Stating two or more customer challenges that can be solved by a product/service, right on your home page, earns your website 3 points in my B2B Core Score rating.Read more "Describe Customer Challenges Right on your B2B Home Page"
My Core Score is not about the look or the navigation within your B2B website … it’s about the value propositions and specifics presented right on your home page.Read more "Give your B2B Home Page the Core Score"
Some relevant research completed over the last 12 months reinforces the importance of branded content in B2B marketing. I recently attended a NorCal BMA conference up in Silicon Valley where Barry Trailer of CSO Insights summarized some of their research findings in their report, 2010 Key Trends in BtoB Lead Generation Optimization. Of all the marketing […]Read more "Research Shows B2B Content is King"
I am now in the 4th stage of my career. This post begins a series on these stages, with some insights I have gained along the way. Stage I (below) was my “heavy-duty” period. The struggle of manufacturers during this deep recession to get support from banks for investments in new technology and capital improvements […]Read more "B2B Marketer’s Challenge: Cutting Through the Clutter to Persuade Top Management"
Although my focus is on the B-to-B world, I summarized three of my favorite B-to-C stories that are well known to many business people, and asked colleagues and cohorts to vote on the one they thought was the most significant to them. My thanks to the thirty pros who responded. Looks like the oldest story […]Read more "Industry Origins are Popular as Business Stories"
The value of storytelling goes back a long ways. Thousands of years. An unfolding story holds more interest than a mere stating of facts derived from it. In B-to-B marketing we are fond of saying that it allows a prospect to visualize himself or herself as a user of a given technology, imaging how the […]Read more "The Value of Business Storytelling"
Advertising, ye ‘old engine of capitalism, sure has been taking a pounding lately. Is it a victim of the “wild west” internet and the lovely chaos we’re all involved with? In the world of Web 2.0 marketing, value-add content (i.e. useful information) is king, and when everybody starts chatting, re-tweeting, and blogging about this valuable […]Read more "Can Advertising Add Value to the Brand?"
A sense of place is important. More important, of course, is the fact that great content on-line inspires interaction and it makes little difference, typically, where anyone lives. But if I’m going to consider a deeper business relationship beyond ordering a product, I want to know.Read more "Why is your Company Address Buried Deep in your Website?"