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Three Ways Data-Driven Marketing Improves Performance

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not knowing information gleaned from the data) is getting higher.  As more companies invest in the technologies, processes, and leadership needed to excel at data-driven marketing, the harder it will be to compete if you haven’t adopted new practices. . Well, now we have statistically significant findings supporting that view. . The cost of darkness (i.e., Register here.

Ten Use Cases for Content Curation in Marketing

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Create knowledge bases for groups within a company (i.e., Assess web and media mentions of their own company and brand. Draw eyeballs of customers in order to sell advertising or sponsorships to companies that serve those customers. On further reflection, I think you are right that some companies will move to content curation for the sole purpose of generating more leads (your first point) and/or nurturing leads that are not sales ready. But as I look at the vendor landscape it is apples and oranges.  Vendors are solving several different problems.  Support mission. 

“Curation” gets six tweets per hour…right now!

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Marketing to Business Executives Blog From Insight to Action in B2B Home About Home > Buyer behavior , Content curation , Content marketing , Customer knowledge , Thought leadership > “Curation&# gets six tweets per hour…right now! “Curation&# gets six tweets per hour…right now! Tweets per hour and the “sparkline&# of tweet history is shown for each story. 

Choosing the Right Topic for Your Content Curation Initiative

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close second is relevance to a point of view held by your company. Don’t Secondly, look at your answers to those questions through the prism of your company’s products or services. You’ll be citing these sources frequently so their reputations will be associated with your company. Pawan Deshpande’s post on Crafting the Perfect Content Curation Strategy  raised the important issue of how one chooses the right topic for a content curation initiative. The topic choice drives actions and investments. Moreover, These three are definitely important.

B2B Loyalty, The B2C Way

Find out how consumer loyalty principles can help B2B companies reward, recognize, and engage their customers

Why Marketers Invest in Technology: Survey Results

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First a few details on the 107 survey respondents: Large B2B companies (half over $1 billion in revenue). Half from companies that primarily sell services; half from companies that sell products and services. Marketers all managed one or more marketing functions in their companies. So, in a recent survey conducted by Patricia Seybold Grou p and ITSMA , I asked.

B2B battleground for content curation « Marketing to Business.

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And new (e.g., HiveFire ,  CIThread ) or re-branded (e.g., Aggregage ) vendors are coming on the market with B2B as their primary focus.  What will it take to succeed?  The B2B marketer, like, publishers, need search and filtering that yields a quality collection of items (blog posts, articles, tweets) from which the curator can work efficiently.  These need curation too.  No trackbacks yet.

Today’s Rant: Why Marketing is Harder — and More Fun

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The salesperson knows the company size, location and industry as well as the prospect’s role and stage in the buying cycle.  Today the salesperson doesn’t get a face-to-face meeting until much later in the buying cycle.  It is the marketer who must keep the attention of the multiple buyers at a multiple companies through the early and middle stages of their buying cycles.  In order to keep each buyer’s attention, the marketer’s provision of information  must vary in the same way a salesperson’s approach varies. Leadership matters.

New Research on Why CRM Fails…Also Lessons for Marketing Automation

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“The rate of organizational learning, rather than the size of the company’s CRM budget, determines how rapidly companies can change the way they relate to a consumer, which, in turn, is linked to the length of the consumer purchasing cycle.&#. The marketing relationships between companies and consumers are:  transactional (from the 1970′s), one-to-one (based on the long-term relationship focus of the 1980s ) and networked (flowing from online networks, the company supply chain and consumers).&#. Enough of the left brain/right brain argument. 

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. customer/stakeholder goals of my company, and what do I need to make. company sales rep, it becomes even more vital that both groups understand the buying process from. There will be more companies developing SLAs between sales and.

Number One in Social Business

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Debra Devoy, from OpenText , added her company’s findings:  that “strength of purpose&# is the one factor that enables OpenText to predict the success or failure of an implementation. At Enterprise 2.0 this week in Boston, I found a few inspiring moments amid all the activity.  I particularly liked the opening keynote presentations by John Hagel from Deloitte on the first day and Lee Bryant of Headshift  on the second day.  The big takeaway…my number one in social business:  it all starts with a problem that needs to be solved…and that you can affect.

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Who cares about marketing data?

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It occurs to me that marketing has started its measurement activities in the area of least value to the company (marketing programs data).  It is, fortunately, moving higher in the food chain to using contacts nurtured by marketing to forecast revenue.  But still that is mechanics — can’t be ignored but not the source of the real value to the company.  It is time for marketing to set its sights on growth and provide credible information to the rest of the organization on customers, markets, and competition. Type of Data. Top Choice For: Customer Data. Sales leader.

5 Reasons for Low Adoption of Marketing Technology and How to Move Forward

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Marketing has, in many companies, fallen into an almost Rodney Dangerfield  position in the executive suite: they don’t get respect—and perhaps they haven’t been earning it. Start today to make marketing a legitimate business function in your company. Many of the technologies that comprise the marketing technology ecosystem  have been around since before the shift to customer control of the buying process, a shift that has made technology essential to marketers.  The time required to develop a culture of experimentation. Lack of, or delayed, IT support.

How do you involve your experts in social media?

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company’s key subject matter experts are short on time and may not have an inclination to blog or engage online with customers.  How does a company productively involve their experts in online discussions? company called ConnectedN  has an answer.  Combining content curation with workflow management and an email-based user interface addresses two factors that limit many companies’ engagement with social media: the time required of experts and the volume of content needed to maintain a consistent presence. From whom does the customer want to hear? Pretty nifty.

Evidence:the heart of your business (and marketing) plan.

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Their research shows that businesses that try to execute their business plans flawlessly usually fail.  Most successful businesses did not start out intending to be in the business that succeeded for them. ( Read the book for some great examples.) Instead of doing a business plan, they pose a five-step recipe for launching a business that will succeed (i.e., No trackbacks yet.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. customer/stakeholder goals of my company, and what do I need to make. company sales rep, it becomes even more vital that both groups understand the buying process from. There will be more companies developing SLAs between sales and.

Content marketers: throw out your editorial calendar!

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They can build on the conversations already going on, demonstrating their company’s perspective and adding value. . The first recommendation in Accenture’s publication, Social Media:  Rewriting the Rules on Content Management , is to throw out your editorial calendar.  Shocking!  Shocking!  Isn’t the editorial calendar the tool you use to keep a regular flow of relevant content moving out to constituents?  Doesn’t it drive your budget, assignment, and approval cycles?  The calendar ignores today’s news and recent developments.

Sorting through content curation options

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This will give you an SEO boost, provide fodder for your lead nurture campaigns and (if done right) gradually build your reputation as the “go to&# company for insight and information in the content area you’ve decided to “own.&#   (Actually, a more reasonable goal is to be one of the top five sites your customers go to for information: Marketing as Media: Are you in the Top 5?  ) What next?  Further, you have the expertise to provide valuable commentary on changes occurring in that area.  There are dozens of content curation tools out there.  No trackbacks yet.

12 Noteworthy Examples of B2B Companies on Instagram

KoMarketing Associates

So, what does this mean for B2B companies? This is the key element I am referring to: Instagram allows companies to tell their story without any interruption. As I previously mentioned, Instagram is a key social media platform for B2B companies to start and/or strengthen their brand storytelling. Instagram is a social media platform unlike any other. Microsoft. HootSuite.

One Company | One City | One Lattice

Lattice

Let’s start from the beginning – I had five months to find an awesome city with an amazing venue to pull off this awesome event that our company had never experienced before. Every great company kick-off needs to have an inspirational theme. Not just any culinary challenge – this one involved marketing and selling your food to the rest of your company. San Diego – check! Check!

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. customer/stakeholder goals of my company, and what do I need to make. company sales rep, it becomes even more vital that both groups understand the buying process from. There will be more companies developing SLAs between sales and.

Email Marketing for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

He considered marketing emails to be nothing more than […] The post Email Marketing for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. Email marketing often gets a bad rap because most people are fed up with the deluge of promotional emails they receive every day. This is only a content summary.

Is Marketing Automation Right for Every Company?

The Point

Analyst David Raab reports that for companies under $5 Million in revenue, marketing automation penetration is a miserly 5 percent. Even at mid-size companies ($20 Million – $500 Million), the figure is only 10 percent. Which begs the question: is marketing automation right for every company? However, specific factors make certain companies better candidates than others.

13 Customer Loyalty Best Practices for B2B Companies

Act-On

Existing customers interact with several departments in your company. An example of a survey that is probably trying to access the company’s Net Promoter Score. 4. The Harvard Business Review suggests “Credit card companies would waive late fees for customers who were on vacation when the payment was due… Airlines and hotels would renew status levels for customers who took a hiatus from traveling when they had a baby or were between jobs.”. What could your company do? 5. Our first impressions of people (and companies) frame how we experience them later.

Marketing Performance Benchmarks for Software/SaaS Companies

bizible

Today, for marketers at Software/SaaS companies, we compiled some key statistics from both reports, creating a one-stop shop of critical insights for two important digital marketing channels. This is especially true for companies that are using ABM strategies. For B2B software/SaaS companies, this can be extremely powerful for finding the right people. Different Strengths.

Five Videos Every Company Needs

Act-On

What comes to mind when you think about companies using video? Many companies also use video to sell. But video can do even more for your company. Here are five videos every company needs in 2016. The post Five Videos Every Company Needs appeared first on Act-On Marketing Blog. For many people, the Dollar Shave Club video is high on the list. Again, great!

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Survey says: ANZ Companies use social media for business

Biznology

The results posted in this graphic show an important part of the study in relation to how it can help your company get increased press exposure and social mentions. The post Survey says: ANZ Companies use social media for business appeared first on Biznology. Influencer Marketing Social Media/PR ANZ companies influencer social media social media influencer Social Media Use.

5 Tips To Promote Your Company Blog

B2B Marketing Insider

The post 5 Tips To Promote Your Company Blog appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. The competition is fierce out there. There are 58.6 million new blog posts each month on WordPress alone. Everybody, in other words, has clued into this content marketing thing. How do you ever get your work noticed? Is it even worth it?

Successful Companies Create Successful Customers

Lattice

Customer success is the hallmark of a great company. For a B2B software company like Lattice, success means our customers are improving the efficiencies of their sales and marketing organizations, and increasing revenue. The post Successful Companies Create Successful Customers appeared first on Lattice Engines. business customer service predictive analytics success stories

15 best Big Data companies and why they stand out

Biznology

Only 18% of companies believe they have the skills necessary to gather and use insights effectively. Only 19% of companies are confident that their insights-gathering processes contribute directly to sales effectiveness. Here are the 15 best Big Data Companies and why they stand out according to sources that rank them highly. Best Big Data companies with the biggest revenue .

How to Solve the Marketing Skills Gap In Your Company

Digital B2B Marketing

A few weeks ago I was talking to Maureen Blandford about marketers, marketing technology, and the need for all of us to move faster. Our conversation turned to skill sets and the current digital and technology skills gap in marketing today. thought I had in that conversation has been gnawing at me since: “Today’s marketers don’t have the aptitude for marketing technology.”

Video Tech Company Leverages SEM to Drive Enterprise Leads

The Point

Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, JW Player pioneered video on the Web and today has customers in 193 countries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. The company’s flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites with more than 1.3 billion unique monthly views. Aggressive testing of ad copy. Sewell, Spear President.

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Three companies using IT for dramatic transformation

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I used to work for a big global company. ” We discussed the fact that in many companies, the IT Department is still a “cost center” and not strategically integrated into marketing and sales functions. Technology is kind of the blood coursing through our company’s veins these days. used to work for a big global company. It is a necessary evil.

How to change your company culture for marketing success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I used to work for a big metals and mining company called Alcoa. It might make more sense if you knew that the company was the subject of the most famous lawsuit against a corporate monopoly in U.S. Alcoa actually lost the suit, leading to the break-up of the company into smaller parts that eventually grew into the company’s competitors. Company culture rules.

Five steps to establish a content-creating company culture

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I’ve worked with a number of large and small companies to help them develop a culture of content creation and there seems to be a few common themes that enable success. Here are some steps that launch a company toward a vibrant culture of content creation: 1. The first question many companies ask is, “Where is all of this content going to come from?”

How to improve company culture

Biznology

Last year, glassdoor published a list of the top 25 companies for culture and values. These same names, you will notice,  also top the list of companies ranked by market valuation. The implication is clear: many of the companies with the best cultures are also the most successful. How can you emulate companies with strong cultures? Have a clear mission statement.

Should your B2B Marketing Plan Include Company Personas?

Cintell

Part 1 of 2: The Confluence of Buyer Personas and Company Personas (look for part 2 coming soon with our partners at HG Data). wide variety of data types and insight are now being used to develop buyer personas that give us an understanding of the people within the companies we are targeting. If a company had a soul, the purchasing history is a window into it. B2BZone b2c Blo

Discover Marketing Technology Used by Leading Companies

Puzzle Marketer

Have you ever wondered what technology the most innovative and successful companies are using to power their platforms, foster collaboration among their employees, or market their products and services? For example, here are all of the companies using marketing automation software Hubspot versus Marketo. For example, these are the business tools used by Airbnb. Lead Generation

Marketers Will Define Company Strategy

Modern B2B Marketing

This week, I’d like to explore another finding from the survey—how marketers will play a larger role in company strategy. In our survey, when asked if marketing would shape company strategies over the next three to five years, roughly 80% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that it would. They’re reaching out to companies later and later in their decision-making cycles.

Why Your Company Should Hire an Inbound Marketing Agency

Synecore

As 2015 comes to a close, companies great and small are thinking about 2016 marketing strategies, tactics, and budget allocations. Why Companies Are Shifting to Inbound. Inbound marketing realigns a company’s internal-facing focus on sales, marketing, and product toward an external-facing focus on strategic decision-making based on the wants and needs of the customer. According to research by leading marketing software platform HubSpot, inbound is the preferred marketing strategy regardless of company type; B2B, B2C, nonprofit—everyone’s implementing inbound tactics.