Celebrate the Journey

Reflections From the 2017 SABRE Awards

The outcomes at the Holmes Report 2017 North American SABRE Awards weren’t what we hoped. Our company was recognized in many ways: top five midsize agency to work for in North America, finalist for Corporate/B2B agency of the year, and national finalists for campaigns with Donate Life Ohio (Non-Profit Organization) and Highlights for Children (Branded […]

Look the Other Way

Five Tips for Customer-Centric Marketing

Upon reflection of the year in B2B marketing: 2016 version, it seems too many marketers have their backs turned toward their customers and prospects. Corporate marketing and communications teams are so focused on internal initiatives and processes that they’re missing opportunities based on prospects’ interests and actions. It’s time to start looking at the world […]

What is Advocate Marketing?

A Cheat Sheet for B2B Marketers

The B2B buying cycle is long, competition is stiff and the stakes are high. So we as marketers often focus on lead generation and customer acquisition. We leverage automation, public relations, social media and the development of sales materials to bring prospects into our funnel and then nurture them until they are ready to buy. […]

Unlocking the Simplicity of Marketing Automation

10 Best Practices for Marketing Automation Technologists

Planning and implementing marketing automation programs can be complex – sometimes overwhelming. It’s hard to know everything you need to be doing; and it’s easy to question if what you are doing, you’re doing right. It’s not uncommon to end up with more questions than answers. But it’s important to remember that the power of […]

Super Bowl 50: Making the Most Of A Big Opportunity

Viewpoints from Creative, Planning and Engagement

Carolina Panther fans may have been disappointed that they couldn’t “dab” as much as they would’ve wanted to during last night’s game, but today’s conversations around Super Bowl 50’s commercials and performances are far from disappointing. Yesterday, we saw a shift from last year’s Super Bowl, which used emotion and sentimentality, to a more comical and […]