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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.

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

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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.

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

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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A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

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

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Over Two Thirds of CMOs Name Mobile Marketing a Top Priority For 2017

It's All About Revenue

Smartphones have been declared a device that people “can’t live without” With over two billion smartphones in use globally, mobile marketing presents an effective and personal way for companies to engage with their customers. The above is an excerpt from the Executive Summary of a new report from Constellation Research. And no, I will not state that 2017 is the year of mobile.

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The Revenue Focused SEO Keyword Strategy For B2B Marketers

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Keyword performance is difficult to predict. With limited keyword data available it’s often a guess as to which keywords will generate revenue. But that doesn’t mean B2B marketers have to blindly trust instinct when creating findable content for search engines. In this post we present a way to measure the value of keywords and content marketing performance in terms of revenue. Now what? Conclusion.

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

7 Trends That Will Change Social Media in 2017

Hubspot

It’s the start of another year, which means you’re probably back in the office after vacation, hard at work on your New Year’s resolution. And if you’re a marketer, you may also be fine-tuning your strategic plan for success in 2017. In this blog post, we’ll dive into what happened in 2016 , what we think social media managers should expect in 2017, and how to plan for these changes. Good question.

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.

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.

A Look Back at Modern Marketing in 2016

It's All About Revenue

Modern Marketing has come a long way in 2016. More leading brands are using marketing technology to better understand their customers and provide a better customer experience than ever before. Data is part of nearly every marketing conversation. Customer obsession and experience is the main focus. But this has also created a culture of more, more, more. Asking “Why?”

3 Reasons to Adopt a Scalable Marketing Automation Platform

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Cassidy Milder Every growing organization has important thresholds to cross. For startups, the thresholds could include the day you incorporate, the day you get your first investment, or the day you start making a profit. But growing companies can hold themselves back when they grow beyond the tools that they use. That’s when it’s time to evaluate a new platform.

CEOs To Marketers: CMOs Need To Focus On Revenue Growth

B2B Marketing Insider

Today’s marketing leaders are stuck in a Catch-22. Create CMO-driven revenue growth. And figure out how to do it in a way that we modern consumers don’t hate. What was once the role of the Chief Marketing Officer has been completely cast aside. We have gone from “brand ambassadors” asking agencies to create hard-to-measure ad campaigns, […]. Marketing Strategy

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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.

13 Logo Design Trends to Watch for in 2017 [Infographic]

Hubspot

We demand a lot from logos. They have to be simple, yet still convey the ethos of the brand in a way that resonates with consumers. They have to be timeless and distinct, but still modern and consistent with contemporary graphic design trends. It's a lot to ask of a single symbol. As any designer will surely tell you, designing a logo that meets these varied expectations is no easy task.

Getting Started with Marketing Attribution Analysis

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Marketing attribution offers rich, new data by connecting marketing efforts to metrics throughout the entire funnel, all the way down to revenue. Judging by the number of saved reports we have in Salesforce, there are seemingly limitless amounts of analysis that you can do with the data. If that sounds familiar to you, you don’t need my help with marketing attribution analysis.

7 Things Your Email Deliverability Consultant Wish You Knew

It's All About Revenue

As an email marketer, you know email marketing success depends on sustainable inbox placement, but there is a lot of conflicting information out there. What do you really need to know about deliverability? Here are 7 key takeaways to help you think about deliverability in a new light this year. 1. How much is too much? Sit in your customer's chair. " 2.You get the reputation you deserve.

4 B2B Marketing Tips for Running Successful PPC Campaigns

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Divya Dutt When I joined Marketo three years ago, I had previous experience running paid search campaigns at a B2C company. However, I quickly realized that pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns for typical B2B products are very different from those for B2C. PPC campaigns for B2B and other considered purchases typically have longer sales cycles, so marketers may not be able to prove ROI right away.

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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.

2017: The Year Attribution and Metrics Become Symbiotic

B2B Marketing Insider

You would think that, with all the advances in technology, insights and automation, Marketing has leapt forward with an increased understanding of how initiatives correlate to business performance. We’ve made developments in digital to improve targeting, to scale relevant audiences and to develop customized communications based on enhanced insights.

4 Education Marketing Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017

Hubspot

Content, SEO and email marketing are not going away but it's important to stay ahead of the curve so you don't fall behind. Here are some of 2017 education marketing trends that will help you to stay ahead of the curve. Video Goes Big and Goes Live. The powerhouse engagement stats for video content keep growing. People watch more content online. Next year, it's all about live video. On which visit?

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How to Create Powerful Customer Testimonials Using Video

Vidyard

Smart companies create customer testimonials. So their potential customers can hear from (and relate to) people just like them. They learn why they should buy a product and how it could be beneficial to solving their problems. But these days, customer testimonials need to be better, more engaging, more interesting than they ever have been before. But what goes into a customer testimonial video?

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5 Steps to Account-based Marketing Success

ViewPoint

ABM drives bigger, better deals. Most marketing and sales folks I talk to agree … in theory. Many are still trying to figure out how to put ABM principles in place. If you fall into this category, and are looking for actionable how-tos, take a look at the account-based marketing primer just published and available now on SlideShare. The deck outlines the 5 steps you need to apply the super-targeted approach to reaching out to prospects that is ABM: Identify Targets and Target Roles. Focus on who needs you the most to avoid wasted effort. Segment and Stratify. Map content to audiences of one.

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.

How to Hire a Digital Marketing Agency: Red Flags and Key Questions

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Mike Tomita Let’s face it, even the savviest marketing teams sometimes don’t have the bandwidth to take on digital marketing , which is a strategy in itself. Digital marketing agencies help businesses by creating comprehensive online strategies and optimizing their digital presence through paid search, display advertising, SEO, content creation , and social media. Do they have experience? 

2017 - “The Year of Value”

The ROI Guy

As you and your team kickoff the New Year, there are some important research findings you should factor into your 2017 sales enablement and content strategy. Despite these challenges, most organizations are not investing enough time and effort into their value messaging and selling initiatives, with 60% of companies indicating their programs need improvement, or moreover, a major redesign.

The Most Important Way to Keep Your Marketing Resume out of the Trash

B2B Marketing Insider

There’s a great irony among the marketing profession. Most marketers are quite good at what they do—whether it be promoting a product, building a brand, or selling a service. But when it comes to marketing themselves, many fall short of putting together a compelling message that convinces employers of their talent and experience. One place […]. Marketing Strategy

5 Interview Questions to Assess Emotional Intelligence

Hubspot

Emotional intelligence is more than just a buzzword. The ability to emphasize with others, build lasting relationships, and manage emotions in a healthy way has been proven time and time again to be one of the biggest indicators of workplace and interpersonal success. Among employees who fail to meet expectations during their first 18 months on the job, 23% fail due to low emotional intelligence.

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.

Tips for Testing and Measuring Marketing Campaigns to Improve Results

bizible

If you’re looking for ways to improve sales and profits in 2017 through marketing avenues, it’s important to always remember that top results aren’t all about increasing your budget and pumping out more and more strategies. Read on for some ways you can go about testing and measuring your marketing spend in 2017. Split Test Your Content Marketing. Test the Pricing of Your Goods or Services.

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7 Things That Illustrate What Marketers Think About the Future of Technology

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Chandar Pattabhiram Marketers are the first to feel the pressure of emerging technology. It comes from all sides; from competitors, as new tools come to market, are adopted, and become essential for effective strategies; and from customers, as individuals and businesses show preferences for new channels and methods of communication. We broke down the data by region. However, while U.S.

5 ways to use graphics to illustrate a complex idea

Biznology

One of the biggest challenges of any industry is explaining complex ideas in a way outsiders can understand. Whether a startup is trying to lure investors with a business plan or a department is trying to train other teams on their processes, specialized concepts can get complex and frustrate both the teacher and learner. Images Break Up Text to Aid Comprehension. Image via CopyPress.

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Reclaiming the Inbox: How Video Can Make Business Emails Personal Again

Vidyard

ViewedIt enables sales professionals, executive leaders and customer support teams to easily record personalized videos and add them to their email conversations. So we built ViewedIt,” says Michael Litt , CEO and co-founder of Vidyard. ViewedIt re-humanizes this type of business communication. It’s a win-win for all.”. Product Management: Record demos of new products and features. About Vidyard.

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.