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10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing

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By Mark Schaefer. I’m often asked: “What is the next big thing in marketing?” ” This seems like a simple question, but I’m not sure I know any more. started thinking about this and came up with at least 10 “big things” that will profoundly impact my career, and yours. first posted this list on Facebook and it provoked some interesting comments. ” No.

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Matrix of 31 Marketing Funnel Metrics [Infographic]

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Marketing funnel metrics are always at the forefront of a B2B marketer’s mind. We’re constantly looking at conversion rates, cost data, social shares, open rates, and click-throughs -- just to name a few. While different teams focus on different metrics (because we’re all running different marketing strategies), how do all of these metrics compare to each other? click to enlarge).

An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing

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The reality of life as a professional marketer is that there is rarely, ever, enough time, budget, resources or bandwidth to plan, design, build, launch and manage every campaign as we would if we could. I get that. We all make compromises. And yet it’s because of those compromises that campaigns often don’t perform as well as they should, and so, results fail to meet expectations.

Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends and Challenges

Industrial Marketing Today

For the past four years, I have downloaded and read research reports on Manufacturing Content Marketing in North America published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial content marketing Manufacturing content marketing

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

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Think You’re Not Good at Content Marketing? Try Simplifying Your Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

The masters of content marketing have become the masters of the digital universe. Those who excel at this craft enjoy as much as 7.9 times more site traffic than those who fall flat. They experience higher engagement levels, generate leads at a fraction of the cost of outbound marketing, and see conversion rates that are […]. The post Think You’re Not Good at Content Marketing?

What Is Adaptive Analytics? And Why Does It Matter For B2B Marketers?

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Adaptive analytics is a new term for most B2B marketers. interviewed Dave Rigotti, VP of Marketing at Bizible, to get some insight into the newest technology in the B2B marketing analytics space. In the interview, he explains what adaptive analytics are, why it matters for B2B marketers in 2017 and beyond, and what it takes to get started. What is adaptive analytics?

To Successfully Personalize Marketing Communications Across Mobile Devices, Brands Need To Do This

It's All About Revenue

Today, more than 2 billion smartphones are in use globally and continue to become an integral part of people’s daily life. The proliferation of mobile devices that consumers use on a daily basis creates an enormous challenge for marketers trying to orchestrate a seamless cross-channel customer experience. Connect Identities Across Disparate Marketing Channels. Testing, 1, 2. Mobile Marketin

How to Get More Leads From Social Media

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What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. Effectiveness vs. Difficulty for Lead Generation. There was another interesting thing in that report. We’ve seen it in a couple of places before: Lead quality is now more of a priority than lead quantity. It’s becoming pronounced, too. Goals vs. Barriers for Lead Generation. Well, yes.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

The C-Suite Squeeze: CMOs Turn Over at Unprecedented Rate

Type A Communications

February 21, 2017 by Carla Johnson What does it take to be an above-average CMO? According to recent research from Korn Ferry, it’s holding onto the C-suite chair for more. read more. Leadership Marketing Carla Johnson CMO Tenure Korn Ferry Russell Reynolds Type A Communications

Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?

B2B Marketing Insider

So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content. Many marketers don’t take the full scope of freshness seriously enough, favoring new content but neglecting […]. The post Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google? Content Marketing

9 Marketing Books to Read Before Q1 Ends

Hubspot

Simply put, marketers comprise an impressively busy population. With a perpetually incomplete to do list, an eternal quest for work-life balance, and ongoing efforts to keep up with the latest creative trends, where the heck are we supposed to find time to do something like, say, read a book? The question is: When you're already short on time, how do you pick out the best ones? Source: Amazon.

Major Changes Come to Content Marketing World 2017

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A few months after every Content Marketing World, I review each and every survey response about the event.  In 2016, about 800 of the 3,600 attendees completed the survey. always start with the good stuff – what did you like best, who was your favorite speaker. It’s like watching a video with both babies and puppies at one time. But I have to say, it does sting a bit. When But I digress. Diversity.

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What CMOs Can Learn From Eminem

It's All About Revenue

For those who do not know me, I am not exactly the biggest Eminem fan. Nothing against him or his music - just not my cup of tea. But, after reading a quote from him on one particular topic, I may have to start paying more attention to the man for what he said about this one topic correlates exactly to the message I am delivering today. " What Does This Mean To CMOs and Marketers? CMO Corner

B2B Marketers: Wrong Way To Make The Right Impression On Your Prospects

B2B Marketing Insider

Your Marketing team has worked tirelessly over the past quarter constructing what they believe to be a pivotal and influential report. This report will be the foundation for the coming quarter’s Content Marketing strategy and more importantly demonstrate Marketing’s commitment to the Sales organization to drive net-new leads via thought leadership. All is well in […].

How to Create Evergreen Content with Lasting Engagement

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Anna Talerico Evergreen content is important for SEO, but does it really engage your audience? There’s a simple solution for keeping evergreen content engaging while retaining your rank: make sure your content experience evolves, even if the content itself remains evergreen. What Is Evergreen Content? Why Is It Important for SEO? Unlike news items that go out of style (e.g. conversion rate.

The State of Video Marketing 2017 [New Data]

Hubspot

It seems like every year is labeled 'the year of video' by one expert or another -- but 2017 could well have the best claim yet. Of course, it's no secret that video content has become staggeringly popular. And, as with most marketing trends, the more consumers have watched, the more marketers have spent. Some of the highlights include. 81% linked it to a direct increase in sales. Wrapping It Up.

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A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Choosing a Video Platform: What to Evaluate for Marketing and Sales

Vidyard

As video is becoming more and more essential to how businesses communicate with their audiences—whether potential customers, current customers, or employees—a video platform (VP) has become a necessary and useful tool for many business teams so they can manage, optimize, and measure content, and learn about their audiences. Outline Your Needs First. 12 Key Evaluation Criteria. Conclusion.

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Improve Customer Experience and Email Deliverability With a Preference Center

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Most people like to be given a choice. Sure you can fit them all into one bucket and no one will know better, but for how long can you get away with that? Eventually they’ll find greener grass and you’ll be left wondering where you went wrong. Let’s not wait for that day. Be proactive about improving your email deliverability today, and let your subscribers help you do it.

6 Things You Really Need to Stop Putting in Your Marketing Resume

B2B Marketing Insider

In order to grow your marketing career, it’s not enough to just be able to market a brand or product. You must also be able to market yourself. Given that, it’s incredible how many marketers include commit crucial mistakes or professional faux pas on their resumes that make them look dated or out of touch. […]. Marketing Strategy job applications

Make the Shift from Automation to Engagement Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Patrick Groover The shift towards ubiquitous marketing is a living reality. Simply dabbling in multi-channel marketing is no longer an option. Engagement marketin g, your ability to deliver personalized and connected messaging at scale, will determine your success over the next five years. These great example of this is the decline of ‘batch-and-blast’ mailers and emails.

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15 Inspiring Examples of Small Business Branding

Hubspot

Taking on a branding project for a small business can be a valuable opportunity for agencies and freelancers to develop experimental creative work without the intense pressures and restrictions associated with larger accounts. 15 Examples of Small Business Branding. 1) Elo Soap. The biggest goal was to be different, unique, and eye catching," Karolos said in an interview with The Dieline.

A Complete Guide To The Buyer Journey

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The buyer journey is often described in terms of content needs or customer needs. While these are important, there lacks a clear description of the buyer journey in terms of the goals and role of the marketer. The job the marketer is create revenue, and in order to get there they must succeed at each of the four stages of the buyer journey. Buyer Journey Stage 1: Developing Problem Awareness.

Data is the Biggest Roadblock to Cross Channel Marketing Success

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Every day 2.5 exabytes of data is produced. Don't know what an exabyte is? Neither did I. One exabyte equals 1 billion GB. The reason I start off with a data stat is simple. Of course data is the biggest roadblock to cross channel marketing success. Because data seems to be the roadblock for ANY marketing success. Because there's so much of it. and more to come. A lot more. IoT ring a bell?

What Is Agile Marketing? [A Glossary of Terms]

B2B Marketing Insider

Adaptability: the ability of a marketing team to pivot or adjust to changes in the market, feedback from their customers, the competitive landscape, and data from their own campaigns. The goal of adaptability is to avoid being trapped in a pre-established marketing plan even when it becomes clear that changes need to be made. A […]. Content Marketing

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Account-Based Marketing and SEO: 4 Reasons They’re Perfect for Each Other

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Nate Dame Whether you’re just getting started with account-based marketing or you’ve been doing it for a while, you may be looking for new ways to maximize your efforts. One effective way to amplify the results of your ABM approach is to make sure it’s incorporated into your SEO strategy. For these reasons, SEO and ABM are a perfect pairing: 1. SEO is Always an Optimal Channel.

Not Your Dad’s Content Marketing Trends—But Maybe Your Great (x5000) Granddad’s

Content Standard

Nailing down marketing trends is targeting something that’s ever-moving. One day’s list might be topped with a push for bigger big data, the next insisting that more personalization is the thing, while the next declares that inbound, top-of-funnel crusades pave the road to conversion nirvana. You’re not alone. This Isn’t Your Dad’s Email. Email—it will not die! Maybe.

Understanding Buyer Personas: The Engineering Manager, Designer, and Project Manager

B2B Lead Blog

Buyer personas are the decision makers on which your sales and marketing team focus when looking to generate leads. These are the individuals who determine the criteria for vendor acquisition. They consume your content, click on your pay-per-click (PPC) advertising campaigns, and visit your landing pages. How well you know your buyer personas determines how […]. Lead Nurturing

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