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16 March

It’s a push-button world.

Posted by in Marketing on March 16, 2016
It’s a push-button world.

It’s the future, and it’s a push-button world. Hovercrafts exist, robots clean our floors (at least until the uprising), and we automate as many tasks as possible in our everyday lives (how dare you suggest that I do manual math like a peasant!). In this world where we consistently choose automation over manual tasks, it […]

29 February

Client Highlight: Telling the MyLaw Story

Posted by in Client Highlight on February 29, 2016
Client Highlight: Telling the MyLaw Story

A great example of using lead generation to target qualified leads to maximize ROI is our client AppointLink. They show that if you build it (correctly), they will come. AppointLink has an excellent product targeted specifically at law schools. It seems there is such a thing as too much communication; students and faculty were bombarded […]

29 February

If you build it (correctly), they will come

Posted by in Marketing on February 29, 2016
If you build it (correctly), they will come

61% of companies surveyed say that getting leads is their biggest challenge (IDG Study). The truth is, executing an efficient lead generation campaign doesn’t have to be a drain on resources, and done right should yield a high return on investment. Before you start chasing new prospects, shore up your sales process to avoid wasting money […]

25 February

Are you our next Sprockets Design Intern?

Posted by in Spoke News on February 25, 2016
Are you our next Sprockets Design Intern?

As a marketing agency with three socially-networked, community-minded partners, we are regularly approached by non-profits looking for pro bono work. While we’d like to help them (and often do), this work puts a burden on our resources. As a burgeoning marketing agency that does interesting work, we are regularly approached by interns looking for experience that will help […]

22 February

Getting The Right Leads (with a good ROI)

Posted by in Marketing on February 22, 2016
Getting The Right Leads (with a good ROI)

You know who you’re targeting for qualified leads and what you want them to do, right? Oh, and you’re converting those qualified leads into sales at a good rate, and high return on investment? Good. Now, let’s talk about how to reach qualified leads to maximize your ROI. As simple as it sounds, the key […]

17 February

Lead Generation May Not Be Your Problem

Posted by in Marketing on February 17, 2016
Lead Generation May Not Be Your Problem

Prospects often call us because they want more leads; plain-and-simple. Most of the time, the quantity of leads isn’t the problem. After asking a few questions (using our patented client decoder), we find that they really want more ‘qualified’ leads (after all, why waste your time trying to sell people that have no likelihood of […]

1 February

Client Highlight: Sit On It

Posted by in Client Highlight on February 1, 2016
Client Highlight: Sit On It

A great (maybe the best) example we have of executing a marketing plan is a campaign we developed for ANOVA. Their marketing plan revealed that landscape architects were a prime target to grow their business. The tactic chosen was a simple (giant) cardboard chair (2 big pieces, two pegs) and delivered it in a giant […]

29 January

The Secret Sauce

Posted by in Marketing on January 29, 2016
The Secret Sauce

Having a marketing plan is a great first step (really, the only first step) to grow your business employing cost-effective marketing. But, it’s just a first step. Identifying the tactics that will deliver the fastest path to cash™ is crucial. Of course, flawless execution of the tactics comes next, but outside of dumb luck developing […]

19 January

Resolution #2: Follow Your Marketing Plan

Posted by in Marketing on January 19, 2016
Resolution #2: Follow Your Marketing Plan

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu – The Art of War Now that you’ve determined your marketing strategy, it’s essential to plan the tactics to help you reach your sales goal. This should seem like a logical next step, but most of […]

8 January

Resolution #1: Have a marketing plan

Posted by in Marketing on January 8, 2016
Resolution #1: Have a marketing plan

Remember paper calendars? It was always refreshing to start January with a clean slate. The fresh pad always smelled good, too. Like optimism, or something. Unfortunately, too many businesses start off their year with a blank calendar instead of a fleshed out marketing plan. FYI, that gives off the opposite of the smell of optimism. […]