How Your Marketing Systems Add Value to Franchise Development

Jan 23, 2023

Buying a franchise can be a life-changing decision. So, it’s not surprising that prospective franchisees look at a variety of criteria when evaluating their potential investment in a franchise business. As franchise marketing leader and Social Geek podcast host Jack Monson explains, “They are not just buying a job – they are buying their future.”

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Tags: marketing ROI, brand consistency, MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing operations, growth, franchise marketing software, franchise local marketing, franchise marketing

Why Now May Be the Time to Build a Centralized Marketing Operation

Dec 14, 2022

Did the pandemic reveal areas within your organization that were, or are, in need of restructuring in order to build greater resilience or to develop capacity for future growth? If so, you most certainly are not alone. According to a report from Gartner titled, The Future of Marketing Organizations: Rethink Marketing’s Organizational Structures and Responsibilities, the recent period of disruption has influenced CMOs to centralize their marketing organizations to alleviate operational problems and grow their teams.

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Tags: marketing process optimization, bank marketing, brand consistency, MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing operations, agile marketing, scale local marketing, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources, multi-brand marketing

Does Your Marketing Portal UX Make More Work for Marketing and Frontline Users?

Nov 16, 2022

What do your end users really think about your organization’s approach to marketing resource management? Even without explicit feedback, you can gauge their level of satisfaction by whether or not they use the marketing materials you create for them, or by how many questions or special requests you receive about your marketing resources.

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Tags: bank marketing, employee engagement, MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing operations, risk management, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources, multi-brand marketing

How to Avoid Getting Stuck With an Unmanageable Marketing System

Oct 05, 2022

My colleague Martha France recently wrote about how marketing organizations are being asked to do more than ever to contribute to operational effectiveness company-wide. This expanded role requires investments in talent and advanced, often complex, software systems. Choosing the right marketing technology for your organization is essential, but it’s only part of the equation. How you staff, configure and manage these systems correlates directly with the value your organization derives from the technology, which ultimately impacts competitive advantage and the return on your investment.

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Tags: marketing ROI, bank marketing, marketing budget, MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing operations, risk management, marketing resource management investment, Competitive advantage, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources

Family Ties: How Multi-Brand Franchisors Leverage Marketing Resource Management

Apr 26, 2022

Multi-brand franchising is on the rise. Experts estimate more than half of all franchise units in the U.S. are owned by either multi-unit or multi-brand franchisees. Franchisors are strategically developing new complementary brands and acquiring brands in adjacent industries to build brand families that diversify and synergize their franchise businesses.

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Tags: MRM, marketing resource management, franchise local marketing, franchise marketing, marketing portal, Restaurant marketing, home services marketing, multi-brand marketing, cross-selling, co-branding

How Your Marketing Portal Can Support Menu Flexibility During Unpredictable Times

Mar 30, 2022

Stephen Covey, the bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, once said, “If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty.” I’m not sure that even Mr. Covey could have envisioned just how uncertain things would become.

Indeed, those in the restaurant business are managing through unprecedented uncertainty every day. In a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association, 96% of restaurant operators said they experienced supply delays or shortages of key food or beverage items in recent months.

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Tags: MRM, marketing resource management, franchise local marketing, franchise marketing, marketing portal, Restaurant marketing, menu flexibility, location profile management

What is Marketing Asset Management?

Oct 21, 2021

Marketing asset management is software that enables marketers to efficiently and effectively deploy and manage approved, locally customizable marketing assets across their distributed organizations.

Marketers have a tough job to do – particularly in distributed organizations. Managing all the materials for marketing campaigns, events, programs and sales teams across multiple regions can have you running in circles. To accomplish marketing goals and maintain sanity, effective marketing asset management is essential.

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Tags: bank marketing, brand consistency, MRM, marketing resource management, marketing asset management, streamline marketing, distributed marketing, marketing portal, marketing resource management best practices

How Marketing and HR Can Team Up to Overcome Recruiting and Hiring Challenges

Oct 01, 2021

We’ve all seen the headlines – job openings in the U.S. are at a record high. According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers nationwide are struggling to fill more than 9.2 million job openings. The events of 2020 have created an unusual workforce environment, marked simultaneously by higher unemployment and a labor shortage.

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Tags: corporate culture, human resources, collaboration, MRM, marketing technology, customer experience, marketing resource management, brand experience, recruiting

Tips for Keeping Your Marketing Portal Fresh

Jul 28, 2021

Be honest… is your marketing resource management (MRM) system (marketing portal) in need of the Marie Kondo tidying up treatment? Do your users have to sift through years of outdated materials to find a marketing piece that matches their current needs? Are new materials going unused simply because users can’t find them amidst the volumes of outdated assets?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to declutter your marketing portal and put some simple processes in place to easily keep things fresh moving forward.

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Tags: bank marketing, MRM, marketing resource management, streamline marketing, distributed marketing, marketing portal, marketing resource management best practices

5 Ways to Structure Campaign Execution for Distributed Marketing

May 26, 2021

Technology has made it easier than ever for distributed organizations to execute marketing campaigns at the local level. With marketing resource management (MRM) systems, programs can be centrally managed by corporate marketing to maintain control over things like brand standards, custom requests, messaging, regulatory compliance, and approvals, while also empowering local teams to customize campaigns to provide greater relevance to their local customers.

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Tags: bank marketing, campaign management, marketing campaign, MRM, marketing technology, Insurance Marketing, marketing resource management, local marketing, distributed marketing, franchise marketing

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