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UK guide to B2B email marketing laws (warning, it’s tricky)

Marketing Graham

There are email marketing laws. Surprise! Yet few marketing departments understand or implement them correctly. The result? Damaged reputation and (sometimes) heavy fines. I’ve often argued that marketing is a science, not an art.

Lead generation in a #coronavirus world

Marketing Graham

Coronavirus has changed a lot of things – including marketing. In addition to making decision-makers more risk-averse, a lot of them are working from home. B2B lead generation needs to adapt.

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5 figures every CEO should check with their marketing guys

Marketing Graham

Most CEOs concentrate on familiar figures when they meet the marketing department, such as the number of sales leads or average order value. But an annual check on other metrics can reveal marketing weakness.

Quick fixes to improve B2B lead generation (one will be new to you)

Marketing Graham

Marketing is broken. Well, bits of it. It’s important to check and fix errors and bad decisions. Pull in for an occasional pitstop and improve your B2B lead generation. Like a Formula 1 Pitstop Crew, you can fix and boost your performance quickly if you know where to look.

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Stop counting ‘Likes’ – it’s a waste of time

Marketing Graham

What’s the value of a Like on social media? According to research by Harvard Business Review, the value is very little. Maybe it’s time to rethink your social media strategy and reporting. I’ve long argued that Social Media is a marketing channel, not the marketing channel.

Should you stop marketing during the Coronavirus outbreak? 10 things you might consider

Marketing Graham

Coronavirus is having a devastating impact. Lives are being lost, jobs and the economy are unstable. Organisations have been scratching their heads about the (temporary) down-turn. But should you stop marketing?

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5 tips: A practical guide to content marketing

Marketing Graham

I’ve made some mistakes with content marketing over the years. Thankfully I’ve learned more from my mistakes than my successes. Below is a quick round-up of five things I check before clicking go on my content marketing schedule. Research and Release.

Need, want, pain; what’s the difference, and why it matters

Marketing Graham

Need, want and pain are often used in the same sentence when talking about marketing. I get the impression executives believe the terms are one thing; they’re not. Customers reach for products for different reasons. Need, want, and pain are not interchangeable.

How much should you spend on marketing? What’s the average budget?

Marketing Graham

For many years I’ve used 2% of company turnover as a guide for marketing spend. But it now seems that figure may be out of date – it’s time to rethink my budget benchmarking.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

7 Key Stats That Point to the Future of Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

I just read that in the year 2100, Nigeria will be the 2nd most populous country. And that by 2100, populations will plunge a lot across what we call the “developed world” (hate that term – it’s so condescending isn’t it?).

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How to add jQuery scripts to WordPress?

RockContent

WordPress plugins and themes are part of what makes the CMS so popular, as they allow the customization and optimization of the websites hosted on the platform. However, to take full advantage of these elements, it is important to know how to add and use jQuery scripts.

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LinkedIn for Business: 4 Ways B2B Marketers Can Reach Their Target Audience

KoMarketing Associates

I recently wrote about 5 ways B2B marketers can optimize their LinkedIn advertising, including tips around ad copy, creative, targeting, and utilizing specific types of campaigns.

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7 Types of Emails You Need to Use in Your Sales Strategy

SendX

Customers today have a wide range of options for contacting your business. From social media, live chat, phone calls, SMS, and many others. However, email remains the most popular way for customers to interact with brands.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Ultimate Guide to Google Analytics for Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketers shouldn’t fear Google Analytics. It’s true it provides a lot of data, which can be overwhelming. But it has some amazing nuggets of wisdom for content teams to leverage.

Why Content Marketing Can Deliver Better ROI Than Paid Search

Marketing Insider Group

There are so many directions in which you can take your marketing strategy these days, it can make you dizzy. SEO, PPC, email, social… the list goes on! Of course, most brands will choose a combination of several of these methods.

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The 11 Most Popular WordPress Websites

RockContent

We often hear that WordPress hosting is the most straightforward and popular way to build a website. After all, this open-source Content Management System (CMS) powers over 455 million sites on the web. That is about 35% of all content on the internet.

Report: 55% of Marketers Now Focused On Campaign Effectiveness Due to COVID-19

KoMarketing Associates

Many marketers have been forced to make shifts in their strategies as a result of COVID-19, and new research suggests that they are becoming more willing to try new things in an effort to boost campaign effectiveness.

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The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Manufacturing Marketing in the Age of Industry 4.0

Industrial Marketing Today

As I was researching the topic of manufacturing marketing for industry 4.0, I found a ton of online articles when I did a Google search for “marketing for Industry 4.0.” My search yielded 192,000,000 results. Read more The post, %Manufacturing Marketing in the Age of Industry 4.0%

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48% of Marketers Still Struggle with Creating a Performance Marketing Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

Performance marketing is creating new opportunities for marketers who want to optimize existing tactics, such as paid search, social, and advertising. However, new research shows that there are still numerous challenges in the way for those looking to leverage this methodology.

How Using the Right MarTech Tools Can Help Drive Sales

Marketing Insider Group

Marketers today all struggle with the challenge to show ROI. That’s why technology has become a given for the modern marketer. MarTech tools can automate, optimize, and analyze your marketing programs like never before.

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8 Tips to Reduce the Email Bounce Rate

SendX

Creating an authentic and relevant email campaign takes a lot of strategizing, experimenting, and testing. Just imagine how disappointed you would be if you learned that your hard work did not pay off. via GIPHY One of the greatest problems email marketers face is high email bounce rates.

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SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

Report: Mobile Organic Search Trended Downward in Q3 2020

KoMarketing Associates

Although mobile continues to grow in popularity among marketers and their customers alike, new research shows that mobile organic search has trended downward over the past quarter.

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7 Ideas to Drive Employee Engagement During Difficult Times

Marketing Insider Group

How can your Company Engage Employees During Difficult Times? The COVID-19 crisis has forced millions of employees to work from home, with no immediate end in sight.

Why LinkedIn Ranked #1 for B2B Marketers in 2020

Marketing Insider Group

Following trends from previous years, LinkedIn once again takes the top spot for the most relied-upon social media channel for generating leads among B2B marketers.

Do Keywords Still Matter? What B2B Marketers Need to Know in 2020

Marketing Insider Group

Breaking a long-term habit is one of the most challenging things you’ll ever do. Have you ever seen someone try to change another person’s diehard opinion? Of course, we all have. It’s usually futile because it requires disrupting someone’s entire worldview they’ve held for decades.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

20 B2B Marketing Strategies That Will Deliver Success In 2021

Marketing Insider Group

“Strategy without tactics is a daydream; tactics without strategy is a nightmare.”. Influenced by Sun Tzu and coined by Sagefrog CEO and Co-founder Mark Schmukler, this quote implies that there’s a clear difference between marketing strategy and marketing tactics.

Content Marketing Strategy vs. Execution: Finding the Ideal Balance

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is a contact sport. Just like any coach, you’re in charge of preparing for the game and carrying out those plans. Such is the life of a content marketer, where you must balance content marketing strategy vs. execution. You can’t “win” at content marketing without a solid strategy.

Manufacturing Content Marketing—What’s Ahead in 2021

Industrial Marketing Today

No, I don’t have a crystal ball. What I do have is the brand-new report, Manufacturing Content Marketing, Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—Insights for 2021 published by the Content Marketing Institute. I was given an advanced.

Seven Ways B2B Tech Buying Behavior is Changing [Research]

Webbiquity

The way B2B technology buyers conduct research make buying decisions is changing. Marketers who understand how these behaviors are evolving can set up their companies for success in the coming decade. Those who don’t risk misallocating marketing budgets by focusing on the wrong tactics.

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How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

The Complete Guide to Audience Research, Segmentation, and Targeting

Marketing Insider Group

How well do you know your audience? Audience research is a critical part of developing any marketing strategy but it’s not always given the time and attention it really needs. According to a survey of 1,600 marketers , a shocking 65% never or rarely conduct audience research. Source: [link].