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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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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.

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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.

Does Innovation Make a Company Innovative?

Type A Communications

January 18, 2018 by Carla Johnson I have a client that’s proud of his new innovation center. It’s well thought out. He’s hired the best-of-the-best across the board. Design thinking is core to their innovation discipline.

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.

35 Marketing Automation Tools To Personalize Your Customer’s Journey

Marketing Insider Group

One of the most empowering abilities marketers have gained from the digitization of the marketing function is marketing automation. Today, every organization out there is using some form of software as a service (SaaS) platform to share content (CMS), to streamline their communications with customers (CRM and Marketing Automation), and to draw insights (Analytics) from […].

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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.

Stop Blaming Content Marketing For Business Failures: Naysayers Who Missed the Point

Content Standard

As soon as content marketing took off as an industry term, so appeared the naysayers.

How CMOs Are Helping Healthy Food Brands Secure Market Share

Modern Marketing

Consumer demand for healthy food is at an all-time high, leading Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) to think outside of traditional marketing channels to put healthy brands directly in front of their target markets.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

4 Hot Digital Marketing Trends to Warm Up Your Leads in 2018

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing operates on a foundational set of principles that shift with turns in technology and society. Think about it; when society relied on newspapers for information, marketing gravitated towards print advertising – but now with people looking to search engines and social media for their news, digital marketing has gained traction. With the close of […]. The post 4 Hot Digital Marketing Trends to Warm Up Your Leads in 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

What Cards Against Humanity Can Teach Marketers About Content Personalization

Modern B2B Marketing

Inspiration can strike at any moment. I never thought I’d have a revelation about marketing during a game of Cards Against Humanity, but we don’t get to choose when the lightbulb goes off. For people unfamiliar with Cards Against Humanity , it dubs itself the “party game for horrible people.”

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.

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.

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.

How to Write Copy People Notice, Read, and Trust: Lessons from "The World’s Best Copywriter"

Hubspot

The phone rang a couple times before he picked up. Hello?”. “Hi,” Hi,” I said. “Is Is this Pat Corpora?”. Yes, it is.”. “It’s It’s Eddie Shleyner,” I said. Silence. “I I sent you a message on LinkedIn … about the Sampler. You replied with your number … told me to call.”.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

10 Infographics to Inform Your 2018 B2B Content Marketing Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

It can be argued that content marketing is the most important digital marketing strategy available today. Without new and fresh content, it’s almost impossible to achieve the results you’re striving for. Recent data from the Content Marketing Institute backs up this claim, as 91 percent of respondents to the “2018 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends” report say they use content marketing.

“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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9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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