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Influencer marketing tools of the trade

Biznology

Google Analytics — There’s a lot of awesome things that our SMNR landing page and personal domains (used both for the landing page and for the outgoing emails) can teach us, and Google Analytics is one part of our reporting. Content Marketing Influencer Marketing Public Relations Social Media Marketing AdWords Apple Inc. We’re off to the races! Love it!

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What Shazam Can Teach Marketers about Predictive Analytics

CMO Essentials

This is a predictive analytics success story that marketers in every industry should be inspired by. After hitting a wall on ROI with Google AdWords, the team decided to test paid search with Bing and Yahoo as well. The post What Shazam Can Teach Marketers about Predictive Analytics appeared first on CMO Essentials. Image courtesy of Shazam via [link]. It’s the missing piece.

Challenges To Inbound Campaign Analytics In B2B Environments – Search to Revenue™

Captora

You have a Marketing Automation Platform (MA) and a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software? You want to see the results in the reporting engine of the CRM, because that is where inbound leads get connected to pipeline and results? and your CRM, and help cut through many of the challenges you will face in making it all work. Medium: CPC, email, etc.

8 ValueTrack Parameters For Better AdWords Campaign Data

KoMarketing Associates

ValueTrack is an easy-to-use AdWords URL-tagging feature. ValueTrack works with Google Analytics or your own tracking solution to provide detailed, useful data about each click on your paid search ad. You may need to designate unique identifiers to your keywords so your back-end or CRM can properly read and access the information. Why is it important? network}. creative}.

B2B Conversion Tracking Best Practices

bizible

If you’re using Google Analytics to track web conversions, a conversion can be so many different things. It passes along information from the specific ad to the web analytics platform that contains the medium (e.g. AdWords), campaign, content, and term for the ad. Double-counting conversions happens when you rely on the native analytics for each marketing source.

Building a B2B Marketing Stack that Drives Full-Funnel Decision Making

bizible

Eventually, the team chose Bizible and made it the core of their marketing analytics and tracking. “ We now are able to measure the impact of all online and offline marketing touchpoints,” David said. We’re in B2B analytics heaven.”. Do you allocate more budget to LinkedIn or Adwords? For that reason, they implemented B2B marketing attribution. Which platform do you trust?

A PPC Optimization Checklist for the B2B Marketer

KoMarketing Associates

Fortunately, Google has made this a bit easier AdWords professionals in setting up a dedicated page which highlights changes and enhancements by month, with references to help center articles and the announcements themselves. There are several facets of a Google AdWords program in particular that need to be reviewed and assessed. AdWords Extensions. Keywords & Messaging.

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7 Stages of B2B Marketing Sophistication [Which Level Are You?]

bizible

They rely on website analytics and mainly report on website traffic, using these top-of-funnel metrics to report on their success. As soon as a company begins to add paid media to their channel mix (AdWords, Bing Ads, Google Display Network, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc), they’re able to target prospects more effectively through these platforms. B2B marketing is no easy task.

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The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Puzzle Marketer

If it’s any type of intelligent or dynamic campaign, a CRM such as SalesForce, Oracle, Zoho, Sugar, or a dozen others are needed. How does the CRM connect to the company’s sales data? How does the Analytics provide that information? Can you get it from Google Analytics or Web Trends? How do those actions get back into the CRM and Marketing Automation system?

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Unveiling The Pipeline Marketing Technology Stack

bizible

In the B2B marketing world, AdWords is a near ubiquitous paid channel. The technology involved in paid channels includes audience targeting through various social, search, and display networks (think: leveraging affinity groups on AdWords or targeting by job skills on LinkedIn). Each marketing channel also comes with its own channel analytics. Web analytics has the answer.

B2B PPC Optimization: Thought Leadership with Terry Whalen of CPC Search

Modern B2B Marketing

It’s relatively easy to measure revenue via Google AdWords using a ‘purchase’ conversion tag that passes through dynamic revenue variables to AdWords reporting. But for B2B, we are typically only measuring a lead submission via AdWords, and all leads are not created equal. To get at the true value of leads we need to access data beyond AdWords or analytics — we need to go into the marketing automation or CRM system. Editor's note: For example, using Salesforce for Google AdWords.) How is B2B PPC campaign management different from B2C?

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How to Set Up a Promoted Tweet Campaign Targeting Keywords

NuSpark

Twitter recently launched a keyword targeting option for Twitter Ads.  It’s like Google AdWords-like targeting for Twitter.  I always thought it would make sense for Twitter to implement a keyword sponsorship options for advertisers. Business:  CRM. Keyword target examples: manage contacts, new CRM, Salesforce.com, lead management, sales tools, sales management. Retail.  .

How Is Marketing Attribution Different Than Other Marketing Measurement Tools?

bizible

Web and Other Channel-Specific Analytics -- “Hacking” an Attribution System. It’s a common belief that marketers can hack together an attribution system themselves, using a combination of web and channel analytics, plus some Excel expertise. When it comes to attribution, web analytics (e.g. Google Analytics) and channel-specific analytics (e.g. shaped?

How To Measure Paid Media ROI (ROAS)

bizible

Through proper tagging (UTM parameters) or through ad network integrations, many B2B marketing analytics are able to track traffic from channels or campaigns and properly attribute lead generation. AdWords, LinkedIn, Facebook) and your CRM, where revenue data is held. Paid Media - whether it’s search, social, display, etc. - is a critical component of every B2B marketing plan.

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Four Digital Marketing Mistakes You Should Never Make

CMO Essentials

For example, your Google AdWords account can track the connection between AdWords campaigns and in-store purchases. Analytics may be the modern marketer’s best friend, but it’s your friends in IT who will help you bridge the gap between knowing what you want to know and knowing how to know it. If you feel a little behind the curve, don’t worry. That’s all well and good.

5 Stages of Marketing Operations, the Unicorns of B2B Marketing

bizible

They’re responsible for developing lead criteria and scoring systems and then integrating that data with the CRM. Their goal is to improve effectiveness across the entire strategy, at least as it relates to marketing strategy, data collection, and consequent improvements based on the analytics they analyze. And really, really excellent ones are few and far between. Are you a unicorn?

SalesFusion Combines Online and Offline Marketing with CRM

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: SalesFusion combines all channels within marketing, and merges marketing automation with CRM as well. This breadth isn’t accompanied by tremendous depth: SalesFusion’s campaign management and built-in CRM tools are a bit limited. But the system does offer a comprehensive solution for smaller firms and, at least on the CRM side, can integrate with more powerful solutions including Salesforce.com , Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Siebel CRM On Demand. online chat and - telemarketing support through the CRM component. But these are awkward solutions.

VEST Report: Latest Trends in Marketing Automation, and Where's My Hoverboard?

Customer Experience Matrix

All six of the vendors new to this report sell primarily to small businesses, and most are “all-in-one” systems that combine marketing automation with integrated CRM. Maybe my biggest surprise was finding that many if not most vendors have now added features to automatically look up new contacts in social networks and add that data to their marketing automation or CRM profile.

Marketing attribution systems: a quick look at the options

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve seen a lot of attribution vendors recently. If you're a regular reader here, you saw my reviews of Claritix ( last week ) and BrightFunnel ( in December). Last week caught up with Jeff Winsper of Black Ink , which I'll hopefully review before too long. Bizible also popped up recently although I don’t recall the occasion; possibly something related to their interesting survey on “pipeline marketing” and attribution methods. My rational brain knows that there’s probably no reason for this flurry of sightings beyond pure coincidence. Or not. Sometimes random is just random.

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Programmatic Ad Buying: What Does It Mean for B2B Marketers?

The Point

You could make the case, as I will, that of all the new technologies to enter the marketing technology landscape of late, the two with the potential to have the biggest short-term impact for B2B marketers are Predictive Analytics and Programmatic Ad Buying. Imagine a “premium” AdWords option where the only people who see your search ad are those who meet a specific demographic profile.)

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PowerViews with Christopher Hosford – CRM/Marketing Automation/Social Convergence

ViewPoint

Christopher mentions Twitter’s recent launch of its self-serve ad platform similar to Google AdWords: marketers can go in with their credit cards and place ads. ” Convergence: Technology, CRM & Social Media. That is, continuing to add features: social features, lead generation features and analytics. Today's PowerViews guest is Christopher Hosford. Stay Tuned

PowerViews with Chris Hosford – CRM/Marketing Automation/Social Convergence

ViewPoint

Chris mentions Twitter’s recent launch of its self-serve ad platform similar to Google AdWords: marketers can go in with their credit cards and place ads. ” Convergence: Technology, CRM & Social Media. That is, continuing to add features: social features, lead generation features and analytics. Today's PowerViews guest is Christopher Hosford. What can I do?

Social Media Marketing Tools For B2B Marketers

Tomorrow People

Real Analytics. As such, social media platforms should provide you with the same level of information about your leads as Google Adwords. 4. CRM Integration. Most B2B companies are already using CRM applications like Salesforce.com that cover the entire sales pipeline. Some rely on their gut feelings, claiming that social media ‘just works’. Campaign Based Publishing.

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57 Little Things to Double Check Before Your Website Launch

Hubspot

We''ve grouped items into seven categories: page content, design, functionality, SEO, analytics, security & backups, and compliance. Lead generation forms, social sharing, CRM integration, and any other technology should work flawlessly across your website. Integrations with third-party tools, such as your CRM, e-commerce software, and/or marketing platform, are running smoothly.

24 Favorite Inbound Marketing & Digital Media Buying Tools That Don’t Include Google

NuSpark

For this post, I decided to avoid Google properties, because obviously Google Adwords and Google Analytics would be at the top of the list. Acquisio has robust automated bid management tools, and does include integrations with Google Analytics, Trade Desk (for display), and Doubleclick. found this free and useful social media analytics tool to measure some social media KPIs like conversation rate, amplification rate, and applause rate. Analytics. Skyglue takes Google Analytics to the next level. Need a radio station in Miami?- look it up.  Paid Search.

33 Inspiring B2B digital marketing case studies

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

In this post, we wil feature case studies in the areas of content marketing, social media marketingm social CRM, social selling, LinkedIn marketing, and webinars. SOCIAL CRM ALLINA HEALTH : Used CRM to manage its data warehouse. Within 2 years, the CRM initiative had an ROI of +152% and generated $1,052,828 each year. Is it harder or are we not looking hard enough?

Your website must adapt based on data

Biznology

The state of the art in marketing and advertising and how they use big data, logic, and computing, is light years ahead of what most of us know. While many of us are just discovering the power of WordPress Plugins and freeish tools like  MailChimp , the Fortune 500 have their entire companies wired for sound. remember, years ago, that Amazon was doing this. How many hours would an MAS save you?

Social Media Marketing Tools For B2B Marketers

Tomorrow People

Real Analytics. As such, social media platforms should provide you with the same level of information about your leads as Google Adwords. 4. CRM Integration. Most B2B companies are already using CRM applications like Salesforce.com that cover the entire sales pipeline. Some rely on their gut feelings, claiming that social media ‘just works’. Campaign Based Publishing.

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From Zero to Hero: Quality of Data VS Quantity of Data

Sales Intelligence View

SOURCE: [link] Quality data is one of the essential keys to running a successful business in today’s always on, analytics driven world. Actually, we have several avenues at our disposal that include our websites, external paid sources like Google AdWords, our CRM systems, marketing campaign responses, offline activities like trade shows, and of course social media. Sales 2.0

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More New Systems Challenge the Marketing Automation Status Quo

Customer Experience Matrix

SharpSpring also started as a narrow application – in this case, Web visitor identification and analytics – and evolved into a full marketing automation platform selling through agencies. The system also offers its own CRM – a useful option for agencies who might need to provide a low cost system to some clients, while accommodating others that have a system in place.

Predictive Personalization and Call Tracking

ActiveDEMAND

Major analytics and data platforms have been combining with customer experience technology such as customer relationship management (CRM) software and web content management systems (CMS) – and that means the machine is constantly absorbing and digesting information about buyers, storing it all in a database that can be referenced for a marketer’s benefit.

10 Essential B2B Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Professional Services Firm

Hinge Marketing

This brand recognition can lead to referrals and new business. 8) Marketing Automation, CRM, and Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation: Marketing automation replaces high-touch, repetitive manual processes with automated ones – supported by technology solutions. CRM: Another essential software is a Customer Relationship Management System (CRM). Embrace them, use them.

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In the less digitally savvy days, brands and their teams of analytics “experts” would navigate through Excel spreadsheets with massive amounts of data. For example, brands are able to gather intelligence on channels shopped — including Web, tablet, mobile phone or store — and then integrate data from a CRM system, POS, DPM or other source to help augment customer profiles.

Creating Killer Content with Data: Pubcon Austin 2016

KoMarketing Associates

like to use the following: Google Analytics. CRM / Email Database. Google Analytics  . We know that Google Analytics has a wealth of data and there’s a ton you can do with it. Search Analytics Top Pages. In truth, the top pages feature has been around the whole time but it’s now somewhat hidden within the Search Analytics section. Why do I love this topic?

8 Ready-Made Job Descriptions to Recruit an All-Star Marketing Team

Hubspot

Experience using social media analytics tools and the ability to tweak social strategies based on findings. An analytical mind and interest in using data to optimize/ scale blog marketing strategies and tactics. Conducting analytical projects to improve blog strategies/tactics. Evaluating and altering strategies based on a comprehensive understanding of analytics.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

Social CRM is still confusing. Only 16% of companies say they currently have a social CRM system in place. 21% plan to implement such a system in the coming year, but another 17% “don’t know what a social CRM system is and why businesses need it.” Think AdWords isn’t important? What do buyers really want from social media marketers? eMarketer ).

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30 Smart Ways to Spend Your Extra 2014 Marketing Budget

Hubspot

If your Google Webmaster Tools account is linked to Google Analytics, you can find out your top SEO keyword opportunities. You’ll need a few display ads and can try retargeting on social media or through Google Adwords. Finding qualified contacts in your CRM that your company wasn''t able to connect with could salvage a few sales. 23) Invest in better CRM integration.

The Pond Just Got More Crowded: Google, Salesforce.com and Sequoia Invest in HubSpot

Customer Experience Matrix

Even the most ambitious vision articulated by the vendors – radically more integrated, analytically-driven marketing management – won’t really change their sector of the marketing automation industry. And the current frogs are all small enough that a powerful newcomer could displace them, especially if it had a natural entry point such as, oh, Google AdWords or Salesforce.com’s CRM system.

Microsoft buys LinkedIn: the largest martech acquisition in history?

chiefmartech

Marketing software vendors who offer products to manage search and social media advertising, like Marin Software and Wordstream, build on top of Facebook and Google — but they also compete with the direct advertising products offered by those services, such as Google AdWords and Facebook Atlas. Last week, Microsoft announced that it was acquiring LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion.

8 Ways to Improve Your Online Content Marketing

Synecore

You can identify this content by listening to audience feedback via social media, reviewing your social analytics, and referring to the various content performance metrics (landing page conversions, email open and content offer download rates, etc.) In fact, popular search and social advertising tools such as Google AdWords Ad Extensions , Facebook Ads , LinkedIn Sponsored Updates , and Twitter Cards offer a streamlined way to promote your online content to highly targeted audience segments. Good question. Isn’t it your lucky day. Ok, enough chatter. Let’s dig in. Audiocasts.