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

Making the switch: How to target new markets with your existing product

If growth within your market sector is dwindling and you feel like you have exhausted your pool of potential customers, perhaps it is time to look at expanding your horizons. To do this, you need to find and sell to a totally new set of buyers who currently know absolutely nothing about you. This can only be achieved through a rock solid marketing strategy that revolves around clever market research.

Topics: buyer personas b2b marketing strategies new markets

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