Top Five Things to Say to Customers To Make them Beg to be a ReferenceFew marketing assets are as compelling or credible as a good customer reference. When done well, it has the ability to prop up your brand on a cushion of goodwill, shaping audience perception and paving the way for new and prospective clients to engage with your company. However, getting customers to participate in a reference […]
The Changing B2B Buyer’s JourneyThe buyer’s journey, often called a funnel, is a powerful construct to help you understand the stages of buying customers in your industry go through. But rigidly applying content—meaning the details of information within each article, video, infographic, experience, etc. that you put out into the world—to specific stages within buyer’s journey will only lead […]
The Holy Grail of B2B Content MarketingLet's say you sell technology. The companies that buy your technology likely use it to build a product or service they sell to their own customers. This is one of the overlooked curiosities of B2B: your customer's customers.
That's why I think the Holy Grail of B2B marketing is this: Make content your customers will use to show off their own value to their customers.
The Tragedy and Potential of B2B RomanceWe want proven reliability, measurable improvements, and cost savings in our purchases. But those don't excite us. Behind all these numbers, there are qualities that do more than catch an accountant's eye.
Every product has ideas, potentials, promises... all the people that can be reached, the markets that can be turned around, the planet that can become better than it was. These unquantifiable and immeasurable possibilities do to a listener what no numbers can ever accomplish: inspire.