Unfunny like a clown: The power and pitfalls of humorous marketing content

humor in marketing

I’m thankful for many things this holiday weekend. Near the top of the list is the fact that the movie, “It” and its omnipresent Pennywise the Clown have come and gone. I’m a certified coulrophobic – one of those people who are terrified of clowns, and not just the kind born in Stephen King’s dark […]

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How to use questioning to suss out want

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For maximum success, salespeople need to identify prospects who want what they’re selling. Once they convert, these prospects usually make the best customers, since people who buy things they want are typically the most satisfied. Salespeople can use two forms of questioning two identify these prospects: open- and closed-ended. Both are necessary for evaluating and […]

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What your healthcare software as a service company needs to know about branding

healthcare software branding

Competition in the health care software as a service (SaaS) market is wicked. The good news is that demand for these cloud applications is soaring. How can your fledgling company edge out prominent competitors? One solution is branding. Branding is how customers perceive your company, your products and your services. Apple’s iconic branding focuses on […]

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The 4 marketing investments every B2B company should make in 2018

B2B marketing strategy

It’s that time of year again. With a new year on the horizon, businesses are setting sales goals and solidifying their budgets for pursuing said objectives. Oftentimes, leaders of business-to-business (B2B) companies have difficulty differentiating the many marketing tactics out there. While I would never claim there to be a one-size-fits-all plan, I can say […]

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Content creation: 4 questions to set the stage for success

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When a client gives you the green light to create content, it can be tempting to jump in and start writing immediately. You can shield yourself from stress if you take a quick minute to nail down answers to four key questions. These questions are so important that you probably aren’t ready to start drafting […]

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Why your health care software as a service company needs a content marketing strategy

content marketing strategy

Demand for cloud-based health care software is booming, particularly for software as a service (SaaS) applications. Steady growth is expected for at least the next four years, according to market research firm Technavio. Hospitals, physician practices and other health care organizations anticipate that SaaS applications will help them reduce costs; provide secure, reliable access with […]

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5 ways to get publicity for your business

PR campaign

5 ways to get publicity for your business Public relations (PR) can be a powerful tool for any company that is trying to compete in industries that are dominated by large competitors. An effective PR campaign can elevate your company’s profile in the local business community, increase demand for your products and generate new leads […]

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