Posts Tagged ‘marketing’

PHH Arval Brand Launch

Thirty years ago, there were more than 300 fleet management companies in the US. Today, it’s down to 10, vying for the same customers. And the second largest player, PHH Arval, was facing monumental challenges.

Their competition was badmouthing them after a failed merger with GE. When they finally responded, their messaging was inconsistent. This left employees frustrated, and customers scratching their heads. What’s more, PHH was clinging to a story of industry firsts in a marketplace that had caught up to them technologically.

How to test your marketing message

You can spend a lot of time and money putting together a marketing strategy and a marketing message, only to get less-than-stellar results. Happens all the time. And if it’s happened to you, consider this technique for testing your marketing message. Any good marketing strategy should include testing. I say this to clients all the […]

Five Reasons For Marketers To Be Thankful – Forbes

See on – Advertising, I say Five Reasons For Marketers To Be ThankfulForbesAs the marketing revolution barrels ahead, I know at times, many marketers feel like modern-day explorers, apprehensively setting foot in a new and foreboding landscape. See on

B2B Content for Customer Retention Tells a Different Story

See on – Advertising, I say Customer retention calls for a different content strategy   SUMMARY: B2B marketers are paying more attention to customer retention and should adjust their campaigns to that specific purpose, Ardath Albee writes. Content marketing should encourage the embrace and use of the purchased product, and help customers find more […]

7 Steps To A Brilliant B2B Marketing Plan

See on – Advertising, I say An Infographic showing the latest research on how companies are using inbound marketing and digital marketing with advice on key issues to think through at each step which are relevant to all involved in inbound and content marketing. The results across different studies show that while many companies […]

“Shiny Object Syndrome,” The Modern Marketer’s Nemesis

See on – Advertising, I say Getting the basics right can mean millions of dollars in growth or savings. Unfortunately many marketers spend too much time chasing after “shiny objects” – sexy fun experiments like cool apps or fun YouTube videos. See on

What is your agency doing to meet the escalating demands for digital?

See on – Advertising, I say Rising to meet the escalating demands for digital, a lot of agencies are now requiring that almost all of their employees develop digital skills.     Traditional agencies should know that digital training is critical to their success. The larger agencies are now rising to meet the escalating […]

After the brainstorm

"As we return to the realties of our day jobs at the end of a brainstorm, we run into road blocks, inertia, committees and other hazards that can water down ideas or shut them down entirely. That’s what organizations do well. They are designed to minimize risk. Bringing an idea to life can feel like making it through a circuitous…

People trust people

The latest edition of the Edelman Trust Barometer study just came out showing CEOs in the dog house when it comes to being trusted. Who do people trust? Academic and tech experts, sure. But the biggest movers in the study are “a person just like me” and “regular employee.” Look at your 2012…

Marketing lessons from the Grateful Dead

I’ll readily admit that I was a deadhead for a brief, shining, brief, (did I mention it was brief?) time in college. As a marketer, I’m ashamed to say I never saw this book angle coming though: Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead A longtime fan of the Dead, David Meerman Scott co-wrote the book […]