Author Archives: Howard Sewell

Infographic: 90+ Percent of B2B Companies Report Marketing Talent Crunch

A recent survey of B2B companies finds that most are struggling to find and hire marketing talent, particularly in technical roles such as marketing operations.  Results from the survey, conducted by Spear Marketing Group, also concluded that marketers are rapidly adopting a more flexible hiring model, including remote employees, contractors,… Read More

SDR engagement

Tips for Increasing SDR Engagement Rates

Some years ago, our firm conducted a lead management audit for a technology client who was struggling to convert raw, inbound inquiries into sales qualified leads.  During the audit, it became quickly apparent that one of the major issues was at the very front end of the lead qualification process…. Read More

digital advertising

Is Your Digital Advertising Signaling the Right Message to Buyers?

There’s a fascinating article over at LinkedIn: “You Are What You Signal,” in which the authors discuss the concept of “signaling theory” in advertising, best summarized in simple terms as the way in which ads “signal” a consumer into trusting a particular brand. Signaling theory posits that consumers trust brands… Read More

data privacy

Embracing Trust: How Marketers Can Prepare for GDPR 2.0

If your marketing organization is 100 percent GDPR compliant (and if you are, you’re in the minority) you may feel that your data compliance issues are behind you. Think again. The GDPR deadline may already be a waning memory, but global data privacy regulations are just getting started. In July… Read More

demand creation agencies

Infographic: SiriusDecisions on How to Evaluate Demand Creation Agencies

Just as B2B marketing has evolved rapidly in the last decade, so too have the marketing agencies who service those B2B companies. In particular, a new breed of agency focused on demand generation (or demand creation) has emerged – these firms tend to be part strategic consultants, part creative agency,… Read More