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5 Reasons Your Sales Reps Aren’t Getting Enough Qualified Leads

The Point

Earlier this year, I talked to a CMO at a B2B tech company whose sales counterpart was lobbying strongly for the company to adopt Account-Based Marketing (ABM) as part of their demand generation strategy. The reason?

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention.

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B2B Marketing Experience: The Case For and Against Gated Content

bizible

Gated content—ebooks, reports, and other downloads hidden behind a form—has long been a part of the B2B playbook. If you’re going to take the time and effort to put together a great PDF download, you should be getting something of value (contact information) in return, right? Right?

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Wondering How Customer Data Platforms Relate to Other Marketing Systems? Here's a Picture

Customer Experience Matrix

I was asked the other day about the distinction between Customer Data Platforms and Journey Orchestration Engines. My immediate answer was “Some CDPs are JOEs and some JOEs are CDPs. A CDP is a JOE if has journey orchestration. A JOE is a CDP if its data is accessible to other systems.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

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Best Practices for Revenue Ops: Data & Analytics

bizible

As data plays an ever-increasing role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are in position to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers.

5 SEO Tips for Videos: How Google Ranks Them & How to Optimize

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Nate Dame Videos are becoming increasingly important for B2B marketing. Companies with dedicated video marketing strategies generate more leads , earn more revenue, and enjoy better brand awareness than those engaging in all other forms of marketing.

The Era of Paying for B2B Data is Over – Introducing Unlimited Data Access

Radius

Bad data is a commodity, but good data is priceless. To me, the statement above is more than just a soundbite. It’s the foundation that Radius was built on.

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5 Ways to Make Good Pre-roll Ads (that people might actually watch)

Vidyard

Between the title and the first line, I’ve shown why you want to read this article, and it only took 5 seconds. If you have no interest in what you’ve seen so far, it’s likely you’re ready to leave.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

How to be strategically authentic

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. When the subject at hand is about creating content and standing out on the web today, the conversation usually turns to the need for “authenticity.” ” Perhaps there is no more misunderstood and mis-used word on the web today. That word actually drives me nuts.

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Three Ways To Bring Your Customers Into The Content Creation Process

B2B Marketing Insider

Forward-thinking B2B firms are using interviews, surveys and editorial advisory panels to improve their content marketing programmes. The post Three Ways To Bring Your Customers Into The Content Creation Process appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

4 Content Promotion Strategies to Increase Engagement

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Alan Cassinelli There’s no doubt that inbound marketing has fundamentally changed demand generation.

The Ultimate Social Media Holiday Calendar for 2017 [Resource]

Hubspot

Whether it's International Cat Day, Pizza Day, or Talk Like a Pirate Day, it seems like almost every day, the internet is celebrating a holiday. Whenever I log onto Twitter, I quickly scan what's trending on the left-hand side of the screen.

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.

How Brian Used Video in Customer Success to Communicate Change

Vidyard

Every CSM knows that change can be a big sticking point for customers, especially a change like a new customer success manager.

Social media strategy leaders: Sarah Nilson

Biznology

Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. These professionals are pioneers, laying the groundwork for future marketers. I’ve spoken with leaders in many industries but this is my first in pharmaceuticals!

If You Don’t Know Me by Now: Why Personalization Must be Part of Your Content Strategy

Content Standard

You’ve spent years developing your personas and you’re tasked with building a content strategy that will meet the distinct needs of each one. This should be easy.

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How to Scale Your Marketing Strategy Without Sacrificing Engagement

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Patrick Groover Companies are always looking for a new edge to capture mindshare and differentiate their solution within the marketplace.

Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

How Generations X, Y, and Z Consume Video Content [Infographic]

Hubspot

YouTube has over one billion users worldwide, and they all watch different types of videos every day. What's your favorite type of video to watch on the platform?

Its all about the Benchmarks

The ROI Guy

Alinean Assessment tools Benchmarking Demand Gen Report Diagnostic Assessment Diagnostic Selling Executive Assessment Tools financial benchmarks interactive content Pisello Security Assessment

This Week in Content Marketing: Is Native Advertising’s Fail on Brands or Publishers?

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this episode, Robert and I dissect the latest native advertising research to see whether this technique is gaining ground or losing fans.

What Good Data Means for B2B Marketing Strategies

Content Standard

It’s been a long day at the office for our heroic marketing manager. She’s found herself sandwiched between pressure from corporate leadership to meet performance quotas and constant production hiccups from her team when it comes to actually executing on their B2B marketing strategies.

How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel

Generate more leads. Better leads. Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. And content fuels it all.

Marketing Lessons Learned from a Life of Swag Hoarding

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Caroline Ruggiero It’s 10:24 p.m. on Friday night after a long week on the road talking about the Engagement Economy.

How Customer-Driven Copy Helped HubSpot Increase Conversions by Nearly 100%

Hubspot

New copy isn't better just because it's new. You can't just give your copy a "refresh" or aimlessly fiddle with headlines to get a huge boost in conversions.

Why Your Business Needs Outbound Lead Generation

B2B Marketing Insider

Brands are becoming increasingly dependent on the internet. Consumers have changed the way they shop for the things they need and want, and savvy businesses have taken notice. Customers are now in control of the information they receive and the channels through which they get their information.

The Good News About CMOs and Data Driven Marketing

It's All About Revenue

Before I get to the aforementioned good news allow me to go back in time, be it ever so slightly. In January of this year I scribed a post entitled 2017: The Year of the Data Driven CMO. Feel free to click to read the entire piece but until you do here's some highlights from that post.

The B2B Demand Gen Marketing Playbook

To build integrated, data-driven programs, demand gen marketers need diverse, compelling content at every stage of the buyer's journey.

Why screenshots may be the key to influence marketing measurement

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. Last year, one of the major emerging themes at the annual SXSW festival was influence marketing and again this year, it dominated the branding sessions.

3 Can’t-Miss Learnings at Marketing Nation Summit 2017

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Chandar Pattabhiram The countdown is on! In just one month, I’ll be taking the stage for my fourth Marketing Nation Summit and I couldn’t be more excited. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever before.

How Page Load Time Affects Conversion Rates: 12 Case Studies [Infographic]

Hubspot

If your website takes longer than three seconds to load, you could be losing nearly half of your visitors, according to data from Akamai. It's pretty simple: the faster the speed of your website, the happier your visitors will be.