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.
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, this book will challenge the perspective of B2B marketers by confronting and refuting the many fallacies that currently dominate the industry. 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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.