If your digital marketing team is churning out a load of great content to give you a favourable position in search rankings and an increase in visitors to your website, you might be wondering why your sales team is not delivering when it comes to closing all those juicy new leads and turning them into sales.
‘Smarketing.’ It’s not the nicest example of a portmanteau out there. There are others that manage to effectively and more nicely capture a two-word concept into one, from the now mundane ‘brunch’ or ‘internet’ to the entertaining ‘craptacular’. But craptacular term aside, the concept behind ‘smarketing’ - having sales and marketing working together - is great, and is one that business and agencies really should be familiar with and practising.
Though big hitters such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have warned of the possible negative consequences of our adopting Artificial Intelligence, nobody has come back from the future to warn us about just how catastrophic a robot-dominated future will be for humankind, so we have to assume that this innovative and exciting advancement is going to be around for a while yet.