Cut costs, grow faster by building greater buyer trust

Ready, here it is…the line that’s said in every executive strategy meeting this time of year: “As we head into next year, we need to cut costs and grow faster.” While the statement is rife for snarky water cooler chat possibilities, it is not an oxymoron. It is what...

The Best Type of Marketing, Next to Advocacy (Of Course!)

As Marketers, we are always coming up with new and creative ways to position our organization, brand or products/services.  We continually tweak our value prop messages and push the boundaries of our corporate branding in attempts to grab buyers’ attention.  We play...

Boring No More! Turn Customer Marketing Reports into Your Best Asset

Ask any VP-level or above in Marketing if they’ve read any thrilling reports lately, and you’re sure to be met with a look of distinguished confusion. The fact is, an overwhelming number of marketing metrics reports aren’t exactly page turners. Yawn. So how can you...

Better Aligning Customer Marketing Activities and Measurement

Most marketing leaders have a pretty good idea of how important their customer marketing efforts are to the success of their business. After all, for years they’ve been bombarded with messages and promises about customer marketing like: Reach buyers sooner! Get hotter...

3 Overlooked Benefits of Documenting Sales Wins

Congratulations! Your team just landed that big deal. You know, the one that they’ve been chasing for months. The one that required 5 demos, 35 phone calls, a 2 month security audit, 3 reference calls, 67 emails and convinced 18 people and their dog at the...

B2B Buyer Trust: They’d Rather Hear It From a Peer than You!

When you need to find someone to babysit your children, or watch your dog for the weekend, or remodel your kitchen, what do you do? Do you just Google it and click on the first ad you see? Of course not! You seek out a recommendation from a family member, friend,...
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