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Marketing Performance

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Growth Hacking: Can You Do It Without Marketing & Finance Alignment?
When talking about marketing and finance, we’re usually talking about their differences. Marketing is creative, while finance is by-the-book. We never talk about all the similarities finance and marketing share, and that contributes to the divide.  The CFO’s mandate is to drive efficient growth despite economic and business hurdles. Today’s...
Growth Hacking: Can You Do It Without Marketing & Finance Alignment?
When talking about marketing and finance, we’re usually talking about their differences. Marketing is creative, while finance is by-the-book. We never talk about all the similarities finance and marketing share, and that contributes to the divide.  The CFO’s mandate is to drive efficient growth despite economic and business hurdles. Today’s...
Best-in-Class Financial Management for Crisis Mode and Beyond
By now, we’ve all accepted that 2020 will be very different in terms of budget, campaigns, and ROI. Everyone is focused on saving money, improving productivity, and most importantly, mitigating risk. In these chaotic times marketers should control what they can control, so your first act should be getting your...
Seven Things You Should Know About Allocadia
Over the course of a few months, spend management jumped to the forefront of every marketer’s mind. But at Allocadia, that’s always top of mind for us. We help companies like Unilever, VMware, and Signify confidently manage their marketing investments.  Did you know that’s what Allocadia does?  We’re addressing some...
Buyer’s Remorse is a Thing of the Past
It’s 8pm and you’ve got ten spreadsheets open trying to corral the data from 12 months of marketing campaigns, before tomorrow’s budget meeting with the CMO. Sound familiar? I bet the whole time you were wading through figures you kept thinking “there has to be a better way!” I’ve got...

Tips & Tricks

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How to Make Marketing Planning More Agile
Agile is a buzzword marketers have been flirting with for years. Better quality work, bigger impact, and happier marketers? Sign me up! The problem? Implementing a completely new methodology for how work gets done is overwhelming. And time consuming. And it gets pushed further and further down the list of...
Planning is No Longer Planning - It’s Marketing Fitness and Agility
And 9 other tips from CMOs on how to lead in a crisis We spoke with an expert panel of marketing leaders to talk through the challenges faced by marketing organizations and how they’re leading through this crisis by adopting a ‘wartime CMO’ mentality. Our CMO Julia Stead hosted and...
How Agile is Your Budget? The New Trend in Marketing Spend
Every marketer is talking about agility right now – but only in regards to planning. This is a huge mistake. Agile marketing plans are half of the equation. To execute on new plans you need full visibility into your marketing budget and the flexibility to move funds around as scenarios...

To create an agile budget, you need to focus on three interdependent elements: scenario planning, reallocations and transfers, and frequent forecasting.

How to Make Marketing Planning More Agile
Agile is a buzzword marketers have been flirting with for years. Better quality work, bigger impact, and happier marketers? Sign me up! The problem? Implementing a completely new methodology for how work gets done is overwhelming. And time consuming. And it gets pushed further and further down the list of...
Planning is No Longer Planning - It’s Marketing Fitness and Agility
And 9 other tips from CMOs on how to lead in a crisis We spoke with an expert panel of marketing leaders to talk through the challenges faced by marketing organizations and how they’re leading through this crisis by adopting a ‘wartime CMO’ mentality. Our CMO Julia Stead hosted and...

Future of Work

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The Road to Recovery Relies on Marketing Efficiency
We’ve been hearing for months about the new normal, but many of us are still guilty of thinking “when things return to normal…” in the back of our minds. Let’s rip the bandaid off together. There is no return to normal. This is it. We’re at the beginning of our...
The Road to Recovery Relies on Marketing Efficiency
We’ve been hearing for months about the new normal, but many of us are still guilty of thinking “when things return to normal…” in the back of our minds. Let’s rip the bandaid off together. There is no return to normal. This is it. We’re at the beginning of our...
Pivoting Marketing Plans for Today’s New Reality
Let’s address the issue right away: this is not the spring season that marketers have been planning for. Events are cancelled, we’re all working from home, and no one is sure exactly how long this will be our new normal. We’re all going to make some changes. Start at the...

Marketing has always needed to be agile, and it’s a critical skill for teams to embrace now more than ever. We all need to pivot our 2020 plans to align with today’s new reality. Be smart, be bold, and know that we’re all in this together!

Why Scenario Planning Keeps Me Agile with Marina Antestenis from Comcast Business
Four years ago, Marina Antestenis joined Comcast where she successfully builds and leads campaigns to drive rapid revenue growth, cross sell to existing customers, and grow customer relationships. In her 20 years of experience, Marina has held senior leadership roles with technology and marketing firms including Comcast Business, Avoka Technologies,...
How to Do Strategic Marketing Planning Right
Strategic planning is a term being thrown around a lot right now – for good reason. While the concept is not new to marketers, it’s become a critical tool we need to thrive in our current climate. But do we really know what strategic marketing looks like? Because a list...

Executive Corner

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CMO Strategy Series: Climbing the Career Jungle Gym with Drift's CMO
Allocadia CMO Q&A Series with Tricia Gellman, CMO at Drift 1. What was your first marketing role? I actually didn’t start in marketing. I have a BA in graphic design and was originally hired as an “evangelist” helping designers understand why to use a Mac, at Apple. The challenge of...
CMO Strategy Series: Three New Approaches to Planning Amidst the Pandemic
Written by Julia Stead, CMO at Allocadia The economic recession caused by COVID is still in its infancy, and most experts agree that the effects will be long-lasting. The intensity of focus on marketing spend is exponentially higher during a recession, so it’s paramount that all marketing plans are tied to...
CMO Strategy Series: Climbing the Career Jungle Gym with Drift's CMO
Allocadia CMO Q&A Series with Tricia Gellman, CMO at Drift 1. What was your first marketing role? I actually didn’t start in marketing. I have a BA in graphic design and was originally hired as an “evangelist” helping designers understand why to use a Mac, at Apple. The challenge of...