What is B2B Marketing?

What is B2B Marketing

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B2B marketing stands for business-to-business marketing. It’s like a company selling its products, services, tools etc, to other companies.

All of the businesses right now are based on B2B. If you are reading this article on your iPhone, you would be amazed to realize that this final product is made of “Products” of many different companies.

What if I tell you that the battery of the iPhone is manufactured by Sundwoda Electric, a China-based company, its glass casing where you like scroll is from the USA, and Samsung and LG have designed its display?

Your famous Honda cars are also getting products from many other companies; e.g., in 2021, Honda Acknowledged its 61 North America Suppliers and the total purchase was worth of $27 million.

Just observe your surroundings, and you will find many examples, e.g., a company provides security services to another company. Similarly,  If you place an online order at the Apple store,  a courier company will supply your demand. So this is how B2B transaction works.

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What is B2C?

What is B2C

In contrast to B2B, B2C stands for business-to-consumer. Here you market your product directly to the end-user or consumer. In this case, your product is ready to use and consume.

B2B Vs B2C

B2B marketing is very different and challenging from B2C, as in B2B, you sell your product to technical people. They are more interested in the technical details and its performance, coherence and synchronization with other products. In contrast, B2C consumers are mostly concerned with the product’s performance.

A person who has purchased a motorbike is interested in its response to different situations; he would hardly be looking at where you have purchased all the plastic materials of the bike. In contrast, bike manufacturing will look at every detail of plastics, its durability, cracking properties, its response to dirt and rain and many others.

Moreover, synchronization of your product with other products until it is shaped into the final consumer product is very important in B2B. For Example, if you have a turbo charge engine that can accelerate your vehicle from 0 to 100 in less than 5 seconds, but you do not have proper tyres to support your vehicle. Such an engine is useless hence Synching your Product with other products is vital, making the final product awesomely incredible.

The table below shows the comparison of B2B and B2C.

B2B Vs B2C

Is B2B Marketing New?

The answer is no; it has been there through the centuries, as one can not be master of everything. As long as the final product combines different small items, B2B marketing will always exist.

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B2B Buyer’s Journey

B2B Buyer's Journey

It is important to note that how a buyer intends to buy your product, there are generally four stages in the buyer’s journey to contact you for your product or services.

Realization; At this stage, your future buyer realizes a problem in its product and intent to change a component of its product or wants to change the service provider for a better and optimum solution.

Research; At this stage, the buyer starts researching an alternative solution. This is the point where your digital team needs to work hard. As your future buyer is looking for a solution, your product should be at the top of Google’s search results.

Seeking; After researching the Internet, the buyer will finally contact you for your product. Your strategy should be so catchy that it lures the buyer to decide. One should pitch an idea most efficiently at this point.

Decision; At this stage, if you are lucky enough to convince the buyer, he will decide to purchase your product.

Retention; Getting a first order might be tough, but retention of a business for the long term needs some serious efforts. It depends on the performance of your product or services in the buyer’s environment. It also depends on how to modify yourself to schematize better in their product line.

So focus on after-sale services. Keep in touch with your buyer and try to fix all the issues at your earliest.

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Tactics of B2B Marketing

Tactics of B2B Marketing

B2B marketing is different from B2C, as it requires more technical and rational details embedded with the cost and performance analysis. Following are some of the tactics which could be utilized to pitch your ideas and disseminate information to the targeted audience.


Once you have made a product, you must tell people about it. Webinars are necessary to promote them and inform other companies about your product. Invite your customer companies on these and show them what you have.

The picture below shows the webinar advertisement trying to explain its services with the case study.


One to one Meetings

Keep visiting your customer companies, try to arrange one-to-one meetings with their technical people and pass them all the necessary technical information. P

repare a technical presentation and pitch the merits of your product convincingly.  Send your most relevant people for this meeting, as this is your best chance to lock in a deal.

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Technical Sessions

Arrange technical sessions at regular periods. Try to convince them with your technological infusion in the product that better fits in their product for the one awesome consumer product.

Live Demonstration

When you see it, you understand it. Hence, a live demonstration of your product is critical to motivate other companies to buy your product. It gives them an idea about the performance of your product.

Identify your Target Market and Its Size

What do you expect if you are selling a balloon on a construction site? No sale. So check your market, and run your campaign accordingly.  It is essential to know who is potentially buying your product.

It is also recommended to identify the size of your markets as well. You will definitely lose if you make a product more than its requirements.

Press Releases and Technical Blogs

Press releases and technical blogs are very important as they inform readers about your product’s features. It also gives a comparative analysis to the intended customer companies for decision-making.

Social Media

It’s an era of social media; people look more at Insta stories and tweets than reading newspapers. So run a social media campaign for your product. You will see many people selling their services and products on social media. You have a marketplace where you can purchase socks for a car on social media.

A typical example is shown in the picture below, where a person is selling its services of roof treatment. The ad attracts construction companies to hire this person for roof treatment.

Social Media

Email Outreaching

Email outreach is also an effective way to touch companies for future correspondence. Add technical details so the company gets excited to contact you for a one-to-one meeting.

Monthly Product Magazines

Do publish your monthly magazines or report to inform your customer about the latest technology and new products you are launching.

Testimonial and Portfolio

All of your campaigns should include your testimonials and recent customer reviews. It gives the new customer confidence that this product has already shown some progress.

Publish your portfolio, as companies are always hesitant to buy from new entrants.


In the modern world, if you want to sell your product and services, make a serious effort to construct an updated website with all the necessary information about your product and services.  Make sure that your Website is SEO optimized and Dlinx Outreach can be helpful in this regard.

Analyze the 4 Ps of Marketing.

The marketing strategy should be such that it has all 4 Ps of marketing. These 4 Ps are;

  • What is your Product
  • What is the product’s price
  • Place to sell this product.
  • How  to Promote

A strategy having a good mix of all these 4 Ps will always work for you. These 4 Ps will also strengthen you to devise your marketing strategy that covers all the attributes.

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Competetator’s Strategy

Do check your competitor’s strategy. Take the goods from there and address the bads in your strategy. Check their presence at different forums and increase your visibility where they are not operating. 

Perform a SWOT analysis, which will give you an idea of your competitor’s strengths and weaknesses and try to cash their weaknesses with more options.

Influencer’s Marketing

Influencer's Marketing

What if Bill Gates is in all praise of a camera being used by the Samsung Note series mobile? The demand for that particular will increase many folds in the tech industry. So try to sell your product by engaging influencers and celebrities, as their opinion is taken seriously.


From the above, the following are takeaways points;

  • Device a strategy with the vision, audience, and market in sight.
  • Be informative and provide all the necessary details with case studies and reviews.
  • Try to pitch how you modify your product as per the demand of your customer company.
  • Keep updating your content and be ready to change and optimize for better results.
  • Be contextually relevant in your conversation and emotion, and target your company with the right information.
  • Study your customers and their demands beforehand. Prepare well and try to answer all possible questions even before asking.
  • Try every possible way to advertise on every platform, as you never know where to get your customer.

B2B marketing is a specialized job and needs expertise and mastery for an effective campaign. Dlinx Outreach is a company that could promote your product to potential buyers. We are a team of experts who would disseminate information in a customized way as per the demand of each platform. Please have a look at our portfolio and feel free to contact us for further information.

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Haiqa Saleem

Haiqa Saleem

Haiqa is head of content at Dlinx Outreach. She is an avid writer and bookworm and has been with Dlinx since 2019. As a true tech geek and an extraordinary content strategist, she leverages her passion for the digital sphere and love for writing to share her knowledge through insightful content. She writes with a data-driven perspective.

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