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  • B2B influencer marketing has become "a thing"; it is alive and well and available to use as a tactic in your marketing strategy. Based on research and experience, here are five best-practice recommendations.

  • Most B2B companies around the world have already reduced their marketing spend because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent research from McKinsey.

  • The Dutch word "averechts" refers to when someone does something to avoid a problem, but that action backfires—causing the very problem they were trying to avoid. That is precisely what is happening to most companies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Avoid your "averechts" moment.

  • These are some of the most common and costly mistakes that marketers make when adopting, implementing, and executing ABM. But you can avoid making these 7 mistakes. Here's how.

  • Visual design is having a moment of prominence—and perhaps reckoning. Many companies no longer treat design like frosting for their messaging; often, the design is the message. But can marketers stand up for artistic design while still getting the ROI the C-suite execs expect?

  • How are marketers supposed to cut through the clutter when email response rates hover around 1%? All it might take is an offline nudge with the help of direct mail. Direct still works. It works better when combined with digital.

  • If this pandemic has blindsided your business, you've been asking questions like these: How should we talk to our prospects and customers? Should we ditch our editorial plans, or stay the course? Is content promotion still acceptable, or is it a definite no-no? You need a content strategy for this crisis.

  • The needs and wants of customers have shifted dramatically in the past two months, and companies that continue to move forward without adjusting will struggle for some time to come. Here are four ways B2B companies can provide helpful, impactful, and timely customer experiences during this crisis.

  • How do you generate more leads in what is the digital marketing jungle of today? It helps to understand current trends that on-the-ground practitioners are seeing in digital marketing. Here are some do's and dont's based on their advice.

  • With the Coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on businesses around the world, companies may be unsure of what role their customer advisory board (CAB) might play during the crisis. But now is an ideal time for your CAB to take a proactive, leadership role during the current crisis.

  • 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?