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Marketing Automation Trends - Download the Report

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Marketing automation is a hot topic as more B2B marketers are adopting the technology to generate more and better leads, improve marketing productivity, and increase conversion rates. But what are the current trends, challenges, and success factors for marketing automation? What marketing automation benefits do marketers expect? Enjoy the report

The Top-5 B2B Marketing Trends for 2012

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It is time again for our annual B2B Marketing "predictions". As every year, I asked the 25,000 marketing professionals in the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn about their B2B marketing priorities for 2012. Social media has clearly evolved from the experimental stage to become an established marketing tactic and lead generator in 2011. Happy New Year!

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The Top-10 B2B Marketing Trends for 2011

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Many marketing experts have strong opinions on what they think will happen in 2011. Instead of coming up with what I think is going to change in the B2B marketing world in 2011, I decided to ask you and tap into the combined wisdom of over 17,000 marketing professionals in the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn. Happy New Year!

Crossing the Divide: The Art of Closing the Sale

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Educate me with new ideas or perspectives Producing educational content for your audiences pulls a lot of marketing weight -- and it contributes to sales, too. About the Author: Elizabeth Harr is a partner at Hinge , a marketing and branding firm for professional services. The Hinge Research Institute conducts regular research on the professional services marketplace.

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150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more

New Infographic - Contact Forms for the Marketing Ninja (Minja)

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Check out this great new infographic about contact forms. Thank you Lisa Margetis at SingleHop

Top-3 B2B Content Marketing Formats & Channels

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In our last post we reviewed the key objectives of B2B content marketing initiatives as indicated by our 20,000 member survey. How well are they performing for B2B marketers? Now, let's take a look at the perceived effectiveness of delivery channels used by B2B marketers to get content in front of the target audience (either outbound or inbound).

Is Traditional B2B Marketing Dead?

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Earlier this week, I was on a panel at the WIT event "The Intersection of Marketing & Technology" in McLean, VA. One of the discussions was about the dramatic changes happening in B2B marketing today and what the future will hold. The question "Is traditional B2B marketing dead?" think we are experiencing nothing short of a major disruption in marketing today.

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Why care about B2B Content Marketing?

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Our B2B content marketing survey is the most popular survey we have produced to date. We asked over 20,000 B2B marketing professionals to share their collective insight on B2B content marketing issues, trends, and preferences. The first survey question is designed to better understand the motivation of organizations engaging in content marketing as a B2B marketing strategy.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

Content Marketing: Why 7 IV. Content Marketing: When 12 V. Content Marketing: How 17 VI. Conclusion 25 Table of Contents ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY3 “ Content marketing is the atomic particle of all the. rest of a brand’s marketing campaigns.” of marketing legend. content marketers are faced with a task of consistently. brands.

What Are the Top-10 Marketing Books?

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There are literally thousands of marketing books available today. handful of them stand out as most influential on the art and science of marketing. But which books should be in the top-10 list of "must read" marketing books? To get an answer, I conducted a quick survey among the 17,000+ members of the B2B marketing community on LinkedIn.

8 Tips for Marketing SaaS and Software in the Cloud

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Saugatuck Technology's Bruce Guptill released some interesting market research predicting that by 2014 the majority of new corporate B2B software purchases will be in the form of cloud software solutions (SaaS) rather than traditional on-premise software. What does this mean for B2B marketers selling cloud solutions and software as a service? The cloud is all the rage these days.

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How Social Media Boosts Search Rankings (Infographic)

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While further optimization can yield some marginal improvements in rankings, B2B marketers have shifted their focus to offsite tactics such as back links on quality sites to deliver a significant impact on rankings and traffic. Most B2B vendors have already optimized their websites for organic search engine rankings. Check it out

New Report: 2011 B2B Content Marketing Trends

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SlideShare views for the new report " 2011 B2B Content Marketing Trends " are off the charts - looks like we have a topic that is really resonating with B2B marketers. The biggest motivator for content marketing is its ability to drive awareness, leads, and engagement with prospects to compensate where where traditional tactics are falling short.

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

Marketing is Effective? 700 content marketers. CONTENTLY STUDY: HOW MUCH OF YOUR CONTENT MARKETING IS EFFECTIVE? Content marketing is having a moment. billion dollars on content marketing this year, and that number is growing fast. As marketers dedi- cate more and more of their budgets to content, we wanted to understand more about where their. marketing.

5 Steps to Social Media Leads with Content Marketing

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One of my recent posts (“ The Top-10 B2B Marketing Trends for 2011 ”) received a lot of great comments. The number one marketing trend for 2011, according to the 17,000 member B2B technology marketing group on LinkedIn, is the increasing integration of social media with traditional marketing tactics to drive qualified leads. Nobody wants to be sold on social platforms.

Is Your Content Marketing Program a Success?

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Content marketing is one of the most popular strategies deployed by today's B2B marketers to attract and engage prospects, and guide them through the buying process. But how do marketers measure content marketing success? Leads, leads, leads With 73 percent of all responses, leads are the number one metric used to gauge content marketing success.

Developing Your Marketing Analytics Strategy - A 3 Step Approach

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Never before have marketers had the opportunity to understand their audiences in such fine, precise, and comprehensive detail. But while it seems that answers to many persistent marketing challenges are rising to the surface in the constant churn of data from social, mobile, and other online activity, the core tenet of Big Data remains as true as ever: In order to gather useful answers, you have to ask the right questions. Without actionable goals and insights, even the most data-rich, well-supported marketing analytics efforts can go awry. The top three include: ?

Top-10 B2B Marketing Topics of 2010

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With 2010 coming to an end, it is time for a quick review of the most popular B2B marketing posts on the Everything Technology Marketing blog. Thank you all for participating in this blog - I learned a lot from our discussions this year. See you in 2011

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Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Playbook No. 3: Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program Copyright © 2015 Contently. Conclusion 35 Table of Contents ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY3 On the evening of March 2, our content/marketing team. Platforms,” “7 Keys to SEO for Content Marketers,” and. What’s the Difference Between B2B and B2C Market- ing?” Marketers are humans too.

Take the 2012 B2B Content Marketing Survey

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B2B buyer behavior has been changing dramatically over the last few years as buyers increasingly refuse to be interrupted by traditional outbound marketing tactics. But as they embark on content marketing strategies, B2B marketers are asking themselves questions like: What types of content should I create? Thank you for participating in the B2B Content Marketing survey

It's Budget Season - B2B Marketing Budget Trends for 2011

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MarketingSherpa asked more than 900 B2B marketers how they expect their marketing budgets to change for 2011. The results are in: The majority of B2B organizations are increasing marketing budgets for inbound marketing tactics, including social media, virtual events and webinars, SEO and PPC. They will spend 19.0% on marketing support materials, compared with 17.8%

Download the 2013 B2B Content Marketing Report

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Content marketing is going mainstream in 2013. B2B marketers are increasingly using content marketing tactics to engage B2B buyers with compelling content to educate, inform, entertain and guide them along their buying journey. But what’s behind the buzz and growing popularity of content marketing? Download the new B2B Content Marketing Report to find out.

Take the 2011 B2B Content Marketing Survey

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B2B buyer behavior has been changing dramatically over the last few years as buyers increasingly refuse to be interrupted by outbound marketing tactics. Content marketing has emerged as a highly effective strategy to engage the reluctant B2B buyer who is actively searching for guidance and information online before making a complex purchase decision. Thank you!

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

Marketing. EFFECTIVENESS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY 2Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry I. Introduction 4 Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry Red Bull has long been the strongest example of this. marketing technology into a seamless process. YOUR CONTENT MARKETING IN 2015.

Take the Survey: B2B Marketing Trends in 2012

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With 2011 coming to a close, what do you think will be the major trends and priority shifts for B2B marketers in 2012? Take the 2-minute survey to share your thoughts: [link] You will receive a copy of the survey report as a thank you

New Report: B2B Content Marketing Trends

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The new report " B2B Content Marketing Trends 2012 " is now available on Slideshare. Be one of the first marketers to share the brand new report with your friends and colleagues via Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook (just go to Slideshare and use the social sharing feature)! Here is a quick summary of the most important trends we found ( more ): The Top-5 Trends in Content Marketing 1.

A Framework for B2B Customer Segmentation – Part 1: Why Segment Your Market?

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Marketing segmentation is about subdividing markets into segments of customers that have similar needs and behaviors. This way, vendors can optimize their product offering, marketing, and sales approach to meet the specific requirements of the segment better and more cost efficiently than the competition. In complex markets, segmentation is not trivial.

The Brave New World of B2B Marketing - Are You Ready?

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Your B2B markets are changing rapidly. The effectiveness of traditional push marketing is rapidly declining, marketing budgets and headcounts have been slashed over the last few years (while output expectations have increased), and the availability of new technologies for marketing automation is leaving many B2B marketing professionals scratching their heads.

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What is Predictive Marketing?

Predictive marketing = predictive demand generation + predictive scoring

B2B Market Segmentation – Part 2: How to Approach Segmentation

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In part one of our segmentation series , we discussed the importance of and rationale behind market segmentation. Let's take a closer look at actual implementation of market segmentation. Are there innovative or "exotic" uses of your products that you observe with new customers that might indicate a new or bigger market segment that is currently untapped? Regulatory drivers?

Top-7 Challenges for B2B Marketers

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According to MarketingSherpa , the top challenges for B2B marketers are becoming, well, more challenging. This situation makes persona-based content marketing more critical than ever. Here are the top-7 B2B marketing challenges: What are your biggest B2B marketing challenges? B2B buyers don't trust the slow recovery and and take their time before pulling the trigger.

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New Marketing Report: B2B Lead Generation Trends 2013

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Download it here: [link] ) The B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn conducted the 2013 lead generation survey to better understand how B2B marketers are adjusting to new challenges, and to identify new trends and best practices. The most effective lead generation tactics used by marketers: Company website, email marketing and SEO. The results are in.

5 Steps to B2B Marketing Success

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By Holger Schulze Major shifts are taking place in B2B marketing that started a few years ago but have accelerated in recent months – in the marketplace as well as inside vendor organizations. They are tuning out a lot of the marketing noise they receive which makes it harder for marketers to reach audiences the old fashioned way. Customers are are in the driver’s seat today.

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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. Marketers need to take the. content.

B2B Market Segmentation – Part 3: How to Prioritize

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The previous B2B market segmentation exercises ( Part 1 | Part 2 ) likely produced a large number of potential target segments. They might be a bluebird / black swan event, a less than ideal customer for other reasons, or they might be an early signal of a new market segment worth pursuing. Then plot your segments against this chart using the two dimensions.