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More New Systems Challenge the Marketing Automation Status Quo

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s post looked at newer marketing automation systems that focused on small businesses. The general notion is that small businesses are finding existing marketing automation products too hard to use and would be happy with something simpler, especially if it costs less. It will be adding these as it sells more to corporate marketers, who tend to need them.

AdWords Conversion Import for Salesforce: Unpacking what it means for B2B marketers

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Google AdWords recently launched an integration with Salesforce that connects AdWords data with Salesforce. We will sort through those details and unpack the impact of this product for B2B marketing measurement. AdWords Conversion Import for Salesforce is a conversion tracking product that allows marketers to connect the data from AdWords conversion measurement to Salesforce.

Tracking Email Analytics Outside of HubSpot

Synecore

While working for Synecore , a Minneapolis-based inbound marketing agency, it was inevitable that I would have to become very comfortable with the ins and outs of HubSpot. You see, Synecore has been a Gold Level HubSpot Partner for some time now, and I have developed quite a relationship with HubSpot's marketing automation platform during that time. HubSpot is a great tool for numerous reasons, but one of the biggest has to be the integrated analytics found within the platform. It is not used in HubSpot but can be used to track PPC ads on platforms like AdWords.

Three Things Smart B2B Marketers Will be Doing in 2016

Webbiquity

What will successful B2B marketers to be doing more of, or differently, in 2016? That question was recently posed to the expert contributors at the B2B Marketing Zone , and two dozen responded with a range of insights about content marketing, measuring results, employee advocacy, customer experience and other topics. Marketing Technology is Worthless Without Training.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. Marketers need to take the. content.

The B2B Lead Generation-Demand Generation Book “Hall of Fame”

NuSpark

Below are a variety of books that I consider the cream of the crop in b2b marketing and lead management.  I’ve built my practice utilizing key points made in each book in addition to my own lead generation experiences.  I would look forward to discussion on any books you think should be on my “hall of fame” list.  General B2B Marketing & Lead Generation.

The Skinny on Lead Nurturing - 11 Experts Weigh In (part 1 of 2)

ViewPoint

It's a critical component in the sales and marketing process; yet, most companies aren't implementing it effectively—that is, if they are at all. feel so strongly that nurturing needs to be a focus, I asked a panel of 11 experts to weigh in on the best lead nurturing programs (and processes) and what to expect in the coming year. Lead Reengagement. Lead Nurturing

4 Steps to Get Started with Marketing Automation

Act-On

But when it comes to marketing automation – if you know what to plan for and what to expect, it doesn’t have to be so painful. What is it you want marketing automation to achieve for you? Open up your marketing plan (just fyi: if you don’t already have an overall plan and a few processes in place , you’re not ready to automate anything). To get more leads.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

2009 was the year in which Marketing Automation really took off. Several new vendors appeared on the market, many existing vendors experienced rapid growth, and Marketing Automation as a term gained popularity among B2B marketers. In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. Integration of Social Media, Inbound Marketing and Marketing Automation. The need for new analytical skills. Sales & marketing alignment. Chris Frank , Director of Marketing, TreeHouse Interactive.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. Marketers need to take the. content.

17 Lead Generation- Demand Generation 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

NuSpark

Happy New Year!   I know it’s that time of the year that every blogger tries to put out a holiday-themed blog; well this is mine.   As we head into mid-decade, the state of online advertising and communication continues to be constantly evolving.   As a demand generation firm, we are consistently reading about new technology, strategy, and tactics that contribute to a client’s lead generation efforts.  have an RSS reader with 150 or so blogs to stay up to speed on the ever changing world of demand and lead generation. Content Marketing. Search Marketing. Get to it! .

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. wouldn’t be surprised if the first sentient, self-aware, software come in the form of a really sophisticated marketing automation system. Now, it’s your turn to get in on this as a marketer. love it. Not anymore.

A Lead Generation Plan Begins With Content Marketing Strategy

NuSpark

Here’s a sample excerpt of a  digital marketing/ lead generation proposal we did recently I thought I’d share because it really is a compilation of recent blog posts in a way. Our approach to lead generation beings with a message strategy. From there, the lead generation plan is developed, followed by lead nurturing. There’s more to the proposal than this, but the basics of a lead management plan is in place. Complement current  marketing efforts. Provide ongoing marketing ideas to engage target audiences and generate leads.

A Lead Generation Plan Begins With Content Marketing Strategy

NuSpark

Here’s a sample excerpt of a  digital marketing/ lead generation proposal we did recently I thought I’d share because it really is a compilation of recent blog posts in a way. Our approach to lead generation beings with a message strategy. From there, the lead generation plan is developed, followed by lead nurturing. There’s more to the proposal than this, but the basics of a lead management plan is in place. Complement current  marketing efforts. Provide ongoing marketing ideas to engage target audiences and generate leads.

Marketing Blog Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email.

Salesfusion

Lead To Revenue. Email Marketing. Drip Marketing. Nurture Marketing. Lead Capture. Internet Lead Capture. Lead Routing. Web Analytics. Lead Scoring. Lead Profiles. Lead Scout. Social Marketing. Social Analytics. Google AdWords Tracking. Marketing Heroes. You are here: Home Marketing Blog.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. Marketers need to take the. content.

80% Of Our Visitors Take Our Desired Content Path: Using Form URL (Form Page) Data to Inform Our Content Marketing

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As our company continues to grow, we have invested pretty heavily in content marketing. Half of our marketing team consistently produces content, be it blog posts, ebooks, reports, webinars, etc. It has to build trust, generate leads that are good fits for our business, nurture prospects, and ultimately, it has to generate revenue. AnalyticsInternal Benchmarks.

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B2B Online Video Marketing; Planning to Execution Best Practices for Lead Generation

NuSpark

 A B2B Video Marketing Strategy Overview. That brings us to a discussion of video marketing for B2B.  Depending on what you read, most research shows that white papers are still the most authoritative content asset, but video marketing continues to grow. NuSpark Marketing has helped a number of B2B firms execute visually creative video strategies. Why Video. Other Tips.

63 Digital Advertising Terms Every Marketer Should Know

Marketing Action

Getting familiar with these will help you navigate the world of online advertising – and get more value out of our upcoming series of blog posts about digital advertising and digital marketing. Affiliate Marketing : Publishers have websites that get traffic and advertisers want to promote their products to the people who visit those websites. Lead : A potential customer.

New eBook: Pay-Per-Click for B2B Lead Generation; The Ultimate Guide to Paid Search

NuSpark

So I was reading with some interest the 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report from Marketing Sherpa because I always like to see B2B marketers’ top challenges in their businesses, which not surprisingly, is generating quality leads.  78% of their biggest challenge is generating quality leads.  Second on the list is generating a high volume of leads; 49%.  In general, their biggest priority is, of course, lead generation, and then converting quality leads into customers. The number one priority of B2B marketers? Generate Leads: 46%. .

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Why Marketing Agencies Need Enhanced Dashboard Reporting

ActiveDEMAND

Why Marketing Agencies Need Enhanced Dashboard Reporting It is one of the primary tasks of a marketing agency to routinely report to their clients the results their marketing efforts and initiatives have yielded. Additionally, because disparate systems were used, marketing reps could not visualize a genuine picture of a consumer’s journey through the marketing funnel.

Why You Need A Single Source Of Truth For Marketing Data

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Origami Logic’s 2016 Marketing Signals Report found that the number one measurement struggle for marketers was having multiple systems that capture and measure the signals. In other words, marketers don’t have a single source of truth and have a hard time reconciling their different sources of data. What's the definition of a lead? Take the concept of leads, for example.

Predictive Personalization and Call Tracking

ActiveDEMAND

Being able to connect the dots between website visitors, incoming phone calls and email marketing is important where being able to build a complete view of prospects is concerned. This allows digital marketers to get the real information they need from their call tracking data – whether it’s context, full transcription, actionable keyword monitoring or improved attribution of a call.

The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Puzzle Marketer

For maybe the first time in history, there is a surplus of technology and strategy to help advance both sales and marketing of a business, while at the same time a lack of resources and understanding to utilize it to its fullest capacity. Closing the loop on marketing ROI becomes both easier and more complicated at the same time. How does the Analytics provide that information?

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Manticore VII Marketing Automation and Lead Generation Released

Webbiquity

Marketing automation / demand generation software provider Manticore today announced the release of Manticore Technology VII, which includes a fully customizable user interface, email and landing page folders, an email delivery wizard, and drag-and-drop list building functionality. Although the improved UI is the big change, the new version also adds integration with SalesForce.com for AdWords campaigns and improved lead generation capabilities. The company’s original focus was on web analytics. any significant price point, non-commodity products).

All 11 Marketing Attribution Models, Explained

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A few months ago we put together an attribution flow chart to help marketers figure out which attribution model was the right fit for their situation. Based on questions like, “How many marketing channels do you use?” or “How long is your marketing cycle?,” the chart recommended appropriate models. Lead Conversion Touch Attribution. First Touch Attribution.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

This could be a real game-changer in the small business marketing automation landscape. Salesforce.com and Google announced their long-anticipated entry into the marketing automation industry, in the baby-step form of investments in HubSpot. But if Salesforce.com likes what it sees, who knows where that will lead? intended to extend Google’s own business).

Building Your Client’s Site’s Story

ActiveDEMAND

Building Your Client’s Site’s Story Data-driven marketing provides a wealth of data about prospects – who they are, where on the Web they are coming from and what they are looking for. Most importantly though, they want to know the how and why of your marketing solution. ActiveDEMAND includes all the tools required to deploy online marketing campaigns.

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

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B2B marketing is no easy task. There are, we believe, seven stages to B2B marketing sophistication. 7-Stage B2B Marketing Sophistication Framework. The framework below outlines the various stages of B2B marketing sophistication, from top-of-funnel introduction to digital marketing all the way up to integrated, optimized, revenue-focused, predictive campaign strategies.

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Which Marketing Software Applications Matter to B2B Marketers?

Marketing Action

Successful B2B marketers understand that the right technology tools can deliver a significant competitive advantage. Software for email marketing, customer relationship management, and web analytics can improve overall results by reducing manual processes, improving productivity, and providing much-needed insight into what works – and what doesn’t. Ranking What Matters.

5 Ways to Help B2B Marketers Come Up With New Content Ideas

Marketing Action

Is writer’s block keeping you up at night, and preventing your marketing campaigns from driving new leads and creating more revenue? According to a recent article in eMarketer based on research from Kapost , B2B marketers are having trouble coming up with fresh concepts to power their digital campaigns. And here’s a list of over 50 expert resources for internet marketers.

A PPC Optimization Checklist for the B2B Marketer

KoMarketing Associates

One of the key responsibilities of a search marketing agency is in staying up to date on enhancements, features, and new functionality associated with the search engine marketing space. There are several facets of a Google AdWords program in particular that need to be reviewed and assessed. Some PPC managers recommend the utilization of multiple AdWords campaigns.

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How Is Marketing Attribution Different Than Other Marketing Measurement Tools?

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Many marketing tools -- ones that most B2B organizations already use -- claim to do attribution, or at least some version of it. 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.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Terry Whalen, a partner at CPC Search , a full-service SEM agency that optimizes PPC campaigns on behalf of its clients. This interview is focused on search engine marketing as it relates specifically to B2B. Prior to running CPC Search, Terry led marketing initiatives at Citrix’s GoToMyPC, and before that he received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. But for B2B, we are typically only measuring a lead submission via AdWords, and all leads are not created equal.

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Marketing & Sales: Integrating Social Media and Lead Generation

B2B Marketing Insider

This is a guest post by Paul Mosenson, President and Founder of NuSpark Marketing, www.nusparkmarketing.com , a B2B Marketing firm. Much has been discussed about the importance of aligning sales and marketing with regard to marketing automation and lead management processes. Are marketers now sales people?), the role of social media comes into play. 

Unveiling The Pipeline Marketing Technology Stack

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In the January 2015 iteration of ChiefMarTec’s marketing technology landscape , Scott Brinker identified 1,876 companies -- up from 947 companies the year before (and I’m sure there’s hundreds, if not thousands, more today). How on earth do marketers keep all of the various marketing technologies straight in their mind? Web analytics has the answer. The Stack, Explained.

The Big List of (Not Provided) Search Recommendations for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

The impact of this shift in search technology means that nearly 100% of keyword data, as reported in web traffic tools like Google Analytics, will be indefinable (“not provided”). For B2B marketers, this adds an arguably unnecessary challenge to the lead analysis of search program execution and the measurement of the ROI of SEO programs. – via Moz.

YouTube Views Don’t Matter – Here Are 5 Metrics That Do

Act-On

Unless you’re in that product’s target market, probably not. The YouTube TrueView/AdWords for video system would be happy to sell you those views. Only if it’s well targeted in both the distribution and the way the video communicates its message, and eventually leads to brand lift and sales. Video video video marketing youtube youtube metricsNot true.

5 Stages of Marketing Operations, the Unicorns of B2B Marketing

bizible

A technical marketing operations role has been referred to as the unicorn of B2B marketing -- you know they exist, but you can never find one. Let’s outline the progression of a marketing operations role and watch as their pearly, white horn begins to extrude from their forehead. STAGE 1] Marketing Operations Owns and Operates Marketing Automation and MarTech Tools.

Four Digital Marketing Mistakes You Should Never Make

CMO Essentials

Digital marketing is a rapidly evolving frontier for brands and agencies alike, with new technologies and platforms constantly changing our ideas about what it means to run a successful campaign. But here are four common marketing mistakes you should never allow yourself to make: Mistake #1: Failing to mine for customer insight. If you feel a little behind the curve, don’t worry.