3 Things Marketers Need To Know To Succeed With Personalization [Research Highlights]
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
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
OCTOBER 5, 2015
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]
OCTOBER 27, 2015
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.
The 4 Levels of Sales Intelligence
Your Sales Management Guru
MARCH 20, 2017
The Four Levels of Sales Intelligence. By Jeb Blount, Author of Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal. The speed and complexity of the modern marketplace is the domain of intellectual agility. IQ—how smart you are. Fixed and baked into your DNA. AQ—how much you know. Makes IQ relevant. Makes more time for human relationships.
Lead Generation Checklist
You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.
Reboot Buyer Insights To Drive B2B Growth
MARCH 12, 2017
Illustration by Gregory Cresnar. B2B companies are faced with the most transformative era in business history. On a greater scale than that of the first Industrial Revolution over a century ago, we are witnessing a technological and digital revolution that will disrupt business-to-business profoundly in the next 10 years. This is being felt by the supply-chain side of businesses acutely.
The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
If you can say anything about marketers, it’s that we love obituaries. Yes, we love to declare things dead. Inbound Marketing? The MQL? Lead Funnels? Outside the rarified air of marketing punditry, however – i.e. in the land of marketing practitioners – all three of these concepts are still alive and well. Why all the premature death notices? Amongst those strategies, according to Dun: 1.
An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
The reality of life as a professional marketer is that there is rarely, ever, enough time, budget, resources or bandwidth to plan, design, build, launch and manage every campaign as we would if we could. I get that. We all make compromises. And yet it’s because of those compromises that campaigns often don’t perform as well as they should, and so, results fail to meet expectations.
25 B2B Engagement Tactics For All Marketing Funnel Stages
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
With the myriad of available B2B marketing engagement opportunities, which strategies should marketers use, and at what point in the buying journey? At which of the marketing funnel stages are prospects prepared for various types of outreach? Here are 25 different engagement tactics, organized by funnel stage, and designated by category -- content, social, paid media, direct mail, and events.
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 Great Big List of 23 Types of B2B Marketing Campaigns, by Funnel Stage
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Need ideas on how to generate high quality demand and turn prospects into customers? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of 23 types of B2B marketing campaigns, as well as descriptions of when they are typically appropriate to use. The list is broken down by stage of the funnel. This could be a “contact us” form or a form to download gated content, such as an ebook. Brand campaign.
Matrix of 31 Marketing Funnel Metrics [Infographic]
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Marketing funnel metrics are always at the forefront of a B2B marketer’s mind. We’re constantly looking at conversion rates, cost data, social shares, open rates, and click-throughs -- just to name a few. While different teams focus on different metrics (because we’re all running different marketing strategies), how do all of these metrics compare to each other? click to enlarge).
New Buyer Insights Needed To Unlock Growth In An Era Of B2B Digital Transformation
MARCH 6, 2017
Illustration entitled Insight by Yu Luck. The digitization of the global business economy has been taking place at an unprecedented rate. Consider this. Approximately forty years ago, 83% of the market value of the S&P 500 were tied to tangible assets – physical products. Today, the complete reverse has happened. Such transformation will also redefine what it means to acquire buyer insights.
MarTech: Top 100 Influencers and Brands
JANUARY 18, 2017
Martech is the blending of marketing and technology, with the aim of streamlining processes to achieve marketing goals and objectives. 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. 22.78.
How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel
Generate more leads. Better leads. Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. And content fuels it all.
The 21 Best Content Curation Tools
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves. Expert summary compilations (example: Soulati Media ). Expert interview roundups (example: iDigic ). GetApp.
7 not-quite-predictions for marketing technology in 2016
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Most people suck at accurately predicting the future. I’m one of them. I 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. I thought it was a reasonably solid bet. So I earned a solid “F” on my one concrete prediction. ” (A). Huge opportunities here.
The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools
JANUARY 10, 2017
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. 1) Google Search Console.
Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?
B2B Marketing Insider
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content. Many marketers don’t take the full scope of freshness seriously enough, favoring new content but neglecting […]. The post Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google? Content Marketing
The 9 Circles of B2B Marketing Hell
JULY 20, 2016
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.
Email 101: Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know
MARCH 22, 2017
To be successful in driving engagement from business buyers, it’s not enough that marketing content simply be relevant to the individual reader. To be information of value, that same content needs to be useful, and at a very fundamental level it needs to tell the reader something he or she doesn’t already know. Sounds obvious, right? And even then, they should be as short as possible.
Rethinking Buyer Personas In An Era Of Digital Transformation
JANUARY 22, 2017
by Louis Prado. In the past five years, we have seen exponential disruption each year in multiple markets. Digital technologies and resulting transformation turning markets literally inside out. Fundamentally reshaping markets in five years’ time compared to the fifty to seventy years it may have taken to build up a market. Revenues falling by as much as 40% and many drivers switching to Uber.
4 Ways You Can Humanize Marketing and Build Relationships
Type A Communications
MARCH 21, 2017
March 21, 2017 by Brian Carroll We need to stop treating our customers like objects with our marketing and treat them like people. Be human first by recognizing their humanity. So how. read more. Creativity Marketing Brian Carroll Customer Experience Empathy marketing sales
A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations
Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth.
3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing
DECEMBER 27, 2016
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.
How to develop buyer personas for B2B marketing
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
Creating buyer personas is a powerful way to build the audience understanding every B2B marketing department needs for success, and an essential part of your campaign research. b2b promotional campaigns buyer personas
The Perfect Close
Your Sales Management Guru
MARCH 13, 2017
The Perfect Close. -a a book review-. 21 page corners turned over! For those past readers of this blog and my book reviews you know that is an excellent rating. For those of you that are new, whenever I read a new book, I read it with a pen in hand and I fold over the corners of those pages with high value. Believe me James Muir’s book, The Perfect Close is a great add to any sales library. Books
Five Strategies for Improving Customer Experience
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Guest post by Brooke Cade. As a marketing professional, you understand customers are your firm’s most valuable assets. They are the key to your brand’s ultimate success and survival. However, dialing into customer loyalty and determining what it takes to improve customer retention isn’t always easy. Image credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery. Make Their Experience Personal. Price and Value.
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.
How Sujan Patel Writes Six Top-Ranking Blogs Every Week
MARCH 3, 2017
As a content marketer, everything you do revolves around producing the best content as quickly as possible. However, in a world where competition for views is high, how can you strike a balance between quality and quantity? Sujan Patel, author, blogger, public speaker and co-founder of multiple startups including Mailshake and Narrow, has an answer.
The Psychology of Colors in Content Marketing
B2B Marketing Insider
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Design plays an important part in content marketing. An interesting looking site is more likely to retain the attention of visitors than something boring or simply average. In turn, sites that rely on content marketing tactics like blogging need to use images to help break up the text and give their readers’ eyes a break. […]. Content Marketing
Is Influencer Marketing 2017’s Most Trendy Trend?
B2B Marketing Insider
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
What is the most powerful trend in marketing right now? That would be influencer marketing according to one recent survey which says influencer marketing is providing a 960% return on investment. How has this type of marketing proved to be so wildly successful, so quickly? How many companies are able to mimic these returns or is […]. appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.
5 Bold Ideas for Content Strategists in 2017
B2B Marketing Insider
JANUARY 10, 2017
You’re a high-level thinker. A 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 […].
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.
30 Seconds to Killer Storytelling Anytime, Anywhere
Type A Communications
MARCH 2, 2017
March 2, 2017 by Carla Johnson I’ve written about how high-quality storytelling can take companies out of the commodity conundrum and actually help raise prices. That’s great!” readers tell me. read more. Change Management Marketing Storytelling Carla Johnson Emma Coates Pixar Pixar Storytelling storytelling Type A Communications
9 Ways B2B Analytics Can Optimize Marketing Strategies
MARCH 10, 2017
Attempting B2B marketing optimizations without accurate analytics is like flying blind. But which B2B analytics platforms are best equipped for certain types of measurement? And especially when a marketer is focused on down-funnel results, which optimization practices can help to achieve those revenue goals and KPIs? B2B ANALYTICS 01 -- Use lead scores to trigger marketing activities and workflows.
Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends and Challenges
Industrial Marketing Today
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
For the past four years, I have downloaded and read research reports on Manufacturing Content Marketing in North America published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). I believe 2014 was the first year that CMI published its annual Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends report specifically for B2B manufacturing content marketing. This is only a content summary.
Are You Measuring Event Marketing The Right Way?
MARCH 20, 2017
For many B2B marketing departments, event marketing takes up a significant portion of the budget. According to the State of Pipeline Marketing Report 2016, 72.2% of B2B marketers invest in conferences and/or tradeshows, the sixth most commonly used channel. While events can be highly effective opportunities, they pose a measurement challenge for many marketers. did you make contact?
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.