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B2B Marketing Traction

5 Revealing Content Marketing Statistics From Skyword’s Original Research

Content Standard

Not too long ago, if you produced enough content with the right keywords, you were in pretty good shape as a content marketer. Today, the field is much more crowded, and audience expectations are much higher.

The Perfect Lead

ViewPoint

Merriam-Webster defines the holy grail as: “an object or goal that is sought after for its great significance.” Can companies reach the holy grail of marketing—the perfect lead? Well, what is a perfect lead? Those of us at PointClear do not believe in the alphabet soup of acronyms such as BANT, ANUM and the granddaddy of all acronyms, MAN. What is wrong with these formulaic approaches to lead qualification? BANT (Budget, Authority, Need, Timeframe).

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Solving the Puzzle of B2B Integrated Digital Marketing

Schubert B2B

I have a confession to make. I love jigsaw puzzles. And I love seeing all the jagged pieces fit together to create a kitten playing with yarn, a barnyard full of animals or a castle on a hill. I think that’s why I enjoy integrated digital marketing so much. It’s another puzzle to piece together.

The No-Fail Formula for Creating Killer Webinar Content

Content Marketing Institute

Webinars are an important yet underrated content marketing tactic. They provide you the opportunity to create a more interactive content format for your audience. They also are one of the top five types of content that can naturally attract links to your site.

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

Share your marketing tech stack, and we’ll donate up to $10,000 to Girls in Tech

chiefmartech

The Stackies 2018: Marketing Tech Stack Awards are now open for entries , and we’d love to have you participate. If you haven’t heard of The Stackies before, this is — in my, um, humble opinion — the coolest awards program in marketing. The Clios are so-last-century.)

How To Measure The ROI Of Print Marketing

bizible

Account Based Marketing (ABM) is a strategy quickly gaining traction among B2B marketers. By bringing sales and marketing together and developing unique strategies for specific key accounts, firms can be more focused, personal and creative in their communications with prospects.

What do B2B Customers Want in 2018?

Type A Communications

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The Strange Thing That Happens In Your Brain When You Hear a Good Story -- And How to Use It to Your Advantage

Hubspot

In the classic tale In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick, a group of sailors were “zagging” off the coast of South America in 1821 when they came across something ghastly.

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Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

Five Types of Software You Need to Run an Online Business Smoothly

Webbiquity

Guest post by Rait Raak. Running and managing an online business isn’t easy. You need all the help you can get to manage your documents, projects, employees, sales…the list goes on.

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Sales Pipeline Radio, Episode 99: Q&A with Alex Terry

Heinz Marketing

By Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing. Late in 2015 we started producing a bi-weekly radio program called Sales Pipeline Radio , which runs live every other Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Pacific. It’s just 30 minutes long, fast-paced and full of actionable advice, best practices and more for B2B sales & marketing professionals. We’ve already featured some great guests and have a line up of awesome content and special guests into 2016.

FileNet and Content Manager (CMOD) Migration to Amazon Web Services – Why Now?

Technology Services Group

As many long-time readers know, TSG has been assisting clients with migrating from Legacy ECM platforms including FileNet, Documentum, OpenText and others for years.

Matt’s App of the Week: ArtForKidsHub.com

Heinz Marketing

This is the latest in a series of weekend posts highlighting a wide variety of applications we think are pretty cool. Most have to do with sales, marketing and productivity. Check out past featured apps here. Like many parents, my wife and I actively try to minimize screen time for our kids. But we often make an exception for ArtForKidsHub.com. I’m not sure how Beth found it, but basically it’s online interactive art lessons for your kids.

Your Marketing Automation Is a Content Marketing ROI Machine

Marketing Insider Group

The right marketing automation technology can push the reach of your content marketing strategy, giving you more impact and providing insights to help you improve even further. The outcome? Content marketing that’s more efficient and more powerful, and which offers a better return on investment; always a welcome trio of advantages. Your marketing automation, when […]. The post Your Marketing Automation Is a Content Marketing ROI Machine appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

10 Reasons You Don’t Know Where Your Most Profitable Customers Are Coming From

Leadspace

Not all customers are created equal when profitability is considered. That’s why it’s important to know your goals, what KPIs will best meet those, and set up a good tracking system for what or whom you’re engaging.

B2B Reads: Creative Content and Closing Questions

Heinz Marketing

In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week. We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below. In the meantime, here are some B2B Reads we love: The One Thing Killing Your Most Creative Content Ideas (and How to Stop It). A great look at creativity when it comes to content. Thanks for the article, Carla Johnson.

New Research Tracks Progress on B2B Customer Experience

B2B Marketing Directions

In 2013, Walker Information published the results of a study regarding the emerging importance of customer experience for B2B companies. Customers 2020: The Future of B-to-B Customer Experience focused on how B2B companies should be preparing to meet changing customer expectations.

Google’s Featured Snippets FAQ: How to Get More Traffic From Search Engines

Content Marketing Institute

Google is the most effective vehicle for driving targeted clicks to your content. But a tricky thing about Google is it’s always changing. You need to adapt to the tweaks and updates to earn and retain high rankings. One big change is the introduction of featured snippets.

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7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

And Now For Something Completely Different…

ScribbleLive

Sunsetting the Standard Publisher. Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, once said : “The only constant in the technology industry is change.”. While it may be frustrating, that statement is worth reflecting on. Technology is developing at an ever-increasing pace.

Artificial Neural Networks: What Every Marketer Should Know

Marketing Insider Group

Artificial intelligence in marketing is a subject that is dominating the industry right now. From all the current applications in marketing automation and predictive analytics, to the all-important question: What’s next? To get a better understanding of where this profound shift in technology is taking us, let’s take a look at the thought processes that are […]. The post Artificial Neural Networks: What Every Marketer Should Know appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketin

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Can You Defend Yourself from these Digital Marketing Campaign Killers?

Marketing Insider Group

By 2020, digital marketing ad spend across the world is expected to reach a collective – wait for it – 335 billion dollars to grab the ever-increasing prospects of connecting with customers online. However, this great opportunity for success also comes with an increasing chance of failure – in fact, a CoSchedule survey found that […]. The post Can You Defend Yourself from these Digital Marketing Campaign Killers? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Where Marketing Automation Fits in the DX Journey

Act-On

Tailor digital experiences to the individual buyer with personalized marketing automation and deliver memorable results for your customers. Adaptive Marketing Customer Marketing Demand & Lead Generation Digital Marketing Digital Marketing Strategies Marketing Automation Personalization

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Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

Survey: Social Media Marketing Prioritized in SEO Efforts

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers are continuing to invest in SEO, and as they do so, research shows that they are shifting their focus toward social media marketing in the new year. Clutch and Ignite Visibility recently conducted the “How Organic and Paid Search Inform SEO Strategy” survey to gauge how marketers are targeting their SEO efforts. The top SEO priority – answered by 20 percent of respondents – was social media marketing.

How to Uplevel Your Content Operations

Marketing Insider Group

At some point B2B executives realize that adding resources and technology to the traditional content operations process produces only marginal improvements. Digital era content requirements are rising exponentially. They will not be addressed with the current process. This will become even more evident when marketing begins to adequately support B2B sales content requirements, as well as […]. The post How to Uplevel Your Content Operations appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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B2B Content Marketing Trends to Shape Your Strategy in 2018 and Beyond

Spiralytics

The content marketing landscape is like a runaway train. It’s tough to keep up because everything moves so fast—thanks to search algorithms and the emergence of new technologies like marketing automation and big data.

3 Reasons Why Social Media Is the Answer to Your GDPR Crisis

Oktopost

If you’re an avid reader of our blog, you probably saw last week’s introductory article on GDPR. Like many companies in the MarTech space, we’ve decided to address the topic head-on, underpinning core concepts and stressing the implications. While we can’t offer any legal advice, our goal is to approach the subject of GDPR with […]. B2B Marketing GDPR Lead Generation

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30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

How to Drive Revenue & Prove It – Marketing Attribution Tips

Televerde

Know the right marketing attribution metrics to demonstrate success. In the last installment of our series of posts on modern marketing success, we discussed ways to collect and maintain quality data. And if you’ve followed the steps in our last three posts, you have the foundation for a successful demand generation program in place.

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‘Should I Redesign My Professional Services Website?’ 5 Factors To Consider

Strategic-IC

Have you considered the first impression that your website presents? We explore 5 considerations to make, to evaluate whether or not to redesign your professional services website. "We We found that a poor website was among the top reasons buyers rule out providers that have been referred to them – in fact, low-quality websites were cited as a disqualifier by about 30% of buyers." Hinge. Does your website give prospective buyers the right impression of your brand?

Part 2: Working with Processors – A Developer’s Walkthrough of the Drupal 8 Migrate Module

Bluetext

In previous posts, we have provided tips and tricks for a successful Drupal migration from earlier versions of the content management system to the latest Version 8. In this installment of our series, we will talk about the Drupal 8 Migrate Plugin System. About Drupal 8 Migrate. The migrate module has been moved into the core in Drupal 8, showing the community dedicated to making the process of upgrading between versions or migrating into Drupal an easier path to a successful move.

How the Right Tech Will Help You Attract and Retain Young Talent

Kapost

I have a confession to make: I’m a Millennial; one of those fragile-yet-entitled sorts you’ve been warned about. We’re steadily streaming into the workplace with all sorts of unreasonable demands.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.

How to Improve Your Elevator Pitch [VIDEO]

Hinge Marketing

Lee Frederiksen describes the three important elements you need to have in your elevator pitch to be sure you’re describing clearly and succinctly what your firm does. Transcription: Hi. Today, I want to talk to you about improving your elevator pitch. Now, what is an elevator pitch?