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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Big Data And What It Means For Your Content
Big Data And What It Means For Your Content At ACE 2017 last month in Philadelphia I had the opportunity to join many market leaders on air as part of Water Talk (formerly the world famous Water Online Radio).  It was revealing to see how the water utility market has evolved when you compare the topics discussed at ACE 2013 with those discussed at ACE 2017.  Four years ago, conversations centered on the virtues of specific product features, in an attempt to differentiate...  Continue Reading...
A Conversation With George Hawkins, General Manager for DC Water- A Case Study In Brand Value
A Conversation With George Hawkins, General Manager for DC Water- A Case Study In Brand Value I recently reviewed a Water Online interview with George Hawkins, General Manager of DC Water.  The discussion had a lot to do with how DC Water has become a market leader in many things but none more important than brand value and innovation.  Continue Reading...
Brand Value:  What Is It & Why Your Brand Will Fail Without It
Brand Value: What Is It & Why Your Brand Will Fail Without It Over the past few months I’ve been following, very intently, the story about the fall of what was once a mighty American brand.  Last week Uber fired almost two dozen employees and this past week, its CEO resigned following allegations of harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behavior.  As a result, the ride-hailing company is struggling and deservedly so, to save whatever Brand Value they have left after such toxic...  Continue Reading...
The Difference Between Sales Lead And Sales Prospect And What It Means For Your Business
The Difference Between Sales Lead And Sales Prospect And What It Means For Your Business This is an exciting time in the business-to-business world.  Never before has a manufacturer in the water and wastewater market had the opportunity to control their own destiny to the extent it does right now.  Continue Reading...
Should Politics And Your Content Co-Exist?
Should Politics And Your Content Co-Exist? The tie between politics and the water and wastewater industry goes back nearly a century.  When regulations play a large role in the flow (no pun intended) of the market, it’s impossible to separate the two entities.  During the election season last year, I received the strongest reactions and the most feedback on those articles that touched on the political debate.  Continue Reading...
5 Steps To Better Content Marketing That Generate Sales
5 Steps To Better Content Marketing That Generate Sales The first step in the process is about as simple as it sounds.  Understand your market.  This industry knows its target audience.  With this being a legacy industry, there are decades of knowledge and experience that is at the fingertips of most established manufacturers.  Use that knowledge to create target audience profiles and buying personas.  Your content should speak directly to those professionals.  Continue Reading...
5 Legendary Sports Quotes That Are REALLY About Brand Publishing In The Water And Wastewater Market
5 Legendary Sports Quotes That Are REALLY About Brand Publishing In The Water And Wastewater Market As traditional and historical advertising options continue to show diminishing returns, many of us in the water and wastewater manufacturing industry can’t help but feel a little defeated from time to time.  Continue Reading...
What Manufacturers Can Learn From The Impending Death of Television
What Manufacturers Can Learn From The Impending Death of Television In a recent article, Shelly Palmer investigated the idea that television maybe at the end of its lifecycle.  There are many factors he contributes to its downfall but the one shift that is driving the notion is, wait for it ... money, namely advertisers’ money.  He cites a shift from the four major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox) to the “new four major networks, namely Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google/YouTube (or as he ...  Continue Reading...
4 Actions You Can Take To Capitalize On Trump’s Words On Infrastructure
4 Actions You Can Take To Capitalize On Trump’s Words On Infrastructure Rarely will I get into politics here at B2Brand Water.  There are a number of reasons for this but none greater than a desire to focus solely on how to improve your business and your brand.  In this case, I decided to make an exception because we MAY be at the precipice of the long awaited BOOM in the water and wastewater markets.   Continue Reading...
Benefits Of A Branded Website In The Water & Wastewater Market
Benefits Of A Branded Website In The Water & Wastewater Market If I was to identify the biggest misconceptions around brand publishing in the water and wastewater market, I would point my finger at two specific things. First, the understated and misidentified notion of what “content” actually means and second, the understanding around how to build an effective branded website.  Continue Reading...
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