3 Things Marketers Need To Know To Succeed With Personalization [Research Highlights]
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Today we’re excited to release the findings from our latest research, “ 3 Things Marketers Need to Know About Succeeding with Personalization.”. This 22-page report draws from an extensive survey involving 1,200 U.S.-based
Lessons Learned From Spending $25 Million Dollars On AdWords
OCTOBER 5, 2015
AdWords is an essential part of the modern marketer’s toolkit to reach new customers. According to Google’s latest Economic Impact Report, businesses generally make an average of $2 in revenue for every $1 they spend on Adwords paid search campaigns, remarketing ads, and display network.
The Loveboat Guide to Customer Engagement [Infographic]
OCTOBER 27, 2015
All aboard! Today we set sail for the land of customer admiration. Along the way you’ll discover our latest research findings showing the keys to marketing success: personalization, mutual expectations, and great communication.
The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools
MARCH 27, 2017
Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention.
Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy
Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.
5 Reasons Your Sales Reps Aren’t Getting Enough Qualified Leads
MARCH 29, 2017
Earlier this year, I talked to a CMO at a B2B tech company whose sales counterpart was lobbying strongly for the company to adopt Account-Based Marketing (ABM) as part of their demand generation strategy. The reason?
8 Questions to Help You Decide if Your Content is Good Enough
APRIL 19, 2017
The best demand generation campaigns start with content that your prospects want. Even the best data, and sparkling creative, can’t save you or your campaign if your content and offer isn’t up to scratch. Here are 8 simple questions to help you decide whether that content is good enough.
The Great Big List of 23 Types of B2B Marketing Campaigns, by Funnel Stage
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Need ideas on how to generate high quality demand and turn prospects into customers? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of 23 types of B2B marketing campaigns, as well as descriptions of when they are typically appropriate to use. The list is broken down by stage of the funnel.
Reboot Buyer Insights To Drive B2B Growth
MARCH 12, 2017
Illustration by Gregory Cresnar. B2B companies are faced with the most transformative era in business history.
B2B Marketing Trends for 2016
25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.
An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
The reality of life as a professional marketer is that there is rarely, ever, enough time, budget, resources or bandwidth to plan, design, build, launch and manage every campaign as we would if we could. I get that. We all make compromises.
25 B2B Engagement Tactics For All Marketing Funnel Stages
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
With the myriad of available B2B marketing engagement opportunities, which strategies should marketers use, and at what point in the buying journey? At which of the marketing funnel stages are prospects prepared for various types of outreach?
The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
If you can say anything about marketers, it’s that we love obituaries. Yes, we love to declare things dead. Inbound Marketing? The MQL? Lead Funnels?
The Future of Content Marketing — 3 Predictions You Need To Know
B2B Marketing Insider
APRIL 4, 2017
Just when you believe you’ve caught up with all the greatest techniques and tools, you look up from all your hard work – the riveting video campaigns, your exciting new influencer partnership, hey, you’ve even become agile! only to find out the content marketing landscape is shifting again.
7 B2B Marketing Strategies You Need to Know About
As B2B marketers, we know that our buyers' needs are ever-evolving, but it's not just our buyers that are changing.
Building a B2B Brand Starts with Stories, Not Standards
Type A Communications
APRIL 20, 2017
April 20, 2017 by Chris Schermer As a B2B marketing agency, SCHERMER often gets asked to do “branding.” Typically, it’s marketers who want help with their brand positioning, messaging and. read more.
The 4 Levels of Sales Intelligence
Your Sales Management Guru
MARCH 20, 2017
The Four Levels of Sales Intelligence. By Jeb Blount, Author of Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal. The speed and complexity of the modern marketplace is the domain of intellectual agility.
Matrix of 31 Marketing Funnel Metrics [Infographic]
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Marketing funnel metrics are always at the forefront of a B2B marketer’s mind. We’re constantly looking at conversion rates, cost data, social shares, open rates, and click-throughs -- just to name a few.
B2B Marketing Experience: The Case For and Against Gated Content
MARCH 24, 2017
Gated content—ebooks, reports, and other downloads hidden behind a form—has long been a part of the B2B playbook. If you’re going to take the time and effort to put together a great PDF download, you should be getting something of value (contact information) in return, right? Right?
5 Simple Ways to Write Better Emails
APRIL 19, 2017
How much time do you spend on emails every week? If you’re average, it’s about 28% of your time ‒ almost one and a half days out of every week. So … how much of that time do you think is wasted?
7 not-quite-predictions for marketing technology in 2016
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Most people suck at accurately predicting the future. I’m one of them. I took my shot at the prediction hall-of-fame last year , predicting that Microsoft would spend more than $1 billion on acqusition(s) in the marketing technology space in 2015. I thought it was a reasonably solid bet.
5 Painful Truths Damaging Your Content Marketing Strategy
B2B Marketing Insider
MARCH 29, 2017
Facing the truth isn’t easy. But you have to do when it comes to your content marketing strategy. If not, you risk slowing down your website traffic, losing the interest of your leads, and possibly earning less sales for your business. It’s time to own your reality and do something about it.
MarTech: Top 100 Influencers and Brands
JANUARY 18, 2017
Martech is the blending of marketing and technology, with the aim of streamlining processes to achieve marketing goals and objectives. In this digital age, there is a huge demand for marketing technology to provide marketers with the tools they need to succeed.
Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing
As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.
Rethinking Buyer Personas In An Era Of Digital Transformation
JANUARY 22, 2017
by Louis Prado. In the past five years, we have seen exponential disruption each year in multiple markets. Digital technologies and resulting transformation turning markets literally inside out.
The 9 Circles of B2B Marketing Hell
JULY 20, 2016
B2B marketing and sales is a drawn out process that takes months, or longer, to convert leads to customers. That extended timeframe means tons of touchpoints, multiple leads from single accounts, lots of nurturing, and too many opportunities to fall into marketing hell.
The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools
JANUARY 10, 2017
Given the importance of search engine optimization—organic search remains the top source of traffic for most B2B websites—t’s vital to use the right tools to help with various aspects of optimization, for any size website.
New Buyer Insights Needed To Unlock Growth In An Era Of B2B Digital Transformation
MARCH 6, 2017
Illustration entitled Insight by Yu Luck. The digitization of the global business economy has been taking place at an unprecedented rate. Consider this. Approximately forty years ago, 83% of the market value of the S&P 500 were tied to tangible assets – physical products.
Lead Generation Checklist
You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.
5 Strategies to Build Customer Relationships Through Content
APRIL 12, 2017
Words play a vital role in conveying a particular message to someone. Likewise, content has a pivotal role in digital marketing. It is the soul of any business. Especially in SEO, content marketing is a valuable and necessary technique.
The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media.
The 21 Best Content Curation Tools
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves.
3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing
DECEMBER 27, 2016
Guest post by Larry Alton. Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR.
How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel
Generate more leads. Better leads. Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. And content fuels it all.
Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?
B2B Marketing Insider
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content.
Content Marketing to Engineers is Tough. And Getting Tougher
Industrial Marketing Today
JANUARY 26, 2017
Every industrial marketer should sit up and take notice of some of the preliminary findings from a recent survey called the Engineering Marketers 2017 Survey conducted by ENGINEERING.COM.
How to develop buyer personas for B2B marketing
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
Creating buyer personas is a powerful way to build the audience understanding every B2B marketing department needs for success, and an essential part of your campaign research. b2b promotional campaigns buyer personas
How to Create the Three Parts for Any Sales Funnel
MARCH 17, 2017
Guest post by Katrina Manning. What is a Sales Funnel? Sales funnels are everywhere. Created properly, they help guide buyers naturally through their decision phases from awareness to interest to desire to action.