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Claire Motz

As an account manager at Leading Results, Claire’s job is to tackle the day-to-day marketing efforts of her clients so they can focus on their business – not worry about marketing. Her creative, data-driven approach to inbound marketing sets her apart and gives clients the leading results they need. Claire works from her home in Cincinnati, so don’t be surprised if you spot her cat, Rue, walking across her desk during a video chat!

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Tips to Keep Your Marketing from Slacking This Summer

By Claire Motz on May 28, 2019

It’s almost summer – are you feeling the heat? I’m not just talking about the summer heat. I’m referring to the heat put on marketing teams as employees gear up for summer vacation and work piles up for those of you left in the office.  Don’t let leads go unnurtured or customers unattended. What can you do to make sure your marketing doesn’t fall through the cracks as employees leave for vacation?

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6 Tips for a Successful Trade Show

By Claire Motz on May 21, 2019

There are many reasons companies of all sizes and in all industries invest time and money participating in trade shows. From improving brand perception to generating leads to offering insight into what your prospects want/need, questions they have about industry topics, and hesitations they may feel about your brand, trade shows are a valuable resource.

Topics: strategy
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Is Chat Marketing Killing the Traditional Landing Page?

By Claire Motz on April 16, 2019

The rise in voice search capabilities, chatbots, and changes in search behavior have left marketers and sales reps questioning how useful a traditional form and landing page are anymore. Here are a few things to consider about chatbots and conversational marketing: research says that in 2020, 85% of all customer interactions will be handled through chatbots, without a human, and 56% of people would rather message customer service reps than call them. That means your company can’t afford to skip chat features on your website. With that being true, is there still value in creating a landing page – or have conversational tools killed them?

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Improve the Conversation About Your Brand with Better Testimonials

By Claire Motz on April 3, 2019

Customer testimonials add credibility to your brand. The heart of a good testimonial is a story, and nothing captures emotion like a story. Stories are scientifically proven to pull us in and make us feel something, and 89% of B2B marketers consider testimonials a powerful marketing tool. B2B decision-makers also trust them – 62% say peer recommendations are a strong purchasing trigger. 

Topics: Testimonials
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How to Use Marketing Data to Foster Better Customer Relationships

By Claire Motz on January 31, 2019

To create stronger customer relationships, you must understand how to get the most from your marketing data, and, thanks to CRM (customer relationship management) and social media analytics tools, gathering customer data has never been easier. The data is great for project management, customer research, closing sales, and general marketing activities – so how do business leaders, salespeople, and marketers use their CRM data to understand how to foster better customer relationships and extend the lifetime value of their customers?

Let’s look at why some companies fail to provide better customer experiences and what successful use of CRM data and human interactions to foster positive experiences looks like.

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5 Truths to Closing the Sale on an Expensive Product or Service

By Claire Motz on January 17, 2019

I’ve worked with many complex, expensive products and services during my marketing career, and I’m not alone in saying it’s challenging to make prospects understand the value your pricey product offers. Here are five things I’ve learned about marketing and selling an expensive product.

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Content is the Most Trusted Form of Advertising

By Claire Motz on December 27, 2018

The rise of ad blockers, data breaches, and clickbait make it easy to think online advertising is coming close to running its course. With all the ways there are to consume online content, there are an equal number of ways to ignore ads. Adapting and innovating your advertising is important to avoid getting tuned out, because I’m here to tell you – advertising isn’t dead yet.

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Asking the Right Questions: Beyond Vanity Metrics

By Claire Motz on December 5, 2018

One of the biggest challenges marketers and business owners face isn’t that they don’t have enough data to make good decisions – it’s that they have TOO MUCH data. The problem with having too much data is that the answers you need get buried under vanity metrics.

Topics: metrics
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How to Make the Most of Being a Trade Show Sponsor

By Claire Motz on November 13, 2018

I recently attended the BCUG/NAVUG Summit 2018 show in Phoenix with a client who was a Gold Level Sponsor. It was the first trade show of this size either of us had attended as sponsors, and I learned a lot – including how to stand out in a room of 100 other companies and how to network with partners. Among my learning, I made a ‘stop, improve, keep’ list of items to help us improve our marketing strategy and make the most of our sponsorship in upcoming years.

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Influence vs Power: Making Changes in Your Organization

By Claire Motz on October 9, 2018

Think about someone who’s positively influenced you. This person could be a boss, coworker, family member, friend, or even a celebrity. Now think about five actions or characteristics of that person. What did you come up with? It’s possible you wrote that they’re patient, a good teacher, communicate well, set expectations, or that they’re simply a competent person with a logical mind.

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