Where Subscription Marketers Need to Focus Their Energy

In the last decade or more, every industry has dipped into subscription-based business models. From subscription natives like HelloFresh and Spotify to those in the process of transitioning like grocery chains and news/media moguls, reoccurring revenue models sound enticing. But it’s easier said than done. With consumers having limited dollars to place their subscription services, […]

2021 Group Benefits: Shifting the Mindset from Products to Solutions

In Part 3, our team shares why Brokers and Providers are bundling coverages, the innovation potential for group benefits leaders that are transitioning from products to solutions, and 5 steps to building a customer-centric solutions strategy.

2021 Group Benefits: Personalizing the Benefits Experience Via Employee Segmentation

In Part 2, our team shares how the pandemic has altered employee engagement in the benefits enrollment process, what employers and employees need from carriers/brokers during this accelerated transition, and what this means for…

2021 Group Benefits: Changing Distribution and Go-to-Market Models

In Part 1 of our series, we dive into the specific go-to-market models for benefits providers as they face challenges. From employer-via-broker to direct-to­ consumer models, read on to see what’s happening and where things are going. We share strategies, imperatives, and foreseeable opportunities for benefits providers and their senior executives.

Optimizing Marketing Mix in the Subscription Economy

The subscription economy has impacted all industries and is driving massive changes in business processes and operating models. The dramatic change in customer preferences away from ownership and towards outcomes and increased flexibility has changed the game…

4 Signs of Stagnant Marketing Analytics

Marketing analytics organizations are under incredible pressure from business stakeholders. Business owners want everything—and they want it quickly. This insatiable appetite for analytics can lead to demoralized teams who get “C” grades on all their assignments, at best. The result: no one is happy. At MarketBridge, we try to help our clients transform into Agile Marketing […]

What Financial Advisors Need to Digitally Succeed

The Power of Digital Readiness Financial Advisors (FAs), and almost all professionals used to in-person business relationships, experienced a dramatic shift in 2020 in terms of how they interact and operate. Virtually overnight, advisors had to adapt their go-to-market practices to ensure business-as-usual and client service. As the pandemic continued to unfold, we saw the […]

Measuring Marketing’s Effectiveness in 2021

Uncertainties Around Marketing’s ROI Measuring marketing’s effectiveness remains a CMO’s top priority in 2021. Unlike almost every other part of operating a business, measuring return on marketing remains frustratingly squishy. The simple reasoning for this is that marketing professionals work with prospects and customers who are not totally “known”. For all the attempts to make […]

4 Strategies Group Benefits Providers Must Consider to Drive Growth

Our market intelligence team listened to 1,000’s of digital conversations this Fall around Open Enrollment to identify the top topics and themes that emerged. We combined this digital listening with client insights, competitive analysis, and our expertise to arrive at several key go-to-market themes that we believe will be critical to driving growth in the 2021 group benefits market, and beyond. An Industry Rocked to the Core As with many industries, COVID-19 has certainly […]

Research on Changing Consumer Perceptions in Financial Services

This blog is based on an interview conducted by Bill Hortz, Founder of the Institute for Innovation Development with Bill Sheldon, SVP at MarketBridge Disruption breeds change, but the right kind of change is driven by building from your customers’ needs and perceptions. In a business environment of accelerating change, it is especially important to […]