Eight B2B Messaging Fails - and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Sep 28, 2022 10:30:00 AM

B2B messaging should clearly explain the unique selling propositions (USPs) and myriad advantages of your solution to everyone participating in purchasing process. Sometimes, that just isn’t achieved.

Fail 1 - The “too-broad” B2B messaging

General marketing blah-blah is not appreciated. Technology products are very rarely designed for general use, and the more specific you message to your personas, the better. Messaging must make it immediately apparent who benefits from your product and how.

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Topics: persona, customer communications, message, messaging, B2B

Is B2B Collaborative Marketing Good for Business?

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Sep 22, 2022 1:35:00 PM

Know the pros and cons before you dive in

Like any endeavor, B2B collaborative marketing has its up and downsides. It’s up to the partner-brand companies to strike a good balance. Before we dive too deeply into B2B collaborative marketing pros and cons, definitions are in order because a few related terms - i.e., co-branding, co-marketing, brand partnership - are often bandied about and may cause confusion.

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Topics: content marketing, marketing, social media, brand, customer communications, integrated marketing, collaborative marketing

B2B Messaging: Why It’s Different - and More Difficult - Than B2C

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Sep 14, 2022 7:04:33 PM

Robert, CMO of a cybersecurity business, devotes his energies to making his company’s solution stand out in a very crowded marketplace. He ensures his marketing and sales teams stay on top of the latest available analytics, CRM, social media, and other technologies that’ll help them achieve his goals. While Bob is a super-effective CMO, he’s also a fanatical sportsman - forever trying to fit tennis matches in his already busy schedule - as well as a devoted dad of three.

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Topics: marketing, message, messaging, B2B, customer journey, integrated marketing

Collaborative Marketing: No B2B Enterprise Is an Island

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Sep 12, 2022 12:57:00 PM

Collaborative marketing is a must-add to your overall B2B marketing strategy. Collaborative marketing means building connections, networking, and establishing formal partnerships among related, non-competitive businesses to increase brand awareness, gain new customers, and boost sales.

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Topics: content marketing, content, brand, customer communications, integrated marketing, collaborative marketing, email marketing

Who Are You? - Finding Your Target Audience

Posted by Shani Eichler Delouya on Sep 8, 2022 5:18:43 PM

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Topics: blog, marketing, social media, marketing strategy, target audience

Seven Tips for Successful B2B Collaborative Marketing

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Sep 7, 2022 11:34:00 AM

The best version of collaborative marketing drives success for everyone involved – sharing channels to present complementary solutions strengthens both brands while increasing leads.

1) Select the type of B2B partnership you need

  • Strategic partnership - Align with non-competitive companies that offer products or services that complement yours - for example, a healthcare provider and a health data platform that offers remote access - can help both brands reach into each other’s markets to expand their customer base and grow revenue.
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Topics: content marketing, content, customer communications, corporate communications, Account-based marketing, collaborative marketing, SMART Goals

Collaborative Marketing: Finding the Ideal B2B Partner

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Sep 1, 2022 1:20:00 PM

Collaborative marketing can be productive and profitable in your B2B marketing arsenal – if…

To gain the benefits of positive brand association, new marketing and product ideas, expanded market reach, increased social media following, and more, you need the right partner. You need a B2B vendor whose brand message and solution offerings are compatible with yours, with whom you can have a smooth and productive relationship, and whose impeccable brand reputation will reflect positively on yours.

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Topics: content marketing, sales, marketing qualified leads, sales qualified leads, marketing strategy, collaborative marketing

If No One Knows You're Out There

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Aug 29, 2022 12:43:00 PM

The tension in the room was palpable. The CEO was clearly an unwilling hostage to the situation; that seemed clear. Amy and I were invited to this meeting by T, the vice president of marketing. He wanted to pursue a more aggressive marketing campaign to help his underperforming potential monster technology.

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Topics: Public relations, news value, Israel, marketing

Paying for the Future with PR

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Aug 18, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Since starting our business more than a decade ago, we’ve seen companies

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Topics: Public relations, blog, content, marketing, valuation

Is Your Story News - or Not?

Posted by Consuelo Reinberg on Aug 10, 2022 5:43:00 PM

Whether your story is truly newsworthy and worthy of press coverage isn’t just your call.

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Topics: journalist, news story, news value, timeliness, press coverage, local story