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May 06, 2015 in Inside 454
We often think of marketing and finance as being worlds apart from each other. Thoughts of the finance team conjure old stereotypes of men and women in their professional suits, pouring over spreadsheets, hopelessly chained to their 10-key calculators. And then there’s the marketing department. Creative and care-free, the marketing department has a dress code of their own, working on the umpteenth revision of the website, and is in love with their latest and greatest campaign.
While both are essential business functions, marketing and finance can exist in parallel dimensions and seldom interact. However, this way of working is outdated, inefficient and painfully wasteful. The new paradigm of marketing is moving from communication and promotion into one of being a predictable driver of growth for the organization.
As you begin your annual marketing strategy and budgeting process, consider pushing reset and start at zero for both strategy and budgeting.
Congratulations on making the first steps to implement Lean Marketing at your organization. We’ve put together this guide as a way to bring clarity to the operating principles and job function for the marketing team. However, these principles have broad benefit to the entire organization and should be implemented cohesively with the leadership team. Learn the system and execute with diligence. Occasionally, omitting a single step can invalidate the entire system
Most organizations have a "hunker down and get stuff done" philosophy. Here’s why sprints have HUGE advantages for your marketing team compared to a traditional "get it done" structure.
On April 21st 2015, Google updated their search algorithms to include a site’s “mobile-friendliness” as a large factor in search ranking. In plain English, this means that some sites will show up less often if they aren’t as easy to read or use on mobile phones.
Aug 18, 2014 in Lean Marketing Framework
Google’s search algorithm can seem like a wild animal, unpredictable in nature and constantly shifting. Over the past few years, users may have noticed their search results change a bit, as the way in which Google serves results has gone through some significant improvements.
Jul 29, 2014 in Lean Marketing Framework
You can tweet, blog, poke, +1, and pin until you've hit a virtual wall. We break down exactly when you should be using social media and why!
Most people are unaware of the language of the Internet. Hidden behind all the pretty images and status updates is a special world of geeky programming code.
We all suspected this was coming, but it’s now official: buying into Google's social media service can give your website a bit of a boost in the rankings.