The Times, They Are A-Changin’
Keep Your Eyes on Generational Shifts in Key Decision Makers I was recently asked to offer some insights for “2016 Trends in B-to-B Marketing,” an article in Marketing Daily. As you might expect from the title, they wanted to know what trends marketers should be planning for in the coming year, and they asked […]Read More
Proving B2B ROI Is Hard, But You’re Still Responsible for It
Don’t Ditch Lead Generation—Do Lead Generation Better As B2B marketers, how do we quantify the results of our work? How do we prove the effectiveness? The ROI. That’s the constant challenge we face, especially when it comes to the building industry, where we have to be that much smarter. The numbers prove it: 32% of […]Read More
What Comes After Sales Enablement?
Take B2B Marketing to the Next Step with In-Person Meetings As building products marketers, it’s amazing to think of the amount of time and energy we spend planning out the perfect marketing tools and strategies. Sales enablement is one such tool that is becoming increasingly prevalent and effective. Done right, sales enablement can provide your […]Read More
B2B Marketers: It’s Okay to Be an Enabler. (Sometimes.)
New Findings Prove the Effectiveness of Sales Enablement I’m an enabler. No, not the kind you’re thinking—a different kind of enabler. I’m referring, of course, to one of my favorite topics: sales enablement. I’m an enabler in that anyone who knows me knows that I talk about this topic a lot because I have […]Read More
Building Products Marketers Need Sales to Survive
Sales and Strategy Go Hand In Hand What if I told you that all the effort you put into marketing your building products was absolutely useless? What if I told you that no matter how great the creative, how brilliant the strategy, and how alluring the incentive, your approach was doomed to fail? Because […]Read More
I Want B2B Marketers to Talk Dirty
Why Now Is the Time for B2B E-Commerce There’s a dirty word in the world of B2B marketing. A word that strikes fear in the hearts of B2B marketers and sales people everywhere. It’s a word many are afraid to say, but not me. I’m talking about e-commerce. (See? Told you—not afraid.) Many […]Read More
B2B Marketing: What’s Easy Isn’t Necessarily What’s Right
Is Your Marketing Making Life Easier for You or Your Prospects? There’s a saying that doing the easy thing is not the same as doing the right thing. It’s definitely true for B2B marketers—what’s easy for us to produce might not be what is right for our audience to consume. But we like easy; as children, […]Read More
Is Your Sales Promotion Failing? Or Are You Just Failing Your Sales Team?
Drive Sales Promotion Results by Marketing to Your Sales Team Here’s something you might not expect a veteran B2B marketer to say: The success of a B2B sales promotion does not hinge on the prizes, nor does it hinge on the theme. It’s not only about the bells and whistles. It’s not even only […]Read More
Is Your Content Marketing Self-Serving?
Then It’s Time to Focus on the Complete View Companies are jumping on the content marketing bandwagon. In theory, that means that more people than ever are consuming content to educate themselves. The problem is that the content is homogenized, and rarely adapted based on the audience. Many companies are still talking to all […]Read More