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Marketing Your B2B Tech Company from Startup to Exit

 

Whether you’re launching your first product or expanding internationally, a strong marketing plan is essential. Ensuring continued growth requires new perspectives and new strategies in many areas of the business. We’ve created a guide with sales and marketing best practices for five different stages of growth. Here are some highlights:

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Topics: Business Insights, Marketing Strategy, Change and Innovation, Product Launch

Milestones & Metrics for Product Launch Success

 

Hitting Your Product Launch Targets

New product launch has gotten more challenging since we last wrote about it. As corporations have cut back on true R&D, it’s often smaller companies bringing new technologies to market. There are often resource challenges, unclear accountabilities, and ad hoc project teams with competing priorities.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Product Launch

Midyear Marketing Reset: 10 Considerations for Q3

As we near the halfway point in the year, it’s worth taking a fresh look at your current marketing plan to identify what’s working and what might need adjusting. It’s OK to retire events, ads, and tactics that aren’t delivering great ROI and instead focus on those that are.

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Topics: Marketing Mix, Marketing Strategy

Beer & Blog: Optics Industry Sales & Marketing Trends

 

Recently we spoke with Jeff Nichols, sales manager at PennWell, the organization that publishes Laser Focus World. Trade publications are valuable in reaching niche audiences like optics, photonics and lasers. Jeff is well regarded in these industries for being both practical and strategic in creating advertising plans. Though Jeff and Launch Team President Michele Nichols are not related, they have served many of the same companies, working to meet their advertising and marketing needs. Enjoying a craft beer (see below), they talked through trends in the optics industry right now.

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Topics: Business Insights, Marketing Mix, Marketing Strategy, Beer & Blog (interviews)

Marketing Tip of the Week: Ensure Product Launch Success with These Follow-up Tasks [Video]

MTOTW #52: After the official launch of your new product or service, there are a few key activities that can help ensure continued success:

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Topics: Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Product Launch

Marketing Tip of the Week: Optimize Your Website for Today's High Tech Buyer [Video]

MTOTW #51: In manufacturing in the U.S., nearly 40% of the workforce is up for retirement in the next few years. The next generation of technicians and engineers has different buying behaviors, which will likely affect how you sell to them.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy

Marketing Tip of the Week: Go Beyond Sales Prospecting with Social Media [Video]

MTOTW #50: Lots of salespeople use social media for prospecting, but it’s useful throughout all stages of the sales process.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Sales

Marketing Tip of the Week: Include Customer Experience in Your Marketing Message [Video]

MTOTW #49: The experience a customer has with your brand can affect whether or not they’ll buy from you again, or recommend you to someone else. A recent study found that only 14% of large B2B organizations consider customer experience to be ingrained in their business.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Client Relations

Marketing Tip of the Week: Use Data to Improve Internal Communication [Video]

MTOTW #48: A data-driven approach can improve communication and alignment among members of your team, especially within your marketing and sales teams. A few key metrics and the right tools can help strengthen your lead generation and follow-up processes.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Internal Communication, Marketing Metrics, Sales

Marketing Tip of the Week: Three Naming Tips for a Successful Rebrand or Startup [Video]

MTOTW #47: Lately we’ve been brainstorming names for clients who are either starting new ventures or branching out into new markets. If you’re considering a brand switch, here are a few naming tips:

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Branding and Identity