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Product Launch is Controlled Chaos

Whether you're a newby or a veteran of product launch planning, there's no denying the anticipation of opportunity and the stress of accomplishing all of the necessary tasks. As the launch date approaches, the flurry of activity increases, making it easy to overlook something or cut corners. Keeping track of who is responsible for what and when challenges even the most organized professionals. Many business leaders find it is in their best interest to seek external support to help organize and execute key activities.

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Topics: Business Insights, Marketing Strategy, Internal Communication, Product Launch

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

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  • How to identify what tactics are advantageous and what are outdated.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

Breaking Down Marketing Automation: HubSpot vs. Pardot

 

As the digital landscape expands, more and more small to medium-sized businesses are utilizing marketing automation tools to take their sales process to the next level. Most often it seems that companies this size narrow their choices down to competitors HubSpot and Salesforce’s Pardot. We had two of our team members compare and contrast the two tools. Sarah Campagna and Sarah Holland break down both tools’ offerings and share tips to consider for integrating marketing automation into your sales process for 2018 and beyond.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing Strategy, HubSpot

What Does a Changing Customer Base Mean for Your Marketing Tactics?

For the first time in over 100 years, there are four generations in the workforce. Differences in communication styles among these groups can have real implications for your marketing.

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Topics: Marketing Mix, Marketing Strategy, Email Marketing

Marketing Your B2B Tech Company from Startup to Exit

 

Whether you’re launching your first product or expanding internationally, a strong marketing plan is essential. Ensuring continued growth requires new perspectives and new strategies in many areas of the business. We’ve created a guide with sales and marketing best practices for five different stages of growth. Here are some highlights:

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Topics: Business Insights, Marketing Strategy, Change and Innovation, Product Launch

Internal Communication & Change Management: A Marketing Challenge?


Sometimes changing your brand demands real change internally. Your customer’s perception is reality, and a true brand can be seen and felt in every part of the organization.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Internal Communication

3 Best Practices for Increasing Medical Device Market Penetration

Recent research predicts that R&D expenditure for medical devices will grow to $34 billion by 2022, but top line growth is slowing. And while this increase in R&D investment is a positive sign, uncertainty in healthcare reform is causing some paralysis in the market. How can companies overcome this risk aversion and really sell?

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Product Launch, Medical Device

Coping with Q4 Pressures: Sell More, Spend Less


It's the fourth quarter, and everyone is under pressure to close the year strong. For most companies, that means a mandate to cut spending and close more deals. However, one of those instructions often undermines the other. Marketing budgets are often the first to experience cuts, and these cuts can feel self-defeating. Marketing creates sales, and a healthy marketing and sales pipeline is key to sustainable growth.

Making this argument may not change your Q4 reality, though. Instead, we offer some practical suggestions of marketing and sales activities to stop, and some to start, to meet your budget and sales targets. 

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Topics: Business Insights, Marketing Strategy

Eating the Elephant: Marketing Tips for Product Managers

More than a Product Manager

The role of the product manager is increasingly important in industries like medical devices, where time to market is accelerating, and optics and photonics, where emerging markets are driving demand for product innovation.  

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Topics: Business Insights, Marketing Strategy