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In Western economies, B2B companies have already recognised the value of social media as a marketing tool. However, though many of these companies are keen to benefit from commercial growth in the Far East, they have so far failed to apply the same principals as they do within their more familiar local markets.
Pinnacle Marketing, the leading supplier of integrated marketing communications services for technology companies. The way people source information for B2B purchasing is changing – alongside traditional routes, such as trade shows and print magazines, there are now a variety of online platforms and social media channels.
Research has shown conclusively that companies who regularly blog and post on social media can get as much as three times greater volumes of traffic to their website. This is something that companies overlook at their peril. Anyone not willing to invest time and effort into the content creation and logistical support required for undertaking [...]
When I started in the industry almost 20 years ago, buying cycles were generally pretty simple. The electronics component vendor I worked for (like any other B2B manufacturer or service provider) placed print editorial and advertising in trade magazines to inform prospective customers about the new products it offered. Interested readers would then send enquiry [...]
Through a mix of different content marketing activities, it is possible to gain the attention of members of your target audience and, if properly handled, convert them from a prospect into a paying customer.
This is the second part of my blog looking at some of the reasons why social media efforts within the B2B sector fail to achieve results and why some B2B companies still need to get a better understanding of what it’s all about. Last time we looked at the importance of differentiating between various social [...]
Though the B2C sector seemed to quickly catch on, even now (almost a decade later) many companies in the neighboring B2B sector still show a surprising ineptitude when it comes to successful use of social media. This point was highlighted to me just recently, when a friend in technology PR pointed out that the combined [...]
2015 saw what can only be described as an acquisition frenzy - stagnating growth figures and discontented shareholders effectively forcing the bigger chip manufacturers to prey on vulnerable smaller operations in order to either enter new areas or gain market share in existing ones. The list is extensive, but among the most notable were Freescale, [...]
We think of ‘a brand’ as something created to distinguish and promote a company or product. Such inventiveness is often helpful, particularly when new business ventures or newly launched products need to achieve widespread recognition in a crowded, highly competitive marketplace. Now your ‘personal brand’ is something a little different… BUT the two are in [...]