May, 2017

Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

The Point

There is a growing trend in the content syndication space, and among Cost Per Lead (CPL) programs in general, for media vendors to offer B2B clients the option of pre-qualified leads.

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Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?

Type A Communications

May 16, 2017 by Carla Johnson As much as we’d like to think we’re impartial buyers, everyone’s influenced by someone. When it comes to big-ticket purchases, it’s even more true. read more.

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3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Gregor Cresnar. Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets. Which, for the most part, remains an elusive and challenging endeavor.

Digital Transformation as an Expression of Business

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In much of industry, the idea of “Digital Transformation” has taken root. At the core of this process is the need to replace antiquated and “slow” processes, products, and service offerings with agile, automated, and “smart” processes, products, and service offerings.

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5 Key Aspects of Accurate Marketing Automation System Software Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Marketing Automation Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best Marketing Automation software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

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Industrial Email Marketing for Manufacturers, Distributors and Engineering Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing is alive and well in 2017 despite what you may heard or read to the contrary. To quote Mark Twain with a slight modification, “The reports of my its death have been greatly exaggerated.” Here are some stats from the 2016 State of Marketing Report from Salesforce.com.

The 10 Commandments of Successful B2B Customer Retention

Act-On

It’s the age of the customer. Whether you’re talking about marketing that’s “customer-centric” or “customer first,” or discussing “the. customer experience,” “customer success,” or “customer retention,” there’s no shortage of buzzwords about the customer. This isn’t all just talk, either.

How Top B2B Marketing Teams Use Revenue Attribution — 4 Trends We Discovered

bizible

When it comes to the adoption of new technology, top marketing organizations find advantages by being ahead of the curve. By making smart bets on new martech and processes, they’re able to expand their capabilities, improve efficiency, and outperform the competition.

Why B2B Marketers Should Be Building Their Website Around Their Lead Generation Strategy

Tomorrow People

It's time to put your website to work for the business! Lead Generation

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

Does corporate storytelling work? Some mega-brands say no.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. With much flourish, Coca-Cola announced in 2011 that it would be moving from “ creative excellence to content excellence.”

Digitization or Integration: What’s Marketing’s Holy Grail?

Type A Communications

May 11, 2017 by Carla Johnson One of the primary drivers of change for businesses in the last decade has been digital transformation. But with the shift to a heavy. read more.

No Challenge, No Change

Your Sales Management Guru

No Challenge, No Change.

How to get on Influencers’ Radars

Onalytica B2B

As an industry, we’re forever going on about why you should be doing influencer marketing- hopefully we’re well on our way to convincing you all, since 84% of marketers are planning at least one influencer marketing campaign this year.

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Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

How to Get More Search Engine Traffic to Your Landing Pages

Act-On

Smart marketers use landing pages. Because they get more conversions. Landing pages focus visitors’ attention, which makes them more likely to take the action you want them to take.

6 Examples of Genius Brand Storytelling You Have to See

B2B Marketing Insider

If you haven’t figured out how to tell your brand’s story well, you’re missing out on the huge revenue-boosting potential of your content marketing efforts. The right brand narrative has the power to increase the value of your business’s product or service by over 20 times.

How the Internet of Things Will Disrupt Digital Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Beth Kotz. The Internet of Things (IoT) is omnipresent and always-on communication, carrying out functions that both impact and reflect our physical world.

3 Top Trends in Customer Experience

Type A Communications

May 9, 2017 by Carla Johnson I remember seeing the first Terminator movie. Holy crap, the machines scared me. They felt no pity, no remorse, no pain, no fear. read more.

7 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns

Must-See Examples of Marketing Success That You Can Replicate.

ReachForce Partners with Oceanos to Deliver Highest Quality Marketing Contact Enrichment

Reachforce

20 Extraordinary Content Marketing Insights

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. This headline is a bit misleading. In fact, you will probably receive far more than 20 incredible insights from our Marketing Companion conversation with BuzzSumo founder Steve Rayson.

Chalk Talks: Measuring the Performance of Your Video

Vidyard

We always advocate the power of video to boil complex concepts down into simple, visual terms. Whether it’s a short how-to video or a longer product demo, video is a no-brainer for getting your point across. So why not apply that same methodology to video? Very meta, right?

Are You Killing Creativity with Marketing Automation?

B2B Marketing Insider

Marketing automation allows us to scale mundane tasks–like sending emails–so we can reach a much larger audience more efficiently. This process allows marketers to provide timely responses and distribute relevant content more effectively than ever before.

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.

Five Reasons to Include Video in Your Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Adam Chapman. Usually, we try to plan through prediction. Thinking about future, we craft a strategy to proceed based on our expectations. But video shouldn’t be part of your future marketing strategy—it should be a key component today!

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How Giving Useful Ideas and Secrets Builds Trust

Type A Communications

May 4, 2017 by Brian Carroll I had coffee with a potential partner, and our conversation ebbed to us talking about business philosophy, marketing, and lead generation. I talked about. read more.

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Marketing Techniology Landscape Supergraphic (2017): Martech 5000

chiefmartech

I’m delighted to release the 2017 edition of the marketing technology landscape , which we’ve nicknamed the Martech 5000 , here at the MarTech conference in San Francisco.

Internet founder speaks out on AI fear, the singularity, and beautiful robots

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. It was quite a thrill for me to hear Sir Tim Berners-Lee speak before a capacity crowd at Dell EMC World in Las Vegas.

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.

Chalk Talks: Personalizing Video for Your Sales Outreach

Vidyard

Salespeople need every advantage they can get. In a world where your prospects are being bombarded by emails, cold calls, and social outreach, personalization and engagement are the new currencies.

Lead Generation 101: Using Analytics to Understand Your Website Traffic

Tomorrow People

Get increased and improved leads by using data intelligently. Lead Generation

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity

Guest post by Cheryl Joy. According to recent research from Forrester, digital marketing spend in the US will reach $120 billion by 2021.

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How Brands Are Using Social Media As A Customer Service Tool

Modern Marketing

If you’re not currently using social media channels as a customer service tool, you’re missing out on a potentially huge opportunity to build customer loyalty and boost customer engagement with your brand.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results