Category Archives: Message

Is Your SEO Worth $315 Million?

– By Steve Robins

What you can learn from the Huffington Post’s SEO strategy

The Huffington Post’s SEO strategy offers great lessons for any solution marketer.  Last week, AOL agreed to purchase the Huffington Post for a cool $315 million.  According to the NY Times,

The Huffington Post’s skill at using [SEO] tactics to increase readership and revenue was one of the ways it made itself worth $315 million to AOL.

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BMW Makes Joy. And You?

– By Steve Robins

Does Your Company Make and Sell a Solution?  Or a Product?

Rather than focusing on feeds and speeds, competitive comparisons, or sexy features, BMW’s Joy campaign focuses on the benefit that the entire automotive solution provides to BMW drivers: Joy.

“We realized a long time ago that what you make people feel is as important as what you make, and at BMW we don’t just makes cars, we make joy.”

BMWUSA.com

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The Solution Marketing Blog: One Year Later

– By Steve Robins

Celebrating a year of blogging on solution marketing

First, thank you to everyone that reads this blog day-in and day-out – it’s been a great ride since February 2009. Thanks also to everyone who expressed interest in solution marketing at Product Camp Boston #1 and #2, and on the LinkedIn group and elsewhere.  And thanks to those who’ve helped to make this a great blog.  As they say, the best is yet to come.

In celebration of this milestone, following is a solution marketing recap from the last twelve months.

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Speaking Customer-ese

Power up your solution marketing with your new customer language skills.

Follow up post to Learn a New Language

– By Steve Robins

Yesterday, we talked about how to develop your customer/buyer/user language skills through a six part process in which you reviewed the target market, culture/jargon, market drivers, the business opportunity, and industry influencers.  Today we’ll talk more about the final phase, Translation. Continue reading

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Learn a New Language

Win New Customers: Speak Their Language

Learn your customer's language - The Solution Marketing Blog

– By Steve Robins

Six years running industry and solutions marketing at EMC Documentum underscored an important lesson for all solution marketers:

To engage on any level with business-oriented prospects, you need to speak their language and understand their business and culture.

From conducting research to developing new solutions to leading marketing and sales training – you must speak the same language as your customer in order to engage in meaningful dialog, to know what solutions they need, to market to them and to teach others to market and sell to them effectively.  And this post will help you to get there, in 6 steps.

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