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 […]
When I published my recent book, The Essential Guide to Building Your Lead-to-Revenue (L2R) Machine™, I chose brand strategy as the first key component of the framework because of its extreme importance to L2R success. Building the rest of your marketing and sales initiatives on top of a weak brand is akin to building a […]
Do you want truly competitive differentiation for your company—with a value-added extra that makes the products and services you offer resoundingly unique and clearly better than your competitors? You can find it in The Big Idea—your unique brand promise. A compelling brand promise is essential for creating a powerful marketing and sales engine. In fact, […]
Getting your marketing strategy just right is critical for B2B marketing success. On the “too broad” end, lots of B2B companies, desperate for recognition and revenue, try to be everything to everyone. One of our Fusion Marketing Partners teammates worked for a company whose small C-level and business development team had dozens of potential deals […]
Let’s call these the Dirty Dozen – 12 things you don’t want to say (or have said) about your marketing operation. Over my long career in B2B marketing I have heard a variation of all of the following: We are clueless but hope to have an answer someday. Buy from us because we really need […]
Last week, I had the opportunity to present at a webinar titled Creating a Compelling Brand Promise. Thought I would share a couple of the highlights of this event, which was put on by my company, Fusion Marketing Partners. We first defined the terms “brand” and “brand promise.” A Brand = the place your company […]
In my book, articles and presentations, I often talk about the importance of a specific, compelling and differentiated Brand Promise to achieve success in B2B marketing and sales. And although it is a B2C example, I think the following illustrates the point perfectly.