Marketing Management

John Wanamaker Would Die for This: We Now Know Which Half is Which!

There is a popular saying which goes “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” Over the years, I have heard many a CEO/CFO substitute the word “marketing” for “advertising” as they lament about all the money they are spending on brand awareness and demand creation […]

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Cost of Marketing: What Is the Average Budget?

As today’s savvy businesspeople know, to have a strong business people have to know who you are and what you offer. You need good marketing. The first step is a marketing budget to help you figure out practical steps to achieve those goals. But, how much should you spend? Sales Renewal’s insight: We agree, this […]

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Free Marketing Management Course from MIT

15.810 Marketing Management is designed to serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will improve their ability to develop effective marketing strategies and assess market opportunities, as well as design strategy implementation programs. In addition, students will have the opportunity to communicate and defend their recommendations and build upon the […]

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What Skills to Look for When Hiring or Assembling a Marketing Team

Since our beginning in the depths of the Great Recession in 2009, Sales Renewal has been extolling the importance of hiring a broad and deep team to grow a business’ revenue (aka, Marketing). While we understood that there would always be need for brand-focused and creative people, we also understood that the Team would have to expand beyond the boundaries of traditional and digital Marketing to include business analysts, marketing strategists and a fair number of technologists too.

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How to Make Your Outdated Content Outstanding Again

Old content isn’t dead content. Breathe new life into your old content by following these steps. Sales Renewal’s insight: Does “republishing” an older blog post somehow feel like cheating? When I coach clients about republishing their evergreen blog content, I find they are quite often hesitant to push the button. After all, shouldn’t a blogger […]

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Ready-Fire-Aim Marketing And Why It Will Likely Blow Back On You

Too many businesses today practice Ready-Fire-Aim Marketing: They get some seemingly intelligent, point specific advice from a blog post / newsletter / trade association / colleague / brother-in-law (pick one). They spend little time understanding the advice (who can invest time to think things through when we need leads!) and whether it’s their most critical […]

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The New Search, Content & Social Marketing Sweet Spot

Columnist Jim Yu asserts that brands seeking to create successful digital campaigns need to focus on fostering collaboration between search, social and content teams. Sales Renewal’s insight: Whether you have separate teams for search, social and content, individual employees who handle the different areas, or you’re doing all the tasks yourself, the sooner you can […]

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A buyer’s guide to marketing technology

The wide assortment of marketing technologies available can create confusion in a fast-moving world, and buying the wrong one is a costly mistake, so keeping outcomes and objectives in mind is the first step towards making sense of the options. Sales Renewal’s insight: Tools for data management (DMPs), social media for “listening”, automation, personalization, the […]

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February Digital Marketing Advice Roundup – Outsourced Marketing, the Role of SEO and More

Each month we offer a roundup of useful, hands-on digital marketing advice from experts in their fields. We’ve extracted the most useful information into tips you can use, and we’ve also provided a link to the full articles in case you’d like to learn more. This month, our roundup of useful, hands-on digital marketing advice […]

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Quick Tip Tuesday: Putting the Social in Social Media

Quick – how many people do you have working on your content marketing team? At large organizations, this team can involve many players, from bloggers, content managers and community managers to social media strategists, social media managers, and community moderators. How can a small business keep up? We periodically discuss ways to tackle some of […]

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