An effective inbound marketing campaign includes many moving parts. From coordinating assets to managing workflows, there’s nothing worse than a talented team that gets bottlenecked by inefficient project management.

To remedy the headaches inherent to complex project management, the production team at Elevator Agency implemented an Agile Marketing framework. Fortunately, Elevator learned that Agile and Scrum principles support their ability to generate highly qualified leads for their clients.

Check out the 5 ways that Agile Marketing will help the success of your next inbound marketing campaign…

Practice for a crisis? It sounds counterintuitive…Yet, practicing for a crisis could mean the difference between a hiccup and a disaster. Amid the recent controversies that have troubled various political and corporate organizations, it is evident a crisis plan is more than a good idea, it’s necessary!

David Oates offers 4 suggestions for crisis practice… Will you be ready if a crisis hits?

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Are you getting the most value from your leads? If your marketing and sales teams are not working together the answer to the aforementioned question is “maybe”, at best. In this post, Jaime Nacach asks you to reconsider your organization’s lead generation strategy: What will marketing and sales alignment achieve for your company? Do you have an efficient marketing automation process? Read on to receive actionable recommendations that will help your organization take lead generation to the next level…

With the right sales investment and CRM product, your company can maximize sales activities. Professionals who use this technology can do twice or three times the work of professionals who solely rely on old-school prospecting methods. Companies that invest in and strategically use CRM systems can monitor marketing activities, assign value to marketing and sales activities, and measure true ROI. Have you maximized your CRM to improve your bottomline?

In today’s world, to succeed in content marketing, you must go far beyond your company’s website and blog. Inbound marketers already know the importance of meeting their consumers where they are at… And now, they are doing it with decentralized content. Decentralized content distribution can enhance online visibility and future-proof your business. Learn more with Frank Cowell’s tips.

Inbound marketing is coming out ahead of outbound marketing – inbound marketing is often less expensive and more impactful than outbound. While inbound marketing is at its peak, many businesses still rely on outbound marketing practices. Have you adopted an inbound marketing strategy? Whether you answered “yes” or “no”, Frank Cowell offers surprising trends and three steps to a savvy inbound marketing approach you won’t want to miss…

Whether they like it or not, marketing and sales teams must work together to support the bottomline of their company. An effective way to break down silos between marketing and sales and improve ROI is by creating a service level agreement. SLAs commonly support vendor relationships, but they can enhance in-house activities, too. Frank Cowell outlines how to create a SLA and tips for improving marketing and sales collaboration.

David Oates attended the U.S. Defense Information School (DINFOS) in the mid-90s, before the proliferation of social media. There, he received a valuable piece of advice: “Don’t say anything you don’t want running on the front page of the New York Times!”. Over 20 years later, David still follows this advice… Today, he applies it to his social media messaging and he encourages you to do the same!