B2B exchanges can get a little boring if there isn’t a digital branding connection. Without standing out, it all boils down to logistics: price efficiency, placing orders, and pick-ups and deliveries. The solution to making B2B exchanges a little more promising – giving them more substance than a contract between two businesses – is digital B2B marketing. The components of B2B marketing make sense… but might seem a little easier said than done. To underscore a tighter grasp, let’s really think about why all of those aspects work, and then be blown away by some B2Bs who certainly did it well.
Market pertinent details and showcase expertise:
Since the digital campaign is speaking to such a specialized audience, use of some jargon and industry specific information will let the client know that the company is one of experts. This embellishes the video- making the customer want to engage in business with such a knowledgeable entity. By this token, using a digital approach, like a condensed website or a video, is a much more aesthetic, appealing way to reveal such detailed information: it will be just enough to make clients want more detail, i.e. start engaging with the digital B2B. To start the relationship, though, digital strategy gives the business an edge in a quick, clear, intelligent, communicable way (as opposed to complicated information being relaying in a boring, dry way). A video would be a lead that shows how much the business has to offer.
B2B companies place high priority on generating leads – increasing their web exposure. When it comes to reasons that they “market” on the internet, a Brafton.com study tells us that the B2Bs say that gaining internet presence is primary, even to gaining profits. In order to get that Internet presence, the video is the way to go; digital Internet campaigns are outstanding in terms of SEO because of their <em>content.</em> A B2B video sets the brand apart and gives is an internet presence. Brafton also tells us that 84% of B2B marketers say that yes, the goal is to achieve lead generation; given that SEO considers content, B2B digital marketing is the way to go (<a href=”http://www.brafton.com/news/lead-generation-brand-awareness-top-b2b-web-marketing-goals”>http://www.brafton.com/news/lead-generation-brand-awareness-top-b2b-web-marketing-goals</a>).
Content marketing gives a business a voice; knowing a business in a personal way makes them more appealing. Content marketing is intuitively the way for B2B information to be disseminated: When doing business between businesses, there are special interests that need to be fulfilled- which can be best communicated via digital marketing’s endless content, not to mention the digital virality. Getting across a concise message of the expertise that your business has to offer in a personable, easily communicated way is a powerful strategy.
D-B2Bs: Digital B2Bs that have put the plan into action:
I tried my best to put words to it, but once you see this B2B digital marketing example, you will be seriously impressed.
In international investment legal services, legal firm Dechert, LLP has a prime B2B video. They aren’t selling a good to a broad consumer base, but rather a sophisticated service to a specialized group of people. Therefore, the detailed information is of interest to the targeted clients (other businesses). In their video, they even organize the speakers logically, beginning with broad explanations, getting into more detail, and then evaluating solutions, all adds up to a video sentiment that depicts them as rational, helpful, well-rounded experts. In addition to showing their expertise, this video also shows Dechert, LLP’s commitment and ability to perform well for their clients: they explicitly state a synopsized evaluation and goals of how they will help an investor perform as best as possible, given all variables. In the case of B2B, providing knowledge as advertisement of their specialization makes them desirable to a potential investor.