Planning for the new year… focus!

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! Sometimes I wonder where November went. With year-end rushing toward us, it feels like we've got to ride like hell to finish strong. So, buckle up and listen to this cool tune [...]

2020-11-25T16:00:52-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

What is Your Retention Marketing Plan?

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! It snowed here this week. I won't lie... there is a part of me that wants to sail away and return to warmer climates! Instead here's a little jolt from my favourite [...]

2020-11-23T09:26:50-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The State of Marketing Performance

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! I've got a mental pick-me-up for you! Neuroscience has discovered the 10 happiest songs ever. In the midst of whatever stress you're feeling, join me in listening to this classic to help [...]

2020-11-16T09:24:40-05:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Can I Have Some B2B Sales Remedy?

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! What’s the remedy for this past kind of week? I think we’re all burnt out. So for a breather, let’s just listen to this cool song by The Black Crowes and hope [...]

2020-11-09T09:29:34-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

HubSpot Data and Holiday Blues

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! As we slide into the second half of Q4 2020, are you churning and burning with activity? Can your team go the distance? Give this awesome song by Cake a listen as [...]

2020-11-09T09:10:20-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The Changing SDR Role

What Do B2B Marketers Do Now? is an ongoing email. Join the mailing list to be the first to receive these weekly insights! It's me against the world. At least that's how I feel sometimes when I'm staring down Q4! Can you relate? This week I've got some ideas to help in planning a better [...]

2020-10-26T09:45:00-04:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Where is the Money Tree?

"Money don't grow on trees," says the song lyric. That means there is plenty of work for us marketing and sales types! It's Q4 so we can't slow down. Have a listen to this as we push forward. Here is what the experts are saying, and some takeaways from the past week: HubSpot Data - [...]

2020-10-26T08:52:07-04:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

B2B Innovations

Do you remember the scene in Back to the Future where Marty McFly travels back in time and visits his father (as a teenager), waking him up in the middle of the night? He's dressed as a space traveler, and puts headphones on him and plays the Walkman – blaring Eddie Van Halen guitar solos. [...]

2020-11-09T10:19:19-05:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The B2B Search for Meaning

Have you ever watched squirrels this time of year? They gather nuts, frantically running around trying to find places to bury them, then start over. I can relate. As B2B marketers we constantly gather data, then spend our time trying to find the important pieces, and search for the meaning to help us. Have you [...]

2020-11-09T10:20:39-05:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Increase Your Customer Experience

I can still remember the first time I heard Eddie Van Halen. As a guitar player, I had no idea what I was listening to! But hearing that opening of "Runnin' With the Devil"... I was floored! It seems like this September is busier than ever in the B2B space! "Livin' life at a pace [...]

2020-11-09T10:24:09-05:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Wake Up! Summer is Over

It’s the middle of September and summer has come and passed. Are you back into the frantic chaos as Q4 approaches? I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for the warm sunshine, and just want to close my eyes, relax, and wake up when September ends! Wishful thinking, right? Join me and give this a listen as you read [...]

2020-11-09T10:25:20-05:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Unlock B2B Purchase Decisions for Increased Sales

It’s Labor Day and I hope you are enjoying some leisure time before getting back into the fray. Some people welcome September and change, while others dread it. Which camp are you in? It’s tough to know if we are coming or going sometimes, so while you’re reading, enjoy this classic from the Clash! Here [...]

2020-11-09T10:26:42-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Getting B2B Sales Off Hold

We are dangerously close to Labor Day! With schools re-opening, the economy rebounding – are you feeling optimistic? I sometimes wish the summer would last forever – but the renewed energy and focus associated with September can be invigorating. Need an energy boost? Listen to this while you read through today – perhaps it’s just [...]

2020-11-09T10:27:43-05:00August 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Sales Emails vs Sales Calls

Can you believe August is almost over? I hope you’ve had a chance to get away (even if you couldn’t fly away) and enjoy this summer – I doubt it’s one any of us will ever forget. Are you planning that final Labor Day getaway? Here’s one of my favorite Lenny Kravitz songs as you [...]

2020-11-09T10:29:17-05:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Times Like These Need Leads!

With the social distancing, and (at times) forced solitude, have you learned something new or rekindled a previous interest? I have a guitar hanging in my office and there are times when a little ‘noodling’ helps calm and reset me. Give the Foo Fighter’s Times Like These a listen as you read through for some [...]

2020-11-09T10:30:06-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Avoid the B2B Summer Burn

Who doesn’t love a good summer vacation? Do you measure it by the warm weather, time spent outdoors, or reading that novel? As marketers we sometimes feel that tension of trying to keep things moving through the summer - how do we keep things rolling so we don’t see a dip in our activity during [...]

2020-11-09T10:31:09-05:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

In the Eye of a Hurricane

Ever felt like you’re in the eye of a hurricane? With the conflicting opinions swirling around reopening, the pressure for companies to recover, and the stock market seemingly spinning in circles, it feels like the storm is all around you. But we’re going to get through this together. So as you read through, listen to [...]

2020-11-09T10:32:15-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Avoid Demand Generation Summer Vacations

Don’t let your demand generation take a summer vacation! One of my clients made an interesting request the other day – they asked if we could increase our marketing and demand generation efforts for them during the months of July and August. And not just a small increase in activity, but something pretty substantial. Now, [...]

2020-11-09T10:41:39-05:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

B2B Macro Shifts Underway

What’s your current theme song? Soundgarden’s "Outshined", and the line “I've kept the movie rolling” has been a kind of motto for me through these crazy times. Makes me think back to the first Lollapalooza concert tour – summer of 1991… 29 years ago! Sadly, that was Jane’s Addiction's farewell tour. Since I’ve recently shared [...]

2020-11-09T10:47:50-05:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

B2B Strategic Framework for Revenue Growth

What’s your getaway pleasure? In the summer heat, I want to be on the lake - it makes me feel insulated, safe, and at peace. As we see economic re-openings progressing (and regressing) across the continent, it feels like waves rolling in and out on a windy day. So while you read on, listen to [...]

2020-11-09T10:48:01-05:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Scanning the B2B Landscape

The temperature soared last week. But as a Canadian, I use up all my ‘weather complaining tokens’ during the winter. So grab a caffeinated drink and listen to this summer classic from Don Henley as you read on. Or if you want the espresso version, try this cover. Here is what the experts are saying, [...]

2020-11-09T10:48:08-05:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Where is Your B2B Thinking Place?

There’s something about water that I find relaxing, refreshing, and contemplative. When I need to think, sometimes I just take the boat out and stare at the water. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about what comes next, and how our clients move strongly into the marketplace. Here is what the experts are [...]

2020-11-09T10:50:01-05:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Rethink the B2B Marketing Restart?

I hope you were able to take part in #MakeMusicDay on the weekend – a great cause, and we all could use a little more music in our lives right now! Is your B2B drumbeat still getting louder? How are you and your teams coping with your own sales and marketing ramp up? Here is [...]

2020-11-09T10:50:14-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Is The B2B Marketing Drumbeat Getting Louder?

What’s new in the B2B space this week? How are you and your teams coping with your own B2B sales and marketing ramp-up? It feels like the drumbeat is finally starting to get a bit louder in the marketplace. With the economy opening further, many of my clients are eager to continue ramping up their [...]

2020-11-09T10:50:23-05:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Finding Positive B2B Marketing and Sales Signals

Its been such a busy week! I admit that I didn’t make it to the drive-in – maybe the next staff meeting? There's lots to discuss, so grab your popcorn or coffee, and let’s get right to it! Venture Funding During the Pandemic As someone that works with many tech companies, I find it encouraging [...]

2020-11-09T10:50:29-05:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The Rebirth of the Drive-in and the Pursuit of Closed Deals

Can you believe it's June already? As yet another sign of the strange times we’re living in, last week I happened to see a story from Entertainment Weekly about how a low-budget horror movie had become America's No. 1 film. How? Drive-ins! With typical movie theaters closed and the postponement of major blockbusters, it’s led [...]

2020-11-09T10:58:46-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

B2B Pushing for Recovery

Maybe I’m an eternal optimist, but I really am seeing the B2B market pushing for recovery. Prior to March, B2B sales and marketing activity was at an all-time high. And luckily, it seems that businesses are looking to get back to those levels. What are you seeing? Here is what the experts are saying, and [...]

2020-11-09T10:58:57-05:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Finding Promise in 2020 B2B Marketing and Sales

I've been waking up early a lot lately. And this week I saw the sun rise over the water and couldn't help but think about it symbolically - the promise of a new day. As the economy starts to open up globally, similarly, I’m sure we’re all hoping for the promise of better times! I’m [...]

2020-11-09T10:59:07-05:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Snow in May and the Current Realities of B2B Sales & Marketing in 2020

It's snowing here this morning. Yup. Snow. And not just a little. Sure, it will only last for the day, but it feels like a HUGE setback. We're all looking forward to warmer weather, sunshine, and better times...but the snow just seems like a huge kick in the...ahem. You know what I mean. But on [...]

2020-11-09T10:59:19-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Call Me After COVID

“Call Me After COVID” Sound familiar? It’s what our sales teams have been hearing for a while now….but it seems like we’re getting less of this. The economy is getting ready to kick back up – and we may be seeing signs of recovery. What are your teams seeing? Here is what the experts are [...]

2020-11-09T10:59:29-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Deal Volume and Sales Response Rates are Down

Here is the latest update for you – if it's valuable, please forward it to your colleagues. And please share your findings back – I’d love to hear from you! Here are some takeaways from the past week: 1. Deal Volume and Sales Response Rates are Down - HubSpot has been providing some great real-time [...]

Generating Sales Pipeline and Preserving Revenues in B2B Markets

I’ve recently witnessed some marketplace changes that I want to share with you. This past week our client teams have noticed that response rates and live conversations with B2B prospects have picked up considerably. Of course, I am hoping this trend continues. Are your sales teams finding the same? Here are some takeaways from the [...]

2020-11-09T11:00:04-05:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Processing Change Inside Sales Organizations and Contact Data Depth

As I process everything going on these days, I find myself reflecting on past experiences as I push forward. What is the role of change now? Here are some takeaways from the past week: 1. Your Brand New 100% Inside Sales Organization! When I started Virtual Causeway in 2001, it was mainly due to a [...]

2020-11-09T11:03:24-05:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

What do B2B marketers do now?

What a week it’s been! I wanted to remind you that you’re not alone. As I’ve been talking to clients, partners, and vendors this week, I realized that I need to share more. I can add value to the business community by sharing what I am seeing in the market – so I wanted to [...]

2020-11-09T11:03:59-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |