Travis Kennedy

Travis Kennedy

Hi, I’m Travis. I’m the publisher of Water Online and the founder of the B2BrandWater.com blog

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Social Media And Your Marketing: A 2019 Take
Social Media And Your Marketing: A 2019 Take From social media to e-mail to your website, there are so many vehicles to utilize when trying to create a BRAND that it can be difficult to know which will work best.  Continue Reading...
NETFLIX: A Case Study on How to Become a True Market Leader
NETFLIX: A Case Study on How to Become a True Market Leader When I first started speaking to the water and wastewater industry about the importance on brand publishing, I was armed with a few examples. Those examples highlighted how to do this thing and how to do it right.  Now when I say “this thing,” what I’m referring to is the application of content marketing using the traditional media products of a publisher. Most importantly, how to start the process of evolving your company ...  Continue Reading...
Brand Publishing Predictions For 2019
Brand Publishing Predictions For 2019 Recently the Content Marketing Institute came out with their E-Book 85+ Expert Predictions for Content Marketing in 2019 and it’s fascinating to see just how relevant some of the talking points are to our industry.  Here are some of the highlights.  Continue Reading...
Does Price Still Matter… I Ask As I Eat My $8 Chick-fil-A Sandwich?  Part II
Does Price Still Matter… I Ask As I Eat My $8 Chick-fil-A Sandwich? Part II “Yes, BUT what about the contractor?  All he cares about is price!”  Continue Reading...
Does Price Still Matter In The Water And Wastewater Market?  Part 1
Does Price Still Matter In The Water And Wastewater Market? Part 1 Let me start by saying this, “Yes, but…” There are very few things that a water and wastewater equipment manufacturer dreads more than a contractor who only cares about price. Let’s face it, from the 1970s through the beginning of this century, manufacturers have been stuck in a broken system built to work against them.  A salesperson would have several interactions with a prospect pushing the benefits of their...  Continue Reading...
Selling More By Saying Less
Selling More By Saying Less I recently had the privilege of presenting at the 110th Annual Meeting of the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA). For those of you who aren’t members of this fine organization, I encourage you to check out their advocacy, events and membership benefits here. It’s a great group of industry leaders representing manufacturers, rep firms, business consultants and investment partners working together to...  Continue Reading...
The Top 4 Consequences Of Not Creating Commercial Insight
The Top 4 Consequences Of Not Creating Commercial Insight The environment in which we sell our solutions has evolved and it’s up to us to adjust or be left behind. The information your customers needed you to provide is now everywhere and the role they needed you to play in their purchasing process is forever changed.  The entire concept of selling has evolved into a journey of helping, informing, and educating along the way to cultivate that connection.  Continue Reading...
Why We Think People Want To Listen To Our Pitch:  The Illusion Of Control
Why We Think People Want To Listen To Our Pitch: The Illusion Of Control Imagine yourself for a moment walking along a crowded street in your favorite city.  Hear the horns of the cars, the buzz of people talking on their phones as they walk by, and feel the heat coming off the asphalt streets.  You come up to a cross walk and nonchalantly press the crosswalk button, wait for the little guy in lights to turn white and you cross.  You get to your destination, get on the elevator, see someone you...  Continue Reading...
Is Selling Dead?
Is Selling Dead? I know what you’re thinking: “NO!”  You’re also probably thinking, “How can you ask such an egregious question Travis? Isn’t your business dependent on sales too?”  Before you get too worked up and angry at me, please hear me out.   Continue Reading...
Case Study: Commercial Insight vs. Product-Centric Content
Case Study: Commercial Insight vs. Product-Centric Content As of January 2017, a wastewater treatment solutions provider had 100 pieces of content on Water Online. After classifying by content type, 93 were product-centric assets and 7 were considered commercial insight.  Continue Reading...
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