2019

Industrial Buyers – Their Preferences and How to Market to Them

Industrial Marketing Today

Understanding the mindset of industrial buyers is important if you market to engineers and technical professionals. There are plenty of research reports published on buyer personas and the buying habits of consumers, but they focus mainly on B2C marketing.

An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

B2B PR Sense

Dear PR Professionals: PR is evolving at warp speed. In fact, in five years, what we know as PR will have a different complexion. Yet today, many PR professionals, armed with media placements and endless pitches, are still grounded in the past, since it's so comfortable.

5 Ways to Improve the ROI of Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing can produce great results for your business. However, it can also take a lot of content, and therefore time and money, before you start to see those results.

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Tableau, Looker, and Origami Logic Acquisitions Show Analytics Is In Fashion

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the unwritten laws of punditry is that one event is random, two events are interesting, and three events make a trend.

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

How AI is Reshaping Email Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jess Andriani. Technologies like big data, machine learning, business intelligence, and cognitive computing are made possible or practical by artificial intelligence (AI).

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Driving Engagement Remains a Top Priority and Struggle for Email Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Increasing engagement remains a top priority for email marketers, but new research suggests that it is also still a primary challenge when it comes to utilizing this tactic.

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7 Sales Demo Tips for Selling Software

DiscoverOrg

Your SaaS product is new! Exciting! It will save future customers time and money! So why doesn’t anyone want a demo? “It’s It’s like trying to schedule a meeting for buying a time-share!” says Director of Sales Michael Veschio.

The Balanced Marketing Budget: What's In and What's Out?

Reachforce

Where do you plan to invest your marketing dollars in 2019 and beyond? If you don't already have your marketing budget in place, then your risk of being outperformed by competitors is high. marketing budget

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Changes in Mailchimp - An offer you must refuse?

SendX

Mailchimp made a major move last week, they announced that they are transitioning from an email marketing software to an all-in-one marketing platform. The news in itself was not very surprising considering they have been adding these all-in-one marketing features for the last few years.

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5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.

How Marketers Can Bridge Innovation and Business

Kaon

This article was originally published by Chief Executive, “Kaon Interactive CEO on Bridging Innovation and Business,” January 18, 2019. Kaon Interactive CEO and President Gavin Finn is all about bridging the gap from technological innovation to the marketing and business side.

The Importance of Industrial Email Marketing for Targeting Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing is and should be an important component of your content marketing strategy when targeting engineers and technical professionals. I’m sure you’ve heard or read about email marketing being replaced by social media.

A Useful New Model to Get The Edge in Public Relations

B2B PR Sense

Photo Credit: Frank McKenna. Public relations is changing in the blink of an eye. There’s just one problem. Some Public relations practitioners and many PR clients are running a little behind. PR for eons was laser-focused on earned media — placing a story in media outlets.

How to Write a Content Marketing Plan that Quadruples Your Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Every business wants more leads, and it could be simpler than you think to start generating more of them. In fact, a carefully constructed content marketing plan could quadruple your leads or better.

Customer-Centric Websites: Successful Strategies to Engage B2B Buyers

Speaker: Kellie de Leon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, The Mx Group

Chances are, you’re under the gun to convert more leads from your website. To increase conversion, your site needs high-quality content, user-friendly navigation paths, and calls to action that appeal to your target customers. But how do you go about this? And wouldn’t it be great to see some real-world examples from B2B companies that are doing it successfully? Kellie de Leon, VP of marketing and strategy at B2B agency The Mx Group, works with marketers every day to help them create and execute customer-centric strategies and content that increase web engagement and conversion. In this webinar, she'll discuss how to make your website more customer-centric.

2018 Was a Great Year for Customer Data Platforms

Customer Experience Matrix

The CDP industry had a great 2018, growing by 60% and reaching $740 million revenue, according to the CDP Institute’s just-released Industry Update (click here to download ). The industry added 29 vendors and 2,653 employees, slightly more than the 26 vendors and 2,233 employees added in 2017.

Why B2B Marketers Need to Develop A Publisher’s Mindset

Webbiquity

Guest post by Brian Bennett. A major, tectonic shift has occurred in marketing over the last decade. Content-based digital marketing is now mainstream, as more than 91% of B2B marketers have embraced content marketing.

How to (Nicely) Push Back on Buyers Who Don't Tell You the Full Truth

The Forward Observer

People lie all the time. In fact, one study found most adults can’t last 10 minutes without lying.

Survey: Marketing Budgets on the Rise as Demand Gen Becomes a Top Priority

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers’ budgets fluctuate with changing demands, new research suggests that they are focused more on lead generation, as well as sales and marketing alignment to achieve their primary goals.

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Building Your Demand Gen Team for ABM

Speaker: Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation, Rollworks

The benefits of using account-based marketing in your Demand Generation team are considerable: by getting as many engaged, qualified accounts as possible, your conversion rate will be higher and you'll find that Marketing and Sales are (gasp!) more aligned. Sounds great, doesn't it? But how do you even find the resources to make it happen? Join Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation at Rollworks, as she explains how to build your Demand Generation team to best carry out ABM - even if your team is small. In fact, her own team only has 3 people!

Top 7 Sales Books for Sellers of SaaS – for Spring Break 2019

DiscoverOrg

Spring break means vacation – and vacation means plenty of down time to catch up on reading! So order the margarita, stroll down to the beach, and grab a book for a little beach reading. What will it be?

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What Is Involved in a Market Segmentation Analysis?

Reachforce

Are you aware that personalization is the key to connecting with and converting prospects into customers?

The State of Marketing Automation and How to Achieve Ultimate Success

Act-On

Let’s review our recent State of Marketing Automation Report and how you can leverage this information to achieve maximum marketing success. Marketing Automation

5 Most Common Fails in B2B Search Campaigns

The Point

Thanks to Spear Digital Media Director Tim DiSabatino for authoring this week’s post. Because costs per click in B2B search campaigns can often be extremely high when companies compete the for same keywords, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for B2B advertisers offers its own very unique challenges.

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How to Grab Attention with Audience Intelligence

Speaker: Michael Brito, EVP, Zeno Group

As a B2B marketer, you already know - attention spans are short, and the competition to win attention is fierce. So how do you break through the noise to deliver the right message, at the right time, using the right channel - and reach the right audience? Michael Brito, EVP at Zeno Group has an effective and repeatable answer: use audience intelligence! By understanding not just the readers of your content, but also the "vocal minority" and the influencers at play, you can develop a strategy to sustainably create attention-getting - and more effective - marketing campaigns.

Manufacturing Content Marketing Can Be Confusing and Difficult

Industrial Marketing Today

I regularly receive email inquiries from industrial companies needing help with their manufacturing content marketing. These people are on the right track for wanting to use manufacturing content marketing for generating better quality leads that turn into sales opportunities.

PR Strategy Not Working? Here's How to Fix It

B2B PR Sense

"Get me some PR". Unfortunately, PR doesn't work like that. You can't just order it and have it delivered or pick it up at the store. It requires a well thought out PR strategy and flawless execution to be effective. Let's talk strategy.

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5 Critical Signs It’s Time to Revamp Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

If you’re like most businesses, it took you a long time—and a lot of hard work to knock out a successful content marketing strategy. Just thinking about revamping it is a challenge. But it’s a must if you want your strategy to succeed.

The Privacy Multiverse: A Fantasy in Three Acts

Customer Experience Matrix

Jamie knew something was wrong when his alarm clock didn’t greet him by name. Weird, he thought. Things quickly got weirder. The water in the shower wasn’t set to the right temperature. The traffic report mentioned an accident nowhere near his route to work.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Six SEO Facts About All High-Ranking Content

Webbiquity

Guest post by John Aaron. While search engine optimization (SEO) has become a common term in the online marketing lexicon, many folks will struggle to tell you exactly how SEO helps bring relevant traffic to the client—and marketers are at a severe disadvantage without that knowledge.

Your Customers Are Calling You. Are You Picking Up?

The Forward Observer

In today’s world, there are many easy ways to connect with others -- you can text, email, or video chat someone on your phone all with a click of a button. Even with all of these easy ways to communicate, old habits die hard when people want to reach a company.

5 SEO Tactics to Get the Right Leads in the Door

KoMarketing Associates

Stop me if you’ve heard this before – “I’m getting a lot of traffic from SEO but it’s not the right traffic.”. It’s fairly common and honestly, it’s not all that surprising. After all, the traffic you get from organic search can be much less targeted than the traffic you get from paid campaigns.