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As you start this year, you have a surprising asset to make this a great year: your greatest weakness. That’s right. Your biggest pain could be your biggest gain. This is no pep talk. This is no self-help psycho-babble. This is an objective, historical observation. I’ve...

In marketing circles these days, it has become “fashionable” to include buyer or prospect “personas” as part of your marketing toolkit. And for good reason-these life-like descriptions of your prospects as individual people can help you hone sharper content marketing messages, deliver them more...

The Heart of Marketing's newest podcast, How to Gather Voice of Customer Insights That Transform Your Business, features an interview with B2P's Scott Hornstein on how voice of customer insights put the “person” in persona. Per John Olson, host of The Heart of Marketing, What’s the difference...

Often it seems as if sales and marketing work for different companies, and often, they wish they did. However grim this may seem, truly effective b2b prospecting can’t be achieved without cooperation. Our experience is that sales usually follows-up only to 30% to 34% of marketing...

The internet is the greatest direct marketing medium every invented – Seth Godin. The Heart of Marketing’s newest podcast, Direct Marketing is Alive and Well on the Internet, features an interview with B2P’s Scott Hornstein on whether, in these heady times of digital disruption, direct marketing...

The overwhelming majority of people working on any given b2b marketing campaign have never seen, met or spoken to a customer, and certainly not a prospect. They work from reports and results. They are separated, a gap to a chasm, from the often-conflicted humanity of...