Marketing Through Professional Associations: Reaching Your Government Clients
Content Marketing: Be a Partner to Your State & Local Customers
Even the largest of states rarely serve a population one-tenth the size of the entire United States. Similarly, state budgets are a fraction the size and scope of the country as a whole. The overall budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, alone, rivals that of many mid-size cities. Therefore, it is not surprising that state and local decision-makers do not have the same resources as their federal counterparts when it comes to the procurement of IT products, services and emerging technologies and seek content from industry that helps them educate and validate purchasing decisions with their stakeholders.
Don’t Let Buzzwords Kill Content Directed at Your Federal Audiences
Writing a description of how your product, service or even your company, is different than your competitors can be difficult for B2G marketers. Commonly used words like innovative, cutting edge and next generation, have lost their impact and can ring hollow to customers. While marketers often get requests to use these words in their materials, can including these words in marketing content hurt a brand, rather than help it? According to our recent study, certain words and phrases may annoy readers more than they explain what you do. Instead, learn what your content should contain to keep your audience engaged.
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Laurie Morrow, Vice President, Research Services
Laurie Morrow has over 25 years of experience in market research and was Market Connections’ first employee when it was founded in 1997. In addition to her passion for research, Laurie also has a passion for the curly W – that is the Washington Nationals. You can almost always count on her being at spring training each March catching her favorite team prepare for a summer of pitches, swings and home runs for the upcoming season at Nationals Park.
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