Marketing Planning Checklist

Building your marketing plan is not just a budget exercise, it should be a strategic look at your business. This nine-step checklist will keep you focused on a high-impact approach.

 

Marketing Planning Checklist

Employee Advocacy Impact Study

LinkedIn reports “In an average company, only 3% of employees share company-related content but they are responsible for driving a 30% increase in the content’s total likes, shares, and comments.”   The Marketing Advisory Network set out to find out what’s holding employees back, and more importantly, what can be done to break through the barriers and drive more engagement.

To achieve that goal, we went right to the source – surveying 499 employees from a wide range of organizations.  We found some remarkable truths you’re going to want to explore.

Employee Advocacy Impact Study

B2B Sales & Marketing Collaboration Study

It’s common sense that organizations that rally together around shared goals will drive more efficiency than those where different functions are at odds with each other. Yet, most sales and marketing teams struggle with achieving this ideal. That’s almost terrifying given we know fully integrated companies are more profitable, drive faster growth and make happier customers.

What are we doing wrong? And what are those who have reached the ideal doing differently then most? That’s exactly what we set out to find out in the 2016 B2B Sales & Marketing Collaboration Study where 123 survey respondents gave us a glimpse into their work experiences.

Sales & Marketing Collaboration Study

Content Strategy Template

No matter what study you read having a documented content strategy is a key contributing factor to the success of your content marketing efforts. Knowing you need to build one is the easy part. But what should your content strategy include? Guess no more.

I invite you to use this handy content strategy template to go from thinking about a plan to acting on one. It’s structured as an excel template with several sheets to break down this complex task into digestible chunks.

“I love the Content Strategy Template. It took an overwhelming job and broke it down into manageable tasks.”

Content Strategy Workbook

Feeling overwhelmed?

I’m available to answer all your questions and to get you started on your marketing growth journey the right way.

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Content Marketing Tools Requirements Checklist

As the practice of content marketing matures so too do the tools that make us more efficient, scale faster and enhance our ability to measure. Unfortunately, making sense of all the available options can make your head spin. Avoid making the wrong choice by carefully building a list of selection requirements using this vendor selection checklist.

Not sure who to evaluate? Contact us and we can point you in the right direction.

Content Marketing Tools Requirements Checklist

Everything You Need to Produce Insightful Personas

To be effective your personas have to go beyond demographic information like title and education level. Including organizational goals & priorities, drivers and motivators, fears and challenges and buying process information are equally important to applying what you learn to day to day business operations.

Read the Buyer Insights Benchmark Study to identify additional advice and a clear roadmap for creating and using personas to meet, and even exceed, revenue and lead goals.

Leverage the Ultimate Guide to Conducting Insightful Persona Interviews for a step by step guide to qualitative persona research.

Prioritize your next persona investments with the Persona Optimization Framework

Benchmark Study: Understanding Buyers, 2016
Persona Interview Guide
Persona Optimization Framework

Account Based Marketing Pilot Checklist

Are you considering an Account Based Marketing Program? Download this handy checklist to make sure you have all the essential program elements covered.

ABM Pilot Checklist