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Buyers face endemic new realities

Buyers Are Facing New Endemic Realities

4 Buyer Challenges Can Be Endemic For A Decade For the past two years, we have been living in a state of an enduring COVID-19 pandemic.  New variants have disrupted countries, economies, markets, and industries.  Some detrimentally.  Business buyers have had to navigate new and mounting challenges.  Making planning less predictable.  Uncertainty reigns in business. …

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The Value of Buyer Personas in Times of Uncertainty

Buyer insights and buyer personas act as a compass for business leaders in uncertain times. We are living in times of tumultuous upheaval.  A world turned upside down and rife with uncertainty.  It seems just when we may have a clearer picture of how six months to a year may go, unpredicted events make that …

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The Problem With Not Knowing Your Buyers

Lack of insights about buyers creates an inability to solve problems Over the last twenty years, since founding the concept of buyer personas, I have worked with many leaders.  Leaders that are responsible for their overall business, marketing, or sales functions.  What I often hear is the need to get more insights about their buyers …

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The Virus Has Changed. So Have Buyers.

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has produced the most dramatic surge in the pandemic since the initial onset of the pandemic.  Despite early indications the virus causes milder forms of illness, the degree of disruption is substantial.  Although impossible to measure, the impact on the current American psyche is undoubtedly a negative one.  Increasing all …

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Overpromised and Underdelivered Exasperate Buyers

Buyers, consumers, audiences, investors, and voters have all faced, at one time or another, hyperbole.  Where something is hyped, and an overpromised outcome is touted.  That something, underdelivered, can be a product, service, performance, technology, or program. The tolerance level for accepting underdelivered outcomes has been getting lower.  In buyer insights research interviews during the …

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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 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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Future-Enabling Buyers Will Be Key In 2021 And Beyond

The new year is almost one-month-old.  In less than three weeks, the country has experienced a time like no other.  Where the degree of uncertainty about our future has intensified.  The chaos surrounding the vaccination rollouts and the political climate has altered the degree of hoped-for certainty.  Such a turn of events has an impact.  …

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Five Intangible Buyer Behavior Trends To Monitor In 2021

Despite turning the calendar from 2020 to 2021, we find ourselves starting the new year in more turmoil.  A catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic that continues to increase in scope. The hope of the vaccines tempered as the rollout encounters delays. And the disturbing insurrection at our capitol causing national anxiety.  To ignore these in a business …

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