Teflon Trump’s amazing exploitation of ‘earned’ media

Is Clinton's lack of earned media prolonging her struggle with Sanders? Trump's controversial nature pulls in billions in earned media Twitter has remained Trump's most valuable tool, exploited 24x7 So who would have thought it. Hillary Clinton had just one…

The Cultivation Game

Lead generation AND cultivation: a potent marketing mix Understanding your audience is the first step to a solid communication strategy that gets you noticed Reach prospects with consistent messaging across every communication platform People have developed an ability to overlook…

B2B marketing, PR and the sales process – filtering prospects down the sales funnel

You've aligned the marketing and sales, but it doesn't stop there Three ways external communications can guide prospects toward the sales team I recently authored a blog on aligning marketing and PR with the sales department to help create a…

Getting closer to your sales team – marketing and PR is part of your sales process

Many companies are producing great content, but is it benefiting the revenue cycle? Getting buy-in from your sellers is the key Setting up an asset library helps the bottom line We've all been there when it comes to requests for…

Influencing the influencer – cementing the content relationship

You've done the legwork. You've researched the influential industry figures you want to engage. But how do you shift from acquiring background information to actively engaging and co-operating with influencers? Well, if it's any consolation, you've already surpassed many of…

Identifying the influencer – the first steps to a successful B2B influencer programme

You have a successful ongoing marketing campaign. As a successful B2B marketeer you know how important it is to build long term trust in your product or solution, because it's not like consumer marketing. In B2B many buyer's careers depend…

Balancing content creation with content curation – maximising the reach of your B2B communications

Marketing departments are busy creating content, regional teams are at it too, high level executives and even product development guys are getting in on the act. Quite simply, many are awash with content. But recent research shows that over 60%…

The classical triangulation theory behind the perfect tweet

Even Cicero could learn from Donald Trump He uses classical three touch-point structure to support all his hidden agendas... ...And gain traction in his target audience Trump tweets a lot – see my previous blog about his through the night…

5 B2C strategies B2B marketers should stop doing in 2016

In a recent marketing survey, 51% of B2B marketers plan on increasing their content marketing budgets in 2016, but only 30% said they were effective at it! I've taken a look at some of the common B2C social media strategies…

All the Presidents game: How Reality TV and Twitter became comrades in arms for Donald Trump

Donald Trump is following a long tradition for Presidential hopefuls He that masters the communications tools of the day, triumphs Trump adds Twitter to Reality TV to form a new and deadly winning combination “We have a movement here” sound…