Tag: b2b marketing
Q&A with Innovaxis Founder and President Sean ParnellQ. What made you decide to make B2B marketing the focus of Innovaxis?
When I started in 1996 for a market research and consulting firm, all of our clients were B2B. We interviewed and researched their channel partners, customers and even competitors and reported on market sizing, brand share, new product development, pricing, channel programs, customer satisfaction, and competitive intelligence. We created strategies for our clients to grow based on this information and they did. I then went to work for Shure, an internet startup, and Bell + Howell in a product marketing, product development, and project management capacity.
As a result, B2B is where all my experience has been and,… Continue Reading >>
Agile Marketing Sprints + Kaizen = Results
Especially in business-to-business (B2B) markets, many business owners complain about the effectiveness of their marketing. Why is effective B2B marketing so rare?
Some business owners see a competitor’s fancy new web design, snappy taglines, or flurry of LinkedIn posts and start to think they’re in need of a blingy makeover. Just because a business invests their time in the noisy currency of social media or a digital color scheme doesn’t mean such efforts are driving business their way.
It’s what we call “Shiny Object Syndrome,” and it’s usually just a distraction, especially when the bells and whistles are not accompanied by messaging that clearly articulates the business value in a way that resonates with the right audience.… Continue Reading >>
Many things go into the process of building a successful brand.
Some companies spend millions of dollars to find their “brand,” but it takes more than money to get it right. It’s a process that requires a well-honed brand story process and an experienced partner that can communicate the value your brand has for your target markets.
At Innovaxis, we have 15 years of experience helping B2B clients build their brand messaging with customized digital marketing strategies that also build sustainable, double-digit growth.
That takes more than a color scheme and a new logo. Our marketing program works to align B2B sales and marketing efforts around a central brand story that will resonate with target markets,… Continue Reading >>
As technology continues to advance, companies are turning to AI-powered chatbots and language models like ChatGPT to handle marketing initiatives and content creation.
While these intelligent bots can be useful, they also have several major drawbacks that companies should consider before fully relying on this technology.
The Cofounder and CEO of OpenAI – the company that created ChatGPT – has acknowledged the bot’s shortcomings, calling it a “horrible product” on an episode of the New York Times tech podcast. The criticism stems from the glitchy instability of the site, but there are also concerns of misinformation and malicious intent (note: the bot reportedly passed the Turing test, a gauge of human intelligence equivalency developed by mathematician Alan Turing,… Continue Reading >>
Many companies claim to offer “digital marketing services.” And there is no shortage of vendors who can build you a website. But few can offer the level of strategy, services, technology and specialization provided by the B2B marketing specialists at Innovaxis Marketing.
That’s not just our business proposition. That’s the feedback from our clients, and while we’d rather show you than brag about it, we’re proud to acknowledge a bit of recognition we’ve received from a leading customer review platform.
“…boosted inbound leads from zero to over 2,000.”
-Financial Services company
Since 2007, Innovaxis has been helping B2B clients achieve double-digit growth with marketing services and strategies built around a deep understanding of the solutions they bring to their clients.… Continue Reading >>
Business owners and marketing executives of business-to-business (B2B) companies face a major challenge: to dramatically increase lead generation and sales without having the right mix of marketing skills on their team.
They turn to marketing agencies for help, but spend a lot of money without getting results.
Custom and comprehensive marketing programs produce results by increasing demand generation for B2B clients because they take a holistic approach to all 4 Ps of marketing – product, placement (channels), pricing, and promotion.
Unlike what is very common in B2B marketing, where companies move from promotion to promotion without an overall strategy, it’s important to avoid “hit-and-run” marketing. Piecemeal marketing generates piecemeal results,… Continue Reading >>
Generate Breakthrough B2B Marketing Results with a Customized & Holistic Program
If your B2B marketing efforts generate more costs than leads, you’re not alone. Too many B2B owners, marketing directors and sales executives fall victim to a marketing strategy that isn’t crafted around the different needs of B2B enterprises. They spend a lot of money for generic programs or splashy products, and end up frustrated when the efforts don’t generate qualified leads or profitable growth.
That is why we offer clients a custom and holistic B2B-focused marketing program designed to produce measurable results and profitable growth, with strategies built around the needs and goals of your business.
Causes of Ineffective Marketing
Failure can take a variety of paths:
- Buying the empty promises of marketing agencies that lack expertise and experience around the unique requirements of B2B marketing efforts
- Buying shiny objects like marketing automation and other software that require a lot of time,
Grant audits, financial audits, program audits – the nonprofit world is full of these often arduous reviews – but when it comes to auditing your digital marketing, we can make it easy for you to undertake this critical step to ensure your website is pulling its weight. Learn why website audits are a critical step for nonprofits.
Many nonprofits have a website that was developed years ago and haven’t touched it since. As a result, digital marketing has fallen to the wayside for many 501(c)(3) organizations who are rightly focused on the reach, mission and impact of their organizations. We get it: with so much going on, it can sometimes feel as if you don’t have the time to make your website and digital communication a priority.… Continue Reading >>
Math: 80% of businesses fail 100% of the time.
While it may seem easy, failing at business-to-business (B2B) marketing requires more than just math. It takes a delicate blend of poor judgment and a robust lack of strategy.
But don’t worry. While the internet is crawling with so-called experts spewing complicated strategies for organic, gluten-free lead generation and viral cat videos, we’re here to make it easy.
Our brave new e-book, How to #Fail at B2B Marketing, provides the insights you need for no-results marketing that will tank your sales efforts faster than you can say “where did the leads go?”
The best part? Everything Some things in this guide may have been inspired by true events and a few mishaps we’ve encountered along the way.… Continue Reading >>
Learn how your marketing compares with best practices, and how to increase B2B lead gen and sales by 30-300%
If you feel under-served by your marketing resources or would like a report card on their work, an Innovaxis marketing audit will uncover marketing gaps and reveal new opportunities to increase leads and sales.
The audit’s findings and recommendations will form the foundation for your 2021 marketing plan.
Here’s a case study of our work with a manufacturer of induction heating tools, which started with a marketing audit. We then implemented many of the audit’s findings, which increased their flagship product sales by 20%-100% and their ecommerce sales have grown 20% ever year since we implemented it (45% this year).… Continue Reading >>