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The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer

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Daniel Heimlich posted the following photo on his LinkedIn page. Not sure who the conference speaker was, but the five […]. The post The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer Buying Journey

Asking “Why” Makes Your Marketing Content More Effective

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This post is short and sweet, but it also highly important to your success as a B2B marketer. As someone […]. Marketing Content marketing message

For B2B Companies, Selling Better is Not the Answer

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When challenged, we humans have a tendency to resort to the known and familiar path (not taking “the road less […]. The post For B2B Companies, Selling Better is Not the Answer appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B B2B Buyer Prospect b2b

B2B Marketing: Know the Trends, Pick the Right Strategy

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What key tactics best fit our Marketing Strategy? What B2B marketing tactics are working now for others, and how well? Where should we emphasize or deemphasize our marketing focus?

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How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2015

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At the beginning of each year, my team and I publish a report on significant trends in B2B sales and marketing. This report is based on our experience with our B2B clients as well as relevant industry research. The purpose or the report is to provide information that is timely and actionable.

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The Short Shelf Life of a CMO

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The below graphic comes from a LinkedIn post from Mark Stouse, CEO at Proof Analytics. According to Stouse, “the average […]. Chief Marketing Officer CMO

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Attracting More B2B Buyers by Focusing on Their Interests

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What problems are your buyers looking to solve? Like you, I’m frequently bombarded by online ads and self-promoting emails […]. The post Attracting More B2B Buyers by Focusing on Their Interests appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer Demand Generation Marketing Focus

Can You Really Use Marketing to Shrink the B2B Sales Cycle?

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2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

The B2B Marketing Valley of Death

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As an entrepreneur who has been both the recipient and provider of angel investment funds, I really enjoyed a recent […]. B2B Marketing

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The Marketing and Sales Gap of Disappointment

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The leads and customers you get this month may not come from something you did this month, but rather something […]. Marketing and Sales

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How Do Potential B2B Buyers Find You?

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There are hundreds of articles, blogs and papers on the subject of finding B2B prospects. The conversation goes something like […]. The post How Do Potential B2B Buyers Find You? appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer B2B Marketing Pull Marketing

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B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2016

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At the end of each year, my team and I publish a report on the major B2B marketing and sales […]. The post B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2016 appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. Marketing Trends B2B Marketing B2B Sales

Secure Your Share of Rising B2B Marketing Budgets

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The press release announcing Gartner’s 2016-2017 Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Spend Survey showed that marketing budgets rose for the third […]. B2B Marketing Marketing Budget

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.

Six Ways Marketing Can Shrink the Sales Cycle

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I often talk about how B2B marketing and lead-to-revenue (L2R) can be massively beneficial to enabling your sales team to […]. Sales Cycle Sales Enablement B2B sales cycle

Entrepreneur or Not – You Need to Read This

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If you are a corporate wage earner — as I was for much of my working life — you may […]. The post Entrepreneur or Not – You Need to Read This appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. Entrepreneur

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Are You Practicing Sales Enablement or Sales Disablement?

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We marketers like to think we are making a big contribution to revenue, but in fact, we may be doing […]. Sales Enablement Service Level Agreement

How to Rejuvenate a Troubled B2B Brand

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Two months ago, I wrote an article titled The Economic Value of Your Company Brand. The theme of the post: No matter the size and scope of your company, the brand position you hold with your prospects and customers has monetary value in terms of sales, stock prices and even employee retention.

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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.

Nine Critical Criteria For Selecting Lead-to-Revenue Technology

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My team and I write lots of content for our B2B clients. We also keep our own content stream flowing […]. CRM Lead-to-Revenue Marketing Automation lead-to-revenue

Don’t Break the NEW Rules of B2B Sales and Marketing

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Those of us who have worked in B2B sales and marketing for some time agree that the rules have changed. […]. B2B Sales Sales and Marketing

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How CEOs Can Improve the Value of Sales and Marketing Efforts

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CEOs have likely already conferred with their leadership teams about how they will deliver sales- and marketing-fueled growth for this […]. Marketing Sales Sales and Marketing

Fast Lead Response Keeps B2B Leads from Going Stale

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Last month, I spoke about lead metrics and ROI at the B2B Leads Conference in New York. Several smart speakers brought up the issue of why the time to respond to inbound leads is a key success metric.

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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.

B2B Content Marketing That Drives Results

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There is a lot of buzz in the air about content marketing.

Six Fast Ways to Improve Your B2B Copy

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Every few months I get the urge to focus my blog post on the subject of copywriting – specifically, how to write B2B copy that achieve the intended results.

The Tao of B2B Buying Behavior – Why Emotion Trumps Logic

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I’ve always wanted to use the word “Tao” in a blog post because the term has such profound (albeit esoteric) […]. The post The Tao of B2B Buying Behavior – Why Emotion Trumps Logic appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buying B2B Marketing B2B Buyer

How to Validate Your B2B Go-to-Market Plan

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My team and I are often asked to comment on – or do a more formal evaluation of – a […]. The post How to Validate Your B2B Go-to-Market Plan appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. Marketing Plan Sales Model b2b Go-to-Market Market Plan

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.

Lower the Cost and Boost the Productivity of B2B Sales

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Last month, David Brock, president of Partners in Excellence, published an excellent article titled A Frightening Look At the Cost Of a Sales Person. Brock recounted some statistics that should disturb senior sales executives, as well as their CEOs and CFOs. For example: The average tenure of a salesperson from the time they start a job to the time they leave is less than two years (Sales Readiness Group). The average tenure of a sales manager is 19 months.

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The Economic Value of Your Company Brand

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I was a guest speaker for The Center for Business Modeling at a video/podcast on a subject near and dear to my heart: the economic value of a brand. Following is a summary of what I said on the podcast.

How to Beat Larger Competitors at B2B Marketing and Sales

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Let’s face it – there is only one leader in every business category: Apple in smartphones, Wal-Mart in retail, Cargill in food processing, Microsoft in computer software and Wells Fargo in banking. This is equally true in smaller market segments.

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11 Rules You Must Follow to Be a LinkedIn Marketing Master

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At my company, Fusion Marketing Partners, we have a policy of not spending money on marketing or sales. We are “pull” (inbound) marketers to the core and this philosophy has served us well. Of course, we do lots of “push” (outbound) marketing for clients, but we try to move them in the direction of pull marketing in order to drive awareness and leads up and drive new customer acquisition costs down.

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.

Marketing Technology – Your Best Friend or Nightmare?

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One of the most important enablers of an effective lead-to-revenue framework is marketing technology, which, combined with CRM and a […]. The post Marketing Technology – Your Best Friend or Nightmare? appeared first on Great B2B Marketing.

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Use Digital Content to Shorten the B2B Sales Cycle

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It seems like everyone is talking about B2C and B2B content marketing. Marketers, sales reps, and business owners are becoming aware of the many benefits of propagating fresh and relevant digital content. But perhaps the most important content marketing benefit is the impact on the sales cycle.

Boost Revenue with the Right B2B Marketing Funnel

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One of the most important decisions to be made when designing a lead-to-revenue (L2R) strategy is the type of B2B […]. B2B Marketing Buyer's Journey Marketing Funnel Buying Journey

Get on Board the Mobile Marketing Revolution

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International Data Corp.’s ’s 2013 Tech Marketing Benchmark Study shows that B2B companies this year allocated only 1.7% of their marketing budgets for mobile ads, 1.4% for mobile web and apps, and 0.7% for SMS text messaging.

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.