If you have ever been a part of one, you know that handling content strategy for mergers and acquisitions might result in a bit of a chaotic and messy web presence. Most companies lack neat and tidy content on their own site, so the effort to combine two unorganized sites (or ‘not optimized’ -- to sugar coat it) often leaves marketing leaders holding the keys to a stressful, chaotic, and inefficient web migration project.
We frequently partner with clients who have been tasked with redesigning their company’s website. Tempting as it may be to dive right in and start designing web pages, we ask our clients to pause and answer these five questions before launching into any redesign, whether it’s an overhaul of their entire online experience or a smaller section of their site.
In the corporate environment, we see over and over again that instead of striving to use laser-focused marketing strategies to cause real business outcomes, team/department cultures are built around production quantity and busy-ness. That is, rather than saying "We need to achieve X for the business, so let's work on Y marketing activities," the mindset is increasingly "We have 15+ marketers on staff, and we have to justify that our department size and budget are warranted, therefore we need to squeeze as much "stuff" out as possible. The more visible to executive leadership, the better."