Category: Marketing

Predict innovation through search keywords. A beer example.

“Change before you have to.” Jack Welch What Jack Welch means by that is that all business revenue lines eventually lead to zero. Think about the graveyards of businesses: Blockbuster. Kodak. Borders. Myspace. We can never rest on a single revenue line. But how? What is the right market? What business ought we be in?… Read more »

Current State of Use of VR/AR in Medical and Dental Device Marketing

  Medical and dental device companies who can incorporate VR/AR into marketing tools, presentations and trade show exhibits will provide their clients and potential customers with a cutting edge experience that can help to differentiate from the competition, creates excitement and takes advantage of the more immersive learning experience associated with AR/VR. Use of 2D… Read more »

Top 6 Marketing Trends of 2017

As marketers, we embrace the expectation that we have to constantly come up with new, innovative methods for reaching target audiences. We love to come to work in the morning where every campaign needs to be a “game changer.” We strive to conjure up “purple cows” every day. Marketing spend needs to go further to… Read more »

Viewstream Marketing Growth Matrix

Introducing the Viewstream Growth Matrix. Dive in below as we discuss how these four areas can work together to put your business on the path to growth and beyond. Network Networking is like finding a new friend: you’re simply on a search to connect with someone on a deeper level.  And from one successful relationship, many… Read more »

The Magic Bullet is Not Magic

No matter how great your product is, if you are marketing to the wrong person and/or industry, you will have challenges. Identifying the right target audience is the most important thing you can do for your business and marketing. This market/customer fit, and the continual process to discover and rediscover the fit as times change,… Read more »

Why are you special?

Getting marketing right requires a real understanding of why your product and company is unique. To help, Viewstream created a “Positioning Generator“. It’s the marketing team’s Mad Libs. Fill in the blanks based on the prompts provided and get your positioning statement. It’s sure to get you thinking, at least. This type of statement ought… Read more »

In between the panels…

What can marketers learn from comic books? Succinctly said, the power of comic and graphic novels occur in between the panels. Between panel A and panel B, a world of curiosity, sensibility and feeling is unlocked. It’s not what is said or shown, it’s what is not said or shown that is unique. Think about… Read more »

Digital-First Marketing Needs a Human Touch

Digital marketing for technology companies is fundamentally different than marketing for the non-technical industry. Although it sounds like a simple distinction, if we unpack it, we discover surprising insights. A few months ago, I had some conversations at the digital marketing SoDA conference that opened my eyes to the differences between digital and traditional marketing… Read more »

Marketing Can Make or Break Your Business

We were recently asked to do a marketing audit by an investor of a troubled startup. We.Software*, a young company offering software design services to healthcare companies, set forth to conquer the world. They had set aside a marketing budget of 100K per year over three years. Three years went by, but they didn’t get… Read more »