2021

How Content Marketing Builds Trust

Marketing Insider Group

Data shows that audience trust is becoming increasingly important for brands. Over a third of American consumers now say that it’s vital to trust the brands they choose to buy from because they can’t afford to waste money on a bad purchase.

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76% of Marketers Say Video Was Most Important Form of Content in 2020

KoMarketing Associates

As more content marketers turn to video to resonate with their target audience, new research suggests that this form of media is going to continue to grow in importance.

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Content Marketing for Manufacturers is filling the Trade Show Void

Industrial Marketing Today

Trade shows have always been a big part of manufacturing marketing for generating new leads that convert into sales opportunities. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person trade shows almost non-existent. It is not.

What is E-A-T And How it Impacts SEO Strategies

RockContent

Although there are still controversies about this ranking factor, optimizing your site based on the E-A-T concept can be regarded as good SEO practice. This is because, in the worst-case scenario, you will be increasing your chances of getting more traffic.

75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You Enabling the Right People?

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years – and ecosystems are the main reason why. With the vast majority of business conducted through indirect channels around the world and given structural changes in our economy (before and after COVID-19), new buying journeys, subscription/consumption models, marketplace growth, and emerging technologies, most firms are now considering partner enablement as the key ingredient to survival (and success). The future of partnership ecosystems will be focused on driving intra-firm value creation, network effects, and partner co-innovation – a huge opportunity for firms to grow the right partners and enable them effectively.

B2B marketing trends for 2021: 5 important developments to get ahead of

Tomorrow People

From the crumbling of the cookie to the rise of product marketing, this year will bring both challenge and opportunity for marketers. As 2021 dawns, one thing is certain: the world looks very different to how it did one year ago.

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How To Make Marketing An Invaluable Function

Marketing Craftmanship

In its landmark 2018 Pulse Survey of 220 Chief Marketing Officers, the executive recruiting firm Korn Ferry reported that, although financial results were the most important factor in their performance-based compensation, “52% of CMOs say they cannot make a direct and obvious correlation between marketing efforts and company performance.”

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120 Top People in Minnesota Tech on Twitter

Webbiquity

Following on the recent roundup here of the top 130 Minnesota tech companies on Twitter , here’s a look at some top individuals in Minnesota’s tech scene. There are a few key differences between the top companies post and the list here.

Software Has Stopped Eating the World

Customer Experience Matrix

This August will see the tenth anniversary of Marc Andreessen’s famous claim that software is eating the world. He may have been right at the time but things have now changed: the world is biting back.

How Niches Provide New Growth Opportunities for Business

Measure Up Marketing

Using real examples from our work each episode of One Good Idea provides a smart business tip to help you grow. This episode is based on work with a B2B customer who was looking to expand their business.

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

When is the best time to send email?

Litmus

Sending your email at the wrong time can derail the most well-crafted campaign. Knowing when your audience is most likely to open your emails is crucial.

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Content Marketing Personalization Strategies to Make Customers Love You

Marketing Insider Group

Don’t you love it when brands seem to be talking directly to you? Feeling that they “get” you makes a difference. While content personalization isn’t easy, there are lots of opportunities to delight your customers with it.

Only 32% of B2B Marketers Successfully Collaborate with Sales on Content

KoMarketing Associates

Many B2B marketers concern themselves with developing content to drive leads, but new research shows that they may be able to reach their goals more easily by working in tandem with sales professionals.

Why the time is right for augmented reality (AR) in marketing

ClickZ

30-second summary: . As AR comes of age, it presents a wealth of opportunities for marketers that go far beyond face filters on social media.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

What Are Dofollow And Nofollow Links?

RockContent

A marketing management strategy aims to generate results that meet the business’s objectives. Content Marketing is one strategy that helps bring these results.

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How to pitch your GTM messaging to a full range of personas

Tomorrow People

Discovering the right channel, language, and messaging to convince all stakeholders in your target companies. In a world that’s driven by technology, it’s amazing how many people simply don’t care about it. That isn’t to say that technology’s not important, or appreciated. Of course it is.

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Digital Selling with Video in 2021

Biznology

The most influential tool for sales success in 2020 was video conferencing. According to Hubspot , “74% of leaders who outperformed targets this year said virtual meetings were “as or more effective than face to face meetings.”

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Five Intangible Buyer Behavior Trends To Monitor In 2021

Tony Zambito

Despite turning the calendar from 2020 to 2021, we find ourselves starting the new year in more turmoil. A catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic that continues to increase in scope. The hope of the vaccines tempered as the rollout encounters delays.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

6 Proven Content Marketing Services for Rapid Organic Growth

Roketto

Content marketing can be a tough beast to tame. On one hand, the massive toolbox at every marketer’s disposal can be attractive and intriguing. So many different options to choose from. It’s almost like being a kid at a candy store. Featured Content Marketing

The Top 100 PR Influencers To Follow In 2021

BuzzSumo

Influencer Marketing

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The Founder Interview Series #32: Mike Lewis and Michael Weber, Click360

Webbiquity

Year after year, marketing professionals are asked to do more with less. Generate more leads (or sales) and increase brand awareness, without spending more (or at best, not much more) money.

21 SEO Tips, Tactics, and Trends for Website Content in 2021

Content Marketing Institute

Don't expect 2021 to bring relief from the merciless slide of organic content down search engine results pages. But with a little attention to these 21 SEO tips, tactics, and trends, you can protect your rankings – and even gain an edge.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

The Geeks Won Part Two: New Perspectives on Data Science

Marketing Insider Group

Nearly three years ago, while working in SAP Global Marketing, I wrote a BLOG that has stood the test of time – “T he Geeks Won: The Rise of Marketing Analytics, Performance Management and Data Science ”.

Report: 44% of B2B Marketers Have an Integrated Marketing Strategy in Place

KoMarketing Associates

Not all B2B marketers have an integrated marketing strategy in place, but new research suggests that more are working on creating on to develop a more dynamic approach.

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Continuing trends & new opportunities: 5 predictions for email marketing

ClickZ

30-second summary: In 2020, we saw a vast increase in the usage of email marketing as the volume of senders skyrocketed. Will this trend continue into 2021? Or should we expect a different kind of disruption in the coming year?

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How Digital Strategies Support B2B Revenue KPIs

Fusion Marketing Partners

I recently had the opportunity to share thoughts on a webinar about how digital strategies contribute to organizational objectives with Michael […]. B2B Marketing Digital Strategies Digital Marketing digital strategies KPI

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.