2020

Why Advertising Doesn’t Work: The Link Between Empathy and Sales

Marketing Insider Group

In chapter four of Mean People Suck , I talk about the link between empathy and sales. Because digital technologies have disrupted the way we do business and customers have developed a distrust of brands, traditional advertising has lost its effectiveness.

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How to Build a Technical SEO Dashboard Using Google Data Studio

Webbiquity

Guest post by Petar Jovetic. Modern SEO demands a lot from marketers, and successful strategies are often highly dependent on third-party tools and the powerful data they provide.

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3 Tips to Create an Excellent Follow-up Email Sequence

SendX

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61% of B2B Marketers with a Content Marketing Strategy Have Seen Improved Performance

KoMarketing Associates

More B2B marketers are finding opportunities via content marketing , but new research suggests that they still face challenges when it comes to achieving their top objectives.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

AI and Content Writing: How to Adapt to the Future

B2B PR Sense

Content has ruled digital strategies for the past couple decades now -- and with that reign, we've seen some great content writing, as well as some misfires. But that's all human error -- unavoidable, right? Well, the recent evolution of AI has given us reason to think again.

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Why Two Budgets Are Better Than One

Hive9

Lewis authored the often quoted saying that “two heads are better than one.” Why? “[N]ot N]ot because either is infallible,” the British writer said, “but because they are unlikely to go wrong in the same direction.”

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A B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist

The Point

Earlier this month I presented a standing-room only session at the B2BMX Conference in Scottsdale on key principles of B2B email creative.

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The 10 most fascinating people in B2B marketing in 2019

Biznology

I’m back with my roundup of brilliant B2B marketers whom I’ve encountered this year. With a tip of the hat to those on my lists last year , and in 2017 , 2016 and 2015 , it is my pleasure to introduce these fascinating colleagues to you.

Content Preferences of Engineers and Industrial Buyers

Industrial Marketing Today

Understanding the content preferences of engineers and industrial professionals is crucial to your success with industrial content marketing. That applies to the content for industrial websites too.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Freelancers Are in Trouble. Here’s How We Can Help

Contently

Over the past two weeks, America has seen a previously unfathomable spike in unemployment claims, with 6.6 million alone last week.

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5 Digital Marketing Trends To Dial Up In Uncertain Times?

Marketing Insider Group

It’s always essential to get the basics right. Looking at this year’s digital marketing trends can help your business get in on the ground floor of tomorrow’s leading-edge strategies. Let’s take a close look at the most critical aspects of the digital marketing trends you can’t ignore in 2020.

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Five GDPR Considerations For Your Email Marketing Campaigns

Webbiquity

Guest post by Stuart Cooke. The vast majority of all businesses, including 93% of B2B companies , use email marketing as an integral part of their marketing strategy. Over the years this has remained one of the most effective channels to engage customers and generate sales leads.

5+ Email Sequence Examples, Benefits, Types & Tips on How to Create Them?

SendX

Timing > List size? If I had a dime for every time someone asked ‘How huge is your list?’, I would have enough to buy hoardings at Times Square, NY or Piccadilly Circus, London (or maybe both.gasp) and put this instead - 'List size doesn’t matter. Timing is everything’.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Survey: 42% of B2B Marketers Admit Marketing Efforts Not Fully Personalized

KoMarketing Associates

Despite the benefits associated with delivering a personalized customer experience, new research shows that not all B2B marketers have developed plans to do so.

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PR and Marketing: How to Communicate During COVID-19

B2B PR Sense

There is no denying that these are stressful times -- COVID-19 is changing the face of many businesses. But how should this affect your PR and marketing strategies ? That's the all-important question at the moment for many brands.

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5 Tips to Help Make Your Next Customer Event a Success

Act-On

These 5 tips for a successful customer event will help you improve registrations, engagements, attendees, and retention to maximize ROI. Customer Marketing Events Marketing Marketing Strategy

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The Foundation of a Successful Agile Marketing Team: Centralization

Hive9

In the fourth season of The Office , Michael Scott, laden with financial troubles, decided he needed to declare bankruptcy, leading him to announce to his colleagues, “I declare bankruptcy!” Spoiler: His verbally declaring bankruptcy didn’t automatically launch the legal process.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

5 Loyalty Program Best Practices for Quick Service Restaurants

Modern Marketing

The QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) industry is notoriously competitive and operates on extremely tight margins.

How to Approach Demand Gen in Challenging Times

The Point

The US business climate is being shaken by events at home and abroad, and (as I write this) no-one knows with certainty – on top of the risk and strain caused by a global pandemic – whether an economic downturn is imminent, or how severe it might be, and for how long. .

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Technical Content Creation for Manufacturing Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

The original post %Technical Content Creation for Manufacturing Marketing% by %Achinta Mitra% appeared first on %Industrial Marketing Today%. Technical content creation is a big challenge for manufacturing marketers of all sizes.

Understanding Adobe Real Time CDP

Customer Experience Matrix

Adobe fully released its Real Time Customer Data Platform last November. Although they had briefed me on it before then, it was only this week that I finally caught up with them to discuss the final product. Since this is a topic of great interest – and confusion – it’s worth sharing what I learned.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Why Every Startup Needs a Professional Blog Writing Service

Marketing Insider Group

What exactly does a professional blog writing service do for you, and why do you need one? Here’s why you should be outsourcing your startup’s blog. Have you thought about hiring a professional blog writing service for your new business?

How Important Is Automation in B2B Sales?

Webbiquity

Guest post by Kayleigh Alexandra. Ever since factory automation became commonplace, other business functions have embraced it as well. Automation removes laborious tasks from your workload and frees up your time to work on higher-level issues.

What is an Email Sequence?

SendX

Timing > List size? If I had a dime for every time someone asked ‘How huge is your list?’, I would have enough to buy hoardings at Times Square, NY or Piccadilly Circus, London (or maybe both.gasp) and put this instead - 'List size doesn’t matter. Timing is everything’.

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How to Build Trust with B2B Buyers in Today’s Digital Marketing Environment

KoMarketing Associates

It’s an understatement to say things have changed for B2B marketers in recent weeks. The uncertainty in the world has a profound effect on how B2B organizations will do business now and in the foreseeable future.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.