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  • We are living in a time of great disruption. Disruption in the market breaks paradigms. It creates as much opportunity as loss. It is easier for our minds to envision the downside of our losses than to see new opportunities. Though harder to spot, the opportunities are there.

  • Trying to predict our post-COVID B2B marketing future may be a fool's errand. Still, there are enough breadcrumbs left by previous crises and recessions to help us make some educated guesses. So here are five realities that B2B marketers will likely face in the next 2-3 years.

  • You know that trashing your content plan is a bad idea—but your boss or clients may not. If you’re looking for ways to justify your content programs and budgets during this time of crisis, here are eight ideas you can share with key stakeholders.

  • AI-powered automation has begun taking over some of the most grueling elements of contemporary marketing and content authoring at scale. Still, AI isn't a marketing silver bullet—but marketers can't afford to ignore its already evident potential.

  • The concept of "brand elasticity" refers to how sensitive customer preference is for a certain brand when it stretches beyond its positioning or expands into new categories. It's important to understand so you don't stretch a brand to its breaking point.

  • The idea of account-based marketing (ABM) isn't new. But recently we've moved beyond basics, shifting into full-on strategies and mindsets around how B2B marketing needs to get done. And when you think about that, it's a lot like dating.

  • Product marketing and sales enablement teams share an ultimate goal: to help sales teams sell. In many organizations, however, they plan and execute in silos, with misaligned efforts and priorities. And that simply undermines Sales. Here are ways to instead build collaboration and drive revenue.

  • Upselling makes sense when business is booming, but how about in times of economic uncertainty—like now? Companies that can strategically and compassionately navigate business development conversations in these times will be the ones that emerge intact and in good standing.

  • Marketing strategies were not conceived with disruptions like coronavirus in mind. For many organizations, COVID-19 has turned the 4Ps—product, place, price, and promotion—into 4Cs: confusion, calamity, chaos, and complexity. That means we must reassess and adjust the 4Ps.

  • The Coronavirus crisis and crashing economic demand have resulted in rampant downsizing in numerous industries. Depending on how it's done, downsizing can weaken or strengthen your organization—during a crisis and for years afterward. So where should you deploy your precious resources?

  • Kelly Hungerford of oral care brand Sunstar Global opens up about how she brought the company's European marketing organization into the digital era.

  • The instability created by the pandemic makes it tricky to simultaneously navigate brands' most pressing and longer-term needs. But one thing is clear: It's more important than ever for Marketing to stay agile, relevant, and ready to adapt—if necessary again and again. Here are a few emerging best-practices.

  • It's been nearly 40 days and 40 nights since the US got serious about acknowledging and responding to COVID-19. Like everyone else, marketers have been overwhelmed. The floodwaters surrounding us may be muddy now, but as the currents calm the sediment will settle. Then what?

  • Our CX efforts are not selfless: We provide a positive customer experience because it drives repeat purchases and long-term loyalty. But what happens when there is a once-in-a-century pandemic? CX can't be about maximizing lifetime value.Yes, it's time to get real about customer-centricity.

  • Is your brand relevant to the various audiences—customers, influencers, the media—you want to reach? More specifically, how can you find the untapped opportunities for establishing relevance? How can you identify what they want so you can provide it?

  • If you look at the list of Fortune 100 companies of 50 years ago, you'll see that most of them no longer exist. Why? Nearly all of them failed because they focused on winning their battles—and in the process they lost their wars. So, how can you win your wars?

  • There is a true golden ticket of marketing. With it, you can create effective, targeted communication that helps build lasting relationships with current customers and allows you to reach ideal customers in larger numbers. It can help you pave a path to strategic results.

  • To be creative is to try imaginative, innovative things. To be data-driven is to go with what works, based on the numbers; it's a safer bet. As a result, marketers have been transformed from a creative brain force into a hands-on-keyboard labor force. But there is hope for creativity's resurrection.

  • As marketers scramble to refocus their strategy now that live events are canceled or postponed, it's a struggle to get budgets approved for ideas that will result in ROI similar to events'. Here's how to get buy-in and approval to fill the void created by the pandemic.

  • No matter how much value you provide, some customers will drift away. But if you put in some effort, you can create an offboarding process that leaves a positive impression and keeps the door open for future business. Here's what you need to know.