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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

4 Tips to Consumerize Your B2B Marketing

January 16th, 2013
4 Tips to Consumerize Your B2B Marketing

Everyone can see the lines between the business and consumer worlds blurring. In the technology world, this manifests itself in what’s being called the “consumerization of IT” where popular consumer technologies (e.g. smartphones and apps) are bleeding into the enterprise. This trend extends beyond IT and touches many facets of the business and your B2B marketing strategy is no exception. Today, Derek Singleton will show you some ways your B2C marketing strategies can be used…

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Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Why People Don’t Buy-Part 1: High Shipping Costs

September 13th, 2012
Why Don’t Customers Buy?

SeeWhy, a company that specializes in e-mail published the results to a questionnaire that asked people, “Why do you browse an ecommence website and then choose not to buy? The answer to this question was most often, the cost of shipping is too highIs reducing or eliminating shipping cost really a reason to lose customers? We don’t think so.  The reasons people gave for abandoning the buying process are all things that can be fixed on…

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Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2012 at 11:49 am

Put The AIDA(S) Method To Action: Marketing Lessons From My Dog

April 24th, 2012

A lot of our readers have been commenting on our posts lately with their praise for the AIDA method.  We want you to know that here at Future Now, we are right there with you and have been following the AIDA method since our inception.  AIDA is a basic sales framework that stands for: Attention (Awareness), Interest, Desire and Action. The main difference is, we add an S to the acronym AIDAS not to be confused with the…

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Monday, Apr. 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

Persuasion Architecture In Action

April 9th, 2012

This post is a follow up from last weeks post, ‘Content Targeting is Still No Match for Persuasion Architecture’ that describes how to create personas for your website so you can use persuasion architecture to convert your visitors.  It also briefly covers content targeting and whether or not using it as a strategy is a good solution for your website.    In this post, we will give some suggestions on how to convert each of the…

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Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Content Targeting Is Still No Match for Persuasion Architecture

April 4th, 2012
This is the first of a two part series that will help you to understand and implement a proven and cost effective alternative to content targeting.  The first post in this series will outline the pros and cons of content targeting, a useful alternative to setting up a content targeting program and how to start identifying the different persona’s that land on your site.  The second pot of the series will cover how to use those…

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Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at 8:07 am

B2B Marketing Book Review and Commentary, Part 2

December 9th, 2009

digbodlangLast week, I posted Part 1 of my book review of Steven Wood’s Digital Body Language book.  It covered how the landscape of B2B, complex sales, and marketing has changed because of rapid developments in the Online world, and what the Digital Body Language (DBL) concept is.

In this post, I’ll wrap up by covering some of the benefits you can get if you learn to observe and leverage DBL, as well as some of the author’s ideas about the future of…

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Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

B2B Marketing Book Review and Commentary, Part 1

December 2nd, 2009

digbodlangI recently finished up a darn good book on B2B marketing called Digital Body Language: Deciphering Customer Intentions in an Online World. It was written by Steven Woods, who co-founded the ‘marketing automation platform’ vendor, Eloqua, in 1999.

I’m going to attempt to summarize, review, and add some commentary as it pertains to how we at FutureNow use this concept of ‘digital body language’ to increase the marketing effectiveness of lead generation sites.

First off, I would say that the title of…

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Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2009

Can your Website Handle the Complexity of your Sale?

April 21st, 2009

As weird as it sounds, it’s the norm for businesses with sales cycles that might be as long as several months to a year and that might involve multiple decision makers and influencers to utterly fail to take these factors into consideration when constructing their website or selecting an analytics package.

In fact, whenever I work with B2B and complex sales clients it’s a sure bet their website won’t:

1) Adequately address the multiple decision-makers and influencers involved in securing the lead…

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Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2008 at 7:47 am

E-commerce Still Too Complicated For Most

July 2nd, 2008

eMarketer: Positive and Negative Attitudes toward Online ShoppingI was catching up on my reading from last week and noticed this gem from eMarketer. In it they shared some data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project study in February 2008 on the positive and negative attitudes of online buyers by age.

One thing jumped right out: Across the board, the percentage of those surveyed who had negative things to say about shopping online was higher among older shoppers, with one exception. Can you guess?

Online shopping is still too…

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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Does a 100-ton Drill Rig Need Web Copy?

February 20th, 2008

drilling down with copyLast week, one of our readers emailed Bryan after finding herself in a tough situation.

Her firm does content development for websites, so she’d never literally been at a loss for words — not online, anyway — until a new client hired her to write some search engine-friendly copy. For the first time, she questioned whether her client’s site actually needed Web copy to do its job. She was stumped.

The client sells new and used industrial drill rigs, augers, hammer grabs, oscillators…

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