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what's working in B2B marketing

The Myth of “What’s Working” in B2B Marketing

In the agency business, clients look to us, naturally enough, for advice on what’s working in the marketplace, on the assumption that an agency’s collective experience, providing it aligns with a client’s market or product category, can bring real world insight to bear against important decisions relating to topics like… 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

marketing agency references

Stop Asking Your Marketing Agency for Client References

First, a confession: I hate providing references. As one of the principals at a B2B marketing agency, I get asked for them frequently (though not always) by prospective new clients and, quite aside from the hassle of selecting (who have we not asked recently?), contacting, and requesting permission from the… Read More

pre-qualified leads

Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

There is a growing trend in the content syndication space, and among Cost Per Lead (CPL) programs in general, for media vendors to offer B2B clients the option of pre-qualified leads. Whereas typically, content syndication has meant acquiring leads, at a fixed cost, that are filtered by criteria such as… Read More