Posts Tagged "solutions"

Marching forward with solutions marketing...at least on the Web

Notwithstanding the endless angst about "solutions" as a meaningful term, it's clear that B2B technology firms continue to march ahead promoting their solutions offerings and capabilities. Our latest evidence comes from a web-based analysis of 51 of the world's leading B2B technology firms[...]
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The four engines of B2B marketing success

A friend recently had the good fortune not only to take over marketing for a successful B2B firm, but to do so with a mandate to build a new strategy that ensures a much greater impact on the business. He's a bit like a kid in a candy store. He's got budget to spend, executive support for more[...]
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Two cheers for Eloqua's new Content Grid

Actually, I think Eloqua's new Content Grid is fabulous: it crams a complex story and a lot of information into an easy to understand infographic on a critical topic for B2B and solutions marketing. Nice job, folks! My small beef is with the definition of "content marketing" that underlies the[...]
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Editorial strategy: Why do B2B customers need your information?

A new report from the always excellent Project for Excellence in Journalism got me thinking a bit differently about thought leadership and content marketing and marketing as media. We all know that social media is increasingly central to how we get our news and information. The main finding[...]
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Customer-centricity for catalyzing solutions success

We're thrilled that Tom Sadtler, a veteran marketer with deep experience in solutions marketing at HP, CA, and other industry leaders, has joined the fold at Solutions Insights as one of our trusted associates. Tom is particularly interested in organizational change for solutions, and agreed to[...]
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Social media and thought leadership: The virtuous circle for B2B marketing

As B2B marketers invest more money and time in both thought leadership and social media, they risk missing a great deal of potential benefit they can achieve by bringing the two together in a holistic way. All too often, at least in my experience in the tech sector, marketers investing in thought[...]
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Words and Meaning: The Power of Alignment

Suzanne Lowe from Expertise Marketing has a great piece in her June newsletter on the importance of developing a common lexicon for marketing and business development in professional service firms. Pointing to common misunderstandings between business leaders and partners, on the one hand,[...]
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Socializing Solutions: Four Priorities for Solutions Marketing and Sales

There's little doubt any more that social media can play an important role in marketing B2B solutions. But exactly how that should happen is less clear. Although some solutions firms have engaged with social media for years now, many more are just beginning to take it seriously and explore what[...]
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