B2B companies aren’t often natural-born marketers. Marketing isn’t a core competence or even a comfort zone for many of them. But with more global competition and new ways of doing business, B2B companies now have the opportunity – and the necessity – to get smart about marketing. They have the opportunity to capitalize on marketing to enhance awareness of their products and services, gain new customers and increase their profits. This book is a practical, one-stop resource for achieving B2B marketing success. It is heavy on pragmatism and light on theory. It equips you with the fundamentals of marketing and the tactics that will help you achieve powerful results. The book is written for all the B2B companies who don’t have multi-million dollar marketing budgets, and might never have had a marketing plan or a dedicated marketer. It’s for leaders of B2B companies who (whether they want to or not) wear the marketing hat for their business. It’s also for all the B2B company administrators and coordinators who aren’t marketers by training but become marketers by delegation. The book is a comprehensive guide that covers the critical elements of successful B2B marketing in a single source. You’ll learn how to: • Develop a B2B marketing strategy with a practical 3-step process • Identify what B2B customers really want and what will make your company stand out • Choose the right B2B marketing tactics for your organization • Create a realistic action plan • Set goals • Budget and manage B2B marketing activities • Implement effectively If you work in a B2B company and want to put marketing to work and gain customers and increase your profits, this book is for you.
Differentiate, Develop and Deliver Lasting Customer Engagement
Author: Heidi Taylor
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
B2B marketing is functioning in an increasingly fast-paced and complex business landscape, with a wealth of new technologies, tools and channels, and where customers are more in control of the buying process than ever before. With the imperative to become 'digital', B2B marketers have become consumed by the marketing activity itself - the tactics - instead of the outcomes marketers want and need to achieve for customers and businesses. B2B Marketing Strategy provides fresh insight into the challenges marketers are facing in such an environment and offers a new framework for developing B2B marketing strategy and plans. Written by an internationally recognised and award winning senior marketing strategist, B2B Marketing Strategy is a thought-provoking and comprehensive exploration of the state of B2B marketing. Expertly examined, it changes the perspective of B2B marketers by taking the unique approach of confronting and refuting many of the fallacies that are dominating the current state of B2B marketing. Filled with real-world case studies and practical, actionable insights, B2B Marketing Strategy takes the reader through three phases of thinking, doing and being different in order to make B2B marketing memorable in the hearts and minds of customers, creating lasting customer engagement.
Gibt es ein Rezept für Verkaufserfolg? Die meisten Führungskräfte im Vertrieb verweisen hier zuerst auf eine gute Kundenbeziehung – und sie liegen falsch damit. Die besten Verkäufer versuchen nicht nur einfach eine gute Beziehung zu ihren Kunden aufzubauen – sie stellen primär die Denkweisen und Überzeugungen ihrer Kunden in Frage. Basierend auf einer umfassenden Studie mit mehreren tausend Vertriebsmitarbeitern in unterschiedlichen Branchen und Ländern, zeigt "The Challenger Sale", dass das klassische vertriebliche Vorgehen mit dem Aufbau von Beziehungen immer weniger funktioniert, je komplexer die Lösungen sind. Doch wie unterscheiden sich Fertigkeiten, Verhaltensweisen, Wissen und Einstellung der Spitzenverkäufer vom Durchschnitt? Die Studie zeigt deutlich, dass die Verhaltensweisen, die den Challenger so erfolgreich machen, replizierbar und strukturiert vermittelbar sind. Die Autoren erklären, wie fast jeder Verkäufer, ausgestattet mit den richtigen Werkzeugen, diesen Ansatz erfolgreich umsetzen kann und so höhere Kundenbindung und letztendlich mehr Wachstum generiert. Das Buch ist eine Quelle der Inspiration und hilft dem Leser, sein Profil als Vertriebler zu analysieren und gezielt zu verändern, um am Ende kreativer und besser zu sein.
Profitable ideas and techniques for advertising on Facebook Tap into the explosive growth of social media and reach your customers with effective Facebook advertising campaigns and savvy insights into how to use this social media phenomenon effectively. It’s all here and more in this detailed, easy-to-follow guide from two award-winning marketers. You'll learn what makes a good Facebook ad, how to apply the latest strategies and tactics for effective pay-per-click and cost-per-impression advertising, how to test your ad results, and much more. Explores Facebook advertising inside and out; there are now more than 400 million active Facebook users and over 1.6 million active Pages on Facebook Works as an all-around, hands-on guide for both experienced and new Facebook advertisers Walks you through planning and creating an advertising campaign Explains writing effective ad copy, how to use landing pages, and how to test and optimize your ads Shows you how to use Facebook Insights to understand your results and how to create reports that analyze data Put your company's best face forward with the sound advertising tips and techniques in Facebook Advertising For Dummies.
This book is written for B2B marketers who are interested in learning how to create a competitive marketing strategy for their organizations. The practical content within the book is meant to serve as a user’s manual or guide on how to achieve that. The structure is laid out in the chronological sequence one would need to follow in order to create an effective marketing strategy, and is broken into three sections: Learn - Build - Execute. Upon completing the book, and the optional exercises in each chapter, marketers will walk away with their very own custom marketing strategy and will be armed with the knowledge they need to be effective B2B marketers!
Praxisnahes Lehrbuch zum anwendungsorientierten Marketing
Author: Burkhard L. Meyer
Publisher: Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München
Category: Business & Economics
Deutschland - Erfinderland Nummer 1 in Europa. Trotz zahlreicher Produktinnovationen scheitern unsere Unternehmen nicht selten bei ihren Bemühungen Neuprodukte erfolgreich zu vermarkten. Aufgrund komplexer Umfeld- und Marktbedingungen wird für eine gute Unternehmensführung ein ganzheitliches Marketingkonzept immer wichtiger. Da bei der Vermarktung von Produkten und Dienstleistungen an Unternehmen andere "Spielregeln" als im konsumtiven Bereich gelten, werden in der vorliegenden Lektüre, unter Verwendung bekannter Ansätze, die Besonderheiten der B2B-Transaktionsprozesse erörtert und diese in ein Konzeptionsdesign integriert. Dieses Buch möchte Praktikern einen kompakten Leitfaden für die Entwicklung einer Marketing-Konzeption im B2B-Bereich an die Hand geben und dem interessierten Leser einen schnellen Einstieg in das extensive Thema bieten.
Creating the Strategy is a practical guide that brings together the most important elements of business strategy, B2B marketing theory and sales management. Aimed at those wanting to structure their organizations around the winning and keeping of customers in B2B markets, the book introduces a number of unique and powerful methodologies proven in workshops conducted with clients such as Mercedes-Benz and AXA Insurance. It is structured around the Sales & Business Performance Value Chain, a unique and integrated process that builds awareness and understanding of all factors impacting on sales and business performance, providing an important diagnostic tool. Whether you are working for a large organisation or a small company, Creating the Strategy will help you recognise and implement the key elements responsible for creating outstanding sales and business performance in B2B markets.
This insightful Handbook provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of business-to-business marketing. It supplies an overview and pioneers new ideas relating to the activity of building mutually value-generating relationships between organizations Ð from businesses to government agencies to not-for-profit organizations Ð and the many individuals within them. Comprising 38 chapters written by internationally renowned scholars, this Handbook presents perspectives of a variety of issue areas from both an academic and a managerial perspective (state of theory and state of practice). The material in this compendium includes theoretical and practical perspectives in business-to-business marketing, marketing mix and strategy, interfirm relationships, personal selling and sales management, technology marketing, and methodological issues central to business-to-business markets. Published in conjunction with Penn StateÕs Institute for the Study of Business Markets, this extensive volume will expand research and teaching in business-to-business marketing in academia and will improve the practice of business-to-business marketing for firms in the industry. This path-breaking Handbook is targeted primarily at marketing academics and graduate students who want a complete overview of the academic state of the business-to-business marketing domain. It will also prove an invaluable resource for forward-thinking business-to-business practitioners who want to be aware of the current state of knowledge in their domains.
Do Your Customers Make More Money Doing Business With You? Knowing the answer can help you build measurable and valuable customer relationships, outperform the competition, and unlock profitable growth. Companies are blind to opportunities for profitable customer relationships without a deep understanding of how they create customer value relative to competitors. With a rigorous and measurable understanding of how customers make more money today and in the future with you, combined with supporting plans and tools to align the entire organization for success, a company can win and win big. Winning with Customers offers a step-by-step playbook to help companies develop this capability for themselves, act on it, build a culture around it and sustain it over time. The playbook includes case studies, interviews, and tools from leading B2B companies who have demonstrated success. Written by recognized business thought leaders and practitioners, this book will guide you to profitable growth. The book also serves as a launch point into a community of like-minded executives that includes a companion website which offers exercises, access to thought leaders, and other tools help you win with customers.
Global Markets and the Power of B2B Marketing, Portable Documents
Author: Lara Fawzy,Lucas Dworski
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
In this first comprehensive guide to Internet B2B marketing in emerging markets, the authors introduce their proprietary ebocube (“Emerging Business Online”) approach: a comprehensive, applications-oriented method that covers every stage of the marketing process. Using their framework and methodology, business leaders can implement a low-risk, high-reward business model, penetrate the world’s fastest-growing markets, and create significant value where it never existed before. The authors begin with an up-to-date introduction to emerging markets, including economic potential, languages, culture, time zones, economies, politics, and Internet/mobile penetration. Next, they review emerging market best practices for branding, distribution, segmentation, and collaboration. Then, in the heart of the book, they introduce the powerful, three-phase Internet-based ebocube B2B marketing and sales model. Readers will learn how to establish metrics and dashboards to stay on track through the entire commercial cycle; how to plan and manage campaigns, from selling propositions to media mix; how to utilize email, webcasts, websites, and banner ads in emerging markets; how to mix in offline media and channels; how to budget and manage marketing operations; and much more. Emerging Business Online concludes with detailed case studies showing ebocube at work driving real profits.
How the Convergence of Brand and Reputation is Affecting Marketers
Author: MaryLee Sachs
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Business & Economics
Drawing on the experiences of Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) from 10 iconic organizations with business and consumer brands across the globe, The Changing MO of the CMO explores how some organizations are making the most of a blended approach to communications and marketing and how CMOs can respond to and prepare for their new responsibilities.
Die Anfänge erfolgreicher IT-Startups. 33 Pioniere im Gespräch
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
Das Buch ist eine Interview-Sammlung mit den Gründern berühmter Technologie- und Internet-Firmen, die über ihre ersten Tage der Firmengründungen berichten. Die Gründer von Firmen wie Apple, Flickr, PayPal uvm. geben Einblicke in technische, wirtschaftliche, strategische und taktische Entscheidungen der Unternehmensführung und berichten von ihren amüsanten, schmerzhaften, aber immer inspirierenden Erfahrungen.
What must you do today to triple your sales in 12 months?The B2B Sales Blueprint will empower you to answer this question. In five phases, you will learn how to transform your results by melding new technology with timeless fundamentals. From his experience winning business with 16 Fortune 500s and companies across many verticals, Dan Englander offers a hands-on guide to lead generation, sales, and productivity. What's inside: The Lead Generation Blueprint Build a steady stream of leads by systematizing and outsourcing your outbound process. The First Conversation Use provided templates to plan your conversations and win more deals. Following Up and Closing Get to the next step and avoid the pitfalls responsible for over 80% of all lost opportunities. Staying Sharp Adopt positive sales habits to set the stage for long-term improvement. Exclusive Library of Apps, Tools, and High-Tech Shortcuts Use technology to understand your buyers, automate your processes, and make life easier. After reading The B2B Sales Blueprint you will: Set and achieve specific, KPI-grounded lead generation goals. Successfully delegate prospecting to affordable specialists. Gain new confidence on sales calls with the help of small lifestyle changes. Know how to get consistent referrals from customers and partners. Invest your time and energy in the most promising opportunities. To enjoy these results, you should be ready to think creatively and take action. The Blueprint is for salespeople of all stripes: entrepreneurs, business development professionals, business owners, and anyone who comes into direct contact with prospects and customers. Scroll to the top and click "Buy Now" to see positive outcomes sooner rather than later.
Wer erfolgreich für sein Unternehmen werben will, darf Facebook in der Marketing-Strategie nicht vergessen. Eine Unternehmensseite bei Facebook hilft Ihnen, Ihren Kunden dort zu erreichen, wo er am liebsten ist. Dieses Buch zeigt, wie Sie eine Facebook-Marketing-Strategie eintwickeln, eine ”Fanpage“ bei Facebook erstellen, eine Facebook-Community aufbauen und wie Sie mit Ihren Fans kommunizieren. Außerdem gehen die Autoren darauf ein, wie Sie mit Facebook-Advertising eine Werbeanzeige schalten und wie Sie mit den Analyse Tools von Facebook überprüfen, wie oft Ihre Seite besucht wird. Werden Sie mit Ihrem Unternehmen Teil der Facebook-Welt und genießen Sie Ihren Erfolg.
A Radically Different Approach for Business-To-Business Marketers
Author: Steve Minett
Publisher: Financial Times Management
Category: Business & Economics
The definitive guide to B2B marketing!-- Why B2B marketing is radically different, and how to respond: New strategies, tools, and behaviors.-- World-class case studies: Ericsson, ITT, and other leading firms throughout North America, Japan, and Europe.-- Combines in-depth insights with practical, actionable advice!-- Traditional marketing theories and consumer techniques aren't up to the new challenges of B2B e-commerce. This book examines why -- and outlines a complete new methodology for effective B2B marketing, now and in the future. This book gives marketers a deep understanding of customer behavior associated with B2B purchasing decision-making. In the first section, Steve Minett introduces the fundamentals of B2B marketing, showing how it differs from conventional consumer marketing. He then drills down into each key aspect of B2B marketing, including technology, purchasing, strategy, branding, and communications -- providing practical advice for implementing effective B2B marketing programs. Along the way, Minett presents world-class case studies based on interviews with executives at Ericsson, ITT, Alfa Laval, and other leading companies throughout North America, Japan, and Europe. The book concludes with a preview of the future of B2B marketing, including advanced strategies for B2B e-commerce. For every B2B marketer in any industry.
Unleash Possible is a how-to guide for high-growth marketing in complex selling environments. Author Samantha Stone, the revenue catalyst, shows you how to initiate growth, and how to partner with sales to get the right results.