How to Protect Your Brand from ‘Typosquatting’

Typosquatting

As if a global pandemic and an economic downturn weren’t enough to manage, companies also have to worry about “typosquatting.” That’s when scammers, hackers and other exploiters hijack website domain names. Fraudsters buy variants of domain names that feature common misspellings or typographical errors in company names, such as “Gooogle” and “Verizan.” The practice is […]

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Large In-Person Events Are Dead (For Now)

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Anyone who’s planning a conference, trade show or other large event knows all too well that in-person isn’t realistic until a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. Recent virus spikes in many states, public health warnings, reopening rollbacks and ongoing fears of crowds and tight spaces are forcing cancellations of face-to-face events. A June MarTech Today survey […]

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How to Market Your B2B Business in Scary Times

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Early in the COVID-19 crisis, some U.S. B2B brands turned off the marketing spigot temporarily, while others kept marching forward with adjustments in campaigns and messaging. Even B2B businesses that survived the aftermath of 9/11 in 2001 and the 2008-2009 financial crisis didn’t have a marketing playbook for a global pandemic. As COVID-19 continues to […]

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The Truth About B2B Sales Right Now

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The past two months have been challenging for many business-to-business (B2B) companies’ sales. B2B buyers have primarily taken a wait-and-see approach to signing contracts, starting new projects and budgeting for the long term. The next few months likely won’t be easier, necessitating doubling down on targeted, problem-solving sales instead of transactional “spraying and praying” pitches. […]

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In a crisis, put on your oxygen mask first

Crisis - Leadership series header image Andrew Bartlow

Here, we feature Andrew Bartlow, founder and managing partner of Series B Consulting, which helps startup executives build and execute a strong people strategy. He’s a former human resources (HR) executive who’s adept at helping executives accelerate growth and reduce the risk of failure. What advice do you have for business leaders during the COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 isn’t an ‘asteroid’

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Here, we feature Tony Wilkins, a veteran early stage private investor with Standing Oaks Venture Partners and AEWilkins Holdings Inc. Wilkins mentors and supports entrepreneurs, focusing on disruptive products and services that improve efficiency, business and social outcomes. His corporate experience has been largely in institutional and asset management sales, including a 15-year career at […]

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‘Be Focused, Not Frenzied’: Navigating Business Through Uncertainty

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Here, we feature Steve Yastrow, author of “Brand Harmony,” “We: The Ideal Customer Relationship” and “Ditch the Pitch.” He’s also president of Yastrow & Co., a Chicago-based consulting firm that helps companies improve their results by earning the dedicated commitment of their customers and employees. What advice do you have for business leaders who face […]

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‘Are You a Warrior or a Wimp?’ Stepping up During a Crisis

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Here, we feature Yonhee Gordon, principal and chief operating officer at JMG Financial Group, an independent, fee-only wealth management firm that serves clients from coast to coast. She oversees employee development and firm operations. Were you prepared for COVID-19 in terms of strategy and crisis communications? No one can ever be completely prepared for things […]

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