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Reset Your Buyer Strategy In COVID-19 Revival

For many leaders in sales and marketing, the year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging in their careers thus far. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic will represent the most significant disruption in B2B commerce in many decades.  We are witnessing the greatest digital shift of work and commerce since the invention of the Internet.  The renewed surges in the spread of the pandemic will raise further obstacles and questions as B2B businesses look ahead to 2021.  Questions related to how to reset sales and marketing to a vastly different world from just one…

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Why Buyer Interaction Design Matters During The Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic will leave an imprint on B2B commerce for decades to come.  In what lasting ways remains to be seen.  There will be permanent changes as well as evolutionary changes.  What we know now is that traditional buyer-seller interaction is undergoing its most significant change yet in the 21st century.  The COVID-19 pandemic has set off a tectonic shift in how B2B companies buy from and sell to each other.  According to a number of recent surveys, we are seeing an enormous shift in sales turning to remote selling.  B2B buyers are also embracing the remote model of…

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Accelerated Digital Commerce Is Disrupting B2B Sellers And Buyers

Especially since the beginning of the pandemic, digital commerce is growing at lightning speed.  Putting pressure on B2B Executives to transform their businesses.  No longer can they wait with a long view. Commerce models that have been relied on for the past twenty to thirty years are giving way to a new robust era of digital commerce.  If B2B companies are not thinking about this, planning for this, and doing something about this – they will bound to be in big trouble. Before the turn of the new millennium in 2000, it was downright unthinkable in B2B that the model…

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The Buyer’s Journey Will Transform Into The Buyer’s Quest

Funnels, stages, paths, journeys, and more labels that suggest some form of a linear line of thinking has dominated marketing and sales for decades.  Whereby the notion of awareness, evaluation, consideration, and the purchase decision is built-in to these views.  In reality, whatever labels have been applied, there are more similarities than differences. As forward-thinking marketing and sales leaders prepare for continuous digital disruption, it is time to alter this line of thinking. In vogue the last few years is the idea that the buyer’s journey is the best way to view how buyers get to a decision.  Mapping such…

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7 Ways The Future Of Business In An Existing And Post Covid-19 World Will Change

In a period of ninety days, the world and business of commerce have been shocked by its foundations.  Executives from all industries are faced with uncertainties that could not have been anticipated at the start of 2020.  Causing senior leaders to scrap plans, accelerate plans, or seek alternative plans to help them chart a new course in troubled waters. This period has allowed for trends to begin to emerge.  Trends that will impact decision-making and buying for at least the next five years.  And, affect how businesses and people work as well as participate in commerce.  What can we expect…

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Tony Zambito And Center For Buyer Insights To Launch Buyer Outlook Insights Study July 1

June 8, 2020 A quarterly monitoring study of buyer attitudes about buying decisions during and after the COVID-19 Crisis, the COVID-19 Buyer Outlook Insights study will bring timely and essential buyer persona-based decision-making about when and how to resume marketing and sales. Introducing Buyer Outlook Insights Study Marketers and sellers have faced an enormous upheaval in how to reach and engage buyers. In talking and sampling with decision-makers, questions are surfacing such as: When and how should we resume marketing and selling? What kinds of marketing and selling strategies will be appropriate? Under what conditions will our buyers begin to…

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Anticipating The Next Normal With The Pandemic Persona

Back to normal. The new normal. We have seen these expressions quite a lot in the last few weeks.  We are in an unexpected era of uncertainty.  We are never ever going to go back to normal as we knew it.  Nor can we predict a new normal. Not with any certainty at least. What we can expect is that there will be a next normal.  We, as a nation, have experienced disruptive crises and overcame them.  For instance, after 9/11, our lives changed and new norms emerged. Where does this leave our understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic will…

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Coronavirus Will Change Buying Behaviors Forever. Will We Know How?

Many of us will remember a moment when the world shifted like an earthquake in mid-March of 2020.  Maybe it was the NBA canceling its season abruptly that made us go – “what just happened!?”  Or, it was the announcement that Tom Hanks and his wife had contracted the coronavirus labeled COVID-19.  Schools closed.  Offices closed.  There will be a memory at some point when for you personally – it became a reality. Sadly, since, people have been personally affected by the loss of a loved one, a relative, an associate, or a friend.  People who deserve our thoughts and…

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Why The Buyer Transformation Is The Only One That Will Matter By 2020

A hot buzzword during the past couple of years has been digital transformation.  It has branched off a few more in the world of marketing and sales: Martech Transformation Sales Transformation CX Transformation Customer Engagement Transformation I am sure there are more.  At the risk of being a buzz killer, there is something amiss about all of this that may not be that great.  Much of these have to do with internal processes within marketing and sales.  The emphasis is on becoming more digitally efficient with one’s marketing and sales efforts as a means of connecting with customers. 2020 Looms…

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3 Deep Buyer Insights Must-Haves By The Year 2020

Being relevant today in a digital world filled with millions and billions of interactions per day is one of the greatest challenges facing organizations today.  Both B2B and B2C (and hybrid) are investing in attempts to capture these interactions.  In the form of data and analytics, organizations are hoping to glean informative insights into the purchase behaviors of their buyers and customers.  With hopes that the new trend of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can serve up exactly what customers want at the right time. While what is happening today in Big Data and AI can be characterized as “listening”, it is…

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