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Are You Selling Your Industrial Marketing Brand?

Posted by Adele Pollis on Nov 7, 2018 1:10PM

Why Your Sales Team Needs to Be Your Most Authentic Brand Advocate

Are your sales and marketing functions copacetic? Or are they more like two ships that, if you’re lucky, pass in the night? Aligning your company’s marketing and business development functions:

  • Unifies your team
  • Builds strategic cohesion
  • Keeps the sales pipeline flowing
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Topics: rebrand, B2B Branding, Brand Strategy, Brand strategist, Brand Loyalty, Branding, Industrial Branding

Make Employees Advocates of Your Industrial Manufacturing Brand

Posted by Adele Pollis on Jun 21, 2018 11:36AM

But … Do Your Employees “Get” Your Brand? 

Are your employees killing your company brand? 

“Great company—possibly one of the best to work for.” 

“You learn to appreciate good companies because almost all companies are better to work for than this one.” 

Which one of these sounds most like what your employees might say? Or perhaps somewhere in-between? These quotes, from online employee reviews, illustrate how important employee perceptions are in shaping external perceptions of a company’s brand. 

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Topics: Brand Strategy, brand development strategy, Brand Ambassador, Brand Loyalty

5 Steps to a Successful B2B Brand Strategy

Posted by Adele Pollis on May 9, 2017 1:46PM

The B2B Brand Experience: Make it Personal and Practice Reciprocity

In today’s business environment, there is little to no distinction between a company and its brand. The two are so intertwined that a Weber Shandwick report found that “corporate reputation and brand reputation are now nearly indivisible.”

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Topics: B2B Branding, Brand Strategy, Brand strategist, Brand Loyalty

5 Essential Components of Great B2B Branding

Posted by Bob Grant on Aug 26, 2016 3:44PM

Is Your B2B Brand Strategy on Target?

Branding is about much more than defining your company and developing products or services. In fact, a recent survey from BuzzStream found out that nearly half of consumers stated they will quickly unfollow a brand that engages in too much self-promotion. It translates to all business relationships—even in B2B, people are interested in what they get from the relationship, not what you are offering. Companies often get caught up in their own B2B branding strategies and goals, which leads to shameless self-promotion and a real disconnect with the target audience.

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Topics: B2B Branding, Branding, Brand Strategy, Brand Loyalty

B2B Brand Loyalty

Posted by Adele Pollis on Mar 18, 2016 2:33PM

Powerful Brands Gain Loyalty through Passion and Performance

Everyone knows that loyal customers are the backbone of any successful B2B company. B2B brand loyalty is important—but how passionate are your customers? When you think of people who are passionate about a product, consumables typically come to mind. Picture the hordes of people who wait anxiously and are willing to stand endlessly in long lines for products with an apple on them, or those who won’t (or can’t!) start their day without their favorite branded coffee.

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Topics: Branding, Brand Loyalty, Branding Webinar

Why Social Media Needs to Be Part of Your Brand Development Strategy 

Posted by Samantha Hunter on Sep 3, 2015 8:22PM

Connect with Consumers Through Your Brand Essence

Social media plays an important role in how consumers discover, research, and share information about industrial manufacturing brands. If social media is not a part of your brand development strategy, learn to embrace Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and the likes because it will only lead to heightened company success. According to Nielsen, Sixty percent of consumers researching products learned about a specific brand through social networking sites. Additionally, Nielsen found that 53% of social networkers follow brands. It is cycle that feeds itself—and it’s evident that a social media presence is critical for communicating your brand essence. If you haven’t adopted a social media strategy, the time is now to do so.

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Topics: Branding, brand essence, Brand Consultant, Brand Loyalty

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