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Tim Kurz

Tim Kurz is part journalist and part marketer. He loves spectator sports (all of them), Zac Brown Band, being outdoors, and sipping good bourbon neat.

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So, I’m Not Allowed to Buy an Email List—What Now?

By Tim Kurz on Nov 19, 2018 5:26:21 PM

It’s perhaps the most common conversation I have with prospective clients, and it goes something like this: Tim, I really need to communicate with potential new customers, but I don’t have a database list to send to. Where’s the best place to buy a list? Oh, and by the way, I need it fast and I don’t have much budget to work with.

As I interrupt the question, I respond that there is no place to safely buy/rent/gather/assemble a safe email list at any price. A look of despair ensues. 

Huh?

I repeat: There is no place to safely buy/rent/gather/assemble an email list at any price.

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How to Use KPIs to Create a Successful, Data-Driven Culture

By Tim Kurz on Oct 25, 2018 7:06:15 AM

Early in my career, I had a boss named Audrey who was famous for saying, “If you didn’t measure it, it didn’t happen.”

As marketers, measuring and tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) is in our DNA. It's easy to see why, because we're continually asked to prove our worth: "Show me the spend, show me the time, show me the value."

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INBOUND 2018: HubSpot's Customer Code and Why It Matters

By Tim Kurz on Sep 7, 2018 4:13:12 PM

Boston has been good to us this week. The people, energy, lessons, and inspiration at INBOUND 2018 have been nothing short of amazing.

We’ve learned more about content, data, segmentation, growth models, and KPIs than we possibly could have imagined. It’s been exhilarating—and exhausting—and there’s more to come in the weeks ahead about what we learned.

But for now, one presentation from HubSpot co-founder Dharmesh Shah unveiling The Customer Code stands out and, in my opinion, should change the way many of us think about our businesses.

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