Michael Bradford

Michael Bradford is a veteran business journalist and a regular contributor to Business Insurance and Commercial Risks' Global Risk Manager. He has also worked as an internal news editor and writer at Zurich Insurance Group.

Recent content by this author:

  • B2B Brands Deploy 'Always-on' Marketing Strategy to Keep Up with Buyers

    B2B Marketer   May 4, 2022  

    There are several reasons B2B buyers seek out new vendors, ranging from a problem with an existing solution to relocating the business. But the reality is that buyers could be on the hunt for new vendors at just about any time. That's why marketers need an "always-on" approach to providing relevant content, according to a recent study, making sure they get on the short list of potential suppliers.

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  • How to Start an ABM Program That Works

    B2B Marketer   April 6, 2022  

    A rising number of B2B marketers are starting to adopt account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. But developing ABM programs can't be done quickly, and it requires a concerted effort to align sales and marketing departments.

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  • Many B2B Brands See Themselves As Ethical — Do Their Customers?

    B2B Marketer   February 9, 2022  

    B2B marketers see themselves as more ethical and honest than average, according to a recent Forrester survey. However, separate studies show that people have a different take, causing a trust gap within vertical sectors. To start to close the gap, B2B organizations need to conduct a comprehensive assessment of their brand and figure out where the weak spots lie.

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  • Digital B2B Content Needs an Overhaul

    B2B Marketer   December 1, 2021  

    Bombarded by marketing content for nearly the past two years, B2B buyers are feeling burned out and are dramatically reducing their content intake. But that doesn’t mean brand managers can let up when it comes to developing their messaging efforts. To the contrary, CMOs and marketers have to stir their creative juices to develop the kinds of campaigns that have a touch of fun and, perhaps more important, treat their customers like humans.

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