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The Evolution of Sales & Marketing

The Evolution of Sales & Marketing

It has been said that comfort is the enemy of progress. After speaking to a few B2B sales and marketing leaders about how they’ve handled the current environment, we’re inclined to agree. Because while the past six months knocked many businesses on their seats,...

Crafting a Sustainability Story

Crafting a Sustainability Story

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues continue to gain traction in the business world, especially after BlackRock CEO Larry Fink released his annual letter to chief executives. In the 2020 edition, Fink stated that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset...

Talk About a Crisis: Part 2

Talk About a Crisis: Part 2

Suzanne Miller, Senior Vice President of Client Relationships at AvreaFoster, routinely checks in with clients and prospects, but the calls she’s making today are different. Miller isn’t inquiring about the status of branding or marketing projects, nor is she asking...

Talk About a Crisis: Part 1

Talk About a Crisis: Part 1

Suzanne Miller, Senior Vice President of Client Relationships at AvreaFoster, routinely checks in with clients and prospects, but the calls she’s making today are different. Miller isn’t inquiring about the status of branding or marketing projects, nor is she asking...

Shifting Your Sales Strategy During a Time of Uncertainty

Shifting Your Sales Strategy During a Time of Uncertainty

Chances are COVID-19 has thrown your sales and marketing strategy for a loop. You’ve canceled your events. Your in-person sales meetings have transitioned to phone calls. You may have even postponed a product launch or paused a marketing campaign. Now what? While it’s...

How to Maintain Productive Teams Remotely

How to Maintain Productive Teams Remotely

You have always done well to manage your team’s workload, resolve challenges and maintain morale. That is, when you were in the office. But now you’re not. Nor are your team members. These are uncharted waters for everyone and that may be causing as much angst as...

The New Rules of Corporate Communications

The New Rules of Corporate Communications

AvreaFoster has been leading corporate communication initiatives for clients since opening our doors more than 25 years ago. Over the years, as employee engagement has become increasingly important to creating and maintaining a positive company culture, our...

Managing Your Brand During a Merger or Acquisition

Managing Your Brand During a Merger or Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are on the rise. Fifty-seven percent of executives say they are planning a transaction in the next 12 months compared to 25 percent four years earlier.1 Merger and acquisition transitions can be a turbulent period for your company if not...

Why Brand Matters

Why Brand Matters

It’s not uncommon for our clients to associate the worth of their brand with the quality and impact of their visual assets. Brand components such as logos and visual designs should convey aspects of your brand’s personality, but they don’t exhaust the equity you’ve...

Streamlining the RFP Process

Streamlining the RFP Process

Over 25 years, AvreaFoster has responded to more than 100 RFPs and Suzanne Miller has led our team for many of them. Throughout the years, Suzanne has learned a thing or two about what makes a good — and a bad — RFP. She sat down to share her point of view on how to...

Appreciating the Power of Brand

Appreciating the Power of Brand

Dave Foster, one half of AvreaFoster’s founding leadership team, has led the strategic brand consultancy as CEO for more than 25 years. Over time, Dave has guided AvreaFoster through a transition, shifting the company’s role to a more consultative and strategic brand...

5 Digital Healthcare Trends that Are Here to Stay

5 Digital Healthcare Trends that Are Here to Stay

Over the years, AvreaFoster has helped dozens of healthcare organizations, from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, make an impact using the latest marketing tactics. We’ve seen marketing trends come and go, but some tactics have staying power in today’s...

The Purpose of a Purpose

The Purpose of a Purpose

AvreaFoster’s SVP of Strategy, Andrew Skola, shares his perspective on an often misunderstood but crucial element of brand and business strategy: the purpose statement. Over the course of his career, Andrew has helped companies large and small clarify strategic...

Podcasting for B2B Businesses

Podcasting for B2B Businesses

Businesses searching for an advantage over their competitors are leveraging new ways of promoting thought leadership, engaging broader audiences and attracting new prospects. Podcasting, a format commonly used by B2C marketers, is increasingly drawing support from B2B...

AvreaFoster’s Creative Approach

AvreaFoster’s Creative Approach

At AvreaFoster, our guiding principle is to bring clarity to the complex. We help clients in the most complex of industries align their leadership strategies, better engage business prospects and transform employee culture — and we use the power of design to...

Closed Loop Marketing

Closed Loop Marketing

You want to squeeze every ounce of productivity from your marketing and sales departments to spur growth and gain market share. Cooperation between teams is essential, but technological innovation is becoming increasingly important for improving customer engagement...

Tips for Creating Effective Buyer Personas

Tips for Creating Effective Buyer Personas

Marketing professionals constantly make references to buyer personas and the buyer’s journey, and it’s no surprise why. One of the most influential marketing innovations in recent years, personas factor into virtually every decision marketers make. The success of your...

Introducing KPIs into Your Marketing Strategy

Introducing KPIs into Your Marketing Strategy

Are you confident that your brand strategy is delivering results? How certain are you that dollars spent on marketing deliver an acceptable return on investment to warrant the expense? Applying performance indicators to your marketing efforts and brand strategy will...

The Evolution of Sales & Marketing

The Evolution of Sales & Marketing

It has been said that comfort is the enemy of progress. After speaking to a few B2B sales and marketing leaders about how they’ve handled the current environment, we’re inclined to agree. Because while the past six months knocked many businesses on their seats,...

Crafting a Sustainability Story

Crafting a Sustainability Story

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues continue to gain traction in the business world, especially after BlackRock CEO Larry Fink released his annual letter to chief executives. In the 2020 edition, Fink stated that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset...

Talk About a Crisis: Part 2

Talk About a Crisis: Part 2

Suzanne Miller, Senior Vice President of Client Relationships at AvreaFoster, routinely checks in with clients and prospects, but the calls she’s making today are different. Miller isn’t inquiring about the status of branding or marketing projects, nor is she asking...

Talk About a Crisis: Part 1

Talk About a Crisis: Part 1

Suzanne Miller, Senior Vice President of Client Relationships at AvreaFoster, routinely checks in with clients and prospects, but the calls she’s making today are different. Miller isn’t inquiring about the status of branding or marketing projects, nor is she asking...

Shifting Your Sales Strategy During a Time of Uncertainty

Shifting Your Sales Strategy During a Time of Uncertainty

Chances are COVID-19 has thrown your sales and marketing strategy for a loop. You’ve canceled your events. Your in-person sales meetings have transitioned to phone calls. You may have even postponed a product launch or paused a marketing campaign. Now what? While it’s...

How to Maintain Productive Teams Remotely

How to Maintain Productive Teams Remotely

You have always done well to manage your team’s workload, resolve challenges and maintain morale. That is, when you were in the office. But now you’re not. Nor are your team members. These are uncharted waters for everyone and that may be causing as much angst as...

The New Rules of Corporate Communications

The New Rules of Corporate Communications

AvreaFoster has been leading corporate communication initiatives for clients since opening our doors more than 25 years ago. Over the years, as employee engagement has become increasingly important to creating and maintaining a positive company culture, our...

Managing Your Brand During a Merger or Acquisition

Managing Your Brand During a Merger or Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are on the rise. Fifty-seven percent of executives say they are planning a transaction in the next 12 months compared to 25 percent four years earlier.1 Merger and acquisition transitions can be a turbulent period for your company if not...

Why Brand Matters

Why Brand Matters

It’s not uncommon for our clients to associate the worth of their brand with the quality and impact of their visual assets. Brand components such as logos and visual designs should convey aspects of your brand’s personality, but they don’t exhaust the equity you’ve...

Streamlining the RFP Process

Streamlining the RFP Process

Over 25 years, AvreaFoster has responded to more than 100 RFPs and Suzanne Miller has led our team for many of them. Throughout the years, Suzanne has learned a thing or two about what makes a good — and a bad — RFP. She sat down to share her point of view on how to...

Appreciating the Power of Brand

Appreciating the Power of Brand

Dave Foster, one half of AvreaFoster’s founding leadership team, has led the strategic brand consultancy as CEO for more than 25 years. Over time, Dave has guided AvreaFoster through a transition, shifting the company’s role to a more consultative and strategic brand...

5 Digital Healthcare Trends that Are Here to Stay

5 Digital Healthcare Trends that Are Here to Stay

Over the years, AvreaFoster has helped dozens of healthcare organizations, from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, make an impact using the latest marketing tactics. We’ve seen marketing trends come and go, but some tactics have staying power in today’s...

The Purpose of a Purpose

The Purpose of a Purpose

AvreaFoster’s SVP of Strategy, Andrew Skola, shares his perspective on an often misunderstood but crucial element of brand and business strategy: the purpose statement. Over the course of his career, Andrew has helped companies large and small clarify strategic...

Podcasting for B2B Businesses

Podcasting for B2B Businesses

Businesses searching for an advantage over their competitors are leveraging new ways of promoting thought leadership, engaging broader audiences and attracting new prospects. Podcasting, a format commonly used by B2C marketers, is increasingly drawing support from B2B...

AvreaFoster’s Creative Approach

AvreaFoster’s Creative Approach

At AvreaFoster, our guiding principle is to bring clarity to the complex. We help clients in the most complex of industries align their leadership strategies, better engage business prospects and transform employee culture — and we use the power of design to...

Closed Loop Marketing

Closed Loop Marketing

You want to squeeze every ounce of productivity from your marketing and sales departments to spur growth and gain market share. Cooperation between teams is essential, but technological innovation is becoming increasingly important for improving customer engagement...

Tips for Creating Effective Buyer Personas

Tips for Creating Effective Buyer Personas

Marketing professionals constantly make references to buyer personas and the buyer’s journey, and it’s no surprise why. One of the most influential marketing innovations in recent years, personas factor into virtually every decision marketers make. The success of your...

Introducing KPIs into Your Marketing Strategy

Introducing KPIs into Your Marketing Strategy

Are you confident that your brand strategy is delivering results? How certain are you that dollars spent on marketing deliver an acceptable return on investment to warrant the expense? Applying performance indicators to your marketing efforts and brand strategy will...

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