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How do Government Contractors Position for the Win?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The long government procurement process is a challenge in marketing to the federal government. The 2016 Federal Government Contractor Study showed several ways federal contractors are responding and other marketing challenges to remain competitive. One of those tactics is thought leadership. Last week, we posted a link to research Edelman and LinkedIn conducted showing the…Read More

Top Innovator: IBM Brings Identity-as-a-Service to Hybrid Cloud Environments

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

As workforces across industries become more mobile, identity management is an increasing challenge. To address that challenge, IBM has developed a new hybrid cloud service to manage how employees gain access to their preferred business applications. It’s called IBM Cloud Identity Connect. This Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provides users with rapid access to thousands of popular cloud apps…Read More

QA: Aaron Heffron on the Role of Research to Help Your Company Win

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

As contractors enter the “busy season” for proposal development, gaining any edge possible for winning new business (or retaining existing contracts) is critical. On June 28, Market Connections’ Executive Vice President, Aaron Heffron, will lead Market Connections’ webinar, Best Practices: Using Research to Position Your Company for Contract Wins. We spoke with Aaron about why…Read More

Study Finds Thought Leadership Influences Decision Makers at All Stages of the Sales Funnel

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

(How Thought Leadership Impacts B2B Demand Generation from Edelman)   We are firm believers in the power of well-done thought leadership. Our clients who do these projects share the ROI, and it is substantial — from becoming known as the industry experts in one area (SolarWinds) to increasing sales (Iron Mountain), thought leadership has a real,…Read More

Winning Contractor: Navy Awards Leidos $43M Contract

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic has awarded global science and technology company Leidos a prime contract to provide technical expertise to sustain and update the Distributed Common Ground System – Navy (DCGS-N) Family of Systems (FoS). DCGS-N is the Navy’s shipboard and ashore intelligence enterprise, providing primary intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting support capability.…Read More

How Research Informed One Company’s Capture Strategy

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

As one government contractor considered entering the cybersecurity space, they realized in order to be successful, they needed to approach their capture strategies differently than other markets; that meant conducting capture research. They knew not only would the research give them actionable insights about market perception, the information would play a key role in developing…Read More

Is Email Marketing Dead?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Not if you’re selling to the federal government. The 2017 Federal Content Market Review asked federal decision makers what content delivery channels are most effective. Almost three quarters said email (just behind corporate websites and search engines). When we talk to our customers about their marketing strategies, they’re often reluctant to do an email campaign…Read More

Capture Research Helps You Win With Actionable Insights

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

To increase win rates and retain existing customers, contractors need know when and how to engage effectively with government customers and prospects throughout the lifecycle of the acquisition and the contract. This infographic illustrates how New Pursuit and Capture Research aligns with the Shipley Associates business development lifecycle, a model that has helped organizations gain…Read More

QA: Dante Ricci, SAP, on Best Practices in Thought Leadership

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Among the research reports, case studies, and other content buyers use to make decisions, thought leadership continues to be an important tactic for building trust with prospects — both within the government and the private sector. How do the industry leaders stand out? During the Federal Content Marketing Review panel discussion, Dante Ricci, Global Public…Read More

Marketing After Hours

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Anyone marketing to the federal government knows the challenges many prospects face with accessing content. In fact, working around blocked websites and other technical challenges is a factor in creating a content strategy. Those barriers don’t mean you can’t reach federal decision makers via new channels. Like most people, federal decision makers also own personal…Read More

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