Tag: Elaine Ball

Growing a brand in Africa? How easy?
25.04.2014

By Elaine Ball, CEO of EBTM Growing a brand in Africa? How easy? Building up a brand within a foreign country can be extremely difficult for any business from a different country. Building a brand generally is hard work. Below are 6 tops tips to share when building your brand in Africa: 1. Find a […]

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Challenging the way you do things, its all about change.
18.12.2013

By elaine ball, ceo, ebtm Challenging the way you do things, its all about change. Change is hard.  Business is becoming more and more challenging.  Company directors have to think differently in order to grow their businesses.  This is no exception to marketing and what I mean by marketing is the way you ‘market’ yourself.  […]

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Sales follow-up, friend or foe?
09.10.2013

By Elaine Ball Sales follow-up, your friend or foe? With the dawn of Intergeo here and the hustle & bustle of the exhibitors getting ready for another year of excitement, a more serious note is on the horizon for the dozens of geoinformation companies wishing to entice new customers to grow their sales. “Sales follow-up” […]

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Surveying from the air by remote control vs marketing in a different light
08.08.2013

Surveying from the air by remote control vs marketing in a different light   By Elaine Ball, CEO of Elaine Ball Technical Marketing (EBTM) Ltd The latest buz around the surveying industry is drones (UAV or Unmanned aerial vehicles).  What does that mean?  Well, flying machines, which scan the ground from the sky by remote […]

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B2B International Marketing at your fingertips, EBTM’s website is now LIVE!
06.08.2013

**NEWS** By Elaine Ball Need specific, to the point information on HOW to improve your marketing?  Need advice on international markets?  Need support in implementing a marketing and Sales strategy? Check out www.elaineball.co.uk, we have gone LIVE!! Elaine Ball Technical Marketing (EBTM) Ltd is a full-service B2B marketing consultancy with international experience providing expert knowledge […]

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NO MORE dross!  Bring on the UK thought leaders in B2B Marketing!
25.07.2013

By Elaine Ball This is not a plug at anyone!  BUT…. I’m now long enough in the tooth to release I know quite a bit about marketing!  I’ve grown up through the sales and marketing pipeline and headed up a laser manufacturing business that exported 95% of its products.  I’ve tested the water in lots […]

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The POWER of a brand vs the FORCE of publicity
19.07.2013

To the excitement and now disappointment of my fans; I published me on the front cover of @Forbes magazine.

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Hanging onto that rocket!  The 3D laser scanning market is on the up up and away!
18.07.2013

By Elaine ball, a marketing perspective, 3D laser scanning market The 3D laser scanning market is changing rapidly.  We have all seen the decline is pricing with the hustle and bussell of the Faro Focus ‘frightening’ all the other manufacturers around the globe.  (The impact was phenomenal and a great change in direction).  3D Laser […]

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The corporate website?  The key to B2B companies?  The slicker the better??? Or is it?
13.07.2013

Remember not that long ago, text heavy websites that did not ‘ooozz’ creativity but provided the reader with as much information as possible.   The objective TO INFORM? Now…. fast forward to 2013 and beyond.  The corporate website MUST stay ahead of the creativity spiral! Or should it?  Let me come back to that point. The website is your hub!  […]

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OMG my product is great but I’ve hired idiots!
02.07.2013

This is a rather touchy subject and quite controversial but its also a very important subject.  You may have a great product and service.  The marketing is right, you’re getting the leads, you’re slowing (and I mean slowly) growing but that’s it. Have you looked at your people?  Do they get on? Are they happy? Are they the right […]

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I have NO idea HOW to sell this thing!!!
29.06.2013

Ok, you’re a technical company with an amazing product now what do you do with it?  I get asked this question all the time.  “We know its good but we don’t know how to sell it?” OR “All our customers are through word of mouth but we don’t know how to sell it!”  Sound familiar? Ok, here are some tips: 1. What […]

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Content Marketing! Big deal!!!?
27.06.2013

(By Elaine Ball) The big buzz in the world of B2B marketing at the moment is “content marketing”. Big deal or is it? I’m currently down at MarketingWeekLive in London: quite impressive actually, and the topic is hot here too. We all know we must write specific stuff for our specific audience. But do we […]

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