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Anne-Mie Vansteelant

Anne-Mie Vansteelant

COO | Managing Partner at Living Stone

Recent Posts:

What’s the state of B2B marketing today?

A recent headline in The New York Times sums it up perfectly: “The virus has changed the way we internet.” The off- and on-line worlds have undergone a seismic shift, with significant impacts for B2B marketing. In this blogpost, we cover some recent findings from HubSpot, including those in HubSpot’s “Not Another State of Marketing Report,” a mid-year look at the current state of marketing, including new developments and emerging trends for 2020. (The full HubSpot report is available as a download at the end of this blogpost.)

What are the benefits of cause-related marketing for B2B?

When you’re selling to consumers, the advantages of cause-related marketing are clear. By aligning with a popular cause, organizations show that they are good citizens, and at the same time boost the bottom line. Coke and its support of polar bears through the World Wildlife Fund, or the Body Shop, with its long history of supporting activism around the globe, are good examples. Today, more than ever, consumers want to feel good about the products they buy, and the companies they buy from.

What are pillar pages, and how do they boost search engine rankings?

Do you need a pillar page? If you want to support your website visitors and boost your Google rankings, pillar pages are definitely something to consider. Pillar pages are a way of organizing content on your website to (1) make it easy for visitors to find high-value information on a specific topic, and (2) improve your search engine rankings. 

Launch an online academy to keep training programs on track

Switch from in-person sessions to live webinars quickly and easily with add-on technology platform. The coronavirus has for now put an end to most in-person training events. For companies that sell complex solutions, where training is an integral part of new implementations and ongoing support, or organizations that provide professional development and certifications, live training webinars are a compelling option. 

Living Stone achieves Veeva Vault PromoMats certification

“Review & approval” certification means full support for Living Stone customers using the Veeva Vault PromoMats digital asset management system. Two members of the Living Stone team have earned the “Review & Approval” certification from Veeva Vault (picture taken before Corona outbreak), meaning they can now fully support customers who are using the Veeva Vault PromoMats digital asset management system for the life sciences sector. Anne-Mie Vansteelant, Living Stone COO, and Bart Plaete, Digital Marketeer, earned the certification in February.

Taking the pain out of pain points

Do you really understand your customers’ pain points? A lot of what we do as healthcare marketers is tied to those pain points. So the more thoroughly we understand them, the more relevant and valuable our marketing activities will be. So how can you make sure you really understand your customers’ pain points, and the motivations that drive them? Luckily, there are lots of ways to learn more about your customers’ pain points, ranging from asking them directly to doing different types of research.

How cultural differences can impact NPS results, and what to do about it

How cultural differences can impact NPS results, and what to do about it If your company operates across different countries and cultures, you know that customers behave differently based on where they’re located, and what languages they speak. If your organization uses the Net Promoter Score (NPS) metric to gauge customer satisfaction and country-specific performance, you may notice significant regional variances in your data. It turns out that responses to NPS surveys can vary widely from country to country, or region to region, due to cultural differences that affect how the act of “scoring” is perceived1.

Why you need a Customer Success strategy to help your customers succeed

Does your organization have a Customer Success strategy and team, or are you thinking of implementing one? The Customer Success model has been around since the 1990s, when it was first introduced at Vantive, a US software company that sold a CRM solution1. The goal back then was the same as it is now: provide customers with all the support they need to succeed with your product or solution. But while the end goal hasn’t changed in the intervening decades, the way technology is sold has changed dramatically.

Share your healthcare knowledge with a micro-site or an app

The number of healthcare apps is exploding. From apps that help people manage chronic conditions to apps that manage medical appointment scheduling, the options for both consumers and medical professionals are increasing exponentially. According to researchers at Zion Market Research, this market will only continue to grow. The global mHealth apps market was valued at USD 8.0 billion in 2018, and by 2025 is forecast to generate USD 111.1 billion.

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