It’s every marketing department head’s nightmare, to hear the big boss say “We need to cut down on our marketing video budget this year, but I expect you to roll out more campaigns.” It’s that feeling of running towards a dark alley knowing that Freddie Krueger is just around the corner waiting to give you that high five before he does what he does best. But that is not what I will be talking about today. Almost every business no matter how passionate their entrepreneurial spirit is, have gone through certain stages of bottlenecks in their operations especially in the budget side of things. It’s that time when company priorities go haywire, where the finance department is the scariest place to be.
In the content marketing agenda, it has been a norm to talk about the role of marketers in coming up with a compelling proposition. Enough to drive an almost one-sided conversation that storytelling is better left to the marketers. We seem to have that scary idea that those who are in charge of lead generation and inbound activities are the only storytellers in the room. If you are from the sales team, it’s time to stand up!