The Music of Great Design

Welcome to another edition of the Makers of Modern Marketing at Oracle, our blog series highlighting the people behind the marketing at Oracle. We’re giving readers a sneak peek into how marketers at Oracle apply their own products to drive innovation and build the future of digital marketing. Recently, we sat down with the charming…

The Ultimate B2B Marketing Guide

Your B2B marketing strategy will differ from your typical B2C approach. Sure, you may notice some overlap between the two, but for the most part, you’ll need a new plan if you want to target other businesses. Some of you may have companies focusing on other businesses as your primary group of customers. And some…

Turn Off Bad Pop Music and Turn On Good Marketing Strategy

This week, we got into the sadness of crummy email marketing, the delight of writing productivity, and the puzzle of why anyone ever treated marketing and selling like they were two completely different things. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman talked about how weak email marketing is even weaker than Nickelback. (Wow.) Apologies in advance for any…

Make Me Feel Smart

It’s amazing how many opportunities we get as buyers to feel dumb. Imagine you need a new laptop and maybe it’s been a while since you last purchased one. What would you look for? You’d probably glance at things like processor speed and storage capacity and hope you got what you needed. But a company…

Tips on How to Stay Top of Mind

Tips on How to Stay Top of Mind written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with John HallPodcast Transcript My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is John Hall. John is the CEO and co-founder of Influence & Co. and the author of  Top of Mind: Use…

5 Reasons Why B2B Content Marketing Works & 5 Reasons It Doesn’t

It’s no secret that content marketing is a widely adopted tactic. In fact, over 90% of B2B Marketers say they’re using it to reach their larger business goals, according to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2018 B2B Content Marketing Report. However, just 24% of B2B marketers rate their content marketing as extremely or very successful. Why…

How 1:1 Email Experiences Help Retail Marketers Drive Results

By Kristen Dunleavy, senior content marketing manager at Movable Ink Email has long been the workhorse of digital marketing. It is the most natural channel to deliver on the promise of personalized digital experiences. Email allows for a direct and intimate 1:1 relationship between a brand and its customer. In fact, 74% of marketers say…

Leverage the Basic Concepts of Sponsored Content to Boost Your Reach

Today, your marketing strategy has become more important than ever before. That’s because the Internet makes it easy for consumers to conduct research and discover new brands. With information and other resources so readily available, each business in every industry has competition to worry about. You may have some successful content marketing tactics. That’s great,…

It’s Time to Rethink What People Need to Learn

Sandra told me that her cousin shared an article about how schools were no longer teaching analog time telling in school. Wait. They were until now? Why? We Really Have to Crash the Whole Platform Whether we’re talking about kids in school or grown ups in the workplace, it feels like the majority of what…