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Branding and Positioning: What’s the Difference? And Can You Afford It?
Understanding the difference between branding and positioning is especially important if you're involved in marketing B2B software. That difference can

branding marketing  to fund a real branding effort. Marketing dollars need to be devoted to lead generation, consultative selling costs, as well as support of both customers and the channel partners. Branding? Don't bother me; I can't afford it—and I'm too busy. There's simply no way most software products or companies generate enough revenue to do everything necessary to establish a brand. If you need further proof, just sit through a branding presentation by a high tech advertising or PR firm. They don't use B2B

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Yet Another Branding Debacle (This Time, It's ERP for Services)


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branding marketing  gradual shift from one branding image or identity to a new one, can also be called product scope creep, feature creep, or even featuritis, depending on the software programming or design or the marketing situation in question (in the IT industry, the evocative software bloat has been used to describe a similar phenomenon). ERP for services, a relatively new addition to the ERP spectrum, has been creeping into the picture as some traditional ERP vendors are making efforts to appeal to Read More

Is the Ongoing Marketing Software Arms Race Justified?


Given the slew of marketing software acquisitions by a number of big players, TEC's principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic rightfully asks whether the vendors' splurges and arms race is justified? And will these companies’ chief marketing officers (CMOs) spend more on technology than chief information officers (CIOs) by 2017—as predicted by Gartner?

branding marketing  addition to their traditional branding and other intangible and immeasurable activities.   Marketing has pretty much been around forever in one form or another. Marketing was typically used to convince consumers to buy the product and then keep on buying (i.e., to “seduce and keep” the consumer). Over the past few years, the methods of marketing have changed and improved, in great part owing to technological advancements. Marketers have become even more adept at selling their products and getting Read More

Delving into the Facts Behind the ERP Vendor Market’s Self-Ascribed Answer for ‘Businesses Living IN Change’ ™ -An Interview with UNIT4’s Product Marketing Executive


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Vertical Marketing--What Is A Vertical?


What is vertical marketing? Vertical marketing is product and promotion efforts targeted at specific industries. Many benefits are derived from vertical marketing. These include messages that are better received, credibility, marketing budgets that go farther, less competition, etc. A common mistake is the failure to understand the verticals you choose to target. The definition of a vertical is not what the vendor thinks; it is what the prospects think.

branding marketing  Marketing--What Is A Vertical? Introduction What is vertical marketing? Vertical marketing is product and promotion efforts targeted at specific industries. Many benefits are derived from vertical marketing. These include messages that are better received, credibility, marketing budgets that go farther, less competition, etc. A common mistake is the failure to understand the verticals you choose to target. The definition of a vertical is not what the vendor thinks; it is what the prospects think. Read More

The Sales and Marketing Stimulus Package


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branding marketing  Sales and Marketing Stimulus Package One obstacle standing between demand generation and lead management is the lack of sales and marketing alignment necessary to create demand and capitalize on ready buyers. That lack of alignment is reducing the number of opportunities that convert to closed deals. Learn how to create a “stimulus package” to inject more efficient capital, energy, and management efficiency into your sales and marketing practices. Read More

Oracle Adds Compendium to Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud


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A Marketing Survival Guide


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Deltek Acquires Traffic LIVE for Marketing Agencies’ Front Office


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Business Intelligence: The Key to Optimizing Sales, Marketing and Bottom Line Results


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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) RFI/RFP Template


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Leveraging Customer Lifetime Value to Increase Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI)


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