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Annual Planning: Company Retreat Ideas to Build a Cohesive and Actionable Plan

By Michele Nichols on Mon, Sep 19, 2022

Topics: Business Insights Strategic Planning Organizational Culture
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The Current State of Marketing Budgets: Our Survey Results

By Mary Crowley on Fri, Aug 12, 2022

How are your peers in the industry reacting to the market conditions this year? We recently conducted a survey on sales and marketing mid-year results and their approach to budgeting and planning for the coming year.

Topics: Business Insights Strategic Planning Marketing and Sales Alignment
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Marketing Budget Planning for 2023

By Michele Nichols on Wed, Aug 10, 2022

For many, it’s budgeting season as companies work through their strategic plans for the coming year. This means something different in every B2B industrial company we surveyed:

Topics: Business Insights Marketing Strategy Strategic Planning Marketing and Sales Alignment
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Rochester's Green Technology Movement

By Mary Crowley on Wed, Jun 29, 2022

New York’s Climate Act, the nation's most ambitious clean energy initiative to date, challenges industries and communities to reach 100% zero-emission electricity by 2040, 70% renewable energy generation by 2030, and economy-wide carbon neutrality.

Experts predict cleantech will increase jobs, drive the development of new technologies, and strengthen both the regional and state economies. Already, investments in cleantech have created approximately 158,000 jobs in New York’s clean energy sector, just in the year 2020.

Topics: Business Insights Change and Innovation USA Tech Manufacturing Transformation
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Measuring the Value of Your Brand and Culture in B2B

By Mary Crowley on Mon, Feb 21, 2022

The organizational culture that you establish may be your most valuable asset and the key to your growth. Although culture and brand are both thought of as hard to define, measure, and manage, it’s important to understand the impact of brand equity on profit margin, customer acquisition, and customer retention. Being able to measure the value of your business culture will ultimately drive authenticity within your organization.

Topics: Business Insights Marketing Strategy Internal Communication Marketing Metrics Client Relations Branding and Identity
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9 Ways to Leverage Culture to Strengthen Your Brand

By Mary Crowley on Wed, Feb 09, 2022

Is your culture a true competitive advantage? In today's market, with little opportunity for face-to-face relationship building, your business culture matters more than ever to ensure a positive customer experience and win the war for talent. Brand development based on a strong culture supports connection, growth, and sustainability within the working environment. Take a look at 9 ways you can leverage culture in your company to help strengthen your brand and promote a positive company.

Topics: Business Insights Marketing Strategy Internal Communication Marketing Metrics Branding and Identity employee engagement
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Mergers & Acquisitions: Communication Strategy for a Smooth Transition

By Alison Arnold on Mon, Dec 06, 2021

Mergers and acquisitions present challenges to even the most seasoned leadership teams. Executing a strong and organized communications planone that delivers the right messages to the right constituents at the right time—can help a merger or acquisition go smoothly and establish unity and profitability. Yet, despite the best-laid plans, change management is always hard and you’re sure to encounter challenges along the way.

Topics: Business Insights Internal Communication Positioning Sales Strategic Planning Marketing and Sales Alignment Change Management Digital Transformation
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Let's Talk about Privacy

By Mary Crowley on Wed, Nov 17, 2021

The online world can be a scary place, and more and more companies are cracking down on privacy protections for users. However, with those rollouts of changes happening, it ultimately will affect the marketers, advertisers, and web developers on the other side. So, what exactly is happening and how might it affect you?

Topics: Business Insights Change and Innovation
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Market Outlook: How to Maximize Results this Year and Prepare for 2022

By Michele Nichols on Tue, Jun 01, 2021

What’s next for the markets your technologies serve? It’s hard to get a clear read. There’s a dichotomy right now that is challenging for C-level leadership to interpret and declare a clear direction. With a broad perspective on markets like biotech, biopharma, diagnostics, instrumentation, medical device, aerospace, manufacturing, and industrial, we notice:

Topics: Business Insights Strategic Planning
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Moving Forward: Fall 2020 Update

By Michele Nichols on Wed, Aug 26, 2020

For a company who hires for ability to deal with ambiguity, 2020 has really put us to the test. I am incredibly grateful to work with clients and colleagues who put people first and move forward despite such unusual times.

Topics: Business Insights Company News Strategic Planning
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5 Ways to Get Smart With Your Marketing in 2021

By Sarah Holland on Tue, Jun 23, 2020

According to McKinsey, marketing’s holy grail is digital personalization at scale because “personalization can reduce acquisition costs by as much as 50%, lift revenues by 5-15%, and increase the efficiency of marketing spend by 10-30%.”

Topics: Business Insights Inbound Marketing Marketing Mix Email Marketing Digital Advertising
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Pandemics and Product Launches: How to Effectively Go to Market in a Changing World

By Aimee Schenck on Fri, May 08, 2020

Effective product launches and rebrands are thoroughly planned out according to specific timelines – the best time to announce the name, events with the biggest audiences, tactics that get the most traffic. It's rare that product launch planning has a contingency plan for a global pandemic.

Topics: Business Insights Marketing Strategy Product Launch Positioning Branding and Identity