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How to identify a good B2B case study

Trade magazines and website editors love a good case study. (You know, those stories about your satisfied customer using your saved-the-day product.) So do magazine readers – your customers and prospects. This public relations tactic gets your product success stories into the editorial columns of print and electronic media, and it lets readers learn how you helped solve real-world problems. So what separates strong case studies from less effective ones? […]

B2B blogs: How to spread the word

So you’re doing the right thing by writing a blog as part of your company’s marketing efforts. You’re sharing high-value content, avoiding self-promotion and posting regularly. Yet one thing is missing — readers.

The good news is that you can use some low-cost, online tools to get the word out. [...]

Stealth marketing — don’t get caught doing it

If you’re piloting a jet fighter and need to avoid detection on enemy radar screens, then “stealth” is a wholly positive attribute. However, if you’re trying to sell a product or service to your market, you can’t be stealthy and successful at the same time. Yet occasionally, companies get into a mode we call stealth marketing. Stealth marketing is characterized by a hesitancy on the part of marketers to promote their wares too boldly — due to lack of confidence, lack of appropriate resources, or fear of tipping their hand to the competition. […]

By | December 8th, 2015|Branding and Creative, Media Planning, Strategic Planning|

5 tips for making your B2B website work harder

For most business-to-business marketers, there’s no marketing tool more critical to sales success than the company’s website. As the digital face of your company, it is often your prospects’ first point of contact with you. It can also be their last if their online experience is frustrating or less than fruitful. Let’s start with the basics. A marketing website must look professional, accurately project your brand, be easy to navigate and offer useful information to visitors who want to solve problems and find answers. Hopefully, your products and […]

B2B marcomm — How to be seen everywhere at once

The benefits of combining advertising and PR in your marcomm program

Keeping your messages in front of your target audience at all times is one of the keys to marketing communications success. Whether your prospect is reading a trade journal, surfing the internet, opening the mail, checking email or attending a trade show, the more times he encounters your messages, the more likely he is to remember your company and products and, ultimately, to buy from you. [...]