January, 2017

Biznology

Trending Sources

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.

New Year’s resolutions for digital marketers

Biznology

Since this is my first Biznology post of the year, it seemed appropriate to think about some New Year’s resolutions for digital marketers as you head into 2017. Adopt a test and learn mindset. Do you know how the most successful marketers continually win online? They focus on testing. Everything. Constantly. But they use data to inform and improve what their instincts suggest. Why’s that?

Social lead validation—the missing ingredient from most inbound LinkedIn marketing programs

Biznology

All sales leads are not equal. know this is something that most sales and marketing leaders understand and it’s why they put lead qualification and validation into most of their sales, marketing, and lead generation programs. They don’t want to waste time and money like the companies that Straight North recently evaluated. Of those 350,000, about half—178,000—were actual sales leads.

Has your Twitter engagement recently dropped?

Biznology

In the last couple weeks, the notifications I have been receiving via my @chrisabraham Twitter handle have plummeted. Serious chirping crickets. Here’s what I discovered and what I did to resolve the issue: first, be sure you’re on your Twitter Notifications page  and then check on the Notification Settings : Then you just have to choose how noisy you want it. like it nosiest!

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

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

Digital futurism, machines that learn, and the end of (our) jobs

Biznology

The holiday season and the first few weeks of every year is a time to reflect on the old and getting ready for the new, with no shortage of predictions about what the future will bring us. One of the things “the old” can teach us is how bad we are at predicting the near future. We know what the future will look like, but we don’t know exactly when that future will happen.

GPS 34

Is your marketing focus internal or external?

Biznology

If your marketing focus is on your products, your sales prices, your funnel, and your outcomes, you’ve got a problem. All the “yours” in that last sentence should be a pretty obvious clue. Your (ahem) primary focus as a marketer has to be on the needs and attitudes of your target market. Every other decision flows from what you know about your clients and their needs. Like this post?

Social media strategy leaders: Robert Bochnak

Biznology

Hello, Bob ! Can you please describe your professional background? How has your education and career brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? I am the Director of Social Media for the Harvard Business School Office of Alumni Relations. Before working at Harvard, I worked in communications for the Boston YWCA and Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

How brands use promotional clothing [infographic]

Biznology

The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) often surveys people who have received promotional products to gauge their effectiveness! Their research helps to show businesses how well-branded merchandise can help promote your brand and increase sales. This particular research survey we are featuring today is about branded clothing gifts such as t-shirts, hats, staff uniforms, etc.

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 fake news lesson for marketers: You will be a victim

Biznology

Fake news made headlines during the election, but the phenomenon is nothing new to marketers. Just ask Procter & Gamble (P&G). In early 2010, P&G’s rollout of the most dramatic improvement to its Pampers diaper brand in a quarter century was sidetracked for months by a loosely organized Facebook campaign that claimed that the new product caused diaper rash. Prepare a response strategy.

Digital marketing directions: key trends driving digital in 2017

Biznology

Are you confused and frustrated by the rapid pace of change in digital marketing? Do you find yourself struggling to get ahead or sometimes feeling that it’s hard to even keep up? In this free 30-minute Biznology® webinar below, Tim Peter tells you how to anticipate, analyze, and adapt to the changes coming to search, social, and content marketing in the New Year. Thanks to all our sponsors!

Mobile marketing must-haves in 2017

Biznology

It goes without saying that mobile marketing has seen some huge boons over the past 2-3 years. At the start of 2017, 70% of U.S. adults own a smartphone and Americans consume 60% of their digital media content on mobile apps. The dethroning of the desktop computer is leaving marketers in a scramble, trying to find better ways to maximize their mobile capabilities. Moving away from written content.

Don’t admit that you are old in digital marketing

Biznology

With a new year dawning and 2016 in the rear view mirror, I am recalling a recent article that explained that “ no one in tech will admit they are old.” The article explains that there is rampant age discrimination because younger people don’t believe that people my age know anything about technology. I don’t care. And I left that job in 2008, so I am even older now.

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.

Brand 124

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

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

The Best Content Marketing Examples

B2B Marketing Insider

Last year we published 99 Amazing Content Marketing Examples. There were actually 106 examples there but “99+” felt better. This year, the list has almost doubled. So I’m giving up on counting them (You can count them below.) But if you are you looking for the best content marketing examples you’ve come to the right […]. Content Marketing

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.

Tools 105

Rethinking Buyer Personas In An Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

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 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 ?

Search 133

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.

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.

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 […].

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

Banner 120

What is a Q&A Case Study? And Why is it Great for B2B Marketing?

Webbiquity

Guest post by Zachary Moore. Today, 88% of consumers look at reviews before making an online purchase. This trend makes case studies more important than ever. case study is more than a review or a testimonial. good case study paints a picture, tells a story. It highlights your successes in a way that turns potential buyers into actual customers. ” That’s what you’re aiming for. Big Names.

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.

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

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.

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.

Mobile 116

The Customer Experience Story: Seamless and Not So Seamless

It's All About Revenue

There is a real surge of interest and attention being paid by marketers to customer experience, and with good reason. In a highly crowded and fragmented marketplace, prospects need to be wooed and won over by brands. “Customer experience is your customers’ perceptions of how the company treats them. ” Toma Kulbyte, Super Office. Main Takeaways. Customer Experience

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.

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.

Five steps to high-performing B2B promotional campaigns

Tomorrow People

Find out how to plan, manage and optimise B2B marketing campaigns for success with our new content series: The CMO's definitive guide to high-performing promotional campaigns. CMO's definitive guide b2b promotional campaigns

2017: The Year of the Data Driven CMO

It's All About Revenue

Happy New Year everyone! hope everyone had a great holiday season and I wish nothing but the best for everyone in 2017 and beyond. Now, as for you, the CMOs of the world, as we wave goodbye to 2016, the time has come to wave goodbye to some bad habits when it comes to the use of data and data driven marketing. Survey Says: Wrong. Picture a group of marketers on the TV show Family Feud. Surveys?

CMO 106

The new standards for strategy and social media success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. I was recently interviewed for an international business magazine and offered my views of digital marketing transformation, social media success and the skills needed to succeed today. With permission, I’m providing this content to you today. . You’ve worked with a range of international businesses, government organizations and news organizations. It’s the company culture.

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.

3 Reasons Video is a Phenomenal Sales Tool [Infographic]

Vidyard

It was only yesterday that we shared 11 of our favorite free sales tools so it seems timely that today we’re diving into one of the tools with the greatest potential for you to stand out and drive results with your sales outreach. Video! And with good results. Check out this infographic we created in partnership with SalesLoft to see just how much you need video. Want to spread the word?

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.

B2C 93

Which Content Marketing Metrics Matter?

B2B Marketing Insider

‘We uncovered a bug in page insights. The bug has been live since May.’ ’ The update on metrics by Facebook showed erroneous measurements of how people interacted with content on the platform. statistical error undermined the trust of advertisers and publishers on Facebook, and the social media giant agreed to provide a third party […]. appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

The five great questions of content marketing

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. recently attended a conference where marketers wrote about their single biggest challenges. These issues were posted on a board and it was fascinating to observe! These five content-related posts stood out as the great questions representing the minds of the conference attendees: 1. Breaking through the noise. “We can create ‘great’ content, but how do we guarantee it is seen?

The B2B Marketer's Field Guide To Customer Engagement

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