John Beveridge

  • My Take On Conventional Business Wisdom For SMB

    If you're like me, you spend a bit of time everyday on LinkedIn and other places checking out what your peers have to say. Ocassionally I see something that catches my eye and click through to read the article. Most of the time, I get something out of the articles I read. Other times, I shake my head in wonder.

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  • How To Use Marketing Analytics To Sell Way Better

    One of the benefits of sales and marketing technology is that you can measure just about everything you do. Whether it's email open rates, website visits or conversion rates, you can measure it. Just because you can measure it doesn't mean you should. The best thing you can do to use marketing analytics to sell way better is to measure the right things.

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  • Is DIFM Part Of Your Professional Services Marketing Strategy?

    In an April 2015 TechCrunch article, venture capitalist Arthur Lee wrote about Why Do It For Me (DIFM) Is The Next Big Thing. I highly recommend you read the article, it describes a new trend in the business world that has relevance for everyone. What is DIFM? Bear with me as I paint a picture of what DIFM is and why Arthur Lee talks about a DIFM revolution.

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  • Your Professional Services Lead Generation Tactics Must Change

    One of the most striking statistics in DemandGen's 2017 Demand Generation Survey was that 31% of respondents said they expected between 26% and 50% of their annual revenue to be attributable to marketing-sourced leads. What's even more striking to me is that 69% of respondents are still relying on their sales professionals to generate the majority of their leads.

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  • The Importance of Doing Things Right

    I've been a fan of Rod Stewart since he sang about Italian girls and fastback, mid-engine Porsches back in 1972. When my wife asked me if I wanted to see him at the Jiffy Lube Live venue in suburban Washington, DC, it didn't take me long to say yes. The date finally rolled around this Wednesday and Sir Rod blew me away with his show. It wasn't just the music, which was incredible.

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  • Are Buyer Personas Relevant In A Challenging Economic Environment?

    This article was originally published in January 2014 but has been totally updated to reflect current market trends and conditions. I don't have the answer to this question, but I'll pose it nonetheless: how relevant are buyer personas in today's challenging economic environment? This is a vast oversimplification of a complicated topic, but buyer personas are composite demogra ...

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  • The 5 Essential Metrics To Measure Marketing ROI | New eBook

    You've probably gotten advice in your life about picking the low-hanging fruit. But how can you tell where the low-hanging fruit is and how to pick it? In the context of technology companies, how can you tell if your marketing is generating a sufficient return? For those concerned with managing the bottom line, there are 5 fundamental marketing metrics that can tell you the f ...

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  • 3 Surprising Ways to Use Inbound Marketing (and 1 Old Standby)

    Inbound marketing has become the primary marketing mode for technology companies and professional services firms. In the 2016 HubSpot State of Inbound Report, 73% of survey respondents identified inbound as their primary approach to marketing. This is a reflection of how business buy products and services today - according to Google, 90% of B2B researchers who are online use ...

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  • Technology Sales and Marketing With The NVTC

    I'm please to announced that I will be chairing the Northern Virginia Technology Council Business Development, Marketing and Sales Committee as of June 1, 2017. The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia.

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  • 4 Killer Marketing Ideas For Technology Companies

    This blog post was originally written on July 1, 2014. It has been updated to reflect the current business and marketing enironment. Many technology companies have beautifully engineered products and services, but aren't exactly sure how to monitize their technologies effectively. While they use processes like "lean" and "agile" in product development, they don't devote the sam ...

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  • The Most Important Element Of Technology Company Marketing

    So what do you think the most important element of technology company marketing is? Some would say the product or service is most important. Elegantly designed software that performs its designated task is super important. An efficient process that allows organizations to optimize their IT performance and spend is also critically important.

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  • 3 Ways To Boost Your Brand In Professional Services Marketing

    Early in my career, a mentor told me his philosophy about marketing. As a business owner of a regional insurance that successfully competed with global brokers, his idea was that the purpose of marketing is to make you look bigger than you really are. I will rephrase that to reflect what I've come to believe over the years: the purpose of marketing for SMB professional servic ...

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  • The Ultimate Professional Services Business IQ Test Question

    Here is a question designed to test your business IQ: If you're given a choice between maximizing profits on a customer or maximizing customer satisfaction, which would you choose? The obvious answer is to maximize profits and customer satisfaction, which often happens. But that's not an option in this exercise. You have to choose either maximizing profits or customer satisfaction.

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  • 3 Key Criteria For The Professional Services Buying Process

    Like most professional services purchases, outsourcing your inbound marketing is like hiring a senior employee. Many buyers evaluate hiring an inbound marketing agency in much the same way the would purchase computers. But purchasing professional services is much different. Warren Wittreich wrote an article in the March 1966 (no, that's not a typo) entitled, "How To Buy/Sell ...

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  • 7 Amazing Tips From Wistia To Jumpstart Your Video Marketing

    Business video hosting provider Wistia is dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes excel in their video marketing.Think of Wistia as a YouTube on steroids. Wistia not only hosts your videos, but provides useful video analytics, editing capabilities and a lead generation platform. As a HubSpot Agency Partner, we really like the built-in integration to the HubSpot marketing software.

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