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 Do your users have to sift through years of outdated materials to find a marketing piece that matches their current needs? Are new materials going unused simply because users can’t find them amidst the volumes of outdated assets?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: 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

What Is Marketing Operations and Why Is It Important?

Feb 03, 2021


 

Marketing Operations emerged in 2000, driven by rising pressure on marketing to provide greater efficiency, transparency and accountability. The function was officially recognized by analyst firm IDC in 2005 (source: MarTech Advisor).

 

Since that time, the Marketing Operations function has evolved and expanded, with wide ranging responsibility, from aligning IT, marketing and sales, to strategic planning and budgeting, process development, professional development, and marketing systems and data.

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Tags: MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing operations, Competitive advantage, marketing data analytics, customer data management, marketing data

Marketing and HR: Collaborating on Recruiting and Brand Success

Jan 30, 2020

The national unemployment rate was 3.5% in December, a fifty-year low. Sounds like good news, right? For employers, low unemployment means fewer individuals applying for job vacancies. So, it’s no surprise that recruiting is one of the top challenges businesses face in 2020.

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

Internal Relationships: A Key to Bank Marketing’s Strategic Impact

Oct 28, 2019

Imagine trying to recruit top marketing talent without the help of HR, or implementing a new CRM system without the skills and abilities of your IT department. To be effective, marketing needs to be supported by a strong network of internal partnerships.

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Tags: bank marketing, financial services, MRM, marketing strategy, marketing technology, marketing resource management, relationship-building, strategic bank marketing

Fostering a Corps of Active Brand Promoters

Sep 10, 2019

Word-of-mouth referrals and recommendations are the currency of business success today. More than ever, they are key to establishing trust and building awareness. According to Nielsen, 83% of consumers say they either completely or somewhat trust recommendations from family, colleagues, and friends about products and services, making them a powerful resource to amplify your message.  

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Tags: marketing process optimization, bank marketing, brand advocacy, MRM, marketing technology, Insurance Marketing, marketing resource management, local marketing, local marketing automation, franchise, franchise local marketing

Where Are Bank Marketing Teams Spending Too Much Time?

Aug 27, 2019

Today’s technology helps us address our goals of working smarter, faster and better. But even with the latest innovations, are there activities that Marketing continues to spend too much time on? And are these activities getting in the way of Marketing’s ability to contribute strategically to the organization?

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Tags: marketing process optimization, bank marketing, bank marketing compliance, MRM, marketing strategy, marketing technology, marketing resource management, CRM, strategic bank marketing, market research

Marketing Resource Management - How to Ensure a Successful Implementation

Aug 16, 2018

Today’s marketers are increasingly adopting marketing resource management (MRM) solutions to help them manage a number of core use cases, from ensuring brand consistency and content localization to budget and workflow management.

As a considered investment, due diligence is essential for finding the right MRM technology partner for your organization. In addition to evaluating MRM software capabilities, think about what happens after you make your selection. How will the solution be implemented and supported?

Following are some suggested measures to help ensure a successful MRM implementation.

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Tags: MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing technology buyer's guides

What Criteria Really Matter When Buying Marketing Software & Services?

Mar 29, 2018

In the current issue of Harvard Business Review, a team of experts from Bain & Company presents an analysis of B2B client data that offers insights into what matters most to B2B buyers of business products and services. A framework emerged from their research – a pyramid which organizes 40 fundamental “elements of value” within five categories. At the bottom of the pyramid is table stakes, followed by functional value, ease of doing business, individual value and inspirational value.

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Tags: technology, MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, martech, marketing technology buyer's guides

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