From Buyers to Believers
We’ve all read articles on marketing and client service comparing the cost of keeping an existing customer to the cost of acquiring a new one. Across almost every industry, new customers cost more than old ones – so customer satisfaction, as a means to retention, is “job one” for most businesses. In recent years, the […]
68 Best B2B Social Media Tools
Is your B2B company working social media? You should be. Social isn’t “just for the youngins,” anymore. With their impressive demographic data you can target, social media is a powerful B2B tool to leverage in your marketing arsenal, and we know the best ones!
How Much Money Should You Spend for a Good PR Firm?
What’s Good PR Worth? How much a company should spend on a PR firm is a matter of great debate. Unfortunately there’s no official rule of thumb, but there are many things you can take into account before bringing on a PR firm to manage your media relations efforts Factors to consider include Company revenue […]
[Infographic] Exciting fintech data on consumer behavior trends
From mobile payment options at your favorite eateries to instant peer-to-peer (P2P) payments with friends, the advances in financial technology are impacting how consumers and businesses interact with one another. But navigating through the latest payment options, FinTech trends and tech tools impacting the customer experience doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. We’ve compiled the top FinTech need-to-knows curated […]
[List] Exciting web design trends to look for in 2017
The Web is a curious beast. How the Web looks and functions is perpetually dictated by how audiences consume content. It’s no secret that more online content is being consumed on phones and tablets. And the need to have content and functionality for any size screen has had a profound affect on web design. B2B […]
Evolving media expert shares how to optimize headlines for search
Smart People Saying Smart Stuff Part 7: Serena Ehrlich Over the past year, we’ve discussed the imminent collision of Search and PR. A year later, we’re experiencing the effects of that merger and were eager to learn about best practices on how to optimize headlines for search. So we turned to one of the best evolving media […]
Georgi Gullia Shares Insights on Startup Funding
Smart People Saying Smart Stuff Part 6: Georgi Gullia Startup investing. It’s a sexy space to play in, if you have the cash to do so. However, it’s not the most intuitive environment to those looking from the outside-in. Amidst all the terminology (angel, seed, etc.), many startups may feel like identifying their funding states […]
The AI-powered email? It’s closer than you think
If there has been one clearly emerging trend in 2016, it has been the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) driving business technologies. With AI-powered solutions solving problems in areas including search, service management, lead generation and data trends, AI is posed to continue to change the way we do business, and marketing is no exception. […]
Smart People Saying Smart Stuff 5: Dawn Brun
Arketi’s “Smart People Saying Smart Stuff” series is going strong, and our recent session with Dawn Brun kept up the momentum as we dove into data storytelling. Round five followed previous conversations on media relations, creating content people care about, ensuring you have a proficient online marketing platform, and social media marketing for software. Dawn, director of communications for Cardlytics, […]
Meet the Media: Kiki Roeder
We recently hosted Kiki Roeder, current editor-in-chief of Hypepotamus, for a Meet the Media lunch and learn at Arketi. Kiki stopped by to share some Pad Thai with us and discuss her passion for Atlanta’s technology community. She was also kind enough to pass along tips for budding technology startups looking to score coveted coverage on […]
[Video] How to Give a Great Presentation in 9 Easy Words
Video Transcript: All communications professionals are called to give presentations from time to time, and for many, the prospect can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be hard. The secret to a great presentation can be summed up in nine simple words. The first three words are, “Have a conversation.” Think of your presentation […]
Are You Marketing or Selling to Your Leads?
Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta event that featured a panel of experts discussing how automation is driving sales, growth and strategy. While the evening featured a bevy of great information, what really got my attention was a comment made by Salesfusion’s CEO, Carol O’Kelley. According to Carol, […]
A Delicious 5 Ingredient Mojito to Beat The Heat [Recipe]
Mixology Monday, where Arketians enjoy a delicious cocktail on a Monday. Or maybe we have a cocktail because it’s Monday. Do we really need an excuse to enjoy a cocktail? It’s my first time hosting barketi’s Mixology Monday and heard through the grape vines a client may drop by, so the pressure was on. Why […]
Smart People Saying Smart Stuff Part 4: Tyrone Webb, Jr.
As a continuation of our Smart People Saying Smart Stuff series, Arketians were fortunate to have a member of SAP’s global social media marketing team, Tyrone Webb, Jr., join us. For the lunch-n-learn, he shared his insights into the software world. Tyrone’s talk comes after hearing about media relations, creating content people care about and [...]
Brooks Robinson of Springbot Shares Entrepreneurial Tips
Entrepreneurship, Culture and Marketing Brooks Robinson is no stranger to Arketi Group, starting new ventures or to small businesses. Robinson, the co-founder and CEO of Springbot, is a long-time friend and client (twice now) who is sharing spot on advice to other entrepreneurs. Recently named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2016 Best Places to Work, Robinson […]
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 [...]