When I started out in marketing, I worried that I wasn’t extraverted enough, wasn’t fashionable and preferred a good book over a cocktail party.
Since then, marketing has changed and the ‘nerdier’ marketers are fast becoming the rock stars due to results they derive for their clients, and the ‘fashionable’ lot are seen more as events specialists or publicists. Now, that’s a stereotype, of course, but the gist of it is that things have changed over the past three decades and what was once considered to be ‘cool’ is no longer the case.
With competition in the job market rising every day, the value of getting experience in the industry has never been more crucial to a marketer’s career. Learning from textbooks and reciting endless amounts of theory is all well and good, but working in a team and under pressure for real-life clients is a very different deal.
Following increasing regulation around usage of user data and political concerns surrounding the power of big tech, many businesses are struggling to develop, measure and optimise their strategies to develop sophisticated and data rich strategies like they used to.
As we move into the year of 2021, it’s time to ensure that you have all the insights to allow your business every opportunity to succeed. Marketing can be hard with so many moving parts and it is vital to get it right, so you can move in a positive direction. To help your business, here is a list of the top tips for B2B Marketing for 2021.
Marketing is an ever-changing, ever-developing industry, with new channels appearing and new ways to market your brand cropping up all the time. Because of the industry’s rapidly evolving nature, marketing teams and departments need someone who can right the ship, keep everyone on track and execute the business’s marketing strategy. They need a marketing manager.
As I woke up on January 1, 2021, at 4.59a.m. I could feel myself breathe a sigh of relief. Finally, it is a new day, in a new year, and everything that came before that moment no longer holds me or anyone else down.
Like many, 2020 was my second least favourite year, just marginally behind the year before where I said goodbye to my dog.
During the year, I struggled. I wasn’t alone, but at times I actually was, both physically and mentally. Like many entrepreneurs, I was challenged with not only my own life, but the lives of those around me.