Develop a Growth Mindset Marketing
We’ve Had the Same Damn Marketing Problem for Years. Why Can’t We Fix It?
Organizations that can’t get ahead with their marketing have plateaued—nothing seems to work, even though they feel they have tried everything. They are in a spot where they need to better leverage marketing to grow or scale their business sooner rather than later. But when my conversation with them turns to their marketing strategies, the responses often get pretty vague:
We consistently post on LinkedIn and send emails weekly.
Yes, we’re going to do some LinkedIn and Google ads. (as if it’s a la…
How Much Will It Cost to Work with a Fractional CMO?
If you’re evaluating whether a fractional CMO is right for your business, that is sure to be one of your first questions. Getting a clear answer to this question can be challenging because there are a variety of fractional CMO models that offer different levels of engagement, expertise, and pricing structures.
Let’s start with an average hourly rate. The average hourly rate of a fractional CMO is typically between $150-375 an hour. Some fractional CMOs charge by the hour and others work on a reta…
Case Study: From Divided Attention and a Lack of Accountability to a United Direction
All organizations if they last long enough will eventually plateau. They will reach a point where they’ve established brand recognition in the market, have loyal customers, and are perceived as a “traditional” brand. Usually, when a brand is described this way, it means that it is outdated but can still be relied upon for something.
This success should be celebrated and it’s vital that the leaders of the organization recognize that what got them there, isn’t going to take them successfully into…
How Can a Fractional CMO Help Me Grow My Business?
Considering the many strategies, tactics, channels, and platforms available to drive growth, and coming up with a holistic marketing plan that takes a business’s stage and industry into account is a complex job. This is one of the core responsibilities of a Chief Marketing Officer—long-term strategy.
That is the role of a CMO or marketing director: to develop and execute these marketing strategies. Beyond that, they should be proactive in aligning with sales and client experience to ensure a c…
How to Know When Your Business is Ready to Hire a Fractional CMO
Hiring a fractional CMO allows your company to leverage the skills and insights of a seasoned executive marketer without the delay of the recruiting process and the added costs of a full-time employee. It also allows you to find the right combination of experiences and cultural fit at a price point that you can afford.
So how do you know you are ready for a fractional CMO?
Through many conversations with founders and executives, we’ve identified some of the most common indicators that it’s tim…
Scale Your Business Better: 3-Stages You Need to Know
What does it mean to scale your business?
How is it different from growing your business?
Is scaling the same for all businesses?
These seemingly common questions have very different answers. Growth and scaling are often talked about as if they were one and the same. But they're not and it's important to know the difference.
Scaling is about increasing revenue without incurring significant costs. The intention is that as revenue grows, expenses only increase incrementally. When an organizatio…
The Fundamentals of an Effective Go-To-Market Strategy Improved
Go-To-Market ensures that what you’re selling is what you’re delivering and that it always works for you. It focuses on brand experience from prospects through repeat clients and processes between marketing, sales, and client experience. Go-To-Market is about the entire revenue stream and creating high-performance revenue teams or RevOps.
Ok, now that you know what Go-To-Market is about and the results it seeks to achieve, let’s talk about how it accomplishes this. A successful Go-To-Market Str…
5 Tips to Developing a Successful Brand Positioning Strategy
An effective brand positioning strategy is an absolute must for scaling brands to succeed. It’s a strategy that seeks to influence how the market perceives your brand and the value you provide. It’s specific, clear, and distinctive from your competitors. It’s the process of strategically placing your organization, a product, or service that you offer in the market so that your target audience can easily notice and take action.
A successful brand strategy yields benefits such as increased client…
Successful Scaling Brands Benefit More from a Positioning Strategy
What is a snowflake? More importantly, what do snowflakes have to do with branding and scaling your organization?
A snowflake is when a brand believes that it is unique in its market and that the market should go out of its way to recognize it. It’s mostly ego-driven and is guaranteed to backfire. The moral of the story: don’t be a snowflake. The reality is because you are still reading this, you’re not.
When an organization struggles with fundraising, generating leads, closing sales, or retai…
Which is More Important Quantity or Quality in the Sales Funnel?
Which is more important, quantity or quality? It seems like everyone has their own opinion about which one is “more” important. I think it’s asking the wrong question and seeks to justify an excuse. Yes, you need quantity because not every prospect is a good fit for your organization and yes, you need quality to ensure that your leads are qualified and likely to convert. It’s not one or the other, it’s both.
Most of your client journey is outside of your control. With all the modern technology …