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Lessons From 15 Years: Remember Not All B2C Purchase Decisions Are Emotional Impulse Buys

July 11,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

It can be tempting to think of all B2C marketing as being the type of impulse decision to which you can appeal with an emotion-driven campaign showing happy, strong, cool people. Not everything is as simple as a refreshing soft drink on a hot day or a pair of shoes that totally make the outfit.

At JONES, we have experienced the side of B2C marketing that requires engaging consumers with useable and useful information, understanding that larger investments have a longer sales cycle, and that especially now, with the world in our pocket, consumers research a wide range of products before making their final decision. The lessons we’ve learned through marketing financial services, higher education, personal electronics and even nutritional supplements for endurance athletes can be applied to a wide range of other B2C products and services.

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Topics: Social Media, Public Relations, Personas, Marketing Lessons, Life Sciences, Education marketing, Client Success Stories, FinTech marketing

Lessons From 15 Years: Marketing Enterprise Software Relies On Analyst Relations, Case Studies & References

June 11,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

While marketing as a science and art may rely on a few universal rules and standard tactics, each industry presents nuanced needs and challenges. B2B marketing, particularly in the enterprise software industry, is a unique environment where gimmicks just don’t work.

How do I know? I’ve been deeply involved in the software and technology industries most of my career as a corporate communications team member, an agency representative and as an agency owner. I’ve learned a lot about enterprise software and how to effectively market it (or to market a technology company by positioning it for acquisition) along the way.

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Topics: Content, Audits, Marketing Lessons, Analyst relations, Enterprise Software, Client Success Stories

Lessons from 15 Years: Today’s Strong Relationships Are Tomorrow’s Enduring (Or New) Accounts

June 04,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Did you know that the average client-agency relationship in the marketing and PR world is 3.2 years or less? That’s really not much time when targeting strategies and campaigns that can extend for months and generate results years down the road. And with turnover that rapid, it means that the average agency is spending a lot of time prospecting and trying to land new contracts to replace the ones that are closing.

(Sources: The Drum and Bedford Group Consulting)

What would happen if the energy dedicated to finding new accounts was instead focused on building relationships that maintain the clients you already have and increase the likelihood that the contacts you have in those businesses may bring you even more business in the future?

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Topics: Strategy, Resourcing, Management, Marketing Lessons, Client Success Stories, Agency Partners

15 Years Of Marketing, PR & Life Lessons Learned

April 30,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

2019 marks 15 years since I took the leap and founded the first iteration of JONES.

Since 2004, we’ve seen the introduction and nearly universal adoption of Facebook, YouTube and smartphones — and all the changes in buyer behavior that go along with them — which has changed the marketing and PR field tremendously.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Management, Marketing Lessons, Client Success Stories, Agency Partners

Client Success: Complete Content Packages Fuel West Marketing Strategy

March 26,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

The philosophy we subscribe to at JONES, and have been able to bring to fruition for some of our most successful clients, is the idea that everything you do in marketing and public relations is connected. And it should all be pointing, ultimately, toward bringing in leads and closing deals.

Our client West Corporation has successfully done just that with its healthcare communications and patient engagement technology department, working with us to take communications strategies from concepts through research, writing and design, promotion, and inbound lead generation all the way to finalized sales that

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Topics: Public Relations, Content, Healthcare Marketing, Campaign Planning, Surveys, Integrated Marketing & PR, Client Success Stories

Q&A: How JONES and West Use Contributed Articles In Marketing Campaigns

February 05,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

As public relations and marketing continue to meld into a cohesive communications effort, working together to achieve corporate goals, JONES has helped one long-time client make the most of thought leadership articles, a traditional PR tactic, to increase website traffic and lead generation.

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Topics: Content, Bylined Articles, Client Success Stories

Client Success: QPS Making Mark in Biotech, Pharma Industry

November 30,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

I want to personally congratulate our new biotech/pharmaceutical client QPS on the expansion of its U.S.-based Phase I clinical trial capabilities to support the growing needs of its pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CRO (contract research organization) partners.

To fill their drug pipelines, large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are buying promising drug compounds that have been developed by small biotech companies up to the point of candidate nomination. These promising compounds then become candidate drugs that the large companies put through rigorous testing and analysis before potentially being reviewed and assessed for approval by the FDA.

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Topics: Public Relations, Healthcare Marketing, Life Sciences, Client Success Stories

Repurposing Content Across Channels: 5 Ways To Use Survey Data

November 08,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

Original data provides an authoritative underpinning for the most compelling stories marketers tell. While the story is essential, when it is backed up by research that provides guidelines for solving problems, the combination is twice as strong. So you want to get the most mileage possible from the data and the stories it tells.

Too often, marketers fall short in their use of surveys, however.

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Topics: Content, Healthcare Marketing, Campaign Planning, Surveys, Client Success Stories

Secrets for Video Marketing Success: What West & JONES Did Right

February 20,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

With video marketing being hailed as the future of content, you are no doubt searching “how to make a marketing video,” and finding dozens of links to “how-to” guides promising that all you need is a smartphone, a couple of apps, and a little creativity, and you’ll have the next viral video drumming up business.

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Video, Client Success Stories

How a Technology Company Found The Human Side of Its Brand Positioning In Data

September 27,2016 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

Technology companies can often seem cold and distant, especially if their branding efforts focus on the technology itself, which the general public often doesn’t really understand. Rather than focusing on the technology, effective marketing focuses on the benefits that technology provides to real people.

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Topics: Branding, Strategy, Healthcare Marketing, Client Success Stories

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