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Give with the Intent to Get

As I reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving Day, a holiday that is right around the corner for those of us in the U.S., I thought about my "Sales 101" on-the-job learning years ago. I was living in Toulouse, France, in the late ‘80s and was starting to spread my wings in the business world, more by chance than personal drive, to be honest. Our corporate office gave us the mandate to grow, and I volunteered to help. 

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Nov 18, 2022 11:59:40 AM

Plug Into The Power of Thirds for Generating Better Leads

When I worked for a large publicly traded company, we had lots of ways we could spend our marketing budget, but no real sense of which activities were responsible for delivering specific sales. 

During a recent meeting, a prospective client asked me a simple question:

“Do you have any data on which activities drive lead generation?”

Without knowing it, he wanted to benchmark his company’s marketing activities.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Oct 27, 2022 4:43:04 PM

You've Got Your Top-of-Funnel Goal: Now What?

So, you've learned all about the metrics that make your marketing count. You've used the marketing calculator to determine the makeup of your funnel that will get you to your sales goal for the year. You have the (sometimes daunting) number of impressions you'll need to get started and to put you on the path for success further down the funnel.

Picture of Amanda Uhme Amanda Uhme Jun 2, 2020 11:13:31 AM

Importance of Marketing Right Now, [4 Tips]

It’s impossible to sugarcoat; things are unsteady for so many of our fellow neighbors, friends, colleagues, communities, and peers right now. The current Coronavirus pandemic is uncharted territory leaving many individuals and businesses in fear for what’s to come and weary of what the future looks like. 

Emily McLaughlin Apr 7, 2020 11:22:08 AM

Make Your Marketing Count: 6 Steps on [HOW to Start Today]

One of the critical challenges I continue to hear from leaders of B2B companies is that they have little to no idea of how much any marketing campaign generates in orders and profits. Lots of great reports, but the bottom line is that we can't seem to correlate effort to payback. "Make Your Marketing Count" is all about accountability, responsibility, and results.
Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Mar 23, 2020 6:40:31 PM

3 Tips on What to Do to “Make Your Marketing Count”


Last week, in my previous blog, I talked about the WHY of Making Your Marketing Count. This week, we’ll dive into the WHAT, and next week we'll look at the HOW.

In my career, I learned a few lessons the hard way:

  • Understanding the magnitude of the growth challenge
  • Focusing quickly on what I could influence, and
  • Developing and executing on SMART objectives.

Below, we'll take an in-depth look at each of those factors.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Mar 16, 2020 3:15:47 PM

3 Reasons Why you Should Make your Marketing Count

 

About seven years ago, at a previous employer, my team and I were leading one of the most significant programs launched in the industry. It was disruptive, utterly different than any other competitor's offering, and aimed at an emerging demographic we weren't used to communicating with at the time.

Picture of Francois Gau Francois Gau Mar 7, 2020 8:01:57 AM
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