Salesman didn’t die.. but got help

Every time something new comes up and people jump on it, they learn something new but it seems that they often start forgetting the best features of the previous while learning. Then came the content marketing era and inbound marketing surge. Now there is a swing back to ABM (Account based marketing and proactive sales).Continue reading “Salesman didn’t die.. but got help”

Disruptively Customer Centric B2B sales – Tools for Crossing the Chasm

B2B sales has been under major disruption due to content marketing and automation surge. I am a big believer and practitioner of these tools and methods my self and I’ve been convinced that this is the way to create naturally supporting customer journey towards a happy end and the results have proved how well itContinue reading “Disruptively Customer Centric B2B sales – Tools for Crossing the Chasm”

Making millions with pennies – BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

When I think about board member’s day to day life and board meeting’s average content, I know it’s full of big decisions. What is our growth strategy? Are we willing to invest millions of euros/dollars in technology in order to enable customer relationship strategy and automation? How can we reduce our churn? How can weContinue reading “Making millions with pennies – BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS”

7P’s interview – Ephlux Insights with Toni Keskinen (of Future CMO)

Here’s my interview with Mr Babar Khan Javed about the backround of my thinking that led to re-creation of Marketing’s 7P’s published in ADMAP November 2014 Further reading: Marketing’s 7P’s published in ADMAP November 2014 Branding = Change Management & Operational Excellence Loyalty for Pragmatists – It’s not about loyalty schemes Managing Brand – theContinue reading “7P’s interview – Ephlux Insights with Toni Keskinen (of Future CMO)”

Marketing technology and Branding – free book

Originally published at http://chiefmartec.com/2014/03/new-brand-marketing-technology/ A NEW BRAND OF MARKETING – free book by Scott Brinker A NEW BRAND OF MARKETING: The 7 Meta-Trends of Modern Marketing as a Technology-Powered Discipline “The modern CMO and marketer can no longer be just a brand ambassador, they must also have a deep understanding of marketing technology. Scott BrinkerContinue reading “Marketing technology and Branding – free book”

Managing Social reputation – Brand is a verb

BRAND IS A VERB AND SOCIAL BY NATURE Brands cannot be “created” one way – it’s the people’s perception of a company or product. Brand is no longer a noun; it has turned in to a verb. You could actually think brand as an agreement between a customer, customer’s peers (society) and company. Customers canContinue reading “Managing Social reputation – Brand is a verb”

This is how data makes money

This is a presentation that McKinsey consultant, Tim McGuire, made at the recent Direct Marketing Association conference. It is very thought-provoking and inspiring one, because it is about practical value and applications of data. In direct marketing scoring models and regression analytics have been an approach any seriously result oriented marketing responsible has already tested.Continue reading “This is how data makes money”

Business Design.. with customer centricity

Here is my presentation that is about Business Design and how you lay the foundation of business development and value generation on customer journey and diminish the complexity to understandable and measurable insights and practices to marketing, operations and R&D. Recognition and simplification is the way to go and insights come from that. I’ve justContinue reading “Business Design.. with customer centricity”

How to map and study Customer Journey?

http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/8 Generating and visualising the map is one thing, capturing data and understanding to generate it is another thing. I’ve done Customer Journey mapping and analysis since 2004 and learned a lot about the differences in methodology and their value. I’d like to share some of my experiences here. The first thing to start withContinue reading “How to map and study Customer Journey?”