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

How SMART Goals Make for a Smarter Marketing Strategy

Posted by Consuelo Reinberg on Jul 25, 2022 11:26:32 AM

When only 61% of marketers believe their marketing strategy is effective, and 58% of marketers are struggling to target or segment their audience, it behooves you to ask: How can marketers get smarter about marketing strategy? The answer is goal setting, and more specifically - SMART goals setting. SMART stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound.

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Topics: content marketing, content, metrics, social media, persona, inbound marketing, messaging, Account-based marketing, planning, tactics, buyer journey, integrated 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

Keep Top Influencers on Your Side

Posted by Consuelo Reinberg on Apr 19, 2022 12:08:00 PM

Run Smooth-as-Silk Analyst Briefings

Analysts are undeniably one of today’s top enterprise influencer groups - providing value with their finger on the pulse on the market, understanding of customer needs and pain points, and ability to advise clients which vendor and solutions to consider.

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Topics: analyst, analyst relations, messaging

Your ABM Needs and Our Marketing Communications Resources

Posted by Consuelo Reinberg on Mar 16, 2022 12:31:00 PM

Amy Kenigsberg, COO & Co-founder, talks about how K2 can up your ABM game

Statistics prove that account-based marketing, which targets and engages specific accounts with personalized campaigns, is a powerful and profitable strategy.

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Topics: marketing, inbound marketing, messaging, PR, Account-based marketing, sales, ABM