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The New Year starts now in B2B marketing

Posted by Gemma Roalf on 19-Nov-2020 12:04:15

Ok this is not strictly true, and it may seem a little over-dramatic, but the principle is right. We’d all love to forget this year and get started with 2021 as soon as possible, but there is still plenty of opportunities before December 31st. Let’s put Covid, lockdown, and social restrictions to the back of our mind for a moment or two and consider this… there’s about 5 weeks until Christmas and the decisions you make now can determine not just your end-of-year results but the kind of pipeline your sales people have for 2021.

Topics: B2B marketing, b2b marketing budget, 2021 planning

B2B Marketing Budget – How to Secure Yours

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 02-Oct-2015 17:20:00

Update: On average, 28% of a marketing budget is allocated toward content. Those that see the most success, however, allocate 42% - (30 September 2015)

Topics: B2B, B2B marketing, b2b budget, b2b marketing budget, Marketing Budget, B2B Marketing Plan

How to increase your B2B marketing budget

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 03-Sep-2015 17:25:00

A recent survey of 100 chief marketing officers by The CMO Club in partnership with IBM found that ‘57% of respondents indicated their budgets would increase over the next 2-3 years’. This statistic is in addition to the findings that ‘Overall, marketing budgets were reported up, due to either strategic funds or strong organic increases, but so are expectations. Furthermore, CMOs are planning to increase their spending across every stage of the buyer journey over the next two years by an average of 50%’. 

Topics: B2B marketing, B2B Marketing ROI, b2b budget, b2b marketing budget

B2B marketing ROI – are you using specious reasoning?

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 12-Aug-2015 15:34:00

According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of specious is ‘superficially plausible, but actually wrong’. For those of you who are fans of the Simpsons, you may remember the episode where Lisa uses specious reasoning to sell Homer a rock which apparently keeps tigers away. Her comeback when Homer asks how the rock works is a simple one… “It doesn’t work, it’s just a stupid rock, but I don’t see any tigers around here”. And this got me thinking, are marketers using specious reasoning instead of ROI to justify their worth?

Topics: B2B marketing, B2B Marketing ROI, Marketing ROI, b2b marketing budget

The Story of B2B Marketing Manager Mary - Sound Familiar?

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 19-Dec-2014 12:12:00

On Thursday, January 2nd 2014, a fictional marketing manager named Mary returned to her office to continue on from where she’d left off in 2013. Surrounded by her small team of enthusiastic marketers, her company was more than capable of spreading their marketing messages via email, direct mail and across multiple social media channels. But things wouldn’t be this simple for long.

Topics: B2B, B2B marketing, B2B Marketing ROI, Marketing ROI, B2B Marketers, b2b marketing budget