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10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing

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By Mark Schaefer. I’m often asked: “What is the next big thing in marketing?” ” This seems like a simple question, but I’m not sure I know any more. started thinking about this and came up with at least 10 “big things” that will profoundly impact my career, and yours. first posted this list on Facebook and it provoked some interesting comments. ” No.

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The C-Suite Squeeze: CMOs Turn Over at Unprecedented Rate

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February 21, 2017 by Carla Johnson What does it take to be an above-average CMO? According to recent research from Korn Ferry, it’s holding onto the C-suite chair for more. read more. Leadership Marketing Carla Johnson CMO Tenure Korn Ferry Russell Reynolds Type A Communications

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Matrix of 31 Marketing Funnel Metrics [Infographic]

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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. While different teams focus on different metrics (because we’re all running different marketing strategies), how do all of these metrics compare to each other? click to enlarge).

5 Smart Ways to Automate Your Marketing

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Need to do more with less? It’s a common challenge for marketers today. We’ve got limited budgets, limited time, limited staff – and yet our quarterly targets keep rising. For many of us, this means it’s time to apply some elbow grease. It’s time to hunker down, call home that we’ll miss dinner, and work through until the job is done. But you don’t necessarily have to work harder. In fact, I bet most of you are already pretty much at your limits. So when it’s no longer possible to just tack on more hours, it’s time to re-evaluate how you work. It’s time to become more efficient. How’d he do it?

How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel

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What Is Adaptive Analytics? And Why Does It Matter For B2B Marketers?

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Adaptive analytics is a new term for most B2B marketers. interviewed Dave Rigotti, VP of Marketing at Bizible, to get some insight into the newest technology in the B2B marketing analytics space. In the interview, he explains what adaptive analytics are, why it matters for B2B marketers in 2017 and beyond, and what it takes to get started. What is adaptive analytics?

How to Get More Leads From Social Media

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What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. Effectiveness vs. Difficulty for Lead Generation. There was another interesting thing in that report. We’ve seen it in a couple of places before: Lead quality is now more of a priority than lead quantity. It’s becoming pronounced, too. Goals vs. Barriers for Lead Generation. Well, yes.

Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?

B2B Marketing Insider

So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content. Many marketers don’t take the full scope of freshness seriously enough, favoring new content but neglecting […]. The post Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google? Content Marketing

What CMOs Can Learn From Eminem

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For those who do not know me, I am not exactly the biggest Eminem fan. Nothing against him or his music - just not my cup of tea. But, after reading a quote from him on one particular topic, I may have to start paying more attention to the man for what he said about this one topic correlates exactly to the message I am delivering today. " What Does This Mean To CMOs and Marketers? CMO Corner

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Major Changes Come to Content Marketing World 2017

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A few months after every Content Marketing World, I review each and every survey response about the event.  In 2016, about 800 of the 3,600 attendees completed the survey. always start with the good stuff – what did you like best, who was your favorite speaker. It’s like watching a video with both babies and puppies at one time. But I have to say, it does sting a bit. When But I digress. Diversity.

How to Create Evergreen Content with Lasting Engagement

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Anna Talerico Evergreen content is important for SEO, but does it really engage your audience? There’s a simple solution for keeping evergreen content engaging while retaining your rank: make sure your content experience evolves, even if the content itself remains evergreen. What Is Evergreen Content? Why Is It Important for SEO? Unlike news items that go out of style (e.g. conversion rate.

B2B Marketers: Wrong Way To Make The Right Impression On Your Prospects

B2B Marketing Insider

Your Marketing team has worked tirelessly over the past quarter constructing what they believe to be a pivotal and influential report. This report will be the foundation for the coming quarter’s Content Marketing strategy and more importantly demonstrate Marketing’s commitment to the Sales organization to drive net-new leads via thought leadership. All is well in […].

A Complete Guide To The Buyer Journey

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The buyer journey is often described in terms of content needs or customer needs. While these are important, there lacks a clear description of the buyer journey in terms of the goals and role of the marketer. The job the marketer is create revenue, and in order to get there they must succeed at each of the four stages of the buyer journey. Buyer Journey Stage 1: Developing Problem Awareness.

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15 Inspiring Examples of Small Business Branding

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Taking on a branding project for a small business can be a valuable opportunity for agencies and freelancers to develop experimental creative work without the intense pressures and restrictions associated with larger accounts. 15 Examples of Small Business Branding. 1) Elo Soap. The biggest goal was to be different, unique, and eye catching," Karolos said in an interview with The Dieline.

Make the Shift from Automation to Engagement Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Patrick Groover The shift towards ubiquitous marketing is a living reality. Simply dabbling in multi-channel marketing is no longer an option. Engagement marketin g, your ability to deliver personalized and connected messaging at scale, will determine your success over the next five years. These great example of this is the decline of ‘batch-and-blast’ mailers and emails.

6 Things You Really Need to Stop Putting in Your Marketing Resume

B2B Marketing Insider

In order to grow your marketing career, it’s not enough to just be able to market a brand or product. You must also be able to market yourself. Given that, it’s incredible how many marketers include commit crucial mistakes or professional faux pas on their resumes that make them look dated or out of touch. […]. Marketing Strategy job applications

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Improve Customer Experience and Email Deliverability With a Preference Center

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Most people like to be given a choice. Sure you can fit them all into one bucket and no one will know better, but for how long can you get away with that? Eventually they’ll find greener grass and you’ll be left wondering where you went wrong. Let’s not wait for that day. Be proactive about improving your email deliverability today, and let your subscribers help you do it.

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Five Reasons Why Sales Strategy Doesn’t Work for Many Small Businesses

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Guest post by Anthony Bergs. Customers are the heart and soul of any business. To survive in the long run, companies need to have a sound customer acquisition and service strategy. Over time, they need to fine-tune their strategies to adapt to the evolving requirements of the customers and the dynamics of the competition and the industry. Image credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery. Lack of Focus.

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Account-Based Marketing and SEO: 4 Reasons They’re Perfect for Each Other

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Author: Nate Dame Whether you’re just getting started with account-based marketing or you’ve been doing it for a while, you may be looking for new ways to maximize your efforts. One effective way to amplify the results of your ABM approach is to make sure it’s incorporated into your SEO strategy. For these reasons, SEO and ABM are a perfect pairing: 1. SEO is Always an Optimal Channel.

What Is Agile Marketing? [A Glossary of Terms]

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Adaptability: the ability of a marketing team to pivot or adjust to changes in the market, feedback from their customers, the competitive landscape, and data from their own campaigns. The goal of adaptability is to avoid being trapped in a pre-established marketing plan even when it becomes clear that changes need to be made. A […]. Content Marketing

This Week in Content Marketing: Medium Picked the Wrong Business Model

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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 discuss Super Bowl commercials, some Valentine’s Day content, and Snapchat’s all-important IPO. We also explore the new subscription model Medium is pursuing, and conclude that it has chosen unwisely. This week’s show. Image source. How do I subscribe?

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Understanding Buyer Personas: The Engineering Manager, Designer, and Project Manager

B2B Lead Blog

Buyer personas are the decision makers on which your sales and marketing team focus when looking to generate leads. These are the individuals who determine the criteria for vendor acquisition. They consume your content, click on your pay-per-click (PPC) advertising campaigns, and visit your landing pages. How well you know your buyer personas determines how […]. Lead Nurturing

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves. Expert summary compilations (example: Soulati Media ). Expert interview roundups (example: iDigic ). GetApp.

The Content Marketing Ecosystem [Infographic]

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Content marketing is not going anywhere. At least, that is what data from a recent content marketing study by CopyPress says. The report states that 84 percent of marketing agencies expect content to become more important moving forward and 65 percent of in-house marketers say they want to increase the amount of content they publish. […]. Content Marketing

What Makes Act-On Different?

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Marketers looking to improve the efficiency of their programs by either upgrading their existing marketing automation platform or buying one for the first time face a major decision: Which system will provide the most efficiency, ease, compatibility, and return on investment? Today, marketers must choose among a range of MA software options on the market. But we strongly believe that, although this decision is big, it need not be difficult. For a large segment of the market, Act-On is the clear choice to deliver key advantages to your marketing program for a cost-efficient price.

8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

82% of CMOs Have Goals that Align with Revenue Targets — A Discussion on Marketing Performance Management with a Forrester Analyst [Video]

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What does the marketing performance management space look like in 2017? Where does multi-touch marketing measurement fit and what are the benefits? Allison Snow is a Senior Analyst on Forrester’s B2B marketing team with a focus on marketing performance management. Here is the transcript (lightly edited): Challenges and opportunities facing B2B marketers. Marketers can’t see anything.

The 26 Best WordPress Plugins

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WordPress is far and away the most popular content management system (CMS) for websites. It runs between 25% and 28% of all websites, and nearly 60% of all sites built using any sort of CMS platform. There are many reasons for this dominance. That led to web hosts providing one-click install capabilities, and designers creating a vast number of free and low-cost themes. Google Review Count:  312.

A strategy to stay relevant in a tumultuous marketing world

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By Mark Schaefer. Three years ago, I was working on what would be the biggest consulting contract of my career. It was a potential deal with a U.S. government agency and as part of the bidding process I had to be interviewed by their senior procurement professionals via Skype. It was a bit intimidating. The stakes were high and I was facing a table full of people I didn’t know.