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7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media

Act-On

You knew that social media is a very affordable lead generation tool, but did you know that it’s rated third in effectiveness after email and your website?

Weekend Reading: “Winning at Social Customer Care” by Dan Gingiss

Marketing Insider Group

For the 176th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Dan Gingiss, author of Winning at Social Customer Care: How Top Brands Create Engaging Experiences on Social Media.

Is Content Marketing Now All About Pay to Play?

Marketing Insider Group

The signs are out there. The purist approach to content marketing – where relevancy, quality, and an experience customers want is enough to drive traffic, generate leads, motivate engagement and boost sales conversions – has been, officially, tainted.

Your online reputation abhors a vacuum in Google search

Biznology

Cygnus X-1. Before you embark on a costly campaign to repair your first two pages of Google search results after you, your company, your brand, or your product have been slandered or besmirched online, understand that it’s a life sentence.

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Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

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How to Get Your Employees to Care About Social Media and Employee Advocacy

Marketing Insider Group

A common challenge organizations face when rolling out an employee advocacy program is engagement.

10 tips for your career in marketing

Biznology

Before I begin my post, I’d also like to invite you to the next Biznology webinar on July 10th, where Mike Moran is going to interview me about trends in B2B marketing. Having been happily self-employed for half my marketing career, I hesitate to give career advice.

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Solve digital transformation challenges using Oracle Cloud

Modern Marketing

Digital transformation is an omnipresent topic today, providing a lot of challenges as well as chances. Due to that, customers are asking about how to deal with those challenges and how to leverage from the provided chances.

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Interview with ?Carme Artigas

Onalytica B2B

Carme Artigas – Co-founder and CEO, Synergic Partners , a Telefonica Company. Key Topics: Data Science, Analytics, Big Data, Telecommunications, Innovation. Location: Madrid, Spain.

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GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Six Insights (And One Inspiring Conclusion) from 27 Beneficial B2B Marketing Stats and Facts

Type A Communications

May 22, 2018 by Tom Pick Every B2B marketer knows we are in a period of rapid change. But questions abound, and many aren’t sure where to focus their attention or efforts. Marketing technology (martech) is advancing quickly. But which developments are real and imminent, and which are hype?

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3 Tools That Will Truly Boost Your Sales and Marketing Team’s Performance

Marketing Insider Group

Companies spend nearly $40 billion on CRM software, and up to 60 percent of those systems fail to meet companies’ expectations. That’s a lot of money to spend for a dismal return. It’s not that salespeople and marketers don’t need help organizing their day or capitalizing on leads.

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Clever Conversion Tricks for Better Landing Pages

Act-On

Landing pages are a major opportunity to generate leads and get conversions. Even small changes can result in big gains. Forms & Landing Pages landing page optimization landing pages optimization

When Did Data Become So Valuable?

Modern Marketing

By Neil Sholay, VP of Digital – EMEA, Oracle. With GDPR compliance now mandatory, European businesses are razor-focused on their data protection measures, and with good reason.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

7 Quick Wins for Sales and Marketing Alignment

DiscoverOrg

We hear a lot about sales and marketing alignment: How important it is for B2B, and how so few of us are doing it right. SALES: Marketing leads are crap. MARKETING: Sales is lazy. You guys take forever to follow-up on our leads – and you wonder why they don’t convert? Rolls eyes.]

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Is Data Science the Key to Marketing?

Navigate the Channel

Is data science the key to marketing? In a word, yes! There was a time when statisticians did not have to be so scientific. The age of big data had everyone so thrilled about the volume of data they could collect that no one actually started to think about organization until a few years ago.

Pros and cons of Webinars for B2B lead generation

Sales Lead Insights

Webinars offer options for reaching out to and educating buyers at all stages of the lead generation cycle. Your choice to do live, butts-in-seats events, or webinars will hinge on several factors, Events & trade shows marketing events Webinars

4 Ways Chatbots Can Increase Engagement and Improve the Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

Most likely you have already interacted with an online chatbot or automated phone system for getting product information or resolving a support issue. The majority of these systems use artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to understand your questions and predict what you are looking for to provide you with accurate and useful information in a user-friendly way.

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

GDPR Compliance – The Final Countdown

Act-On

The European Union's GDPR takes effect May 25, 2018, and applies to the 28-nation union's 510+ million citizens, as well as any business doing business with them, regardless of where they are based. Here is a Top 10 question video that helps you achieve GDPR compliance. Email Marketing GDPR

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Brand marketing: 4 ways businesses should be using press releases — but many aren’t

Biznology

Ah yes, press releases: a staple of the business collateral landscape that has not just survived the transition from the print to the digital world, but has thrived. Indeed, thanks to the “evergreen” nature of web content, press releases are the brand marketing gift that keeps on giving.

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Google’s Featured Snippets: What Are They, How Do You Get Them & What Do They Mean for Your Brand?

Marketing Insider Group

Search engines are the main channel for discovering information and services in the modern day. Google receives more than 3.5 billion searches in a given a day1 with the estimated number of daily searches only expected to increase as time goes on.

How the Power of Customer Reviews Can Increase Landing Page Conversion Rates

NuSpark

Consumers are savvier now than ever before due to the wealth of information the internet places at their fingertips. But savviness also breeds skepticism in most buyers, which you, as a brand or marketer, must overcome to consistently convert leads into loyal customers.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

You’ve got to start with the customer experience

Modern Marketing

Visionary business leader Steve Jobs once remarked: ‘You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.’

Where You Should Be Using Video in Your Sales Cycle for Highest Impact

Vidyard

Life is tough for modern salespeople. Today’s sellers are facing longer, more complex sales cycles than ever before and buyers that are harder than ever to reach. Not to mention that the idea of buyers and sellers undertaking a single, harmonized journey is a distant memory: buyers frequently come armed with their own research and preconceptions, and it’s up to salespeople to keep up as they jump around to different points in the sales cycle.

Communicating beyond the feature presentation

Biznology

A live feature presentation is a key component of Agile methods. But if you work in a large organization, or have stakeholders who can’t always be fully engaged, you need more. You need to include capturing each sprint as part of your minimal project documentation.

27 Actionable Content Marketing Tips [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Marketers are now spending, on average, 25% of their overall budgets on content marketing. Yes, you read that right. But only 21% of B2B content marketers are successful at tracking ROI. So, as a content marketer, you need ensure that your content is producing results—and that you can provide the data to prove it. To help you achieve those objectives, here’s an engaging infographic showcasing top actionable content marketing tips for today’s marketers.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

A Positive Guide to Determining Negative Keywords in AdWords

NuSpark

We run several AdWords campaigns for clients and we understand the key task of optimizing keywords in order to insure quality clicks are all they are paying for. But that all depends on your campaign goals, especially when it comes to driving clicks from competitors.

Essential enablers for implementing a modern product strategy

Modern Marketing

Continuous improvement across your entire mix of products and services is essential to innovate and stay competitive nowadays. Digital disruption requires companies to transform, successfully manage a portfolio of profitable offerings, and deliver unprecedented levels of innovation and quality.

Interactive CTAs: An Introduction

Vidyard

Using video is a great way to engage your customers and prospects—but how do you channel engagement into action? Interactive CTAs (calls-to-action) or ‘events’ are one great way to drive specific, desired outcomes from your viewers and encourage them to step further down the funnel. What are interactive events and why should I care?

Google, Kaon Interactive and Lenovo Disrupt Enterprise Sales and Marketing with Breakthrough Standalone Virtual Reality Headset Experience

Kaon

Trio will accelerate VR sales and marketing applications for Fortune 500 companies. Kaon Interactive , the leading provider of 3D marketing and sales applications for global B2B brands, announced that it is extending its commitment to drive virtual reality adoption in the enterprise with the Google Daydream VR standalone headset. In January at CES 2018, Lenovo unveiled an innovative Daydream VR headset called the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.