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Ukraine commercial and political response

The World Must Respond Commercially and Politically to Threats Against a Free World

Commercial and Political Responses Must Resolve to Stop Russian Aggression Nearly ninety years ago, we saw a forceful head of state annex what he called “homeland” territories.  Made sham promises to countries such as England.  Invade countries under false pretexts such as Czechoslovakia.  The threatening clouds of his real designs were visible yet deemed as […]

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buyer insights buyer persona

Put Insights at the Heart of Buyer-Focused Strategies

Business leaders must aspire for human-centered insights, not just intelligence Many businesses today, in their marketing and sales operations, have an insatiable thirst for data and intelligence about their buyers and customers.  The last two decades have seen a rapid rise in multiple forms of analytics and intelligence applications.  Starting with simplified data software programs

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Great Buyer Resignation

The Great Buyer Resignation

One of the big stories of the year 2021 and the Covid-19 pandemic has been the “Great Resignation” of workers in many consumer and business sectors.  There are a variety of reasons cited.  Including lack of adequate childcare, health, industries severely impacted by the pandemic, acting upon personal interests, and early retirement.  To name a

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infrastructure planning

2022: The Year of Infrastructure

In 2014, then-President Barack Obama gave a speech on the importance of building infrastructure for future virus-borne pandemics.  His predecessor, President George W. Bush, delivered similar speeches as they related to HIV and SARS viruses.  The following two successive administrations each were and are plagued with the inability to get infrastructure planning right.  As a

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Buyer Insights

Why Critical Buyer Insights Should Not Be M.I.A. In A New Era For B2B

Marketing and Sales Leaders Will Need To Activate Critical Buyer Insights To Meet New Buyer Behaviors in a New Era for B2B Getting your hands on critical buyer insights that show how to gain the attention of buyers remains the most significant challenge facing B2B leaders.  It was of significance pre-pandemic.  Now, as we enter

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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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ABM

4 Ways To Propel Your ABM By Doing What Is Good For The Buyer

Marketing and Sales Leaders Must Adapt To A New Era For B2B To Succeed With ABM And ABX ABM (Account-Based Marketing) has consistently been viewed as either a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty program.  Depending on which surveys you read, statistics are available to show ABM as a successful tactic for marketing.  While others show the

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