The challenge of engaging c-suite executives in a B2B panel
A global publisher came to us back in 2011 with a specific challenge of developing a b2b panel. They needed to engage with global businesses, c-suite leaders, consultants and entrepreneurs to help them obtain regular insight, opinion and thought leadership. They would use this to generate and test product enhancements, web content, pricing strategies, magazine covers, as well as answer key business issues.
Engaging with such a distinguished group presented numerous challenges. In particular senior executives are busy people so recruitment, motivation to participate, and retention of participants was crucial.
We have been working as a trusted partner of this world-renowned publisher since then.
The solution – develop a global Advisory Council
Our solution was to set up an Advisory Council (or B2B panel) of selected members who would be prepared to participate regularly. They engage in an ongoing dialogue on critical issues impacting on the publisher and their readers. Not surprisingly the range of issues covered is vast, touching on business leadership issues, IT challenges, impacts of globalisation to name but a few.
The Advisory council now engages over 10,000 executives of global businesses in an ongoing collaborative research programme.