How and Why You Should Now Write Compound Blog Posts

How and Why You Should Now Write Compound Blog Posts

Gloom, despair and agony (a nod to a classic Hee Haw skit) is often the reaction when I ask our clients—primarily our ERP and CRM resellers, ISVs and accounting professionals—about their blogging strategy. Most struggle with producing enough content to meet the schedule on the editorial calendar (if they even have one), much less think

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3 Reasons to Outsource Your Marketing

3 Reasons to Outsource Your Marketing

Do you change your own oil? No doubt we could all learn how. When I checked “how to change oil in car” on YouTube, I got 2,780,000 results. But is it a good use of my time? Sure, I could save the $20 bucks Jiffy Lube would charge me but it would definitely take more

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3 Takeaways from Intacct Advantage 2016

3 Takeaways from Intacct Advantage 2016

In October I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Florida at Intacct Advantage, the annual conference for partners and their customers. I must say it’s pretty great to be in Orlando in the fall, even if it is for work (and very pleasant work at that!).
Here are my 3 top takeaways

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Has lead conversion taken a backseat to lead generation?

Has lead conversion taken a backseat to lead generation?

In doing the research for my recent presentation—The Marketing Strategies, Tactics, and Tools That Will Help You Convert Leads—at Intacct’s strategic partner meeting, I was surprised by the numbers I found relative to lead conversion.
According to the report by Hubspot, The State of Inbound 2016, 74% rank “converting contacts/leads to customers” as their top

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Are You Fearless When Asking for a Referral?

Are You Fearless When Asking for a Referral?

For most people, the answer to that question is a resounding “No.” Although a referral should be the natural outcome of a job well done for a client, it never seems as simple or as easy as that.
We all LOVE referrals because…

The prospect is pre-disposed to work with you because of the

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A Marketing Checklist for the Summer Slowdown

A Marketing Checklist for the Summer Slowdown

Our clients often see a bit of a slowdown during summer. It’s just the cyclical nature of business when the search for new technology solutions gets a brief respite from the busier seasons. As you approach the halfway point of the calendar year, summer can be a great time to take stock of your marketing goals,

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5 Things About the ITA Spring Collaborative That Intrigued Me

5 Things About the ITA Spring Collaborative That Intrigued Me

In mid-April I attended the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) Spring Collaborative in Houston, TX — an educational meeting of resellers, consultants, and technology leaders. After dodging Winter Storm Vero (12+ inches of snow at the Denver airport) only to get to Houston to experience 12+ inches of rain, we were fortunately all safe and dry

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Why direct mail has become a guilty pleasure

Why direct mail has become a guilty pleasure

After my 85-year old father learned to text, the letters from my parents slowed down. I had always enjoyed spotting that one piece of personal mail. My father’s eloquent script on the envelope easily recognizable and loaded with newspaper clippings and other tidbits about the weather, the cat, my siblings, and friends of the family.

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The Quickest Way to Building Your Content Marketing Library

The Quickest Way to Building Your Content Marketing Library

It goes without saying that content marketing is the cornerstone of success in today’s marketing environment. The Content Marketing Institute points out…
“Content marketing’s purpose is to attract and retain customers by consistently creating and curating relevant and valuable content with the intention of changing or enhancing consumer behavior. It is an ongoing process that is best integrated

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Insane Marketing?

Insane Marketing?

A quote attributed to Albert Einstein says “Insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting a different result.”
Unfortunately, those “same things over and over” tend to be negative as in…

“Un-investing” in the website but somehow expecting that prospects will not only find you but want to buy from you.
“Un-investing”

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01 Mar 2017

A Day in the Life of Our Virtual Marketing Directors

Software and technology partners and ISVs come to us seeking marketing assistance, but are often unclear as to what exactly they need. What they do know is they want to improve their marketing, build an effective marketing plan, establish a regular cadence and create powerful content they can stand behind. Getting there is the challenge.

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23 Feb 2017

How and Why You Should Now Write Compound Blog Posts

Gloom, despair and agony (a nod to a classic Hee Haw skit) is often the reaction when I ask our clients—primarily our ERP and CRM resellers, ISVs and accounting professionals—about their blogging strategy. Most struggle with producing enough content to meet the schedule on the editorial calendar (if they even have one), much less think

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14 Feb 2017

3 Reasons to Outsource Your Marketing

Do you change your own oil? No doubt we could all learn how. When I checked “how to change oil in car” on YouTube, I got 2,780,000 results. But is it a good use of my time? Sure, I could save the $20 bucks Jiffy Lube would charge me but it would definitely take more

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07 Feb 2017

The New Case Study: More creative ways to tell your customer stories

As technology marketers, or technologists, our comfort zone often lies in our product knowledge. If you are the MASTER of telling people how awesome your products are and why they should use them, your potential customers probably checked out a long time ago.
As my colleague noted in a recent blog, 3 Customer Engagement Lessons

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31 Jan 2017

7 Quick Tips for Marketing Dynamics 365

The race is on! Dynamics 365 has a lot of Microsoft Dynamics partners around the world both excited and overwhelmed right about now. You’ve got to figure out not just how to market it, but how to explain it. We’re already helping partners educate their customers and prospects about Dynamics 365 and know some of