International marketing

Smart Global Expansion ‒ Experts Share Their Marketing Secrets & Solutions

We are happy to invite you to our next event – Smart Global Expansion ‒ Experts Share Their Marketing Secrets & Solutions – to be held on May 16, 2019 at 08:45 AM at Oracle, 18 Aharon Bart St., Entrance B, 6th floor, Petah Tikva. Penetrating global markets is a tough challenge for all companies ‒ and in particular for small to medium B2B companies and startups. You will be confronted with giant tech competitors with wider offerings, superior resources, more [...]

Should I publish the price of my software in my website in B2B international sales?

One of the issues that B2B software companies, which are seeking to market their products in international markets are struggling with, is whether it is advisable to openly and transparently publish the software prices on the company's website. There are three approaches: The first approach holds that prices should not be publicized, fearing that customers would be deterred by the prices even before they make contact with the company as well as in order to prevent exposure of this sensitive [...]

My B2B software solution is excellent – why is it so hard to sell it overseas?

A common phenomenon I encounter in my work meetings with B2B software companies and startups is the frustration of founders, CEOs and sales managers that although they have an excellent product it is very difficult to sell it overseas. The frustration from this situation is particularly big when it concerns a product that has succeeded in the local market in Israel, so there is no doubt about the usefulness of the solution, its rich functionality and the company's delivery capabilities. [...]

The main reasons startups fail

Geektime published a survey listing the main reasons startups fail. Quickly glancing at the survey shows that “bad marketing” is responsible for only 15% of cases, while looking at the other reasons in-depth (% of respondents who listed a specific reason) reveals a much more worrying picture: “We built a product and searched for a problem” (42%) – This is very common among Israeli startups, which have advanced technological skills but a lack of vision when it comes to identifying target [...]

How Can an International Marketing Plan Save You More Than $14000

Most of you reading this, including founders and executives of startup and B2B software companies, have already read an article or post, heard a lecture or were advised on the importance of creating a marketing plan for breaking into international markets. Despite the broad professional consensus in favor of creating marketing plans, it’s quite surprising to see that there are still small and medium-sized enterprises that do not bother investing in making international marketing plans. There are various reasons for this: [...]

In which arena are you competing when internationally marketing your B2B software?

B2B startups, and even more established companies, that develop innovative products are very focused on the product and its development. These companies have invested all of their capital, time and efforts into developing and improving the product. When they face difficulties entering international markets, they don’t seem to understand why it’s so hard to sell a product that is better than the competition, and why clients don’t simply realize it and just buy the product or at least start [...]

Copywriting that sells: An effective vehicle for your B2B marketing strategy

We cordially invite you to our upcoming event “Copywriting that sells: An effective vehicle for your B2B marketing strategy” – to be held on July 13th, 08:45 AM, at Google Campus Tel Aviv, 98 Yigal Alon St. Tel Aviv. The impact of your company’s strategic marketing plan on your bottom line is not always obvious. Nevertheless, a good marketing plan is an elementary factor for succeeding in the global B2B marketing arena. Once all your marketing efforts are aligned with your strategic [...]

“The Distributor is My Client”

Any reasonable person would tell you that this statement has a built-in contradiction. In a live survey that I conducted during one of my lectures in front of a large and experienced crowd of exporters, around 67% believed that if a locally-based company that develops or manufactures products and solutions works with a distributor or other channel partner abroad and issues them an invoice, then the distributor is that company’s client. A few exceptions aside, this is a mistake. The [...]

The Alternative Pitch – Presentations and Software Demos that Actually Work

We cordially invite you to our upcoming event – “The Alternative Pitch - Presentations and Software Demos that Actually Work” – to be held on June 8th, 5 PM, at Google Campus Tel Aviv, 98 Yigal Alon St. Tel Aviv. Most companies' presentations are built in a logical structure, with the purpose of leading the audience to certain conclusions. This is in particular valid in B2B software presentations and demos, which have a functional and technical nature. All the investment in international marketing [...]

Are you too lazy to put your International Marketing Plan in writing?

The importance of preparing an international marketing plan for the purpose of planning and implementing marketing and sales operations abroad has already been discussed at length elsewhere. We will not delve into all of the advantages of preparing a marketing plan, but they include: Defining target clients on whom we wish to focus Establishing brand positioning and a unique selling proposition Setting marketing and sales targets Defining your product scope Determining pricing models Establishing sales channels and distributors Planning [...]