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Scuba Diving Biologist Turned Marketer | Meet Matt O’Donnell, Inbound Specialist

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Topics: Company News, meet the team

Creating a Marketing Model for Sustainable Growth | Webinar Recap

Developing a marketing plan that sustains steady, consistent growth is imperative for your organization's success. Building a strategy that yields double digit revenue growth every year requires putting the customer first, and building around their specific needs. In the webinar Marketing and Sales Models for Sustainable Growth, Launch Team’s President Michele Nichols talks about how a company can achieve this goal by focusing on the customer first, with a data driven, educational mindset at the core of their marketing efforts. Michele also touches upon how customer behavior is changing and how companies should be adapting to support them.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Marketing and Sales Alignment

Launch Team is Expanding: New People in a New Place

Launch Team has recently expanded our team with two new valuable members to better serve our growing customer base and services. Additionally, to account for our new growth, we will be moving to a new location just down the road from our current location. Meet our new team members and our new home below!

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Topics: Company News

Defining Your Marketing Mix and Spend Based on Your Company’s Growth Stage | Webinar Recap

Whether you are in a start-up or second stage growth, taking your current size into consideration is important in evaluating and prioritizing marketing tactics and spend. In a recent webinar, Launch Team’s President Michele Nichols discussed the many approaches to developing your marketing mix and how companies in the technology space can help find leads and connect with potential customers. She also elaborated on:

  • Specific types of tactics that are working for customers
  • How to identify what tactics are advantageous and what are outdated.
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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing Mix, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Metrics

Applying the 80/20 Strategy in Advanced Manufacturing

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Topics: Business Insights, Client Relations

Salesforce Summer ’19: A Little Guide to the Big Updates

By now, you know that Salesforce is gearing up for its Summer ’19 release, which will arrive in North American orgs on June 15. As usual, the release notes for this update are very long, but they do include a number of exciting new features to explore. If you get a chance, we encourage you to go read them in full—but for those of you who simply don’t have time, we’re providing some especially notable highlights here.

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Topics: Sales

Guest Post: What is Affected by USTR and Chinese Tariffs, and How to Avoid Unnecessary Costs

The following blog post is a client alert created by Mike Snarr, a Partner, and Casey Holder, an Associate, at Baker & Hostetler LLP. You can find the original posting here, and you can contact Mike or contact Casey with any regulatory concerns or questions. It is recommended that you view the following primers prior to reading this article:

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Topics: Tariff, China, Import, USA

Breaking News: Critical Salesforce Issue for Current or Formerly Connected Pardot Organizations

FIX ISSUED: Update as of 12:00pm EST, 5/21/2019:

Salesforce is now stating that a fix has been implemented and the incident is being declared over for users outside of NA53, 57 and 59. Anyone still experiencing issues should submit a support ticket if there are any left-over permission issues discovered.

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Topics: Sales

Tariffs and Other Troubles: How to Craft a Response Strategy for Tough News

Talk of a full-scale trade war between the US and China may sound dramatic, but the latest tariff applied to Chinese goods will have a major impact on the costs of materials coming to the US. The full list of affected goods, available here, includes fresh food and dry goods, consumer goods like hats and handbags, as well as a large list of manufacturing materials such as glass, aluminum, gold, electrical parts, and machinery.

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Topics: Company News, Internal Communication, Strategic Planning

CRMs and ITAR Compliance: Which Software Do I Choose?

Several of today's popular CRMs offer a variety of services all within the cloud. Cloud computing can do wonders for efficiency, allowing for more data storage, faster data retrieval, and ultimately higher satisfaction for end users and customers. But, with more companies across all industries moving sensitive information into the cloud, data security is becoming a greater concern.

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Topics: CRM implementation, ITAR Compliance