12 Experts Reveal Six Criteria to Choosing a CMS

All companies use some type of content management system (CMS) whether they realize it or not. In fact, it’s often an integral tool across teams. It may go by the name of Wordpress, MODX, Drupal or Joomla, but the goal behind these CMS platforms is to help make managing content easier. Then why is it [...]

We “Cans” Do It Community Service

Arketi’s annual day of service… and sports The Arketi team recently embarked on our annual community service day – and it was one to remember. We joined TAG for the 2016 Day of Service. Geared up and ready for action in our matching red t-shirts, we arrived at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The food [...]

Mixology Monday: Beating the Heat with Barketi

Well, after 3 months at Arketi, I was finally called up to the show. Leading a huge client pitch? Bringing in new business? None of the above. Instead, what I’m referring to is being tapped to handle the monthly Barketi. While this appeared to be a simple task, I soon realized that I had the job of coming [...]

Smart People Saying Smart Stuff Part 3: Jason Cooper

So far, our Smart People Saying Smart Stuff series has shown us the components to effective media relations and creating content people care about. For part three, we discussed a topic that many of us struggle with: creating a proficient online marketing platform. For many marketing teams out there, a nimble platform is something we all […]

Why Your Website Design Sucks: Where’s The Flow?

Design your website with a purpose Every website has a purpose. That purpose can be to sell products like Amazon, or the purpose can be to inform like Wikipedia. In the case of B2B marketers, that purpose is typically to generate leads. So if every site has a purpose, then every page on that site should support […]

Smart People Saying Smart Stuff Part 2: Justin Grimsley

In part one of our Smart People Saying Smart Stuff series, we met with Jen Martin to discuss some key components of effective media relations. Now, we’re turning our attention to creating engaging content. For this, we brought in our buddy Justin Grimsley, manager of corporate communications for Airwatch, a VMware company. Justin discussed a [...]

Smart People Saying Smart Stuff Part 1: Jen Martin

Smart People Saying Smart Stuff Having smart and talented friends is one of life’s richest rewards. Fortunately, here at Arketi we have quite a few friends who fit both criteria. So to sharpen our PR and marketing game, we’ve invited several of these folks to stop in and share some insight with us in a [...]

B2B Technology Buying Roles By Generation and Buying Cycle

How do B2B Tech Buyers Decide What to Purchase? By the end of the year, Millennials are set to overtake Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the U.S. And by 2017, their spending power is expected to overtake that of Gen X and Baby Boomers. No longer the annoying younger brother, Millennials are [...]

How Open is Your Organization?

If I were to ask you, “how open is your organization?” odds are, you would immediately think of your office layout, right? Cubes versus offices? Sure, that’s one way to go. But what if “open” is how you describe your office culture? At a recent Technology Executives Roundtable event, I was lucky enough to hear [...]

Corporate Marketer in an Agency World – Corporate vs. Agency

My name is Dan Earle and I'm a corporate marketer who now works at an agency. Wait what? How did this happen? Corporate vs. Agency I always thought I was destined to stay in the corporate marketing world, using my skills to grow a single brand into something amazing from the inside. How did I [...]

5 Must-Have Technologies for Marketers

Update on the marketing technology landscape In preparing for next week’s Geek Out on Marketing Technology event here in Atlanta, I started thinking more about how crazy the martech landscape has grown over the past few years.  Five years ago we all shook our heads when Scott Brinker published his first marketing technology landscape visual.  […]

There’s no such thing as bad publicity

Recently a good friend of the agency, entrepreneur David Cummings, published a blog post on P.T. Barnum’s 20 Rules for Making Money that got me thinking. Every PR person knows P.T. Barnum, the founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus and a proven American showman and businessman, is widely credited with the expression, “There's no such [...]

The Secrets to Email Marketing [Infographic]

For many marketers, email marketing has become equivalent to the hammer in the carpenter’s tool belt. It’s a staple; something that we have come to rely on as a day-to-day necessity. However, this hasn’t always been the case. Long before email’s time in the spotlight, B2B and B2C marketers relied on two primary methods for direct marketing outreach: […]

Arketi Toasts Winter Goodbye

Farewell winter! In attempt to celebrate the end of winter, I wanted to make a warm, comforting drink – which had to be mulled cider. Double Spiced Mulled Cider. The extra comfort comes from not one, but two liquors. In fact, this is one of those recipes that is easy to eyeball and adjust to [...]

Marketing to Millennials

I recently came across the following chart on consumer purchasing preferences, courtesy of MarketingSherpa, and was struck by the stark contrast in behavior between millennials (typically age 15-35) and boomers (typically age 51-69). Yes, I know the way of the world is changing, especially when it comes to social media usage and online advertising. But [...]

18 Expert Insights: B2B Marketing Predictions for 2016 [List]

Is this the year of comebacks or new innovation? According to some of the top B2B marketers, there are 3 marketing strategies marketers are including in their annual plans. 1. Personalization As the number of marketing tools continues to grow and data becomes more accessible, personalization will be critical to getting customers’ attention in 2016. […]

Mixology Monday: Making Your Winter Dreams Come True

Oh the weather outside is frightful. Ok, it may be an unnaturally warm Monday in December, but nothing can stop Team Arketi from toasting to the winter holidays. This mixology Monday we’re mixing up a cold batch of Winter Dreams also known as "Christmas in a Cup." As you venture home for the holidays or [...]

2016 Economic Predictions

This week I heard Dr. Donald Ratajczak, consulting economist and Regents Professor Emeritus of Economics at Georgia State University, speak about the 2016 economic forecast to a group of CEOs and CFOs at the December Technology Executives Roundtable meeting. Given everything that’s happening on a national and global front, this was a great event to [...]

The Best Place to Network

Perfecting the art of networking takes time, requiring you to create your own style and method. With each occasion different from the next, you’ll have events where you know people and others where you don’t know anyone. For some networkers, it’s not easy to attend an event with a room full of strangers. For others, […]

Final Fantasy Football – Week 8

While our Fantasy Football brackets have been in motion for the past few weeks, we wanted to share an inside look at the friendly competition between our FF newbies and veterans. Enjoy!   Folks, let me tell you what a good week looks like. In the past week, J.K. Rowling announced she was penning a […]

Account-Based Marketing: 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid

Listen to the podcast or read along!   1) Failing to set expectations Connecting the dots between marketing and sales around the account list, contact names, titles and overall approach in an account-based marketing strategy should be a no-brainer.  But the effort impacts other parts of the organization too,  as it may produce a disruption […]

Barketi – Old Fashioned

As a marketing and PR firm staking its claim on high technology, we’re often fixated on the future. However, there’s great power in reflection…and what better way to reflect than with an Old Fashioned in hand. For this month’s Mixology Monday, the Arketi team broke out the Bulleit, queued up a little Frank Sinatra and […]

Print is not dead….

Do you prefer to read print or digital magazines? Another great article by Jack Loechner, editor of The Center for Media Research's daily Research Brief. In this one, he sheds some light on a new study that finds print magazine outnumber digital magazine reads 2 to 1. While looking at consumer reading habits, B2B marketers should [...]

Mixology Monday – Raspberry Mojito

Summer is a time to enjoy summer fruity flavors, bold colors and time with co-workers; at least that’s how we like to enjoy a cocktail at Arketi. During August’s #MixologyMonday, barketi opened to “shake up” a good time with the raspberry mojito. Pulling in a summer berry and refreshing mint, along with a few other […]