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Supply Chain: Managing the Dilemma (Brent Moritz)

Watch Joanne Smith (Price to Profits Consulting), Andrew Petersen (ISBM, Penn State), Liam Fahey (Leadership Forum, Inc.), and Becky Williams (ISBM) who are joined with our world expert, Dr. Brent Moritz, during a special JAM Session on the Supply Chain Dilemma and Marketing’s Role in Easing the Pain of the Supply Chain Dilemma.

Learn the latest information on supply chain disruptions and what is likely to continue for 2022.

5 Planks of Door Opening Success (Caryn Kopp)

Webinar from Caryn Kopp. The first step in closing a sale is landing the initial meeting. Do you want more of those? Learn Caryn’s proven secrets for getting the right prospect doors open so you have a continual flow of new opportunities in your pipeline.

Toward a New Framework for Innovating B2B (Mark Dancer)

Amazon Business is not the future of B2B, or it shouldn’t be. Innovation by B2B for B2B has hit a logjam because existing go-to-market frameworks are not aligned with the opportunities and challenges of the digital age Distribution is a neglected but massively essential B2B asset for established companies. Distribution is drifting towards the future without innovation frameworks that unify the traditional value chain while making room for collaborations with B2B minded platforms. Amazon Business will own the future of B2B if innovators at established companies do not define the future of distribution for themselves. This talk will explore the heart, soul, and future of distribution, with implications for manufacturers, distributors, digital startups, and technology vendors. Presentation from the October 2021 ISBM Members Meeting.

B2B Marketing Analytics Framework (Andrew Petersen)

Data-driven marketing decisions (including choices of which data analytics techniques to use and how) should be based on and address the following First Principles of Marketing, as foundational assumptions:  (1) All customers differ; (2) All customer change; (3) All competitors react; (4) All resources are limited. The First Principles Framework for marketing analytics provides a way to align each of  the four First Principles with a set of approaches, processes, and analysis tools that can deal with the unique issues associated with each principle. This will help firms with developing plans, budgets, and metrics as well as creating a sustainable competitive advantage into the future. Presentation from the October 2021 ISBM Members Meeting.

B2B Digital Marketing Frameworks (Venky Shankar)

To succeed in the dynamic B2B digital environment, B2B marketers need to continually plan and execute state-of-the-art digital marketing strategies. This presentation will highlight useful organizing frameworks to think strategically about B2B digital marketing strategy and B2B e-commerce with examples. Presentation from the October 2021 ISBM Members Meeting.

The Power of Business Frameworks (Laura Patterson)

If your business were to lose critical members of your team, would it be able to continue to function with as little disruption as possible? Is bringing new smart young people up to speed quickly important to business success? Is consistently delivering a quality experience to your customers a top priority? Then you can benefit from the power of business frameworks. In this session, Laura will explore the importance of business frameworks, outline the attributes of a good framework, suggest 6 key considerations when selecting a framework, and share 3 frameworks from VisionEdge Marketing customers find valuable. Presentation from the October 2021 ISBM Members Meeting.

ISBM Member Case Study – Marmon’s Journey to a Strategic Marketing Framework (Beth Sulentic)

This presentation will talk about the journey Marmon Holdings is taking to become a B2B marketing company. It will focus on the structure they are creating to allow their 100+ decentralized business have the tools, trainings, and best practices to grow in their respective areas. Beth will also touch on the future vision Marmon has created and their roadmap for continuing to build out their commercial capabilities. Presentation from the October 2021 ISBM Members Meeting.