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Leads and Sales Remain Top Digital Marketing Priority Over Next 12 Months

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers have had a wide array of goals associated with their digital marketing strategies in the past. However, new research shows that they remain focused on sales and leads looking ahead to the next 12 months.

Marketing Tools Your Business Needs in 2019

Reachforce

Year after year, new data management tools and marketing automation software pop up in the digital marketing industry.

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Industrial Buyers – Their Preferences and How to Market to Them

Industrial Marketing Today

Understanding the mindset of industrial buyers is important if you market to engineers and technical professionals. There are plenty of research reports published on buyer personas and the buying habits of consumers, but they focus mainly on B2C marketing.

Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

DiscoverOrg

Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover. My husband and I are avid remodelers, which means I’ve spent a lot (A LOT) of time at Home Depot and Lowe’s over the last 15 years.

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Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

How Deep Learning Will Drive The Future of Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Deep learning is a subset of AI that offers innovative applications in many different areas of life and technology.

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Many Barriers Remain for Marketers Looking to Customize the Buyer Experience

KoMarketing Associates

More customers are demanding a personalized experience when they work with marketers. However, marketers still face several barriers when it comes to customizing the buyer experience, according to new research.

Content Marketing and SEO: How to Craft the Best PR Campaigns

B2B PR Sense

When you think of the tactics behind perfect PR campaigns , perhaps press releases and media pitches acome to mind. But in reality, content marketing and SEO have a good deal to bring to the table when it comes to PR. What is content marketing and what does it have to do with PR?

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The Rise and Fall of the Social Media Influencer

Marketing Insider Group

Last year, NYMAG and The Guardian proclaimed social media influencers the idols of millennials and the main hope of marketing. According to these sources, only the lazy didn’t work with at least one social media influencer and many companies had an entire stable of them.

Our Top 2019 Marketing Automation Predictions

Reachforce

One thing we love to see when a new year starts is where our industry is headed. Digital marketing and marketing automation tools and techniques are always changing, so it's never a one-and-done research 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!

Consumers Aren't As Into Personalization As You Think, and Other Survey Results

Customer Experience Matrix

I review a lot of surveys -- easily a dozen each week. Mostly they go into a big file which I mine occasionally for helpful factoids to spice up a paper or presentation. Sometimes I take a more thorough tour to look at some bigger issues. Today is one of those days.

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Survey: 60% of B2B Marketers Lack Confidence in their Data Coverage

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to reaching target audiences, it’s important for B2B marketers to have fresh data on their customers and prospects. However, a new report suggests that they are still behind in terms of the information they have on hand. The “Audience and Demand Planning Benchmark Survey” from DealSignal recently took a look at the type of data B2B marketers have at their fingertips.

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5 Hacks for Getting to Know Your Customers

Act-On

Do you really know your customer? Knowing your buyer is key to a successful business. But most marketers only have a vague notion of who is their buyer. Don't be another one.

2019 Content Marketing Survey: Marketers Focus On Content Creation

Marketing Insider Group

2018 was quite a year for content marketing! As is true with technology, content marketing has evolved at a rapid pace. The United States witnessed major social media platforms get in hot water with the federal government over privacy issues and US election tampering.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

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Only B2B

Spend Less Time in Contact Discovery, and More on Closing the Leads Contact discovery! What is contact discovery and why is it necessary? It’s crucial to know who. The post appeared first on ONLY B2B. blogs contact discovery

What's Different About European CDPs?

Customer Experience Matrix

For reasons that made sense at the time, I recently interviewed myself about the CDP Institute's latest review of Europe-based CDP vendors. Here's how that went. What do you think potential CDP buyers would find the most interesting stats from this?

10 Marketing Automation Trends That Will Shape 2019

KoMarketing Associates

Marketing is increasingly driven by data and technology. Nowhere is that more evident than in marketing automation. It’s enabled us to do some pretty cool things. Most B2B marketers, for example, have moved beyond the simplest forms of marketing automation.

How to Do a Marketing Automation Audit

Reachforce

Although you should be doing an audit of your marketing automation about every quarter or so, what better time to talk about this than at the start of a new year? An audit of something is like an examination of how things are working, what tools are working with what, and what the results look like.

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.

How to Balance Design for Brand and Demand

Marketing Insider Group

If you sit in the marketing world, there is a good chance that your role has you primarily focused on building out a brand or in some way driving more demand. Both forces have their place.

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Marketing Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Act-On

Want to know how to make your marketing stand out this upcoming year? Here are 5 marketing trends you should be looking out for in 2019. Digital Marketing

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Only B2B

The post appeared first on ONLY B2B. blogs Account based marketing

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Expert Insight: Why B2B Buyers Consult More Marketing Content [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

According to previous research, B2B buyers are still looking at a wide range of information sources during the buying process. The “ 2018 B2B Buying Disconnect ” report from TrustRadius discovered that buyers look at an average of 4.9

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

Improving Business Productivity with Marketing Automation

Webbiquity

Guest post by Riya Sander. Marketers have access to a wide variety of business productivity tools to help them simplify their day-to-day tasks. But the vast array of marketing tools available doesn’t necessarily make their work any easier.

How to Use Video Marketing to Tell Your Brand Story

Marketing Insider Group

Brand stories, according to a recent article by the American Marketing Association “build stakeholder affinity and influence action” Not just any brand stories, though. A brand story must intrigue potential clients to be effective.

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Rethink Marketing Podcast: Digital Marketing Trends for 2019

Act-On

In this podcast episode, Brian Aldrich of Logical Position discusses 4 digital marketing trends for 2019, including closed-loop analytics, in-depth audience targeting and personalization, direct to consumer sales, and more.

Only B2B - Untitled Article

Only B2B

How AI Play Crucial Role in Account Based Marketing Artificial Intelligence – AI is the developing technology and has been greatly in use and sure to surprise us with. The post appeared first on ONLY B2B. blogs Account based marketing

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Eight years later, what did we learn from Watson winning Jeopardy?

Biznology

If you are a nerd like me, you might remember watching IBM’s Watson playing Jeopardy against legendary champion Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, another very strong player–and Watson ate their lunch.

Here’s How CMOs Can Build More Diverse and Creative Teams in 2019

Modern Marketing

Chief Marketing Officers, you can’t be a chief if you aren’t leading a team, and every CMO knows that creating powerful marketing campaigns is a team sport.

How Mobile is Dominating the Customer Journey (and Why You Should Care)

Marketing Insider Group

It’s now common to see people deeply focused on the screens of their mobile phones everywhere we go. You can imagine a scene from The Crocodile Hunter, where the late Steve Irwin narrates the behavior of a small gathering of individuals who are seen with their noses buried in screens.

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