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Businesses that Support Customers Through Coronavirus Disruptions to Earn Long-Term Loyalty

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The business disruptions, closures, cancellations and postponements triggered by the coronavirus, along with the rampant fear, instantly cost companies billions of dollars.

Before Generating Sales Leads, Get Your Ducks In A Row

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Most sales and marketing pros focus on generating sales leads. Just get people to the Website!” or “Just make the phones ring and our sales people can take it from there,” are common demands of marketing teams.

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We know who they are and they won't buy.

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When you get a phone call or email out of the blue from someone you don’t know from a company you don’t know selling something you’ve never heard of it isn’t very likely you’re going to give it much attention – you’re certainly not likely to buy anything.

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Tradeshows Reach Same People as Trademags, Btw

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Tradeshows were thought to be dead circa 2002 yet nobody told the thousands of manufacturers and distributors that continue to invest in exhibit space. In fact, tradeshow attendance has been impressively strong for years.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

How to take advantage of your trade show marketing profile page

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A review of exhibitor trade show profile pages and corresponding Google Analytics accounts for several manufacturers reveals companies uploading news, articles, spec sheets and other content marketing to their trade show profile pages attract more Website traffic and sales leads from show attendees than those that do not stock their profile pages with quality content. What a shocking surprise! Yet from a review of the online exhibitor lists of most industry trade shows, many companies do not take full advantage of their exhibitor profile pages. If you plan to exhibit at an industrial trade show, take a look at these opportunities to stand out from the competition, get noticed on the Web and even boost organic search results using your online profile page or showroom: Trade Show

How to B2B marketing like top retailer

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Manufacturers that deliver sales messages via multiple channels at the same time, all the time, enjoy higher name brand awareness, more leads and Website traffic, and greater sales opportunities than competitors.

Best Advertising in Powder Bulk Solids August 2018

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For our latest advertising spotlight, these ads earn applause for standing out in the August 2018 issue of Powder/Bulk Solids.

Best and Worst Advertising in Packaging World July 2018

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Advertising in Packaging World reaches nearly 60,000 print subscribers plus thousands more digital edition subscribers and costs several thousand dollars per page so advertisers would be wise to take full advantage of the exposure and work hard to ensure a healthy return on the investment.

10 Ways to Write Stronger Personnel News and Get Free Publicity

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Nearly everyone reads, or at least skims, the personnel moves sections in magazines and email newsletters to see what competitors are up to, what long lost colleagues are doing and to find new prospects.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Beware Industry Lingo in Search for B2B SEO, PPC Advertising

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Words people commonly use in everyday life have very different, often twisted, meanings in industry. In the chemical industry, you don't need cucumbers for pickling. In the laundry industry, you may take the cake from one machine to another but you don't want to eat the cake.

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Twitter Multiplies Impact of Publicity

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Placing press releases, articles and other content in magazines and Websites reaches thousands upon thousands of prospects and customers but do you realize just how much more exposure your publicity can generate with Twitter? Social Media

Outstanding Classified Advertising Must Stand Out

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Classified advertising and directory advertising offer an alternative that reaches the same target audience as more costly display advertising. While large, display ads can command attention simply by dominating the page, small classified advertising needs to work much, much harder to get noticed.

How Customer Service Fails Infuriate Marketing Managers

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Customer service fails infuriate marketing managers and waste precious marketing dollars. On this anniversary dinner in a restaurant overlooking Lake Tahoe, one, surly waitress turned an otherwise perfect evening into an experience worthy of a training course for the hospitality industry.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Video Boosts Impact of Publicity

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Several magazines that already republish your news on their Websites are now also embedding videos from your YouTube channel to add value for their readers. Video

Direct Mail Scores 21% Percent Response, Wins Election

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When it came time for me to run for local office in a write-in campaign, I took my own recommendation and turned to direct mail. Yes, I won. Find out by how many votes. Direct Mail

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Niagara Falls Destination Marketing with a Smile

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Visitors bureaus and destinations invest huge amounts of money to get visitors to spend their precious little vacation time at their attractions.

Customer Service Wins = Marketing Wins

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The closer we got to the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski area, the more crowded it looked, and the more tension I could feel building from all sides. When finally directed to turn around and park on the access road without even getting close enough to see the mountain, the uncertainty grew.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

What people think when the intern designs your advertising

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You think you saved a few dollars having the intern design your advertising. Here's what everyone else thinks about your decision-making. Advertising

Are these outdated advertising techniques killing your response?

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Material Handling & Logistics magazine recently posted this gallery of full-page ads from the 1960s and three key differences from today’s advertising immediately jumped out. See what they are and how you can use the design elements of the 60s to develop effective creative today. Advertising

How to generate B2B leads with PR for content marketing

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Industrial companies relying on high profile public relations programs for lead generation already understand the power of PR in commanding visibility and driving their sales efforts.

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Paul Entin in the News! Comments for CNBC, NY Times, Internet Retailer

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An effective public relations program integrating feature articles, press releases, videos and other content delivers quantifiable returns as sales leads, clicks and social media engagement.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Writer admits images more powerful than words

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As a writer, it's hard to write this but while images and words working together deliver far more impact in advertising than either working alone, if I'm forced to choose either images or words to convey a message, I'll choose the image almost every time. Advertising

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New York Times: Business plans relics of the past?

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When I was contacted by a New York Times reporter writing an article about whether startups still need to write a business plan, I was happy to offer what I'd learned after writing two business plans for two, different companies that secured two microloans - and helped get them paid in full.

Sales Training Is Practice, Do It Before the Game

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Ready to sign the advertising contract, I called the sales rep to verify the numbers and get a premium ad position but the rep was out of the office for sales training. How ironic! Unavailable to close the sale to attend training to learn how to sell? Business Life

Customer service: really worth going the extra mile?

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It was the clear, cold, windy prelude to the next day's blizzard and our firewood pile wasn't going to last through the storm. I tried to call the guy around the corner with the gigantic firewood pile but could not remember the name of the company.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Marketing by accident - know a gift horse when you see it

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Sometimes the most effective marketing happens by accident, and when it does, you just need to recognize that it's happening and jump on the opportunity. Know when you're staring a gift horse in the mouth - and enjoy the ride. Marketing

Proper care and feeding of content marketing programs

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It isn’t enough to sign onto industrial content marketing platforms such as GlobalSpec, ThomasNet and ChemicalsTechnology and sit back and wait for leads. If these programs are to deliver any results then you need to continually feed them fresh content that's relevant to the target audience.

We didn't have to pay, but I'm grateful we did

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We'd agreed to sell our company with the expectation that the parent company would go public within the year. Then the dot com bubble burst. Here's what happened when the parent company refused to pay our staff. Business Life

How to use Twitter for trade show marketing success

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These are some of the top recommendations to help boost the impact of your Twitter efforts and increase the value of your trade show investment. Trade Show

3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. From building an account universe to understanding to orchestrating sales and marketing alignment around touchpoint and messaging, there are a number of variables to consider before launching a program.

One more B2B magazine gives up on print advertising

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Publisher Crain Communications recently announced its Waste and Recycling News would no longer produce print magazines, only digital, citing a decline in advertising pages due to industry consolidation, among other factors.