Posts tagged "B2B"

Try These 4 Modern Trade Show Practices

Try These 4 Modern Trade Show Practices
Experiences, Young Customer “Experts,” Social Media and Audio Branding Bring Pizzazz to Trade Shows Many B2B firms spend considerable time and energy on trade shows and industry conferences.   Several we experienced in 2017 focused on well-honed techniques, including thought leadership presentations and case studies along with attractive booths offering free samples, manned by knowledgeable executives.... Read more »

Think the B2B World is Going Mobile? Not Exactly.

Think the B2B World is Going Mobile? Not Exactly.
Cutting Edge B2B Developers Explain Why Mobile Isn’t Their Focus I recently went on a hike with developers from several tech start up firms based in Silicon Beach (Southern California). These start-up founders mentioned that mobile may get all the buzz, but desktops are still the tool of choice for their B2B customers. One augmented... Read more »

Not the Same Old B2B Playbook! Are You Overlooking a Proven Tool to Make Your Companywide Meetings and Trade Shows Powerful?

Not the Same Old B2B Playbook! Are You Overlooking a Proven Tool to Make Your Companywide Meetings and Trade Shows Powerful?
I’ve enjoyed talking with Sixieme Son USA’s Colleen Fahey since 2015 about the work she’s been leading in audio branding for B2B clients like the city of Atlanta and B2C clients like Huggies. But it wasn’t until reading the just-released book she co-authored that I really grasped the clear implications for B2B applications. The book... Read more »
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Driving Front-End B2B Strategic Innovation by Understanding End-User Experiences

Driving Front-End B2B Strategic Innovation by Understanding End-User Experiences
B2B firms often develop products and services that are ultimately experienced by end users with whom the firm has no contact. It can be challenging to develop market strategy and product innovation to suit these users’ needs while achieving results for the B2B firm’s direct customers. Here are two B2B examples from my firm, Insight... Read more »

Understanding B2B Foodservice: Brands Bring Value to the Consumer Experience

Understanding B2B Foodservice: Brands Bring Value to the Consumer Experience
Many of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Verizon, Toyota and Coco-Cola are dominantly Business to Consumer (B2C) focused. And in the US retail landscape, despite some growth of private label, packaged goods brands command the majority of consumer products purchased. Brands control 82.5% of dollar share vs. private label’s 17.5% in 2014.... Read more »

B2B: Using Gamification to Grow Employee Engagement and to Encourage a Culture of Employee Recognition

B2B: Using Gamification to Grow Employee Engagement and to Encourage a Culture of Employee Recognition
Employee Recognition as a Cultural Value For one of my clients, this past week was Employee Recognition Week. Walking into the company, balloons, banners and other signage thanking employees and celebrating their hard work were highly visible. The week was chock full of treats and activities. For example, on Thursday, there was a morning-time blind... Read more »
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Timing Matters: Balancing Field, Expert and Headquarters Market Perspective for B2B Innovation Strategy

Timing Matters: Balancing Field, Expert and Headquarters Market Perspective for B2B Innovation Strategy
For B2B innovation strategy development over a one to five year horizon, my firm, Insight to Action recommends considering field, headquarters and expert primary insights perspectives. Of course, before conducting the new research, a critical first step is to leverage secondary sources and to assess any historical data and identify unanswered questions. An example of... Read more »

Driving Innovation from B2B Market Research

Driving Innovation from B2B Market Research
Thinking Through the Role and Value of Multiple Perspectives, from End User to HQ Decision Maker When conducting B2B market research for clients that sell to larger organizations (e.g., those with more than 1000 employees), it’s typically a given that there are multiple decision makers involved in choosing a vendor or service. For example, some... Read more »

The Difference One Letter Makes: How Global B2B Brand Sodexo Deployed Easy-to-Pronounce Naming Strategy

The Difference One Letter Makes: How Global B2B Brand Sodexo Deployed Easy-to-Pronounce Naming Strategy
Organizational and product naming, particularly for B2B global entities, presents an interesting challenge. We’ve recently written about Ingredion signaling its strategic commitment with its name change. French food services and facilities management company Sodexo underwent a seemingly minor name change that has a big impact on its brand evolution. B2B Names Must Clear these Three... Read more »
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Bring Competitive Intelligence to Your B2B Market Strategies

Bring Competitive Intelligence to Your B2B Market Strategies
Competitive Intelligence Trends Make ‘Getting in the Know’ a Matter of Course What are your competitors up to? What are their future strategic plans? If you knew the answers to these questions, how would it affect your B2B market strategies? For most industries, these aren’t theoretical questions. Recent trends in competitive intelligence make knowledge about... Read more »
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