Marketing? Who Needs It?

It’s a no brainer that marketing is the least important department in the C-suite. They’re like the appendix or the wisdom teeth of the body - useless, take up too much space, and cost a fortune to maintain or remove. With their booze and their boisterous personalities, it’s no use funding a department that makes strategic decisions solely based on fluffy, unsubstantial metrics.

If you’re still on the fence and find “value” in marketing, below is just the beginning of what is an endless list of unforgivable and unnecessary burdens marketing bestows on companies. Here is why marketing is ruining your business…

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5 Tips to Prepare Marketers for an Annual Performance Review

Whether you are a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), a content marketing manager, or social media specialist, you are going to have an annual review with your superior.

This is an opportunity for self reflection and professional development: Are you meant for this job? Are you meant for this company? Are you meeting expectations? Are you exceeding them?

Here are five tips to keep in mind when preparing for an annual performance review…

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CTA - SEO - PPC - WTF??? 16 Marketing Agency Acronyms You Need to Know

Between the APIs, ROIs, and BOPUS mumbo jumbo, there is a lot going on in the marketing world. But instead of saying TTYL (talk to you later) and leaving you guessing about these mysterious phrases, we are here to demystify the masses.

Here are the most important acronyms you need to know in the agency world.

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Clients and Agencies Should Embrace “The Challenger Sale"

As a part of the AgencySparks vetting process, we interview agencies to determine the health of their current or past relationships. Over the course of 45 sets of interviews conducted, we have found a reoccurring theme - agencies who are “order takers” tend to have weaker client relationships.

Agencies need to become challengers in order to offer their client’s the best solutions.

The Challenger Sale Approach, which is based off of Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamsons book “The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation,” is a method to help salespeople (or agencies) build healthy relationships with clients by challenging them.

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