Your sales teams can exceed expectations if you have the right materials at the right time for the right customer – we’re talking about bringing “What’s in it for me” to whole new levels.
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.
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.
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.
Want to break through the clutter? Want to rise above the market noise?
Are there too many cybersecurity companies for our own good? Some have become unsustainable as others have gone under. It seems ironic that cyberattacks - the biggest threat to both organizations and nations - have given rise to an enormous global cybersecurity market.
Should be good news, right? However, the unrelenting waves of cyberattacks and the increasing need to mitigate security risks has also given rise to more than 4,000 cybersecurity companies, whose marketing messages are now flooding -- make that clogging -- an already congested vertical.
7 Questions to Ask Before Trying DIY Analyst Relations
Analyst relations is simply too critical to simply do yourself or leave in inexperienced hands. Analyst relations could make or break marketing efforts for your technology products. Their objective and expert insights greatly influence technology buyers’ decisions, and your ability to influence these influencers could mean the difference between analyst coverage/ recommendation of your product and...well, the absence of it. Before you say, “How hard can it be?” ask yourself these questions:
Understanding the role of market research and up-to-date intelligence
An article on 31 product launch statistics for 2022 revealed this nugget from a Harvard Business School professor: about 30,000 new products are launched each year, and about 95 percent of these will probably fail.
Since its release, ChatGPT has taken the internet by a storm. Self described as a: “large language model that was trained by OpenAI, ChatGPT is capable of understanding and generating natural language text, which allows it to perform a variety of tasks such as answering questions, generating written content, and more.”