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B2B marketing realities

10 Uncomfortable B2B Marketing Realities

Those of us responsible for designing and executing marketing campaigns for a living know that the pristine, glossy world of marketing as portrayed in analyst reports and vendor case studies doesn’t always align with the authentic (sometimes ugly) day-to-day challenges. As Spear’s Jon Emminizer wrote earlier this month on LinkedIn,… Read More

The Dangerous Allure of World-Class Marketing

Just as too much time on Instagram fawning after the photoshopped lives of internet influencers can create an unhealthy self-image, marketers too can fall victim to unrealistic standards and FOMO created by the marketing blogosphere and the breathy propaganda of martech vendors. Trust me: not all marketing campaigns perform at… Read More

Surprise: Most B2B Advertising Isn’t Good. Or Is It?

A recent report by LinkedIn and research agency System1 found that the bulk of B2B advertising is ineffective.  I’ve written elsewhere in this space about the sorry state of B2B creative in general, so the headline came as no surprise.  What was surprising, however, was the criteria by which the… Read More

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