2021 Group Benefits: Continuing Rise of Benefits Admin Platforms-as-a-Channel

A massively fragmented Benefits Administration (BenAdmin), HR, Payroll, Carrier, and PEO drives more frustration than a utility for many. Carriers and brokers will have to start thinking and acting much more like technology marketers and systems integrators moving forward in the benefits admin platform-as-a-channel inevitable future.

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, […]

3 “Must-Have” Foundational Marketing Assets for Success

Common Challenges of Rushing to Market Businesses and product teams are often eager and quick to ‘get to market’ with their latest solutions and marketing campaigns. With competition looming and customers yearning for the latest and greatest, we get the haste. Yet, while speed-to-market is critical, skipping the creation of foundational marketing assets—like defining your […]

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

Measuring marketing’s effectiveness in 2021 remains a top priority for CMOs as return on marketing remains frustratingly squishy.