Really in-the-know

Learn the latest B2B marketing industry trends, techniques and news stories on our B2B blog to stay ahead of your competition

Inject rocket fuel into your marketing strategy… with personas

Posted by Harriet Terrill on 24-Apr-2019 13:49:30

If you’re even a little bit unsure about persona documents, you’re not alone – nearly 80% of marketers indicated they were confused about what buyer personas were [i]. So, to help you make sure you’re getting the most out of your marketing strategy, we’ve created this tip sheet, which will give you all the info you need to create personas that drive real results.

Topics: B2B Personas, Buyer Personas, B2B Buyer Personas, B2B Marketing Personas

We’re B2B martech champions!

Posted by Gemma Roalf on 22-Mar-2019 17:25:55

After a fantastic day at B2B Marketing’s Get Stacked event, we’re ecstatic to announce we won “Best use of Marketing Automation” for our client TMF Group at the 2019 Martech Awards, which took place after the day of lectures. We were also ‘Highly Commended’ for the ‘Best use of Martech for Demand Generation’ award, following our work with Redstor. 

Topics: Marketing Automation, martech, marketing technology, b2b martech, Get Stacked

Five top tips (and more) to make your marketing automation awesome

Posted by Ash Chandler on 14-Mar-2019 13:53:01

Are you thinking about your first marketing automation setup? Have you just started the process of embedding marketing automation into your business? Alternatively, are you a seasoned, marketing automation marathoner who has experienced everything marketing automation has to offer?

Topics: B2B Marketing Automation, Marketing Automation, marketing technology, b2b martech

Empowerment at Really B2B

Posted by Tamsyn Osmond on 08-Mar-2019 17:25:18

Girl Boss. The new well-known trend that every woman aspires to be. Ambitious, driven, confident, gets work done with nothing standing in her way. Everyone respects her, nobody doubts her.

Topics: b2b marketing people, empowerment, #IWD2019, International Women's Day

Account-based marketing – be clear and research right

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 22-Feb-2019 15:59:41

With B2B marketers continuing to increase their budget allocation to ABM, it’s clear that this activity is here to stay. More than just a flash in the pan, account-based marketing is grounded in logic, hyper-personalisation and proven results – hence its popularity. However, with 3 tiers of activity to choose from, and a steep learning curve, it’s not always a straightforward process. There are a few fundamentals which will always remain the same though, and this blog will provide tips and ideas on a couple of these.

Topics: Account Based Marketing, B2B marketing ABM, b2b marketing blogs, B2B research

Ready for a 9 - 5! My first 3 months...

Posted by Naomi Hatherley on 30-Jan-2019 16:52:51

 After 3 years in the big smoke I decided to make the decision to move back to my seaside town of Portsmouth. Not only had I had enough of the hustle and bustle of London, I knew I had more ambition than what my retail job could offer me. To quote Dolly Parton, I knew I was finally ready for a 9 to 5. 

Topics: B2B Marketing Team, B2B Marketing Training, b2b marketing career, b2b marketing account executive

Chatbots in B2B marketing – the next big thing?

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 28-Jan-2019 16:06:37

On average, B2B companies take 10 hours to respond to a message[i], whereas 5 minutes or less is the optimum time to respond to a lead[ii]

Topics: b2b marketing blogs, martech, chatbots, marketing technology, b2b martech

Introducing XEIM

Posted by Gemma Roalf on 22-Jan-2019 08:53:08

Centaur Media Plc

Centaur’s marketing division rebrands as XEIM to offer broader range of services

Centaur, an international provider of market intelligence and specialist consultancy, today announces the launch of XEIM, the new name for the Group’s marketing businesses.

Topics: really b2b, #marketmakers, XEIM, Marketing Week, Centaur Media, Econsultancy, Oystercatchers, Creative Review, Design Week, Foresight News, Fashion Monitor, eXcellence In Marketing, Year Ahead, Influencer Intelligence, Festival of Marketing

Optimising your database for a strong 2019

Posted by Gemma Roalf on 08-Jan-2019 13:55:38

We all know that without good quality data, no matter how creative or high impact our B2B campaigns are, they just won’t deliver.

Topics: B2B Data Analysis, b2b data audit, b2b data append, 2019 targets

4 wins at The International B2B Marketing Awards!

Posted by Gemma Roalf on 03-Dec-2018 09:59:54

We’re thrilled to announce that we had another fantastic year at the International B2B Marketing Awards - adding four more awards to our trophy case.

Topics: B2B Awards, B2B Marketing to SMEs, International B2B Marketing Awards, #b2bmarketing, customer insight, adey, niit technologies, award winning, gdhv, B2B Marketing to corporate, multi channel b2b marketing

Festival of Marketing - Day 2

Posted by Gemma Roalf on 12-Oct-2018 12:18:05

2 days, 100s of speakers, 120kgs of pick and mix, 30 kilos of chocolate and one hell of a sugar rush… well, we are all about the numbers!

Festival of Marketing is over for another year, but we’ve had the best time meeting new people, listening to experts in their fields, and enjoying our chocolate fountain (of course).

Topics: really b2b, #fom18, #festivalofmarketing, #b2bmarketing, #marketmakers

Festival of Marketing - Day One

Posted by Gemma Roalf on 10-Oct-2018 17:48:22

So we have had the pleasure of being a part of our first Festival of Marketing this year, so we wanted to share some of our highlights from day one!

Topics: #LeadGeneration, #fom18, #festivalofmarketing, #b2bmarketing

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…!

Posted by Gemma Roalf on 13-Aug-2018 17:41:00

That’s right, award season is upon us, and with that, we are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for a whopping seven accolades at this years’ International B2B Marketing Awards!

Topics: B2B marketing, B2B Awards, b2b creative team, B2B Creative Strategy, International B2B Marketing Awards

B2B content marketing - interactive is coming!

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 25-Jul-2018 16:27:22

Content is both the cause of, and solution to, many marketers’ problems.

Like channels including email and social media, content has taken its place as a fundamental pillar of B2B marketing. When planning campaigns or marketing strategies, content’s inclusion is simply a given – and rightly so. Tackling long buying cycles, building brand trust, or positioning organisations as industry thought-leaders, few channels do the job as well as content. From ebooks and tip sheets, to infographics and checklists, this multi-function solution has a place in all marketing activities… and this could be its downfall.

Topics: B2B Content Marketing, marketing content, b2b content blog, interactive content

B2B content marketing strategy – like turning strangers into friends

Posted by Harriet Terrill on 16-May-2018 12:00:00

In real life, we turn strangers into friends by following three conversational stages - small talk, discussing interests, and sharing feelings. In B2B content marketing, we use a similar communication style to turn prospects into customers.

Topics: B2B Content Marketing, B2B Lead Nurturing, B2B lead generation strategy