Archive for the ‘Methods’ Category

What’s the ideal way to showcase your customer successes?

October 13, 2014

Demonstrate Customer SuccessAs most marketing and business leaders know, to grow your business you need to demonstrate your company’s credentials by showcasing the customer successes that you’ve enabled.

In our previous article we saw that to leverage your past customer successes you need to develop a focused and repeatable way to generate powerful customer references that educate and convince new clients of the value you can offer them.

To showcase your client successes there are various techniques that companies use, each with its own set of merits and practical challenges: (more…)

A successful business is built on customer successes

September 18, 2014

Enabling customer successIn spite of the growing sophistication in technology, not the least of which includes the flourishing area of digital marketing, a new business opportunity is often won or lost simply by whether your prospect feels convinced of the true value that you are offering them.

From the customer’s perspective, in this situation there is often nothing better to help them decide than to hear an honest endorsement directly from another, similar customer.

That’s why it’s critical to properly leverage your past client successes when doing business. (more…)

How to quench the growing thirst for relevant, high-quality content

February 11, 2013
Quench the growing thirst for rich content

Quench the thirst for rich content

Within today’s growing digital world relevant online content is becoming the core material for all B2B and B2C marketing initiatives.

Relevant content allows prospective clients to conduct meaningful research, discover the practical benefits of new offers, learn about others’ experiences and build a case to justify any new purchase – all important steps in generating company growth.

But what if a technology company has trouble satisfying its clients’ growing thirst? (more…)

Selling business insights to solve customer needs

July 18, 2012

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In the B2B world, suppliers have been selling solutions to solve their customers’ unmet problems for some time now. This is particularly true for companies in many technology-based sectors, which by nature includes solutions that are more complex to develop and assemble.

At the same time, companies have become much more adept at identifying, analyzing and understanding their own problems while designing their own solutions. This has transformed the classic B2B solutions-sell into a contest between suppliers for the lowest price. However, all is not lost. (more…)

Why customer value propositions really matter

July 1, 2010

Today’s market offers end-users of all types a plethora of Web-based services, delivered over the top-of any Internet access. As a results of the huge growth of mobile Internet services, along with evolving user behaviour and changing expectations, end-users no longer look to network services providers to fulfill their needs in areas such as communication, collaboration, entertainment, information and productivity. Just consider Skype, Facebook, Shoutcast or Google Docs.

This evolving context has pushed the value away from the networks used to deliver services, to the services themselves, allowing more companies to compete for end customers using a range of business models.

In a world where the growth of traditional services is unlikely for most service providers, and cost reduction is probably not enough to compete over the long term, focusing on developing better, customer-centric value propositions is a key value-creation strategy, offering top and bottom line impact if done right.

The questions then becomes, how do you systematically create market-drive offers that end-customer really want?

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