Renegade Thinkers Unite: Marketing Tips from CMOs and Expert Marketers
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Renegade Thinkers Unite focuses on marketing innovators, uncovering the how, what and why behind their on-going success. Award-winning marketer, author and entrepreneur Drew Neisser keeps these conversations interesting and inspiring, wrapping up each episode with on the spot analysis and insights for big marketers and those who want to be. For more information visit RenegadeThinkersUnite.com.Read more »
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83: Here’s Why Your Brand Must Deliver on a Marketing Promise
5 days ago
Creating the perfect marketing promise is one of the biggest goals for CMOs. But a marketing promise without a product to back it up will not succeed. On this episode of Renegade Thinkers Unite, Drew interviews Jennifer Deutsch, CMO of Park Place Technologies - a company that specializes in third-party data center maintenance. She shares her experiences in pairing the perfect marketing message with a brand-changing product and it's an episode you don't want to miss. Jennifer shares her expert opinion on how your team can identify the “aha moment” for your brand. She and Drew also discuss how sales leads are directly connected to marketing and the importance of simple marketing. Learn from Jennifer’s recent success with marketing promises by listening to this episode. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts - Stitcher- or Podsearch What You’ll Learn [1:12] Jennifer’s diverse experience brings a high level of expertise to this episode of Renegade Thinkers Unite [2:35] Jennifer’s Renegade Rapid Fire [12:02] How did Jennifer and her team come up with the idea of anticipating customer needs? [17:46] What percentage of leads are driven by marketing? [19:43] A new product launch delivers on your marketing promise [23:53] How marketing & PR is directly tied to Park Place’s global leads [26:24] Why simple is marketing is hard [28:07] The biggest lessons Jennifer learned while at Park Place Technologies A product MUST deliver on your marketing promise, or else it won’t succeed If your CEO says “we don't have a new product, but we need a new campaign" - consider finding a new company. Marketing without a deliverable promise isn’t really marketing, and it won’t make an impact on your customers. It’s the CMO’s job to find a position that supports a new product and then deliver on that marketing promise. A stellar new product and a foolproof marketing plan create a 1-2 punch that will fundamentally change perceptions about your brand. Anticipating your customer’s needs will allow you to crush your competition Jennifer and her team at Park Place Technologies have created the perfect tagline for their latest product and marketing releases, “Up-time is everything.” They recognized that for data centers and technology companies, “downtime” (where servers and technology aren't functional because of repairs or unplanned incident) directly equates to lost profit. Jennifer and her team decided to passionately pursue the idea of “up-time” and make it a new cornerstone for Park Place Technologies. That was their “aha brand moment.” On this episode of Renegade Thinkers Unite, Jennifer explains her process for internal and external rollout after identifying customer needs and creating a marketing campaign to support the product. They spent 1 month explaining the “why” and the inspiration behind the new campaign. This allowed internal audiences to buy into the new direction. Then, the global external rollout followed with digital and print marketing efforts. Combining these two rollout plans, just as Park Place Technologies did, will allow your company to see the greatest levels of success when delivering on a marketing promise. Simplicity in marketing key, but hard to master Effective marketing begins by simply understanding what makes your audience tick. Jennifer encourages CMOs to speak their customers’ language and identify their needs. After you’ve identified those puzzle pieces you can begin to craft messages that speak to those needs. Drew and Jennifer discuss why simple marketing is as valuable as gold, but why it’s so hard to perform in the right ways. Simplicity in the right places is genius, but simplicity in the wrong marketing places isn’t strong enough to make an impression on your customers. For their solutions on how to simplify your marketing while have it be backed up by a product, don’t miss this episode of Renegade Thinkers Unite. Connect With Jennifer: Jennifer’s webpage at Park Place Technologies Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn Follow Park Place Technologies on Twitter Follow Park Place Technologies on Facebook Resources & People Mentioned Gartner events Dragon 360 digital marketing Connect with Drew http://renegade.com/ On LinkedIn On Twitter On Facebook On InstagramRead more »
Rated 5 out of
Interested in non-traditional marketing techniques? Then you’ll love Renegade Thinkers Unite! Drew Neisser is a talented interviewer who asks thoughtful questions about marketing and more. His interviewees are smart, cutting edge leaders. Savvy, helpful, and enjoyable, this podcast is highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of
Interesting interview that lets you see what "real world" marketing is all about. Even a video equipment rental company can do good marketing. Smart questions created worthwhile answers.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of
A Better, More Actionable View of Marketing
What Drew Neisser and this podcast do so well is to explore marketing from a 360 degree view. Better still, that exploration comes with a seasoned eye and a wise mind that quickly get to substance. Throughout each episode, you feel a part of the conversation, not just a distant listener - a deserved nod to Drew's excellent interviewing style and skill. This is a podcast worthy of your time and destined to pay ongoing dividends.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of
Inspires turning thought into action
The combination of Neisser's expertise plus the caliber of his guests is a 1-2 punch that will get anyone's marketing program into shape.
Date published: 2017-04-15