Digital Marketing

Built for the unique qualities of professional services firms.

By 2020, Gartner estimates that customers will manage 85% of their relationship with an enterprise without interacting with a human.

Marketing is a conversation and 60+% of that conversation is taking place online before a prospect even calls you.

According to Scott Brinker at chiefmartec.com who tracks digital marketing technologies: Approximately 150 digital marketing solutions existed in 2011. In 2017, he identified 5,381—a 39% increase over 2016.

The web has flipped the buyer-seller relationship. It is a buyer’s market and digital technologies are designed to enable firms to meet potential clients where they are in their buying cycle.

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of global search controlled by Google

Number of Google searches per minute

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of customers say that technology makes it easier to switch brands than ever

“If you have more money than brains, you should focus on Outbound Marketing. If you have more brains than money, you should focus on Inbound Marketing.”

Guy Kawasaki

Digital marketing enables A conversation; it is not THE conversation.

Digital marketing is an umbrella term for all of your online marketing efforts, including websites, SEO, analytics, social media and mobile. It is a powerful and mandatory approach to modern marketing. It is evolving so quickly that even experts, like Brinker, are wrestling to stay abreast of what is happening.

The one thing that remains unchanged in this relationship-building world is the criteria that buyers use when selecting a professional services firm. Clients still demand expertise, proven results, and firms with whom they find it easy to work.

Not pulling it all together is dabbling.

Firms need to be astute, nimble and focused when it comes to digital marketing.

The internet is awash with digital marketing “experts.” Many of these gurus are nothing more that fast-talking tech jockeys with a one-size-fits-all approach.

I was at the forefront of digital marketing with top professional services firms and industry founders—Aprimo, Marketo and Eloqua. I understand strategy, client relationship management, thought leadership development (“content” is NOT synonymous), the complex sale, and unique structural characteristics of professional services firms.

The dude is really good! David Ryan

Managing Partner, Gray Matters Group

My digital marketing strategies use the relevant marketing technologies for your firm, industry, culture, investment, and strategy.

Prudent Pedal is a HubSpot partner and the HubSpot platform is the foundation of our primary marketing stack for growing firms. HubSpot invented inbound marketing, is the industry leader, and is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving martech industry.

A firm underperforms its growth potential until it gets focused on its growth priorities.

Having limited marketing resources means having to make difficult choices about where to invest.

Not choosing leads to dabbling in marketing; squandering your growth investments, and putting your firm at a competitive disadvantage.

PODCAST: Responding to the Threat of Content Marketing

In Episode 3, Responding to the Threat of Content Marketing, Jason and I tackle the approaches professional services firms can use—must use—to defend themselves from the SaaS onslaught and the commodification of "proprietary" intellectual capital. Most firms think of...

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Introducing the Rattle and Pedal podcast

Does the world really need another podcast? It does if it confronts the “BS of Professional Services.”   That’s exactly what Jason Mlicki of Rattleback and I are doing with our new podcast, Rattle & Pedal™, conceived last year and launching today Jason and I refused...

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How to Identify Your Ideal Client

If you want to grow faster, If you want to be more profitable, If you want to differentiate your company, If you want to deliver exceptional service, If you want to take the single action that would have the greatest impact on your firm, then, you need to Identify...

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