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Why Lead Nurturing Success Means Not Asking for the Sale

The Point

I was left a voicemail earlier this week by a sales rep that I talked to (briefly) about 6 months ago. His message today was, in summary: “Are you ready to engage with us yet?”. Now, not only was I not ready, I barely remember what his company does.

Micro-content — the most important content type you don’t manage

Avitage

Micro-content isn’t widely understood or consciously used. When it is, it’s usually by marketing for social media content. But micro-content may be the most important content type you have, and you probably don’t manage it. Micro-content is simply what the words imply. The term is credited to user experience expert Jakob Nielsen: “micro content is a small group of words which can be skimmed by the reader to understand the wider message of the article.”

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Dare to be different and make your B2B content marketing really stand out

Tomorrow People

What separates good from great in B2B content marketing and what’s stopping marketers from producing truly differentiated content? Content Marketing Differentiation

Fluff Piece: How Marshmallow Fluff Used Content Marketing Before It Was a Thing

Content Standard

If you’ve ever brought a brown-bag lunch to school, you’ve no doubt enjoyed a Fluffernutter. Fluff, that gooey marshmallow treat, pairs perfectly with peanut butter—eat your heart out, jelly.

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

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How Marketing Financial Services to Millennials Revealed a Winning Formula for Digital Audiences

Content Standard

As a millennial marketer, one of my favorite parts of the work I do is reading studies about my generation.

3 Steps to Success in Omni-Channel Orchestration

Modern Marketing

What Should Your B2B Blog Post Be About When You Have Nothing New to Say? What Would Mr. Ed Do?

MLT Creative

For anyone not old enough to remember the television show from the sixties, Mr. Ed would never speak unless he has something to say. He probably wouldn’t blog either. That would be a mistake, and I’ll explain why.

New MarTech Trends for the Building Materials Industry

Navigate the Channel

Marketing technology continues to grow as a dynamic hybrid discipline that is highly relevant to the building materials industry.

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.

Moving Beyond Vanilla CSR Stories: How Symrise and Investis Brought Sustainability to Life

Content Standard

Brands today are using CSR stories, details about responsible supply chain management, and socially friendly policies to differentiate their position in the marketing—and storytelling is helping them do so in unexpected ways.

What You Can Learn From My 5 Job Search Mistakes

Modern B2B Marketing

Job searching is never easy. Many people would even say that it’s harder than working. While you’ll likely be on the hunt many times in your career, it doesn’t have to be so laborious.

7 Examples of Email Signatures That Drive Conversions

Hubspot

Email is still the workhorse of digital marketing. In fact, the number of emails sent and received per day total over 205 billion, according to The Radicati Group Email Statistics Report.

A Strategic Guide To Opportunity Management

Akoonu

The tremendous investment in developing and qualifying opportunities in accounts makes understanding which are winnable essential to every sales team’s success. When approached strategically, Opportunity Management is core to successful selling.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

The Case for Bylines: Why “Posted by Admin” Does You No Favors

Content Standard

Truth: Many early news sources didn’t include a contributor byline because the anonymity made the newsroom seem bigger than it really was. Presenting readers only a story title before diving in was a way to say, “We have tons of qualified journalists, you wouldn’t even understand.

B2B content marketing sans budget or bandwidth – hmm!

Exo B2B

You’ve heard a lot about B2B content marketing. You’ve read that it has to be researched, strategized, developed, optimized and promoted. Oh, and why not do an overhaul of company culture while you’re at it, turning internal experts into regular content contributors.

The Silicon Valley Way: Listening to Customers

LeanData

It now has been about three months since I joined LeanData as the Chief Revenue Officer. And I have to say that many of the attributes I initially thought about the company when I joined have been validated in an extraordinarily positive way. Our lead matching and routing solutions for B2B companies have incredible product-market fit. I have yet to engage with a prospect who disagrees with the idea that our products provide incredible value in addressing a significant pain.

Press Release: Kaon to be Apple Launch Partner for 3D AR, Showing Interactive 3D Products in Enterprise Environments

Kaon

Kaon Interactive Takes Sales & Marketing Applications to the Next Level with 3D Augmented Reality. Kaon Interactive , the leading provider of 3D marketing and sales applications for global B2B brands, today announced that its augmented reality (AR) solution, Kaon AR ® , is now available on over 340 million Apple devices.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Is Snapchat Marketing in Trouble, or Did the Platform Just Grow Up?

Content Standard

It wasn’t long ago that Snap was being hailed as Facebook’s greatest challenger. After turning down its rival’s offer to acquire the company for $3 billion just a few years ago, the company behind Snapchat was valued at more than $40 billion earlier this year.

The Millennials Are Here: Your Move, B2B Marketers

SnapApp

3 Reasons to Join Us for the Marketing Nation Roadshow

Modern B2B Marketing

The Marketing Nation Roadshows are back! In just a few short weeks, we’re hitting the road, and we’re bringing the Marketing Nation with us! If you haven’t registered yet, I can assure you this year’s roadshow is not to be missed!

What’s the Twouble with Twitter Marketing?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. My very wise friend Jay Baer wrote a thought-provoking post entitled Is Twitter in 2017 even worth the trouble? He points to research citing incredibly low brand engagement rates and suggests that perhaps Twitter has become a marketing afterthought.

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.

Fast Talk and Funny Names: How Pharma Marketing Is Working to Repair Brand Trust

Content Standard

Before you continue to read ahead, please note that reading this article about pharma marketing is only a part of a whole therapeutic treatment for your brand, and should only be considered part of a whole treatment plan from your content marketer.

How the New York Times Uses Interactive Content

SnapApp

Want to know an interesting fact? . In 2013, the most popular story published by the New York Times wasn’t a story at all. . It was an interactive assessment. . What’s more: It was published on December 21, just 11 days before the end of the year.

A Closer Look: B2B Account-Based Marketing Tactics & Objectives

KoMarketing Associates

It is no secret that the adoption of account-based marketing (ABM) programs are becoming more of a priority for B2B marketers. As detailed earlier this year, #FlipMyFunnel discovered that over the past 12 months, the percentage of B2B marketers who say they use ABM has increased from 49 percent to 81 percent.

Thanks Live Chat, Messaging Will Take It From Here

Hubspot

Automation is a funny thing. Too little is the enemy of efficiency. Too much kills engagement. Think about email. Automated email nurturing campaigns were the answer to individually following up with every single person who downloaded a piece of content from your website.

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Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

Mental toughness, personal crisis, and the role of grit in your success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. I was about to facilitate a new workshop to a group of Chief Marketing Officers. I rarely get nervous, but I have to admit I was little concerned about this one. The participants included the CMOs of many well-known brands like the NBA, Subway, and Citi Bank.

A Day in the Life of a Content Strategist

Contently

As of today, 40,427 people have the title of content strategist on LinkedIn. Another 1,389 open roles await the right candidate. And according to recent research from The Creative Group , content strategists currently hold one of the top-paying jobs in the tech and creative fields.

How to Write a Brief and Get the Most Out of Your Writers

Content Standard

You need content, you’ve found a writer , and everything is going swimmingly. Then they ask the dreaded question: Have you got a brief template? And your heart sinks. You have no idea how to write a brief. Isn’t the discussion you just had enough to get them started? No, it’s not.

How Customer Loyalty Is Really Earned

B2B Marketing Insider

You can’t buy your customers. Promotional offers, special discounts, and giveaways may motivate more sales – during the promotional period. They may gain some brand favor while the free sample is being used or the discounted subscription pricing is in effect. Even loyalty programs have an appeal, but they do nothing to establish brand authenticity. […]. The post How Customer Loyalty Is Really Earned appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth.