January, 2018

Biznology

The 10 most fascinating people in B2B marketing in 2017

Biznology

Top 10 lists are everywhere this year. I even ran across a top 10 list of top 10 lists — hilarious! My list is about the most interesting people that I came across in B2B marketing during 2017. I find them fascinating not only as interesting people, but also for making valuable contributions to our business and our world. So meet this year’s fascinating B2B marketers, and let’s not forget the outstanding members of my lists in 2016 and 2015. .

Add self-referential links into your 2018 search engine optimization strategy

Biznology

Ted “Hypertext” Nelson. The only content links you can control are your own. One good way to do it is to make sure all your navigation is either textual or alt-text -labeled images. Flash is way dead. The better way is to remember way back to 1965 to where hypertext was invented by Ted Nelson and to remember that hypertext was developed as a way of linking together a stack of information “cards.”

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Online communities are the best thing about the internet

Biznology

Recently, all I hear when it comes to virtual online communities on the radio, the internet, or TV is how passionate, intimate, and persistent online communities are either: 1) bubbles within which all the denizens are echo chamber zombies or 2) they’re traps for naïfs and nerds who are one kind word away from being radicalized into violent extremism.

Things I do to optimize for Google search engine discoverability

Biznology

I am sure most of these show me as superstitious, but I always makes sure I do these few things before hitting the Publish button in Biznology ‘s WordPress compose window. I do them anyway because I assume that while it may not help, it can’t hurt. In my magic realism world, Google spiders, bots, and algos appreciate every little bit of extra data, description, and definition they can.

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.

Visionary briefings: How to lead with exponential growth

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. As many technologies start exponential growth and combine with each other, your opportunities multiply. Here’s your briefings on how to use this to take the lead: the briefings below guide you in acquiring customers and markets from slower competitors. Do this repeatedly to make yourself an expert in using advances to make business gains. When do you want to make yourself the leader? Then how will you grow your leadership? Opportunities arrive frequently.

Are you using data to connect with customers?

Biznology

I live in the New York City area, and among baseball fans of a certain age, there is a touchstone event that they remember: New York Yankees baseball player Thurman Munson dying in a plane crash during the baseball season in 1979. My friend Charles related to me that he was recently among a group of Yankee fans who, each in turn, were asked that question: “Where were you when Thurman Munson died?” ” Each gave their answer, until it was Charles’ turn.

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Some of the best organic search posts from Biznology

Biznology

We don’t often run compilation posts here, but we ran one of popular organic search posts from Biznology last year, so below are more popular organic search posts from across the years that hold their relevance today: How do I avoid the duplicate content penalty? Are you optimizing for search engines or for customers? Learn SEO from your spouse. Is your site ready for search marketing? See No Evil” s no way for big companies to deal with search spam. Organic search marketing needs words.

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Naming brands – the unsubtle (Trump) and the subtle (drug companies)

Biznology

Most people think “branding” is simply about creating a catchy, memorable name for a product, service, organization, and even a group of people. However, branding is much more complex. Good branding starts with the development of a message or impression that reflects the unique benefits and characteristics of that entity, and then creating a name that ideally communicates its qualities and personality to targeted customers.

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.

Integrating and automating email marketing and your website

Biznology

If third time’s the charm, why not a fourth piece related to email marketing?! You can check out the last few here.). This time, though, we’re going to relate email to your website. As in, how can you get more out of your email marketing and your website? By integrating them with one another and automating processes between them. You most likely have heard plenty recently about the trend in marketing toward automation, and you may find the term a bit scary.

Review bots, fake news, and the misinformation age

Biznology

This will be considered ancient news now, but it’s often better to analyze headlines when the buzz is over. The Last Jedi opened before the holidays as one of the highest-rated Star Wars movies ever according to Rotten Tomatoes critics score. As the audiences started talking about it, it became clear that the RT audience score would not be that generous, creating the site’s widest audience-critic gulf in the history of “ Star Wars ” films.

How motion in technology business videos provides meaning

Biznology

“Motion provides meaning,” according to Google ‘s Material Design language for mobile application design. Motion guides our interactions with mobile devices. Motion is equally central to our experience of watching videos. Motion is where the eye goes and the mind follows.

Why B2B Brands Should Jump on the UGC Bandwagon

Type A Communications

January 2, 2018 by Mitch Duckler For years, the world’s biggest B2C brands (e.g. Starbucks, Target, Coca-Cola) have been riding the user-generated content (UGC) wave, while B2B brands have only recently begun to gain traction in creating and distributing UGC.

Five B2B marketing predictions that will come true in 2018

The B2B Research Blog

Everyone’s a futurologist at this time of year and most of them spout complete bollocks. From their high horses they tell you where you need to be focusing your energy and budgets in 2018 lest you’re left behind. The source of their wisdom? Usually a combination of their own narrow experience, what they’ve been reading recently and a Google search on what others are predicting (safety in numbers you see). Here’s a thought.

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.

5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to know what will shape marketing in 2018, just look where marketing technology is heading. Today, technology is much more than a dynamic arm of marketing – a sea of thousands of tools and resources for marketers to pick and choose from and add to their bag of tricks. Martech, the merging […]. The post 5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

What is Deep Learning? Here's Everything Marketers Need to Know

Hubspot

The machines are here. You may have heard rumors about artificial intelligence (AI) potentially taking over our jobs. And the question is: Should you be concerned? In my opinion, we should be excited.

The Return of the “Marketing Mix”

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Fashions change. . This cliché doesn’t apply just to hemlines and jeans, but to business as well. Anyone who claims that business is all about logic and data needs to get a reality-check; Marketers are perhaps the worst offenders here, much to their detriment.

Marketing and Sales Content – Differences That Matter

Avitage

What IS the difference between marketing and sales content? This is a good question to ask across your organization. The answers will reveal people’s thinking and understanding about “content” in general. Notice how clear, specific, consistent and actionable the responses are. Or not. Why does this matter? Effective sales content is a strategic imperative when selling in a digital age of hyper-connected, hard to engage, low attention span buyers.

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.

The Best Marketing Conferences of 2018

Marketing Insider Group

Network, learn, discover. The best marketing events are where we grow in our field and get our dose of marketing inspiration. There were dozens of fantastic marketing conferences last year. Whether you attended some and are planning your event schedule for 2018 or you are excited about trying your first one, make sure you put one […]. The post The Best Marketing Conferences of 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Why Differentiation is Crucial for B2B Content Marketers in 2018

Tomorrow People

50% of B2B content marketers are doing the same or worse than their competitors — and that’s by their own admission. Make sure you’re not one of them…. Once everyone got the memo about the power of content marketing a few years ago, the unstoppable tide began to flow. Fast forward to now, and the B2B landscape is flooded with content creators competing for customer attention, scrabbling for prospects, and trying to cut across one another to make an impact.

Modern White Paper Marketing: How to Create Readable, Shareable, and Successful White Papers

Content Standard

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5 Expert Tips to Refine Your Content Marketing Strategy for 2018

Marketing Insider Group

Interactive video. Unforgettable live events. Micro-influencers who can pack a trust-building punch. Are you wondering how you are going to weave all the essential elements of a stellar content marketing strategy for 2018 together to blow your metric marketing goals out of the water and make your customers forget your competition even exists? With more […]. The post 5 Expert Tips to Refine Your Content Marketing Strategy for 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketin

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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.

Empathy, Web & People: Improving The B2B Customer Experience

Type A Communications

January 16, 2018 by Carlos Hidalgo Some businesses make it hard to work with them. It seems at times that many B2B organizations have made it so complex and uncomfortable to work with that customers are forced to find an alternative even if their current provider offers a better product or solution.

Instant Gratification: 5 Ways it Impacts Your Content Marketing Efforts

Navigate the Channel

It’s been said that the average human attention span has gone down from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to just eight seconds today. With the advent of mobile just-about-everything and the mainstreaming of the internet of things (IoT), this statistic is hardly surprising—these days, it’s all about instant gratification. But what does this mean for your content marketing efforts? For starters, it means content has to adapt to stay relevant and to even have a chance of being consumed.

How Much Leads Cost

ViewPoint

I review a lot of content on this topic and am amazed at what I find written about lead cost. For example: “The average cost per lead across all the companies surveyed is almost $200 ($198.44).Admittedly, Admittedly, that’s a useless statistic, as these figures vary quite dramatically depending on industry, company size, etc.” (see see marketing charts analysis of HubSpot’s “2017 Demand Generation Benchmarks Report” ). Others stated that the range is between $35 – $100 for a B2B lead.

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Are Things Changing in the World of Demand Generation?

Vidyard

Welcome to Modern Marketing Point of View, a new series that connects you with industry leading experts to hear their views on the changing marketing landscape. This episode features the wonderful David Lewis, CEO at DemandGen. We were lucky enough to grab some time to chat with him recently and get his thoughts on the changing marketing landscape. During this episode David discusses his views on Demand Generation, Full-Stack Marketing and how MarTech is expanding rapidly.

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.

Don’t Get Lost in Translation: How to Make Multilingual Marketing Easy

Modern Marketing

As the world moves towards greater globalization, marketing globally across multiple languages is more important than ever. English speakers accounted for only about 25% of internet users in 2017. In order to reach 80% of the world’s internet users, more than 10 languages are needed.

Interview with Moni Oloyede

Onalytica B2B

Moni Oloyede – Marketing Technology & Marketing Operations Specialist. Key Topics: Martech, Marketing Operations. Location: Bethesda, MD, USA. Bio: Moni is a Marketing Operations specialist with 10 years of Marketing Technology experience.

3 Tips For Building A More Robust Customer Reference Program

Influitive b2b

In the past 15 years, customer reference usage in marketing and sales has evolved from simply inserting testimonials in ads to a dedicated discipline that drives revenue. Now, many more savvy marketers are looking at the bigger picture: they’re turning to customer advocacy as their “secret sauce” for making a bigger impact on their company’s.

How to Get Better at B2B Lead Generation

Only B2B

All marketers agree that B2B Lead Generation is the biggest challenge that they face. One of the main reasons why this is the case is because companies tend to disregard Outbound Marketing tactics for generating qualified leads.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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

Why Next Year’s Marketing Success Will Always Follow Last Year’s Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

The measurement of customer sentiment has evolved over time. We are constantly searching for more accurate methods of understanding what customers will do in the coming days, months and years.

Stop Blaming Content Marketing For Business Failures: Naysayers Who Missed the Point

Content Standard

As soon as content marketing took off as an industry term, so appeared the naysayers.

Emerging Types of Innovative Digital Content

Content Standard

Just like that super old box of cereal in the back of your cupboard, your brand’s digital content can grow stale over time. You know the story: After honing your content marketing strategy, content production starts to run on autopilot.

Robot Writing, AI, and Marketing: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Content Standard

Picture if you will, dear reader, the marketing apocalypse, a place where human-powered engines are less and less relevant and we are facing a new dawn: robot writing, triggered email campaigns, automated social scheduling and responses, ways to track users wherever they go. Oh, hang on.

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation.