Author Archives: Howard Sewell

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

lead nurturing report

Report: One-Third of Marketers Say Lead Nurturing Has No Impact

The analysts at Demand Gen Report just published their “2018 Lead Nurturing & Acceleration Survey Report” and one conclusion is no surprise: many B2B companies are still really bad at lead nurturing. It’s not just that 44% of respondents said that their lead nurturing “needs improvement.” No, even more alarming… Read More

demand gen landing pages

Should I Design My Demand Gen Landing Pages for SEO?

Recently, a client raised objections to our agency hosting their campaign landing pages on a marketing automation platform, since doing so would require that the pages reside on a subdomain (info.companyname.com) vs. on the client’s core domain (companyname.com). The client’s reasoning was that by residing on their main site, the… Read More

marketing automation customers

Why Marketing Automation Customers are Migrating Downstream

Over at the Modern Marketing Blog, Steve Earl offers his theory as to why enterprise marketers choose to switch to a different marketing platform. He says (in summary): “It’s because their needs outgrow system capabilities.” Now, Steve happens to work in product marketing for Oracle Marketing Cloud, home of Eloqua,… Read More

marketing career advice

Career Advice for a Young Marketer

A few weeks ago I gave an informational interview to a local university student looking for advice on the best way to jump start his marketing career. The conversation was a handy excuse to catalog some of the lessons I’ve learned over 30 years in marketing, and to document what… Read More

what's working in B2B marketing

The Myth of “What’s Working” in B2B Marketing

In the agency business, clients look to us, naturally enough, for advice on what’s working in the marketplace, on the assumption that an agency’s collective experience, providing it aligns with a client’s market or product category, can bring real world insight to bear against important decisions relating to topics like… Read More