15 Ways That Content Creators Can Monetize Their Work

Brands enlist content to drive awareness within their industry, acquire prospective clients that are researching online, and are using content to drive retention by assisting customers to be successful with their products or services. The challenge with a brand utilizing content is overcoming the hesitation associated with a prospect or customer seeing the content purely to drive revenue (which is what it’s for). Your branded content is going to always be biased toward your brand,

Upstream, Upselling, and Downstream Marketing Opportunities For Business Growth

If you asked most people where they find their audience, you’ll often get a very narrow response. Most advertising and marketing activity is associated with the vendor selection of the buyer’s journey… but is that already too late? If you’re a digital transformation consultation firm; for example, you may fill out all the details in a spreadsheet by only viewing your current prospects and limiting yourself to the strategies you’re proficient at. You might do

Key Event Metrics Every Executive Should Track

An experienced marketer understands the benefits that come from events. Specifically, in the B2B space, events generate more leads than other marketing initiatives. Unfortunately, most leads do not turn into sales, leaving a challenge for marketers to uncover additional KPIs to prove the value of investing in future events. Rather than focussing entirely on leads, marketers need to consider the metrics that explain how the event was received by potential customers, current customers, analysts and

How to Treat Your Public Speakers

This is a post that I should have written over a year ago, but I was motivated to write it tonight after an event that I spoke at. Last year, I traveled out to Rapid City, South Dakota and spoke at Concept ONE, a premiere business marketing event founded by Korena Keys, a regional entrepreneur, agency owner, and proud South Dakotan. Korena’s goal was to bring professional speakers in from out of state that could

I Took A Year Off From Conferences, Here’s What Happened

The last twelve months have been the busiest in our business’ history. We rebranded our Martech publication, moved our offices after 7 years, and honestly rebuilt our services from the ground up. I decided to skip conferences during the year to focus on the business. In fact, I didn’t even make a trip to Florida in the entire time, where I love getting a rest and visiting my Mom. (Mom wasn’t too happy about this!) Prior