Blog Archives: Brand Management

April 30, 2015: It’s been well-documented that the landscape of marketing has experienced a fundamental shift from outbound to inbound strategies in recent years, largely influenced by the penetration of digital channels. This shift in behavior has opened up an endless need for content, especially among B2B marketers. In fact, The Content Marketing Institute released statistics leading up to 2015, showing that 86 percent of today’s B2B marketers employ a formal content strategy.

B2B Marketers Using Content Marketing

April 28, 2015: We know what B2B means, but C2B is consumer-to-business, meaning that the consumer (or customer or even client perhaps) creates or offers something of value to a business, which they then use to turn into a profit or as a key factor into their business decisions.

A retail example would be when a college student sells their used textbooks to a book reseller, who then resells them. However, when it comes to B2B, the value consumers can offer businesses are usually less physically tangible and are in terms of feedback and communication.

Is Your B2B Marketing Valuing C2B?

March 24, 2015: Developing new slang, using selfie sticks, and religiously watching reality shows are a few of the most commonly used characteristics to describe the Millennial generation (ages 18-34).

While some of these may be true (I recently got a millennial friend a selfie stick as a gift), this generation is much more complicated than it may seem on the surface and B2B marketers need to start taking them seriously, today.

Did you know?

  • This year, Millennials are expected to surpass the Baby Boomer generation as the nation’s largest living generation.

February 26, 2015: If you are running out of ways to use your marketing budget in a manner that is worth your while, consider hosting a small conference or after work event. Utilizing events to market your company and its product or services can be not only be an extremely great opportunity to network with new clients, it can allow you to become a stronger influence on your community and industry.

In fact, according to a study released by InsideSales.com in mid-2013, event marketing was the second most effective B2B marketing tactic in generating leads and driving brand awareness.

February 12, 2015: It’s been proven that high income earners read more books than other demographics. According to Tom Corley’s Rich Habits, 88% of the wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons, versus 2% of the poor. That being said, we can assume that reading more for business and educational reasons can correlate with earning a higher income and having a more successful business.

6 Great B2B Business, Marketing, and Strategy Books

Below are some great business, marketing, and strategy books that can be extremely useful for those in the B2B industry.

November 13, 2014: With Thanksgiving right around the corner, myself and the rest of the KoMarketing team recently took some time during a team training session to share some online tools that we are thankful for as B2B marketers. As we were going around the room, rattling off all kinds of great time-savers and organizational sidekicks, I thought to myself, “It’d be pretty selfish of me to keep such great information to myself.”

So, here I am, offering anybody who’s interested an inside look at 20 online tools that we are thankful for here at KoMarketing. Enjoy!

Evernote

Evernote

November 3, 2014: When many people think of the B2B organization, they imagine large factories or manufacturing companies, turning out large orders to other big companies. However, the reality is that companies of all sizes are business-to-business-oriented, which means that marketing strategies need to be utilized by every company, no matter the size or level of complexity in their solution offerings.

Size Doesn’t Matter

Why Businesses of All Sizes Should Embrace B2B Marketing

Businesses at their core, exist to solve a problem for their target audience. Once a business remembers this (even if they consist of a single person), it’s easy to see how basic B2B marketing strategies as mentioned on Forbes, like targeting actual humans, building trust, and reducing expenses for clients can have true appeal and effect.

October 28, 2014: Whether you love her or hate her, most people would agree that Kim Kardashian effectively markets herself and her brand. Isn’t that the very reason why you decided to click on this post, because for some reason we are intrigued with Kim Kardashian and her controversial self?

Kim K.’s online presence is stronger than ever; with 24.6 million followers on Twitter, 20.3 million followers on Instagram, and 23.7 million Facebook page likes. Her following trumps legends like Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and even Bill Gates. At one point, in 2012, her followers even surpassed our very own president, Barack Obama. Although it’s a minor component of her annual income, Kim is one of the highest paid for celebrity-sponsored tweets, earning about $10,000 per tweet.

October 10, 2014: This is a question that I get asked frequently and often wonder at times myself: How does B2B marketing compare with B2C marketing? In specific areas of implementation, like creativity and audience targeting, B2B marketing has specific qualities that may make it easier to implement than projects aimed toward B2C audiences.

While both types of marketing focus on targeting a specific persona or audience, the way we go about it can vary. Just as this doesn’t mean one is ‘better’ than the other (that would be like saying books are better than bananas; it just doesn’t make sense), simplicity can be difficult to quantify. Here are a few areas where B2B marketing can shine.

September 22, 2014: The collaboration of Inbound 2014 and FutureM brought together over 10,000 marketers and “tech geeks” from around the world. As you can imagine, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center was oozing creativity and eagerness to exchange knowledge.

This three-day extravaganza explored every topic from marketing strategies to leadership to data and analytics. While not every session related directly to B2B marketing, I couldn’t help but think of the link of these intriguing concepts and their application in the space.

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