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The Great Big List of 23 Types of B2B Marketing Campaigns, by Funnel Stage

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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. This could be a “contact us” form or a form to download gated content, such as an ebook. Brand campaign.

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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

How The Content Illusion Is Leading Marketing Astray In The Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

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. Where nearly 1500 blog posts are posted every minute.  Whereby over 200 million email message are sent every minute.  Misguided.

An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing

The Point

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. And yet it’s because of those compromises that campaigns often don’t perform as well as they should, and so, results fail to meet expectations.

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

Rethinking Buyer Personas In An Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

by Louis Prado. In the past five years, we have seen exponential disruption each year in multiple markets.  Digital technologies and resulting transformation turning markets literally inside out.  Fundamentally reshaping markets in five years’ time compared to the fifty to seventy years it may have taken to build up a market. Revenues falling by as much as 40% and many drivers switching to Uber.

How to develop buyer personas for B2B marketing

Tomorrow People

Creating buyer personas is a powerful way to build the audience understanding every B2B marketing department needs for success, and an essential part of your campaign research. b2b promotional campaigns buyer personas

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 […].

25 B2B Engagement Tactics For All Marketing Funnel Stages

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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? Here are 25 different engagement tactics, organized by funnel stage, and designated by category -- content, social, paid media, direct mail, and events.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites

Webbiquity

SEO has a lot of moving parts. Successfully getting your content to rank highly and stand out from the vast ocean of blog posts, articles, website content, videos, infographics, and other types of informative and persuasive marketing pieces being produced requires making sure no component is missing and everything is working together. Best all-in-one SEO tool suites. Google Review Count:  330.

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7 Creative Demand Gen Tactics to Drive Trade Show Booth Traffic

The Point

Even in this digital age, trade shows are still a core part of many B2B marketers’ 2017 demand generation plans. Generating maximum return from that investment, however, requires careful planning, and close attention to both pre-show and post-show communications strategy. In a previous post, I discussed key strategies for following up with trade show leads.

Content Marketing to Engineers is Tough. And Getting Tougher

Industrial Marketing Today

Every industrial marketer should sit up and take notice of some of the preliminary findings from a recent survey called the Engineering Marketers 2017 Survey conducted by ENGINEERING.COM. As you read through this article, pay close attention to the prediction and the recommendations for achieving success with industrial content marketing to engineers. This is only a content summary.

9 Digital Marketing Lies You Should Stop Believing

B2B Marketing Insider

We all lie to ourselves in one way or another. And this is equally true in Digital Marketing. Fortunately, we are facing the truth that consumers don’t want our banners or need our ads. We know those aren’t helping anyone. We are also facing the truth that marketing has value. And executives expect to see us deliver […]. Content Marketing

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The B2B Demand Gen Marketing Playbook

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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Do You Suffer From Brand Detachment Disorder?

Type A Communications

February 7, 2017 by Carla Johnson Super Bowl ads are the mother lode of creativity. They’re the most watched show on television every year and the buzz of marketers for. read more. Creativity Marketing Storytelling

Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends and Challenges

Industrial Marketing Today

For the past four years, I have downloaded and read research reports on Manufacturing Content Marketing in North America published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial content marketing Manufacturing content marketing

New Approaches To Understand Customers Needed In A Digital Transformation World

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Nikita Kozin. In numerous surveys of CEOs in the past few years, predictably, you will find growth strategies as one of the top priorities going into any new year.  Strikingly, in these same few years, you will also find developing customer understanding also on the list of CEO priorities. Strategic Necessity In An Emerging Digital-Centric World. New Thinking And New Approaches.

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

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 greatest content marketing case study in history

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By Mark Schaefer. I was going through some old files from classes I taught years ago and came across the most beautiful and wonderful content marketing case study. It is my all-time favorite because it touches so many bases and I thought I would pass this along to you for a little fun and inspiration. even asked GE for help but they could not locate the story either. Here we go. Hello. Right?

What is a Q&A Case Study? And Why is it Great for B2B Marketing?

Webbiquity

Guest post by Zachary Moore. Today, 88% of consumers look at reviews before making an online purchase. This trend makes case studies more important than ever. case study is more than a review or a testimonial. good case study paints a picture, tells a story. It highlights your successes in a way that turns potential buyers into actual customers. ” That’s what you’re aiming for. Big Names.

The 4 Stages of B2B Marketing Performance Management Maturity

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Systematic improvements are the best way for a marketing organization to make consistent gains in performance. To have an impact over the long-run, changes should be made at the fundamental level to how the budget gets allocated, how content is created, how performance is measured, etc. That’s why marketing performance management (MPM) has increased as a focus for so many B2B marketing departments.

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Five Strategies for Improving Customer Experience

Webbiquity

Guest post by Brooke Cade. As a marketing professional, you understand customers are your firm’s most valuable assets. They are the key to your brand’s ultimate success and survival. However, dialing into customer loyalty and determining what it takes to improve customer retention isn’t always easy. Image credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery. Make Their Experience Personal. Price and Value.

Empathetic Marketing: How To Connect With Your Customers

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you made empathetic marketing part of your strategy in 2017? If not, you should. interviewed Michael Brenner ( @BrennerMichael ) the CEO of  MarketingInsiderGroup.com. Michael has received recognition across the Internet for his knowledge and role in shaping content marketing as we know it today. images/2017/01/Interview-with-Michael-Brenner-Podcast.mp3. Michael: Yeah, sure. Thanks, Brian.

Customer Experience is the Most Critical Part of Marketing Right Now

It's All About Revenue

89% of marketers expect customer experience to be their primary differentiator, according to Gartner. That is quite a high number. That means you need to pay extra close attention to the words of our global Modern Marketing experts when they talk about customer experience. The notion of customer experience should not be underestimated as a key function of marketing moving into 2017.

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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8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification

ScribbleLive

Content marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, and sometimes the two disciplines seem interchangeable. For many smaller marketing teams, content and social media marketing are owned and operated by the same person/function, while larger marketing teams separate the two functions entirely. Whether social media is owned by a content team or a specialized social unit, the relationship between the two marketing functions breaks down most simply like this: Content fuels social media with, well, content (copy, visuals, links, etc.). Below are some tips to unite content and social media.

Why We Scrapped All But One B2B Event Sponsorship in 2017

bizible

Events are often a huge part of a B2B organization’s marketing strategy. They guarantee an audience filled with like-minded individuals who are all interested in the presentations and products surrounding the event industry. In theory, events that will attract the target personas of your customers would seem like the perfect place to set up a booth and get to connecting. But that’s not always true.

Five steps to high-performing B2B promotional campaigns

Tomorrow People

Find out how to plan, manage and optimise B2B marketing campaigns for success with our new content series: The CMO's definitive guide to high-performing promotional campaigns. CMO's definitive guide b2b promotional campaigns

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.

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

The Psychology of Colors in Content Marketing

B2B Marketing Insider

Design plays an important part in content marketing. An interesting looking site is more likely to retain the attention of visitors than something boring or simply average. In turn, sites that rely on content marketing tactics like blogging need to use images to help break up the text and give their readers’ eyes a break. […]. Content Marketing

Three Reasons Why Your B2B Thought Leadership Fails

B2B Marketing Insider

Content marketing should be one of the most effective means for advisers to reach their target audience. But marketing directors are clearly not exploiting this opportunity to its full potential. Our Value of B2B Thought Leadership Survey reveals why. The post Three Reasons Why Your B2B Thought Leadership Fails appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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The Customer Experience Story: Seamless and Not So Seamless

It's All About Revenue

There is a real surge of interest and attention being paid by marketers to customer experience, and with good reason. In a highly crowded and fragmented marketplace, prospects need to be wooed and won over by brands. “Customer experience is your customers’ perceptions of how the company treats them. ” Toma Kulbyte, Super Office. Main Takeaways. Customer Experience

The new standards for strategy and social media success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. I was recently interviewed for an international business magazine and offered my views of digital marketing transformation, social media success and the skills needed to succeed today. With permission, I’m providing this content to you today. . You’ve worked with a range of international businesses, government organizations and news organizations. It’s the company culture.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016