For days, we have been intercepting signals of change in the B2B industry. In fact, at this stage it will be decisive for the future to understand what is really happening in order not to be caught unprepared. In fact, should the situation continue for a few more months, perhaps up to another year, we could witness a radical change in commercial activity which could develop into four macro themes:
1) Business interruption
2) Diversification and new markets
3) Selection of opportunities and reduction of commercial costs
4) Lead time and maximization of cash flow
If from the point of view of the marketing and sales strategy, 2020 could have been a year of consolidation, given the economic situation in the second half of 2019 and the very first months of 2020, it is now time to rethink the strategy by orienting the two-year period 2020/21 towards a strategy of attack on the market and looking for new contacts and customers. In fact, we cannot know what the evolution of the coming months will be but, of course, all the indicators and forecasts say that the future could be decidedly uncertain. For this reason it is necessary to act. Immediately.
The new commercial scenarios
As a B2B industrial system in the near future, we have three different commercial scenarios in front of us:
1 – Maintain the same commercial process of the past waiting for it to be able to resume with travel and meetings.
2 – Stand still with a de facto suspension of the commercial process.
3 – Transform the commercial process into a series of feasible actions at this time, especially to replace the meeting phase, with the aim that our customers and prospects continue to interact with us.
We think that change is the only solution.
For this reason, we have adapted our business model to the current situation. For this reason, we have therefore created a new product called Bridge Strategy, an active customer search strategy that uses only digital tools, with a pricing consisting of a flat fee part and a performance part.
The name Bridge Strategy is the acronym of the following concepts, which we then decline into actions to be implemented with digital tools:
- B is for Branding – The Brand as a living element in the market.
- R is for Reachability – That is, the art of making yourself ready.
- I is for Impact – Information as commercial tools.
- D is for Diving – Dive into your tomorrow.
- G is for Get the Ball Rolling – Act. Actions build the world.
- E is for Engagement – Create qualified business relationships.
To find out more about the strategy and the actions that make it up, click on links to go to the dedicated pages.
The costs of a similar strategy are much lower than other activities such as fairs and, according to our experience and the results of our customers, this activity can truly bring a concrete improvement in performance.
Unlike communication agencies or web agencies, our business is directly linked to customer research in the B2B sector. Our goal for you is to build relationships with your targets: we are not sales agents, but we create the conditions for building the negotiation. Our company was born just as a synthesis of different marketing, sales and digital experiences: in 2019 we combined our professionalism to help B2B companies generate new business opportunities.
Our idea for you is to start from an analysis of the market you have chosen, increase the knowledge of your company in potential new customers, and then work with a targeted digital approach through marketing automation tools to allow you to build commercial relationships in short while. In this way you can maximize resources and decrease costs and time.
In case you also have the feeling that the commercial paradigm is completely changing we can discuss it together.
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