5 Statistics You Should Know Before Hosting Your Next Virtual Event

Since the beginning of 2020, organizations had no choice other than to pivot to virtual events. Today virtual events are still holding strong as we prepare for a post-pandemic world.  There are different types of virtual events you can hold based on your ...Read more

Top Reasons You Need A Managed Marketing Service & Common Questions

The one constant in business is change. And as companies navigate market shifts by adjusting product offerings and business strategies, their marketing organizations need to respond rapidly with innovative programs that drive interest and sales....Read more

Managed Marketing Service: An Innovative Marketing Team Solution

Every business goes through natural cycles, whether they are driven by the market or changes in business strategy. Evaluation of a marketing team’s skills and effectiveness are common during these transitions. The modern marketing department should be able to ...Read more

What Happens When Your Webinar Moderator Cancels Last Minute

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How A Global In-Person Event Went Virtual And Stayed Engaging

A Content Operations Manager’s Perspective On The Shift Content Operations Managers stepped into 2020 just as optimistic as the rest of us. They were excited about the new year, ready to tackle new challenges and drive new strategies for their growing ...Read more

The VP/Director of Marketing Field Guide to Creativity Drought

Martha, the marketing director for a mid-size organization, has 15 marketers reporting to her. The team had been spot on with their marketing campaigns, but lately, Martha, and the executives, have seen the results slip....Read more

Planning A Virtual Event This Year? Here’s What Your Marketing Team Should Look Like

While the world adapts to a more virtual lifestyle at home, businesses have been making hard decisions around highly-anticipated events, especially annual conferences and roadshows....Read more

Virtual Event Resources

As more events pivot online and the industry focuses on delivering value in a virtual format, we event marketers are looking for resources to help with creativity, innovation, and best practices. Our Event Marketing Team curated a list of some of the best ...Read more

Working from Home During a Pandemic

As we are all adjusting to our “new normal” of remote working, and in some instances, shelter-in-place, Crawford Group held a virtual meeting this morning to share some ideas of how to be successful while working from home. I thought we came up with a really ...Read more

Trends in experiential & event marketing — amazing women lead the way

Women, marketing, experiential, events, trends, careers — oh my! We had an awesome experience attending the Women in Events Week in San Francisco. From the all-woman Power Panel to Jessica Heasley’s Trendwatch, and all of the other topics and sessions ...Read more

[Infographic] Account Based Marketing Success (ABM)

What is Account Based Marketing?  Account based marketing or ABM, is the discipline of directing outbound marketing programs at a dedicated set of accounts. It flips our orientation so we focus not on an individual's action or in action, but look holistically ...Read more

Jump-start Your Account Based Marketing Success

In 2015 more than 90% of B2B marketers surveyed reported Account Based Marketing (ABM) as a must have. A 2017 study by ITSMA revealed that 69% of B2B marketers had already seen ABM programs drive value. It’s now more than halfway through 2018, and it’s time ...Read more

[Infographic] Contingent Workforce Planning for Marketers

This infographic is an overview of 3 simple steps to develop contingent workforce plan – to help document why and how you will use contingent workers to help achieve your marketing objectives. With the right plan, you can avoid making resource decisions now ...Read more

Contingent Workforce Planning for Marketers in 3 Simple Steps

Creating a balanced workforce strategy that scales up and down with your marketing needs requires a thoughtful blend of employees and outside marketing experts....Read more

Best B2B Marketing Resources for Today's Modern Marketer

Staying up-to-date on the latest B2B marketing techniques and trends is no easy task. I don’t need to tell you how fast the marketing profession is evolving — you’re living it every day....Read more

10 Steps to Delivering a Successful Webinar Marketing Program

What is webinar marketing? Webinar marketing is the effective use of an online seminar to help promote your business, products or services. The term “webinar” is a combination of web + [sem]inar. Traditionally, webinars consist of a host, a subject-matter ...Read more

How to Build a Winning Event Marketing Team to Effectively Deliver Your Events

According to a recent Chief Marketer research study, half of B2B marketers plan to invest 26-75% of their entire budget on events. Additional research says 63% of marketers plan to invest more in events — both in budget and the total number of events they ...Read more

Do You Have The Talent To Make The Most Of The Latest Marketing Technologies?

These days, CMOs are outspending CIOs on technology as they purchase digital, social, and marketing automation tools and systems. Not surprisingly, demand is also increasing for marketing talent that can implement, develop, and execute key programs using ...Read more

3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Producing a Webinar Marketing Program

Webinars can be a highly effective way to connect with your target audience. Being able to directly interact with your attendees, engage with them in real time, and answer their questions makes your content captivating and memorable....Read more

7 Ways to Engage Customers With Video on Social Media

Video is becoming an indispensable marketing tool — especially on social media. Invodo  reported the following video statistics:...Read more

Is Your Brand Ready to Benefit From These Marketing Trends?

At Crawford Group, we’re always looking ahead to identify the most promising new marketing strategies and tactics. Read on for our roundup of some of the big trends we’re seeing this year — and how they can make your marketing more successful....Read more

Why It May Be Time to Outsource Marketing

Most companies strive to execute marketing activities in house, allowing them to maintain control over messaging, costs and delivery. But oftentimes a fresh set of eyes can reinvigorate your marketing efforts and adding resources to your team can ...Read more

Marketing Technology Stack: Why It Matters

What is a Marketing Technology Stack and why is it important to marketers? The term Marketing Technology Stack refers to a set of technologies that marketers utilize to execute marketing tasks. Typically these technologies are selected because they improve or ...Read more

4 Benefits of Managed Service Solutions [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of our workforce solution offerings is a Managed Marketing Service. But what is a managed marketing service and why would your company choose to go this route when working with Crawford Group? The Infographic below highlights four key benefits....Read more

What Are Managed Marketing Services?

Crawford Group delivers custom managed marketing services that help marketing and event organizations perform at their peak. But what is a managed marketing service? We've outlined our five service offerings for when your marketing staff is stretched thin, ...Read more

Celebrating Our Crawford Community Moms [VIDEO]

Being a mom is commonly referred to as the toughest job in the world, but also the most rewarding. To celebrate all of the supermoms out there, and especially those in our Crawford Community, we spoke with some of the members of our team about the joys and ...Read more

The Age of the Customer: What it Means for Marketers

We live in a digital age, that is indisputable. But what comes along with the digital age? An empowered customer....Read more

Innovation: It’s Not Just For Startups

Innovation… talk about a buzzword! Generally, innovation is associated with scrappy start-ups – but large corporations can (and must) innovate to stay alive in our progressing digital world. Technology is driving change across most industries, so businesses, ...Read more

Building a Brand Around... YOU

What do people think about you after meeting you for the first time? After spending an afternoon with you? After doing business with you? Do you leave a lasting impression? What do you want them to think?...Read more

What is the Talent Equation?

We recently came across an article by Talent Culture with a very clear underlying message: “Talent trumps everything!” The article draws attention to a very important factor to consider in the hiring process: organizational fit. We are taking this concept a ...Read more