TIPS:  What Your Cybersecurity Message Should Say

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Dec 1, 2022 2:54:00 PM

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 a global cybersecurity market whose value is set to swell to over $300B by 2024 and VC funding that hit a record high $5.3B in 2018. 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 1,500 cybersecurity companies, whose marketing messages are now flooding -- make that clogging -- an already congested vertical.

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Topics: content marketing, marketing, audience, message, messaging, personas

The Real Need for Messaging as a Service (MaaS)

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Oct 12, 2022 11:17:00 AM

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

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

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Oct 6, 2022 11:28:00 AM

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

Craft B2B Messaging Your Audiences Really Want to Hear

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Oct 3, 2022 1:45:00 PM

 

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.

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Topics: market research, customer communications, message, messaging, B2B, marketing strategy

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

Getting the Right Analysts to the Table

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Apr 13, 2022 10:15:00 AM

A pitch-perfect pitch can get top influencers to cover your product

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Topics: journalist, analyst, analyst relations, message, corporate communications, technology

Ensure You're Fully Prepared for AR

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Mar 30, 2022 11:56:00 AM

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:

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Topics: analyst, analyst relations, objective, message, technology

The PR Curmudgeon

Posted by Larry Kenigsberg on Oct 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM

“Everybody has a price” – but, what if…

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Topics: Public relations, marketing, brand, audience, message, PR, corporate communications