B2B research and managerial relevance:
Branded Component Strategies:Ingredient Branding in B2B Markets Gabler Research. Auflage 2012 Stefan Worm
Selling value to B2B buyers today can feel like trying to stop a freight train that´s hurtling towards the sales graveyard of commoditization and discounting. Today´s empowered buyer has done research, has a clear idea of his or her firm´s needs, and knows how much the firm is willing to pay. This type of buyer does not want a salesperson to talk about features and deliver a series of open-ended questions that delivers no value. What this buyer wants is insight. But how does a salesperson deliver insight so that it challenges the customer´s thinking without challenging the customer? That´s the question that this audiobook will answer. In part one of this book, we will examine why Insight Selling will help you sell value and differentiate your product to empowered buyers. In part two, we will provide six reasons why Insight Scenarios™ trump verbal persuasion at delivering insight to your customers. These reasons are backed by solid research: eight neuroscience studies and 20 research footnotes. Finally, in part three, we will show you how to create insight scenarios so that you can not only arm your salespeople with insights, but so that you can also show them the most effective way to deliver them. Once you have created your own insight scenarios, your salespeople will be more effective in two ways: They will be able to deliver insights without upsetting the buyer, ∧ They will be able to let the customer take your product out for a virtual test drive, so customers will discover for themselves the unique value of your product. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Wendt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033173/bk_acx0_033173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest are changing the way consumers make purchasing decisions...and tapping into these online communities has become a necessary part of any integrated sales strategy. Citing enlightening research and real-world examples, this smart, practical guide presents listeners with a detailed methodology for growing sales and expanding their customer base using social media. Listeners will learn how to: Use content and conversations to build online relationships that transition to sales Execute realistic sales strategies for each of the major social media platforms Spot social media trends that may influence future buying behaviors Sell online in B2B and B2C environments Turn social shares (likes, favorites, +1s) into social sales Set tangible goals Use online tools and analytics to track social influencers and identify relevant conversations as they are happening Complete with a chapter dedicated to capturing mobile sales - a segment poised to explode as the adoption of smartphones and tablets grows - The Art of Social Selling is essential reading for every sales professional. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judy Hoctor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001184/bk_gdan_001184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The spread of the Internet into all areas of business activities has put a particular focus on business models. The digitalization of business processes is the driver of changes in company strategies and management practices alike. This textbook provides a structured and conceptual approach, allowing students and other readers to understand the commonalities and specifics of the respective business models. The book begins with an overview of the business model concept in general by presenting the development of business models, analyzing definitions of business models and discussing the significance of the success of business model management. In turn, Chapter 2 offers insights into and explanations of the business model concept and provides the underlying approaches and ideas behind business models. Building on these foundations, Chapter 3 outlines the fundamental aspects of the digital economy. In the following chapters the book examines various core models in the business to consumer (B2C) context. The chapters follow a 4-C approach that divides the digital B2C businesses into models focusing on content, commerce, context and connection. Each chapter describes one of the four models and provides information on the respective business model types, the value chain, core assets and competencies as well as a case study. Based on the example of Google, Chapter 8 merges these approaches and describes the development of a hybrid digital business model. Chapter 9 is dedicated to business-to-business (B2B) digital business models. It shows how companies focus on business solutions such as online provision of sourcing, sales, supportive collaboration and broker services. Chapter 10 shares insight into the innovation aspect of digital business models, presenting structures and processes of digital business model innovation. The book is rounded out by a comprehensive case study on Google/Alphabet that combines all aspects of digital business models. Conceived as a textbook for students in advanced undergraduate courses, the book will also be useful for professionals and practitioners involved in business model innovation, and applied researchers.