EquiBrand Briefs provide practical tips for driving growth.
In our marketing strategy and brand consultancy work, we tend to emphasize “Upstream Marketing,” in helping companies develop effective growth strategies and plans. Here is a bit more information on how we define Upstream Marketing, its application and how it differs vs. Downstream Marketing.
Upstream Marketing […]
HubSpot is a leading marketing automation software provider that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. The company offers a number of potential benefits, including its all-in-one marketing and sales platform, a wealth of material on “inbound marketing,” and a free 30-day trial. […]
Creativity is an important cultural component for any organization looking to grow and expand. In truly innovative companies, creativity occurs naturally, every day, and is not concentrated within a particular function (e.g., Marketing or R&D) or relegated to certain times of […]
The strongest, most enduring brands and businesses result from a disciplined alignment of initiatives against marketplace requirements.
Obtaining deep customer insight is a critical component of successful marketing, and is often a source of competitive advantage. The most successful market-driven firms use a variety of techniques to gain this insight, often relying on non-traditional methods for obtaining deep insight into their customer. […]
Is your organization aligned with the underlying needs of your most important customers? Organizations must constantly monitor and anticipate changes in customer needs, with a deep understanding of customer “whys”. More often, organizations study the “whats” and the “hows” – what their customers are […]
Target marketing is one of the most important, though often overlooked, components in developing a sound marketing plan. Targeting recognizes the fact that most companies have limited resources and therefore, need to “place their bets” where they will yield the highest return.
Many companies are reluctant […]