In B2B Marketing: Content is Media

For some reason there is a lot of confusion about the word Content lately. Back in the late 90s when the internet was just heating up we all heard alot about how “Content is King”. But these days for B2B Marketers I think we need to take it a step further and say that “Content […]

Does Bit.ly convert for B2B Marketing – a case study

The short answer – heck yeah!

On December 19, 2009 Avaya completed the acquisition of Nortel Enterprise Services. We announced on that day we would hold a virtual event that would introduce our new roadmap for the combined enterprise in exactly 30 days. This would prove to be a seminal event for Avaya and […]

B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Trust is not a new thing when it comes to marketing and communications as evidenced by one of the most awaited studies in the communications world is always the annual Edelman Public Relations Trust Barometer.

Trust is not a new thing in the world of sales either – its a fact that people enjoy buying […]

B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso?

I picked this saying up from Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book called Crush It.

I really liked the idea of content having dual purposes and not just the purpose of posting to your website or blog.

The lure part is really about a steady stream of content that is consistent in its frequency which is why […]

Social Media is not a campaign it’s a commitment!

A while back I created a post called – There is no “campaign” in Social Media because when marketers use the word “campaign,” it tends to suggest an initiative to get a message out to a targeted group of constituents. It also implies there will be a beginning and, somewhere down the road, an ending.

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Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing

According to Wikipedia – Influencer Marketing is a form of marketing that has emerged from a variety of recent practices and studies, in which focus is placed on specific key individuals (or types of individual) rather than the target market as a whole. It identifies the individuals that have influence over potential buyers, and orients […]

The 4 P’s to Social Media Marketing

Ok ok – based on the great response I got from my readers on my last blog post The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing I thought I would try to apply the same principle to Social Media Marketing. Frankly, I have been brewing this post for a while now and its time to let it […]

The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing

We’ve all heard about the four P’s of marketing.

Product Price Placement Promotion

The four P’s were created mainly to describe the ideal “marketing mix”. The term “marketing mix” became popularized after Neil H. Borden published his 1964 article, Concept of the Marketing Mix.

I would argue this killer combo of marketing is mainly […]

Sharing is how you build a Brand

In a recent BusinessWeek article featuring Tony Hsieh from Zappos – they closed with a quote from Tony “Sharing is how we build our brand.” And I couldn’t help but agree.

Whether you are a CMO’s of a B2C or B2B Marketing team the key in this next decade is sharing and the key to […]

What you can learn from Mister Splashy Pants?

Ok so what does a humpback whale have to do with marketing? Check out this campaign from Greenpeace for the answer. […]