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Unicist Testing Rooms for B2B Marketing

The unicist testing rooms were designed to manage on-line  the commercial processes of differentiated value propositions with  prospective customers or clients. They are based on exploring what is possible to be achieved, the root-causes of the solutions and the clarification of how the solutions work.

The Coronavirus-crisis introduced, in one step, the 4th Industrial Revolution in the field of B2B marketing. It generated the shock of integrating virtual communication as a core pathway to generate value.

The new stage drove to the substitution of Showrooms and Demos by Unicist Testing Rooms, which are virtual teamwork spaces with potential customers.

This changes the role of salesmen/women, account managers and professionals in order to be able to work using virtual communication to manage marketing and close sales.

It uses the differentiation of the value propositions, their reliability and their transparency to generate a space where B2B sales can be “produced” using maximal and minimum strategies materialized in binary marketing actions that include the use of catalysts.

This is one of the operational tools that sustain the building of countercycles in the B2B market.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.


Mindsets in the B2B Marketing of Management Technologies

A mindset is a pre-concept that establishes a decision framework that avoids personal risks. Mindsets are built upon actual successful experiences that are stored in the long-term memory of individuals. There are specific mindsets that deal with business problem solving and social mindsets that establish the framework of personal interaction.

Mindsets in Management

The mindsets in management are defined by the fundamentals that drive management decisions.  Decision makers are:

  • Solution driven
  • Problem solving driven
  • Technology driven
  • Power driven

Expansive management is driven by complex problem solving and the necessary systems to build the expansion. Contractive management is driven by simple problem solving and the use of tools to simplify the work.

B2B Marketing of Management Technologies

The mindsets provide the framework that allows triggering the automatic responses of the Conceptual Short-Term Memory in buying processes. These mindsets trigger functional decisions when the external environment remains unchanged. They are dysfunctional in changing environments.

The structure of business management defines the different mindsets that are needed to manage the B2B marketing of business solutions. The understanding of the basic functionality of the mindset is needed to know where the solutions fit it:

  • Operational Mindset – Is necessary to deal with functional operations.
  • Technical Mindset – Is necessary to deal with hard technologies.
  • Systemic (Cause-Effect) Mindset – Is necessary to organize processes.
  • Root-Cause Mindset – Is necessary to improve processes and develop strategies.

B2B marketing requires considering the mindset of the sponsors, users, gatekeepers and the decision makers to make adequate proposals. The institutional brand attributes need to fit into the social mindset of the potential buyers while the product brand attributes have to be consistent with the specific mindsets.

These mindsets define the restricted context of the B2B segmentation to be used.  The marketing process of management solutions is catalyzed by the institutional and product brands and is inhibited when the mindsets are disregarded.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) has been, since 1976, the pioneer in the research of complexity where the roots of evolution and the structure of concepts were discovered. In the business world, TURI developed a Solution Bank based on the structures of concepts, which define the nature of business functions that allow managing the root-causes of problems and the root-drivers of solutions. https://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf


LinkedIn and the upgrade of Object Driven Marketing

Object Driven Marketing, based on the Unicist Theory, allowed establishing an upgrade of the use of Linkedin. See video at:  https://www.youtube.com/UnicistStandard

After five years of monitoring and two years of research, using the complexity science research methodology, the unicist ontological structure of LinkedIn for B2B expansion has been validated at The Unicist Research Institute.

Unicist Ontology of LinkedIn for B2B MarketingThis is an introductory report to explain the possibilities opened by LinkedIn to expand B2B businesses which allowed companies and individuals to foster market expansion integrating both institutional and personal influence. This is the first part of the complete report which includes three parts.

This is a new stage in marketing that has been opened by the expansion of the use of Internet, the Era of Participation and the development of a “vehicle” like LinkedIn that allows building the necessary environment to use virtual tools to expand markets.

The research on the ontology of LinkedIn, explains its functionality to expand B2B markets and how to use it for Image Driven Marketing, Sponsor Driven Marketing and Referral Driven Marketing.

The use of LinkedIn became functional to all sizes of organizations, providing a participative environment that allows individuals to develop credibility to build commercial interest groups based on the generation of value. This requires using an extreme segmented approach in order to ensure the generation of value.

LinkedIn evolved from its original position expanding its functionality without changing its nature. This evolution opened the possibilities for its use as a vehicle to build market growth based on the expansion of the boundaries using the power of virtual communication.

The Era of Participation

To apprehend the concept of LinkedIn, it becomes necessary to understand the concept of the Era of Participation. In the following lines you will be able to access a synthetic description of some of the main segments discovered, but we recommend accessing the complete report that you will find at the end.

Adaptive Participation

The Era of ParticipationEvolutionary participation requires beginning with a conscious adaptive process where the individual is looking for a place to be who s/he is. This makes the individual a differentiated person that needs to begin by participating through value adding actions (participation to do) while sustaining the identity of the role by having the necessary image that allows others to tag him/her properly (participation to appear).

Participation is only possible when the members who participate are able to recognize each other as part of the same group. In fundamentalist groups this tagging might include tattoos or similar timeless marks but in social groups individuals need to have the necessary “look & feel” in order to be tagged and recognized as members.

This appearance is extremely notorious in social and professional networks that establish the basics of the profile that need to be covered in order for the group to accept a possible member. That is why appearance, which is given by the personal brand or image, is the entropy inhibitor that makes expansive participation possible.

When the image has been positioned, the final objective of being a real member becomes possible.

Over-adaptive Participation

The apparent paradox is that over-adaptation is the minimum strategy. This requires an explanation. Adapting implies influencing while being influenced to achieve a goal, which in this case is to have a place in the world. Influencing is what we call adaptive participation and being influenced is what in this case is named over-adaptive participation.

Over-adaptiveness implies accepting the rules of the environment, which implies submission but beginning with a dominant participation in order to feel that one is not submitting but establishing the rules.

When the self-esteem has been conserved by this dominant participation, which mostly implies active inaction that allows judging the environment, an oppositional role becomes necessary to accept the rules of the game.

When individuals are able to feel superior by judging the environment, opposing to some aspects to preserve their self-esteem, then over-adaptive participation becomes functional. But, this functionality depends on its compatibility with the adaptive participation.

Segments of Participation

There are different segments or participants that need to be understood in order to deal with them. Accessing profiles and activities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is very useful to identify the different segments, which are never pure but always have an implicit dominant trend that drives their participation.

  • Publicity Driven
  • Bragging Driven
  • Utopia Driven
  • Recognition Driven
  • Action Driven

Much more than Networking

In the second segment of this report, the concept of LinkedIn will be published. And lastly, the third part will describe the concept of Interest Group Building. In order to apprehend these concepts we recommend becoming aware of the concept of the “Era of Participation” to understand its meaning and why LinkedIn is much more than a “space for networking”.

Access the complete synthetic report on the “Era of Participation”:

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.


B2B Unicist Object Driven Marketing: The Use of Company Profiles

The unicist logical approach to B2B marketing is based on segmenting the companies while, within such companies, the B2C segmentation is used to segment the individual participants in a commercial process.

B2B Customer ProfilesThe B2B marketing process has been specially designed for supply driven markets, although it is fully applicable to demand driven markets considering that in this case it is necessary to sustain significant product/service differentiations.

The use of B2B marketing implies:

  1. Knowing the actual functional needs of a specific client considering the characteristics of the industry and its conjuncture.
  2. Having evaluated the maturity of the business processes and confirmed its compatibility with the value proposition.
  3. Having identified the type of relationships the potential customer establishes with its providers.
  4. Having confirmed that the essential attributes of the value propositions are a real catalyst for the business processes of the prospect.
  5. Having identified the business positioning of the prospect and confirmed that it is compatible with the positioning of the provider.

B2B Customer Profiles

Supply driven markets are based on innovations that are not driven by urgencies.

Therefore an adequate profiling of the prospects is basic in order to know if it is meaningful to invest in a marketing process to make a specific business.

Supply driven markets require a high level of reliability and the need of having the necessary critical mass to influence a company.

The critical mass is given by the aesthetics of the solution, the influence of the provider and the credibility that allows having the necessary level of reliability.

The benefit of using B2B Customer Profiles and Object Driven Marketing is that it allows beginning with a “cheap” promotional process to define possible leads and invest when the prospects fit into the necessary Company Profile to become buyers.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm. http://www.unicist.org/repo/index.php#Unicist