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Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Lead Prosperity: How Account-Based Marketing Can Help

How is your audience engagement? Are you wasting a lot of time and resources on marketing? Are your returns on new customers worth the initial effort? If you’re unsure about any of these questions, account-based marketing (ABM) might be able to help! What is Account-Based Marketing? A juicy burger and an ice-cold beer is a […]

Dear Dale

Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Dear Dale: Breaking Into Adjacent Markets

Welcome to another installment of Dear Dale! In this special section, we will post a question or two from our reading audience that our Founder, CEO and fearless leader at DeanHouston+, Dale Dean will personally answer! Here we go! Dear Dale, We manufacture a lot of products for multiple markets. What are some marketing tactics […]


Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Are Sponsorships Worth It?

Sponsorships are a common partnership between two entities where both sides exchange something for each other’s benefit. It seems simple, but is it worthwhile? To find the answer to that question, we must define what sponsorships mean when it comes to marketing. When a business or organization becomes a sponsor – some common examples include […]

Product Placements

Inspire, Media, Strategic Marketing, Visual Marketing

Right Place, Right Time: The Value of Product Placement

If you’ve watched a movie or television show at any time in the last century, you’ve almost certainly seen several examples of product placement. While some of the most prominent examples that come to mind might be scenes of characters drinking Coca-Cola with the label facing outward or driving prominently-featured Audis through exciting chase sequences, […]

Dear Dale

Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Dear Dale: How to Generate Quality Leads

Welcome to the first installment of our new Dear Dale column! In this special section, we will post a question or two from our reading audience that our Founder, CEO and fearless leader at DeanHouston+, Dale Dean will personally answer! So, without further ado… Dear Dale, My company produces components for the oil & gas […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inspire, Marketing Automation, Strategic Marketing

The Ballad of “Always On” Marketing Campaigns

When it comes to executing a marketing campaign, there’s not always a good time to pause, or to shoo away customer acquisition at any stage. Unlike traditional, linear marketing campaigns which tend to focus on awareness, the intent of an “always on” (also known as “evergreen”) campaign is continually optimized to build engagement and retention. […]

Cause Marketing

Content Marketing, Event Planning & Management, Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Marketing For A Cause

Business and consumer values evolve all the time. Recent studies have shown that more than 60% of consumers want to buy from brands that have a real purpose. This indicates that in today’s world, people tend to support companies that are active members of their communities, maintain good ethical standards, and exhibit social responsibility. Cause […]

Blue Ocean Strategy

Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Developing Your Blue Ocean Strategy

Nearly 71% of the earth is made of water. That’s significant, especially when you realize that more than 80% of the ocean remains unexplored. Even with modern technology, there is so much we have not experienced. Just imagine what wonders we have yet to find under the surface! The possibilities are many – and a […]

Emotional Intelligence

Branding, Content Marketing, Inspire, Social Media, Strategic Marketing

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

The term “emotional intelligence” (EQ) from a marketing perspective might make you think of a number of things. Maybe it conjures thoughts of brands whose social posts get people consistently excited about their products. Or perhaps it brings to mind instances when a company has directly addressed a pain point that their audience cares about. […]


Inspire, Strategic Marketing, Trade Show

INSPIRE Podcast: Episode 27 | Ed Kammerer & Dave Lacaille – Adapting to New Trends in Trade Shows

In this edition of the DH+ INSPIRE Podcast, our own Colton Stombaugh is joined by fueling industry leaders Dave Lacaille and Ed Kammerer. Dave is the Senior Director of North American Sales at Dover Fueling Solutions, and Ed is the Director of Marketing and Global Product Strategy for OPW Retail Fueling. Both veterans of fueling […]

Holiday Marketing

Content Marketing, Inspire, Social Media, Strategic Marketing

Deck the Halls With Holiday Marketing

For many retailers, December is inherently the season for targeted holiday messaging and all those unbeatable deals on consumer goods. B2C marketing, especially in retail, is a necessity. But for industrial companies with far more niche or expensive products and services, the holiday months can leave us feeling like Kevin in Home Alone. By this […]

Competitive Analysis

Branding, Inspire, Research & Analysis, Strategic Marketing

Analyzing the Competition to Better Your Brand

From personnel reviews to internal improvement campaigns, there are a lot of ways to boost your company’s performance by looking inward. But those efforts can only go so far when not paired with an external outlook. The strength of your business is built on the individual value propositions that make your brand unique, but examining […]

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