B2B Marketer

 

Through best practices, case studies, interviews, and expert advice, B2B Marketer provides the strategic and tactical edge marketers need to attract, nurture, and convert today's always-on buyers.

  • How B2B Customers Like to Get Their Information

    B2B Marketer   March 3, 2021  

    A new report explores the “consumption gap,” or the time between when content is requested and the moment it’s opened for consumption, and how this varies according to job title. As B2B buyers become even more elusive, it’s incumbent upon marketers to distribute their content more strategically and strengthen their measurement efforts.

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  • Marketers Fuel the Inside Track for Outbound Calls

    B2B Marketer   February 17, 2021  

    Marketers stress that outbound calls should cater to specific accounts, personas, and/or industries, and they should be integrated within the cadence of email campaigns so that every call is highly relevant. “Spray and pray” has run its course.

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  • B2B Marketers Embark on Homeric Journey

    B2B Marketer   February 3, 2021  

    Jonathan Copulsky, senior lecturer of marketing at Northwestern University and co-author of an upcoming book on business transformation, says moving to a digital-first strategy requires B2B marketers to employ perpetual change — and realize that success has no finish line.

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  • Embracing the New Reality by Focusing on the Familiar

    B2B Marketer   January 20, 2021  

    The pandemic has put pressure on B2B marketers to craft a better customer experience and build more multichannel programming. Experts suggest that the right place to start is with existing customers.

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  • Can a Pivot to Digital Bring Sales and Marketing into Better Alignment?

    B2B Marketer   January 6, 2021  

    B2B marketers have made little progress in tackling some chronic problems (read: sales-and-marketing alignment) and cultivating digital revenue streams. Could the increase in digital adoption caused by the pandemic help clear some of the logjams and spur an online-first strategy once and for all?

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  • Despite Cutbacks, CMOs Remain More Optimistic than CEOs

    B2B Marketer   December 16, 2020  

    B2B CMOs are much more hopeful about the post-COVID economy than their CEOs, says a recent survey. Cockeyed optimism? More like a sense that the pandemic presents marketers with an opportunity to demonstrate their value to the C-suite and drive better business results.

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  • Facing a Sea of Unknowns, Marketers Brace for 2021

    B2B Marketer   December 2, 2020  

    As B2B marketers prepare for a new set of challenges, they're counting on ramping up their social media channels and virtual events throughout 2021 — and most likely beyond — to steel them for the future.

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  • Some B2B Brands Are Going All-in On Digital Advertising

    B2B Marketer   November 25, 2020  

    With lower-than-average CPMs, B2B companies are turning to digital advertising to combat the decline in their traditional marketing channels. This reallocation doesn’t equate dollar for dollar, but there has been enough of a budget shift to drive substantial growth via paid digital channels.

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  • A Big Help to Small Business

    B2B Marketer   November 4, 2020  

    Across the country, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are suffering from closures, restrictions, and changes brought about by the novel coronavirus, and many are scrambling to do what they can to stay in business. To help, a number of B2B brands, including Deluxe, Vistaprint, American Express, and The UPS Store, are developing tools, grants, and resources for SMBs.

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  • A Refreshed Interest in Design

    B2B Marketer   October 21, 2020  

    With digital engagement accelerating, B2B marketers are starting to soup-up the look of their websites and other assets. However, many companies have a hard time connecting improved design with the top and bottom lines.

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  • A Crisis Draws B2B Marketers Closer to Their Customers

    B2B Marketer   October 7, 2020  

    While the impact from the crisis has varied, most B2B sectors are scrambling for effective ways to boost their marketing efforts to retain customers and find new ones.

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  • Navigating B2B Buyer Sentiment During a Time of Uncertainty

    B2B Marketer   September 23, 2020  

    Despite the pandemic, the appetite among B2B buyers remains relatively strong. But marketers need to take this time to find more purposeful ways of serving their customers and prospects.

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  • Now Is the Time for B2B Content

    B2B Marketer   September 9, 2020  

    Brands have a growing opportunity to capitalize on the interest in B2B-related content and deliver value to audiences tasked with meeting business objectives in an uncertain environment.

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  • LinkedIn Digs Deeper for Marketers

    B2B Marketer   August 26, 2020  

    Regardless of where B2B brands are on the social media spectrum, generating solid returns from LinkedIn requires careful planning, insight, and continued stick-to-itiveness.

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  • UPS Bakes Digital Transformation Into the Brand

    B2B Marketer   August 12, 2020  

    Since coming aboard in 2018, UPS CMO Kevin Warren has been methodically rebuilding UPS’ marketing organization around what he calls “the new digital imperative.” Toppling traditional marketing tools is just one aspect of a multifaceted plan.

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  • The Pandemic Is Redefining the Customer Experience

    B2B Marketer   July 29, 2020  

    In a post-COVID world, digital interactions with customers and prospects will rise dramatically, and e-commerce transactions for expensive B2B purchases — long the domain of in-person sales — will become much more common.

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  • Preparing for the Next Normal

    B2B Marketer   July 15, 2020  

    The ongoing and dramatic changes in the workplace offer B2B marketers new opportunities to jump-start their digital communications, both internally and externally.

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  • No More Digital Dilly-Dallying

    B2B Marketer   June 24, 2020  

    With most every brand having to recalibrate its digital capabilities, CMOs have a new opportunity to help shape their company’s future — and increase the overall value of marketing.

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  • The Trade Show Must Go On

    B2B Marketer   June 17, 2020  

    The implosion of live B2B events and the accelerating shift to a virtual model will require marketers to be both fast and nimble when crafting their online conferences.

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  • Why Martech Investments Fall Short

    B2B Marketer   May 27, 2020  

    B2B marketers continue to struggle with making the most of their growing marketing technology stack. A major part of the problem: Too many companies rely on individual technology purchases rather than foster an integrated approach.

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