Are you ready for your new buyer’s journey?

Businesses are still buying products and services but their process is different than it was just a few weeks ago. Unless you sell products that are in higher demand due to the pandemic, such as disinfectant or remote data protection services, buying processes to new prospects, and perhaps even renewal discussions with customers, have likely

Why is product marketing so hard?

Last week I had a call with a former colleague who is a sales enablement genius. We were talking about changes in both marketing and sales. It occurred to me that the change has been dramatic over the course of my career and so we talked about why. I just love those conversations where something

Integrated Marketing Framework

The most effective marketing programs use a variety of techniques to surround their audience. But often, we get stuck in a rut. Using channels and formats we’re comfortable with, rather than experimenting. Yet, the biggest breakout successes often come from trying something new. We’ve created this handy framework to help shake up your routine, and encourage you to

Activating Persona Insights

As leaders, we do a lot of work to understand our audience. We talk to customers, we survey buyers, we watch and interpret traffic patterns. All of this research gives us insights into what messages and offers are most likely to resonate for a given audience segment. However, the knowledge is only valuable if we

Untangling content and product marketing

As the discipline of content marketing matures I’ve had an increasing number of questions about it’s relationship to product marketing. The question arises in many forms. Do product and content marketers do the same job? Should every product marketer be a content marketer? Does product marketing need to exist any more? Do great product marketers need

Three Rules for Publishing High Impact Research

I recently read The Content Experience Report by Uberflip with much interest.  After all, content strategy is a big part of what we do here at the Marketing Advisory Network.  In summary, I think the report offers some good tips and is worth reading, particularly the section about navigation. However, the report also falls victim