Digital Marketing has suffered in recent years from vanity metrics (likes, followers, etc.) and some channels not living up to their hype. Marketers are returning to traditional branding - but that shouldn’t preclude digital. Digital enables faster research, testing, agility, and can ultimately be the baseline for every traditional effort. Tighter budgets and higher expectations simply don’t work. You can’t grow your business without growing your marketing and sales efforts. Deploying digital marketing effectively can mitigate some costs, but not enough to cut budgets. You should look at your marketing budget as a percent of revenue. A typical static company is spending ~10%, a high-growth company 20%. Some companies like Salesforce went all in and spent over 50% to dominate their market. Join Paul Petersen and his guest, Douglas Karr as they dive into the pressing issues of the struggles of SMB marketers.