B2B Marketing

Unified buyer strategies

From Fragmented to Unified Insight-Driven Buyer Strategies

B2B Leaders Must Develop Unified Approaches to Buyer Strategies and Customer-Centricity Even though the business world is experiencing tumultuous change, B2B’s structure and governance are still very much fragmented.   Hierarchy dominates.  Functions and departments are represented by an elevator button.  Stop at a reception desk of a typical multi-story B2B corporation headquarters, you are likely […]

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buyer persona face headwinds

4 Headwinds B2B Buyers Will Face in the Future

B2B Buyers Will Endure Ongoing Challenges Ahead From an overarching perspective, some industries have enjoyed a robust recovery coming out of the pandemic while others are still in a slow slog.  In engaged B2B buyer research I have been conducting, there appear to be strong headwinds ahead for buyers to contend with.  Inflation will only

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digital b2b buying

The Future of B2B Buying is Closer Than We Think

B2B Sales and Marketing Executives Need To Adapt to Digital B2B Buying I recently read a thought-provoking article on the future of B2B buying by Brent Adamson, the author of the Challenger Sale and The Challenger Customer.  Brent also serves as Distinguished Vice President for Gartner.  He has been one of the brightest thinkers when

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Earn The Right To Gain Buyer Empathy

The word and the premise of empathy have become quite the buzzword in business and marketing.  Especially so since the advent of and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  There is widespread consensus that having empathy is a good thing.  A must-have to connect with buyers and customers. A place to start for most organizations and individuals

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Helping Buyers To Buy

Is Helping Buyers To Buy Really The Right Mindset?

Marketing And Sales Teams Should First Align With An Important Buyer Mindset Before Jumping In Helping Buyers To Buy The phrase – “helping buyers to buy” – has been a new mantra for the past three to five years.  The use of this phrase has picked up steam during the pandemic.  In various webinars, online

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Buyer Trust

4 Paths To Building Buyer Trust Through Empathy And Humility

Buyer Trust Is Elusive For Most Marketing And Sales Teams Unless They Can Balance Empathy And Humility Marketing and sales traditionally believe that the path to building buyer trust is by providing answers. Answers to buyer problems and challenges.  In fact, each prime their channels with marketing content or sales guides at the ready with

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Buyer Insights

4 Areas Of Actionable Buyer Insights Can Help You Deliver A Differentiating Digital Buying Experience

Marketing and Sales Leaders Can Leverage Buyer Insights To Create Rewarding Digital Buying Experiences For Buyers One significant outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is the increasing desire on the part of buyers for digital buying experiences.  Not that this type of outcome was ever in question.  The capability to offer digital buying experiences was already

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Buyer Aligned

Buyer Aligned Sales Processes Are In Need Of A Redesign To Succeed In A New Era For B2B

B2B Organizations Must Reinvent To Accomplish Buyer-Aligned Strategies Post-Pandemic In the lexicon of business, especially B2B, words and phrases can take on so many different meanings.  That they, in effect, lose their intended purpose after a while.  For instance, you most likely have heard or read something about the buyer-aligned sales process within the past

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Buyer Persona

5 Essential Reasons To Create In-House Buyer Persona Expertise

Marketing and Sales Leaders Can Increase Their Value Through In-House Buyer Insights and Buyer Persona Development Capabilities Since the origins of the buyer persona concept in 2001, buyers and their buying behaviors have always been in a constant state of change.  What is different today versus the earlier 2000s is the pace of change is

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