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Strengthen your brand through rock-solid branding and positioning

In today's dynamic world, it’s essential for companies to not only build a strong brand, but also maintain a clear positioning in the market. Our innovative approach and deep expertise have helped many companies in healthcare, engineering and IT transform and strengthen their market position. Below we explore three success stories that illustrate the power of effective branding and positioning.

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As a B2B marketing agency that focuses on healthcare marketing alongside engineering and IT, we put a lot of effort into content marketing. Strong storytelling and credible content creation are two powerful tools to inform and engage patients, doctors or other stakeholders.

Should you add an influencer to your B2B marketing mix?

Do you need an influencer to promote your B2B product or service? If you’re thinking of celebrity influencers like Lewis Hamilton or one of the Kardashians, the answer is probably no. But if you’re thinking of an influential person in your industry, or a top subject-matter expert, it’s something to consider, as it can add value and new dimensions to your marketing programs.

The future looks good for (AI) chatbots

If you visited a website recently, you likely interacted with a chatbot. Whether they’re ‘smart’ (powered by generative AI), ‘simple’ (rule-based), or a mix of both, chatbots are now ubiquitous across all types of websites. And this popularity is going to grow – according to market intelligence company Mordor, the chatbot market will reach $102 billion USD by 2026. And according to research firm Gartner, by 2027 chatbots will be the main customer service channel for approximately 25% of companies. In a press released issued by Gartner, Uma Challa, Sr. Director Analyst at Gartner, commented: “Chatbots and virtual customer assistants (VCAs) have evolved over the past decade to become a critical technology component of a service organization’s strategy. When designed correctly, chatbots can improve customer experience and drive positive customer emotion at a lower cost than live interactions.”

Who owns content created by ChatGPT?

The introduction of the ChatGPT chatbot by OpenAI (and its subsequent popularity) has triggered a host of questions about intellectual property and copyright ownership. A key question is: who owns the content that is created by ChatGPT? At this point in time, the answer isn’t entirely clear.

The importance of value in B2B marketing: looking beyond price

In the current economic context, with prices and inflation rising, it is essential for B2B companies to look beyond price alone. Value has become a central element in B2B marketing strategies. In this blog, we dive deeper into the different aspects of value, and how B2B companies can maximize these aspects.

War and turmoil: navigating global challenges in B2B marketing

How to be successful as a medium-sized B2B company in a troubled world. Strategies and the role of a B2B marketing agency in facing global challenges. In a world full of geopolitical tensions, economic uncertainties and rapidly changing technologies, B2B companies face numerous challenges. These challenges have a direct impact on how B2B companies develop and implement their marketing strategies. In this blog, we will discuss some of the key global challenges that a medium-sized B2B company in Belgium or Europe may face. We will also explore possible strategies that can help companies successfully deal with these challenges, with a focus on the role of a B2B marketing agency such as Living Stone.

More informed buyers and larger DMUs:

Showpad CEO Hendrik Isebaert shares insights on the changing world of B2B sales in interview with Alex Moyle We recently watched a webinar with Alex Moyle over at The Growth Hub, where Moyle interviewed Showpad CEO Hendrik Isebaert on how the world of B2B selling has changed in the last three years. In this blogpost, we share some of the insights we found really interesting from the interview, starting with one of the biggest shifts – the point in the buyer’s journey where prospects now reach out to sales reps. “What we find is that 60% of the buying cycle has already taken place before the first interaction with the buyer,” says Hendrik Isebaert. In the interview, Isebaert talks about two major changes in particular: the expanded access that buyers have to information, and the trend to larger decision-making units.

Veeva, Showpad or both?

Should you use Veeva, Showpad or both? Content management and sales enablement platforms for life sciences / healthcare / B2B Veeva and Showpad are two well-known solutions for content management and sales enablement. Each of these platforms supports different aspects of content development / approval and sales and marketing processes. Veeva offers a suite of software solutions for companies in the life sciences industry. Its products, such as Veeva CRM and Veeva Vault, are highly specialized and designed to help life sciences companies manage regulatory compliance, their customer data, content, and relationships more effectively and efficiently. Veeva has built a strong reputation in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, with a customer base that includes many of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.

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