"The Growth Blog" - A resource for B2B Business leaders & marketers

Are your B2B marketing strategies aligned with growth plans for next financial year?

There is big opportunity for growth next financial year. If you're serious about it than it's time to rethink your b2b marketing strategies. According to the Australian government’s 2016-2017 federal budget, Australia is growing faster than all major advanced economies and well above the OECD average. The economy is forecast to grow by two and half percent in 2016-17 and three percent in 2017-18. Cutting taxes for small and medium size enterprises, support for new start-up businesses and opening up export opportunities are just some of the proposed items in the national plan to transition the economy from the mining boom to a stronger, more diversified nation. In the business world, B2B marketing strategies work in similar fashion - and there’s a number of different approaches you can take to reach your goals. Over the next four weeks, we will be discussing H. Igor Ansoff’s four marketing strategies (market penetration, product development, market development and diversification) and how you can apply these concepts to help you evaluate and determine the next stages your company must take in order to grow.

Topics: Inbound Marketing b2b marketing strategies business growth Inbound Sales

The 4 Major Buyer Roles you may encounter in a complex B2B sale

In B2B selling a sales rep may not meet a prospect face to face until they are well into the later stages of their buyer's journey. So when it comes to the crunch, the sales rep needs to be able to identify straight away what type of buyer role the prospect has taken up, and cater communication to their specific concerns. In this SlideShare we explain how a sales rep can get their deal across the line by exploring the top four buyer roles and what's important to them.

Topics: b2b marketing buyer personas buyer behaviour buyer's journey b2b sales

Website Design: Tests to do before going live with your launch pad site

Now that you’ve learned the basics of Growth Driven Design (GDD) and become a pro at this dynamic approach to website design, you are ready to launch your new site right? Wrong. Keep in mind that even though the GDD methodology suggests a “shortened” launch time, you want to properly prepare for it and make sure you're not throwing all that hard work out the door. In this week's blog, we thought it would be valuable at this stage to share a great Hubspot post we've found that covers 14 essential actions you need to consider before taking that baby live. These are cruical steps in ensuring your new website is a success.

Topics: growth driven design website design

Website design success story: Why Growth Driven Design works

Over the past 7 weeks we’ve been talking about an innovative new website design process called 'Growth Driven Design' (GDD) and how it can help your business’s website increase leads, views, conversions and ROI based on real time data that shows you how your customers are actually using your website. This week, we are sharing an infographic about one of our own clients that we recently worked with to implement a redesign of their existing functional, yet dated website using GDD – and the results were AMAZING!

Topics: growth driven design website design

Website Design: Completing the cycles for a Growth Driven Designed website

Last week we covered the first cycle in the Growth Driven Design continuous improvement approach which revolved around planning out what action items you were going to implement into your launch pad website. This week we’re going to explore the remaining three cycles of this website design approach. These include developing (making the changes live on your website), learning (reviewing the performance of those changes) and transferring (sharing impactful information you’ve learned to other departments). Let’s dive in, shall we?

Topics: growth driven design

Website design: Growth Driven Design Cycle – Continuous Improvement

Whether you’re designing your first website, or just not seeing the results promised by your current website – Growth Driven Design (GDD) has the answers you are looking for. If you've just joined us, we are in our 6th week discussing this innovative, new website design concept, so be sure to check out the introduction to GDD, problems with the traditional website design processGDD's three foundational pillars, what's involved in Phase 1 planning, and the importance of wish lists. In this week's blog, we discuss what you need to do once you've launched your launch pad website and how you will start your ongoing cycles to continuously trial, learn and evolve your website.

Topics: website desgin growth driven design

Growth Driven Design: Why a wish list is critical for website design

Are you a business owner with a website that needs redesigning? You might have seen a competitor's site that had all the latest features, a modern look and thought - 'I want that!' If you can relate, you're in the right place. So far we’ve introduced Growth Driven Design, explained why the traditional website design process is flawed, discussed the three foundational pillars of GDD and what the GDD Phase 1 strategy planning session should look like. 

Once you come to the conclusion that your website needs a revamp it's time to think - if money was no object - what amazing elements would you include? Now it's time to write your wish list! In this week's blog, we cover the steps to developing a wish list and why this is critical in the website design process.

Topics: website desgin growth driven design

Website design: Phase 1 of Growth Driven Design – strategy

As you know, you can’t build anything that will last on a weak foundation. When it comes to website design, developing a strong strategy will help you create a solid foundation on which to build your Growth Driven Design (GDD) process. So far we’ve introduced Growth Driven Design (GDD), explained why the traditional website design process is flawed and discussed the three foundational pillars of GDD. Now we’re going to dive into the good stuff, the phases of GDD – there’s two. In today’s blog we’re going to cover the strategy section of phase one (yes there’s a lot of information, that's why we’re breaking it up into easily digestible chunks!)

Topics: website desgin growth driven design

Learn a smarter approach to website design and grow your business

Growth Driven Design (GDD) is the innovative new concept that involves rethinking how you approach website design, incorporating the idea that ongoing testing and analysis of your site will deliver the best results. In this blog, we will cover the three foundational pillars of GDD and how they form the basic structure of this new approach.

Topics: website desgin growth driven design

Why the traditional website design process simply does not work

Just take a second to think back to your last website build or redesign… Did you just roll your eyes and shudder at the horrific memories of that painful experience? Well, you are not alone. In this blog, we will be explaining why the traditional website design process is flawed and introducing you to a new concept that will save you time, money and resources.

Topics: website desgin growth driven design