What Happens if You Don’t Have a Marketing Plan?

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A while back we went into the reasons why you should formalize a strategic marketing plan. But what happens if you don’t have a marketing plan? Symptoms 1. Reactive and Disorganized Efforts Without a documented plan, your marketing activities become reactive and disorganized. Switching your priorities every week (or every day!) leads to a lot […]

6 Common Myths About Pitching to Investors

There is an overwhelming amount of information about what it takes to make a “successful” pitch deck. With the help of three experts, we can help you wade through all the disinformation on what investors respond to. We’ll cover common misconceptions, how to prioritize, what makes a compelling presentation, and the most frequent mistakes we’ve […]

Pitch Deck Best Practices

Your pitch deck is the crown jewel of your fundraising efforts. As a startup founder, it can be difficult to distill your entire journey, along with your hopes for the future, into a single conversation. However, telling a compelling story is essential to ensure potential investors want to know more. A pitch deck that is […]

Social Media Marketing: A Worthy Investment

As a business owner or entrepreneur, you most likely know who your customers are. But do you know where they are? At least 80 percent of business owners just like you are using platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram to reach their customers.

The Biggest Website Mistakes B2B Companies Make

B2B company websites can be powerful tools for prospect generation… if you know what you’re doing. As a fractional CMO team, Gladiator has improved dozens of websites. These are the top issues we come across again and again no matter the industry: Designed with no user journey in mind Lack of transparency for sales process  […]

Why Should You Formalize Your Strategic Marketing Plan?

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In the same way that companies seek to understand the needs of their clients so that they can deliver the most useful solutions, the purpose of a Strategic Marketing Plan is to understand the goals of a company and prepare the company’s foundation for growth. That growth cannot, and will not, happen efficiently without internal […]

Social Media During a Pandemic

The pandemic has changed the way we work and communicate with one another. Some industries have been working from home, others are deemed essential, and everyone is spending more time on social media. Add on nationwide protests and constant coronavirus updates and we are more tethered to our screens than ever before. Engaging with your […]

Email Marketing Best Practices You Need in Your Battle Plan for Success

Email marketing is a cost effective tool in your arsenal to communicate your products and services to a wide range of consumers. Even so, if not done well you could be missing out on better ROI as well as wasting your time and money. In this article you will find email marketing best practices to […]

How to Improve Your Email Marketing Program in 6 Easy Steps

Email is still a valuable marketing channel, but most companies struggle with lists that aren’t performing as well as they would like. Often this is because the list is full of contacts that are several years old and have stopped engaging with emails. Conducting a re-engagement campaign is an easy and important way to keep […]

Why Gladiator Consulting Is A Better CMO Than I Will Ever Be

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There’s an old saying about being a “Jack of all trades, but a master of none.” I have come to find a slightly different saying to be more accurate: A Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. Unknown The needs of small businesses are diverse […]