Author Archives: Howard Sewell

Marketing Best Practices

Forrester: B2B Companies Score Low in Marketing Best Practices

Earlier this year, Forrester Research conducted a detailed survey of more than 150 B2B marketing decision-makers with the intent of benchmarking the maturity of B2B marketing best practices, focused on revenue marketing and marketing automation. At face value, the results, due to be published in a report this June, paint… Read More

B2B email creative

The Dismal State of B2B Email Creative

I review B2B email campaigns regularly in this space, and though I’m not one to be sparing in my opinions, I do try to be conscious of the type and size of company responsible for the campaign, with the thought, I suppose, that some marketers just may not know better…. Read More

competitive campaign

Tips for a Successful Competitive Campaign

It’s a perennial fixture in any marketer’s calendar that, every so often, the boss will decide that it’s time to drop the proverbial gloves and go after the competition. There are many, legitimate reasons for why it may make sense to mount a concerted, integrated campaign to target a competitor’s… Read More

B2B Content Preferences

8 Key Takeaways from New Survey on B2B Content Preferences

The team at Demand Gen Report just released their 2018 Content Preferences Survey Report (free download, registration required), yielding fresh insights – and a few surprises – on the types of content today’s B2B buyers prefer, and why. The report is a useful resource for B2B marketers planning content development… Read More

subject line testing

10 Great Ideas for Your Next Subject Line Test

Subject line testing is that one email best practice that all B2B marketers know is a good idea, and yet very few of us do it consistently. The common excuse is time: when you’re under the gun to get that Webinar invitation out by next week, the last thing you… Read More

analyst reports

How to Market an Analyst Report

Technology marketers love analyst reports. Sure, they’re expensive to license, but they’re instant fodder for all sorts of content marketing, they bring credibility and name recognition to a campaign, and – bonus – they say nice things about your product. However, in my experience, most tech companies don’t know how… Read More