7 Common Mistakes Made by B2B Tech Companies (Part 2)

7 common b2b digital mistakes

This post continues the thread started in our last post – 7 common mistakes by B2B tech companies [in our target market]. The first part covered the first two mistakes – around hiring your first sales person. This part covers the other 5 and is much more marketed related. So let’s get on with mistake #3: 3) Not taking Marketing … Read More

7 Common Mistakes Made by B2B Tech Companies (Part 1)

7 common b2b digital mistakes

When dealing with prospects and clients in our target market (B2B tech companies thinking big) we see a number of very common ‘sales & marketing’ mistakes. Having climbed to the base camp of ‘some level of repeatable sales’, usually off the back of the solo efforts of the [often technical] founder, either a fundamental lack of knowledge of sales & … Read More

Website? What’s the Point?

Website? What's the point?

Everyone needs a website, right? Well, not exactly. I can think of examples of businesses that could exist and transact entirely in the social media world without having to construct a website and deal with all the attendant security issues arising from hackers targeting insecure plug-ins and the like. Many small B2C companies could simply build a shopfront on an … Read More

B2B Lead Generation – Sprint or Marathon?

B2B lead generation - sprint or marathon

Building a content marketing engine for the long term is the right thing to do for your B2B tech company. Regularly producing content (blog posts, webinars, white papers etc.) adds significant value to your business including, but not limited to, the following: Search engine ranking – producing content regularly is really the only way to help you rank for the … Read More

GDPR and Buying Contact Lists

GDPR and Buying Lists

You’ve no doubt already received an e-mail offering you a list to buy containing “qualified, decision makers” in your niche. This post considers whether or not you should take that option and purchase a list. The short answer is “no”. The long answer is still “no” and here’s some context on why that is. To further clarify, the answer was … Read More

Traffic – How Long’s This Going to Take?

how to generate traffic for your business

You’re a B2B tech company. You’ve likely been going for over a year and have developed some level of repeatable sales, largely through the efforts of the founder (probably you). Now you need to scale the business and put some formal processes in place around marketing and sales. Putting marketing ahead of sales is deliberate and we outlined the reasons … Read More

The Science of Persuasion – How to Use Consistency

persuasion principle consistency example

We started discussing how to leverage the Science of Persuasion for the purposes of B2B tech marketing in our post The Science of Persuasion – How to Use Social Proof last month. The author of the science behind Influence (Robert Cialdini) highlighted six universal principles of Persuasion which, when ethically applied, can influence decisions. The first post covered Social Proof … Read More

Growing SaaS Companies – Changing Software ‘Sales’ Models

software sales models

Here at Domino Digital Marketing we focus on lead generation for B2B tech companies thinking big and our post on B2B digital marketing covers the soup to nuts of creating demand, as well as generating and nurturing leads. This post is specific to SaaS companies. I was with one of my SaaS clients this morning and they were bemoaning the … Read More

What Does ‘Marketing’ Mean to You?

lead generation - the elephant in the room

What’s the elephant in your room? In our first post that covered the full reasoning and process behind why inbound digital marketing is critical to your B2B tech company, we discussed the 2018 Mainsail Partners bootstrapped survey and specifically this chart: Yellow shows perceived importance, blue perceived strength. What strikes me from this chart is, firstly, how Sales is perceived … Read More

The Science of Persuasion – How to Use Social Proof

science of persuasion - social proof

If you haven’t read Robert B. Cialdini’s book, ‘Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion’ then I highly recommend it. It’s probably the best, most engaging book of any kind I ever read and relevant as much to how you’re marketed to in every day life as to growing your B2B high tech company. This is the first of a series … Read More

Thinking of Using a PR Agency?

Thinking of using PR

You’ve launched your product, won your first customers, incorporated their feedback, paused for breath (yeah, right) and are at the point where you need to institutionalise this sales (and marketing) thing so you can get back to building the product out. You need to get your message out there, far and wide. Let the world know what your product can … Read More

The Emotion and Logic of Buying

The Emotion and Logic of Buying

Some of the insights at Domino are, hopefully you’ll agree, well crafted. Others, like this one, are more of a stream of consciousness. And that’s OK, content doesn’t have to be perfect all the time, sometimes you just need to get some helpful thoughts out there. In our post on B2B digital marketing, we talked about how the sales process … Read More