August, 2022

Stop Wasting Money on Ads and Start Attracting Audiences with Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Advertisements are pricey. While they are a “ necessary evil ” for any marketing strategy, ads can burn through your entire budget faster than you can say “help!” Enter: content marketing. Content marketing is a cost efficient way to get your name in front of prospects most likely to convert.

The Role of UX in Conversion Rate Optimization

Webbiquity

Guest post by Tony Ademi. Conversion rates depend on several factors, and brand image and sales depend on multiple elements, from technical to marketing strategies.

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Webinar Recap: How Cisco’s Lead Scoring Model Turbocharged its Advocacy Efforts

Influitive

Cisco started its customer advocacy program (Cisco Insider Advocates) six years ago and, since then, it has evolved into a vibrant community of customers and partners In fact, Cisco’s advocates aren’t just customers who are in it for rewards.

A B2B Marketers’ Guide to GA4 Reporting & Measurement

KoMarketing Associates

If you work in marketing, you’ve probably heard about Google sunsetting Universal Analytics and making us switch to GA4. . It’s been hard to miss with the outpouring of memes, including my personal favorite: So what does the end of Universal Analytics mean for B2B digital marketing?

The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

The ultimate value proposition is an impactful buying experience that guides people to the best possible decision. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that? Read "The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future" to find out how to empower your customer-facing teams and thrive in modern selling environments.

25+ Experts Weigh In on the Best Ways To Use Social Media in Content Marketing

Content Marketing Institute

Simply showing up on social isn’t enough anymore. You need to engage on the right channels with the right content delivered the way your audience likes to engage. Try these expert tips to update and refine your social media strategy. Continue reading → Company News

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Why AI-Generated Content Marketing Can’t Fully Replace Humans

Marketing Insider Group

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence by machines. Once a thing of science fiction, AI is now a part of our everyday lives.

Eight Game-Changing Pitching Tips to Expand Your B2B Market in 2022

Webbiquity

Contributed post. There are several B2B sales and marketing strategies you could adopt to expand your B2B market this year. Optimizing your sales pitch deck is one you may want near the top of your list.

Webinar Highlights: How Customer Marketing Drives Organizations into Customer Obsession

Influitive

According to Forrester, only 3-6% of B2B organizations are truly “customer-obsessed” in that they embody the right amount of leadership commitment, internal culture and many other key attributes. So, for the vast majority of B2B firms, what’s missing?

Report: Most Marketers Struggling to Find Multi-Channel Strategy Success

KoMarketing Associates

It’s becoming more important than ever before for marketers to connect with customers and prospects across multiple channels. However, new research indicates that many are failing to achieve the objectives associated with utilizing existing multi-channel strategies.

7 Winning Lead Generation Strategies to Drive Growth

As B2B companies pivot to keep pace with a quickly changing marketplace, a data-centric approach to lead generation can be the difference between remaining competitive or being left behind. Get real-world examples and inspiration from leading B2B businesses in this whitepaper.

11+ Things To Do To Make Your LinkedIn Newsletter a Big Success

Content Marketing Institute

Starting a LinkedIn newsletter requires a lot of decisions. Here are some tips to help you execute it successfully. Continue reading → Company News

8 New Social Media Platforms You Might Not Know About

Buffer Marketing

If you asked someone 20 years ago what their favorite social media platforms were, chances are they wouldn’t have an answer for you.

How to Conduct and Publish Industry Research

Marketing Insider Group

If you’re a marketer, you know the value of high-quality, original industry research. Brands that provide compelling statistics, visuals, and reports about important industry topics earn more backlinks and higher visibility than their competitors.

Google Algorithms & Updates Focused On User Experience: A Timeline

Search Engine Journal

While some of the Google changes target low-quality content and spam, other updates aim to improve the searcher's online experience. The post Google Algorithms & Updates Focused On User Experience: A Timeline appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

The World of Sales and How Things are Changing

MarketJoy

The world of sales has changed a lot in the last 20 years. From the time when people wanted others to do or buy something, sales techniques were developed and people started to have jobs and careers in sales. Historians have found coins from around 7,000 years ago.

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Report: More B2B Buyers Seeking Easy Access to Relevant Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

As the B2B buyer journey continues to evolve, new research is shedding light on the importance of content for marketers looking to meet the demands of customers and prospects.

40+ Mistakes Derailing Your Content Team (and How To Fix Them)

Content Marketing Institute

Managing content teams isn’t easy. But the exhilaration and productivity that come from successful collaboration make it worthwhile. Steer around these common team pitfalls with help from Content Marketing World speakers. Continue reading → Company News

The Worst Moment of My Life Made Me a Better Entrepreneur — Here Are the Lessons I Learned

Buffer Marketing

The moment I learned about my young daughter’s medical diagnosis is permanently etched in my memory like a bad tattoo. I had just switched off the TV in the living room when a notification popped up on my phone with her MRI results. My worst nightmare ensued.

Roadblocks to Delivering a Competitive Buying Experience

Why are buyer-facing teams struggling and what can be done about it? Bigtincan teamed up with Heinz Marketing in a recent research study to discover the roadblocks revenue-generating teams encounter in preparing buyer-facing teams for today’s market. Click here to learn what you can do today to prepare!

4 Types of Content Creation (and How to Decide Which is For You)

Marketing Insider Group

Content creation is a core part of every brand’s marketing strategy in 2022 (or at least it should be). But its actual execution can take many forms.

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Yoast SEO 19.5 Update Causes Fatal Errors via @sejournal, @martinibuster

Search Engine Journal

Yoast SEO Plugin update causes fatal errors on WordPress websites. The post Yoast SEO 19.5 Update Causes Fatal Errors appeared first on Search Engine Journal. News WordPress

HubSpot Service Hub: Close the Sales, Marketing, and Service Gap

SmartBug Media

Attract, convert, close, delight—these are the four phases of inbound marketing that we all know and love. In 2018, HubSpot took these phases of inbound marketing and worked them into the flywheel model that emphasizes the delight phase “to help, support, and empower customers to reach their goals.”.

50% of B2B Marketers Now Cite Social as Most Effective Digital Channel

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers begin to reap the benefits of leveraging social media platforms, new research suggests that they will be investing more in this area in the coming months.

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

Marketing Tech Is So Bright, You Gotta Wear Strategic Shades [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Content Marketing Institute

Do you approach new marketing tech from a FOMO perspective? You’re not alone. But that’s not a good way to go about it. Robert Rose says you should answer these questions first. Continue reading → Company News

ConvertKit’s July 2022 Deliverability Report

ConvertKit

One of our values at ConvertKit is to work in public. We strive for transparency, which is why we share information that is typically kept private, such as our finances. One commonly asked question by creators looking for a new email marketing platform is, “ How is your email deliverability? ”.

How To Get Started With A Kickass Tiktok Marketing Strategy

Marketing Envy

When you think of TikTok, what comes to mind first? Dance challenges? Cute animal videos? With 1 billion monthly users and being the 4th most-used social media platform in the world, it is not to be underestimated.

How to Find Old Tweets: 4 Tried-And-True Methods

Hootsuite

Do you ever revisit your old tweets? Twitter has been around since 2006 — if you were an early adopter, you’d probably be surprised to see some of the content you once thought was cool and appropriate to share.

Connecting the Consultative Experience

Many B2B businesses have come to believe that there is an asymmetric relationship between the company and its buyers. But what research has discovered is that many of today’s B2B buyers are NOT empowered and they have little interest in being so. Download the eBook to find out why.

How To Perform A SEO SWOT Analysis via @sejournal, @JRiddall

Search Engine Journal

A well-structured SWOT framework can provide an excellent roadmap that helps you focus on your primary SEO goals and maximize limited marketing resources. The post How To Perform A SEO SWOT Analysis appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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What is Social Media Governance?

Oktopost

Colin Day, Managing Director of EMEA and APAC at Oktopost, tackles the topic of social media governance and how B2B organizations can manage social media risk with confidence to grow and increase revenue. Listen to the podcast: Or catch us on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , or YouTube.

Stop Treating Design Teams as Vending Machines for Your Content’s Graphics

Content Marketing Institute

Too many marketers treat the design team like a vending machine – insert copy, press button, get graphic. Content is planned through the writer lens, and that’s a big mistake given design is critical to content consumption. Continue reading → Company News