The Often-overlooked Coolness of B2B Creative
Here are a few more reasons being a B2B creative is so great…
Your work makes today’s technology work better
The recent advancements in marketing technology are staggering. It’s incredible what marketers are capable of now … assuming they’re still thinking creatively about how to connect with an audience. No amount of technology can overcome bad creative, but conversely, really strong creative is what really shows your client the capabilities of their new technology. That’s a milestone in any creative’s career.
It’s as much heart as brain
This is what I was getting at before. Think about it: A career path is very personal. How we perform at our jobs has a lot to do with how we feel about ourselves and our lives. Many of the best B2B products were created to solve critical problems in the workplace that are emotionally affecting (whether that’s openly discussed or not). That emotion is therefore embedded in the product and by extension in how we market that product. Yes, yes, it’s B2B, we exercise a lot of rational thinking just like our buyers do. Our creative team creates ROI calculators and other tools to help rationalize decisions … because B2B decisions are also highly emotional. There is no either / or. As a creative, finding that singular jab to both the brain and the heart is what it’s all about, I’m telling you. When you get it right, there’s nothing like it.
Your impact is real and measurable
New team members often tell me they come from other creative environments where they never know the impact of their work and / or they have limited access to all the levers being pulled that make a project possible. This might be the Kool-Aid talking, but I believe we do better than that here. The Mx Group’s overall philosophy is that all of our capabilities are stronger when combined. Modern B2B marketing is just too complex to tackle with disparate solutions, and we know that better than anybody. That’s why we as creatives sit side by side with the dev team when we design websites. We participate in strategic planning. We problem-solve ways to achieve the results we commit to our clients. And we’re there to hear the response, tweak, try again, and continue our campaigns. You’re never unsure of your purpose or of the value your creativity brings to the table. Which is like rocket fuel for more creativity.
What am I missing? What attracts you to B2B? Let’s connect on LinkedIn. And, I’d love to also connect with any creatives interested in continuing their career here at Mx … check out our open positions.