B2B Case Studies

The Numerous Benefits of a Curated & Searchable B2B Case Study Database

By Jim Kelly, Founder of Industolutions Growing a B2B company – and securing new customers – isn’t easy.  Some of the biggest B2B marketing challenges include lead generation, lead quality, and new business development. B2B marketing has experienced significant changes recently, due to evolving customer demands, as well as many new options of tactics, tools, […]

Forrester B2B marketing certification

Forrester exec gives the 101 on its B2B marketing certification program

Last week Forrester said it was building upon its acquisition of SiriusDecisions by  launching a B2B certification program to help marketers gain alignment with sales and more successfully execute programs. With a course list that includes fundamentals and campaign planning, the program is based on SiriusDecisions research and will include personalization via a course advisor, […]

Think Do Say: How to seize attention and build trust in a busy, busy world.

How trust became a premium product (with an extremely short shelf life)

Not only is the customer completely exhausted from not knowing where to look, they’re absolutely fried trying to figure out whether the people and brands worthy of winning their time are also worthy of winning their budget. With so many options to choose from, distributed through so many new methods of delivery, supporting so many […]

The Flow Framework From Project To Product Mik Kersten

How the Flow Framework eases the B2B journey from project to product

Today, enterprise organizations are attempting to use managerial mechanisms from previous ages to direct software delivery in this one. IT and software delivery costs have been growing for decades, yet our organizations do not have adequate visibility or understanding of what is now one of the largest costs of doing business. Meanwhile, the tech giants […]

Marketing Spark Mark Evans

Why the power of storytelling can lead to a marketing spark in B2B firms

After spending six weeks traveling through Southeast Asia with my family in 2017, I came home to more than 2,000 emails! We are inundated with information: blog posts, videos, social media, advertisements, podcasts, infographics, photos, bill- boards, videos, direct mail and more. The growing embrace of storytelling is an attempt to make sense of the […]

rust belt manufacturing

The transform-ignite-disrupt approach even ‘rust belt’ manufacturers can apply

Why would you want to enter the high-technology world when all you have ever known is low-technology (or no technology) rust-belt products? Because the high-technology world is where all the money is. The manufacturing space is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and if you are not on that bus, you will be left behind. Sophisticated high-technology manufacturers […]

creative entrepreneurs

3 Tips to unleash the creative entrepreneurs in your community

If you are wondering how to take on the challenges of a shifting global economy, investing in creative industries entrepreneurs tackles economic, civic, and social challenges and is found in every community in every corner of the globe. From Boston to Bangladesh, creative entrepreneurs are building companies at the cutting edge of digital fabrication, augmented […]

StrategyMan

A graphic novel for business pros illustrates the traps that can threaten an effective strategy

In StrategyMan vs. The Anti-Strategy Squad, the main characters – StrategyMan, Purposeidon, Innovatara, and our trusty researcher Rich – come to the aid of TechnoBody, an innovative tech company about to launch a new, wearable technology product. TechnoBody has been targeted by members of the Anti-Strategy Squad, who want to kill the company’s strategic plan by […]

Open To Think excerpt b2b

The open mind B2B leaders need to self-evaluate their thinking processes

When we think we are using our mind to actively form or connect an idea. But there is more to the word think. Thinking is also an approach, a possibility, a deliberation, an opinion, or an attitude. It can even be a belief or a conclusion.  Let’s first contemplate the act of thinking. Thinking can happen in parallel. […]