B2B Buyers

Building Products Trade Show Tips Roundup!

What You Need to Prepare for This Year’s Trade Shows It’s official: trade show season is in full swing. As someone who attends his fair share of them, I can attest to it. This week, I will be attending the DeckExpo and Remodeling Show, where I will visit booths from many companies in the building…

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2015’s Top 10 Building Product Dealers and Lumberyards to Follow on Twitter (Part 1)

Prepare to Click Follow—A Lot.   You’ll hear a lot of people in the building products industry make the claim that social media isn’t important to their marketing strategies. But the truth is that generational dynamics are shifting, putting Millennials and other social media users in new buying positions. It’s not something that’s coming down…

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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…

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Not Ready to Speak? Try Listening.

With Building Products Social Media Marketing, Start by Listening I hear constantly from building product marketers that social media doesn’t apply to their business—that it’s “a B2C thing” or that it’s “for Millennials” and has no use when it comes to generating marketing qualified leads and closing sales. But when someone says this, what they’re…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Content Your Audience Wants But Isn’t Getting

Is Your Content Passive or Interactive? It’s no longer enough for content to be good. (Heck, maybe it never was.) It’s not even enough for content to be timely, personalized, well-distributed, or repurposed. What’s also important is that your content is interactive—or at least, some of your content is interactive. In fact, a Customer Think…

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B2B Email: Only As Good As the Inbox It Lands In

Simple Tips for Email Deliverability You’ve done the unthinkable: you’ve crafted the perfect marketing email. A stunning design, perfect CTA, and breathtakingly relevant content. And guess what? None of it matters if it doesn’t land in an inbox. Email deliverability is one of the most important things to keep in mind as you engage with…

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Recycling—Not Just Good for the Environment

Repurpose Your Content for Greater ROI Content marketing is a big deal for B2B marketers right now. If you didn’t know that, you haven’t been reading enough Navigate-the-Channel lately. In the past few weeks alone, we’ve discussed the importance of the Buyer 360 (creating the right content at the right time for the right audience)…

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