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7 Trends That Will Change Social Media in 2017


People come to social media to interact with interesting content, so instead of sharing a photo of a product on Instagram with a “Buy Now” call-to-action, share gift ideas and product trends (24% and 16% of survey respondents relied on social media for these, respectively ) and encourage online shopping without directly asking for it. Good question. Another idea? One example? Recipes.

No. 4 Trend: What Fringe Social Media Platforms Are Worth Your Time in 2016?

Content Standard

In August, I started this series of 6 content marketing trends affecting your success in 2016. Recently, Instagram opened its advertising API to every brand, subsequently increasing the volume and frequency of sponsored posts featured in the average users’ stream. This is just one of the major trends impacting your 2016 marketing strategy. billion by 2017. Bold, I know!

Bislr: A "Marketing Operating System" That Includes Marketing Automation As An App

Customer Experience Matrix

There was a really interesting discussion this week over on Scott Brinker’s ChiefMartec blog about the evolution of marketing automation systems into “platforms” that each support a swarm of satellite applications connected through open APIs. Part of this had to do with the scope of the integration available (that is, which functions are accessible via the API). But I digress.

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Content Marketing: Trend Spotting in the Social Media Wild

WindMill Networking

Need help spotting trends in social media content marketing? There are many ways to find the trending topics across broad audiences – but try to do the same for laundry detergent, for example, and it might not be so easy.  You have your classic trending topics and hash tags.  You have Google Trends and Insights.  Many offer APIs, so their functionality can be extended.

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Marketing Vendor Selection: Trends You'll Need to Support

Customer Experience Matrix

Here are some trends I expect will be important. It requires more flexible data models, APIs for smooth data exchange, and often a substantial increase in total data volume. No one vendor will be top of all these trends and neither will any one marketer. marketing system evaluation marketing automation trends software selectionSocial Media. Mobile. Video. Benchmarks.

The anti-prediction of 2012 social media predictions

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Too early to tell, but I think I am trending correct on this one. I’ll have to give myself an incomplete. Although the entry barriers to this niche are really low (come up with an algorithm, attach it to the Twitter API and go), distilling wisdom from that big data takes some fire-power. crowdsourcing facebook futurist twitter social media trendsProbably you too?

Marketing Automation News from Dreamforce: B2B More Integrated, B2C Stays Separate

Customer Experience Matrix

As near as I can tell, this is the same type of API-level integration available with any third-party system. For what it’s worth, the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud APIs are also part of Salesforce1, but don’t confuse that with sharing the same underlying platform.They don''t. app exchange customer data management dreamforce exacttarget marketing automation marketing software trends pardot predictive modeling I spent the early part of this week at ’s annual Dreamforce conference. Here are my observations. The big news was for geeks.

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Is Your Real-Time Email Marketing Really Real-Time?

CMO Essentials

Any time you move data around using a file transfer protocol (FTP) or application program interface (API) to sync data between databases, you introduce delays into the process. Demand Generation Operations & Technology Trending email marketing marketing tactics real-time marketingHowever, more personalization usually means more delays. Does your data have to be synced or uploaded?

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Predictions for B2B Marketing in 2011

Customer Experience Matrix

Competitors will include existing marketing automation and CRM systems seeking to use their existing functions as a base, and entirely new systems that provide a consistent interface to access many different products transparently via their APIs. 4. Did you really think I'd talk about trends without mentioning social media? 2011 predictions demand generation marketing automation industry trendsI don't usually bother with the traditional "predictions for next year" piece at this time of year. So I figured I'd share it here as well. Integration will be the new mantra.

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What is Predictive Marketing?


Predictive marketing is the practice of utilizing predictive analytics, historical data, trends, and patterns to predict future outcomes. In other words, using what we know about our current customers, lost business, and sales prospects and combining that with outside data, such as market and global trends, to identify which leads and accounts are most likely to become customers.

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7 not-quite-predictions for marketing technology in 2016


So I won’t offer any predictions for 2016, but I’ve probably qualified to share several not-quite-predictions — slightly vague but meaningful ideas and trends that I think are likely to impact marketing in the year ahead. Most people suck at accurately predicting the future. I’m one of them. thought it was a reasonably solid bet. ” (A). Martech is going mainstream.

The dashboard has finally been perfected


One of the biggest problems I have as a small businessman is keeping track of everything: RSS feeds, competitors, backend performance data, social media mentions and trends, sales cycles, reputation warnings, revenue data, my inboxes, my calendar, key RSS feeds, search performance, tasks, and a million other sources of data. Google Trends. Push API. But that’s not enough.

The 24 Best Visual Content Creation Tools


Creately offers desktop and online versions ” — Small Business Trends. Showcase reviews:  Snall Business Trends. 3) Google Charts. ” — Small Business Trends. Showcase reviews:  Snall Business Trends. 4) ThingLink. ” — Small Business Trends. Showcase reviews:  Snall Business Trends. 6) Mondrian. Small Business Trends. Pricing:  free.

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5 technology trends every software marketer needs to know about

Digital Body Language

So why on earth should you want to be aware major trends that are happening in the software development space? Because these current trends are big, transformative, and are changing the nature of how software is built, delivered, and sold. The important trend to be aware of now, as marketers, is that finally this trend has reached critical mass.

How Siri and Google Now could change the social media landscape

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Google will leverage the API of these social networks as much as those APIs allow, and the networks will continue to try to resist becoming a service by placing restrictions on the API. By Neicole Crepeau, Contributing {grow}  Columnist. On the Internet, the big battle continues to be over “place.” That’s where your friends and family are. Is this the time for Google+?

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14 Data Visualization Tools to Tell Better Stories with Numbers

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Zing Chart is a JavaScript charting library and feature-rich API set that lets you build interactive Flash or HTML5 charts. Designed for journalists, it allows for a variety of different ways to visualize the data and help you understand any underlying trends. Zing Chart is a JavaScript charting library and feature-rich API set that lets you build interactive Flash or HTML5 charts.

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Marketo Conference: Small Changes, Big Picture

Customer Experience Matrix

This borders on integration of Web display with marketing automation, an extremely important trend. They’ll have to keep their APIs simple enough that app developers can integrate with other marketing automation systems as well. APIs are available to connect each layer to third party applications. My main reaction was, what’s new? But it’s not enough to decide to be a platform.

17 Marketing Terms You Were Too Embarrassed to Google (But Should Definitely Know)


As inbound marketers, it’s our job to keep up with the latest trends in our industry, news on our competitors, and the latest marketing jargon. RSS feeds make keeping up with the latest industry trends easy as pie. 14) API. An “application programming interface,” or API, is kind of a like a phone for applications to have conversations. moments at my time here at HubSpot.

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17 Marketing Terms You Were Too Embarrassed to Google (But Should Definitely Know)


As inbound marketers, it’s our job to keep up with the latest trends in our industry, news on our competitors, and the latest marketing jargon. RSS feeds make keeping up with the latest industry trends easy as pie. 14) API. An “application programming interface,” or API, is kind of a like a phone for applications to have conversations. moments at my time here at HubSpot.

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Why Marketing Automation is the Key to Sharing Strategic Insights with Sales

Modern B2B Marketing

In this blog, I’ll cover two trends that are driving the demand from the sales team for higher quality leads, and how a strong marketing automation platform can help you provide your sales channel with greater insight into audience behavior: Understanding the Trends. The first trend is a tech-savvy sales team. The second trend is the convergence of technology.

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17 Data Visualization Tools & Resources You Should Bookmark


You can easily download statistics and charts you find to PDF,PNG, or Office files to customize and use them accordingly. 2) Google Trends. Ever find yourself looking for data about popular topics, online trends, and current events? If you haven’t already discovered it, Google Trends will be your new favorite resource. The best part about Google Trends? Check 'em out.

5 Types of SEO Audits for B2B Organizations

KoMarketing Associates

The trend in SEO auditing with these tools is that they evaluate link acquisition overall, and in coordination with content marketing assets, as opposed to direct qualification of “tactical effectiveness” It’s my opinion that most B2B marketers have little time to directly acquire links from third party sites, at least on a consistent, ongoing basis. How do you do this?

The State of Digital Media, in 5 Charts


With Mary Meeker’s “2016 Internet Trends” report, PageFair’s annual ad-blocking report , IAB’s quarterly revenue update , and Pew Research’s “State of the News Media”  all coming out within the span of a few weeks, there has been a flood of information about the current state of the media, advertising, and marketing industries.

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Kred tries to one-up Klout by taking influence to the masses

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One of the questions I am often  asked is, “OK we understand this marketing trend, but we’re a small business. So I am more focused on the trend and the opportunities than short-term things that look might appear silly. I had an opportunity to ask a few questions of Kred CEO Andrew Grill about this latest round of social influence innovation: Andrew Grill. Tweet.

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Infer Infuses Microsoft Power BI with Predictive Intelligence to Deliver Next-Generation Sales Analytics


For example, Infer provides dashboards about: Marketing Leads : By identifying good leads and accounts in a company’s nurture database and monitoring how long they’ve been neglected, leaders can use this dashboard to pinpoint segments that need more attention, monitor conversion trends across lead sources and account-based marketing tactics, and build goals on these metrics. About Infer.

Integrating marketing technologies? That’s the easy part


You configure the data exchange between them, or in less pre-defined integrations, figure out the APIs available for getting stuff in and out. Almost all of the major “marketing cloud” platforms have significantly improved their API layers and grown their ISV ecosystems of plugish-playish third-party products. There is no culture API. Inadequate budget/resources.

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Facebook and Google Rule Advertising, and 3 Other Takeaways From the IAB’s Latest Report


Both highlights signal the culmination of a trend that has been simmering for a while now: Mobile devices have taken over media consumption. The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) latest revenue report , released on November 1, shows that advertisers are finally catching up to these trends. Here’s how. 1. Mobile ad spend is booming. climbed 89 percent to $15.5

[Chart] Google+ Posts Drop Even as Accounts Rise

It's All About Revenue

The chart shows that G Plus users appear to be using the service more like Facebook with targeted sharing being the trend. With the launch of the G+ API this week, tools for automation and analysis on the network will inevitably start popping up offering even greater social media insight, which is great for data-driven marketers like you and me ! when comparing the last 2 months.

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How BuzzSumo Achieved $2.5m Annual Revenue in its First Year: Case Study in SaaS Growth


This is not easy for a tool such as ours, but our trending dashboard shows new trending content every day, our content alerts notify users in real time of new mentions and links, and our soon-to-be-released outreach lists and conversations help users build relationships with key influencers every day. I have always admired the transparency of companies like Buffer and Moz. Mentors.

Syndicate Great Euro Content With AFP Sports


The French daily, Le Monde, for example has built their live content hub using the ScribbleLive API and their coverage features real-time expert analysis, reader Q&As and animated gifs. Industry trends content curation content syndication Sports MarketingCoverage will proceed throughout the event until the conclusion of the championship match on July 10, 2016. Do More with Less.

20+ Metrics for Measuring B2B SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates

SEO Trend Analysis. Trend analysis of key SEO metrics provides insight into how well your search marketing strategy has performed over time, and helps to establish goals and benchmarks for future campaigns. Using Tools & APIs To Track Your Social Media Strategy. Unless specified otherwise, all metrics are assumed to be tracked on a regular (at least monthly) basis.

3 Enterprise Lessons Learned From MME16

It's All About Revenue

In his keynote address, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd called out the macro economic trends by framing up the pressure he and his peer CEOs are under to perform, correlating that pressure as to why we as marketers need to respond with tangible results. " In this environment of constant technology innovation and the pressure to perform, many of us could relate to that statement. Speed Matters.

10 Valuable SEO Resources: Keyword Research, Tools, and Local SEO


Ben Goodsell explains how to identify top competitors in search, how to use SEMrush to discover how people are finding competitors in search, and how to use the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool along with Excel to identify search trends and quantify search volume. Image credit: Small Business Ideas Blog. At its core, search still relies on words, whether typed or spoken. what is…?

How to Define The Content Marketing Metrics that Matter

It's All About Revenue

All members of your team need to be able to connect the dots to uncover anomalies, trends and opportunities. Automate and Visualize Data As you build analytics dashboards, look for ways to automate the entry process using APIs or other methods of pulling data from one program to another. Create more content. Create better content. Create visual content. Admit it. Content Marketing

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Openprise Gives Marketers Easy(ish) Tool to Manage Their Data

Customer Experience Matrix

Openprise works by connecting data sources, which are typically lists but sometimes API feeds, to “pipelines” that contain a sequence of if/then rules. Some can run in real time through API calls. The system also provides some data analysis capabilities, including time series, ranking, pie charts, word frequency, calendars, time of day, and trend reports.

Image Recognition technology is a goldmine for marketers

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Using sophisticated application programming interfaces (APIs), developers have made it possible for users to take a picture of an object or person, and immediately learn where to buy the object shown, or where to connect with the person photographed. By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist. I am admiring a stranger’s purse. post our happy moment on Instagram.

Why Marketing Automation, Why Now?

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Heidi Bullock Trends keep life interesting. Some recent trends garnering excitement include: 1. If you’re in marketing, a “trend” you’ve probably heard about is marketing automation. What if it’s a trend, like juicing? Here’s why: Why Marketing Automation is More than a Trend. 1. Which city are you? Which font are you?!

Top Internet strategy, marketing and technology links for the week of February 23, 2013


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60 Marketing Acronyms Every Industry Pro Should Know


API: Application Programming Interface. APIs allow an application to extract information from a service and use that information in their own application, or sometimes for data analysis. It''s kind of like a phone for applications to have conversations -- an API literally "calls" one application and gets information to bring to you to use in your software. See SaaS.).

The Marketing Technology Landscape: An Interview with Scott Brinker

It's All About Revenue

We sat down with Scott to pick his brain on many topics, including the explosion of the marketing technology landscape, the trends he has identified over the years, and where he thinks this is all headed in the future. With that proliferation—from 150 to over 4,000—have you noticed any specific trends in terms of the types of technology? It's quite overwhelming.

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