Tag: Buyer persona

This time it’s personal: Can B2B marketing satisfy the emotional needs of a new generation of B2B buyers?
This time it’s personal: Can B2B marketing satisfy the emotional needs of a new generation of B2B buyers?

In B2B marketing, copywriters are often tasked with writing brochures, website copy and emails that convey ‘the strategic value that the product delivers to the enterprise’, or similar. The basic tenet of B2B marketing is that the value relates to the corporate entity, and the user benefits also relate to the business value. For example, […]

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Marketing Strategy and Plans: Are You Putting The Cart Before The Horse?
Marketing Strategy and Plans: Are You Putting The Cart Before The Horse?

All too often, people talk about their marketing strategy, and mention things like thought leadership, lead generation, social media and digital marketing. All of these things are great, but the word strategy is often misunderstood as being the same as a plan, or list of activities. It’s easy to see why: the Oxford Dictionary defines […]

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Three Reasons Why Content Marketing Works For B2B Sales
Three Reasons Why Content Marketing Works For B2B Sales

There are plenty of people who think content marketing has no place in the B2b marketing repertoire. They think that B2B selling is about matching product features to customer requirements, building relationships through rounds of golf, liberally distributing branded pens and business card holders and attending the annual industry tradeshow. But most B2B marketers and […]

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What is Marketing?
What is Marketing?

The one curveball question all marketers get asked at some point is ‘what is marketing’… This seemingly simple question is actually a complex and difficult one. The answer depends on who is asking and the context. Do we define marketing as a group of tactics (activities), as a function (the marketing team) or as a […]

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