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The International Entrepreneur – On Global Product Marketing

International Entrepreneur - Global Product Marketing

Global Product Marketing is a rapidly evolving field, yet for many growing B2B technology companies a full-time product marketing manager is not yet justifiable full-time position. Still, it’s never too early to begin incorporating product marketing into any B2B company’s approach to product development, sales and marketing messaging, and competitive intelligence. This article focuses on […]

The International Entrepreneur – Choosing the Right Size for your Global Marketing Team

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  Leading a company’s marketing team is truly a balancing act. It often feels like we walk a tightrope between budgets and expectations, producing real-time results and planning for the future, building the right structure for today and for a year down the road. What’s more other department leaders may not even understand marketing basics, […]

The International Entrepreneur – Maximizing the Potential of a Global Strategic Partnership

Global Strategic Partnership

  I glanced up from the conference phone positioned in the middle of the table to catch the expression of quiet resignation in Hector, my client’s new Strategic Partnership Director. Hector’s Sales VP was talking on speaker phone to a potential strategic partner’s sales and partnership team. I realized in that moment that Hector knew […]

The International Entrepreneur – Tips for Being an International Distributor

Tips for Being an International Distributor

A Kenyan distributor recently wrote to me asking for advice to build an in-country distributor business. He was interested in representing more products in the Kenyan market and wanted to find the right suppliers for his business. That is a great topic especially given both the opportunities associated with reselling globally-branded products and the risks […]

The International Entrepreneur – The Promise and Pitfalls of International Digital Marketing

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  Long gone are the days of fluffy feel-good marketing, where brand awareness was the focus and sales was normally the first company contact. I give the rise of Digital Marketing majority credit for this accountability revolution in our professional discipline. In 2004 I attended an American Marketing Association conference on Strategic Marketing in Chicago. […]

The International Entrepreneur – Interview with International Export Expert, Ed Marsh (Part 2)

Ed Marsh, International Entrepreneur, International Business

Two weeks ago I posted Part 1 of my interview with international B2B sales and marketing expert, Ed Marsh. Today I share the rest of Ed’s insightful answers. Q3: What’s the biggest mistake you see companies making in their online marketing for global markets? A3:  Most US companies make the same fundamental mistake globally that […]

The International Entrepreneur – Tips for Successful New International Operations

Now that the contracts are signed and your company has gone international, the real work begins. Here are some tips to help make newly established international business work as effectively as possible during those first few months of operation. Keep International Business Relationships Healthy and Strong A new international partnerships, sales offices, production facilities, and/or client […]