The purpose of this paper is to investigate how business-to-business (B2B) companies operating in durable goods use digital communications after the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, this paper focuses on the objectives of these digital communication tools for the marketing strategies of B2B white goods firms. Design/methodology/approach As the research objective is explorative, the authors conducted a qualitative analysis by collecting 13 semi-structured interviews with B2B marketing professionals working for white goods firms in Italy. Primary data was triangulated with secondary data about the white goods industry, such as sector reports. Findings The findings of this paper show an acceleration in the adoption of digital communication tools among B2B firms after COVID-19. The authors also discuss the effects in the use of such tools both in the short and long term. Originality/value This paper attempts to contribute to the B2B marketing literature by providing an original analysis of the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak focusing on the use of digital communication tools among white goods firms. It also provides managerial implications for firms operating in B2B.

Hu, L., Olivieri, M., The acceleration of digital communications in the durable goods industry. A study on white goods firms after COVID-19, <<THE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS &amp; INDUSTRIAL MARKETING>>, 2022; (N/A): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1108/JBIM-09-2021-0422] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/214246]

The acceleration of digital communications in the durable goods industry. A study on white goods firms after COVID-19

Hu, Lala
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Olivieri, Mirko
2022

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how business-to-business (B2B) companies operating in durable goods use digital communications after the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, this paper focuses on the objectives of these digital communication tools for the marketing strategies of B2B white goods firms. Design/methodology/approach As the research objective is explorative, the authors conducted a qualitative analysis by collecting 13 semi-structured interviews with B2B marketing professionals working for white goods firms in Italy. Primary data was triangulated with secondary data about the white goods industry, such as sector reports. Findings The findings of this paper show an acceleration in the adoption of digital communication tools among B2B firms after COVID-19. The authors also discuss the effects in the use of such tools both in the short and long term. Originality/value This paper attempts to contribute to the B2B marketing literature by providing an original analysis of the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak focusing on the use of digital communication tools among white goods firms. It also provides managerial implications for firms operating in B2B.
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Hu, L., Olivieri, M., The acceleration of digital communications in the durable goods industry. A study on white goods firms after COVID-19, <<THE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS &amp; INDUSTRIAL MARKETING>>, 2022; (N/A): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1108/JBIM-09-2021-0422] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/214246]
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