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Email 101: Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know

The Point

To be successful in driving engagement from business buyers, it’s not enough that marketing content simply be relevant to the individual reader. To be information of value, that same content needs to be useful, and at a very fundamental level it needs to tell the reader something he or she doesn’t already know. Sounds obvious, right? And even then, they should be as short as possible.

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B2B Marketing Experience: The Case For and Against Gated Content

bizible

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? So why are we taking a look at this now? The Case FOR Gated Content. Gating content is a lead gen tool. Conclusion.

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The 4 Levels of Sales Intelligence

Your Sales Management Guru

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. IQ—how smart you are. Fixed and baked into your DNA. AQ—how much you know. Makes IQ relevant. Makes more time for human relationships.

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4 Ways You Can Humanize Marketing and Build Relationships

Type A Communications

March 21, 2017 by Brian Carroll We need to stop treating our customers like objects with our marketing and treat them like people. Be human first by recognizing their humanity. So how. read more. Creativity Marketing Brian Carroll Customer Experience Empathy marketing sales

Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

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Wondering How Customer Data Platforms Relate to Other Marketing Systems? Here's a Picture

Customer Experience Matrix

I was asked the other day about the distinction between Customer Data Platforms and Journey Orchestration Engines. My immediate answer was “Some CDPs are JOEs and some JOEs are CDPs. A CDP is a JOE if has journey orchestration. A JOE is a CDP if its data is accessible to other systems. Think Venn diagram with two intersecting circles.” Systems that do all three are both a CDP and a JOE. You betcha.

7 Ways To Use Account-Based Marketing Throughout the Year

It's All About Revenue

Far from a passing trend, account-based marketing is gaining traction as an approach to marketing that goes well beyond just seasonal targets like the holiday retail system and reaches out to create an impact throughout the year. They will appreciate access to these insights that they didn’t know existed or didn’t have the time to research themselves. A Guide-ing Light.

Are You Measuring Event Marketing The Right Way?

bizible

For many B2B marketing departments, event marketing takes up a significant portion of the budget. According to the State of Pipeline Marketing Report 2016, 72.2% of B2B marketers invest in conferences and/or tradeshows, the sixth most commonly used channel. While events can be highly effective opportunities, they pose a measurement challenge for many marketers. did you make contact?

The State of Social Media Demographics: 2017 Benchmarks [Infographic]

Hubspot

There's quite a bit of information out there to support the claims that people are moving farther away from broadcast television, and closer to the digital realm. And within that landscape, people are straying from their desktops and laptops, and opting to get online via mobile with more frequency. At least, that's what the folks at Nielsen and Google have found in their research.

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 SEO Tips for Videos: How Google Ranks Them & How to Optimize

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Nate Dame Videos are becoming increasingly important for B2B marketing. Companies with dedicated video marketing strategies generate more leads , earn more revenue, and enjoy better brand awareness than those engaging in all other forms of marketing. We do know, however, that 90% of B2B decision-makers use search to research business decisions. How Does Google Rank Videos?

All social media sites should offer profit sharing and ad revenue

Biznology

There is no reason why the executives at Facebook and Twitter couldn’t offer ad revenue share to their users in much the same way that Google offers AdSense revenue share to their users — and not only corporate and elite members but to everyone who opts in and is willing to sign up and jump through whatever hoops. On March 14th, Liz Mannebach asked me via Twitter, ‘Great piece.

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Three Ways To Bring Your Customers Into The Content Creation Process

B2B Marketing Insider

Forward-thinking B2B firms are using interviews, surveys and editorial advisory panels to improve their content marketing programmes. The post Three Ways To Bring Your Customers Into The Content Creation Process appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

13 Diverse Ways B2B Marketers Do Marketing Measurement [DATA]

bizible

You’d think there were only a handful of metrics that serve as the primary indicator of success for marketing teams. There are dozens of leading indicators but only a few primary indicators such as revenue and pipeline generated, right? Not necessarily. And there isn't a correlation between the seniority of the marketer and their primary success metric. Total customers. Net new customers per month.

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.

6 Branding Mistakes Undermining Your Company's Image

Hubspot

In 1982, Colgate decided to jump on the frozen food craze by releasing a line of Colgate-branded frozen entrees called Colgate Kitchen Entrees. At the time, the growing ready-to-eat meals market seemed like a great space for an already-successful company like Colgate to expand their presence. There was just one big problem for Colgate: their brand. 6 Branding Mistakes Undermining Your Image.

6 Mobile Marketing Secrets You’ll Learn in 6 Minutes

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Stefan Bhagwandin Marketing automation means a lot of things. It’s an umbrella term that covers everything from intelligent, data-driven campaigns to deep audience segmentation. . Within this category, mobile marketing automation has emerged to cater specifically to app marketers. The best way to understand the value of mobile marketing automation is to break it up into actionable pieces.

6 assumptions push marketing gets wrong

Biznology

I recently gave a keynote address to the Content Strategy Applied conference in London. My talk was well received , but when I went to post the slides, I realized that much of the talk was more TED-style: speaking largely without visuals. So I started working on some basic visuals to help people understand the deck without my voice. But digital is an opt-in, lean-in medium. ” No.

Why Email Marketers Need To Know What A Pre-Warmed IP Is

It's All About Revenue

Several times over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken with either prospects or new clients about their “email” history. I’ve now heard the idea of a pre-warmed dedicated IP, from multiple senders, on a couple of different platforms. It takes me back every time that I hear it, mostly because it must be presented in such a way that it actually inspires confidence. Proper Attire.

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.

10 B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2017

B2B Marketing Insider

We’re well into the New Year, and most companies are revamping their lead generation strategies to meet its demands. In the past, we’ve mentioned that there’s an information overload when it comes to finding the right strategy, and now this is truer than ever. There is also no single lead generation strategy that works for. Demand Generation

Microsoft shares their marketing stack in the Stackies, and it’s awesome

chiefmartech

I am enormously grateful to every company that participates in the annual Stackies Awards , sharing a single slide illustration of their “marketing stack” — the collection of software that powers their marketing organization. The best ones do more than just namecheck tools they use. The slide itself is beautifully designed. But these are just my observations. Marketing Management

How Customer-Driven Copy Helped HubSpot Increase Conversions by Nearly 100%

Hubspot

New copy isn't better just because it's new. You can't just give your copy a "refresh" or aimlessly fiddle with headlines to get a huge boost in conversions. These kinds of false hopes (and complete lack of a process) are why so many conversion copywriting projects fail, and so many new sites perform worse than the old ones. It was a conversion copywriter's dream come true! Copy Audit. Leads.

If You Don’t Know Me by Now: Why Personalization Must be Part of Your Content Strategy

Content Standard

You’ve spent years developing your personas and you’re tasked with building a content strategy that will meet the distinct needs of each one. This should be easy. In true Pygmalion fashion , you’ve shaped their personalities, and you’re even more familiar with the intimate details of these prototypical models than you are with your own family members. People do.

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A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

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

Storytelling Is Not a Strategy

Contently

At the start of 2017, I made the shift from ad tech to martech. In the last decade, I had helped build and steward the brands of two successful ad tech firms recognized for their innovation and amazing cultures, but it was increasingly difficult to ignore the headwinds facing the old media model. The consumers had spoken, and they didn’t want interruptive advertising experiences anymore.

How To Create A Meaningful Brand Online

B2B Marketing Insider

When a recent global analysis by Meaningful Brands took a look at content marketing efforts around the globe, covering 1,500 brands in 15 different industries, it uncovered a harsh reality for digital marketing – 60% of content being created is underperforming. This failing content is considered by consumers to be irrelevant and serves the sad […]. Content Marketing

3 Can’t-Miss Learnings at Marketing Nation Summit 2017

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Chandar Pattabhiram The countdown is on! In just one month, I’ll be taking the stage for my fourth Marketing Nation Summit and I couldn’t be more excited. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. What I love about Summit is that it gives everyone a chance to learn, share, and grow in the world’s most vibrant community in the world for engagement– The Marketing Nation.

How Redesigning HubSpot.com Doubled Conversion Rates

Hubspot

At INBOUND, we launched a major iteration of HubSpot.com. Since then, we've been monitoring performance, running experiments, and collecting a substantial amount of performance data. We can now confidently say that the results are in, and we have some big learnings to share with you. So let's get to it. In this case, we were focused on: User Experience. Conversions. Proof of Concept. And it worked.

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.

How Brian Used Video in Customer Success to Communicate Change

Vidyard

Every CSM knows that change can be a big sticking point for customers, especially a change like a new customer success manager. That’s why, when Brian Jacklin, previous CSM at Vidyard, confirmed that he was changing roles within Vidyard he knew that he needed to do something special for his 61 accounts. That’s why he turned to video. The Email. and meet Jarrett right away if they wanted!

Ask a Content Strategist: How Many Stories Should I Publish Per Month?

Contently

Welcome to the March edition of Ask a Content Guy, which we’re now renaming Ask a Content Strategist! It’s the same old column in which I answer your most pressing content marketing questions, except now with a name that makes a little more sense considering I’m not Bill Simmons. Like I always say: Never stop iterating, and when in doubt, go with the more SEO-friendly title.

7 Ecommerce Companies That Are Using Content Marketing to Take on Amazon

B2B Marketing Insider

Ecommerce can be a brutal space. Depending on your niche, you might be competing against monsters like Amazon, Target, New Egg, or other well-established players. You might be competing against all of them. It can seem like it’s impossible to win. Even if you have a great product or a fantastic brand, you don’t have the budget or the name recognition to muscle out these giant retailers.