2017

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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

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 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

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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A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

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

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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 Perfect Customer Marketer Job Description

Influitive b2b

Customer marketing is on the rise. According to Koyne Marketing’s 2017 State of Customer Marketing Report, 93% of organizations agree that customer marketing is important or very important to their revenue, and more than two-thirds are planning to boost their investment in customer marketing over the next year. In spite of this, many organizations still.

Slammed! Sales Management Book Camp

Your Sales Management Guru

KEN: Normally I do not use this blog to promote, but I have had many readers inquire about out training programs and I wanted to let everyone know about this special opportunity. Slammed! The New Sales Manager Boot Camp. We hear these comments all the time: Revenues are flat. have a problem growing sales profitably. We seem to react to every opportunity. To Learn More     [link].

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Why You Need to Focus on Video Marketing in 2017 [Infographic]

Hubspot

2016 saw a surge in the popularity of video as a content marketing format. From 360-degree videos to Facebook Live , marketers are responding to audiences' shorter attention spans by making content more interactive and visual -- and it's paying off. Video is growing to dominate your audience's online activity: 78% of people watch videos online every week, and 55% watch videos online every day.

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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 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 […].

7 Ways to Generate Leads on Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Lisa Marcyes When you hear the term lead generation, social media probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind…but maybe it should be. And according to a recent study by LinkedIn Pulse, B2B buyers who feel a “high brand connection” are 60% more likely to consider, purchase, and even pay a premium than “low brand connection” competitors. Special Offers. Polls and Surveys.

B2B Companies Who Don’t Implement Multi-Touch Attribution Will Fall Behind in 2017

bizible

According to data from the State of Pipeline Marketing Survey 2016, 83.3% of marketers who are using single-touch attribution are doing so because it’s easy to implement or because it is the legacy system. Essentially, they’re not using it because it gives them an accurate representation of marketing’s impact on revenue, but because it is the status quo. Greater ROI is just the beginning.

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.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

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

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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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!

6 Awesome Sales Call Conversation Starters

Vidyard

One of my favorite things about my team is that we are constantly focused on helping each other do better. After one of us finishes a call that doesn’t progress, someone may say something along the lines of, “Ah man, so close, I could have taken that somewhere!” That’s when we start discussing what happened in the call, and together try to figure out how we could have driven it better. Don’t sell.

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?

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.

The Secrets to Scalable Growth: How DiscoverOrg Crushed 2016

DiscoverOrg

I remember it so vividly that it’s crystal clear. Nearly a year ago on Monday, January 25th, 2016, during the review of our 2016 budget at the Board meeting, one of our Board members questioned whether we were sandbagging our aggressive budget and asked CEO Henry Schuck the quintessential question on every Board’s and CEO’s mind: “How can you grow the company faster?”. Really? Think about that.

6 B2B Online Marketing Predictions for 2017

KoMarketing Associates

This year, there are so many great things to look forward to when it comes to what’s next in B2B online marketing. Quite a few of the latest innovations come in social media , but there are also tons of great things you can do with photo, text, and video outside of platforms like Twitter and Facebook that can get you a lot of traction for your products and services. 360-Degree Photo and Video.

Which Blogging Tactics Produce the Strongest Results? [New Survey Data]

Hubspot

When it comes to business blogging, how much time do people put into creating posts? How long are their articles? What goes into them? How often do they publish new content? How do they promote their posts? Do they measure the results? The answers to any and all of the questions deliver interesting insights on the state of digital marketing. Let's take a look at some of the trends over the years.

9 Key Steps When Going From Concept to Content

B2B Marketing Insider

Coming up with an idea is the easy part. But it’s only one small piece of the pie. The biggest challenge is often taking that brilliant concept and turning it into content. You’ve been there. know you have, because we all have. You get a brilliant, game-changing idea for a piece of content that will shoot you (and your company) into content-marketing superstardom. Sales will skyrocket!

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.

4 Effective Methods to Increase Your Survey Response Rates

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Audra Sorman If you build it, they will come…right? When it comes to surveys, not necessarily. Like many of today’s savvy marketers, you’re probably looking for creative ways to bring in new leads or contacts and learn more about them, surveys being one of them. The Main Message: Make Them Feel Special. Consider incorporating this messaging: “We want to know what you think.” Probably not.

The Revenue Focused SEO Keyword Strategy For B2B Marketers

bizible

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.

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?

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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 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.

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.

The Six Best Screen Capture Tools

Webbiquity

Screen capture apps can be a simple yet valuable addition to any content marketer’s toolbox. They let you capture your computer screen or any portion of it and add annotation, as well as capture short animated sequences (e.g., to show mouse-click or mouse-over actions) as GIFs. Content is the basis of a web presence optimization strategy. Google Review Count:  222. Pricing:  free. HubSpot.

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Study says sedentary activities like blogging block impact of exercise

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Hiking with the non-sedentary Bill Strawderman. By Mark Schaefer. I set a world record on Christmas Day. received a new FitBit wearable fitness tracker and was the only person in history to put it on, wear it for three hours, and not record a single step. I was couch-bound. The company created a new achievement badge just for me — The Weekend at Bernie’s Badge. How about you?

This Week in Content Marketing: Native Advertising – Not the Savior Publishers and Brands Thought

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this first official podcast of 2017, Joe and Robert discuss the ad fraud “Methbot” issue and what it means for programmatic advertising. The Rants and raves include the history of video games and Generation Z.  This week’s TOM example: Purina’s Chase the Chuck Wagon. 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.