Engagement

Go for the B2B Gold

The Olympics Inspire B2B Excellence The Olympics has become one of the most anticipated events throughout the globe. You may even have favorite athletes or events that you always enjoy watching. With such stories of triumph, unity, and humanity the Olympic brand is personal and inspirational. From watching some of the games with my family,…

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AdWords Expanded Text Ads: What are they and why do they matter?

Guest Contributor: Corey Morris, Director of Digital Strategy This year has been a big one with Google updates and news across all platforms and products. Google AdWords has not been immune to large scale changes that have an impact on how advertisers manage accounts and campaigns. Earlier in the year Google removed all ads from…

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Top 5 B2B Social Media Marketing Myths

  Social networking is a large part of most people’s lives. But we don’t always know how to make it a part of our lives as B2B marketers. If you are not on social media or if you are not having strong results, you may have fallen prey to one of these common social media myths.…

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Oh Snap!

Is Snapchat the Next B2B Marketing Tool for Your Brand?   For those who aren’t familiar with the mobile app, Snapchat, it is a multimedia app with more than 100 million users, that allows you to send brief digital content for in-the-moment experiences. The challenge that marketers face today, whether it be B2B or B2C,…

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The Learning Continues

3 Suggestions for New Grads   Guest Contributor: Matt Hillman, Creative Director As I approach a quarter century working in the marketing & advertising field, I’ve begun exercising my hard-earned right to be a curmudgeon. And a recent article in AdWeek offered some interesting reflections on the latest batch of graduates headed out to “conquer”…

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Book Review 3: The Fred Factor (Part 2/2)

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…

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Lead Attribution & the Customer Journey (Part 1)

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…

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When Selling Building Products, Opt for Simple

Lessons Learned from the 2016 ISC West Show   As building products marketers, are we overcomplicating things? Do we consult with people down the channel—including customers and even our own sales teams—to make sure we are delivering the best information in ways that are easy to consume? Most importantly, who can we look to for…

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Book Review 2/3: Year of Yes

What Building Products Marketers Can Learn from Saying “Yes”   As building products marketers, the word “no” comes up a lot—either from us saying no or being told no. It’s easy to take those as referendums on our work or be discouraged from putting forth that next game-changing idea. I recently had the opportunity to…

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Lessons From The Builders’ Show

An Open Letter To Trade Show Exhibitors Dear Friends, According to the Convention Industry Council, trade shows added more than $280 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012, drawing more than 225 million participants. That’s a staggering set of figures and it underscores the importance these shows play. As marketers, we all know exhibiting at…

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