Innovation Insights

The B2B Business Growth Blog

Innovation Insights explores the impact of new and emerging concepts in sales, marketing, strategy and leadership for CEOs of growth-driven business-to-business companies.

Why Every B2B CEO Should be Active on Social Media

B2B_CEO_SOCIAL_MEDIA_BLOG_7.7.2014In the past, executives were privy to more information about their company’s products and services than any other stakeholder. The advent of social media, however, is compelling executives to adapt their role in order to remain knowledgeable and competitive in the market. Some of the largest B2B discussions are now taking place online through social media outlets like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook, SlideShare and Twitter

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Tags: brand strategy, brand identity, social media, Focus Area: Leadership, b2b, communication, business leadership, leadership strategy, b2b business growth

Douglas Wendt’s Interview with Metro Weekly on Brand Strategy

metroweekly_stacked_blogThe following is an interview dialogue between Jessica Vaughan, a journalist with Washington, D.C’s Metro Weekly, and Wendt Partners founder and senior strategist Douglas Wendt. The topic is the importance of brand strategy to the future of businesses, associations and nonprofits as they seek to serve customers or members and grow their organizations.
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Tags: branding, strategy, marketing strategy, value proposition, brand strategy, brand identity, web strategy, web marketing, Focus Area: Strategy

How Breakthrough Brand Strategy Can Strengthen Your Business

how_breakthrough_brand_strategyWhy should customers choose your business? That is the most pressing question for any company or organization. How you answer this question will largely determine the level of success (or survival) that your business achieves. If your brand strategy and identity is to stand for something, it needs to be in alignment with the answers to this question.

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Tags: branding, marketing, marketing strategy, value proposition, positioning, brand strategy, brand identity, logo identity, Focus Area: Strategy

Ken Schmidt on How to Harness Customer Feedback to Dominate the Marketplace

ken_schmidt_how_to_harness_customer_feedbackIn November 2011, more than four hundred CEOs came together in Washington, D.C. for the 2011 SmartCEO G3 Conference. The event’s keynote speaker was Ken Schmidt, Brand Visionary and Communications Strategist for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. His theme was how to harness customer feedback to dominate the marketplace. Ken’s signature phrase is about the importance of focusing on your customers in building your brand:

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Tags: branding, strategy, sales process, marketing, marketing plan, marketing strategy, value proposition, brand strategy, brand identity, CRM, sales performance, Focus Area: Leadership

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