Your company has core values, a purpose and a vision, but can you say with certainty that your employees know them all as well as you’d like? Even if they do, are you confident that everyone understands the behaviors that support your company’s values? Finally, are new employees consistently educated and proactively integrated into your culture effectively and from day one?
Growing up, I’ve been privileged to travel around the world. I have lived in five very different cities over three continents. I’ve learned that when we expose ourselves to more people, we are better equipped to speak to a variety of audiences. I feel confident that traveling also makes us better at our crafts. It’s made me better at mine!
Baseball season is here, and as a big Cubs fan, I’m often vegging on my couch watching games (my daughters much prefer The Bachelor or Big Brother. It’s a constant battle, which I usually lose). When watching, I can’t help but think about how the creative team at Pepper Group is sort of like a winning baseball team, without the TV coverage.
Sometimes a client asks us to design a website but “we’ll write the copy.” After all, designing and coding takes expertise, but everyone can write good enough, right? But is good enough, good enough? Great copy attracts search engines, it intrigues, disrupts, and converts prospects into clients. Meanwhile, your website competes with dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands of other websites. Is your copy good enough to compete?
April’s jobs report smashed expectations as the unemployment rate fell again to 3.6%. A 50-year low.
Great news, but if you’re an employer, it’s yet another sign that hiring and retaining talent is continuing to get more difficult.
It’s already a major issue. In fact, the Conference Board just released a new survey of 1,400 C-suite execs. They ranked attracting and retaining talent as their #1 internal concern in 2019. And it’s not going to change anytime soon. Yes—even if the economy slows.
Employees are Now Like Customers
After only being on screens for a week, Avengers: End Game is on target to earn more money than most countries do in a year. We can learn a lot from watching these heroes: how to save the world by working together, how to be honorable, how to earn a billion dollars over a weekend, etc. But what can they teach you about marketing? These superheroes can teach us super advertising lessons that might surprise you:
Talent marketing elevates your talent brand. This helps you cut costs per hire by 50%. It also has been shown to cut turnover rates by 28% and increase profitability by 16%! Go ahead and do a quick calculation of what that might mean for your company. Even the most conservative number crunching will show the significant value that can be gained.
Based on recent surveys, nearly every B2B marketer is using some form of content marketing and most of them are planning to further increase the amount of content they create.
While technology gives us the capacity to consume increasing amounts of content, there is a limit on how much people can consume. Content production has exceeded that limit, which means quantity as a strategy no longer works.