It’s tempting to assume that emotional marketing elements like your brand story don’t matter in B2B. But research shows that’s not the case. Marketers lose a key opportunity to gain a competitive edge when they ignore the emotional elements of B2B branding, like brand storytelling.
What do customers just not get about your brand? Well-designed brand research can reveal how customers’ misperceptions are affecting your bottom-line. Read more
A new study on coronavirus business disruption shows that while every industry has been gravely impacted, some, like tech, are faring better than others.
Cascade Insights’ survey reveals how the crisis is affecting business operations across company sizes, sectors, and job roles. (Hint: no business type, size, or function is immune.)
A solid B2B marketing strategy requires differentiators that actually stand out. This seems obvious. But unfortunately, in B2B tech, great differentiators are hard to come by.
The industry standard for B2B buyer personas is wanting. I frequently see buyer personas built by other vendors that read more like a dating profile than an exceptional piece of analysis and insight.
In these poorly amalgamated personas, significant time is spent on demographic details and personality traits of a buyer when other topics are far more critical.
To develop a solid B2B messaging framework, you need to make some tough decisions. You also need to disappoint some people while delighting others. Sadly, too few companies do this. In all cases, this inability to commit leads to poor messaging and poor marketing.
Yes, yes, I see that your solution will enhance my ROI and accelerate something or other while also optimizing and transforming my business. But, um, what does it do? If your B2B content strategy doesn’t include the prohibition of buzzwords, you may want to rethink your messaging. Read more
Are you thinking of diving into B2B freelance work? Read on, because there’s a very good chance that within 12 months you’ll be right back in your corporate job. This episode is a care package for anyone jumping into the gig economy.
You should write better. If you do B2B content writing, especially in the tech industry, you should really write better.
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