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The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer

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The post The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer Buying JourneyDaniel Heimlich posted the following photo on his LinkedIn page. Not sure who the conference speaker was, but the five […].

What Types of Content Propels B2B Buyers

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I recently enjoyed an article titled, “Which Types of Content do B2B Tech Buyers Respond to Most?” B2B Buyer ContentThe article is […].

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Crisp Sales and Marketing Execution – A Key to B2B Success

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Planning is great, and having the right marketing and sales strategies in place is imperative, but it can be for […]. Marketing Strategy Sales and Marketing Marketing Execution

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Asking “Why” Makes Your Marketing Content More Effective

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This post is short and sweet, but it also highly important to your success as a B2B marketer. As someone […]. Marketing Content marketing message

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

Contents GOING LONG: HOW 5 B2B TECH BRANDS BUILT VALUABLE AUDIENCES THROUGH HIGH-QUALITY, LONGFORM CONTENT CONTENTLY3 Brands aren’t just publishing. Thirty-one percent identified as B2B marketers, 18. 49 percent work across B2B and B2C businesses. marketing in B2B tech, even major brands like. B2B marketers. for B2B marketers than for B2C marketers. little.

B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2015

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At the beginning of each year, my team and I publish a report on significant trends in B2B sales and marketing. This report is based on our experience with our B2B clients as well as relevant industry research. We see many B2B companies adopting an end-to-end marketing and sales framework that: Attributes new revenue to specific lead sources. You can read the full report here.

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How Do Potential B2B Buyers Find You?

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There are hundreds of articles, blogs and papers on the subject of finding B2B prospects. The post How Do Potential B2B Buyers Find You? appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer B2B Marketing Pull MarketingThe conversation goes something like […].

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B2B Marketing: Know the Trends, Pick the Right Strategy

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What B2B marketing tactics are working now for others, and how well? In working with leading global B2B companies, our Fusion Marketing team is extremely familiar with the cost/benefits of various lead generation programs. While the right B2B marketing strategy will vary by type of product and industry, we do see distinct trends. But what tactics yield the best results?

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Attracting More B2B Buyers by Focusing on Their Interests

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The post Attracting More B2B Buyers by Focusing on Their Interests appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer Demand Generation Marketing FocusWhat problems are your buyers looking to solve? Like you, I’m frequently bombarded by online ads and self-promoting emails […].

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

Consider: Content Marketing on the Rise &86% B2B Marketers are now using content marketing in. strategic fashion 77% B2C Marketers 76% 69%& B2B Marketers are creating more content than they. report, only 21 percent of B2B marketers say that they’re. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. All rights reserved. Introduction 4 II. brands.

B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2016

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At the end of each year, my team and I publish a report on the major B2B marketing and sales […]. The post B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2016 appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. Marketing Trends B2B Marketing B2B Sales

How to Rejuvenate a Troubled B2B Brand

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Category two is where you keep the name but change all the messaging.  My suggestions will work for both types of B2B brand rejuvenation, but category one is more difficult, of course. Interestingly, according to the intensive Millard Brown BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Study , 20 B2B brands make the list of the 100 most valuable brands. B2B Brand Brand Branding

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Can You Really Use Marketing to Shrink the B2B Sales Cycle?

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It seems at least once a week that I talk to a B2B company about how to shrink their sales […]. The post Can You Really Use Marketing to Shrink the B2B Sales Cycle? appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Sales Sales Cycle Sales Model B2B sales cycle

The Tao of B2B Buying Behavior – Why Emotion Trumps Logic

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The post The Tao of B2B Buying Behavior – Why Emotion Trumps Logic appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buying B2B Marketing B2B BuyerI’ve always wanted to use the word “Tao” in a blog post because the term has such profound (albeit esoteric) […].

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

benchmark report, 76 percent of B2B marketers and 77 percent of B2C marketers. and over half of both B2B and B2C marketers are not clear on what a successful. The Drum named the Best B2B Content Marketing of 2015. Content. Methodology: A Best. Practices Report Copyright © 2016 Contently. All rights reserved. Definition II. Why a Content Methodology Is Needed III. the stories.

How to Achieve Expert Status in B2B Marketing and Sales

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B2B Marketing Expert Status B2B SalesOn my last post, I talked about the huge difference between companies and individuals who are considered experts, versus those […].

B2B Content Marketing That Drives Results

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The Payoff Earned from Effective B2B Content. Effective B2B content attracts visitors to your website, provides value for your social media outreach, converts website visitors to leads, and much more. High-quality B2B content delivers on a specific purpose: Attracts organic search traffic. B2B Content Marketing Content Marketing b2b content Content marketing

How to Beat Larger Competitors at B2B Marketing and Sales

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The same is true in B2B marketing. This is true in both B2C and B2B. Regardless of the market you operate in, I hope these ideas show you how to consistently beat your larger competitors in B2B marketing and sales. Competitors B2B Marketing Marketing and Sales This is equally true in smaller market segments. Certainly there are some disadvantages. Go where they aren’t!

How B2B Marketing Supports Sales Enablement

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B2B Marketing Sales Effectivness Sales Enablement Sales Growth Sales effectiveness There is a lot of industry buzz around the term “sales enablement.” This is terrific because the marketing department should […].

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Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

According to CMI’s 2015 report, just 35 percent of B2B or- ganizations and 27 percent of B2C organizations have a. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 2: Strategy and Roadmap Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Introduction 3 II. conference.

Social Media – Driving Competitive Advantage for B2B Marketers

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eMarketing Strategy’s Ruth Stevens, one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of B2B marketing, posted the above graphic on LinkedIn. Based on our experience speaking with many B2B organizations, these results pass the smell test. As I said in an early 2011 blog post , B2B social media is meant to be a marathon, not a sprint. B2B Pull Marketing Social Media b2b

How to Validate Your B2B Go-to-Market Plan

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The post How to Validate Your B2B Go-to-Market Plan appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. Marketing Plan Sales Model b2b Go-to-Market Market PlanMy team and I are often asked to comment on – or do a more formal evaluation of – a […].

Lower the Cost and Boost the Productivity of B2B Sales

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Given the enormous cost of recruiting, training, managing and retaining sales talent, this should represent a red flag for many companies. I get a chance to work with many B2B sales executives, and from a marketer’s standpoint, I believe four major problems contribute to a high cost/low performing sales organization: Poor alignment between the marketing and sales functions. B2B Sales Marketing and Sales lead-to-revenue Last month, David Brock, president of Partners in Excellence, published an excellent article titled A Frightening Look At the Cost Of a Sales Person. 

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Six Fast Ways to Improve Your B2B Copy

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Every few months I get the urge to focus my blog post on the subject of copywriting – specifically, how to write B2B copy that achieve the intended results. I do this not only to help the readers of my blog, but also because I need the useful reminders myself on how to communicate in the most effective manner. B2B Copy Copywriting communications Write to be understood, not to impress.

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. B2B marketers will focus.

Entrepreneur or Not – You Need to Read This

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The post Entrepreneur or Not – You Need to Read This appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. If you are a corporate wage earner — as I was for much of my working life — you may […]. Entrepreneur

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Use Digital Content to Shorten the B2B Sales Cycle

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It seems like everyone is talking about B2C and B2B content marketing. What types of digital content shorten the B2B sales cycle?  When it comes to shortening the B2B sales cycle, there is no right or wrong when it comes to content length.  Technorati Tags: B2B content marketing , B2B sales cycle , Digital content. Company and Product Reviews. Case Studies.

Why Timing is a Critical Factor in B2B Marketing Success

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The post Why Timing is a Critical Factor in B2B Marketing Success appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Marketing Marketing Timing Market TimingEarlier this year, Bill Gross, founder of Idealab, spoke at TED on the topic of top factors in startup success.  […].

Nine Critical Criteria For Selecting Lead-to-Revenue Technology

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My team and I write lots of content for our B2B clients. We also keep our own content stream flowing […]. CRM Lead-to-Revenue Marketing Automation lead-to-revenue

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

What’s the Difference Between B2B and B2C Market- ing?” ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 3: Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Introduction 3 II. Building an Editorial Calendar 20 V.

Digital Disruption and Disintermediation – Key Drivers for B2B Companies

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The post Digital Disruption and Disintermediation – Key Drivers for B2B Companies appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. One of our super-smart clients sent me a really interesting article titled The Battle is for the Customer Interface. The […]. Digital Marketing

B2B Marketing: The Importance of Blocking and Tackling

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By marketing machine, I mean a systematized process for creating awareness, generating B2B leads, qualifying prospects, and converting them into sales opportunities. There is both an art and science to creating an effective B2B marketing machine. More often than not, the B2B companies we talk to can benefit from a better-performing website. Build the database.

Fast Lead Response Keeps B2B Leads from Going Stale

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Last month, I spoke about lead metrics and ROI at the B2B Leads Conference in New York. Most had case studies or industry data to support their claim that lead response time is a key B2B leads metric. If these statistics aren’t sobering enough, consider the following: 51.4% of B2B leads are never called. Technorati Tags: B2B Leads , Lead Response , Sales Development.

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B2B Sales and Marketing Transformation

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B2B Marketing B2B SalesI just viewed a great online video that deserves its own blog post. The speaker is Barry Trailer, Chief Research […].

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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. B2B marketers will focus.

5 Characteristics of a Winning B2B Marketer

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Following are five key characteristics that will separate you, as a winning B2B marketer, from the has-beens and also-rans. Winning B2B Marketer Stops What is Hurting. Winning B2B Marketer Plays to Win. Winning B2B Marketer Demonstrates Laser Focus. Winning B2B Marketer Flouts Conventional Wisdom. Winning B2B Marketer Does Whatever it Takes. In B2B marketing and sales, doing whatever it takes means that you do the tough upfront work to make sure you have a compelling value proposition. B2B Marketer B2B Marketing Winning B2B Marketer