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4 Keys to creating actionable buyer personas
Forget hobbies, pets, and favorite wine (unless you’re selling wine targeted at dog lovers)
Buyer personas are a fundamental concept in B2B marketing, and I love geeking out about them. But not all personas are created equal – there’s a lot of fluff in B2B marketing literature on what attributes and traits should be included. Here I share how to develop actionable personas for marketing and sales. [read more]
Climate tech marketing commentary [paid]
73% of Americans think tech companies are key to solving climate change
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Ideal customer profiles and buyer personas—how are they different?
Buyer personas and ideal customer profiles are often confused, and that's understandable. There is a similarity in that both offer a set of guidelines for qualifying leads for your climate tech marketing. When and how you use them will make a difference. Should you create both buyer profiles and ideal customer profiles?
HubSpot breaks down the reasoning behind creating both buyer personas and ideal customer profiles (ICP) in order to source qualified leads saving time for both marketing and sales.
What is an Ideal Customer Profile?
An ideal customer profile (ICP), commonly referred to as an ideal buyer profile, defines the perfect customer for what your organization solves for. This is a fictitious company that has all of the qualities that would make them the best fit for the solutions you provide… [read more]
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How to consider B2B channels for climate tech marketing
Finding your channel portfolio mix
I love playing the channel game. We’ll be watching cable TV, with commercials, and we’ll guess who the target audience is based on the commercials. I play this game with my kids because I want them to be aware of messaging and how it impacts their thinking and behavior. Are we really hungry? Maybe not, but that Carl’s Jr burger sure looks good! [Read More]
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