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The Content Deluge and What it Means for B2B

According to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, we generate as much information in a couple of days as all of mankind has since the dawn of recorded history up to 2003. Some mathematicians will argue that the true number of days is actually closer to a week, but the point is that our species generates more […]

B2B Case Study: Philips Aligns Marketing and Innovation

In 1954, Peter Drucker, the authority on business management and modern marketing, said that “business has only two functions: marketing and innovation.” Since then, innovation has become one of the most overused words in business-to-business marketing. From technology to manufacturing, many companies claim to have innovative solutions. If you’re a B2B buyer, how do you […]

How Multi-Channel Marketing Enables Dialogue With Sales

Business-to-business sales cycles are long, arduous journeys. Compared to marketing to consumers, the B2B buyer path is a marathon. Long before social media and digital marketing disrupted everything, B2B marketing was all push. The more that companies pushed their sales pitches outward, the bigger and better their sales pipelines became. Then came the Digital Tidal […]

Social Sales Outperforms Traditional Sales by 78% [Infographic]

Last May, Forbes contributor Mark Fidelman (@markfidelman) shared a terrific and timely study that illustrated how social sales outperformed traditional selling by over 78%. For the B2B salesperson, the study’s call to action is profound: Ushering salespeople from the old world into the social world. Here are five nuggets illustrated in our infographic below: 78.6% […]

B2B Customer Engagement Begins With Engaging Content

Business marketing is changing faster than most companies can keep up. Content appears to be the biggest hurdle, but that’s not surprising. Content has traditionally been an afterthought in the B2B space, but it won’t be for much longer. Today’s B2Bs can no longer rely on how fast they respond to customers, they must also […]

B2B Case Study: Maersk Gets Social Media Right

Ever since the social media tsunami hit the corporate boardroom in 2008, B2B social media discussions have been usually met with rolling eyes and smug grins. After all, B2B is all about business, not fans, likes, and followers. Right? At first, one would think the B2B skeptics were right, but Maersk Line, the global Danish shipping […]

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