How to Elevate Your B2B Marketing Career: Advice from Execs at Top B2B Brands

January 18, 2022

By Lee Odden

As the talent that drives the B2B marketing world re-evaluates the meaningfulness, purpose and balance of their work and personal life, many B2B brands are also working hard to elevate how they do business. From creating better marketing experiences for customers to improving the employee experience, connecting the work to a purpose that is about more than profits and revenue is increasingly important.

But here’s the thing, it’s always been time for B2B brands to think and act on opportunities to improve opportunities for the people that power the company from front line workers in customer call centers to engineers and analysts to senior executives. While many B2B brands understand the importance of optimizing career opportunities for greater employee retention and attraction, not all have the benefit of insight about what up and coming or successful leaders really want.

To understand what is needed for B2B marketing career elevation in 2022, I’ve connected with top marketing executives from the Women Who Rock in B2B Marketing list we published recently. This diverse group of B2B Marketing leaders share their best advice on what up and coming marketing talent can do to elevate their marketing careers. These insights are as useful for the B2B marketing leaders of tomorrow and as they are to business to business brands that want to optimize employee experiences.

If you want elevate your own B2B marketing career and even the B2B marketing industry, take this advice to heart:

As marketing leaders, we have all been given a platform from which others have granted permission to speak into their lives. Every word and picture shared becomes a platform that will influence—whether consciously or subconsciously—the people on the other side of the screen. There is also a responsibility that comes with that capacity to influence. You have a platform. Your career does not have to be just a career – it can be a platform for transformation. @tyrona

Tyrona Heath 
Director, Market Engagement
The B2B Institute at LinkedIn

It doesn’t matter what marketing role you are in, understand your products really well. Become an expert. Get to know your product marketers and your product developers. Marketing becomes much easier when you know the ins and outs of what you are marketing. Your product knowledge will help you understand your customers and their pain points better. It will also help you develop your confidence and gain credibility with others on your team. @srijanaa

Srijana Angdembey
Director, Social Media & Influencer Marketing

We are in a different era now where uncertainty is constant and being the change agent will help evolve you as an effective & fearless marketer! Always seek the opportunity to acquire new ways to do marketing because the ability, confidence to pivot and adapt to the unknown will be the most valuable skill set you’ll ever have. While you do that, find space …read more

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