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Ep 106 : Jim Everhart on B2B Marketing - Aligning Business Strategy, Marketing Tactics & Messaging

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Episode  ·  31:55  ·  May 26, 2023


How can marketing be a powerful force that helps a company communicate its strategy? How can B2B marketers create a common language to improve internal communication? How can strategic differentiation through messaging drive meaningful connections with customers? Jim answers the above questions and many more as he makes a case for aligning marketing tactics with business strategy. Jim Everhart is a Writer, Strategist & Author. His experiences in strategy, creative direction, and storytelling enable him to create brand messaging strategies and content that help B2B marketers integrate their messaging across all their marketing tactics. He has written a book, Brand Vision: The Clear Line of Sight Aligning Business Strategy and Marketing Tactics Connect with him on Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-everhart-4121032/ His book on Amazon : https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B09H28NSLD/ Jagged with Jasravee is facilitated by Jasravee Kaur Chandra, Director- Brand Building, Research & Innovation at Master Sun, Consulting Brand of Adiva L Pvt. Ltd. Jasravee has over 20 years experience as a Strategic Brand Builder,Communications Leader and Entrepreneur. Please visit Jasravee at https://jasravee.com/ Connect with Jasravee on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasravee/ Email Jasravee at jasravee@theadiva.com Index 00:00 Preview & Intro to Jim Everhart 03:10 Genesis of Brand Vision: The Clear Line of Sight Aligning Business Strategy and Marketing Tactics 6:31 Marketers Need to Be Aligned to & Communicate Business Strategy 07:51 Ford's Campaign "Quality is Job 1" - Both Internal & External Messaging 10:20 Need for Common Language within an Organization 12:00 Conveying Strategy Akin to a Bumper Sticker 14:25 Marketing Success Using Principle of Being Aligned, Connected, and Differentiated 22:17 Humanizing B2B marketing - Recognizing & Appreciating the Human Endeavor Behind It 29:13 Rapid Fire - Personally Speaking with Jim Everhart 30:32 Connecting with Jim Everhart Follow Jagged with Jasravee on Social Media Campsite One Link : https://campsite.bio/jaggedwithjasravee In this conversation, the focus is on aligning business strategy, marketing tactics, and messaging in B2B marketing. The discussion highlights the importance of effective communication both internally and externally.Ford's successful campaign centered on quality, transforming the company's image and addressing past issues. It serves as an example of a powerful and visually appealing commercial that resonated with the audience. The conversation emphasizes the need for concise messaging, with Michael Porter's advice of distilling complex ideas into three to five words. It highlights the role of marketing in ensuring that the company's strategy is communicated effectively, both within the organization and to the public.Internal communication is crucial, as it helps create a common language and improves overall understanding. Jim suggests using tools and strategies to align business objectives, customer needs, and messaging, ensuring everyone knows what to communicate.The conversation also touches on the importance of differentiation and consistency in messaging. A company should stand for something and be proud of its unique value proposition, while also backing it up with action.Overall, the conversation emphasizes the significance of clear and aligned communication in B2B marketing, which enables businesses to effectively convey their strategy, connect with the target audience, and differentiate themselves in the market. Follow Jagged with Jasravee on Social Media Campsite One Link : https://campsite.bio/jaggedwithjasravee Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/jaggedwithjasravee Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/jagggedwith Youtube Page : https://www.youtube.com/c/jaggedwithjasravee Jagged with Jasravee, is an initiative of Master Sun, the Consulting Brand of Adiva Lifestyle Pvt Ltd.

31m 55s  ·  May 26, 2023

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