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.
“GDPR.” You’ve likely seen those four letters pop up in your news feed and inbox quite a bit recently. Those letters are short for General Data Protection Regulation – a law created by the European Union (EU) to give its citizens the ability to protect their personal data and online privacy. It went into effect Read the Full Article
Marketing is viewed by executives at logistics business as an expense, not an investment. To change this perception, marketing measurement must focus on sales results, not activities. Keep C-level reporting focused on sales with these four reports. Do that and you’ll be seen as buttoned-up, results-oriented, and personally accountable. Read the Full Article
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. Read the Full Article
Marketers can gather tons of data, but CEOs want to know whether their investment in marketing is contributing to top-line growth and whether the results justify the marketing budget expense. Giving them these answers requires metrics that link marketing efforts with actual sales results.
Here are some of my favorite ways to demonstrate marketing’s bottom line return. Read the Full Article
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 Read the Full Article
3PL businesses are not marketing driven and the role of marketing in logistics is not well defined. At least that’s been my experience having worked with close to 75 3PLs large and small. Are there exceptions? Sure. But, by and large, the role of marketing is less strategic and marketing folk have less influence at the Read the Full Article
Don’t worry too much that your message is not on exactly target or fiddle around with variations of features and benefits. Put yourself out there. Say something provocative – and do it in a way that forces people to react to it or consciously ignore it. Read the Full Article
I like nature in the raw. Seeing and experiencing unexplored places. With family obligations and work, I don’t get to scratch that itch often, but I’ve done remote glacier hiking in Alaska, spent time in the Amazon rainforest, walked through the South Bronx after midnight (OK, not fair. I grew up there.). Once, in the Read the Full Article
I read a quote the other day from marketing pundit Seth Godin: “Don’t find customers for products, build products for customers.” This got me thinking about artists, designers and other creatives. Isn’t that what they do? They get work by doing great work and earning and cultivating a reputation. People then seek them out, and Read the Full Article