Lots has been written about planning. Do a web search on B2B marketing and communications planning, and you’ll be overwhelmed. So there’s lots of talk, yet most companies don’t actually plan. Why is that? A big reason is that marketing and communications planning seems like a chore. Thinking. Researching. Writing. BAH!! Doing something—like creating a website or […]
Any plan begins with objectives…goals…what you want to achieve…the desired results. Marketing communications plans are no different. There’s sometimes confusion, though, as to what B2B marketing communications can do. Here’s a list of objectives that marketing communications programs can achieve.
BUILD CREDIBILITYA company may want to be seen as an expert in their field. In this case, they need to be accepted as a credible information source. Tactics that can be used to build credibility include:
- Marketing public relations, especially articles, whitepapers and case histories
- Social media [...]
Social media and mobile marketing are getting a lot of attention, but we believe B2B marketers need to remember the power of email. Email marketing is a great way to reach a defined audience. You can get a message to the right person, and save the printing and postage costs associated with surface mail. Technology makes it possible to tailor messages to recipients based on timing, interests and other parameters. While there are many cool services B2B marketers can use to implement email marketing, to be successful […]