New data privacy laws around the world are going to affect North American business more than ever, and savvy executives are taking note. In a globalized economy that is more co-dependent with each passing business cycle, companies cannot afford to ignore any regulation based solely on the geographic location of its inception. The European…Read More
Many industry experts agree; the idea of collective data will be a driving force moving forward into 2017. Proprietary data and walled gardens for individual publishers aren’t cutting it anymore, there is new content daily and new iterations of the same data thousands of times per day. Consolidation and convergence giants such as Forbes…Read More
Don’t Lose Sight of What Really Matters I recently had the unique experience of traveling to New York City for a Business Marketing Association (BMA) meeting that coincided with the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Consequently, this year was a little different than past BMA meetings in that my trip was an opportunity not only to…Read More
Communicate Cost-Cutting Measures with Care Guest Contributor: Kate O’Neil Rauber, Vice President of Public Relations It was a record year for mergers and acquisitions in 2015, and 2016 is expected to follow suit. Experts also say certain industries will be more susceptible to layoffs, including tech and oil. Whether companies are thinning teams to avoid M&A…Read More
Are You Measuring the Right Results? Open rates, click through rates (CTRs), and conversions are just a few of the metrics most B2B marketers tend to use when determining the results of their work. But are those really the best metrics for determining success? According to new data from Forrester, not necessarily. More and more…Read More
Avoid the Trendy Inbound-Only Approach Although inbound marketing has become quite the buzzword recently, B2B marketers need to strengthen their outbound marketing efforts for lead generation as well. Inbound marketing can be a great tool for short term results, but the only way your organization can generate successful leads is if you have a…Read More
An Outdated Website May Have Bigger Consequences Than You Think Guest Contributor: Chris McCutcheon, Interactive Manager Websites. We see and interact with them every day, and it seems there is one for just about everything. As an interactive manager at ER Marketing, I’ve seen it all when it comes to websites—the good, the bad, and…Read More
4 Steps to Find and Develop “Freds” in Your Organization I recently wrote a blog post on Mark Sanborn’s book, The Fred Factor. While that post focused on explaining what a Fred is (long story short: a passionate employee who delivers an extraordinary customer/client experience) and how to identify one, this blog post will…Read More
Why Content Marketing Should Be Part of Your Digital Strategy Content marketing. Heard of it? If not, you probably haven’t been reading much Navigate-the-Channel. We’ve spoken a lot about how content is an incredibly effective B2B strategy to provide more information to customers at the early stages of their buyer’s journey, establish companies’ trust…Read More
Use the Data Available to You to See the Whole Picture Guest Contributor: Corey Morris, Digital Marketing Director Lead attribution and the customer journey. Yes, these are two of the most commonly used buzzwords in digital marketing right now. This is not a lazy blog post to latch onto what others are saying and to give…Read More
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