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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Remote Work: Where Do We Go From Here?

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If you’re not working from home already, you may be soon. COVID-19 prompted a massive remote work experiment that could become the norm rather than the exception. Changing opinions about remote work, employee preferences and the lack of a COVID-19 vaccine are driving the trend. Some states are dropping COVID-19 restrictions while others are rolling […]

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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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Manufacturers, How’s Your Supply Chain?

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COVID-19 has laid bare the risks of relying on China and other countries for finished goods, manufactured parts and raw materials. Most, if not all, sectors and industries are fragile when it comes to global supply chain processing and distribution. Any disruption can cause ripple effects throughout the U.S. economy. Production bottlenecks, short supplies and […]

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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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COVID can’t stop us.

Business as usual during unusual times Long before COVID-19 forced the world to become an epic work-from-home experiment – before social distancing was a part of our shared vocabulary – our on-demand team of marketing professionals has been perfecting the art of remote collaboration from our geographically diverse home offices. We’ve spent years perfecting our […]

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In a crisis, put on your oxygen mask first

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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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