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Change is Coming: The Role of Executives in Change Management

By Melissa Newcomb on Mon, Mar 14, 2022

“Change is coming”--it's a bit of a troupe. After the world-changing experience of the COVID pandemic, frequent, rapid change in business has become universal and continual. [Check out our blog on important lessons learned.] Some of the biggest changes are common across all businesses:

Topics: Marketing Strategy Internal Communication Positioning Strategic Planning Transformation Change Management Digital Transformation employee engagement
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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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Marketing KPIs for 2022: What to Expect, and how to Measure it

By Michele Nichols on Mon, Feb 14, 2022

What to expect in 2022? After the last two years, we are prepared for anything! There are ongoing changes to privacy regulation and management that will impact what you can measure, and what you should expect in the year to come.

Topics: Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Marketing Mix Marketing Strategy Social Media Marketing Metrics Email Marketing Strategic Planning Digital Transformation
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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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2021 Lessons Learned in Navigating Change

By Michele Nichols on Mon, Jan 03, 2022

Here we are, entering another year where the only certainty is uncertainty. Take a deep breath and recognize all the growth you’ve achieved and the stability you’ve provided in spite of rapid change. You’re helping to build a culture of resilience and action in the face of ambiguity. 

Topics: Inbound Marketing Marketing Strategy Change and Innovation Strategic Planning Digital Transformation
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Clear is Kind: The Role of Dashboards and Reporting in Leading Change

By Michele Nichols on Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Organizations in every industry are undergoing change initiatives, whether market-driven, customer-driven, or operational. To succeed, you’ll need employee engagement and support for well-defined, measurable goals. That’s where dashboards come in.

Topics: Marketing Strategy
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Embracing Digital Marketing for Engineering-Based Companies

By Alex Ormond on Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Michele Nichols, President of Launch Team, joined the AZO Network podcast to discuss current engineering marketing trends and challenges, as the industry makes shifts to virtual event marketing and adapts to digital transformation.

Topics: Marketing Strategy Digital Transformation
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3 Things to Consider When Creating Personalized Marketing Messages

By Alex Ormond on Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Personalized marketing messages add value. 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: Marketing Strategy Marketing Metrics Email Marketing
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2021 Product Launches: 5 Tactics That Can Replace Trade Shows

By Cameryn Bugman on Wed, Mar 03, 2021

With so many product launch timelines tied to trade shows, it’s a good time to step back and consider how to add an element of excitement, unveiling, and engagement without a live event.

Topics: Marketing Strategy Trade Show Strategy Product Launch
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Virtual Tradeshow Recommendations: Photonics West is virtual…now what?

By Michele Nichols on Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Whether planned or a last-minute call, the vast majority of 2021 tradeshows will be virtual events. With a variety of offerings, platforms, and formats, it’s hard to know if this is a good investment or if you’re better off diverting the funds to your own marketing and events. Here, we break down one event, Photonics West, but our recommendations and ideas may be worth considering regardless of event or industry.

Topics: Marketing Strategy Change and Innovation Trade Show Strategy
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Leadership’s Commitment to Simplicity: A Priority for 2021

By Michele Nichols on Mon, Jan 18, 2021

I hope you have taken the time to recognize and reflect with pride on what you accomplished last year. The team you built showed resilience and grit in adapting to challenging circumstances. The hard news: your team members are now in danger of burnout. As leaders, it is our job to provide the structure and tools to help them prioritize and focus on the year ahead.

Topics: Marketing Strategy Change and Innovation Internal Communication Change Management
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Venture Capital Trends and Critical Success Factors in Tech, Photonics and Advanced Manufacturing

By Michele Nichols on Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Traditional thinking dictates that a venture capitalist’s first step after investment is to strip out overhead cost and create efficiencies. But in recent years, we’ve noticed a shift in the conversation  - new leadership is now focused on leveraging and positioning the existing brand. We are working with investors and CEOs to:

Topics: Marketing Mix Marketing Strategy