The end of companies as we know them?

Some people claim that business and society has been undergoing a significant transformation for the last 10 years. Others claim that this is always ongoing, mostly in small steps which we adjust to without much fuzz. Regardless, it is relevant to ask ourselves how companies will operate in the future. Are we at the beginning of the end of companies as we know them?

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Analytics and culture

Anyone in marketing and sales today realise the need to make educated decisions based on data, but few manage to get to a point where ambition becomes reality. Resources are added, investments are made, but one important component tends to be overlooked, the one thing that ultimately determine success: A metric driven culture. 

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How to reallocate budget from outbound to inbound marketing activities

When implementing a greater proportion of inbound activities in the marketing activity plan there is often new requirements not only on the marketing department but also on other parts of the organisation. In order to deal with this efficiently, these requirements need to be part of your budgeting process. Here is some advice on how to proceed.

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How should I allocate my marketing budget?

What is a reasonable budget, and how should I spend it to achieve maximum ROI? This question is on top of most CMO:s agendas. Here we share some fresh insights on marketing budget allocation.

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Game changer for internal communication coming up!

There will be an internal game changer in some companies 2016! Internal communication may actually start to improve drastically. To be honest I am not really as certain as the headline suggests, but let's agree to refer to this post as a pretty good guess, or just what I hope will happen!

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Save the date: Inbound Marketing Day 2015

It's time to save the date for Inbound Marketing Day 2015.

Zooma will host the second annual Inbound Marketing Day in Gothenburg on November 12th. The event was a huge success last year so we have decided to do a full day seminar this year. The event is for sales, marketing and communications professionals and it focuses on sharing insights into effective marketing that delivers real results and generates a steady stream of business leads.

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What really matters during Agency selection?

You’re sitting at the Marketing Communications Department. Within that responsibility, what do you expect from your partners? The simple answer should be - the same as is expected from you. To be really successful with your business partners, start with the strategic foundation. Here is a way to approach the challenge:

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How to Build an Inbound Marketing Team

A while back we had the opportunity to sit down and listen to Mike Volpe, CMO at HubSpot, and hear his thoughts on how to build an inbound marketing team. This is a summary of the presentation he gave at the time.

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A quote by Brian Halligan

Quote by Brian Halligan, HubSpot CEO

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“The way I think about culture is that modern humans have radically changed the way that they work and the way that they live. Companies need to change the way they manage and lead to match the way that modern humans actually work and live. We’re trying to re-craft culture in a way that really matches that. I think that 99% of companies are kind of stuck in the ‘90s when it comes to their culture.”

 

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CRM - Is the need to understand the customer more urgent than ever?

For a moment I had a thought that the header of this post should be the only content in this post…

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A Marketing department: A room with three views

Quite recently, in a typical marketing department of a typical company, three people had a discussion about a product launch campaign. There was Jolene, the company’s 27 years old budding talent, Michelle, the hyper efficient doer in her forties who never lost track of anything, and there was Dan, a company alderman who had been in charge of many of the companies campaigns over the years.

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