Marie Griffin

Marie Griffin is a veteran B2B journalist and editor who covers the marketing, media, and retail sectors. She was previously editor-in-chief of Drug Store News and contributor to Crain Communications.

Recent content by this author:

  • As Offices Start to Reopen, Going Hybrid May Not Be Enough

    ANA Magazine   July 30, 2021  

    As full-time employees return to the office, they’re bringing with them new demands that go well beyond asking for a “hybrid” schedule; CMOs and marketing departments will need to adapt or risk increasing turnover. In fact, people are leaving their jobs in growing numbers, with the quit rate at an all-time high.

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  • Crisis Energizes New Marketing Efforts

    B2B Marketer   June 9, 2021  

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) required big banks to reach more small businesses, and those located in underserved communities in particular. The effort has led Chase to significantly expand the company’s products, advertising, and content marketing.

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  • The Lockdown Opens Up E-Commerce for B2B Marketers

    B2B Marketer   April 14, 2021  

    Call it a feedback loop: Sales reps are under increasing pressure to sell their wares via multiple channels, and B2B marketers need to support these efforts by supplying a steady flow of relevant content for every stage of the buying cycle. At the same time, marketers need to generate revenue regardless of channel, which means steering more and more of their customers to e-commerce platforms.

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  • Can B2B Marketers Take the Lead Post-Pandemic?

    B2B Marketer   March 17, 2021  

    It’s no longer about sales and marketing alignment per se. It’s about two teams working in tandem to drive revenue and nurture relationships, as the pandemic has provided an opportunity for B2B marketers to steer the relationship in a fundamentally new direction.

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  • Marketers Fuel the Inside Track for Outbound Calls

    B2B Marketer   February 17, 2021  

    Marketers stress that outbound calls should cater to specific accounts, personas, and/or industries, and they should be integrated within the cadence of email campaigns so that every call is highly relevant. “Spray and pray” has run its course.

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  • Can a Pivot to Digital Bring Sales and Marketing into Better Alignment?

    B2B Marketer   January 6, 2021  

    B2B marketers have made little progress in tackling some chronic problems (read: sales-and-marketing alignment) and cultivating digital revenue streams. Could the increase in digital adoption caused by the pandemic help clear some of the logjams and spur an online-first strategy once and for all?

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  • Facing a Sea of Unknowns, Marketers Brace for 2021

    B2B Marketer   December 2, 2020  

    As B2B marketers prepare for a new set of challenges, they're counting on ramping up their social media channels and virtual events throughout 2021 — and most likely beyond — to steel them for the future.

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  • UPS Bakes Digital Transformation Into the Brand

    B2B Marketer   August 12, 2020  

    Since coming aboard in 2018, UPS CMO Kevin Warren has been methodically rebuilding UPS’ marketing organization around what he calls “the new digital imperative.” Toppling traditional marketing tools is just one aspect of a multifaceted plan.

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  • No More Digital Dilly-Dallying

    B2B Marketer   June 24, 2020  

    With most every brand having to recalibrate its digital capabilities, CMOs have a new opportunity to help shape their company’s future — and increase the overall value of marketing.

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  • Singing From the Same Sheet of Data

    B2B Marketer   March 25, 2020  

    With insightful customer data that can be shared with sales, B2B marketers can start to fracture the walls separating their sales and marketing organizations, enabling them finally to pursue revenue growth based on a collaborative, customer-first approach.

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  • B2B Brands Jumping into the Stream

    B2B Marketer   January 22, 2020  

    Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, and Showtime provide valuable lessons for B2B marketers eager to ramp up their investments in streaming media.

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