Multichannel Content Marketing Is Your Next Challenge: Here’s How to Overcome It

IF YOU’RE A SENIOR MARKETER, YOU’RE PROBABLY TIRED OF HEARING about anything related to content strategy—multichannel, omnichannel, or otherwise. Chances are good that you may have even been asked about this by a C-level manager—it’s become pervasive. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help ensure your marketing organization is getting the job done.

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Auditing Digital Marketing Performance: Infrastructure & Applications

Digital marketing operations are complex, sprawling ecosystems that have grown in Frankenstein-like ways in recent years, as companies have scrambled to keep up with new online advertising opportunities and marketing tactics. One way to make sure the operation doesn't get out-of-control, and is performing optimally, is through an annual audit.

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East Coast Catalyst Named a Digital Strategy 'Market Leader' by Clutch

This week, following interviews with several of our clients, East Coast Catalyst was named a 'market leader' in the Digital Strategy Agency category by Clutch. Click here for the analysis.

As part of the review, selected client interviews are also made available, including one for a 'digital audit for an educational company', and another for a 'rebrand for a software company'. Both interviews can be found on the East Coast Catalyst profile page at Clutch.co.

About Clutch

Clutch is a Washington, DC-based research firm that identifies top services firms that deliver results for their clients. The Clutch methodology is an innovative research process melding the best of traditional B2B research and newer consumer review services. Clutch utilizes a proprietary framework, the Leaders Matrix, which maps firms' focus areas and their ability to deliver on client expectations. To date, Clutch has researched and reviewed 500+ companies spanning 50+ markets. For more information, visit Clutch.co.

VentureBeat Webinar: Enterprise software and the CMO, CTO, CIO — who does what, who gets the cash, & who’s in charge?

In the new enterprise tech stack, who does what, who makes which decisions; and how do the CTO, CIO, and CMO work together to implement corporate strategy?

Join Tim Bourgeois of East Coast Catalyst, Mike Volpe of Hubspot, Scott Brinker of ChiefMartec.com, and John Koetsier of VentureBeat for this webinar by registering here.

Digital Strategy Best Practices: Common Roadblocks & Workarounds

Successful digital strategies are increasingly serving as the common denominator between marketplace winners and losers. The following are common roadblocks to digital strategy advancement we’ve encountered over the years, and ideas for finding ways to work around them.
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"New Kid on K Street: The Internet Association"

“Already among the most powerful and influential companies in the world, several Internet giants have decided to band together to press their agendas in Washington. The big unknown is whether consumers will benefit or should be very afraid. “It’s absolutely not about protecting consumers’ rights,” said Tim Bourgeois, a partner at East Coast Catalyst.”

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Source: ECommerce Times

 

B2B Digital Marketing: Planning Tips & Techniques

Digital marketing is appealing to B2B companies — especially the small- and medium-sized (SMB)sector — because of its accessibility, targeting ability, track-ability, and flexibility. When done properly, a B2B website can be an organization’s most effective salesperson — an asset that works 24/7/365, around the globe — and digital marketing can attract valuable prospects into a sales pipeline. But the digital channel is a crowded and noisy place, and B2B marketers’ biggest challenge is standing out in the crowd. This article will help to focus planning efforts and resources.
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It's All in a Name: Digital Optimization, Innovation, Transformation & Disruption

What is the difference between broad digital strategy initiatives referred to as ‘optimization’, ‘innovation’, ‘transformation’, and ‘disruption’? More importantly, is there any reason to care?
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Digital Transformation Best Practices

In a recent commentary about the state of digital transformation among ‘old guard’ corporations, Dion Hinchcliffe of Dachis Group came out swinging with this insightful and challenging question: “Why is it that so many traditional companies with an enormous wealth of assets largely fail to transform them for the digital era?”
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5 'Digital Strategy' Questions Every CEO Should Be Asking

‘What is the company’s digital strategy?’ is a common question at board meetings these days, and one that - until recently - often caught CEOs offguard. A chief executive can quickly assess his organization’s digital state-of-readiness by posing the following five questions to top lieutenants.
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The Comprehensive Website Audit Checklist

Digital strategy assessments and website audits can be complex, time-consuming, invasive and politically-charged undertakings. But they are also absolutely necessary, given the sizable and growing web-related line item on most companies’ operating statements. This user-friendly, one-page website audit checklist can help guide and streamline the process.
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5 Questions to Guide Web Strategy Sessions

Web strategy and digital-related activities are steadily increasing in visibility, importance, and complexity at most organizations. While the digital industry is indeed moving fast and tactics and strategies are becoming more complicated and high-profile, core guiding principles can be tricky to identify. The following five questions were crafted for executive leadership to use to direct web strategy planning sessions.
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Digital Strategy, Moneyball & 5 Questions

During this year’s annual planning exercises, answers to the following five questions — offered up vis-a-vis examples from Michael Lewis’s Moneyball — should provide practical insights into the state of your organization’s digital readiness and web-enablement, and help to facilitate the digital strategy planning process.
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The Case For Establishing a 'Digital Strategy' C-Level Office

With spending on digital-related initiatives and activities accounting for 10% or more of ALL expenses at many companies — and forecast to increase at double-digit rates for the foreseeable future across most industry segments — it’s time for CEOs and boards to give serious consideration to establishing a “Chief Digital Officer” (“CDO”) office or equivalent. The stakes are too high, and the issues too complicated, to leave this domain left managed by an informal, undefined assemblage of mid-level and junior managers across an enterprise.
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A Low-Tech Case Study: How Mac-Gray Took Laundry Digital

Weaving a digital strategy into an existing company is tricky business. It’s much easier for a start-up to redefine the rules of an industry and innovate – see Zappos, Amazon, Priceline, etc. – than it is for decades-old companies with stubborn organizational behaviors to deal with, and a long list of amortizing capital investments that cannot be ignored.
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11 Reasons Why It’s Time for a Digital Strategy Audit

The end of summer is approaching, and that means two things: it’s time to close up shop at the summer house, and corporate planning season is right around the corner. While reviewing this year’s performance and preparing for 2012, it’s likely that the subject of “digital strategy” will be an important one, and a digital strategy audit is a tool that could prove useful during these exercises.
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Why You Should Pay Attention to Digital Strategy & Corporate Innovation

Social media - the blanket term capturing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. - gets an inordinate amount of attention these days and therefore seems to be the driving force behind smart digital strategies. But the more applicable story for most companies is the steady drumbeat of continued investment in digital business fundamentals: online advertising, email marketing, website development, community building, and ‘cloud’ solutions. In effect, all of the pieces of the of the digital strategy puzzle: a loosely integrated collection of tools, techniques and methodologies which individually or together help companies do business better, cheaper, and/or faster.
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