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10 Ways Customer Stories Help Companies Sell

Savvy B2B Marketing

Read on to see all the ways that companies benefit from customer stories. Here are 10 ways that customer stories help companies market and sell better -- from lead generation to closing deals to selling more to current customers. 1. Get traffic to your website – Customer stories are innately keyword-rich, helping bring potential buyers to your site through web searches.

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How Does Content Marketing Help with SEO?

Webbiquity

Efficient use of meta data, URL addresses and sitemaps all fall under this category and can help to naturally increase your chances of naturally appearing high in search results. The number one aim of any company’s SEO strategy is to increase the number of natural links back to a website. Guest post by Sam Allcock. What is the difference? How do they work together?

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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. How do we help these employees get to know each other? Does your company’s president rap to his own version of “Ice Ice Baby”?

B2B Loyalty, The B2C Way

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

Lead Nurturing: How a social business strategy can help you move from selling to helping your prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet At MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2013 , I had the privilege of sitting in on a session with Todd Wilms, Head of Social Strategy, and Adriel Sanchez, VP, Demand Generation, both of SAP , as they discussed how they use a business model called “social business” to help their teams across the globe engage local audiences. will need help from social media to remain effective.

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.

Why Media Companies Are Struggling (And How Inbound Can Help)

Hubspot

Magazines, newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, and online publishers -- let’s call them media companies -- have been producing news content for years, with the aim of attracting an audience. Why Media Companies Are Struggling. On top of the shifts in time spent with media and the fragmentation of audience engagement, media companies are also challenged with shifts in revenue.

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How Big Data and Marketing Analytics Help Sales

Crimson Marketing

On top of these amazing new behavioral analysis capabilities, the same information that buyers are exposed to through blogs and social media is available for analysis en masse to companies through specialized social monitoring analytics applications. How to use Big Data to help sales. The post How Big Data and Marketing Analytics Help Sales appeared first on.

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. With marketing now responsible for helping to nurture and. Look for.

Tools that help monitor and measure social traffic

Biznology

Media intelligence and monitoring tools can help you make sure that your social media efforts are achieving the goals you set forth. Today we will explore different tools that help monitor traffic and the effectiveness of your social media campaigns. You should choose the tools that help you become the most effective with your social media marketing and press relations.

Metrics to Help You Track Brand, Demand, and Expand

Act-On

His monthly magazine, annual Poor Richard’s Almanac and various other printings all served to establish him as an authority and help grow his printing press business. It was educational, with the goal of helping farmers be more successful … the quintessential definition of content marketing. So let’s examine what this may look like for your company. 1. Business Focus: BRAND.

New Tool Helps Marketers Use Email Deliverability Data

It's All About Revenue

You can track senders at an IP, domain, brand, and company level. Email Deliverability is one of the most important, but also one of the most overlooked and misunderstood aspects of email marketing. Just about all RFPs that go out in our industry contain multiple questions about deliverability. Oracle Marketing Cloud is excited to announce a new product that will change that. Product News

Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Recently I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social. We discussed a ton of ideas on how customer services on and off of social need to scale. Focus on the core program and get that right before scaling to social media.

Survey says: ANZ Companies use social media for business

Biznology

How does this chart help you with your social marketing strategy? 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. Andrew Miller, CEO of Guardian News & Media is quoted as saying “Twitter has really helped the Guardian – we’re at the heart of breaking news.

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. With marketing now responsible for helping to nurture and. Look for.

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. Using video for event promotion helps them see the value of attending and brings the event to life. For many people, the Dollar Shave Club video is high on the list.

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21 Questions To Help You Define Your Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

My mission was: To help businesses of every size to improve their marketing efforts through better stories that connect with people. To help brands scale their content marketing efforts so they can reach their customers in an affordable way by earning their attention instead of buying it. Content Marketing is still relatively new to many of us and we’re here to help.

3 Insights to Help Build Your Unified Customer Database

Customer Experience Matrix

The goal was to assess the current state of customer data unification and, more important, to start exploring management practices that help companies create the rare-but-coveted single customer view. But it’s a rich set of data so this post will highlight some other helpful insights. 1. So agile is helpful but not a magic bullet. You must have faith. Tools matter.

Tools that help generate blogging ideas

Biznology

Here are some tools that can help fuel your creative juices and find some great writing topics. Portent is a fun site that helps you hash out an idea or a title for a blog by just entering a keyword or key phrase into the free online tool. Not all of the ideas may work, but they will likely help give you a boost or an idea you didn’t have before. Quora. Portent. Soolve.

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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. With marketing now responsible for helping to nurture and. Look for.

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. Using the richness of Lattice’s data cloud, she and her team have build better models that help increase average response rates and average order value.

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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How Engaging Content Helps You Improve Your Search Rankings

ScribbleLive

This free service helps website owners and developers monitor and maintain their website presence in Google Search results. Fortunately for us, Google publishes  Webmaster Guidelines   to help website owners, developers, and search engine optimization (SEO) specialists better understand its needs and preferences. How Google Interprets Helpfulness. How Google Works.

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The H.E.L.P. Method For Writing Business Content

It's All About Revenue

” Neither should you, or your company. Content should foster helpfulness and facilitate improvement. " Of course buyers care about this content as it helps them benchmark their companies, as well as the solutions they’re considering implementing, but what good is a chest-beating blog post when it comes down to real business? Everybody wins. Engaging ?

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 Rethinking the Social Content Strategy Helped an Animated Video Marketing Company Drive More Demand on LinkedIn

B2B Marketing Insider

An animated video creation, production and marketing service company for  technology companies like Cisco, BMC Software, Compuware, IBM, UPS, Brocade, Oracle, CA Technologies and many others did not have the systems or processes in place to build and leverage relationships. They relied on “word of mouth” and on satisfied clients continually coming back without any […].

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?”

Three companies using IT for dramatic transformation

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I used to work for a big global company. Here was the management view of the IT department: It is the help desk. ” 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.

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.

How Content Marketing Can Help Ensure Customer Retention

B2B Marketing Insider

Having a balanced business model is the end all be all for every company. The post How Content Marketing Can Help Ensure Customer Retention appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. strong sales team doesn't do any good if your business can't retain its customers. Content Marketing

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48 Instagram Stats That'll Help You Improve Your Posting Strategy

Hubspot

Read on to uncover more Instagram stats that'll help you get ideas and improve your own Instagram posting strategy. 39 ) The most common posting frequency for brands on Instagram is 11–20 times per month, with almost one-third of companies measured falling into that bucket. 40) 90% of the Interbrand 100 companies now have Instagram accounts. But how do they know what's "smart"?

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Why A Content Marketer Needs to Buddy Up with their Company’s Product Marketer(s)

ScribbleLive

well-executed joint product/content marketing plan can build more awareness and interest in a product than both counterparts could accomplish without the help of the other. Together, the two marketing counterparts can help target buyers understand their product within the context of what problem it solves. Content marketing can (and should) impact buyers at every stage of the purchasing journey – starting from when they first become aware of your company/product to when they make the decision to buy. Get Product-Specific Only in Later Stage Content. In Conclusion.

14 Content Marketing Tools to Help Your Business Grow

Webbiquity

While getting additional budget or headcount approved may be tough, there are other options to help create more content (other than just working more hours). wide range of online tools can help you either produce content more efficiently or get more value out of what you’re already creating. It is also helpful for streamlining your social media content production. Buffer.

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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

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.

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. Inbound Marketing is a holistic, data-driven strategy that helps organizations attract and convert visitors into customers by providing personalized, relevant information and content instead of interruptive messages. Why Companies Are Shifting to Inbound. As a result, businesses wanting to take advantage of ROI-charged online tactics like blogging and social media are turning to inbound marketing agencies for help. Content Creation.

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. We take a product or service and determine how to help it reach the intended audience.

How to Have a Super Productive Weekend: 12 Helpful Tips

Hubspot

When composers get stuck writing a piece of music, for example, it's not uncommon for them to switch to a different instrument to help get over their writer's block. The different instrument helps them think about the "problem" in a different way. This'll help you quickly figure out which of the items on your to-do list will have the most immediate impact in the least amount of time.

7 Helpful Resources Every Email Marketer Should Bookmark

Hubspot

To help you make sense of all the email marketing information out there, we've put together this list of websites that you should bookmark. While some of the sites are geared toward providing email marketing stats and best practices, others offer helpful tools for making your job (and life) easier. Email has seemingly been on the brink of extinction for about a decade now.