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A sound marketing strategy is essential for ensuring marketing delivers on business objectives. Read our insights for developing a long-term marketing strategy that sets a clear course of action and drives results.

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Four Common Strategy Mistakes B2B Marketing Leaders Make

Jennifer Ross April 20, 2021
At a time when many firms are trying to regain their footing or set a new course, having a clear, comprehensive marketing strategy that supports the business’s future vision is critical. Avoid these common missteps.
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Are You Ready To Step Up To B2B Marketing’s New Destiny?

Lori Wizdo April 19, 2021
As forces converge to drive B2B marketing to a higher purpose, marketing leaders must evolve from brand stewards, lead generation machines, and sales supporters in order to fulfill it.
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Clairvoyance Should Not Be Required For Revenue Planning

Marcia Trask April 15, 2021
Marketing, sales, and customer engagement leaders need a structured, facts-based approach to achieving revenue and growth goals. Learn what that requires.
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Core Web Vitals: What It Is, Why Google Is Doing It, And What It Means

Collin Colburn April 13, 2021
SEO Hasn’t Put User Experience (UX) First SEO has gone through lots of changes over the years — from link farms to keyword stuffing. The customer has not always been at the heart of the SEO process. I’ve told you before about how my high school computer teacher gamed Google’s search algorithm years ago. Even […]
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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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Activate Your Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Study Using The Five W’s And One H

Stephanie Slate March 26, 2021
Use the TEI results to create customer-centric messaging and highlight how you understand their pain points, issues, and struggles — to compel prospects to take action.
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The Bridge Between Strategy And Planning: Don’t End Up In The Water

Adele Sweetwood March 22, 2021
To achieve growth and success, B2B marketing leaders need both a long-term strategy and actionable annual plans.
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How to Build B2B Content Measurement Dashboards

It’s time to banish B2B content performance blindness with better data and analytics. Join us live on 7 July to learn more.

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The Collision Of Precision And Persuasion: Rethink The Customer Lifecycle

Jay Pattisall March 16, 2021
The separation of media and creative execution 40 years ago sent the advertising industry spiraling. Advertising’s perception has devolved from entertaining to annoying, investment to commodity, channels organized to communication everywhere, and audiences obtainable to users elusive. Savvy marketers are actively seeking solutions to join the lower and upper funnels of marketing as a means […]
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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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How B2B CMOs Can Respond To Their CEOs’ Need For Certainty

Meta Karagianni February 24, 2021
Now more than ever, B2B marketing leaders need a clear strategic vision that drives their companies' growth agenda. Learn how to create an actionable marketing strategy — and join us at B2B Summit North America to dive even deeper.
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A Consumer “Tech-celeration” Is Advancing Behaviors But Straining Emotions

Anjali Lai February 2, 2021
The crises of 2020 turbocharged consumers’ technology adoption and usage. Yet in 2021, consumers are struggling to make sense of their need for technology and their hesitation to rely on it.
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Growth Marketers Ignore E-Channels At Their Peril

Lori Wizdo January 28, 2021
Both business buyers and B2B sellers are increasing their participation in marketplaces. As the shift continues, companies that have experience of and actual success in marketing on marketplaces will reap the benefits of early adoption. A number of factors are converging to drive this trend. B2B buyers rely less and less on enterprise account reps. […]
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Does Your B2B Marketing Strategy Drive Business Results?

Build a durable marketing strategy that delivers clarity and business value in a fast-changing climate. Explore our marketing strategy content for B2B CMOs.

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Five Actions Every Portfolio Marketer Should Take To Drive Business Value In 2021

Katie Fabiszak January 21, 2021
As organizations prepare for 2021 and beyond, they need to focus on what matters most, which includes examining market trends and understanding buyer needs. Here are the five key actions portfolio marketers must take.
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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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Empowered Consumers Call For Sustainability Transformation

Anjali Lai January 19, 2021
While consumer conversations about the climate have ebbed and flowed for decades, 2020 marked a turning point that sparked unprecedented urgency around the climate crisis. Learn how this will impact consumer trends in 2021.
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Reaching Gen Z Starts With Understanding Their Truths

Mike Proulx January 14, 2021

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The 10 Best Ways To Spend Your B2B Paid Media Budget In 2021

John Arnold December 21, 2020
As paid media spending rebounds, these strategies can help you amplify the impact of that spending.
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Drive Business Value With Your Marketing Strategy

Learn the steps for building a B2B marketing strategy that delivers demonstrable business results.

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Important Questions To Answer Before Making Your Events Virtual

Laura Ramos December 21, 2020
In this Q&A format, we ask — and answer — important questions marketers should address to make their virtual events deliver value to attendees and profits to their business.
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Healthcare Spotlight: Accelerating International Market Growth With Product-To-Audience Transformations

Alan Gonsenhauser December 1, 2020
This is the tenth in a series of blog posts that describe how B2B healthcare leaders are driving results with innovative marketing, sales, and product strategies.
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B2B Leaders: Adjust Your Marketing And CX Spending In The Wake Of COVID-19

Lori Wizdo November 4, 2020
The business effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for years. However, the consequences of the pandemic are not identical for all companies. Different industries and firms face disparate consumer trends, resource availability, and revenue potential during the pandemic and its aftermath. As a result, companies operate in one of three modes: survival, […]
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