We’ve long suspected it would happen and that it wasn’t just a fad for consumer marketing. And now there’s evidence to prove our suspicions: according to the most recent (July 20, 2009) issue of BtoB magazine, social media use is soaring — up nearly 400% — among b-to-b marketers.
In the world of B2B marketing, it’s frighteningly common to find a certain style of design, of communication, of interacting with potential customers. It goes something like this: In big, black, industrial sans-serif type, preferably Futura or Helvetica (or perhaps Gill Sans if we’re feeling frisky), we shout . . .
You’ve been working on your new product or service for months. Or maybe years. You’re really excited about it, and want to tell the whole world about every last feature you packed into your new offering. The problem is that customers don’t buy features. They buy benefits. They buy answers to their problems. So how […]
It’s still very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you develop a great product, everything else will just take care of itself. Very recently I was in a meeting and listened to a CEO of a company confess that his product wasn’t selling like he thought it should. He said that […]