Living and marketing in a new world

working from home
By Renee DeLaune   |   September 29, 2020

Since last February, it hasn’t been news to say that we’re living in a new world.

Some of this newness is obvious. Working from home. Less (if any) business travel. New safety precautions at physical business locations.

But there’s something else to consider—something that isn’t as obvious as physical change. And this is the way your business talks to your clients.

Marketing is different now

So as your company’s business returns to a new normal,

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Reach Out and Touch Someone (digitally of course)

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By Amy Valentine   |   May 7, 2020

Does your website have an easy way to engage with potential customers?

“A Call-to-Action (CTA) is the best way to get website visitors to interact with you,” says Jeff Rose, DeLaune’s SEO and website specialist.

A button saying something like Download White Paper, Call Now, or Contact Us for More Information will entice visitors into buying or sending you their contact information so they can turn into a lead.

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5 rules for sending the right message online

By Amy Valentine   |   January 16, 2020

Victoria Turk, a seasoned writer and editor for publications like Wired and Motherboard, has some sage advice about being polite in a place where courtesy sometimes seems like the exception: online. In email, or on social media, it’s easy to misread others, or to be misread.

The Golden Rule in full effect

Here are five concrete suggestions that not only might make people happier to read your emails (or texts,

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Avoid the zone-out zone: make live events work online

By Tim Lord   |   August 19, 2019

 When we asked clients and business allies about the marketing tactics that are working in 2019, they told us that live, in-person events are an invaluable source of leads—often the most valuable—whether they’re offering software, hardware, or services.

“But it’s not just a black and white question,” says Megan Tederick, Senior Manager, Product Marketing & Strategy for Cognizant. “‘Do digital events work for you,

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Getting the most from your live events

For direct connection to prospects and customers, nothing tops in-person live events.
By Tim Lord   |   July 26, 2019

In today’s digital world, your company’s website is an online billboard and storefront that’s open 24/7. In an ongoing survey with DeLaune clients and contacts, we found that many enterprises’ most valuable leads spring from live events.

One respondent noted that after taking part in this year’s RSA and CES conferences, her company “came away with some solid leads as well as an invitation to do a briefing for Gartner,” saying “[As] a start-up,

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Digital marketing assets: In-house or outsource?

By Tim Lord   |   March 12, 2019

At DeLaune, we specialize in creating benefit-driven digital marketing assets, and we pride ourselves on it. We’d be happy to help you craft a new infographic, a buyer’s guide, or a series of in-depth white papers.

But every organization has a different set of needs. So it makes sense to ask: Are you keeping the right parts of your message creation in-house? Are you taking advantage of outside teams when it makes the most sense?

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Digital marketing assets: Got Blogs? (Need help?)

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By Tim Lord   |   March 1, 2019

“A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.”

  • Alvy Singer, Annie Hall

A blog is a lot like a relationship—and it is one, in fact, even if it might seem awfully one-sided at times. What’s more, it’s a relationship that comes with a commitment problem,

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Confusion, ignorance, stupidity or fraud?

By Tim Lord   |   February 8, 2019

Imagine what would happen if you lost your most important work password—and everything it protected—with no chance of retrieval. Your data? Just “poof”—gone! How much would it cost your company? What if it were well over $100 million? Because that’s what just happened to Canadian crypto-currency exchange QuadrigaCX with the apparent death of its CEO, Gerald Cotten. A high price to pay for poor security practices.

A sad lesson

It’s clear that no one in the company instituted proper Identity Governance Administration (IGA) practices.

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Keeping private data private: Sometimes, it’s harder than rocket science

By Tim Lord   |   February 7, 2019

In late December of last year, the news emerged that on October 23rd, NASA had discovered a data breach that may have exposed personal data (such as Social Security numbers) associated with current and former NASA employees.

How does such a thing happen? The folks at NASA are smart and hardworking; they know how to make systems about as bullet-proof and reliable as any ever devised, and they’re no pushovers about IT security,

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Digital marketing asset risks: Churn, churn, churn  

By Amy Valentine   |   January 30, 2019

Friction.” “The game of telephone.” “Paralysis by analysis.” In a business context, they can all amount to the same things: frustration and delay.

For any marketing project involving more than one person—which is another way of saying for any and every project—it’s all too easy to get caught up in the churn. Creating digital marketing assets is no exception.

How to work more efficiently with your team

At DeLaune,

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