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Six Key Factors To A Successful PR Campaign

Public Relations is part of a comprehensive marketing campaign, and an effective way to spread the message of a new product, technology initiative, or other significant milestone or shift for your company.

Infographic: Top 5 Findings from the 2019 SMFE Research Report

Planning without researching is just guessing. Strategizing your marketing spend this year without taking a look at what marketing research says is like playing darts with your marketing budget. Smart marketers research their industry, competitors, and customers so they best understand how to reach and sell to them.  

How to Write Content For Your Sales Funnel

Inbound marketing is all about creating and promoting content that attracts, converts, closes and delights your buyer personas. To successfully do this, you need content for each stage of the inbound marketing funnel. Additionally, you need content for each specific buyer persona who enters your marketing funnel so you can successfully turn web visitors into customers. 

How to Create a B2B Marketing Plan that Drives Results

There is a great saying many marketers use, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” Without a plan, how do you know what you need to do, in priority order, to get there? In busy times, it is difficult to take a pause from everyday work to stop, breathe, focus, and plan. Instead, many rush down any road that looks promising at the moment. Unfortunately, these unplanned roads lead to mediocre results and higher costs – in time, money, stress, and frustration.

Practical Steps for Creating a Product Positioning Statement

Congratulations! You've created a product, figured out your pricing and distribution model (not to mention a ton of other details), and are ready to bring it to market. Or almost ready. First you need a positioning statement.

Checklist for Creating B2B Buyer Personas

Buyer personas are vital to you as a marketer whether you are planning your marketing strategy, brainstorming new web content or redesigning your website. Smart marketers break down potential customers into audience segments called buyer personas to help them customize marketing efforts to their ideal clients.

Use It or Lose It - 6 Ideas for End-of-Year Marketing Spend

December is here and will quickly fly by. If you have marketing budget dollars to spend before the year ends, you are feeling the pressure. We've put together a list of quick, effective marketing investments for you to consider.

Marketing Training for Your Channel and Association Membership

If you are a Channel Program Manager or Association Manager, chances are you are always on the hunt for quality speakers and educational materials right-sized for your next conference. It can be difficult to find a speaker that has the whole package: industry knowledge, understanding of typical challenges your membership faces, balanced engaging-but-practical material, and content to engage members post-event.

2019 B2B Marketing Trends for Technical Marketers

Engineering-focused marketing agency, TREW Marketing and IEEE GlobalSpec, a provider of data-driven industrial marketing solutions designed to help companies promote their products and grow their businesses, today announced the release of the 2019 Smart Marketing for Engineers Research Report. The study found that companies marketing to engineers should invest in creating diverse content, improving their website, and aligning sales and marketing teams to succeed in 2019.

Marketing Tricks and Treats for Working Smarter, not Harder

I’d like to introduce you to a scrappy, creative, and super smart team called TREW Marketing TREW (that is no typo!), or TMT for short. Team TMT has grown TREW’s web visits by 60% this year while maintaining our conversion rates AND keeping our budget completely flat. By doing this, they have provided our sales team with enough qualified inbound leads that we’ve conducted zero cold outreach. Needless to say, the CFO and sales team are very happy with Team TMT!

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