Shutterstock Releases Brand New Marketing Campaign After 6 Years

Shutterstock Releases Brand New Marketing Campaign After 6 Years

Leading global technology company, Shutterstock Inc., offers high-quality assets, tools, and services through its creative platform. The company announced last week that it has launched its first brand marketing campaign in six years. The campaign was launched across digital and social channels across the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia, and

Don’t Ignore These Marketing Technology Trends in 2019

Don't Ignore These Marketing Technology Trends in 2019

The new year brings a ton of new trends. We are almost two decades into the 2000s (crazy right?) During these past 20 years, we have seen technology explode, trends come and go, and marketing evolve into a new more customer-centric beast. But, as marketing continues to shoot forward at an

Spiceworks Study Shows 40% of B2B Brands Will Boost Marketing Budgets in 2019

Spiceworks Study Shows 40% of B2B Brands Will Boost Marketing Budgets in 2019

The IT industry connecting marketplace Spiceworks released a study that discusses the marketing budget trends for B2B brands. Key findings of the study suggest that 37% of all businesses are expecting their budgets to increase, while 42% believe their marketing spend would remain static. Only 8% of the businesses anticipate


Agile CRM Receives Recognition as CRM Space Leader

Agile CRM Receives Recognition as CRM Space Leader

The business landscape and management orientation styles are becoming more and more customer focused and are increasingly opting for an all-in-one CRM platform as they help eliminate the cost of having to maintain multiple platforms, align a company’s teams onto a single platform, increase productivity and help businesses gain deeper

Forrester Announces Completion of SiriusDecisions Acquisition

Forrester Announces Completion of SiriusDecisions Acquisition agreement

Last year, Forrester announced that it had come to an agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. Now, the research and advisory firm announced that it has completed the transaction and now owns SiriusDecisions. The acquisition deal was for $245 million in cash, subject to any adjustment. The completion of this acquisition bolsters Forrester's ability

How Consumer-Generated Advertising Can Boost Sales

How Consumer-Generated Advertising Can Boost Sales

The success and impact of your marketing campaigns and strategies can have a direct influence on your sales and business. From TV and radio to print and digital advertising, your business depends on other people knowing about your products and services. More and more, businesses are turning to their fan

Creating Collaborative Content in 2019 [An Interview with Barry Feldman]

Creating Collaborative Content in 2019 -An Interview with Barry Feldman

Content creation and content marketing remain one of the best ways to generate traffic, nurture leads, and make money. It is one of the reasons companies including Netflix and Facebook are investing thousands of dollars in new and original content development throughout 2019 and 2020. In fact, according to a


Lead Liaison Releases New Lead Management Tool for Event Marketers

Lead Liaison Releases New Lead Management Tool for Event Marketers

Lead Liaison, the provider of cloud-based sales and marketing automation solutions, announced earlier in December that they are collaborating with Avery, the leading manufacturer of labels and badges. Lead Liaison launched their event lead capture solution GoCapture! in October of 2017, and in early 2018. They also launched a new solution GoExhibit!, which

Razor and Blades Model: What Is It and What Benefits Does It Possess?

Razor and Blades Model: What Is It and What Benefits Does It Possess

The razor and blade business model has been in use by companies for many years, but is most commonly associated with Gillette, the popular razor and razor blade company. Razors are a relatively low-cost item and, for some people, a one-time investment. How does a business operate profitably when their

First Post-Influencer Marketing Platform Props Launches

First Post-Influencer Marketing Platform Props Launches

Backed by IBM Watson, the first ever post-influencer marketing platform, Props, was launched. Props is the first holistic marketing technology platform for authentic content creators and marketers. Along with the launch, the announcement also talked about Props’ leadership team, investors and advisors. The company also completed raising $5.5 million in an

Marketing

Marketing is everywhere. It is broader than advertising, and it is different than sales, even though all three terms are often closely intertwined. Marketing is about creating demand for a product or service through different forms of advertising, which (hopefully) will translate into sales. Advertising, sales, and marketing work hand-in-hand. Defined simply, marketing is a strategy. It is used by organizations to determine how they position themselves in the industry, how they differentiate themselves from the competition, how they gain customers, and how they get brand recognition.

The basic marketing framework is made up of three C’s: (1) Customer – Who are an organization’s customers? What are they like? (2) Company – What kind of companies are organizations targeting? What industry are they in? (3) Competitor – How is an organization different from its competitors? What does an organization do differently than its rivals? The basic marketing framework is also made up of four P’s: (1) Product – What is it that an organization is selling? (2) Price – Does the organization provide low prices or high prices? Is it marketing to an audience that is able or willing to buy its product at the offered price? (3) Promotion – Is the organization getting its message out through radio, television, or print advertising, digital marketing, trade shows, etc.? (4) Place – Where and how is the organization getting its product distributed to the market?

Marketing Technology – News and Latest Trends

Technology, whether they realize it or not, has enabled people and organizations to engage in a vast number of marketing activities each day. It has even given rise to a new industry term – martech, which is the blending of marketing and technology. TechFunnel.com is right at the intersection of this rapidly changing and complex landscape, reporting on the initiatives, innovations, tools, and people that utilize technology to achieve marketing goals and objectives.

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