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20 Experts Provide Their Content Marketing Predictions For 2016

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Last week I ran my own content marketing prediction : A Correction In The Advertising Market. The leading marketing trend of 2016 will be the maturing of  the age of ad blocking. think we’ll see a massive correction in the advertising market. Ads we are willing to pay an ad blocker to avoid. This will drive an increase in content marketing budgets. But what the heck do I know? Carlos Hidalgo. 1.

Top 5 B2B Marketing Tactics You Can’t Ignore

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In our ever-advancing world, it can be hard to keep up – for B2B marketers, especially. Seemingly every week there is a new marketing tactic to not just analyze for validity and endurance, but to learn, implement and take advantage of. Notably online, there are endless marketing platforms, software and tools, each promising to fulfill […]. Marketing Strategy

How Branding Can Make or Break The Customer Experience

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Branding is the art of influencing customers’ perceptions. For better or worse, customers use these impressions when interacting with your brand. Marty Neumier, author of The Brand Gap, describes branding as “…a person’s gut feeling about a product, service, or company. When enough individuals arrive at the same gut feeling, a company can be said […].

What If Brands Stopped Thinking “Content” & Started Thinking Something Else?

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Ah, “content.” The Tupperware of the internet. Just saying “content” brings to mind a hollow shell, a container. And so us marketers plod along, obsessing over exactly that. We talk about “pieces” and “deliverables” or even name the things — posts, ebooks, tweets, videos — rather than agonize over the stuff inside, i.e. the stuff the audience is really […]. Content Marketing

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

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

5 Ways to Create Super-Addictive Loyalty Programs

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You want customers to love your brand. Well, loyalty doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with building a quality relationship with your consumers. To reach “cult loyalty” status, like Apple’s fanatics, customers must identify with your brand on a deeper level. And one way to achieve that is through well-developed loyalty programs. It gives your company […].

The Right Way To Produce Content for the Holidays

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It’s here. The holiday season. Everybody’s minds turn to gift giving and preparing for family and friend to visit. It can be hard to plan content for this time of year because people’s buying habits change so much. Deciding the right tactic is hard, especially when combined with the stress that comes at the end […]. Content Marketing

What Successful B2B Content Marketers Are Doing Differently [Research]

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62% of B2B marketers say their organization’s content marketing efforts are much more or somewhat more successful compared to a year ago. This was just one of the key findings from the seventh annual B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends research from Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs released last month. This year’s study […]. Content Marketing

6 Secrets To Boost Your B2B Content Marketing Efforts In 2017

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70% of B2B marketers expect their organizations to produce more content next year, according to the latest annual B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends research from Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs. With so much B2B content out there competing for your target audience’s attention, what can you do to make sure your content […]. Content Marketing

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.

5 Amazing Ways to Spark B2B Marketing Creativity

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B2B marketing is the stepchild of the creativity family. Some people consider the B2B industry boring. Every now and then, you will hear executives complaining about how they can’t be creative in their marketing strategies. And how their team struggles to gain customer attention. Well, that’s not entirely true. Yes, we all have restrictions on […].

JW Marriott Ditches Commercials And Experiments With Branded Content

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Is advertising dying? Gabe Leydon, CEO of one of the world’s largest gaming companies Machine Zone, seems to believe so. You can read his critiques and watch his full interview at Re:Code/Media conference earlier this year here. And Leydon isn’t alone. David Beebe, a former media and marketing exec at Disney-ABC Television Group, who currently […]. Content Marketing

10 Tips to Align Your Sales and Marketing Teams

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Sales and marketing alignment is key to driving success regardless of your industry. It’s also an issue that many companies find to be a struggle. The disconnect stems from these teams’ seemingly disparate goals. The marketing team is expected to generate as many leads as possible, while the sales team is under pressure to turn […]. Sales Alignment

Stop Being a Wimp with Your Content and Discussions

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I love creating challenger sales and marketing content. For example, my article “CMOs Are Failing to Go Beyond Brand Awareness,” questions the actions of CMOs at organizations like Xerox, Wiley, Lithium, G2Crowd, and XOJet. And, in my recent series, I question the thoughts, ideas, actions and content of well-known LinkedIn marketing experts like Viveka von […].

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3 In Demand Skills Every Marketer Should Have In 2017

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It’s not easy being a marketer today. Marketing is an ever-changing industry, and to be successful today, marketers must possess a diverse skill set, everything from writing to editing, analytics, social media and even graphic design. So what skills will you need to know to keep up with this ever-evolving field? And what killer skills will be in […]. Content Marketing

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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.

Personalization Is The Future Of Content Marketing

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It’s becoming harder and harder to reach today’s consumers. Almost every marketer is creating and sharing new content about their brand every day. good content strategy with an effective distribution plan no longer guarantees that your content will get seen by your target audience. So how do you make sure the content you’re producing […]. Content Marketing

The Top 3 Trends in Content Marketing Right Now

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Say the word “trends” to a group of marketers and you’ll reflexively hear the word “data” or even better: “big data!” which may or may not then be followed by eye rolls (and if you’re lucky, awkward laughs). If you’re like most millennials, you may feel an urgent need to run in the opposite direction. […]. Content Marketing

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Why Aren’t You Co-Marketing?

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It’s time to team up to produce greater results. Co-marketing is a highly underutilized marketing technique for most companies. Because teams don’t truly understand the value of working with one another. “Co-marketing helps brands build a new audience, and get a new type of content in front of their audience,” says Amanda Sibley, Campaigns […]. The post Why Aren’t You Co-Marketing?

Is There Such A Thing As “Cheap” SEO?

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SEO is necessary – if you have a web-based business or even an app with just a web component, without search you’re nowhere. Throw in PPC, content marketing and social media as SEO firms go full-service, consider work on your website to restructure URLs, continuously tweak the information architecture to maximize crawlability, and SEO’s a lot […]. appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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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.

15 Must-Read Tweets from Top SaaS Marketing Influencers

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Your Twitter timeline is flooded. If you’re like me, you probably follow several different people. Everyone serves a purpose. So, you’re consuming a little news, some sports, and lots of influencers in your industry. And despite your efforts to read every tweet, you simply can’t. But don’t worry. I’ve curated the best tweets from the […]. Social Media influencers marketing SaaS

Why Customer-Focused Content Should Be A Priority

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There’s a shift happening right before our eyes. Research notes that “[c]ustomer-centric companies are 60% more profitable compared to companies that are not focused on the customer.” Gone are the days where marketers concentrated on company-centered messaging. Now, businesses must cater fully to their audience. And simply replacing a few words in your existing content […].

5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy

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Social media brings online conversations to life. According to a research study, 74% of all Internet users use social media. So, whether you strive to connect with a few customers or millions, it’s time to move your marketing efforts to platforms, like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. And with social media, content emerges. Consumers are sharing […]. Social Media Social Media Campaigns

5 Ways Marketing Automation Builds True Customer Loyalty

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It seems that somewhere along the way, customer loyalty became a forgotten objective of the marketing strategy. We focus on getting customers, and lots of them, through various methods, and often at any cost. But the cost of acquiring a new customer is five to twenty-five times higher than the investment required to keep an […]. Content Marketing

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.

10 Social Media Tools That Will Wow Your Followers and Make Them Click

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Are you looking for some tools that can take your social media engagement and conversions to the next level? Look no further. Here are our top 10 recommendations for social media tools that will wow your followers and get them to click on your opt-ins. 1. PromoRepublicPromoRepublic recently was rated first place in Product Hunt’s […]. Social Media

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The 12 Hottest Tools for Content Promotion

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Content marketing is nothing without good promotion. There are a lot of people furiously writing great blog posts, spending hours a day, hoping that an insane amount of new customers will magically find their content and purchase their app, solution, merchandise or something else. It doesn’t work that way. Promotion was important before content marketing […]. Content Marketing

28 Experts Reveal The Top Content Marketing Trends For 2017

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Content marketing is still one of the hottest topics on the minds of marketers. And And one of the biggest challenges for CMOs. To help you stay on top of the latest content marketing trends, every year I publish a list of the top trends and predictions we are seeing from around the marketing world. Joe Pulizzi, head […]. Content Marketing

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4 Ways to Survive a Social Media Disaster

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More than 90% of businesses maintain two or more social media channels. So, it’s no surprise that companies experience social media disasters. That’s when a post with insensitive comments (mostly due to ignorance or poor judgment) goes viral and destroys your brand’s message. Businesses aren’t usually prepared to handle the intensity of a full-scale online […].

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.

5 ways to refine your mobile marketing campaign and increase ROI

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Many mobile marketers like to tout the various benefits a well-defined marketing plan, however there are still lots of campaigns destined to flop due to poor research, lack of goals and mistimed opportunities. With thousands of how-to articles, case studies & data insights circling the web, how do marketers keep getting it wrong? Well as […].

6 Steps To Building An Effective Content Marketing Strategy

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If you’re completely new to content marketing, developing your content marketing strategy can seem like a rather daunting and impossible task. You’ve likely read a lot of blogs and even books on how to create a successful content marketing program, and are probably feeling pretty confused about what you should do next. If you’re not […]. Content Marketing

CMOs Are Behind On Disruptive Growth, And It’s Going To Cost Their Job [Research]

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Nearly 40% of CEOs say the CMO will be the first to go if business growth targets are not met, according to Accenture Strategy’s latest research ‘The C-level Disruptive Growth Opportunity,’ which surveyed over 500 CEOs and nearly 900 CMOs from organizations around the world. In spite of the fact that CEOs hold other C-level […]. Marketing Strategy

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How To Create Story-Driven Data Visualization In 5 Steps

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For many people, data can be deathly boring, comoplex and dry. And for marketers, particularly those in the B2B space, this is one of the toughest challenges they face when producing content every day. Customers and prospects want to see hard data that proves why your product or service is superior and will help them achieve their […]. Content Marketing

The B2B Marketer's Field Guide To Customer Engagement

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

Map Your Content To The Customer Journey

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What sort of experience do you provide to your customers? How can you ensure that you knock it out of the park every time you interact with an existing or potential customer? Knowledge is power when it comes to digital customer experience. You wouldn’t venture out into the wilderness without a map, and neither should […]. Content Marketing

IT Buyers Are Calling for a Change in How You Market & Sell to Them on LinkedIn

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IT Buyers Are Calling for a Change in How You Market & Sell to Them on LinkedIn If you want to reach, connect and engage with more IT buyers, then as a sales and marketing professional, you need to position yourself as an expert who wants to have a real relationship that’s based on up-front […]. Content Marketing B2B B2B Marketing LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling

15 SEO Tips And Tricks To Improve Your Content Marketing

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On his Quicksprout blog, Neil Patel once compared content marketing and SEO to “peanut butter and jelly,” saying, “you can eat them on their own, and they are delicious… but what happens when you combine them? They complement each other, right?” Even if, for some unfathomable reason you don’t actually like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches […]. Content Marketing

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WTF Does Mark Hamill Know About Content Marketing?

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This year’s Content Marketing World features a keynote from Mark Hamill, who played mythic hero Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. But what does Mark Hamill (or Luke Skywalker? Or Star Wars?) have to do with Content Marketing? I’ve asked this question before and came to some surprising conclusions. In short, content marketing can only succeed when […]. Content Marketing

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.