In Marketing We Trust?

In Marketing We Trust? It’s the job of the sales rep to close the deal, but that’s a whole lot easier if the marketing team is able to foster a trust relationship between the prospect and the company. We live…
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Using Customer Insight to Drive C-Suite Leads

Customer insights are vital for creating differentiated and focused messaging that resonates uniquely with your target audience in today’s crowded marketing channels.  All too often, we adopt a seemingly rational content approach, only to wonder where the logic failed when…
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B2B Content Marketing: Reduce the Burden of Your Buyer’s Journey

While communicating with a wide audience is easier than ever before, somewhat paradoxically, actually connecting with them in meaningful ways is becoming ever more difficult amidst the growing morass of online content.  Unfortunately, quantity of information in no way equates…
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B2B Content Marketing: Making the Most of Your Blockbuster Content

A successful B2B content marketing strategy isn’t just about generating great content – although that’s key.  It’s also about deploying focused and targeted content in a comprehensive and deliberate manner where your audience can find it when they need it. …
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4 Rules for Better B2B Content Marketing

The Internet has revolutionized much of life as we know it. Sharing information and engaging in critical conversations has become more direct, immediate, and yet infinitely more complex. Consider the more sophisticated B2B purchases, for example. The purchase process has…
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Going Beyond Thought Leadership to Commercial Insight

As B2B marketers, we know that truly connecting with prospects in a meaningful way requires connecting with them on an emotional level.  Content based marketing employs just this strategy by creating messaging which resonates, identifying timely and relevant issues that…
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5 Steps to Creating Dynamic Content

The old adage “change is the only constant” seems to become ever more accurate as time goes on. Meaning that the pace of change is accelerating. Try to think of a business sector that hasn’t been impacted by any of…
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B2B Marketing Content: Creating Thought Leadership

The faster the rate of change, the more buyers will continue to value thought leadership as a means to understand the possibilities that technology might create for their companies. It also helps in avoiding poor or limiting purchase decisions.  Yet…
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Creating Key Account Thought Leadership

According to Jeff Ernst of Forrester Research, addressing “the B2B buying process isn’t about selling a product or service – it’s about demonstrating your ability to solve a customer’s problems1.”  Let’s face it, we are all in the business of…
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Ensure campaign success with prospect surveys

Prospect surveys may be easier to do than you think, and leveraging the results in a timely fashion can have a major impact on campaign success.   In a recent blog post – “Proof That It Never Hurts To Ask”1,…
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