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5 Key Tips for Driving Attendance at Field Events

The Point

Don’t look now, but field events – seminars, roadshows, executive breakfasts – are making something of a comeback in B2B circles. Call it Webinar overload, or perhaps the surge of interest in more personalized, high-touch, account-based marketing. Whatever the reason, in-person events are starting to be more of a fixture on demand gen calendars. Sell the event, not the product. No-one cares.

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Use Marketing Automation The Right Way

ANNUITAS

Several days ago, Mitch Joel, who is the President of Mirum, wrote a compelling piece on the misuse of marketing automation. could not agree more with his statements made in the article about how so many organizations are using marketing automation (and many other marketing technologies) in the wrong way in an attempt to garner the attention of their buyers. Still, we need to do it right.”.

Data’s Role in Predictive Analytics Marketing

B2B Lead Blog

Unless you’re an expert in palm reading or tarot cards, you probably don’t have the ability to see into the future. Even though you may not have the technology (or superpowers) to know exactly what the future holds, you do have the next best thing: data. Data fuels predictive marketing, a strategy that helps in […]. Data Quality Management

8 Examples of B2B Businesses Managing Powerful LinkedIn Pages

KoMarketing Associates

There’s no doubt that LinkedIn is one of the most effective social media lead generators for B2B marketers, offering businesses the chance to tell their brand story in a unique and meaningful way. On the other hand, many B2B brands still struggle to engage their audience on the platform. For each company page, we’ll look at what exactly they are doing to grab their audience’s attention.

150 Content Marketing Tips

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

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Why it’s a very good sign that people don’t read your content

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark W. Schaefer. Over the past year, I have really enjoyed delighting audiences with tales from my book The Content Code. And my favorite story from my speech goes like this: When I started out as a blogger, I had no idea what I was doing. I was working so hard, and creating content that was pretty darn good. And yet, nobody was reading my posts, commenting, or sharing. I was frustrated.

One Third of CMOs Not Integrating Within Digital Channels

It's All About Revenue

It’s no secret that the best customers are the ones who engage with brands across multiple channels. It’s not surprising, therefore, that the brands who deliver value to customers across channels see strong growth. How much growth? Companies with strong cross channel customer engagement see a 9.5% year-over-year increase in annual revenue. Ok so far so good, right? From Within.

It’s normal to be bad before you’re good

Biznology

attended Ira Glass ‘ talk at Wolf Trap last Saturday and my take-away is :  it’s normal to be bad before you’re good. That’s not a license to suck, it’s a challenge that as long as your writing is concise, your audio is clear, and your video is well-lit enough, then the rest of it is really a rabbit hole. 3)  Don’t let your tools get in the way of your creativity.

5 Ways Marketing Automation Builds True Customer Loyalty

B2B Marketing Insider

It seems that somewhere along the way, customer loyalty became a forgotten objective of the marketing strategy. We focus on getting customers, and lots of them, through various methods, and often at any cost. But the cost of acquiring a new customer is five to twenty-five times higher than the investment required to keep an […]. Content Marketing

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

ScribbleLive Acquires Linkdex, The Enterprise SEO Platform

ScribbleLive

There are roughly 4.75 billion indexed pages across the world wide web, and an estimated 3.5 billion daily Google searches. Businesses that are serious about improving their digital visibility need solutions to create the best content for both their audiences and search engines like Google. Merging Content Marketing With SEO. Content marketing and SEO have never been more co-dependent , but both disciplines tend to live separately at an operational level. ScribbleLive combines predictive analytics with content planning, creation, and distribution technologies. What The Acquisition Means.

The reality of online influence and the only thing that matters

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I used to be a big shot. In my corporate marketing days, I was among the top 1 percent on the company organizational chart. I was awarded seven patents and I earned two masters degrees. closed the biggest deal in the company’s history, worth more than $5 billion in sales. As far as I know, I was the only employee who had earned this twice. The frenzy was over. No emails. No calls. True story.

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Want To Know How To Harness Data and Optimize Customer Experience?

It's All About Revenue

Data and customer experience (CX) may be the two biggest things on marketers' collective minds right now. Marketers around the world want to know how to best use data and optimize the customer experience. Of course it's not that easy as today’s digital consumers are demanding. Five Key Functions for Optimization. Testing & Targeting. Personalization. Insights. Channels.

What We Learned By Filming Our First B2B Case Study Video

bizible

At Bizible, we realize that customers are our best salespeople. After all, they know better than anyone the value Bizible provides and how helpful our customer success team is when there are bumps on the road to making every marketing dollar profitable. We’ve dedicated an entire page to highlight our customer’s stories and how they’ve overcome marketing challenges by using Bizible.

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Between November 5 and November 17, we surveyed 601 marketers with an 18-question online survey. A few weeks later, Adweek sent the questionnaire to 144 additional marketers. As the survey was answered by nearly our entire population target, the calculated margin of error was approximately 1 percent. Here's what we learned.

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Is Not Enough For Most B2B Sales & Marketing Teams

B2B Marketing Insider

I understand why organizations are jumping on-board with the new LinkedIn Sales Navigator. completely agree that sales teams need to invest in LinkedIn Sales Navigator as: LinkedIn is steadily restricting functionality (that sales leaders need) from the free version. For example, with the free version, you get a limited view of prospects inside targeted […]. Social Media

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How to 'Un-Stock' Your Photography: 8 Examples That'll Change the Way You Choose Photos

Hubspot

With 46% of marketers reporting that photography is critical to their current marketing and storytelling strategies, it should come as no surprise that quality photos are in high demand. Trouble is, most commercially available photos on the internet were taken to visualize broad overall concepts rather than concrete messages. That means they can be used in all sorts of campaigns.

A reasonable plan to scale content marketing efforts

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Brooke Sellas, {grow} Contributing Columnist. question: How can I scale content marketing efforts? have tasks assigned to myself in our project management tool that ping me each month about creating more in-depth content. I’m constantly resetting due dates and putting this off. Are you in the same boat? Hopefully, it helps you too. Scale Content Marketing With A Solid Foundation. Repeat.

The Making of Vidyard’s New Website Product Tour Videos

Vidyard

Recently, Vidyard quietly launched our new website. Being who we are, and believing so strongly in the power of video, we knew that video would have to be front and center in how we told our story and explained our product to our website visitors. We created a homepage video, of course, but that wasn’t enough. So how did we create this product video tour? Pre-Production. The message. Concept.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

Why So Many Email Marketers Are Worried About Spamhaus

It's All About Revenue

The talk this week in Deliverability has centered around a rash of Spamhaus listings. The narrative is that someone set off a massive number of “list bombs” (entering tons of email addresses at sites without CAPTCHA or Confirmations) which targeted websites that didn’t have any confirmation capabilities. Those addresses were then added to the lists of those sites. No Denying It.

How To Measure Paid Media ROI (ROAS)

bizible

Paid Media - whether it’s search, social, display, etc. - is a critical component of every B2B marketing plan. It ensures that your brand and your content is seen by a targeted audience and, compared to many other marketing channels, it’s scalable. But as any paid media practitioner knows, getting the right people to click on your ads is no easy task, especially at a cost effective rate.

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The Five Best Pinterest and Instagram Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Increasing use of mobile devices combined with the popularity of “snackable” information have made visual content an increasingly important component of content marketing. Greater use of visual communication has in turn made Instagram and Pinterest two of the fastest-growing social networks. Google Review Count:  269. ” —  StoreYa Blog. Google Review Count:  193. Pricing:  free.

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Google is Cracking Down on Intrusive Mobile Pop-Ups: Here's What Marketers Need to Know

Hubspot

Google is no stranger to algorithmic change. And usually, those changes are made for the sake of the user. Looking at a history of Google's product announcements , usability is usually at the heart of the modification. So when Google announced its impending smackdown on mobile pop-up ads earlier this week, it came as no surprise that the major reason behind it was to enhance the user experience.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.

3 Basics For Benchmarking

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Individuals measure themselves in so many areas – we gather data, compare and contrast achievements, performance, revenue, strategies, fun (FOMA) and any number of the other areas. As with most things, the data itself is only valuable if you provide context, or better yet, a benchmark against other data points to obtain an understanding of performance and trends. 2.Keep it simple-. If not, skip it.

The Science Behind Better CTAs

Hive9

When an act of marketing draws attention to your business, that feels like a win. But if a prospect stops there, then your marketing isn’t truly doing its job. Hive9

Data-Driven Marketing Tactics: 3 Technologies Optimizing Customer Experience

It's All About Revenue

A convergence of marketing and advertising technologies is occurring. Performance advertisers know that data insights and integrations form the core of a winning campaign, both from a creative and a revenue standpoint. But many aren’t taking full advantage of the information they have access to. Enter Data Management. ” Better Data Technology. It can drive KPIs in real time. 
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Social Media Audiences Are Great, But Email Audiences Are Better

Act-On

Which would you rather have: 3,000 email newsletter subscribers or 30,000 social media followers? Choose carefully … it’s a trick question. It’s a trick question because I bet you know the answer. You opted for the subscribers because you’ve been around the block. You know that while social media represents a vast potential audience, the engagement rates are awful. We’re not done yet.

2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study

To build a world-class marketing program, it's crucial to compare yourself to the best performers - but competitor data can be scarce.