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Five Things to Consider When Working With an Agency

 

Are you thinking about working with an agency? There are a few essential tips we can offer to ensure you start off on the right track, from marketing assessments to technology audits. Business Development Lead Michael Christian brings up the top five things that you should consider before doing so. 

How to Use Chatbots to Discover Prospect Needs

 

So, you're looking into chatbots. Understandable. According to a survey by Oracle, 20% of organizations were piloting chatbots in 2017, while 32% were planning to use them by the end of the year. Chatbots may very well be the next big thing in online customer experience, which is great! Chatbots allow you to have personalized one-on-one conversations with your prospects about what they care about when THEY are ready with questions.

Higher Education Marketing 101: Why Persona Development is Vital To Recruitment Marketing

 

 

It goes without saying that the higher education recruitment process has experienced major upheaval in the past decade. As a result of the decline in effectiveness of traditional advertising techniques, a shift in how applications 

are completed (now over ninety percent online), and prospective students’ ability to readily access outside testimonials and reviews, it’s no surprise that institutions are shifting to an inbound approach to nurture student relations and deliver valuable content to engage students. 

TECH TALK: OPTIMIZING YOUR AUTOMATION PRACTICES

 

The secret sauce for marketing is centered around marketing automation. In this video, Digital Marketing Specialist Kelly Buck lays out four tips for maximizing your marketing automation tactics!

Agencies and Agriculture: Creating Strategic Growth

 

 

That critical decision to invest resources into seeking sage marketing advice from an agency is an important move. For those in agriculture, there are several hurdles you must tackle when trying to grow your business. Nine to Five-ers are few and far between in this world, and the traditional structures of the B2B space are turned on their heads. When agriculture or life science companies struggle to quantify results and have a ton on their plate, an agency may seem like one more thing to juggle. Luckily, an ag-specialized agency will work to streamline your processes, reach (the right) growers and distributors, and do it all with tailored research to ensure you’re not shouting into the void.

 

Getting started with an agency is like establishing just about any other relationship: you want to start off on the right foot with a basis of trust, mutual respect, and shared goals. Find an agency that knows your field as well as you do. From tackling the tradeshow gauntlet with ease to nurturing the correct grower/distributor/retailer customer, here are a few ways an agency will get you growing in the right direction. 

Growing Leadership in Agri-Marketing

 

 

Stratagon was a proud recipient of a Regional Best of NAMA award for our kickoff campaign work with Cibus. The agency was recognized for our SU 2017 Canola Kickoff Campaign with Cibus and placed as a NAMA National Finalist in the Multi-Media Campaigns division.

This campaign, in particular, was uniquely positioned in that Stratagon and Cibus determined the most success would come from aligning ourselves with two separate target markets, identifying both canola retailers and target growers primarily located in North Dakota and Montana.

Through carefully curated individualized and eye-catching collateral, we positioned Cibus (a newer contender breaking into the canola seed market) as a trusted high-yield research and technology backed player. 

 

A Tale of Two Furniture Companies: GDPR Compliance for the Furniture Industry

On May 25th, 2018 the European Union’s General data protection regulation (GDPR) took effect. You may be asking yourself, what does that have to do with me? I’m a furniture manufacturer located in the United States. How can an EU law affect my business?

You’re not alone. In a recent survey conducted by Sage, 91% of American businesses lacked awareness surrounding details of the GDPR. 84% of those surveyed don’t understand the implications for their specific businesses.

 


Why Marketing and Sales Teams Should Act as One

 

Have you ever wondered why most organizations have separate sales and marketing departments? Sure, there are key differences in job functions from creating content campaigns and building websites to directly engaging with the prospect whether it be via email, phone, or a face-to-face meeting. But, the goal for both sales and marketing never changes: close new customers and delight them with ultimate service.

5 Tips to Enhance Your Effectiveness as Project Manager

Project managers (PMs) and account managers (AMs) are usually in a position to be many things to many people. Lucky us! From leading a team to applying oversight or strategy to juggling client demands, we need to be at the top of our game when it comes to managing projects and people.

4 Ways to Use Current Students to Recruit Prospective Students

The task of recruiting millennials is a whole new game, and the days of flashy advertisements and smooth sales pitches are dead. Let’s be real – a college education is expensive. Prospective students need more than nice fliers and a holiday card in the mail to commit to your institution. Prospects want hard evidence that they will get their money’s worth if they choose to attend your university, and what better proof can you offer than your thriving current students?

Why Don't You Have a CRM Tool Already?

As a business development lead, my job is to ask prospective clients questions and evaluate if we, as an agency, can help with their marketing efforts. I speak with small businesses and Fortune 100 companies and see my share of business strategies (or lack thereof). It still amazes me, however, how many times I learn that companies, regardless of size, are still not using a Client Relationship Management (CRM) tool.

 

 

 

 

 

Topic Clusters: What You Need to Know About How Content Strategy Is Changing

 

Do you think you have SEO figured out? You probably do because you are a marketing genius, and already know everything there is to know about it. But guess what? Search has changed again.  

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