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I Need Hot Leads, and I Need Them Now

The Point

When you work primarily with high-tech clients , you learn to cope with a great deal of short-term thinking. Tech companies have short-term horizons for a number of reasons: * Many are private and depend on short term results to prove viability and therefore ensure their ongoing funding.

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12 Financial Services Marketing Examples to Inspire Great (and Yes, Compliant) Brand Storytelling

Content Standard

If you’re a marketer in the financial services industry, you likely deal with more speed bumps, red tape, and organizational luddites than, say, the typical tech startup.

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

Content Standard

?. Thank you for your interest in white paper marketing! Before continuing, please provide the following information so we can get to know each other! Middle Name. Also Nicknames. Business You Work For. Your Position (or something close to it—this is a dropdown we didn’t think much about).

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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.

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.

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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.

5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Persona’s Aren’t Good Enough

B2B Lead Generation Blog

How often do you spend weeks or even months putting blood, sweat, and tears into a new marketing campaign, only to have it fall flat? You swear you did everything right, but when it comes time for the results to pour in, they never show. It’s a marketer’s worst nightmare. The likely culprit? Bad buyer personas. Think about it, your buyer personas are the building blocks of your marketing campaigns. If they’re not good enough, every part of your marketing strategy will suffer.

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.

Masters of our own destruction: Are you a hustler or a builder?

Heinz Marketing

Guest Post by Steve Woods , CTO & Co-Founder, Nudge.ai. At Nudge.ai we think a lot about the future of sales. That often means thinking a lot about the past of sales. The last few years have been a very interesting and instructive time as we’ve seen the dramatic rise and fall of sales approaches that, in their failure, lead to interesting lessons on where the future of sales might lead. A decade ago, we had a pretty good idea of what made a good salesperson.

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.

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.

6 KPIs For Content Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketing is all arts and crafts. Marketing is a cost center for my organization. If you haven’t heard these things at least once as a marketer, you’re in the minority. What’s more, until the digital age, arguing against these statements was near impossible.

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. .

11 Habits of Highly Effective Marketing Technologists

chiefmartech

The following is a guest post by Anand Thaker , CEO of IntelliPhi and my co-collaborator on the marketing technology landscape since last year. He’ll be a keynote speaker at the upcoming MarTech West conference in San Jose, April 23-25.

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.

Stuck on Autopilot? Ask These 9 Questions to Shift Gears

Modern Marketing

Some of my favorite childhood memories are centered around drives with my father. What always surprised me was that sometimes those drives would last for hours and other days they would be relatively short, even if the destination was the same.

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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.

How to Handle Negative Emotions at Work [Infographic]

Hubspot

There's a popular phrase that I've heard quite a bit throughout life: "Don't get mad. Get even.". Sure, that makes sense -- if you're a character on a major soap opera or teen drama. But at the workplace, this kind of sentiment can be harmful.

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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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 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.

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.

How Do Media Mergers Like Disney and Fox Impact Digital Marketers?

Content Standard

Last month, the Walt Disney Company announced plans to acquire 20th Century Fox in only the biggest and most recent of many mergers reshaping the media landscape.

Use Design Thinking to Solve Your Toughest Marketing Challenges

Hubspot

Modern day marketing is a realm overflowing with data and tests aimed at shedding light on your customers' true desires. Yet marketing teams still tend to prioritize gut instincts over insights.

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.

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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11 Things CMOs Wish All Marketers Knew

Kapost

As B2B marketers sprint into a new year, full of anticipation and excitement to help our companies grow and thrive based on the success of our customers, there are a. The post 11 Things CMOs Wish All Marketers Knew appeared first on Kapost Content Marketing Blog. Marketing Strategy

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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.

“How I Work”: Matt Amundson, VP of Marketing and Sales Development for EverString @mattya56 #HowIWork

Heinz Marketing

By Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing. How I Work” is one of my favorite recurring features in Inc Magazine as well as via Lifehacker’s This Is How I Work Series, and recently several sales experts (including Anthony Iannarino , Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi ) participated as well. Periodically moving forward, we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard “ How I Work ” questions.

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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.

What do B2B Customers Want in 2018?

Type A Communications

What Separates Good Writing From Bad Writing?

Contently

The other day, I was struck by a quote I read in a blog post about vulnerability from author and Wharton professor Adam Grant: “Good communicators make themselves look smart. Great communicators make their audiences feel smart.”

#OneTeam: The Terminus Account-Based Marketing Story

Terminus

“Shot of tequila? Shot of tequila.” ” When your team goes through an account-based marketing (ABM) transformation, sometimes tequila needs to get involved.

How to Stop Acting Like a Marketer and Start Acting Like a Publisher

Content Marketing Institute

Check out what technology is making possible!”. If Intel’s digital magazine iQ could speak, that’s what it would say. One article , for example, describes an emergency button that outdoor adventurers can attach to their clothing.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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