It’s far more expensive for your company to have SMEs jumping on calls, to suffer from stalled sales cycles, to be ignored in the marketplace, or to overspend on digital than it is to invest in scalable, shareable technical marketing content.
Seasoned corporate communications pro (and Senior Manager, Corporate Communications at eSentire) Dan Deeth shares his knowledge of public relations, media and analyst relations, and data-driven thought leadership.
Technical marketing is hard.
Just having a great solution—even the best solution—isn’t sufficient. And the news gets worse: it’s hard for many reasons, so there’s no quick fix.
But the good news is that there are proven strategies that can increase your chances of success.
This post explains some of those strategies.
Setting the right marketing goals and realistic expectations for your initiatives is important, because different activities move different needles.
This post compares and contrasts types of marketing activities and explains why it’s important to set appropriate organizational expectations.
“My question to marketers and organizations is: do you have a topic you want to talk to the industry about? Or does the industry have a topic they want to learn about? You need to start from the right place to be relevant. An eBook was just the appropriate medium. We didn’t start with, ‘We need an eBook!’ It was about creating […]
Welcome! And thanks for taking an interest in this project! I hope you learn as much from reading this report as I did preparing it. As I said at the outset, my aim is to produce a report that provides us all—the technology marketers and company leaders of the Waterloo Region, and perhaps beyond—with common understanding of shared issues, priorities, challenges, concerns, […]
For many tech companies in general, and especially for those in highly technical fields, establishing your technical differentiators is vitally important.
Using an example from my past, I’ll show how you can tackle technical topics.
Your customers are looking for solutions to problems, they’re not Googling for your product or technology. Talking about solutions and problems helps you get discovered, and makes your message stronger by relating to an acute pain point; done right, this approach earns you the product and technology conversations that come later. The last Communitech Marketing P2P of the year took a Lightning […]
As foreshadowed previously, last night I had the pleasure of speaking at the Technical Communication P2P group down at Communitech. A dozen or so folks braved the wintery (!) conditions to hear me go through a presentation with the intriguingly bland and broad title, How Tech Communicators Can Help Businesses (you can find a PDF version of the slides at the bottom of this […]
My advice is always that – when thinking about content – companies think bigger than a single medium. Websites, presentations, videos, blogs, datasheets, press releases (the list goes on) – these are all simply different media/channels through which your message is told/communicated. So instead of thinking “website”, think “message”: develop core messaging about your company, solutions, products, and technologies, from which all the […]