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Enhancing Customer Engagement and Relationships in B2B Commerce

In the fast-paced world of B2B Commerce, it's easy to get caught up in the numbers and analytics, forgetting the human aspect that underpins all successful interactions. This blog post delves into an insightful episode of Brent's Breakdown with Brent Adamson, Global Head of Research, Advisory, and Communities at Ecosystems, shedding light on customer engagement and the profound role of human connection in the world of B2B Commerce.

The Power of Human Interaction

In the quest for business growth and success, fostering genuine connections with customers often takes a back seat. However, Brent highlights a crucial aspect—how customers perceive and feel about themselves during interactions is equally vital. Drawing parallels with meaningful relationships in personal life, Brent emphasizes that the best friendships and marriages are built on how we make others feel about themselves.

Extending the Analogy to B2B Commerce

Surprisingly, the same principles apply in the realm of B2B Commerce. The essence of successful B2B interactions lies in making customers feel empowered and confident, not just about the business at hand, but about their own decision-making abilities. Businesses should be encouraged to become the catalyst for a positive self-perception in customers during their interactions.

Customer Confidence: A Key Factor

Customer confidence is at the core of effective B2B engagements. When businesses assist customers in organizing their thoughts, providing frameworks for decision-making, and simplifying complex information, customers gain a newfound confidence in their capabilities. This, in turn, fosters a positive self-image and perception, ultimately benefiting the business.

Unlocking Subconscious Dynamics

Brent underscores that these dynamics are often subconscious but profoundly impactful. Similar to nurturing meaningful personal relationships, businesses need to strive to be the catalysts that help customers reshape their perceptions about themselves, resulting in a better self-image and a more positive outlook.


In conclusion, Brent enlightens us on the importance of human connection and understanding customer perceptions in B2B Commerce. By focusing on making customers feel more confident and positive about themselves during interactions, businesses can pave the way for stronger, mutually beneficial relationships.

Be sure to watch the full episode of Brent's Breakdown to gain more insights into this fascinating discussion on B2B Commerce.

For more tips on enhancing customer engagement and optimizing your B2B interactions, stay tuned to our blog.

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