Your Marketing Campaign Shouldn’t Take Ages to Launch: A Story of Denise and Christine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on 5/19/20 10:01 AM


To justify their marketing spend, marketing leaders are under constant pressure from their organization to deliver ROI. Right now especially, with ever-changing plans and budgets, they’re grappling with the best way to do so, whether that’s through reallocating funds from canceled events, reducing their overall budget, or, as everyone has heard, pivoting (the marketing buzzword of 2020?) their campaign strategy to address their audience’s focus on remote work or virtual events.

To get a sense of the current struggle, let’s take a look at what marketing leaders Denise and Christine have been up to.

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Topics: sales enablement, Marketing performance management, Marketing Performance, alignment

Marketing, Are You and Finance Aligned? Five Evergreen Tips for Getting in Sync

Posted by Betsy Lillian on 3/17/20 12:34 PM

We’ve talked a lot recently about how creating the most effective marketing plan is a team sport involving departmental input across your organization, especially between marketing and sales - but collaboration between marketing and finance is certainly no exception.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Marketing Budgeting, marketing data, B2B, marketing strategy, alignment, collaboration, visibility, marketing

Speaking of Alignment...

Posted by Betsy Lillian on 2/19/20 12:09 PM

It’s pretty common knowledge that in order for marketers to be successful, they need to collaborate with other departments across the organization. Creating the most in-depth and effective marketing plan is absolutely a team sport involving departmental input across the board. 

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Hive9, Martech, Best Practices, sales enablement, Marketing Performance, marketing strategy, alignment, collaboration, marketing

What to Look for in Your Marketing Planning Solution

Posted by Scott Miraglia on 9/4/19 3:42 PM

One of the best quotes about planning ahead comes from that iconic Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This is particularly apt in the world digital marketing, where a lack of specific strategies to achieving clear goals will sink any business, big or small. For that reason, we’ve listed five features every marketer needs to look for when selecting an effective marketing-planning software solution.

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Marketing Analytics, Financial Planning, Revenue Attribution, Marketing Budgeting, Marketing Insights, marketing measurement, alignment

5 Steps to Allocating a Winning Marketing Budget

Posted by Bruce Brien on 8/9/19 12:27 PM

Your marketing budget is the biggest indicator of where your strategy is going. Whatever you spend your budget on is ultimately where marketing will be heading. This is why effectively allocating your budget is vital for seeing growth within your department, and your organization that is aligned to your strategy. Now, the big question is, how do you go about doing this?

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Topics: Budgeting, Marketing Budgeting, marketing strategy, alignment, visibility

Break Down Silos at Your Enterprise with an Iterative Collaborative Planning Environment

Posted by Bruce Brien on 6/5/19 10:51 AM

A strong marketing plan isn’t just about marketing. It needs to combine other planning processes from other departments that are involved with marketing in any way, shape or form. And that’s a lot of departments, when leadership, sales, channel, product and finance all play such an integral part in the role of marketing.

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Topics: Marketing Planning, alignment, collaboration

3 Steps to Finding the Right Alignment Between Budget and Strategy in Your Marketing Plan

Posted by Bruce Brien on 5/30/19 2:53 PM

Getting the balance between your marketing budget and strategy in your marketing plan is no easy feat. You’ve got a lot of things to consider and you’ve got a lot of things that can change at any moment.

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Marketing Budgeting, marketing strategy, alignment

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