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B2B Pulse: Content Library

The ISBM Pulse content library contains archived copies of previous member meeting presentations, webinars, courses, articles/reports, and a multitude of other knowledge. This material is freely available for our ISBM members.

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The 2020 State of Digital Marketing

As digital marketing trends continue to evolve, Altimeter provides an overview of results following a survey of senior digital marketers. The findings outline current and future areas of focus for digital marketers.

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Is Your Marketing Organization Ready for What’s Next?

The ever-changing social, economic, and public health landscape has made marketing a more complex discipline than ever before. Rodríguez-Vilá, Bharadwaj, Morgan, and Mitra (2020) use extensive surveying and interviewing methods to better understand how marketers have traditionally attempted to transform their organizations in evolving landscapes.

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Modern Business Models

This article, focusing on AI, platforms, and network effects, distinguishes between products that are “like air” (that one needs continuously and is critical for survival) versus “like hair cuts” (that one needs only once in a while and can do without). The authors describe the notion of a ‘modern business model’, and demonstrates how these companies are more resilient. 

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The Digital Transformation of Buyer/Supplier Dynamics

Our own Stefan Wuyts – Director of the ISBM and Full Professor of Marketing – was recently interviewed by on digitalization. The interview covers online platforms, buying groups, and the future (if any) of tradeshows. Whatever the future holds – the B2B buying process will be very different in the future. 

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Challenging Organizational Assumptions

Assumptions are a barrier to new thinking or new solutions though – and that makes assumptions ineffective. How can an organization uncover – and, more important – challenge its assumptions? It is a necessary process, as untested assumptions may lead decision making astray. 

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