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3 Things Marketers Need To Know To Succeed With Personalization [Research Highlights]

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Today we’re excited to release the findings from our latest research, “ 3 Things Marketers Need to Know About Succeeding with Personalization.”. This 22-page report draws from an extensive survey involving 1,200 U.S.-based based consumers, and offers valuable insights into consumer sentiment and online preferences when it comes to when, where, and how brands are engaging them. Wrapping it all up.

Lessons Learned From Spending $25 Million Dollars On AdWords

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AdWords is an essential part of the modern marketer’s toolkit to reach new customers. According to Google’s latest Economic Impact Report, businesses generally make an average of $2 in revenue for every $1 they spend on Adwords paid search campaigns, remarketing ads, and display network. But how do you strategically approach AdWords to get the most out of your marketing spend? Not your homepage.

The Loveboat Guide to Customer Engagement [Infographic]

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All aboard! Today we set sail for the land of customer admiration. Along the way you’ll discover our latest research findings showing the keys to marketing success: personalization, mutual expectations, and great communication. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey… Data points to tweet: Two-thirds of consumers believe timely responses are the most important factor of modern marketing.

MarTech: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

Martech is the blending of marketing and technology, with the aim of streamlining processes   to achieve marketing goals and objectives. In In this digital age, there is a huge demand for marketing technology to provide marketers with the tools they need to succeed. WHAT ARE THE INFLUENCERS SAYING? We reached out to some of the top influencers on our list to ask them for their views on MarTech.

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A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth.

The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools

Webbiquity

Given the importance of search engine optimization—organic search remains the top source of traffic for most B2B websites—t’s vital to use the right tools to help with various aspects of optimization, for any size website. Previous posts in this series have covered tools for specific SEO functions including content ideation , keyword research , and rank tracking. Google Review Count:  600.

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3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Larry Alton. Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Image credit: Jason Howle on Flickr. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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4 Ways to Humanize Marketing to Fit Your Buyer’s Journey

B2B Lead Generation Blog

We need to stop treating our customers like objects and treat them like people. So how do you humanize marketing to fit your buyer’s journey? It starts with us being human first by recognizing their humanity. I don’t know about you, but I’ve become weary of all the “personalized” emails that I’m receiving lately. Would you do a better job connecting and a building a relationship? Think about it.

Content shock re-visited, the content marketing myths and realities

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By Mark Schaefer. For the past few years I’ve been a contributor to The Harvard Business Review. submit my very best article once a quarter or so, an editor reviews it, she suggests some minor modifications, and then it would be published. Some of this increased competition is coming from big company executives who compose articles crafted by a support team of writers and PR agencies.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

The 9 Circles of B2B Marketing Hell

bizible

B2B marketing and sales is a drawn out process that takes months, or longer, to convert leads to customers. That extended timeframe means tons of touchpoints, multiple leads from single accounts, lots of nurturing, and too many opportunities to fall into marketing hell. But, if you know what to avoid, it’s much easier to navigate the marketing landscape and steer clear of traps. Think about it.

Building a personal brand? Here’s why you need to ignore SEO

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

That may seem like strange advice but let me explain. When you optimize content for SEO, by definition you are trying to “own” the most common keywords and phrases. If you become obsessed with SEO, you become just another dog fighting over a bone. It’s a battle you’ll probably never win unless you are the biggest, meanest dog in your industry … forever.

9 Digital Marketing Lies You Should Stop Believing

B2B Marketing Insider

We all lie to ourselves in one way or another. And this is equally true in Digital Marketing. Fortunately, we are facing the truth that consumers don’t want our banners or need our ads. We know those aren’t helping anyone. We are also facing the truth that marketing has value. And executives expect to see us deliver […]. Content Marketing

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7 not-quite-predictions for marketing technology in 2016

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Most people suck at accurately predicting the future. I’m one of them. took my shot at the prediction hall-of-fame last year , predicting that Microsoft would spend more than $1 billion on acqusition(s) in the marketing technology space in 2015. thought it was a reasonably solid bet. So I earned a solid “F” on my one concrete prediction. ” (A). Martech is going mainstream.

4 Actionable Insights from Google Search Console Search Analytics Reports

KoMarketing Associates

SEO remains a critical channel for B2B marketers as they shift their focus on a new year’s worth of goals and objectives. As indicated in the recent “ 2016 State of Pipeline Marketing ” report from Bizible , Heinz Marketing , Radius , ReachForce , and Uberflip , SEO ranked 4th amongst tactics used to acquire new customers. So what tactics do B2B marketers use to execute a SEO program ?

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The Rise of the Customer Marketer

Explore the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves.

11 inspiring case studies of digital transformation

Biznology

88% of companies report they are undergoing digital transformation (source: Altimeter Group ). 85% of enterprise decision-makers say they have a time frame of two years to make significant inroads into digital transformation or they will suffer financially and fall behind their competitors (source: PWC ). COMPETITION: Rethink the competition and build platforms that deliver competitive advantage.

How Empathy Will Grow Your Sales and Marketing Pipeline

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Writers note – This as a primer for my session at Dreamforce 2016 next week. We have more marketing channels and more content than ever before, but it’s become harder to actually connect with customers. Today’s crazy-busy customers are weary of pitches, cold emails, hype, and manipulative messages, and as a result, they tune them out. Our customers aren’t saying, “We need solutions.”

115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Josh Wardini. It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? We’re going in-depth, behind the scenes, on a mission to bring you facts. Maybe you know some of them already, but you definitely don’t know all of them, so take a look at the complete graphic once you’re done here. Social Media Is The New Newspaper.

What am I supposed to do with all this data?

Biznology

Are you a marketer? Are you overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data that is now available at your fingertips? Yeah—me too. It’s almost comical how much data and insights are available to marketers today. So how do you sift through the noise? How do you prioritize what’s most important to your marketing or overall business goals? Tough to do! But how many can actually do this at scale?

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Selecting a Marketing Automation platform can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, your success with Marketing Automation depends on selecting the platform that best fits your needs.

5 Bold Ideas for Content Strategists in 2017

B2B Marketing Insider

You’re a high-level thinker. problem solver. And a communicator worth an audience’s attention. So, you understand why bold ideas matter in content strategy. Without the vision to think bigger and better, companies usually get lost in content shock. People used to vote with their wallets, and now they vote with their time. If you […].

25 Content Marketing Stats to Guide Your 2017 Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

With 2016 coming to a close, now is the time to look ahead and start planning for the lap around the sun. And as the content marketing landscape continues to rapidly evolve, it makes sense to look to research to identify trends and patterns that can help guide your strategy. That’s why we’ve gathered 25 […]. Content Marketing

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How B2B Marketers Generate Revenue -- State of Pipeline Marketing 2016 [Infographic]

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The reality that B2B marketers can have a huge impact on real-time revenue results is not a new concept to today’s B2B marketing community. But the question remains -- how do marketers actually generate revenue? Which metrics are B2B marketers using? What does their channel mix look like? Which channel has the highest impact on revenue generation? click to enlarge). PRIMARY OBJECTIVES. Email.

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The Secret Phrase that Jump Starts Creativity

Type A Communications

January 12, 2017 by Carla Johnson Great ideas seem to be a chicken-or-the-egg conundrum. Are companies fertile with fabulous ideas because they woo creative people? Or is it the creative. read more. Creativity & Innovation Carla Johnson Creativity Dr. Min Basadur Innovation Type A Communications

8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust.

39 Amazing Internet Stats and Facts for 2016-17 [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Toby Dean. The Internet literally has no boundaries. Its influence reaches into the far corners of the world, gives birth to momentous thoughts and ideas, shapes democracies, creates opportunities where none previously existed, and transforms millions of lives every day. As of December 2015, more than 40% of the world’s population had access to the Internet—3.26 billion people.

Industrial Email Marketing for Targeting Engineers in Long and Complex Sales Cycles

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing doesn’t get as much respect as it deserves. I’ve read articles where people have claimed that email marketing is dead thanks to social media. That is simply not true when it comes to industrial marketing. Let’s say you are a provider of engineering services and you sell to the Medical Device industry. This is only a content summary.

How to simultaneously attract new prospects and retain loyal customers

Biznology

One of the challenges business owners face is attracting new customers while trying to retain current customers. Choosing where to spend your energy and how to divvy up your time between the two can be challenging.  B2B companies tend to focus more resources on attracting new customers than retaining current customers. Should they be two separate initiatives, or can they overlap? Sealed the deal.

All your best content may now be considered fake news

Biznology

It’s time for you to really invest in your own personal or professional social platforms. As lines are being drawn, it’s time to make sure all your hard-wrought creative work lives on your own blog or website instead of on someone else’s. Fake news has been in the real news recently. At least that’s what they say they’re doing. You can be just like the Washington Post.

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A Blueprint for Content Marketing Success

84% of marketers plan to increase their content marketing spend over the next 5 years but less than half have any real confidence such content investments are paying off, based on a recent CEB survey.

The Biggest Contributor to B2B Revenue

B2B Lead Generation Blog

In most B2B companies with complex products or services, marketing-sourced leads rarely account for even half the revenue and often it is much less. To keep valuable field sales resources productive, many of the more innovative sales and marketing departments build “sales development” teams. Oracle. Marketo. HubSpot. Salesforce.com.  Just to name a few. Improved sales productivity. Guess what? 

Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets

Webbiquity

Guest post by Charles Whiteman. The smartest companies are always looking to reach untapped markets. These days, most are finding success by engaging new global consumers through digital channels. By communicating with online customers in their languages of choice—on their devices of choice—businesses can sell to more markets than ever before. They also need cultural fluency. On Social Media.

How Data Will Change Marketing in 2017

It's All About Revenue

Data has been driving many aspects of business success for the last few years, especially as the amount of information available to us through analytics tools has increased significantly almost to the point of not knowing what to do with all the insights. Here are some of the ways I see data changing my approach to marketing this year: Greater Personalization. Enhanced Content Relevance.

Which Comes First: Lead Nurturing or Inside Sales?

The Point

For a long time, “ lead nurturing ” was thought of as something you did with the leads that sales didn’t want. The theory was: leads come in, the sales team gets the hot ones, and the rest go to lead nurturing. Today, of course, a comprehensive lead nurturing strategy is much more than that. Currently we have a bunch of leads sitting in that “contacted” stage. Do you agree?”.

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful.

In case you missed it, the best marketing posts of 2016

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. How many people read an individual blog post? really have no idea. Are you a subscriber? Do you see my writing on Facebook or LinkedIn? Maybe you connect with me on Medium , or The Harvard Business Review ? In any event, even the biggest fans of the blog miss a lot of the best ideas every year. Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media? That’s OK.

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1st Quarter 2017, Are you set up for success?

Your Sales Management Guru

First Quarter 2017. Are You Set Up for Success? Ken, are you crazy?  I have not finished the fourth quarter yet!  But as budget planning begins and business strategies begin to be set, it is your responsibility to be ready for 2017.  What do you need to have on your to-do list for the next 60 days? have listed the top 10; let me know what I have missed or what is on your list? Sales skills.

B2B Content Marketing Trends for 2017

MI6 Marketing Agency

If you’re wondering what the B2B content marketing trends for 2017 are this post is for you. The chart below is featured in the research report : “ B2B Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends – North America ” published by MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). What Does This Chart Tell Us? Back to the question at hand. The report is below.

2 Out of Every 3 Digital Media Minutes Now Spent on Mobile

It's All About Revenue

Right off the bat the fact that 2 out of every 3 digital media minutes is spent on mobile should surprise absolutely no one, least of any marketer reading this. The stat, (see chart below) which comes courtesy of comScore is yet another example of mobile finally delivering on the promise of keeping customers connected to the brand - anytime, anyplace. Elevated Expectations. Testing 1, 2, 3.

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The B2B Marketer's Field Guide To Customer Engagement

Leverage customer engagement and advocacy to drive brand, demand and profitable growth.