Messaging

Create Internal Communications Design They Won’t Want to Throw Away

B2B marketers know that standing out is easier said than done. But what about when your audience is your own company?

Compelling Presentation for Competitive Research

Creating a Compelling Presentation for Competitive Research

As my colleague Jason pointed out last week, competitive research is the foundation to move your company forward. It lets you know how you stand out among your industry peers and ways you can improve your offering to claim more market share. The next step in your competitive research journey is to present your findings…

A Few Simple Ways to Get Started with Competitive Research

Competitive research isn’t just competitor-focused. Here are a few pointers to get started with competitive intelligence.

What is Your Marketing Really Signaling to Prospects and Customers?

Your brand has an identity. You’ve got logos, taglines, brand colors—the works. There are people—possibly YOU—whose job it is to be on top of your brand’s marketing. Despite all these things, it’s possible your marketing is sending out signals you don’t intend.

Millennials and Gen Z Marketing

I’m Not the Problem: Why Brands Can’t Bridge the Millennial/Gen Z Gap

Brands keep using millennial tactics on Generation Z audiences. There’s a big difference—and it could mean marketing success or failure.

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Transform Your Messaging for a Competitive Advantage

Make Customers Happy (and Competitors Jealous) The right messaging can literally transform your products and services. Without making a single physical modification, messaging alone can create competitive advantage and attract more customers. It’s worth repeating. Messaging alone can attract more customers. How? By artfully revealing the elements that are essential to interested prospects. This is…

The 40th Anniversary of a Key Message Gone Awry

Key messages are the building blocks for a strong brand – but if not done right, they can build a brand legacy you’d rather not have.  Today marks the 40th anniversary of just such a message. The Goal: Getting the Message Perfect Key messages are intended to grab the attention of your target audience while distinguishing…

Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Just Get the Message Right

We’ve all heard the old advice, “don’t shoot the messenger.” Actually it is very old, credited to Shakespeare in a reference from his history play King Henry IV, Part 2. Fast forward 415 years and there is still a relevant lesson here: it’s the message and not the delivery method that’s most important. If you…