Marketing for B2B

Fill Those Desks: Tips for Marketing Training Services & Seminars

This is the first in a series discussing strategies for marketing professional services. A young Harvard Associate Professor will garner instant credibility as an educator just by her association with such a prestigious university. But as her prospective students shop around for the optimal classroom experience, they’ll expect to learn more about her specific credentials […]

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Whimsy Is Serious Business: Tips for Effective Absurdist Marketing

Here’s a joke: what do Dracula, an obnoxious camel, a frustrated caveman, and a talking gecko have to do with car insurance? Answer: NOTHING. Don’t get the joke? That’s cool; my sense of humor is weird. And so is Geico’s marketing strategy. They’re pioneers of what I call absurdist marketing — a strategy that completely […]

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Channel Attribution: Which Half of Your Budget are You Wasting? (An Interview with Full Circle CRM CEO Bonnie Crater)

Remember John Wanamaker? At the turn of the 20th century, he famously said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” This is still one of the toughest challenges for marketers today: figuring out which campaigns are the most effective at driving revenue. So, we decided […]

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The Elevator Pitch: Short and Sweet

With only moments to communicate what you do and leave a lasting impression, your “elevator pitch” can be a critical networking tool.  But, finding the balance of what to include and what not to include takes some honing. Below are some guidelines on how to successfully approach your elevator pitch: Engage them quickly First you have […]

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How to choose a B2B Marketing agency

1. Be rigorously honest with your needs Before you start browsing for agencies or asking industry connections for referrals, consider your company’s needs. Ask your team a couple key questions: Why do we need a marketing agency? What do we expect them to do for us? Have all your stakeholders consider these questions, brainstorm if necessary […]

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B2B vs. B2C; Services vs. Products

When writing articles for the glassCanopy marketing blog, we generally use the terminology “buyer” and “seller” as opposed to talking about “consumers”, “products”, or “services”.  This is because most of what we write is equally applicable to B2B and B2C… services and products. In those cases where we’re talking about specific use cases we make […]

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4 Reasons Content Marketing Is Here to Stay

Content marketing.  It’s all the hotness these days.  If you attend a marketing conference or read the journals, you can’t avoid it.  Incredibly, content marketing has even displaced social media as the new battleground between traditional PR and advertising agencies. It’s that hot. So. Is this just the latest marketing fad? Or is content marketing […]

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B2B Lead Generation Strategies for Twitter

Building Relationships The power of Twitter-based marketing comes from two primary factors: its opt-in status (your audiences choose to follow you); and its setting, which focuses on brief, conversational interactions. As a lead generation tool, Twitter can help B2B marketers: Engage in real-time conversations to get feedback and drive sales Increase your connection to followers interested […]

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