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Kaity Huff

Kaity Huff
As Kiwi's Digital Marketing Director, Kaity's background in B2B software brings an important perspective to tech companies with complex product offerings. In her spare time (which she has very little of due to her toddler), you’ll find Kaity sewing or sailing.

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ICYMI: Recap of Cleveland’s first TechConnect Meetup

There are lots of marketing meetup groups in the Cleveland area, but there’s only one focused solely on the unique needs of the software and tech industry.

TechConnect is new to town and already gaining the attention of local tech marketers.

Instead of talking about international B2C brands with million-dollar budgets, TechConnect’s events revolve around the real-life challenges and opportunities of marketing a tech company out of Cleveland, Ohio.

The first event featured Bill Myers from New Territory to talk about how tech companies can easily get started implementing virtual reality and augmented reality in their marketing initiatives.

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Tech companies need this one unexpected role in their marketing department

Running the marketing department for a software or tech company is an exceedingly complex job.

The scope of work is vast, the technology and tactics field is broad and the expectations are high.

In a perfect world, all marketing tactics would easily generate a slew of fantastic leads.

Then, in that perfect world, your marketing automation tool would use it’s sixth sense to know whether or not the leads are qualified, hot and ready for the sales reps to follow up. Then, your marketing automation tool would magically ZAP those great leads to your sales reps and BOOM—lots of new deals are rolling in.

OK, let’s snap back to reality.

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In town for CMW? Visit these Cleveland hotspots

Content Marketing World attendees - here’s your insider bar & restaurant list from a Cleveland marketing agency. You’ll want to bookmark this one!

Content Marketing World is one of the largest marketing conferences in the world, and it’s held right here in “The ‘Land.” With historical keynote speakers like Joseph Gordon Levitt and Tina Fey, this event digs into all things content…which, unless you’ve been living under a rock, supports pretty much all of your marketing efforts.

Here at Kiwi Creative, we’re taco aficionados, foodie fanatics, and craft beer crazy. So who better to give the insider info for all the best places to check out in between CMW sessions?!

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[Insider Look] How a marketing agency determines what you really need

The increased complexity of integrated marketing has not only shifted the ways that companies engage marketing agencies—it’s also changed the way that marketing agencies put together plans to meet their clients’ unique business goals.

Here are the three main questions most marketing agencies look at when they engage with a software or tech company who is looking to grow their business.

 

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Why Branding is More Important in Tech than Any Other Industry

May 8, 2018: Dominating the news this week is the massive deal Nestle made for the rights to sell Starbucks coffee, paying a whopping $7B for the rights to sell the coffee in grocery stores worldwide.

And it’s not like Nestle isn’t capable of making coffee—in fact, they are the world’s leading coffee manufacturer using the Nescafe name.

So, why would they drop such a large amount on buying the rights to sell Starbucks? It all comes down to branding.

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Checklist: Tested tools and tactics for your partner program

Utilizing partners can be a great way to exponentially and quickly expand your reach beyond what you can do organically.

But before you venture out looking for new partners—or even if you already have a partner program in place—we’ve put together this checklist to make sure you’re providing a top-notch partner experience, which will ultimately make your partner (and you!) successful in your shared endeavor.

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Key Takeaways from SaaS Connect 2018

The SaaS Connect event hosted by the Cloud Software Association was full of new ideas, new technologies and a lot of great networking—which, of course, is fantastic for a conference focused on partnerships.

The SaaS explosion started in 2010. Since then, SaaS has permeated every business function in big and small companies alike, although bigger companies use more SaaS—sometimes hundreds of apps.

The conference had a lot of great content, so we’re excited to share some of the key takeaways in case you missed it.

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The State of Marketing in Transportation and Logistics Tech

The transportation and logistics industries are heavily investing in technology to deliver the freight visibility and business intelligence increasingly required by shippers.

These fast-paced innovations, combined with a variety of environmental factors, create a new landscape for marketers in the transportation and logistics space.

After spending many years as a logistics tech marketer, I’m excited to share some of the biggest factors affecting the state of marketing, especially as it relates to trucking, fleets, and logistics tech.

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5 chat prompts to drive conversions on a B2B tech website

Website chat is becoming increasingly popular. Tools like Drift and HubSpot Messages can help engage your web traffic in a new way that is often less “scary” for website visitors than calling or filling out a form.

Chat is natural next step in our on-demand society, and is quickly becoming the expectation. Your potential buyers want answers and information where and when they want it, and being available in chat let's them know you’re listening.

So, when setting up your website chat, don’t just ask “Do you have any questions?” on every page. Kick it up a notch with five chat prompts that will engage your visitors.

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Selling Sales on Sales Enablement

Today’s smart tech marketers realize that their job goes beyond getting an avalanche of leads in the top of the sales funnel. When product offerings are complex and the sales process is truly a process (vs. a transaction), marketing can make their sales reps looks like rockstars by helping out at the bottom of the sales funnel to close more deals.

Known as sales enablement, this strategic initiative focuses on providing your sales team with the info and tools they need to turn their sales qualified leads (SQLs) into customers.

If it's the first time you’re hearing about the term sales enablement, no worries—while its not a new idea, marketers are approaching it more strategically than ever before. If you want to learn more, check out the full, ungated guide we put together on the topic of sales enablement.

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