The CRM “lead” conundrum: Why did they have to get it so wrong and cause so many problems?

Posted by Bruce Brien on 5/27/20 1:30 PM

I am talking about the word “lead” with regard to marketing and CRM systems. We have gotten it completely wrong for decades, and it has caused a great deal of problems and unnecessary expense for many organizations. 

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Buyer's journey, Marketers, Marketing Technology, Marketing Insights, marketing measurement, marketing data, B2B, marketing strategy

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

Finance Needs Accountability: Get Everyone on the Same Page

Posted by Bruce Brien on 11/20/19 1:21 PM

What’s your relationship with finance like? If the answer is that there’s room for improvement, then it’s time to start giving finance the accountability it needs - and here’s why.

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Topics: financial integration, marketing data, B2B, Marketing Performance, marketing strategy

Why You Need a Living Marketing Plan

Posted by Patrick Kilgore on 5/26/17 10:38 AM

You worked hard on your marketing plan. You sat down with your team, analyzed last year’s data, clarified your goals, and turned it all into a clear strategy to guide your campaigns and actions for the coming year. But once you left that room, what happened to the plan?

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Hive9, B2B, marketing strategy

Press Release: Trio of CMOs Discuss Success with Hive9

Posted by Patrick Kilgore on 5/15/17 11:40 AM

Hive9, the Marketing Performance Management (MPM) company, today announced continued customer momentum driven by creating living marketing plans tied to financials, goals and strategy.

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Hive9, B2B, marketing strategy

The Planning Disconnect: Building an Integrated Marketing Strategy

Posted by Patrick Kilgore on 5/2/17 1:44 PM

In theory, a marketing department is one entity, with each part working for the good of the whole. In practice, the different parts of the marketing team are often largely disconnected from one another and focused on their own work and goals – whether or not they line up with those of their team.

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Hive9, B2B, marketing strategy

Workfront LEAP 2017 Conference Wrap-up

Posted by Patrick Kilgore on 4/21/17 1:30 PM

Our team had the chance to take part in the third-annual Workfront Leap User Conference last week in Salt Lake. The event was a great opportunity to connect with the Workfront community and discuss improving workplace collaboration and efficiency.

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Hive9, B2B, Workfront

Webinar Recap: Planning & Performance in an ABM World

Posted by Patrick Kilgore on 4/11/17 10:00 AM

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Our recent webinar on Marketing Planning and Performance in an ABM World covered a lot of territory. With three experts in the field each bringing insights from their particular background and specialty, attendees got a heaping dose of knowledge in exchange for the hour they spent.

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Webinars, Hive9, ABM, B2B, Marketing Performance

Agility in Marketing Planning

Posted by Jackie Gonzalez on 3/31/17 9:14 AM

Think back on particular plans you’ve made in your life – both in business and in your personal life. How often do they play out exactly as you intended?

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Hive9, B2B

4 Steps to Prove Marketing's Value to the CEO

Posted by Patrick Kilgore on 3/24/17 9:26 AM

One of the biggest challenges that marketing has historically had is convincing the rest of the company of its worth. You know the work you do is valuable and helps the company make money, but it hasn’t always been easy to convince people in other departments and the c-Suite that’s the case

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Topics: Hive9, Marketing Insights, B2B, Marketing performance management

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