Marketing Diagnosis

The Right Diagnosis is Crucial for Marketing and CX Improvement

A B2B software client was facing declining quarter-over-quarter sales. Their answer was to hire two additional sales reps. Unfortunately, the new reps were expensive and did not get the revenue back on track. After an analysis of the competitive landscape, we diagnosed the issue as a packaging and delivery problem. The company was selling permanent […]

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Agile Marketing

Agile Marketing: Five Tips To Do It Right

Agile marketing makes marketing departments more effective by using agile software principles that allow marketers to move faster in response to customer-centric needs. Agile marketers work in sprints — focused, one- to two-week projects — under a scrum master in cross-functional teams. In our practice, we have found the fail-test-succeed iterative nature of agile to […]

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Customer Loyalty

Customer Loyalty: CEO’s #1 Focus to Protect Revenue This Year – Part 4

Three key customer loyalty metrics to stabilize and improve revenue Over the past couple of months, I have been talking about why Customer Loyalty (CL) is the number one focus for CEOs and business owners interested in stabilizing, generating, and predicting revenue. Research shows that loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much […]

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B2B Customer loyalty and customer experience (CX)

Customer Loyalty: CEO’s #1 Focus to Protect Revenue This Year – Part 3

B2B Customer loyalty and customer experience (CX) Customer loyalty (CL) is the number one focus for many CEOs and business owners interested in stabilizing, generating, and predicting revenue. In fact, “research shows that loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much as their first purchase.” Your company will tap into these kinds of […]

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Win Win Strategy

B2B Marketers: How to be Best Friends with Sales Colleagues

Okay. I get that the title of this article is a little ambitious. However, there are things B2B marketers can do to achieve better alignment with their sales counterparts – leading to not only better results for the company, but also to better professional and personal relationships. It is all about achieving alignment, in terms […]

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Big Idea

Your Brand Promise – Why You Need a Big Idea!

Some marketers and business owners believe that the strength of their product or service is what determines success. While this is no doubt true in a few rare cases, most often, even a great product or service has to be marketed properly to succeed. And the best marketing is centered around what we call a […]

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Product Marketing

Product Marketing’s Role in Driving B2B Revenue

Many B2B companies under-appreciate the impact of effective product marketing and its critical role in helping to generate revenue. Perhaps I value it higher because I’ve had a product marketing role at several major software companies and also been responsible for the function as CMO or VP of marketing. In my opinion, the lack of […]

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B2B Marketing Questions

8 Essential B2B Marketing Questions: Ignore these at your peril

“Good questions outrank easy answers” – Paul Samuelson Asking the right questions is crucial to your ability to optimize or turnaround your B2B marketing and sales operations. But even if things are going well, it is a good idea to periodically test your assumptions. Competitors are not standing idle and technologies, channels and customer needs […]

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