorMadeIn KEW

Before I went off on my August holidays I explored in greater depth the first of my 3 enduring fallacies of B2B marketing – that over the past few years marketing has fundamentally changed. In this post I delve deeper into the 2 nd of those 3 fallacies and focus on developing B2B marketing strategy, exploring the difference between marketing strategy and plans. We B2B marketers love words and phrases that sound important and weighty.

A Guide to the New Era of Agile Marketing Planning

Allocadia

Are you prepared to meet marketing’s goals with less resources, and to do it in a constantly changing landscape? Last spring was a wake-up call to all marketers that the traditional planning process isn’t working anymore. Create a Strategic Blueprint for Your Marketing Plans.