Years ago when I was consulting for startups, I created something I called “A Startup Marketing Framework“. I used it mainly as a tool to describe the kinds of things that I could help folks with. Startups found it useful and it is still a popular piece of content on this site. Last week I had […]
I gave a talk a few weeks ago at OneEleven in Toronto. The audience was mainly early stage startups looking to learn a bit more about marketing and sales. I covered some of what I consider to be the bedrock underlying principles of building a revenue or growth engine for an early stage startup. You […]
Startups often struggle with how they should market and sell their offerings. In my opinion great startup marketing and sales starts with a deep understanding of these 2 things
Marketing messages and value propositions are notoriously difficult to create for startups. Startup founders have a tendency to focus too much on features and not enough on the value those features deliver. They also often spend too much time talking about features that don’t really differentiate them from their competitors or are simply irrelevant for […]
Startups often don’t consider the journey that the buyer goes through when they are doing their marketing content planning. This sheatsheet will help get you started.
The definitive list of all of the things that a senior startup marketer is responsible for.
Are startup marketers getting smarter than their big company counterparts? At a time when marketing is rapidly changing, smaller agile companies are adjusting faster.
This presentation is from a startup marketing workshop I gave this week. The deck covers how startup marketers can design a marketing plan and programs in a more strategic and less tactical way to address the 3 root causes of bad marketing.
Great marketing is based on a solid understanding of target customers. Here I’ve shared a customer worksheet that I’ve used in the past to help me track what is known and not known about my target buyers that I use as a foundation for building a marketing plan.
Most startup marketing plans are useless static documents. Here’s how to build a marketing plan that’s a dynamic operational blueprint for the marketing team.