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Making CRM Easier: A new eBook from Goldstein Group.

Posted by Joel Goldstein

Feb 15, 2017 10:10:26 AM

 

CRM can be a powerful ally for senior managers or another frustrating software tool that fails to live up to its promises. We recently interviewed a wide variety of CEOs and marketing/sales VPs to uncover, after three decades in the field, what prevents CRM from being used – and how to eliminate those barriers. 

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Topics: Marketing, ROI, CRM, Analytics

Joel Goldstein Speaks on Digital Marketing at IT Expo

Posted by Brandi McElhatten

Feb 10, 2017 10:16:54 AM

 

Goldstein Group Communications agency president Joel Goldstein spoke this week at the IT Expo 2017 technology conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The event is held annually for technology manufacturers, software developers and resellers that sell to IT/telecom/Internet executives. Goldstein’s talk, “Digital Marketing Techniques that Actually Work,” follows the agency’s 10-step process for planning, creating, executing and measuring digital marketing programs for b-to-b companies. Built on the agency’s “Measurably Better Marketing” model, the 10 steps create a logical progression of defined steps that any company can follow to building a marketing program that is measurable and able to improve over time.

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Topics: Marketing, B2B, Joel Goldstein, IT EXPO

Goldstein Group Communications Adds Kevin Hatgas to its Marketing Communications Team

Posted by Brandi McElhatten

Jan 13, 2017 2:49:50 PM

Goldstein Group Communications announced that it has added Kevin Hatgas as social media specialist to its team of marketing communications experts. Hatgas will focus on building client brand and industry exposure to generate leads and grow market share through social media and paid search. 

Hatgas’s career has been spent creating and executing multi-channel marketing plans with a specialization in social media, web, and email marketing. 

“We are excited to add Kevin to our team of marketing professionals,” said agency President Joel Goldstein.  “His expertise will continue our focus on social media and garner the results that our clients deserve.” 

Prior to joining Goldstein Group Communications, Hatgas worked in higher education where he was responsible for marketing communications efforts – both digital and print – for a university and its broad alumni base. 

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Topics: B2B, social media, Goldstein Group Communications

Your 6 Most Important Marketing Questions for 2017

Posted by Joel Goldstein

Jan 9, 2017 12:05:39 PM

 

It’s a new year, so we’re all making big, big plans for 2017.  But as we all know, any forward-looking plan has to take into account a look backward at what worked, and what didn’t. No news there. We all want to spend our time on tasks that have the most impact, not on busywork.

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Topics: Marketing, B2B, ROI, 2017 Planning

2017 B-to-B Marketing Budget Review

Posted by Brandi McElhatten

Nov 18, 2016 1:47:38 PM


It’s that time of year for b-to-b businesses - and there are a few things to consider before your company begins implementing your 2017 Marketing Budget.

You’ve made your budget, but are your numbers good? According to the annual CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Survey the magic number to budget is 7.5% of your annual revenue. The US Small Business Administration concurs with their percentage being 7 – 8% of revenue.

The landscape for sales and marketing is more competitive

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Topics: Marketing, Budgeting

Understanding Millennial Marketing

Posted by Brandi McElhatten

Oct 18, 2016 2:13:58 PM

By now you’ve heard the word Millennial, and if you work in Marketing, you have probably heard it a lot. But, do you know how to speak Millennial? Or better yet, do you know how to hold a Millennial’s attention for more than 10 seconds?

What’s the deal with 10 seconds? We’ll get to that in a minute. 

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Jennie Ford Speaks to AMA Panel on Digital Marketing Careers

Posted by Brandi McElhatten

Oct 11, 2016 11:15:17 AM

Jennie Ford, Digital Marketing Manager for Goldstein Group Communications (www.ggcomm.com), was a featured panelist at the American Marketing Association event in Cleveland on October 6.  The panel was one of a series of events connected to AMA’s Marketing Week.

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Topics: Marketing, PR, digital marketing, AMA, Education

Goldstein Group Communications Adds Anastasia Fete to its Account Management Team

Posted by Cyndi Friedel

Jun 30, 2016 9:09:36 AM

Goldstein Group Communications announced that it has added Anastasia Fete as marketing manager to its team of marketing communications experts.

Fete will focus on building brands and industry exposure for clients seeking to generate leads and grow market share. Fete’s career has been spent working on the strategy and execution of B-to-B marketing campaigns for both non-profits and privately owned companies.

“Anastasia brings our agency strong capabilities in a wide variety of sales channels important to our client base,” said agency President Joel Goldstein.  “Her deep experience in digital marketing as well as her educational background in cognitive science will be particularly relevant to our clients seeking to find new ways to connect with an increasingly diverse customer base.”

Prior to joining Goldstein Group Communications, Fete worked for a national distributor of health and wellness supplies, where she was responsible for managing its email, advertising, print, and product pipeline initiatives.

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Topics: B2B, Goldstein Group Communications

7 Steps to Drive Marketing ROI

Posted by Brandi McElhatten

Apr 19, 2016 2:10:18 PM

 

Not so long ago a company could send a newsletter and have an 80% open rate, or post on social media and have copious amounts of impressions and clicks. Of course with today’s rapidly evolving online world, the phrase “not so long ago” refers to 6 months ago. Ok, ok - maybe not 6 months ago per se. The fact is that it is continually harder for a company to get its message out to who it’s trying to reach. A good Marketing professional knows what content generates a response, and what generates clicks.

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Topics: Marketing, ROI, CRM, eBook

No More Google Side Ads.  What Does This Mean?

Posted by Cyndi Friedel

Mar 28, 2016 11:23:35 AM

How will this affect my Paid Search Campaigns?
Last month, Google removed the familiar ads on the right-hand side of their search engine results page. Well, they didn’t really “re-move” them as much as just moved them.

There will now be 4 ads at the top of the page appearing above the organic search listings. There will also be three ads that appear at the very bottom of the page. These changes are creating a more streamlined structure that looks more like the mobile search engine results page.

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Topics: Google AdWords

About Us and this Blog:

At Goldstein Group Communications, we believe passionately in the power of great ideas, coupled with the impact of measurable results. It’s a philosophy that delivers customers to the sales team, profits to the CFO, and sustainable growth to the CEO. Inspired ideas that are grounded in the real world demands of the market.

We call it Measurably Better Marketing. 

 

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