The B2B Research Blog

Brand mapping – Correspondence Analysis explained

The B2B Research Blog

How differentiated is your brand and where might there be white space? We can see that attribute 2 is an especially strong differentiator. Which attributes most closely define your brand? Which other brands are challenging you for this space?

Finding the brand positioning sweet spot

The B2B Research Blog

The trick here is to choose a positioning which is relevant, differentiated, authentic and flexible: Relevant: It needs to be based on dimensions which are relevant to customers and prospects. Differentiated: It needs to make you stand apart from the competition.

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Branding is b t

The B2B Research Blog

It is a point of differentiation, especially in commodity markets. “Branding is marketing b t. Only FMCG firms who need to build aspirations and desire worry about stuff like that. B2B is different. The relationship is with me – the sales guy – not the corporate brand. Even if it wasn’t, buyers are rational and put emotions to one side. And anyway our brand is just fine, the logo is great.”. Sound familiar? As a marketer you no doubt recognise the value of a strong brand.

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The benefits of a strong brand in B2B markets

The B2B Research Blog

It’s a point of differentiation, especially in commoditised markets where there is little apparent difference between products and services. Some don’t think that branding matters in B2B markets. They say that B2B decision makers are logical beings immune to any such irrational influences. And anyway, it’s all just fluffy marketing crap and a brand is really just a logo isn’t it? . B2B marketers disagree.

Top ten B2B marketing challenges

The B2B Research Blog

Differentiation. Holger Schulze, Marketing Director at SafeNet, recently posted a great question to the 9,040 members of LinkedIn’s B2B Marketing group. Can you use ONE WORD to describe the biggest challenge facing B2B Marketing today?”. I love this question for two reasons.

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Three customer insights for your marketing plan

The B2B Research Blog

To develop and manage a resonant, differentiated brand it’s essential to understand what your brand ‘means’ to the market. Spring. As birds migrate north to secure nesting ground, gaggles of marketers flock to secure budget for their marketing plans. The most fruitful of these plans are built on customer insights. But insights into what exactly? Here are three things that would top my list. What really matters?

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An interview with Stephen Cheliotis: CEO, Centre for Brand Analysis

The B2B Research Blog

Increasingly however, many of the rules of consumer branding are applying, so being truly differentiated, having very creative and innovative marketing based on great customer insight are all important. I don’t think you should always try to differentiate between the two. Of course companies have got to compete on factors such as quality, price and delivery but injecting personality into a brand is one obvious but often neglected way of achieving competitive differentiation.

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Brand mapping – Correspondence Analysis explained

The B2B Research Blog

How differentiated is your brand and where might there be white space? We can see that attribute 2 is an especially strong differentiator. Which attributes most closely define your brand? Which other brands are challenging you for this space? These are all critical questions for a marketer or indeed anyone managing a brand, but answering them isn’t always straightforward, as the following example illustrates.

The benefits of a strong brand in B2B markets

The B2B Research Blog

It’s a point of differentiation, especially in commoditised markets where there is little apparent difference between products and services. Some don’t think that branding matters in B2B markets. They say that B2B decision makers are logical beings immune to any such irrational influences. And anyway, it’s all just fluffy marketing crap and a brand is really just a logo isn’t it? B2B marketers disagree.

How Industrial Content Marketing Increases Awareness and Creates True Differentiation

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial content marketing can be very effective in solving two common problems that many manufacturers and distributors face.

Case study: Social media engagement as a point of differentiation

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Engagement as differentiation. The post Case study: Social media engagement as a point of differentiation appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Engagement as differentiation. by Trevor Young, {grow} Community Member.

Your experience and qualifications are not differentiators!

Biznology

I recently started a discussion within different LinkedIn groups where I asked consultants , sales, and marketing leaders how they were differentiating themselves from others in their industry. But experience (no matter how extensive it may be) is not a differentiator.

How to differentiate your blog based on the time you can put into it

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Today I want to help you consider a way to differentiate your blog by thinking strategically about how you use your productivity and the amount of time you put into writing. Maybe your strategy should be determined by an opportunity for differentiation through your publishing schedule.

Expertise as a Differentiation Strategy

Hinge Marketing

If you want to stop competing on price alone, it may be time to develop a stronger differentiation strategy. Differentiation Strategy Defined. This is what is known as a differentiation strategy. Three Tests for a Successful Differentiator.

3 Keys to Sales Growth: Motivate, Justify and Differentiate

The ROI Guy

Second, competitive win rates are an issue because sales reps are having difficulty presenting differentiation. First, product differentiation is becoming harder, as solutions become more commoditized (whether we like it or not).

3 Online Content Tips for Industrial Distributors to Differentiate Themselves

Industrial Marketing Today

Almost every industrial distributor that I talk to, both clients and new prospects struggle with one key problem – differentiating themselves. The post 3 Online Content Tips for Industrial Distributors to Differentiate Themselves by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is particularly challenging for distributors because the competition in their niche carries the same products.

ABM Vendor Guide: Differentiators for Result Analysis

Customer Experience Matrix

and we wrap up our review of sub-functions from the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors with a look at Result Analysis.

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Marketing Content

Modern Marketing

So as we enter another content-full year, I wanted to share some thoughts on how we are helping our clients differentiate their content storytelling: 1. Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Simon Jones, a vice president at Blanc & Otus, a communications agency headquartered in San Francisco, where he leads the development and execution of integrated communication programs for some of the world’s largest technology brands.

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Differentiate Their Brand in Google Search Results

KoMarketing Associates

These tactics help differentiate an organization in Google search results and build trust and authenticity with potential buyers and prospects. What successes has your organization seen in differentiating your brand in Google search results?

Seven Simple Ways to Differentiate Your Company and Products

Great B2B Marketing

My clients probably get tired of hearing me talk about the virtues of differentiation. But it’s usually better to remove […]. B2B Brand

How to Differentiate Your Agency by Applying a Planning Approach

Hubspot

These are the markers DigitasLBi Chief Strategy Officer, Fern Miller, puts down as her starting points for differentiating her agency brand. Planning on your own brand for it to be differentiated is a modern tool to grow your agency. “Be useful. Be different. Be consistent.”.

4 Ways to Differentiate Your Marketing Content

Modern Marketing

So as we enter another content-full year, I wanted to share some thoughts on how we are helping our clients differentiate their content storytelling: 1. Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Simon Jones, a vice president at Blanc & Otus, a communications agency headquartered in San Francisco, where he leads the development and execution of integrated communication programs for some of the world’s largest technology brands.

10 Brands That Brilliantly Differentiated Themselves From the Competition

Hubspot

Understanding and differentiating from your competition. Below I’ve curated some brilliant companies that are great at differentiating themselves from their competition. This post originally appeared on the Insiders section of Inbound Hub.

How to Differentiate in E-Commerce

Opentopic

As an e-commerce marketer, how do you differentiate? The post How to Differentiate in E-Commerce appeared first on Opentopic. Retailers face a lot of competition, both online and offline. And in many cases the products they sell are very similar. How can you ensure that your website is not seen as a commodity? Start by creating better e-commerce shopping experiences to drive customer loyalty. Relationships and value propositions in the real.

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Marketing Content

Modern Marketing

So as we enter another content-full year, I wanted to share some thoughts on how we are helping our clients differentiate their content storytelling: 1. Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Simon Jones, a vice president at Blanc & Otus, a communications agency headquartered in San Francisco, where he leads the development and execution of integrated communication programs for some of the world’s largest technology brands.

Why Brand Differentiation is Essential for Professional Services Firms to Succeed

Hinge Marketing

Everyone has heard that you have to differentiate your firm. What exactly is brand differentiation, anyway? Brand Differentiation Defined Throughout the life of your firm, you will experience significant changes in what you do. Why is Differentiation So Important, Anyway?

Do you understand your digital differentiation?

Biznology

They call me in, asking me why their digital marketing isn’t working and all-too-often one of the problems is lack of differentiation. It’s not even simply that their products are not differentiated, but often I find that they don’t even know what differentiation really is.

Finding True Differentiators for your Professional Services Firm [VIDEO]

Hinge Marketing

Differentiating your firm can be quite a challenge. In this video blog post, Lee Frederiksen talks about how to find true differentiators for your professional services firm. First thing that you have to consider is, “Is this differentiator true?”

11 Underdog Brands That Differentiated Themselves From the Competition

Hubspot

In fact, if a brand that succeeds in reaching its audience with content provided on social media, email, ads, and other media, this alone can differentiate them from other larger brands in their industry that miss the mark.

Content Can Differentiate Industrial Companies When There’s Parity in Value Propositions

Industrial Marketing Today

A Value Proposition plays an important role in differentiation, which in turn affects lead generation. Do you use content as part of your industrial marketing strategy to differentiate your company from the competition? Yet, if you read the content on most industrial websites, they tend to sound similar within each industry. Most manufacturers and industrial companies make generic claims that are often copied by their competition and lack validation.

5 Key Factors to Pinpoint Your Technology Differentiator

Hinge Marketing

Strong brands hinge on strong differentiators. Differentiators are the foundational components of communicating your brand clearly and consistently. In our own research , we've found that high growth firms are 3X more likely to have a strong, easy-to-understand differentiators.

Developing Differentiators: How Research Can Help You Pass the Test

Hinge Marketing

A differentiator, often times dubbed a “competitive advantage,” separates your firm from the rest of the herd. When a prospect is evaluating you, your differentiator is what may tip the scale in favor of your firm. However, not all differentiators are created equally.

The need for differentiation: and why the customer is sometimes wrong

BaseOne

On the counter at Munson''s coffee shop, in amongst the pastries, the pannetone boxes and the pots of apple and ginger porridge there is a sign that reminds you how customer service should be

Find Your Differentiator: 21 Ways to Gain a Competitive Advantage for Your Firm

Hinge Marketing

Finding a differentiator for your professional services firm is not an easy task. Many firms struggle mightily only to come up with a differentiator that doesn’t really differentiate them at all. But take heart; there are many successful differentiators.

Video Marketing Becomes Key Differentiator for Oracle Marketing Cloud Customers

Vidyard

The post Video Marketing Becomes Key Differentiator for Oracle Marketing Cloud Customers appeared first on Vidyard Video Intelligence Platform. Lenovo, MongoDB, Bulldog Solutions and more than 100 Oracle Eloqua customers now use video content and analytics to fuel marketing success. KITCHENER, Ontario – August 2, 2016 – Video has become the darling of the social media world, but modern businesses are proving that that there are real results to gain from online video content.

3 Ways To Differentiate Your Brand in Search Engine Results

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers are constantly tasked with the challenge of driving lead growth, increasing web traffic, and improving brand differentiation. Organic search visibility is an important component and differentiation in search engine results can be a critical factor in traffic and lead growth.

How to think about differentiation for your business

Biznology

Agile marketing is based on testing and it is the best way to find the differentiation for your business. Above all, remember that differentiation is not solely about being different. Photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL).

Is your referral strategy tied to your differentiators?

Hinge Marketing

Differentiation is one of the most poorly understood pillars of professional services marketing. Many execs still believe differentiation isn’t a necessary component of overall growth. Differentiators make it easier for decision makers to understand why they should choose you.

Differentiate or die! It’s the digital marketing curse…

Biznology

While I am usually preaching differentiation to large businesses , I have been working with a lot of small businesses lately in my workshops and online courses. And some of them aren’t always happy about my advice, because their differentiation has always been about their location.

Why Brand Differentiation Drives Tech Firm Growth

Hinge Marketing

Strong brand differentiation drives growth. “We’re a full service tech firm, won’t we be limiting ourselves—and potentially turning away business--if we differentiate too specifically?” Differentiators are not created equal.