Contemporary startup ecosystem may seem like a “schizophrenic” jungle – overflowing with creative juices in one part, only to be bordered by cash-starved deserts of reality in the neighboring one. The reason for this are varied, chief among them being tight budgets that run out of steam before a business idea manages to grow some roots. That’s why startups try to come up with growth hacks that will allow them to achieve as much sustainable growth as possible before the cash fizzles out. One..Read More
Since the dawn of time, traditional marketing efforts boiled down to finding where your target audience hangs out, getting there and bombarding them with your marketing messages. With the rise of inbound marketing however, the original principle has gotten a small but important spin. Now it’s all about finding your target audience and engaging in meaningful conversation, providing useful, valuable content with the goal of building trust, brand awareness and gaining the position of an expert..Read More
We all have that one friend whose stories never seem to end, that one person that we want to hang out with every once in awhile, but always regret it afterwards. Remember the feeling of being stuck in an infinite loop of their monologues? By the end of the coffee break, you have heard about the greatest thing that has ever happened to them, and the second greatest thing, and the third and the twenty-sixth.Read More
You have a great idea for a new startup. You’ve identified a need in your industry, and have a killer product that has the potential to disrupt the market.
However gone are the days where a great idea will simply attract customers and clients. With all the startups in the world these days, creating a unique, comprehensive startup marketing strategy is critical for success.
But with limited resources and funding, especially in the early days, startup marketing can prove to be a difficult..Read More
If there is one thing that all entrepreneurs share in common, it has to be the false belief that all mankind just HAS to like the thing that they invented. Every person who looks like they're not interested, or even - god forbid - say something negative about their product, company or service, is considered to be the root of evil, or - in the ever so polite corporate jargon - a crisis.
This usually comes from misunderstanding what "target audience" means. Politicians, by the way, understand..Read More
Despite the fact that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect on May 25, 2018, there is still uncertainty about how businesses handle and protect sensitive data.Read More
In 2017, we thrive on information. Indeed, we are living in the information age. This has inevitably led to the emergence of new approaches to advertising – in particular, content marketing. This exciting and effective form of inbound marketing shows no sign of slowing, however, some find it difficult to discern its impact. 32% of B2B marketers say they have a documented content marketing strategy, but 55% say they are unclear on what content marketing success or effectiveness looks like (..Read More
I speak with many B2B CMOs who tell me online marketing isn’t relevant when it comes to B2B. Such companies stick to traditional methods such as trade shows, cold calling and god forbid – traditional media such as billboards or even TV. SaaS marketers don’t have the privilege of disregarding online marketing as a core platform for generating customers.
By the inherent online SaaS nature, SaaS marketers are “forced” to hack their way to growth online. So, what do most SaaS CMOs do? They..Read More