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The Absolute Truths of Technology Marketing

by Hank Barnes  |  October 8, 2019

As marketers seek to contribute to company growth, they often look for truths--what are the things that we absolutely have to do.  In the past, I've had a few things...

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The Power of External Perspectives

by Hank Barnes  |  June 11, 2019

Last week, I shared some of our new research (just a bit--much more depth available for clients) that reveals the significant number of failing projects.   But in looking at failure,...

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Letting Your Customers Tell Your Story

by Hank Barnes  |  September 26, 2017

Last year, I shared an example from HPE, where they had turned to their advocates to develop content reflecting best practices in ITSM.   I loved the concept as it...

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The Impact of Customer Communities Can Not Be Ignored

by Hank Barnes  |  November 8, 2016

Followers of this blog know that I spend a lot of time thinking, researching, and writing about customer advocacy (and customer centric approaches in general) and communities.   Your customers...

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Dealing with the "happy customers won't do case studies" problem

by Hank Barnes  |  August 30, 2016

I'm not a big fan of definitives (although I sometimes, probably too often, use them), but I do feel confident that every technology marketer has experienced the problem of happy customers not...

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Looking for Tech Company Stories Again - Advocacy and Community for Retention and Growth

by Hank Barnes  |  December 1, 2015

Last year at this time, I reached out to all of you, asking to hear the stories of the impact Advocacy Marketing programs have had for tech providers.  That drove...

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Gartner Peer Insights - A New Source for Insights for Tech Buyers

by Hank Barnes  |  November 17, 2015

A consistent theme that we remind our tech provider clients of is that buyers look to others--peers and influencers---to help with their buying process  (remember that 68% of their technology...

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Most Consistent Benefit of Advocacy Marketing - Work Life Gets Easier

by Hank Barnes  |  March 3, 2015

As any of you who follow my blog know, I'm a big advocate of Advocacy Marketing.  Advocating Advocacy, hmm? That aside, I've spent the past few weeks interviewing people at organizations...

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Is It Time to End the Traditional Approach to Reference Management in Technology Marketing?

by Hank Barnes  |  February 3, 2015

As I mentioned in my last post, sales arranged reference calls or site visits were ranked by the technology buyers we surveyed at the bottom of most influential sales interactions....

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Is Advocacy Marketing Driving Success for Technology Companies? --- Maybe

by Hank Barnes  |  January 13, 2015

In early December, I published a post, requesting to hear from technology companies that executed successful programs through Advocacy Marketing in 2014.    This was a followup to my post...

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