Smarketing: Aligning Your B2B Sales & Marketing Teams

With information and technology at our fingertips, the buying journey has changed immensely. Buyers now do their research long before ever speaking to a sales representative, which means marketing plays a bigger role than ever before. Learn more about the importance of “smarketing” for your business and why you should be aligning your sales and marketing teams. What Is ‘Smarketing’? Smarketing unifies your sales force and marketing teams. It focuses on aligning goals and missions

What Is MarTech? Marketing Technology: Past, Present, and Future

You may get a chuckle out of me writing an article on MarTech after publishing over 6,000 articles on marketing technology for over 16 years (beyond this blog’s age… I was on blogger previous). I do believe it’s worth publishing and helping business professionals better realize what MarTech was, is, and the future of what it will be. First, of course, is that MarTech is a portmanteau of marketing and technology. I missed a great

TikTok For Business: Reach Relevant Consumers In This Short-Form Video Network

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video, providing content that is exciting, spontaneous, and genuine. There’s little doubt as to its growth: TikTok Statistics TikTok has 689 million monthly active users worldwide.   The TikTok app has been downloaded over 2 billion times on the App Store and Google Play.  TikTok ranked as the top most-downloaded app in Apple’s iOS App Store for Q1 2019, with more than 33 million downloads.   62 percent

Why Our Eyes Need Complementary Color Palette Schemes… And Where You Can Make Them

Did you know that there’s actually biological science behind how two or more colors complement one another? I’m not an ophthalmologist nor an optometrist, but I’ll try to translate the science here for simple folks like myself. Let’s start with color in general. Colors Are Frequencies An apple is red… right? Well, not really. The frequency of how light is reflected and refracted off of the surface of an apple makes it detectable, converted by

Software Review, Advice, Comparison, And Discovery Sites (66 Resources)

Quite a few people wonder how I’m able to find such a wide array of sales and marketing technology platforms and tools out there that they hadn’t heard of yet, or that may even be beta. Aside from alerts I have set up, there are some great resources out there for finding tools. I was recently sharing my list with Matthew Gonzales and he shared a few of his favorites and it got me started on

DanAds: Self-Service Advertising Technology For Publishers

Programmatic advertising (the automation of buying and selling online advertising) has been a staple for modern marketers for many years and it’s easy to see why. The ability for media buyers to use software to purchase advertising has revolutionized the digital advertising space, removing the need for traditional manual processes such as requests for proposals, tenders, quotes, and, most notably, human negotiation. Traditional programmatic advertising, or managed service programmatic advertising as it’s sometimes referred to,

How the Symbiosis of Traditional and Digital Marketing Is Changing How We Buy Things

The marketing industry is deeply connected with human behaviors, routines, and interactions which implies following the digital transformation we’ve undergone over the last twenty-five years.  To keep us involved, organizations have responded to this change by making digital and social media communication strategies an essential component of their business marketing plans, yet it does not seem the traditional channels were abandoned. Traditional marketing mediums such as billboards, newspapers, magazines, tv, radio, or flyers alongside digital marketing and social

How Is Digital Marketing Feeding Your Sales Funnel

When businesses are analyzing their sales funnel, what they’re trying to do is to better understand each phase in their buyers’ journey to identify what strategies they can accomplish two things: Size – If marketing can attract more prospects then its plausible that the opportunities to grow their business will increase given that conversion rates remain steady. In other words… if I attract 1,000 more prospects with an advertisement and I have a 5% conversion