Dave is an experienced global B2B Chief Marketing Officer / Marketing Director with an established reputation for delivering commercial results in start-up, mid-tier, and blue-chip businesses across technology, and business services and professional services sectors.
Dave has worked for major brands such as Telefonica O2, EY, and Barclays and held posts from Chief Marketing Officer to Director of Online, has run his own business, and managed a P&L for a major corporate. He is chair and co-founder of the Business Marketing Club (www.businessmarketingclub.org.uk) - a network of B2B marketers. In 2019, he was named one of the top 100 B2B European marketing leaders (https://www.hottopics.ht/34199/top-100-b2b-european-marketing-leaders-2019/). He is a graduate of Cambridge University, a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Chartered Marketer and holds a MBA with Imperial College, London. Dave is a keen cyclist and adventure traveller, is married, and lives in Buckinghamshire. You can read his blogs at www.DaveStevensNow.com.
Great marketing is about understanding your audience’s needs and preparing the interactions that will respond to them. Here are four things for B2B marketers to think about in preparing those interactions. First, build pauses into their customer messaging to allow their audience to reflect. That’s pauses between key parts of […]
A good B2B Marketer goes beyond the brochure, the website, the direct mail and into every interaction that their business has with a customer. Every interaction is important because every interaction has the potential to be a moment of truth that could acquire, retain, or lose a customer. So B2B […]
Look I’m clearly no Harrison Ford. I haven’t uncovered any implausibly powerful religious artefacts recently, fought off any Nazis, or raced through any abandoned mine shafts. But occasionally – when things are going well – the B2B Marketing profession makes me feel just like Indiana Jones. That’s because B2B marketers […]
I sometimes find myself helping businesses that use an abundance of naming conventions for their companies, products, and services. Where the target market for all these names is the same, using a large number of names in your marketing simply confuses your customers. Simplification rules. Always. It’s always worth thinking […]
It’s the time of year when businesses like to ask for your objectives for the year. How they do this varies from organisation to organisation. Sometimes it’s a tick-box exercise run by the HR team. Sometimes there’s a protracted exercise to ensure that objectives cascade down or up the business […]
My story as a Marketer started when I was ten years old. When I was ten, I got an illness which ate away at my hip sockets and left me in a wheelchair for five years. I was kicked out of my first school because they could not handle having […]
Those who have experienced my handwriting will be delighted to hear that I have started to learn to draw. And that’s been a revelation. I’ve learned that I haven’t been drawing what I’ve been looking at. I’m not seeing what is really there. Let me explain. From an early age, […]
In the last hour of the working day on Friday, I received 43 e-mails from marketing agencies soliciting work and three phone calls. I’m not sure how representative of a typical hour in a typical week this figure is. Nor am I sure how much of this is the tip […]
At a time when Brand Britain is taking a pounding across the globe, it’s rather nice to see a report launched celebrating a Brand Britain success story. This week, the UK Government issues a state of the nation report into UK FinTech. And the report paints the picture of a […]
With much ado, Marketing Week have announced their nominations for 2019 Brand of the Year. There are some brilliant and well-deserved nominations in here: Greggs, Monzo, Nationwide, and Netflix among them. These businesses deserve much credit for responding to new market demand (Greggs and veganism), taking a stand against unacceptable […]