10 Things You Need on Your B2B Homepage [Infographic]

Your website is at the forefront of your business and arguably the most valuable marketing resource you own. It’s often the first stop for both potential and existing customers, so keeping it optimized should be a priority. Your website can lead customers all the way through their journey – from an introduction via a Google […]

5 Big B2B Website Mistakes That Are Driving Your Customers Crazy

Most B2B websites miss the mark when it comes to engaging visitors, boosting conversions and driving sales. Here are five major mistakes that cause many B2B websites to fail … If you think of your marketing as a solar system, your website is your sun. Most – if not all – of the content that […]

11 Things That You Must Include in Your Next Blog Post

Woo-hoo! You’re ready to publish your latest blog post and bring more readers back to your blog. But before you queue your post, take a moment to review this checklist to make sure that it contains all of the pieces you need to engage readers, increase your social shares and drive conversions. Here are 11 […]

How to Say You’re the Best Without Boring Your Customers

If you’re like many of today’s savvy B2B marketers, you probably spend a lot of time creating educational content for your customers – such as blog posts, videos and e-books. However, there comes a time when you must move beyond giving out advice to talk about your company. This can include anything from your “About […]

Will Your B2B Website Matter in Two Years?

With the rise of social networks, earned media (e.g. social shares and positive online reviews) is becoming more valuable in the eyes of customers. Because many customers now base their buying decisions on social proof, the chat questioned whether paid media (e.g. ads) and owned media (e.g. your website) are still valuable marketing tactics. In two years, will your corporate website still be important?

Does Building Relationships with Customers Really Help Drive Sales?

It seems as though everyone who works in sales is discussing The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation. The book outlines the five types of sales professionals and cites research showing that the ones who focus on building relationships with customers actually perform worse than all of the other types of salespeople, with only […]

How to Get More Sign-Ups for Your Software Trials and Demos

If your organization sells software, you probably rely on demos and trials to attract leads and fill your sales funnel. However, since most software vendors now offer free trials, giving something away for free is no longer enough to convert leads. You’ll need to make your offers more engaging and relevant to your customers’ needs. Here are three ways you can increase the opt-ins for your demos and free software trials …

How to Increase the Conversion Rates on Your B2B Product Pages

According to MarketingSherpaʼs 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report, generating high-quality leads is still the #1 challenge faced by B2B marketers. If you work for a B2B organization, much of your marketing probably aims to drive high-quality leads to landing pages for your products or services. However, once leads arrive at these pages, how many of […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Landing Pages for Better Conversions

As a B2B marketer, you put a lot of effort into getting your target audience to visit your website and opt in for your white papers, videos and reports. However, if your landing pages don’t entice people to request your content, a lot of your hard work will be lost. That’s why I wanted to provide advice on how to improve your landing pages …

What Count Basie Can Teach You About Writing B2B Marketing Copy

One of my favourite musicians is Count Basie. He was known for his minimalist approach to playing the piano and leaving lots of space between his notes. His music was exciting not just because of what he played, but what he didn’t play. I was listening to Count Basie the other day and began to think about how his minimalist approach could be applied to writing marketing copy. Here are my thoughts …

Boost Your Business with an Online Newsroom – Even if You Don’t Have Any “Real” News

An online newsroom is a low-cost and effective way to share your latest news with the media. Instead of printing and mailing expensive press kits, simply direct journalists to your online newsroom to grab up-to-the-minute information. This post will show you 9 keys to a media-friendly online newsroom.