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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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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Interviewing experts (get tips that really work)

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Interviewing subject experts isn’t scary – if you’re prepared. If you don’t set yourself up for success, welp … No one wants to see that happen. That’s why you need to lay the groundwork before you contact anyone. Interviewing: Why Would I Do That? Interviewing experts adds depth, credibility and trustworthiness to your marketing content. […]

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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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The Beginner’s Guide to B2B Content Marketing

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The business-to-business (B2B) content marketing game is hard. Having to consistently publish valuable, relevant and high-quality content over the long haul, finding the perfect managing editor who is equal parts project manager and keeper of your brand’s voice, scaling a team of writers, designers and video editors to communicate your stories, and getting your stories in […]

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