In fact, three of the top 10 brands in 2009, as ranked by Interbrand, generate a sizable amount of revenue from their B2B customers: IBM, Microsoft and GE.
As a B2B marketer your brand is your most valuable asset.
B2B branding is less about cool, hip monikers (the Apples and Starbucks of the world) – and more about thought leadership.
Particularly in down economies, B2B prospects and customers conduct significant research leading up to purchases. That means you as a marketer have to educate them early on, and establish your brand as a trusted resource that gets their problems and has the solution.
To help your organization be seen as the thought leader it is, we’ve identified five B2B branding tips: