Marie Griffin

Marie Griffin is a veteran B2B journalist and editor who covers the marketing, media, and retail sectors. She was previously editor-in-chief of Drug Store News and contributor to Crain Communications.

Recent content by this author:

  • The Growing Innovation Gap Is Costing B2B Brands

    B2B Marketer   May 18, 2022  

    There is a serious gap between perception and reality when it comes to B2B marketing innovation, a recent study finds, with many marketers believing they are more competent marketing innovators than the evidence shows.

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  • Waiting for B2B Alignment

    B2B Marketer   March 9, 2022  

    Sales and marketing alignment remains one of the toughest challenges among many B2B companies. However, while they may have different views of what defines success, sales and marketing executives are acting much more in tandem when it comes to serving their customers, says a new study. Buyers are also playing a key role in pushing marketers to integrate with their sales counterparts.

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  • Brands Turn Up the Dial on Podcasting

    ANA Magazine   February 18, 2022  

    Podcast advertising still needs to catch up with the explosion in programming in the past few years, with plenty of marketers taking a wait-and-see approach. But with consumers increasingly burned out by screens, podcasts may grab both mind- and wallet-share a lot sooner than marketers anticipated.

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  • Setting a New Stage for B2B Buyers

    B2B Marketer   January 12, 2022  

    Improving the customer experience (CX) is a major priority for B2B marketers, according to a recent Forrester study, as companies look for new and creative ways to deliver their content across the purchasing landscape. Having comprehensive measurement programs may be half the battle.

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  • A New Year Brings in Sharper Collaboration for B2B Players

    B2B Marketer   December 15, 2021  

    B2B brands continue to struggle getting the most out of their marketing technology stack. The problem ranges from a lack of training among sales and marketing teams to the integration of all of their disparate software programs. But that's starting to change, as companies put more strategies in place based on collaboration.

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  • Email Marketing Is Changing

    B2B Marketer   November 10, 2021  

    Marketplace and industry factors are forcing marketers to adopt new metrics for measuring email engagement, and they’re taking a close look at the value (and content) they’re providing to customers and prospects while they’re at it.

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  • Digital Display Advertising Is on the Upswing

    B2B Marketer   October 27, 2021  

    While search still commands the biggest portion of the budgeting pie, display advertising is poised to pull even with search in 2022 and overtake it in 2023. As digital spending continues to shift, B2B companies are looking to optimize all their various online ad formats and drive better outcomes.

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  • As Offices Start to Reopen, Going Hybrid May Not Be Enough

    ANA Magazine   July 30, 2021  

    As full-time employees return to the office, they’re bringing with them new demands that go well beyond asking for a “hybrid” schedule; CMOs and marketing departments will need to adapt or risk increasing turnover. In fact, people are leaving their jobs in growing numbers, with the quit rate at an all-time high.

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  • Crisis Energizes New Marketing Efforts

    B2B Marketer   June 9, 2021  

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) required big banks to reach more small businesses, and those located in underserved communities in particular. The effort has led Chase to significantly expand the company’s products, advertising, and content marketing.

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  • The Lockdown Opens Up E-Commerce for B2B Marketers

    B2B Marketer   April 14, 2021  

    Call it a feedback loop: Sales reps are under increasing pressure to sell their wares via multiple channels, and B2B marketers need to support these efforts by supplying a steady flow of relevant content for every stage of the buying cycle. At the same time, marketers need to generate revenue regardless of channel, which means steering more and more of their customers to e-commerce platforms.

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  • Can B2B Marketers Take the Lead Post-Pandemic?

    B2B Marketer   March 17, 2021  

    It’s no longer about sales and marketing alignment per se. It’s about two teams working in tandem to drive revenue and nurture relationships, as the pandemic has provided an opportunity for B2B marketers to steer the relationship in a fundamentally new direction.

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