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Cutting through the clutter of information to bring insights and wisdom for creating lasting impact in B2B marketing.
Nov 8, 2023
Spotlight Strategies: Mastering Media Attention in B2B Marketing
In this thought-provoking episode of "Spotlight Strategies," we delve into the diverse landscape of media platforms and dissect their roles in capturing and maintaining the attention of B2B audiences. Join us as we explore the unique dynamics of various media types, from display advertising to social media and video content. We'll analyze the effectiveness of each medium in conveying complex B2B messages and discuss how this relates to Share of Voice and building lasting connections with your audience. We also discuss the importance of creating standout creative content to earn attention via the media channels we select.
Oct 7, 2023
B2B Blueprint: Content Planning Mastery
This episode of BBNmixtape dives deep into the art and science of crafting and planning content for the business-to-business realm with Michelle Crawley from BBN's partner TricomB2B. If you've ever wondered how to tailor your content strategy to a specific audience and industry, align your narratives with complex sales cycles, or want to maximise the impact of your B2B marketing efforts, you've landed in the right place.
Sep 21, 2023
Creativity leads to Better Marketing Results
In the world of B2B marketing, content has typically and historically been dry and unengaging. Join us in this episode of riveting conversation with Ed Davis and Managing Director Stuart Jaffray from BBN partner GreenHat in Australia to explore the power of inspired visuals and compelling messaging. Discover how the right blend of education, entertainment, engagement, and inspiration can supercharge your strategy, captivate your audience, and drive business growth. For marketers, by marketers, tune in to BBN Mixtape, be bold and ignite your brand's creative spark!
Aug 31, 2023
The Courageous Marketer
BBN recently released an adaptation of our Norwegian Partner Iteo’s whitepaper, The Courageous Marketing Leader. In this episode of our podcast, we sit down with Andreas Thue, Owner and Founder of iteo, and discuss his views on what makes a courageous marketer. ACCESS OUR FEARLESS GUIDE FOR THE COURAGEOUS MARKETER
Aug 31, 2023
Our guest for this episode is David Jordan, President of Bader Rutter, and we discussed with him how the B2B marketing industry needs to reimagine itself. As B2B marketers, we’ve grown over-reliant on some old habits, fallen behind on new sea changes in technology and audience behaviour, and have digressed in our belief to make an impact on the businesses we help lead. Our business is due for a rebrand. By following the data and honouring the humanity of our audiences, we can drive a renaissance for B2B. Watch the presentation at Ignite USA HERE ACCESS OUR FEARLESS GUIDE FOR THE COURAGEOUS MARKETER
Jun 20, 2023
Leveraging Webinars for Effective B2B Marketing
This podcast episode emphasises the tremendous potential of webinars as a key component of B2B marketing strategies. With their ability to captivate audiences, foster connections, and generate high-quality leads, webinars have emerged as a vital tool in the modern marketer's arsenal. By incorporating webinars into their marketing efforts, businesses can stay ahead of the curve, maximize engagement, and drive meaningful business growth in the B2B landscape.
Jun 6, 2023
Coming to America - Part III
In this third episode of our mini-series about how to successfully bring your business to the Americas, Ed & Nikos are joined by Gordon Mackenzie, a seasoned sales and marketing professional in the Oil & Gas industry. Hailing from Scotland in the UK, Gordon has been successfully helping businesses expand and grow in the US for the last 20 years. His experience includes managing the integration of a small oilfield services company when it was acquired by one of Houston's three largest industry services companies. He is now helping an Australian-based company enter and grow in the Americas. Join us to learn more invaluable insights and advice when taking your business transatlantic.
May 15, 2023
Coming to America - Part II
Welcome to part two of a three-part podcast series with Ed Davis and Nikos Lemanis who are exploring the challenges and opportunities that businesses face when coming to America to expand. In this episode, among other things, we discuss the importance of planning, having enough budget and resources and how to avoid the pitfalls of moving to such a vast and diverse market like the Americas. So grab your coffee, and join us again as we explore the exciting world of transatlantic business.
May 8, 2023
A B2B Digital Marketer’s Take on the 'New Bing'
In this episode of BBNmixtape, Annette chats with Andrew Humphrey from BBN partner TricomB2B about his experience with The New Bing, Microsoft's revamped search engine that has received mixed reviews since its beta release. While The New Bing promised a more personalised and intuitive search experience, some users have reported several issues that have made their search experience frustrating and ineffective. Join us as we discuss if the New Bing really is as bad as some make it out to be, or should Google be worried? Let's find out.
May 1, 2023
Navigating B2B Marketing in the Windy City: Insights for Ignite USA
In this podcast, we'll be gathering some pre-event insights from B2B Marketing's Editor-in-Chief, Joel Harrison, who will be hosting their Ignite USA event in the bustling city of Chicago, where industry experts and thought leaders will gather in May to share their knowledge, expertise and innovativeness in B2B marketing. Listen to our fun bonus tips at the end of the podcast for the best places to visit in Chicago while you attend the event!
Apr 24, 2023
Coming to America - Part I
In today's episode, Ed Davis and Nikos Lemanis will explore the challenges and opportunities companies face when doing business in America. We'll dive into the cultural and regulatory differences between the two regions and share insights on navigating them. In a later episode, we'll also hear from a successful European business leader who has moved across the pond and learn about their experiences, lessons, and key takeaways. So please sit back, grab your coffee, and join us as we explore the exciting world of transatlantic business.
Apr 11, 2023
Marketing Automation Platforms Vs Funnel Software
Welcome to this episode where we discuss Marketing Automation platforms and Sales funnel software with expert Andy Penkalski from BBN partner Bader Rutter. While Marketing Automation platforms automate marketing tasks like email marketing and social media management, Sales funnel software helps track leads and optimise the sales process. Signs that your business needs both include inconsistent lead generation and difficulty tracking leads. When selecting a tool, consider features, compatibility, and ease of use, but the best tool depends on your specific needs. Tune in for valuable insights on optimising your marketing and sales processes!
Mar 21, 2023
Battle of the Social Media Channels
Being on social media is important, but you don’t have to be on every platform. Figure out where YOUR audience is. When someone Googles your business name, your organic social media presence will appear on the first page, so organic social media is important for your brand. In this episode, Josh McGee from BBN partner TricomB2B answers questions like what platform should B2B marketers put the most time and effort into? What platforms pose a challenge to B2B marketers? And why is it important to engage employees on your business's social media platforms?
Jan 10, 2023
Networking - Tips and tricks to improve and network like a pro
Our guest today is a professional and deliberate networker who knows a thing or two about creating and nurturing authentic business relationships. In today's world, networking is a necessity. It can help nurture leads which develop into lucrative business opportunities. But, for many of us, it's not easy. In fact, it can be extremely daunting, especially for introverts. Jennifer Valencia, a tax consultant from Houston, Texas, shares some tips and best practices in overcoming fears and inhibitions to help you have genuine and authentic discussions about your business with strangers!
Nov 23, 2022
The Content Machine: How much is enough?
In this first face-to-face recorded episode, Ed Davis chats with Chris Eifert from TricomB2B, a BBN partner agency based in the US. After participating in a client event hosted by the agency, Ed and Chris discuss the event's highlights around long-term brand and marketing effectiveness, sustainability and the ongoing debate around how much content businesses need to produce to be effective and differentiating. Enjoy!
Sep 20, 2022
Seek and you shall find: The search for perfect SEO
It's official! Google is pretty clever at filtering out poor content. That's great news for us and businesses that want to improve their Google search rankings by delivering content their customers want. It is terrible news for those who try and 'cheat the system' with AI-generated content and still try to hide 'invisible' keywords on their pages. Join us on this episode to learn some great tips on making SEO work for you from our SEO expert today, Dave Robinson.
Sep 6, 2022
The Bold and the Plentiful: B2B media amplification tactics previously reserved for B2C
In the next 30 minutes, Zoe Elmore, Head of Media at BBN London, will share her two cents on why there has never been a better time for B2B marketers & brands to be bold with their data, media and amplification strategy. We'll discuss how COVID has affected media consumption and how the media landscape has evolved to tip the scales toward focusing on tactics that have typically only been employed by B2C brands.
Jul 19, 2022
The Big Picture of B2B Marketing
In this episode of BBN Mixtape, we elevate our conversation and look at some macro events affecting the marketing industry. From discussing the consolidation happening among agencies, the shift in agency working practices, or how short-term, tactical execution continues to dominate long-term, strategic approaches, we dive into what agencies are getting right and where we can improve.
Jun 28, 2022
A Brand Story: Ascending to new heights!
Nearly ten years ago, the head of HR from a little-known petrochemicals business contacted BBN Partner Fifth Ring for support in evolving their brand. Little did anyone know at the time that both client and agency would learn a lot about each other, and how brands can be built and endure. This podcast explores the assignment from both sides of the table including the considerations by the client in selecting an agency, how the agency reconciled the multitude of challenges the client presented, and the inevitable speed bumps along the way.
May 24, 2022
Being authentic in B2B marketing
Be yourself, bring your real self…mottos that rule today’s roost. But the journey to authenticity is often complex and fraught. What does it mean to be authentic? What would it take to to translate it from top-level leadership all the way down to front desk operations? What does it take to understand why we do what we do? We explore these questions and more in understanding experiential authentic leadership with Dr Pauline Serice, founder of Dr Pauline Serice & Associates.
May 10, 2022
The proof is in the analytics
Analytics has typically been too slow to be operationally relevant to making business decisions. In this conversation with Mark Stouse, CEO of Proof Data Corporation, we discuss the advancements in marketing analytics that make it possible to avoid the tyranny of intuition and cooked data, and establish analytics as an inseparable coach and bodyguard to helping achieve desired business outcomes.
Apr 26, 2022
Finally, some agenda-free B2B marketing research
We delve into a much anticipated B2B Marketing Research Report 2022 that involved a record number of organisations from across the globe, including BBN and Australian partner Green Hat, sharing their plans and perceptions for the year ahead. Shorn of an agenda, unlike vendor-sponsored narratives, this is a handy statistically-relevant, data-rich study to set marketing compasses by. Listen to get the gist and download the full report here
Apr 12, 2022
True Tales: Widening revenue pipelines with the right brand and content strategy
TM ONE, the enterprise arm of Malaysia's leading telco demonstrates how their brand and content strategies are helping to generate year-on-year growth in marketing-attributed revenue, along with uplifting their brand association as a trusted partner for digital transformation.
Mar 22, 2022
Face the Future - Tackling three key challenges of the B2B marketer
Join Joel Harrison, Editor in Chief at B2B Marketing as he chats with BBN's Face of The Future event keynote speakers about the key challenges at the core of the B2B marketing industry dilemma: brand building, putting strategy before tactics and fostering a mindest to create the right culture. This is a recording made immediately after the event when Joel got together with our speakers to chat more candidly about the topic and themes they presented in their event sessions.
Feb 22, 2022
Who will want to work for you - Why employer branding is vital
Face it, it's a job seeker's market. Your company's reputation is as vital a consideration as your brand perception. But the former is neglected for the most part, often by the best in the business. Together with Carola Hecker, Client Services Director at wob AG, we unpack the essentials of implementing an employer branding strategy.
Feb 8, 2022
Brand Strategy - the forgotten hero?
Once upon a time, the brand ruled. Now, obsessed with performance marketing, B2B appears to have consigned brand marketing to the backseat. Is this wise? Richard Parsons, Founder and Managing Director of True, helps unearth the ramifications of such “sole-priority” approaches and nudges us towards restoring brand to its rightful status in the marketing pantheon.
Jan 25, 2022
Living, Breathing, Leading with Brand for B2B Marketing
You are often equated to the brands you create because it evokes gut feelings that may (or may not) be unfairly be associated with your business. Its incumbent upon you therefore to manage it with active leadership involvement. Together with Peter Lyall, Group Director Strategy at Fifth Ring, we discuss how to carve out a brand strategy that will hold strong and guide your business as it navigates uncertain times.
Dec 14, 2021
Is data-driven marketing a mirage?
Digital marketing promises a lot: eliminate wasteful advertising, enable finetuned measurements, marketing nirvana. Yet, it is faltering on many fronts. What's going wrong? Marco Luciano, Board Member at wob AG helps us delineate the landscape and set data-driven marketing back on track.
Nov 23, 2021
Melt hearts, blow minds — Can B2B get creative right?
B2B marketing campaigns rarely elicit the awe and frenzy of their B2C cousins. Creativity often gets hustled out by data, martech and metrics. In this episode, we explore the role of creativity in B2B marketing withour guest Ned Brown, Chief Creative Officer at Bader Rutter.
Nov 9, 2021
Searching for gold - SEO essentials for being found by those who matter
At a time of always-on marketing, organic visibility can never be discounted. But being found by those who need you at the right stage in their buying process? That is an art that also needs the guiding hand of strategy. Together with our guest, Svenja Volk from WOB Germany, we demystify the (dark) art of B2B SEO.
Oct 26, 2021
The twain shall meet — Why brand matters to performance marketing
Brand marketers and performance marketers often work at cross-purposes or worse, cross swords. Our guest, Rodger Jones, brand strategy director at Bader Rutter, reminds the performance marketers among us about the relevance and importance of brand strategy.
Oct 12, 2021
It takes two to tango — Making channel partnerships work
Selling through partners and distributors is a proven model of growing the business for B2B companies. Together with our guest Dr. Marcelo Castro - Founder & CEO of MarketLogic, we explore what it takes to devise and operationalise campaigns that keep channel partners active and productive.
Sep 28, 2021
Know ’em inside out — Enliven Account-based Marketing with Research and Insights
With marketing budgets slashed, and trade shows and exhibitions frozen in a post-pandemic world, focused marketing efforts like ABM rule the day. Our guest, Prajwal Gadtaula, Founder & CEO at Business Brainz, shares how customised, in-depth desk research reports can help marketers get the best out of their ABM efforts.
Sep 10, 2021
Do more with less — Opportunities blossom with Account-based Marketing
Over 95% of marketing-generated leads in B2B never yield sales results - a failure rate that is unlikely to be tolerated in an era of diminishing marketing budgets. We hear from Andrew Haussegger, co-founder and CEO of Green Hat, why ABM is the only way forward to garner new leads and retain existing clients.