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Why Your Brand Needs More Of Your Attention

Mavis Liew 4 days ago
Brand is a primary purchase-decision driver, yet it often takes a backseat in terms of investment. At this year's B2B Summit North America, learn how to better manage this critical asset.
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A Brand’s Values Must Withstand The Pressure Of Politics

Mike Proulx April 8, 2021
The lines between brands and politics have blurred. If companies are committed to standing with their values, politics are unavoidable. But that doesn’t mean a given brand must or should take on every single issue. Company values will determine when to choose a side.
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Predictions 2021: Marketing Leader Webinar

The decisions marketing leaders make will be critical in shaping the course of their business. Learn how to meet the moment.

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Brand Go-To-Market Series: The CPG Category Is Taking Big Steps Toward E-Commerce DTC Sales

Sucharita Kodali March 15, 2021
The pandemic has been a pivotal moment for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) category. Before the pandemic, most CPG brands lacked direct-to-consumer (DTC) buy-ability on their website. However, the pandemic spurred numerous CPG brands like Beyond Meat, Bimbo, Del Monte, and PepsiCo/Frito Lay to launch DTC websites. The latest update to our Digital Go-To-Market Review series […]
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Bosch’s Cultural Transformation Offers Lessons For Other Businesses

Dan Bieler March 8, 2021
Discover how Bosch is carefully weighing issues such as the speed of its cultural change and the impact on its brand image as an innovator against the value of its existing culture. And learn how to avoid obstacles, such as when old product development models are colliding with innovation.
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A Lens On Europe: COVID-19 Makes Empathetic B2B Content Essential

Andia Tonner March 8, 2021
Your Marketing Content Doesn’t Cater To New B2B Buyers The age of the customer has shifted buying power to your customers and fundamentally changed B2B buying behavior.[1] Your once rational, loyal B2B customer has been replaced by a less loyal, more emotional decision-maker, who prefers to remain anonymous and self-directs much of their purchase journey […]
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The Future Of Work Requires Changes To Management Culture

Dan Bieler March 2, 2021
An innovative management culture provides a strong purpose, creates diverse and cross-functional teams, focuses on the customer as the centre of business activity, and embraces transparent communication with the organisation.
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Four Takeaways From The Super (Advertising) Bowl

Jim Nail February 8, 2021
By the end of the third quarter, there wasn’t much doubt about the outcome of the game. But suspense lingered about how the ads would perform in this high-stakes contest for brands and their agencies. Advertising holds up a mirror to society, nowhere more than the premier advertising event of the year, the Super Bowl. […]
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GE Healthcare: Brand Storytelling During A Crisis

Ian Bruce January 28, 2021
  • At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, GE Healthcare became the focus of intense media coverage
  • Using elements of storytelling and brand journalism, the organization created a video series that showed how GE and frontline workers were responding to the crisis
  • With 42 videos produced over 42 days, the campaign was one of the most successful in the company’s history
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What I See Coming For The Channel: 2021

Jay McBain January 21, 2021
  Last year ended up being a tale of two cities for the channel. On one hand, customers and governments recognized partners as an essential service and central to their ability to rapidly respond to a worsening pandemic early in the year. With catlike reflexes, the IT channel emptied the laptop supply chain and became […]
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Four Key Takeaways For Brands From CES 2021

Dipanjan Chatterjee January 19, 2021
Discover what this year's all-virtual event revealed about the future of brand experiences.
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B2C Marketers: Use Your Brand Messaging To Deliver Value During The Pandemic

Jim Nail November 27, 2020
COVID-19 is now an unavoidable part of consumers’ lives, and marketers need guidance on how to effectively communicate with them in these ever-changing times. To help marketers address the fear, uncertainty, and challenges that consumers are experiencing, we’ve created a collection of research that provides a range of approaches to consider as they strategize how […]
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Trust In The Age Of The Customer

Anjali Lai November 20, 2020
We all know that consumer trust is important, but it’s extremely challenging for companies to know when they have it, when they violate it, and how to cultivate it. Discover the components needed to grow consumer trust.
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Strengthen Your Brand

The SiriusDecisions Messaging Nautilus: Corporate Brand helps you build consistent corporate messaging across the organization.

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Close The Gap Between Brand, Customer, And Employee Experiences

Thomas Husson October 29, 2020
Customer experience (CX) has become the number one business priority for marketers. The percentage of European B2C marketers considering improving CX as their company’s top business priority has jumped from 26% in 2019 to 46% in 2020. CMOs are fully aware of the importance of customer data to personalize experiences. The employee data tsunami is […]
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Predictions 2021: Retailers, Brand Manufacturers, And Mall Operators

Sucharita Kodali October 20, 2020
In the wake of the pandemic's deluge of disruption, retailers, brand manufacturers, and ecosystem players such as mall operators are entirely rethinking their businesses, heralding much change ahead. Read what we predict for retail in 2021.
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Kindness Is Sticky

Adele Sweetwood August 18, 2020
  • Nuance Communications’ response to how it could aid customers during COVID-19 was simple — “Kindness before commerce”
  • Delivering specific value based on what your customers requested is possible
  • Demonstrating your company’s values in real time will make a lasting impression
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Marketing Metrics: The Drunkard’s Search

Julie Ogilvie July 23, 2020
  • Many companies have diminished marketing’s role by measuring the function’s value through a narrow set of demand-oriented metrics
  • Brand and demand teams must work together to break out of this simplistic and mechanistic mindset
  • CMOs who reclaim the larger remit of marketing will increase their effectiveness and strategic standing
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Introducing the B2B Advertising Framework

John Arnold June 26, 2020
  • B2B purchase decisions are made by buying groups with intent, and whole buying groups are increasingly hard to reach and activate
  • With an effective B2B advertising strategy, organizations can reach buying groups with creative, personalized messages, but they must approach advertising broadly and strategically to be successful
  • The SiriusDecisions B2B Advertising Framework defines the key elements of B2B advertising to help marketers implement holistic, integrated advertising strategies
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How Diverse Are B2B Companies in America?

Ian Bruce June 18, 2020
  • America and the world have been shaken by protests against systemic racism and bias after the killing of George Floyd Jr. by police
  • B2B corporate leaders have expressed support and solidarity with protesters and recognize the need for change
  • Data gathered from numerous sources on levels of diversity and inclusion show that B2B companies need to take far more action on these issues
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Dogs and Cats CAN Live Together: How to Make the Right Post-Acquisition Branding Decisions

Ellen Lind May 6, 2020
  • B2B marketing leaders in today’s highly acquisitive environment must be prepared with a plan to take action on day one after an acquisition
  • From a logical brand integration strategy to a thoughtful approach to communicating with internal and external stakeholders, marketing plays a critical role in successful integrations
  • In a Summit 2020 session, Julie Ogilvie shared a strategic decision-making framework for when and how to integrate acquired brands and a process for ongoing communication with internal and external audiences
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Survey Reveals How B2B Companies Must Integrate Brand and Demand Marketing

Ian Bruce April 30, 2020
  • Only 22% of B2B companies have fully integrated their brand and demand marketing functions
  • Most organizations struggle to connect brand building to the revenue engine
  • Demand teams frequently ignore the impact of brand on Demand Waterfall® performance
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