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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.

35 Marketing Automation Tools To Personalize Your Customer’s Journey

Marketing Insider Group

One of the most empowering abilities marketers have gained from the digitization of the marketing function is marketing automation. Today, every organization out there is using some form of software as a service (SaaS) platform to share content (CMS), to streamline their communications with customers (CRM and Marketing Automation), and to draw insights (Analytics) from […].

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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.

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How To Manage Multiple Marketing Channels in Today’s Dynamic Landscape

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing managers have two ways to perceive the ever-increasing number of marketing channels available today. Chaos or opportunity. From video marketing and gamification to in-person events and blog content, not only are there more ways to reach customers, there are more channels that consumers are accustomed to and therefore are willing to engage with. More […]. The post How To Manage Multiple Marketing Channels in Today’s Dynamic Landscape appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.

5 Things We’ve Done to Increase Our Organic CTR by 300%

Modern B2B Marketing

If you follow the latest SEO trends , you are probably aware that RankBrain, Google’s AI-driven algorithm, is set to become even more powerful in 2018. Whether organic click-through rate (CTR) affects Google rankings is no longer a question.

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Proving ROI of Industrial Content Marketing is Still a Big Challenge

Industrial Marketing Today

Congratulations if your 2018 industrial content marketing budget increased or at least didn’t get cut. You are in good company. 38% of respondents from the 2018 Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends—North America survey expect their manufacturing content marketing spending to increase this year and another 46% expect it to remain the same as last year.

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Customer Experience Is A Team Sport

VisumCX

90% of B2B leaders believe that customer experience is key to their companies’ strategic priorities and 75% of those believe that importance will increase over the next two years according to a 2017 study published by Accenture.

5 Things Highly Committed Content Marketers Do Better [New UK Research]

Content Marketing Institute

Being committed to content marketing is a no-brainer requirement for success. But what may be surprising is how a small shift in commitment level can make a BIG difference in overall content marketing success. This striking insight came from analyzing the U.K.

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.

13 Smart Brands Using Technology to Power Their Content

Content Marketing Institute

It’s a new year, and I bet you picked up a few shiny tech gadgets to play with over the holidays.

Here Are the Top Marketing Design Trends for 2018 [Infographic]

Hubspot

Shutterstock -- a familiar name to many creative professionals -- released its 2018 Creative Trends Report today, shedding light on the design trends marketers need to know about this year.

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5 Creative Strategies to Stay Inspired to Write All Year [Infographic]

Hubspot

If there's one thing we know about inspiration, it's that it's not very good at giving advance notice of anything. It crops up at the most inopportune time -- like when you're without a pen or a device to otherwise record a brilliant idea.

How to Manage Relationships with Your Customers Effectively

Marketing Insider Group

Last year Forbes wrote an article titled “Why Is Customer Relationship Management So Important?” ” It mirrored a question asked by many entrepreneurs who can sometimes get too tied up in the many details they have to consider and so fail to take that one into account until the negative impact is felt. The article goes […]. The post How to Manage Relationships with Your Customers Effectively appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Big Week for Big Trade Shows

Bluetext

Annual trade shows are often the biggest events of the year for brands hoping to make connections, network with players across their industry, identify new solutions for their business, and generate solid sales leads. The Bluetext team has vast experience with conference and trade shows, generating attention for our clients, arranging media interviews and coverage, crafting the creative approach for their floor space, and publicizing their successes.

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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.

Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age: Optimizing Your AI Strategy

EMagine B2B Blog

It is no surprise that technology is evolving at a high-speed rate – welcome to the digital age! For most of us, our day begins with making immediate contact with our tech devices.

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How Marketers Can Nurture Buyer Trust, and Why That Matters

B2B Marketing Directions

B2B buyers are conditioned to view vendor-provided information with a healthy dose of skepticism, and this makes lack of trust an elephant-in-the-room issue for B2B marketers. Lack of trust produces a major drag on marketing performance.

YouTube Has Updated Its Partner Program Requirements -- Here's What Marketers Need to Know

Hubspot

YouTube announced yesterday that it has modified the eligibility requirements for its Partner Program (YPP), which will change the ways and ability Creators can monetize their content on the platform. Here's what we know so far -- and how marketers can prepare.

Why You Don’t Really Need to Break Down Your Data Silos

Leadspace

Data Silos have become the “s-word” of B2B marketing for two reasons. First and foremost, because they’re a genuine problem.

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.

Tips to Make Your B2B Website Design Lead Centric

BOP Design

Leads. Leads. Leads. If lead generation is one of the main goals of your marketing strategy, it’s important to have a B2B website design that is crafted around converting and capturing leads.

4 Secrets to Selling Professional Services

Hinge Marketing

You probably didn’t enter your career as a consultant, lawyer, engineer, IT consultant, accountant, or other professional service provider so you could spend all of your time selling, but the world of professional services has changed considerably. To advance in your career, you have to succeed with business development. You have to make the transition from professional to rainmaker.

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What Is GDPR and How It Affects B2B Marketers

Oktopost

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you should have heard, read or watched something about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it’s going to profoundly affect your future B2B marketing. If you’re still in the dark, let us cover some of the basics that you need to know. We promise […]. B2B Marketing GDPR

3 Things About Machine Learning Every Marketer Needs to Know

Act-On

Not sure you understand what machine learning is? It can sound a little scary and confusing, but it's not. It's just using data to answer questions. Adaptive Marketing AI B2B Marketing Marketing Life Personalization

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.

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.

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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.

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The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: What Kind of Society Do We Want to Have?

Marketing Insider Group

As someone who has worked with big data for some time, I have pushed the boundaries where this idea of relevance morphs into creepy (remember the infamous case study: How Target Figured out a girl was pregnant before her father did?). I am acutely aware of its lure to big business, and at the same time, […]. The post The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: What Kind of Society Do We Want to Have? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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7 Tips to Create Your 2018 Trade Show Budget

Navigate the Channel

Creating a trade show budget for 2018 is a skill that pays off in a better use of company resources. By following the tips below when making the budget for this crucial aspect of marketing your business, you’ll be able to develop a more accurate template of the necessary costs.

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.

5 Customer Success Secrets to Increase Renewal Rates

Act-On

SaaS companies can increase renewal rates and see predictable growth with a detailed customer success journey map and a game plan for proactive engagement. Customer Marketing

Short workouts count too

Heinz Marketing

We set aggressive goals for ourselves, which is great. But too often we consider these as all or nothing. For example: You set a goal to run a marathon. Awesome. But getting out and running a couple miles is better than nothing. You have a full page of circuit training to accomplish. Does that intimidate you into doing nothing? Or do you at least get some of it done today? Your training plan says to run six miles today, but you’re tired at the end of the day.

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Tips and Hacks for Selling with Video: Reel Stories from Real Sellers

Vidyard

Want to learn what the best in the biz are doing to sell using video? Curious what results actual sales teams have seen after using video during the sales cycle? Well, then you’ll want to watch our latest video featuring 4 industry sales leaders who share with you some of the best stories and tactics to maximize your selling capabilities with video. Featuring Scott Ingram from Sales Success Stories , Ryan O’Hara from LeadIQ , Evan Ebert from Fannit , and Ellen Stafford from Vidyard.

Jill Konrath Reveals How She Overcomes a Problem by Reframing It

ViewPoint

In five minutes, Jill Konrath reveals how she reframes a problem and turns it into a challenge which has made a huge difference in her life. This is an outtake from her interview on SLMA where she talks about the five most important things she has learned in business and life: The Most Important Things Jill Konrath Has Learned in Business and Life. One of the things that I found that really made a difference to me early on was whenever I faced a problem, to not call it a problem.

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 CMOs Are Helping Healthy Food Brands Secure Market Share

Modern Marketing

Consumer demand for healthy food is at an all-time high, leading Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) to think outside of traditional marketing channels to put healthy brands directly in front of their target markets.

Why You Should Register for Unleash ‘18 Right Now

Outreach

How do you follow up last year’s inaugural Unleash, our game-changing customer conference attended by more than 250 highly successful sales leaders? That’s simple: double down and go twice as big this year!

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Influencer Marketing: The Power of the “Micro-Moment”

Onalytica B2B

A micro-moment (a term first introduced by Google in 2015) is the eureka moment in marketing and advertising in which the penny drops for the consumer; the moment they choose to enter the buying journey. The nature of this micro-moment depends entirely on what you’re offering as a brand and in turn the type of customer that you’re targeting. However, generally speaking, micro-moments are evolving, as your average consumers’ buying habits are changing.

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How to Uplevel Your Content Operations

Avitage

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 those of the sales channel. That’s the time to uplevel content operations.

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

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