September 27, 2017

5 B2B Growth Hacking Tools for Your Business

All B2B marketers and business owners are on a constant search for ways to grow their company. One of the keys to success for any small company or startup is growth hacking. Growth hacking allows you to find the most effective marketing channels and take advantage of them to connect with your audience and scale your business…

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July 12, 2017

Why B2B marketers should take Facebook seriously

The prevailing attitude amongst digital marketers has seemingly been that Facebook is good for B2C but not worth it for B2B. The assumption here is that most users don’t want to be bothered by or want to share work-related posts on Facebook. While B2B social media efforts are usually focused on Twitter and LinkedIn, there is evidence that Facebook ads deliver the best return on investment.

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May 24, 2017

AI and B2B Marketing: Get Ahead of the Competition

Artificial intelligence (AI) has played an important part in B2C relationships over the years. There are thousands of applications, ranging from the recommendation of TV shows to the fraud detection systems deployed across many commercial establishments. The current rise in the use of chatbots is just another level in the use of AI in the B2C space. Perhaps surprisingly, however, the uptake of AI in the B2B world has been rather slow.

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December 13, 2016

Are Psychographics The Next Big Breakthrough In B2B Demand Generation?

As we look to planning for 2017, one emerging trend that is really beginning to excite many marketers I’ve spoken with (myself included!) is the technological advances that will let B2B marketers target customers based on psychographics and likely behaviors.

Say goodbye to title/role/function-based targeting and hello to mobilizer-targeting.

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November 9, 2016

Business Gift Giving Etiquette and Mistakes to Avoid

Giving gifts to clients or business associates can be an awkward experience if you don’t know the etiquette behind it. If you purchase a gift that is too expensive or not aligned with the recipient’s interests, your good intentions may be overshadowed by the gaffe. So before you start shopping for your next round of gifts for clients, colleagues or employees, consider the following business gift giving etiquette tips.

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June 15, 2016

5 Reasons B2B Companies Should Migrate to Cloud-Based Unified Communications

As B2B companies grow, they will need to make smarter investments in sophisticated technologies that reflect their current status, find better ways to accommodate remote and mobile employees for recruitment and collaboration purposes and put measures in place to ensure business continuity and security.Communications technology is a critical component to meeting these business needs. While cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solutions are not a silver bullet, they do offer businesses the ability to deploy advanced communications capabilities at a lower overall cost and increase mobility with less risk.

As your business transitions away from on-premise technology, make sure you have a strong grasp of the following benefits of leveraging cloud-based UC and are prepared to maximize the business’ investment.

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May 13, 2016

B2B by Numbers

“Lies, damn lies and statistics,” Mark Twain quipped. He lived in the days before big data, in an era when ROI could be measured only by counting the cash in one’s pocket. Now that we can measure everything, there’s no reason not to. It informs transparency, corporate governance and even effective business processes.

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45 = The percentage of Canadian businesses that…

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April 4, 2016

5 Business Lessons From Billionaire Mentors

If you scour the Internet looking for tips on entrepreneurship, you can read forever. Unfortunately, a lot of the advice is of mixed quality and comes from people who haven’t necessarily succeeded at anything. To me, the “who” behind the advice matters as much as the “what,” because ultimately, you have to believe that the person giving you advice has actually been in your shoes.

This is why I’ve built my startup strategy using advice from billionaire mentors such as Mark Cuban and Richard Branson. Here, I’d like to share the five most important business lessons these billionaire mentors have inspired.

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March 16, 2016

Don’t shirk from negative comments on your B2B Facebook page

When your business has a Facebook page, it’s inevitable that there will be some negative comments posted. At first these negative posts might sting a bit, but B2B companies should view them as a customer service opportunity, publicly demonstrating how much your company cares about a client’s experience.

To successfully turn these negative posts into a positive brand- and relationship-building experience though, B2B companies need to take the following six steps:

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