How To Define A B2B Digital Marketing Budget

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7 minute read Note to the reader. This is detailed because it’s important.  The Big Question for Manufacturing Marketing is… “How much should we spend on digital marketing in 2022? (or any given year) When meeting with company CEOs, along with their sales and marketing leaders, the question will inevitably come up during the conversation, … Read more

Three Marketing Strategies For a Better 2020

As the year comes to an end, business leaders use this time to reflect on business growth and improvements, as well as shortcomings. It’s the time when the teams wrap up their year’s work to compare it to previous years and to set goals for the future. Q4 is wrapping up, but do you have … Read more

Grey Matter or Full Time Employee?

Every business, large or small, needs a marketing team to build brand awareness and work with the sales team to get conversions. But having a full-time employee, or multiple, may not be the most cost effective way to tackle your sales and marketing needs. Are you stuck in the decision between hiring another full-time employee … Read more

Selling With Psychology

How to land more sales when you focus on the buying brain Meeting your prospect in the middle and being in the right place at the right time doesn’t often just happen. There is planning and research that goes into making the perfect sales pitch and, more importantly, landing the sale. We at Grey Matter … Read more

Three Tips for Managing Your Inbound Leads

According to Hubspot, inbound marketing is a business methodology that attracts customers by creating valuable content and experiences tailored to them. While outbound marketing interrupts your audience with content they don’t want, inbound marketing forms connections they’re looking for and solves problems they already have. Making sure you manage your leads properly will lead to … Read more

Do Pop-Up Ads Work?

Why You Should Drop Disruptive Advertising for Inbound Marketing Everyone can agree pop-up ads are annoying. They’re unwanted and disruptive for web page viewers, making for a bad UX. 73% of internet users automatically disapprove of pop-up ads. When a website user is bombarded with pop-up ads, they are immediately inclined to click away from … Read more

4 Questions We Are Asked Every Week

1. “We sent out an email but didn’t hear back from anyone.”Just because it hasn’t worked yet doesn’t mean it won’t work at all. Despite the fact that email spam is one of the most hated aspects of the marketing space, it remains one of the most effective communication platforms for B2B sales. The trick … Read more

4 Stats That Will Change Your Approach To Marketing

1. 74% of marketing directors have little to no confidence they have the right technology in place to achieve their marketing goals.(Nielsen.com)  It’s easy to get excited about the capabilities that some of the modern tools today offer. Email automation, lead scoring, real-time metrics… they’re all great to have – if you know what to … Read more

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