3 Steps for Selecting the Right Marketing Tech Stack

Posted by Kristin Luck

3 Steps for Selecting the Right Marketing Tech Stack

Martech (marketing technology) is a $122 billion industry that is growing, on average, by 22% year over year with 70% of CMO’s increasing their investments in it.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

3 Keys for Optimizing Business Performance

Posted by Kristin Luck

3 Keys for Optimizing Business Performance

At ScaleHouse, we focus a lot on business optimization. Whether it’s introducing new methods, practices and systems that reduce turnaround time, or optimizing your organizational structure, it can often be a lot easier for us (as external consultants) to identify opportunities for optimization because we’re not working IN the business every day. In essence, optimization is the art of reducing costs while improving performance (and profitability!).

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Topics: Brand Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Growth Strategy

Three Strategies to Ensure You Stop Planning and Start Doing

Posted by Kristin Luck

Three Strategies to Ensure You Stop Planning and Start Doing

One of my favorite quotes is from Nolan Bushnell who said “the true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer”. Bushnell knows a thing or two about the difference between dreaming and doing: He founded Atari in the ’70s and is considered one of the founding fathers of the video game industry…before going on to start the Chuck E Cheese pizza chain.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Growth Strategy, Sales Strategy

Double Down on S&M (uhhh…..sales and marketing!)

Posted by Kristin Luck

Double Down on Sales and Marketing

Back in April we published a blog with our top tips for selling and marketing in a pandemic. Seven months later, with COVID surging again around the world, we’re doubling down on our previous advice.

It’s tougher than ever to land new clients, whether you’re in a services business, a technology business, or you do a little of both. The truth is, when there’s massive disruption from external forces (in this case a virus that just keeps on kicking), it becomes more challenging to get buyers to adopt new ways of doing things, or working with untested (at least by themselves) technology and/or services.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Sales Strategy

You like me. You really like me. Three ways to create a personal sales experience.

Three-ways-to-create-a-personal-sales-experience

The pandemic has revealed more fissures than we’d like to count including a major gap between the sales haves and have-nots. In the early stages of the shutdown, new business opportunities all but disappeared. The most resilient companies were those already clued into the importance of relationship based, personalized sales and service experiences. The good news is, it’s not too late to learn this important lesson. Whether you’re a newbie to the world of personalized sales or you’re ready to leverage personalization through your entire customer lifecycle, here are three ways to drive better connection.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Growth Strategy, Sales Strategy

Sales Reimagined: Working the Virtual Conference Circuit

Posted by Kristin Luck

Sales Reimagined - Working the Virtual Conference Circuit

Despite advice to the contrary, most organizations rely heavily on in person events to drive sales activity, which has left many adrift in a sea of cancelled events and online event pivots. How do sales teams, accustomed to in person sales, network and drive lead generation in an event with no opportunity to interact with prospective buyers face to face?

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Lead Generation, Sales Strategy

Why an economic downturn is the perfect time for…..

Posted by Kristin Luck

An Econominc Downturn is the Perfect Time For

Whether you’re thriving or just focused on surviving in business in these tumultuous times, there are a few key activities you should consider:

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Thought Leadership, Growth Strategy

Profitability Lessons From the Pandemic

Profitability Lessons From the Pandemic

For many, the pandemic brought business impacts we’d rather forget. Lost revenue streams; shrinking teams; postponed projects and product launches and cancelled events, coupled with the reality of illness and loss, left permanent scars. However, as businesses start to reemerge, some more bruised than others, we need to pause and be honest about what we still need to and can fix. The cracks that presented themselves over the last few months point to near and long term areas of profitability improvement. Strong leaders will look across industries to identify strategies that can be applied to their own businesses. Luckily for you, we’ve done that leg work.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Thought Leadership

Survival of the….Craftiest? 5 Behaviors of Firms That are Thriving

Posted by Kristin Luck

survival of the...craftiest?

For every story we hear about firms struggling to stay afloat during recessionary times, there’s a firm that is managing to survive and, in many cases, thrive. What’s their secret?

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Topics: Product Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Growth Strategy

3 Keys to Combating "Pandemic Paralysis"

Posted by Kristin Luck

3 Keys to Combating Pandemic Paralysis

This month we’re pivoting our focus to help those of you who are suffering from what is clearly “pandemic paralysis.” We are collectively in a time of “business unusual” which is causing a lot of uncertainty and business volatility.

Having helmed businesses that survived the dot com crash of 2001, and the massive economic downturn from 2007 - 2009, here are my three best pieces of advice to help you weather this pandemic storm.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Growth Strategy

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