Navigating The Uncertainty in Today’s Marketing Landscape

    Navigating The Uncertainty in Today’s Marketing Landscape-01

    Today’s B2B marketing landscape is still uncertain. While there are advancements in the martech stack and even support from the business executives, it is difficult for B2B marketers to create fool-proof strategies.

    B2B marketing has witnessed a significant number of changes in the past couple of years. For CMOs and B2B marketers, the past couple of years has seen immense pressure. From dealing with a reduction in budgets and resources while working and engaging with customers across multiple, B2B marketers had to identify better ways to effectively deal with marketing challenges.

    While the promise of increased investment in martech has provided them with relief, it will not allow them to navigate today’s marketing challenges. Hence, it is critical for them to create marketing campaigns that are forward-thinking. This means that B2B marketers should determine and answer the fundamental questions that will contribute towards supporting the business and enterprise plan before they begin to build marketing strategies.

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    Adopting this approach will help to build a robust platform that they can concentrate on instead of moving between multiple short-term marketing strategies that fail to contribute towards business growth. Incorporating a forward-thinking approach can also help B2B marketers to focus first on the outcomes that transform business performance in the long term.

    Here are a few forward-thinking marketing strategies that B2B marketers can incorporate to effectively navigate the uncertainty in today’s marketing environment:

    Reduce time for marketing expenditure

    Getting the word out to target audiences is not easy. It requires financial investment, skills, and time. One way for marketers to save their time is by targeting the customers that are spending the most. They should create their marketing campaign basis this data instead of simply blasting it.

    B2B marketers can also leverage targeting for different messaging. They should target their marketing messages towards a specific group, including the ones in their customer base. This will enable them to decrease their time which would have been spent on different marketing campaigns, thereby enabling them to enhance their productivity.

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    Incorporate the brand strategy into the enterprise initiatives

    The efforts of branding and marketing activity will go in vain if it does not lead towards value creation. Therefore, B2B marketers should learn to effectively follow the money while simultaneously learning how to balance effective value creation with efficiency. If the branding and marketing activity does not yield the expected results as per commercial plan or enterprise strategy, the organization can drastically reduce its already strained marketing budgets.

    Automate processes

    Most B2B marketers are expected to wear multiple hats. They often have to work with multiple customers at a time and often end up reinventing the wheel as per the requirements of their clients. However, this ends up consuming more time and often hurts their profits. Thus, B2B marketers should develop processes that can be repeated over multiple iterations. By spending their time in advance to build repeatable processes, it can help the B2B marketers to significantly boost their productivity.

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    Vishal Muktewar
    Vishal Muktewar is a Senior Correspondent at On Dot Media. He reports news that focuses on the latest trends and innovations happening in the B2B industry. An IT engineer by profession, Vishal has worked at Insights Success before joining Ondot. His love for stories has driven him to take up a career in enterprise journalism. He effectively uses his knowledge of technology and flair for writing, for crafting features, articles and interactions for technology enterprise media platforms.