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Business Insights

As you would expect having a whole team of experienced Marketing Directors gives us access to a wealth of diverse knowledge. We like to share it with you so you can have a clearer understanding of why and how things work, why things don’t always work out as planned, and most importantly what can be done about it.

    Recent posts of Robert Stead:

    The marketing team your business needs for different stages of growth
    Growing a business is challenging, no matter what sector you operate in. Having a robust marketing strategy in place and the right team to deliver it is fundamental to success. Naturally, your marketing requirements will change as your business faces different challenges. The need for different skills, levels of external support and budget requirements will all change over time. But it’s not always obvious what your priorities should be, and how these might change over time. 
    Account Based Marketing - Is It Right For Your Business?
    When you’re a multinational corporation, the marketing world is your oyster. Want to generate brand awareness? Invest in a few peak time TV ads on ITV for £30k a pop. Or take out a colour double-page spread in The Times for £42,000. If you’re thinking bigger, why not shell out $5.25 million on a 30-second Superbowl advert? How about all of the above? However, very few of these “big business” marketing tactics work for smaller companies with tighter budgets. Account-based marketing (ABM) is different. The approach of aligning sales and marketing to focus energies on a few accounts rather than a broad segment is one that medium-sized businesses can easily adopt. And according to specialist services marketing association ITSMA, 85% of marketers have found that account-based marketing delivers higher ROI than any other marketing approach. It’s probably why you’ve heard more and more of your peers talking about it of late.
    Why A Value Proposition Is Essential For Business Success
    “How do I know your solution is what my business needs?” “I’ve already got a reliable supplier in your sector. Why should I switch to you?” “How are you going to solve my business problem?” Questions like these can make even practised business owners break a sweat. If you start hearing yourself waffling on about the ’synergistic benefits’ of your ‘integrated solution’ it’s not because you don’t know your stuff, it’s generally because you haven’t developed your value proposition.
    Brand Building: What's It All About?
    Brand is essentially the perception someone holds in their head about a product, a service, or an organisation; a person, a cause, or an idea. It acts as a mental shortcut for consumers so that when they need what you’re selling, they think of you first.
    Business To Business Lead Generation
    Introduction Many businesses think new leads mean more business, and are constantly on the hunt for the new. It’s a natural impulse: but a lot of the time, it’s wrong.

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