Category Archive for ‘tools tips’

Marketing Logistics Services: How to Get, and Keep, Buyers’ Attention

Every couple of years, Logistics Marketing Advisors does a survey of professionals who make or influence purchasing decisions on logistics products or services. This year, we surveyed 100 buyers online and then followed up with direct interviews with 10 of these respondents to dig a little deeper.

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Brother Andrew, a Ruler, and a Wad of Cash

In marketing, we need to do a better job of establishing standards – marketing objectives against which we measure our performance. Luckily, we have high-tech tools that make it easier to measure marketing.

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Empathetic Marketing: An Interview with Brian Carroll

Recently I had a chance to do a Q&A with my colleague, Brian Carroll, consultant and author of Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. I have followed Brian’s B2B Lead Blog for years and was interested in his latest focus area, empathetic marketing. Here are the highlights of our discussion.

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Hubspot ROI: A Tale of Two Holes

You need to weigh the costs of marketing automation software like HubSpot against the value of time – and how that time can contribute to meeting your ultimate sales and marketing objectives.

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Logistics Sales Tip: Be the "Sherpa" for Your Specialty

This week’s logistics sales tip: change your approach from “selling” to pure, selfless, ask-nothing-in-return “helping.” You’ll build stronger, longer-lasting relationships with prospects, get more referrals and, ultimately, close more business. Learn more in this blog post.

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Practical Content Marketing Templates

Content has become the centerpiece of many logistics marketing programs. The downside of that for logistics marketers is that creating good content takes a whole lot of time. Logistics business aren’t exactly known for keeping large marketing staffs, so it’s important that your content creation process is as efficient as possible. Following are a few

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Logistics Buyers Reveal How to Sell Them Logistics Services

Learn How to Get & Keep Logistics Buyers’ Attention As someone who markets and sells logistics services, imagine the value of gaining insights into the selling process from the logistics buyers themselves. Insights like: What do companies want most from a logistics partner? How do prospects prefer to be contacted? Which information sources do they rely

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The “IngerSource:” A borrrrrring, but effective creative brief template

For many years, I worked at an advertising & public relations agency. I was a “suit,” not a “creative.” In other words, I managed the clients and provided input to the art directors and copywriters, who translated this input into ad concepts, slogans and commercials. The magic. (For the Mad Men fans out there, I

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Think Time

When it comes to the home, yard and garden, my wife and I are the perfect combination of creativity and brawn. She’s the decorator, gardener and landscape architect with an eye for where pictures should be hung and where new perennials should be planted. I am the (shockingly low-paid) labor, dutifully hammering, digging and otherwise

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Is Your Logistics Website Mobile-Ready?

I’m posting a little early this week to call attention to today — April 21 — as the day Google’s newest algorithm change goes into effect. The biggest change is that internet searches done on mobile devices will now favor logistics websites that are mobile-friendly. That’s significant since more than 60% of online traffic comes

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