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New Chapter for the B2B Lead Blog

B2B Lead Generation Blog

You may have noticed the B2B Lead Blog has a new look. look forward to keeping up with the accelerating evolution B2B lead generation, demand generation, and marketing for the complex sale, and helping you do the same. Feel free to comment here or join me on the  B2B Lead Roundtable LinkedIn Group. You may have noticed the B2B Lead Blog has a new look.

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4 Myths Preventing True B2B Customer Understanding

Tony Zambito

There is a big problem when it comes to B2B customer research.  And, most B2B executives may be unable to see or recognize the problem.  According to various studies over the years (by credible institutions such as Harvard) regarding market and customer research, approximately 80% or better of B2B customer research is conducted to reinforce current assumptions about customers. 

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. These changes are affecting tactics, budgets, messaging, and metrics as illustrated in the compilation of B2B marketing facts and statistics below.

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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. Here are three key takeaways plus some additional musings.

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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 Copywriting: 5 Common Terms & Phrases to Avoid

The Point

Here are my candidates for 5 common terms and phrases that every B2B writer should eliminate from his/her vocabulary: To Learn More. For more B2B copywriting tips, check out our infographic: “ 10 Commandments of Email Copywriting “ The post B2B Copywriting: 5 Common Terms & Phrases to Avoid appeared first on The Point. Why should I click on your ad? Submit.

What Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn Could Mean For B2B Marketers

bizible

Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn holds enormous potential for helping B2B marketers reach their audiences and improve revenue generation. Gmail Sponsored Promotions work well for B2B marketers given the ability to target specific domains and target business audiences that are constantly on email. B2B marketers may have a lot to look forward to. B2B Marketing

Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

The Point

Results are in from a recent survey on B2B Lead Generation by the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn ( free report download here ), and the numbers tell a disheartening story. At face value, it’s hard not to conclude based on this data that many B2B marketers are struggling to even measure lead generation success, let alone achieve it. Why is that?

8 Great LinkedIn Groups for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

It is no secret that LinkedIn is a valuable social media platform for B2B marketers. And according to the “LinkedIn Ads Benchmark Report Q3 2015” published by Marketing Mojo, 79 percent of B2B marketers said that LinkedIn was “effective” at generating leads. B2B Technology Marketing Community. B2B Sales, Marketing, Social Media & Lead Generation. Google Analytics.

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.

The 9 Circles of B2B Marketing Hell

bizible

B2B marketing and sales is a drawn out process that takes months, or longer, to convert leads to customers. Below, read about the 9 circles of B2B marketing hell and what you can do to avoid them. Account-based marketing has been a hot topic for B2B marketers over the last year, and for good reason. In B2B marketing, quality should always be a goal. Think about it.

B2B Marketing: Top 100 Twitter Influencers

Onalytica B2B

70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago. This data comes from the  2015 B2B Content Marketing Trends  report from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs. So B2B marketers are furiously creating more content. Top 100 B2B Marketing Twitter Influencers. B2B Marketing. Really B2B. We’re here to help! 100. 2.

What Every B2B Marketer Needs to Know About Readability

Act-On

B2B marketers have named a perennial problem with producing engaging content. In the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs 2016 B2B Content Marketing Trends report , “Producing engaging content” was the #1 challenge marketers face. Improving readability is a particularly excellent opportunity for B2B marketers. Is the content you publish engaging enough? Typography.

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Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing?

The Point

As someone who’s worked in B2B marketing for more than twenty-five years, I need no convincing that marketing has taken on a more strategic, measurable role in driving corporate success. But is data all that’s needed to drive B2B marketing success? I don’t believe so. The post Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing? Sure, data rules the roost. List. 2. Offer. 3. Creative.

Announcing The 2015 B2B Web Usability Report

KoMarketing Associates

But B2B marketers also need to know what buyers actually want from a vendor website. In coordination with our partners Huff Industrial Marketing and BuyerZone , and in sponsorship with ten24 Digital Solutions , we strive to answer these questions and many others in this year’s B2B Web Usability Report. B2B Online Marketing Blog Events & Updates Want to Learn More?

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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.

Are you taking advantage of B2B marketing data?

Biznology

Frequent readers know that most of my marketing experience is B2B rather than B2C, and that virtually everything I do is data driven. So, perhaps you might think that I didn’t have much to learn when I picked up  B2B Data-Driven Marketing by fellow Biznology blogger Ruth Stevens and Theresa Kushner. No B2B marketer should be without this book. Wrong. Like this post?

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3 Good Questions to Align Strategy, B2B Marketing, and Sales

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you intentionally linked your sales, b2b marketing, and strategy? . That’s a lot of managerial time and effort as well as money, and the reality is that sales forces are, by far, the biggest and most important part of strategy execution for most firms, especially in B2B markets. My research started with distribution channels, B2B distribution channels, morphed into sales.

30 B2B Social Media Tips for 2016

KoMarketing Associates

And of the 95% of B2B marketers who have created corporate social media accounts, half still aren’t regularly active on social media and just 10% feel they are able to articulate the business value of social media efforts. As we get into 2016, here are 30 tips to help improve your B2B social media strategy: 1.  Think Beyond B2B. 10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages.

Don’t Bore People: 10 Ideas for B2B Newsletter Content

Act-On

What’s the first thing you think when you hear “B2B newsletter”? Neither does most B2B marketing. B2B newsletters definitely don’t have to be dull – at least for their core, intended audiences. In order to give you a few ideas for how to make your newsletters worth reading, I’ve rounded up 10 ideas for B2B newsletter content. If you’re like most people, it’s boredom.

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.

How to Find Influencers for B2B Online Marketing Campaigns

KoMarketing Associates

But, identifying influencers is something that many B2B marketers find challenging, especially when dealing with an unfamiliar industry. While influencer marketing can be a difficult task that takes time and expertise, it has proven to be a successful B2B tactic that many companies continue to expand budgets around in 2016. And how can you use it? BuzzStream Discovery Tool.

Use Buyer Persona Research To Improve B2B Customer Experience

Tony Zambito

Recent research by SiriusDecisions found that for 80% of B2B buyers surveyed, customer experience counted as the top significant reason why they chose to work with a specific provider over another.  However, what should be noted by B2B CMO’s and leaders today is this interesting notion:  much of today’s planning, strategizing, activity, and etc. by Creative Stall. Would you agree?

The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer

Great B2B Marketing

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 […].

5 Amazing Ways to Spark B2B Marketing Creativity

B2B Marketing Insider

B2B marketing is the stepchild of the creativity family. Some people consider the B2B industry boring. The post 5 Amazing Ways to Spark B2B Marketing Creativity appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy B2B Marketing Content Marketing Marketing MixAnd how their team struggles to gain customer attention. Well, that’s not entirely true.

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.

33 Inspiring B2B digital marketing case studies

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Rob Petersen, {grow} Community Member First, a few depressing facts: 86 percent of B2B companies say they are doing content marketing Just 38 percent say it is effective 21 perecnt are able to track a return on investment (ROI) (source: Content Marketing Institute ) Benefits from marketing and attribution of results always seem harder for B2B companies than B2C. million. million.

The Power Of B2B Referral Marketing Programs

Influitive b2b

B2B customers tend to be very informed about the products and services they use— more so than in their lives as consumers. 2015 B2B Buyer’s Survey report found that 75% of buyers rely on social media to research potential vendors. Guide To Engaging B2B Customers  In The Digital Age. Other B2B brands have had success by melding referrals and customer advocacy: Find out how ReadyTalk uses advocate marketing to generate high-quality, fast-closing referral leads. How other B2B marketers use advocate marketing to get high-quality referrals. Download now.

6 Tools for Automating B2B Social Media Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Social media can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a B2B marketer, because it can be a struggle to find things to share. What automation tools do you use for B2B social media marketing? B2B Online Marketing Blog Social Media StrategiesThat doesn’t change, no matter the target audience. Below are some tools that can help you research, schedule, and monitor. Buffer.

B2B Marketing Needs Visual Storytellers

acSellerant

Professional B2B marketers have had to reinvent themselves several times over the past 20 years. The post B2B Marketing Needs Visual Storytellers appeared first on acSellerant Visual Strategies. Business Story Marketing Visual B2B Stories Visual Storytelling SEO) that came with it Then the rise […].

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.

Right vs. Wrong – B2B Sales People and Additional Thoughts About the SiriusDecisions B2B Buyer Research

ANNUITAS

The B2B marketing and sales world was abuzz a few weeks ago when SiriusDecisions reported that the decline in importance of the B2B sales person, which has been reported by many, has been greatly exaggerated. And with that, the B2B Twittersphere went wild and all B2B sales people breathed a huge sigh of relief. Is this really or has it ever been about B2B sales people?

New Research on How B2B Marketers Get More Leads

Act-On

Lead generation, also commonly referred to as lead gen, continues to be one of B2B marketers’ top goals. It’s so important that if you distilled an average B2B marketer’s job description down to two words, they might well be “get leads”. And in LinkedIn Group B2B Technology Marketing Community ’s B2B Lead Generation Trends Report. It shows an evolution of B2B marketing.

14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity

Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. Today’s  b2b buyers are typically  70% of the way through their purchase process  before they contact a vendor’s sales team. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution?

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook

Act-On

Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. I had a Facebook page all along, of course. Cause that’s where B2B people get results, right? Plenty of B2B marketers are using Facebook. Lead generation is most B2B marketers’ bread and butter.

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 Ways B2B CMOs Can improve Audience Development With Buyer Persona Research

Tony Zambito

For B2B CMOs, the idea of audience development and engagement can be perplexing.  Questions I often receive when working with CMOs specific to B2B. Investing in audience development remains a key goal for many B2B CMOs.  Cultivating and connecting with an audience in the digital economy has become a must-do ingredient to successful B2B Marketing.  by Gregor Črešnar.

5 Ways B2B Organizations Can Incorporate Video Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

The integration of video content has been a confusing topic for many in the B2B space. And it’s imperative to consider how video can be leveraged for B2B online marketing. This is especially important because based on a study last year, many B2B marketers (63%) are planning on spending more on video over the next year. Tutorials. Video Testimonials. Interviews.

Inside the Rise of B2B Video Marketing

Salesfusion

A look at what’s fueling the growth of video in B2B marketing and how you can tap into this burgeoning field. What’s the next big thing in B2B content marketing? Meanwhile, Content Marketing Institute reports steady growth in the use of video in B2B content marketing, with 76% of companies indicating that they used some form of video in 2015 (which is a 9% increase over 2013).

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Infographic: 29 Tips to Improve B2B Email Campaign Performance

The Point

Check out the infographic below to discover 29 proven tips, techniques, and strategies for better B2B email performance, adapted from this earlier post. B2B Marketing Demand Generation E-mail email design email marketing Graphic Design B2B email marketing email copywriting tips email deliverability email design tips email marketing best practices email marketing tips

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.