The Future of Financial Services Marketing
MARCH 8, 2017
Opportunities ahead. Exciting things are happening in the world of financial services marketing. We joined many top brands at the 2017 LIMRA Distribution Conference for Financial Services last week and discussed some of the most modern trends facing the industry.
Creating a 2017 Marketing Roadmap for Success
JANUARY 11, 2017
It is the dawn of a new year, and with it comes a new lease on life, new gym memberships and new plans that will surely make this year better than the last. No matter your region, gender, ethnicity or job title, there will always be a level of hopeful optimism when looking to the new year.
Webinar: Marketing Automation at Every Stage
JANUARY 25, 2017
There are a vast number of marketing channels you have to consider each day. Managing the right mixture of marketing options and executing your efforts efficiently can leave you with a huge headache.
See You at the 2017 LIMRA Distribution Conference
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Opportunities ahead. We are pleased to announce we will be joining other top brands at the 2017 LIMRA Distribution Conference for Financial Services.
5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success
Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results
B2B Vs B2C Marketing Automation [Infographic]
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
I love dogs. I love big dogs, small dogs, energetic dogs, and lazy dogs. One of the most interesting part of dogs is that every breed was made for a specific purpose. Before the days of dogs as house pets, they were used for various types of work. No two breeds were bred to do the same thing.
Kick Up Your Content
MARCH 1, 2017
Is your content boring? Good news, it doesn’t have to be! B2B content gets a bad rap for being lifeless and limiting. However, with different channels playing intricate roles with one another, content is only boring if you build it that way.
What Does Employee Engagement Have to Do With Marketing?
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Have you ever encountered service at a store or restaurant so horrible that you never went back? If so, you’ve witnessed a perfect example of the impact employee engagement can have on both the customer experience and the bottom line.
Three Signs You are in Need of White Label Marketing Automation
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
What does white label mean, and why is white labeled marketing automation a vital technology for so many businesses? According to Drew Gainor of the Young Entrepreneur Council , white label refers to “a fully supported product or service that’s made by one company but sold by another.
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.
Email Marketing Trends and Stats
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
Email marketing consistently ranks among the highest ranking channels producing revenue and a strong return on investment.
The One 2017 New Year’s Marketing Resolution You Must Keep
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
It’s a month into the New Year already! Did you know that you could have been maximizing your branded communications with a marketing automation platform this whole time?
Attracting New Customers with Targeted Multi-Channel Marketing
DECEMBER 28, 2016
Adjust your stance. Check. Hold the club using the correct grip. Check. Swing through the ball after impact. Check. Golf can be a challenging sport to play, but with the proper training, and lots of patience, you can be successful.
2017 Marketing Trends to Watch
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Where did the year go? As 2016 comes to a close, all of us here at Distribion would like to wish you a joyous holiday season and a very happy New Year. We hope that you take in all of the cheer of the season and that your endeavors in 2017 come with great happiness and success.
Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing
As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.
4 Ways to Revolutionize Your Content with Personalized Marketing
DECEMBER 14, 2016
The biggest missed opportunity in content marketing is playing it too safe. Compelling content is only possible when it’s rooted in strategy and insight.
Killer Content Marketing
JANUARY 18, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Distribion has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Killer Content Awards for our work on our latest ebook, Reply All. The winning finalists will be presented during the 2017 B2B Marketing Exchange in late February.
3 Rules to Email Marketing
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Email marketing drives more conversions than any other marketing channel, including search and social. Yet, many companies find it challenging for their emails to reach their target audience who would convert in the first place.
How to Incorporate Webinar Promotion into Your Multi-channel Marketing Mix
MARCH 22, 2017
Leading organizations are discovering how effective it is to run webinars as part of their marketing strategy for increased brand awareness and lead generation.
5 Things Marketers are Thankful for This Year
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Get your comfortable pants because Thanksgiving has arrived. Yes, this weekend can be chaotic for shoppers brave enough to fight the urge to hit the snooze button and decide to battle it out for Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals.
The M.E.R.R.Y. List of Holiday Email Marketing Tips
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Is your brand ready for the holiday season madness? eMarketer estimates that overall retail sales grew by 3.5% last year during the core holiday season months of November and December, and eCommerce purchasing has grown between 13-16% year over year in the past five years.
National Trivia Day 2017
JANUARY 4, 2017
Marketing has changed. As cliche as that may sound, marketing has evolved from what was once a one-way shouting match between brands competing for customer attention to a two-way discussion, interaction and relationship between a brand and its unique customers.
How to Respond to Negative Customer Feedback on Social Media
MARCH 29, 2017
Transform negative social media feedback to positive relationships. How you respond to negative customer feedback online is key — don’t blow it! As far as hobbies go, I’m a bit of a makeup geek.
How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel
Generate more leads. Better leads. Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. And content fuels it all.
The Best Content Marketing Examples
B2B Marketing Insider
JANUARY 9, 2017
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.)
How The Content Illusion Is Leading Marketing Astray In The Era Of Digital Transformation
FEBRUARY 5, 2017
Illustration by Hea Poh Lin. In the past five years, the often-unquestioned hymnal has been that to succeed in today’s digital world, businesses must produce content. Produce high-quality content, yes. But, produce massive amounts of it to get in front of customers.
The 4 Levels of Sales Intelligence
Your Sales Management Guru
MARCH 20, 2017
The Four Levels of Sales Intelligence. By Jeb Blount, Author of Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal. The speed and complexity of the modern marketplace is the domain of intellectual agility.
Reboot Buyer Insights To Drive B2B Growth
MARCH 12, 2017
Illustration by Gregory Cresnar. B2B companies are faced with the most transformative era in business history.
The B2B Demand Gen Marketing Playbook
To build integrated, data-driven programs, demand gen marketers need diverse, compelling content at every stage of the buyer's journey.
The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
If you can say anything about marketers, it’s that we love obituaries. Yes, we love to declare things dead. Inbound Marketing? The MQL? Lead Funnels?
An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
The reality of life as a professional marketer is that there is rarely, ever, enough time, budget, resources or bandwidth to plan, design, build, launch and manage every campaign as we would if we could. I get that. We all make compromises.
25 B2B Engagement Tactics For All Marketing Funnel Stages
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
With the myriad of available B2B marketing engagement opportunities, which strategies should marketers use, and at what point in the buying journey? At which of the marketing funnel stages are prospects prepared for various types of outreach?
The Great Big List of 23 Types of B2B Marketing Campaigns, by Funnel Stage
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Need ideas on how to generate high quality demand and turn prospects into customers? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of 23 types of B2B marketing campaigns, as well as descriptions of when they are typically appropriate to use. The list is broken down by stage of the funnel.
5 Reasons Your Sales Reps Aren’t Getting Enough Qualified Leads
MARCH 29, 2017
Earlier this year, I talked to a CMO at a B2B tech company whose sales counterpart was lobbying strongly for the company to adopt Account-Based Marketing (ABM) as part of their demand generation strategy. The reason?
B2B Marketing Experience: The Case For and Against Gated Content
MARCH 24, 2017
Gated content—ebooks, reports, and other downloads hidden behind a form—has long been a part of the B2B playbook. If you’re going to take the time and effort to put together a great PDF download, you should be getting something of value (contact information) in return, right? Right?
Matrix of 31 Marketing Funnel Metrics [Infographic]
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Marketing funnel metrics are always at the forefront of a B2B marketer’s mind. We’re constantly looking at conversion rates, cost data, social shares, open rates, and click-throughs -- just to name a few.
MarTech: Top 100 Influencers and Brands
JANUARY 18, 2017
Martech is the blending of marketing and technology, with the aim of streamlining processes to achieve marketing goals and objectives. In this digital age, there is a huge demand for marketing technology to provide marketers with the tools they need to succeed.
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.