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Use Marketing Automation The Right Way

ANNUITAS

Several days ago, Mitch Joel, who is the President of Mirum, wrote a compelling piece on the misuse of marketing automation. could not agree more with his statements made in the article about how so many organizations are using marketing automation (and many other marketing technologies) in the wrong way in an attempt to garner the attention of their buyers. Still, we need to do it right.”.

Data’s Role in Predictive Analytics Marketing

B2B Lead Blog

Unless you’re an expert in palm reading or tarot cards, you probably don’t have the ability to see into the future. Even though you may not have the technology (or superpowers) to know exactly what the future holds, you do have the next best thing: data. Data fuels predictive marketing, a strategy that helps in […]. Data Quality Management

8 Examples of B2B Businesses Managing Powerful LinkedIn Pages

KoMarketing Associates

There’s no doubt that LinkedIn is one of the most effective social media lead generators for B2B marketers, offering businesses the chance to tell their brand story in a unique and meaningful way. On the other hand, many B2B brands still struggle to engage their audience on the platform. For each company page, we’ll look at what exactly they are doing to grab their audience’s attention.

How giving useful ideas and secrets builds trust

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I had coffee with a potential partner, and our conversation ebbed to us talking about business philosophy, marketing, and lead generation. talked about freely sharing ideas and helping people. He replied something like,  “I think companies [like yours] give away too many of their trade secrets on their website and blogs. They provide too much information freely. ” My response.

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150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

It’s normal to be bad before you’re good

Biznology

attended Ira Glass ‘ talk at Wolf Trap last Saturday and my take-away is :  it’s normal to be bad before you’re good. That’s not a license to suck, it’s a challenge that as long as your writing is concise, your audio is clear, and your video is well-lit enough, then the rest of it is really a rabbit hole. 3)  Don’t let your tools get in the way of your creativity.

5 Ways Marketing Automation Builds True Customer Loyalty

B2B Marketing Insider

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

ScribbleLive Acquires Linkdex, The Enterprise SEO Platform

ScribbleLive

There are roughly 4.75 billion indexed pages across the world wide web, and an estimated 3.5 billion daily Google searches. Businesses that are serious about improving their digital visibility need solutions to create the best content for both their audiences and search engines like Google. Merging Content Marketing With SEO. Content marketing and SEO have never been more co-dependent , but both disciplines tend to live separately at an operational level. ScribbleLive combines predictive analytics with content planning, creation, and distribution technologies. What The Acquisition Means.

What We Learned By Filming Our First B2B Case Study Video

bizible

At Bizible, we realize that customers are our best salespeople. After all, they know better than anyone the value Bizible provides and how helpful our customer success team is when there are bumps on the road to making every marketing dollar profitable. We’ve dedicated an entire page to highlight our customer’s stories and how they’ve overcome marketing challenges by using Bizible.

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Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation – and yet, many assets fail to provide true ROI. Download the eBook to avoid the three top problems that keep content from living up to its potential.

How to 'Un-Stock' Your Photography: 8 Examples That'll Change the Way You Choose Photos

Hubspot

With 46% of marketers reporting that photography is critical to their current marketing and storytelling strategies, it should come as no surprise that quality photos are in high demand. Trouble is, most commercially available photos on the internet were taken to visualize broad overall concepts rather than concrete messages. That means they can be used in all sorts of campaigns.

How To Measure Paid Media ROI (ROAS)

bizible

Paid Media - whether it’s search, social, display, etc. - is a critical component of every B2B marketing plan. It ensures that your brand and your content is seen by a targeted audience and, compared to many other marketing channels, it’s scalable. But as any paid media practitioner knows, getting the right people to click on your ads is no easy task, especially at a cost effective rate.

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One Third of CMOs Not Integrating Within Digital Channels

It's All About Revenue

It’s no secret that the best customers are the ones who engage with brands across multiple channels. It’s not surprising, therefore, that the brands who deliver value to customers across channels see strong growth. How much growth? Companies with strong cross channel customer engagement see a 9.5% year-over-year increase in annual revenue. Ok so far so good, right? From Within.

The Making of Vidyard’s New Website Product Tour Videos

Vidyard

Recently, Vidyard quietly launched our new website. Being who we are, and believing so strongly in the power of video, we knew that video would have to be front and center in how we told our story and explained our product to our website visitors. We created a homepage video, of course, but that wasn’t enough. So how did we create this product video tour? Pre-Production. The message. Concept.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

The Science Behind Better CTAs

Hive9

When an act of marketing draws attention to your business, that feels like a win. But if a prospect stops there, then your marketing isn’t truly doing its job. Hive9

3 Basics For Benchmarking

ANNUITAS

Individuals measure themselves in so many areas – we gather data, compare and contrast achievements, performance, revenue, strategies, fun (FOMA) and any number of the other areas. As with most things, the data itself is only valuable if you provide context, or better yet, a benchmark against other data points to obtain an understanding of performance and trends. 2.Keep it simple-. If not, skip it.

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Why So Many Email Marketers Are Worried About Spamhaus

It's All About Revenue

The talk this week in Deliverability has centered around a rash of Spamhaus listings. The narrative is that someone set off a massive number of “list bombs” (entering tons of email addresses at sites without CAPTCHA or Confirmations) which targeted websites that didn’t have any confirmation capabilities. Those addresses were then added to the lists of those sites. No Denying It.

Data-Driven Marketing Tactics: 3 Technologies Optimizing Customer Experience

It's All About Revenue

A convergence of marketing and advertising technologies is occurring. Performance advertisers know that data insights and integrations form the core of a winning campaign, both from a creative and a revenue standpoint. But many aren’t taking full advantage of the information they have access to. Enter Data Management. ” Better Data Technology. It can drive KPIs in real time. 
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Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Between November 5 and November 17, we surveyed 601 marketers with an 18-question online survey. A few weeks later, Adweek sent the questionnaire to 144 additional marketers. As the survey was answered by nearly our entire population target, the calculated margin of error was approximately 1 percent. Here's what we learned.

Social Media Audiences Are Great, But Email Audiences Are Better

Act-On

Which would you rather have: 3,000 email newsletter subscribers or 30,000 social media followers? Choose carefully … it’s a trick question. It’s a trick question because I bet you know the answer. You opted for the subscribers because you’ve been around the block. You know that while social media represents a vast potential audience, the engagement rates are awful. We’re not done yet.

How to select the perfect B2B data vendor

Biznology

Most B2B marketers rely on customer data from third party suppliers. But how do you choose among the myriad data providers out there? Just To get started, you need to identify your business and marketing objectives.  Let’s look at this process in detail. Here are some examples. Data needs for acquisition. Criteria for vendor evaluation. The data product. Criterion. Considerations. Quantity.

The reality of online influence and the only thing that matters

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I used to be a big shot. In my corporate marketing days, I was among the top 1 percent on the company organizational chart. I was awarded seven patents and I earned two masters degrees. closed the biggest deal in the company’s history, worth more than $5 billion in sales. As far as I know, I was the only employee who had earned this twice. The frenzy was over. No emails. No calls. True story.

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Why it’s a very good sign that people don’t read your content

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark W. Schaefer. Over the past year, I have really enjoyed delighting audiences with tales from my book The Content Code. And my favorite story from my speech goes like this: When I started out as a blogger, I had no idea what I was doing. I was working so hard, and creating content that was pretty darn good. And yet, nobody was reading my posts, commenting, or sharing. I was frustrated.

Content Strategy for Marketing

Learn about the benefits and key considerations in developing a content strategy for marketing that's sustainable, scalable and sale-able.

This Week in Content Marketing: A Content Marketing Approach Is Strategic, Actually

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this episode, Robert and I debate a TechCrunch article’s claims that content marketing isn’t actually strategic. We Rants and raves include Blab’s decision to go silent, and the benefits of automated content creation. This week’s show. Content marketing in the news.

How to be a marketing maverick in an old-fashioned industry

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Elaine Ball, {grow} community member. What if I told you that I could get your target customers to wear your branding on their butt ? That these customers would actually be coming up to you , asking to put your branding on their butt? Oh yeah, I saw that eye roll. And I know what you’re thinking. These guys are as straight-laced and serious as they come. But that’s where you’re mistaken.

The Five Best Pinterest and Instagram Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Increasing use of mobile devices combined with the popularity of “snackable” information have made visual content an increasingly important component of content marketing. Greater use of visual communication has in turn made Instagram and Pinterest two of the fastest-growing social networks. Google Review Count:  269. ” —  StoreYa Blog. Google Review Count:  193. Pricing:  free.

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Improve Your Content Marketing Strategy With These 7 Tips

B2B Marketing Insider

With all the blogs, social media posts, eBooks, whitepapers, and videos you create, how do you make sure you are achieving the right results with your content marketing? You probably have a few metrics you’re tracking to measure how well your content is performing. You may also have a publishing schedule and a list of content […]. Content Marketing

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

5 Ways to Get Personal With Your Audience at Scale

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Patrick Groover As marketers, we’re in a race–a race to capture and hold the attention of our target audiences. Yet on the open road of the internet, it can sometimes feel like we don’t know which way is North. If you’re spending more time aligning your campaigns and content in a cohesive manner than distributing them, it may be time to review your go-to-market strategy.

How to Consistently Accelerate Buying Decisions

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

How many "stuck" opportunities are you struggling with right now? If you're like most sellers, these prospects drive you nuts. They don't reply to your emails. They fail to return your calls. You even begin to wonder if you misjudged their interest

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How 8 Agencies Are Building Their Brands on Snapchat

Hubspot

When Snapchat first emerged on the scene back in 2011 , it was excusable to dismiss the ephemeral photo-sharing platform as just another shiny piece of millennial bait. But things have changed. The once niche app has grown into one of the least ignorable social media forces in the industry, wooing marketers with its command of more daily active users than Twitter. Username: @marcelagency.

Google is Cracking Down on Intrusive Mobile Pop-Ups: Here's What Marketers Need to Know

Hubspot

Google is no stranger to algorithmic change. And usually, those changes are made for the sake of the user. Looking at a history of Google's product announcements , usability is usually at the heart of the modification. So when Google announced its impending smackdown on mobile pop-up ads earlier this week, it came as no surprise that the major reason behind it was to enhance the user experience.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.

A reasonable plan to scale content marketing efforts

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Brooke Sellas, {grow} Contributing Columnist. question: How can I scale content marketing efforts? have tasks assigned to myself in our project management tool that ping me each month about creating more in-depth content. I’m constantly resetting due dates and putting this off. Are you in the same boat? Hopefully, it helps you too. Scale Content Marketing With A Solid Foundation. Repeat.