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3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

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.

The Value of Creativity for Live Events

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jennifer Kurland. Creativity comes from a place deep within. It is the spark that ignites imaginations and drives innovation. Creative minds break boundaries, take the abstract or mundane and transform it into something new, something that can change the world and our experience of it.

10 Social Media and Public Relations Tactics You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Social media and public relations might seem like an odd pair upon first inspection. One is a new strategy, just over a decade old, while the other spans decades, even centuries. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business? Most definitely!

Why B2B Marketers Should Shift to a Conversational Voice and How To Do It

Marketing Insider Group

One of the biggest mistakes that B2B marketers make is thinking they sell to an entity rather than a person. B2B is certainly a different audience than B2C, but in the end, it’s people who make the decisions to buy your product or service.

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Social Media CTAs: What We Learned from an Analysis of 10 B2B Companies

KoMarketing Associates

Everyone wants more results from social media. You probably do, too. So, how do we get there? Usually, we’ll post to our social media accounts more often. Or we’ll try to post more interesting content. We’ll study our analytics reports and maybe invest in better technology.

How to Improve Your Lead Nurturing With Marketing Automation

Reachforce

It probably won't come as any surprise to you that a lot of your marketing strategies can be improved upon and made more successful and efficient with proper marketing automation implementation. Your lead nurturing campaign is just one of them.

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How Well is Your Content Performing? (Industry Benchmark)

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to beef up your content marketing strategy, it’s not enough to rely on the same techniques over and over again. You want to make sure that you are continually improving, reaching the right people, and hitting (maybe even surpassing) industry benchmarks.

Six Ways to Connect with Hard-to-Reach Business Buyers

Webbiquity

It’s a paradox of modern marketing that even with today’s ubiquitous high-speed wifi and cell connectivity, wide range of devices, and abundance of communication channels, business buyers seem harder to reach than ever.

Report: Half of Marketers Do Not Fully Put the Customer First

KoMarketing Associates

While most marketers already know the importance of putting the customer first, not all of them are finding it easy to do so, according to new research.

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Ensuring Your Data Quality in Marketing Automation

Reachforce

When you're generating leads, working with prospects in your sales platform or CRM, and trying to close sales, understanding your customers and their customer data is essential to seal the deal. Bad data or messy data can really hamper your process.

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

How Relevant Content and Closed-Loop Analytics Can Up Your Content Game

Act-On

Are you ready to create content that makes you stand out from the competition? Learn how closed-loop analytics and relevant content can up your game. Content Marketing Reports & Analytics

Consumer Loyalty - 5 Ways to Make Your Customers Fall in Love With You

Modern Marketing

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New Forecast Predicts Increase in Spend on Paid Search & Social Media Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look to channels and tactics to achieve their key goals, new research suggests that they will be investing heavily in paid search and social media going forward.

Writer Roundtable: How Do People Really Feel About Working for Brands?

Contently

All the writers I know are experiencing an identity crisis. From widespread layoffs to the rise of content marketing jobs —which are starting to eclipse the more-familiar reporter, editor, and blogger job titles—it’s a confusing period for anyone who writes for a living.

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Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

Where Politics & Business Collide: Political Donations of B2B Decision Makers

DiscoverOrg

As the 2018 midterm election cycle heats up, demographic research and new insights about American voters has never been more in demand.

Building a Great B2B Loyalty Program to Prevent Churn

Marketing Insider Group

We know how valuable loyal customers are. They’re five times more likely to make a purchase, five times more likely to forgive mistakes and seven times easier to upsell.1 In the B2B landscape existing customers are even more vital.

5 Ways to Use Webinars to Convert More Leads into Customers

Act-On

Are you ready to shake up your content marketing strategy by implementing webinars? These 5 tips will help you host webinars that convert more leads. Lead Generation Webinars

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Survey: Marketers Plan to Increase the Scale of Contextual Targeting

KoMarketing Associates

When marketers have the choice of directing their campaigns toward the right person or the right place, new research suggests that context is becoming more of a priority. This is according to statistics from the “An Insider’s Look at Media, Brand Safety and Partnerships” report from Sizmek.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

When it comes to generating leads, do virtual events make sense for B-to-B marketers?

Sales Lead Insights

Think of a conference or tradeshow conducted online with presenters, exhibitors and attendees exchanging information and networking from the convenience of their computers. These “virtual events” can benefit all parties. Attendees don’t have to travel, or even leave their offices.

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How to Use Intelligence to Outsmart Your Competitors

Measure Up Marketing

Be in the Know About the Competitive Field. Years ago, I competed in triathlons. Before each season, my husband, Mark (who also doubled as equipment manager and cheerleader), would ask, “What’s your idea of success this year?” The answer this question guided our race choices.

Perfecting Your Digital Call-To-Action (With Examples!)

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s face it, a digital call-to-action is needed if you want your audience to take the next step. Traditional content can certainly have a call-to-action (and often does). However, a digital call-to-action is arguably the most important factor when it comes to your online messaging.

How to Create Content that Generates Brand Awareness and Helps You Reach More Leads

Act-On

Do you want to improve your marketing ROI? Here are a few tips of how to create content to improve brand awareness and reach more leads. Brand Marketing Lead Generation

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Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

How to Educate Your Colleagues on the Power of B2B Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

At KoMarketing, one of our core services is B2B content marketing, so, as you can imagine, we are all on the same page when it comes to the power of content and its importance to B2B organizations across industries.

What Digital Marketers Can Learn From Their Analytics Data

Biznology

If you’re not measuring it, it doesn’t matter. And if you’re doing any sort of digital marketing, including content marketing, you’d better be measuring how well that marketing is working. Your analytics data can, of course, tell you a great deal about the health of your digital marketing activity.

How to Find Your Brand’s Story

Contently

Charlie Jones, president and founder of Brand Intersection Group, has spent his career combating a widespread, fundamental misunderstanding of brand stories. “People will say, ‘we need branding work,’ and then they begin the conversation talking about color schemes.

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Are You Using Influencers To Market Your Next Event?

Marketing Insider Group

Influencer marketing and event promotion are like a match made in heaven. When you have the right influencers talking about your upcoming event, you can drive substantial interest, fast. This is just what you need when marketing for your event.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

Unintentional Traps We Set for Customer Success

Modern Marketing

There exists probably no more despised phrase in the Customer Success lexicon than “one throat to choke” Ironically, it’s often used in a positive, inspirational way, as in, “This is critical. You’re our best and we need to prevent that customer from defecting.

Should I Design My Demand Gen Landing Pages for SEO?

The Point

Recently, a client raised objections to our agency hosting their campaign landing pages on a marketing automation platform, since doing so would require that the pages reside on a subdomain (info.companyname.com) vs. on the client’s core domain (companyname.com). The client’s reasoning was that by residing on their main site, the landing pages would help support that website’s SEO domain authority and thus improve search rankings.

Why Marketers Are Embracing Live Videos

Biznology

Nowadays, a great variety of brands are trying to gain the upper hand over their competitors by using a new marketing platform – live online videos. What is the reason for the popularity of these online videos in various industries?

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The Social Club: Steak-Umm Social Media Manager Nathan Allebach

Contently

The Social Club is Contently’s new Q&A series with the people behind the most creative, notable, and successful social media accounts. If you missed our most recent interview with Charmin, check it out here. It’s not every day a branded tweet goes viral.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.