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5 Tips for a Successful Product Launch

Did you know that only 25% of product launches are successful after launch? Generating brand awareness, justifying the budget, and establishing credibility are only a fraction of the challenges you will face during product launch. Understanding these challenges helps increase your chances for success.

Ensuring a Cohesive Rebranding Strategy Around a B2B Merger or Acquisition

Rebranding occurs when a company decides to change a significant element of its brand, and is typically necessary when a company is involved in a merger or acquisition. Rebranding could include a name change, new or refreshed logo, revised brand positioning and messaging -- or all of the above.

7 Tips for the One-Person Marketing Team

Before joining the TREW Crew, I spent three years working in-house as the only member of marketing for a control system integrator. When you’re responsible for all the marketing tasks for a company, it can be overwhelming and daunting at times, so here are seven tips to make your job easier.

B2B Marketing Planning Checklist

Going to market with only a set of ideas about how to attract and engage your target personas and grow leads and revenue for your business can be a hit-or-miss proposition. Usually a miss. Your time and budget are limited, so to ensure inbound marketing success and deliver measurable results, you need a solid, documented plan. 

3 Steps to Calculate Your Leads-to-Revenue Ratio

Do you want to know how many web visits and leads you need to meet your revenue goals? Follow these three steps to create the math model for your lead generation strategy.

How the Engineering Work Environment is Changing

IEEE GlobalSpec, a provider of data-driven industrial marketing solutions designed to help companies promote their products and grow their businesses, recently released a 2019 survey of about 2,000 people across the engineering sector. These engineers responded and shared exactly how they view the pace of engineering, available resources, challenges, competition, their career path, and more. The survey concludes that:

Are You Ready for  a Marketing Plan? 4 Key Questions to Consider

A marketing plan is a roadmap that outlines all of your marketing goals, audiences, initiatives, tactics, budget, and expected results over a period of time -- typically produced annually. A good marketing plan can help you reach your target audience, boost your customer base, and ultimately, increase your bottom line. 

The 5 Best Features of HubSpot

These days, I spend a majority of my time in HubSpot. Whether it's designing a web pages, writing a blog, scheduling an email, gathering metrics, or creating a landing page form, HubSpot makes my job easier. While I may have drank the HubSpot kool-aid, there's a few key reasons companies are moving toward HubSpot once they see the power of this platform.

The Most Costly Mistake that Trade Show Exhibitors Make

Events are in my blood. My college days at Texas A&M were spent organizing student organization trade shows. During my early career at National Instruments, I planned 50+ trade show exhibits annually, and now I consult with TREW clients on their trade show strategy.

How to Gauge the ROI of Your Marketing Program

Marketers are under steady pressure to demonstrate ROI for their marketing programs. And with so many great analytics tools out there, determining marketing ROI is no longer a guessing game. They key is to know what to measure, and when to help inform your marketing decisions and truly understand what’s working for your organization and what isn’t.

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