2021

Landing Pages for Industrial Lead Generation

Industrial Marketing Today

The importance of landing pages for industrial lead generation cannot be overstated. That’s where conversions happen—visitors turn into leads. Landing pages are where your visitors first land from a marketing campaign or a social.

How to Grow Your Business with Voice of the Customer

SendX

Imagine you’re a consumer on the hunt for a new pair of sneakers. You’ve done some Google searching and scrolled through your favorite brands on Instagram. You’ve even added an item to your cart on a handful of websites, but haven’t yet pulled the trigger.

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The Resurgence of AR and VR Content in a Post-Pandemic World

Marketing Insider Group

When people hear the terms augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) their minds tend to think futuristically. But the truth is, AR and VR content is here — and it’s not even new.

How to use APIs to update and enrich your data

Zoominfo

Data decays over time—phone numbers change, companies shift locations, or people move jobs. Data changes, and stale data is expensive. It is estimated that, on average, organizations lose $15 million each year due to bad data.

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The Retailer’s Guide to Marketing Data

Retailers are faced with extraordinary challenges – from changing consumer needs to unpredictable twists & turns in the economy. Learn how innovative retailers use zero-, first-, second-, and third-party data to find their best customers and drive repeat purchases.

How to Build and Scale Your Sales Machine

RockContent

Years ago, a company’s salesforce was exactly what the name implies: many people actively reaching out to potential customers and offering products and services. Yes, this is still a viable and necessary effort, but the internet is leveling the playing field, and the competition is rising.

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4 Areas Of Actionable Buyer Insights Can Help You Deliver A Differentiating Digital Buying Experience

Tony Zambito

Marketing and Sales Leaders Can Leverage Buyer Insights To Create Rewarding Digital Buying Experiences For Buyers. One significant outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is the increasing desire on the part of buyers for digital buying experiences. Not that this type of outcome was ever in question.

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Customer Advocacy is a Two-Way Street

Influitive

You’re on a first date. You know a little bit about this person and are interested in learning more to see if there’s really a spark. The two of you meet at a quaint coffee shop (outdoors of course–social distancing). The barista brings your hot beverages to the table.

9 Essential Skills for SaaS Growth Marketers

Tomorrow People

As product marketing grows and business needs evolve, companies are pursuing a new multiskilled breed: the growth marketer. Marketers and the marketing skill set are always evolving as the business landscape changes, new technologies emerge, and customer expectations shift.

Report: Marketers Still Challenged to Strategize Around Customer Experience

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers have primarily focused on improving the customer experience (CX) in the past. While they are not abandoning this as a priority, new research indicates that they are also looking to make improvements in other areas along the way.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

B2B Senior Leadership: It’s Time to Face the Truth About Sales and Marketing

Biznology

The yawning gulf between sales and marketing is a fact of life in B2B companies. We all know this. We struggle to meld the cultures. We talk about the need for “alignment.”

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How to Make Industrial Email Marketing Work for You

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing may not get the same attention and love as it used to because of social media. However, don’t abandon it because it is still highly effective when targeting engineers and technical professionals.

What are No-Reply Email Addresses and Why You Should Stop Using Them

SendX

Marketing is best when it feels genuine. Customers build a connection with brands that feel less “corporate” and more like real people. This is especially true in email marketing. Unlike social media posts or blog content, customers see their email inbox as a private space.

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5 Consumer Behavior Trends Marketers Are Watching in 2021

Marketing Insider Group

In a year where just about nothing was predictable, consumers actually were. Clear consumer behavior trends have emerged over the past several months, even as circumstances have changed.

The Definitive Guide to Remote Sales Coaching

Have you struggled to onboard, train, and provide continuous learning opportunities to your salespeople due to the abrupt shift to remote work? If so, you’re not alone. Sellers are relying on virtual selling more than ever. With in-person sessions no longer feasible, many organizations are looking for alternative methods to support their salespeople.

Introducing ZoomInfo + Chorus.ai

Zoominfo

Business leaders depend on the conversations that sales reps are having with prospects to grow their pipeline and stoke their go-to-market engine.

How to Build Marketing Resiliency With Technology

RockContent

When times are good, businesses can emerge, grow, and thrive. There’s plenty for all, and it’s just a matter of claiming your piece of the pie. But when times are tough, we begin to see what those businesses are really made of.

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The Pros and Cons of Attribution Models: A 2021 Update

Hive9

Note: This post is a timely refresh of a blog we wrote in 2016, The Pros and Cons of Different Revenue Attribution Models. To truly understand marketing ROI, we must first understand marketing influence.

Future-Enabling Buyers Will Be Key In 2021 And Beyond

Tony Zambito

The new year is almost one-month-old. In less than three weeks, the country has experienced a time like no other. Where the degree of uncertainty about our future has intensified.

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

How Improv Comedy Has Made Me a Better Community Manager

Influitive

When I tell colleagues that I perform improv comedy, I usually get one of the following responses: Blank stare (could be horror, I’m still not entirely clear) Oh cool!

Vision to vocabulary: What to include in your brand messaging playbook

Tomorrow People

We break down 12 essentials of messaging and positioning to help you build a strong and consistent brand. A distinctive and compelling brand needs to be supported by a set of essential messaging, recorded in a playbook.

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Only 46% of Marketers are ‘Somewhat Satisfied’ With Their CX Performance

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers are becoming more aware of the importance of the customer experience (CX), new research indicates that many are still struggling with the performance and outcomes of their investments in this area.

Drive More Sales: Seven B2B Marketing Automation Tips With Five Examples

Webbiquity

Guest post by Natasha Lane. Automation can play a powerful role in driving your B2B brand forward. After all, automating processes doesn’t “just” allow you to save time and money.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Using CAD and BIM Files in Manufacturing Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

CAD and BIM files are not the first things that come to mind when one talks about manufacturing content marketing. However, they are two of the most valuable and effective content assets to use for.

10 Action Words To Write Catchy Subject Lines

SendX

How many unread emails do you have in your inbox? 12000? This is also the case for your subscribers' inbox. They get hundreds of emails everyday but only 5-10 get opened. And the ones that get opened have a catchy, power packed, irresistible subject line.

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Why Social Media Isn’t Enough To Drive Your Business Growth

Marketing Insider Group

Nearly 4 billion people are on social media around the world, so it makes sense that brands are turning to social media as a core part of their digital marketing strategies.

Hiring After COVID-19: Post-Pandemic Trends to Watch

Zoominfo

The US economy is finally coming up for air. States that imposed lockdowns for the COVID-19 pandemic started lifting restrictions on businesses and public spaces in May 2021, and many major cities have reopened. However, as the New York Times observes, “it’s a weird moment for the US economy.”.

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The Ultimate Sales Coaching Guide

Sales coaching is a training format that allows the leaders in your organization to share their valuable experience with the rest of your sales teams. It’s an interactive approach to sales training where sellers get to practice what they’re taught and use information in real-life scenarios.