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Why Earned Buyer Insights Are Vital to the Future of B2B Marketing

Earned Buyer Insights Are Critical to Being Relevant to Buyers At the start of the year, I elaborated on the idea that empathy is derived from a place of deeper understanding. In today’s business climate, the right to gain this deeper understanding must be earned.  For leaders, it is easy to say to their teams […]

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B2B Buyer Content Fatigue Is A Very Real Thing And A Big Problem

The global COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effect of fatigue on people from all walks of life.  We are feeling pandemic fatigue from vigilant following of guidelines.  Business professionals are burning out from Zoom meeting fatigue.  Our courageous frontline health care workers are nearing collapse from the fatigue of long intense hours.  Single mothers and

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Building Buyer Confidence More Important Due To COVID-19

In sports, confidence is often mentioned as one of the key ingredients to winning.  I saw this firsthand with my daughter and her competitive experience in gymnastics.  She attended the same gym as Amy Chow, the U.S. Olympic Gold and Silver Medal winner in the 1996 Olympics.  And a team member of the 2000 Olympics. 

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How B2B Leaders Can Navigate 2021 Uncertainties With Buyer Insight

One of the most fascinating figures in American business history was that of Lee Iacocca.  Iacocca, who died at the age of 94 in 2019, was a visionary leader who was the only executive in modern times to lead two of the Big Three American automakers.  Ford and Chrysler.  At Ford, he was best known

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Why Enabling Buyers To Buy Is The Future Of B2B

Depending on the type of automobile you have, when you hit the gas pedal hard, there can be a slight hesitation.   A hesitation that can be sometimes unsettling.  Especially when trying to enter onto a highway.  That moment of hesitation before the acceleration can feel like more than a mere second. We are in that

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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

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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

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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

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6 Variables Making Buyer Insights Driven Sales Transformation Critical By 2020

For the past few decades, solution-based selling was the dominant theme in building sales organizations.  Solution-selling methodologies and training proved to be a big business.   B2B organizations reworked their sales organization and invested heavily to be more consultative with buyers. B2B entities are finding it hard to let go and prepare for sales transformation in

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Human-Centric Insights: A Matter Of Survival In 2020

As is most common in businesses today, there is enormous pressure to achieve short-term immediate results.  Today’s hyper-focused mode of operating on the short leash can make it difficult for business leaders to step back, gather critical customer insights, and take a long-term view.  Yet, the necessity to do just that has never been more

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