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Refining the Federal IT Persona

Guest Blogger: Chris Parente, StoryTech Consulting If you want to successfully market a product or service, you need to understand everything you can about who your targeted decision-makers are and what they care about. A way to increase your understanding is the development of marketing personas. Per Wikipedia, “a persona in user-design and marketing is…

How Contractors Can Use Federal Personas for the Win: Part Two

Sales and BD Teams In part one of our blog series “How Contractors Can Use Federal Personas for the Win,” we shared the importance of getting internal team buy-in from leadership to marketing to sales. In addition to ways federal marketers can benefit from the use of personas, we noted the importance of collaboration between…

How Contractors Can Use Federal Personas for the Win: Part One

Marketing Teams Our latest blog post “Beyond the C-level Suite” emphasized  the importance of marketing to both federal IT decision-makers and influencers at agencies in different ways. Detailed personas for each federal influencer, from senior executive to procurement staff to end user can crystalize your approach and give you guidance as to the unique personal…

Federal Personas: Beyond the C-Level Suite

The Importance of Influencer Personas for the Win How many times have you sat around a table, planning your next campaign and someone says, “We should just target CTOs, CISOs or CIOs – they make the final decision…”? We’re often faced with the same statement by public sector marketers who are looking to find out…

Federal IT Contractors: Your Help Made Federal Telework Possible

But There Is Still Work to Be Done Over the past 5+ years, Market Connections has surveyed and interviewed thousands of federal employees about agency challenges and needs that could be addressed through IT modernization. It is heartening to see that all the technology and work performed by federal IT contractors over the past half-decade…

In Times of Need: How the Tech Industry Can Reach Educational Markets to Support

Distance learning involves so much more than making sure your child submits their homework on time. The role of technology in education has accelerated to a level many weren’t expecting for another 3-5 years, leaving some behind. Millions of students are without sufficient access to the online tools they need (Read this article from edscoop)…

Take Advantage of Increased Public Sector Social Media Usage

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve shared how to take advantage of increased screen time among government audiences, as well as, how to effectively pivot your in-person meetings to virtual ones. Now we take a look at the pervasive online vehicle that only continues to grow in influence: social media. In addition to your…

Reaching Your Government Customer: Where to Place Content for Maximum Visibility

Our last blog post “Increased Screen Time Equals More Time with Public Sector Decision-Makers” focused on taking advantage of increased screen time by providing your government customer with content that educates and informs. The next step is to place your content where your customer is already going. Before placing content on other media channels, take…

Increased Screen Time Equals More Time with Public Sector Decision-Makers

Now Is the Time to Educate Your Government Customer In our last blog post, Webinars in Place of In-Person Events – A New Normal?, we shared insights about public sector webinar preferences to help marketers refocus their marketing dollars from live events and conferences to virtual events. However, webinars may only be the tip of…

Webinars in Place of In-Person Events – A New Normal?

Understand Public Sector Preferences & Consumption Like many of you, recent events have caused us to cancel or postpone our in-person meetings, events and conferences based on government guidelines to create some social distance to protect ourselves and our community. Many of these events and meetings were crucial to our business from both an educational…