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

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

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

Build a Passionate Community to Support Your Business

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Jun 8, 2022 7:52:00 PM

Nike’s online community built around its Run+ mobile app not only benefits members through personal training tips and challenges, but also helps the company gain an in-depth understanding of its users’ interests and behaviors.

Online fashion brand Asos’ social followers constantly share content and respond to comments.

Spin Sucks’ 80,000-strong community’s passion for content marketing has made the brand a leader in the PR and communications industry.

Social media plays a critical role in building a community of loyal customers who can positively impact your brand or business.

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Topics: content marketing, social media, brand, customer communications, audience, messaging, personas, client relations, Shared media, linkedin, marketing qualified leads, sales qualified leads, twitter, youtube, facebook, reputation

Use Social Media to Target and Draw Truly Qualified Leads

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Jun 1, 2022 9:42:00 AM

Implement almost any type of marketing campaign, and you’ll find that getting truly qualified leads is like trying to hit targets you can’t see.

Not so with social media campaigns.

By marketing to your followers on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, or anywhere else your customers may be, you’re reaching out to people who already love, support, or are interested in your company, or have had a prior relationship or encounter with you - in other words, a qualified lead.

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Topics: content marketing, social media, brand, customer communications, audience, messaging, personas, client relations, Shared media, linkedin, marketing qualified leads, sales qualified leads, twitter, youtube, facebook, reputation

Protect Brand Reputation from Social-media Fallout

Posted by Consuelo Reinberg on May 31, 2022 4:49:00 PM

Social media has major impact – delivering increased customer engagement, free publicity, cost-effective public relations, enhanced brand awareness, stronger credibility, thought leadership-building opportunities.

Social media gives you more control over your brand image and reputation – and less.

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Topics: content marketing, social media, brand, customer communications, linkedin, marketing qualified leads, sales qualified leads, twitter, youtube, facebook, reputation

Why Social Media is Business Critical

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on May 24, 2022 3:28:00 PM

Know What Your Customers Are Thinking

Quick. Name the most powerful marketing tool you have.

The answer comes in various forms - consumer insights, customer data, market research - but all these terminologies amount to one critical word.

KNOWLEDGE.

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Topics: content marketing, social media, customer communications, linkedin, marketing qualified leads, sales qualified leads, twitter, youtube, facebook

Quick Tips to Improve Your Website

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Mar 23, 2022 11:42:38 AM

Thanks for using K2 Global Communications Website Grader Tool. If you haven't, you can access it here.

No matter your score, here are some quick tips to generate more active visits for your existing and potential client base.

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Topics: content marketing, marketing, brand, customer communications, SEO, Account-based marketing, client relations, integrated marketing, collaborative marketing, website

The Real Need for Messaging as a Service (MaaS)

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Nov 7, 2021 2:40:05 PM

Hmmm…should this be a blog or rant?

We’re constantly amazed at the number of companies who’ve been around for years and don’t have a cohesive messaging document (MD).

While I understand the aversion – MDs are difficult to execute, with various stakeholders within the company trying to get their voices heard – a well-conceived MD creates a virtual paint-by-numbers scenario, where all of your USPs are well defined for audiences across the purchasing chain, smoothing the account-based marketing process.

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Topics: marketing, brand, customer communications, message, messaging, corporate communications, client relations, integrated marketing