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Empathy, Web & People: Improving The B2B Customer Experience

Type A Communications

January 16, 2018 by Carlos Hidalgo Some businesses make it hard to work with them. It seems at times that many B2B organizations have made it so complex and uncomfortable to work with that customers are forced to find an alternative even if their current provider offers a better product or solution.

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.

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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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After A Stroke, My Sales Skills Helped Me Recover. Here’s How.

Outreach

This post is part of Outreach's new blog series, Beyond the Number. We believe that salespeople are more than the number they carry, and that by celebrating the human side of sales, we help salespeople win bigger. Join the movement by sharing this post with the hashtag #beyondthenumber.

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.

Being Different B2B Marketers

TaylorMadeIn KEW

In my most recent posts, I’ve explored why and how we can think and do differently in B2B marketing. Yet, have we ever considered why we became B2B marketers in the first place?

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 Time Management Tips From an Expert*

Modern B2B Marketing

*Full Disclosure: no one has really ever called me an expert. But I did manage to complete two full-time degree programs while working full time, worked 80-100 hour weeks for five years, and somehow have not completely lost my mind along the way (I think).

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.”.

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.

27 Reasons Why Your Content Sucks

Content Marketing Institute

Nobody thinks their content sucks – or, in other words, is weak and not deserving to be believed. After all, why would someone intentionally create something that’s utterly useless for their organization or their audience? And yet, a lot of content sucks. We’ve all seen (and sometimes created) it.

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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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How Manufacturers and Distributors Can Accelerate Revenue with AI and Predictive Analytics

Lattice

In our new eBook we’ll walk through five different ways in which predictive analytics and AI can enable manufacturers and distributors to dramatically accelerate their revenue by increasing share of wallet

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

Are Things Changing in the World of Demand Generation?

Vidyard

Welcome to Modern Marketing Point of View, a new series that connects you with industry leading experts to hear their views on the changing marketing landscape. This episode features the wonderful David Lewis, CEO at DemandGen. We were lucky enough to grab some time to chat with him recently and get his thoughts on the changing marketing landscape. During this episode David discusses his views on Demand Generation, Full-Stack Marketing and how MarTech is expanding rapidly.

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.

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.

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.

Customer Experience Is A Team Sport

VisumCX

90% of B2B leaders believe that customer experience is key to their companies’ strategic priorities and 75% of those believe that importance will increase over the next two years according to a 2017 study published by Accenture.

Online communities are the best thing about the internet

Biznology

Recently, all I hear when it comes to virtual online communities on the radio, the internet, or TV is how passionate, intimate, and persistent online communities are either: 1) bubbles within which all the denizens are echo chamber zombies or 2) they’re traps for naïfs and nerds who are one kind word away from being radicalized into violent extremism.

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.

7 Tips to Create Your 2018 Trade Show Budget

Navigate the Channel

Creating a trade show budget for 2018 is a skill that pays off in a better use of company resources. By following the tips below when making the budget for this crucial aspect of marketing your business, you’ll be able to develop a more accurate template of the necessary costs.

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.

B2B Marketers Look to Further Align Sales and Marketing in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers continue to show an interest in account-based marketing (ABM), and they are looking forward to aligning sales and marketing to achieve their objectives in 2018. Ascend2 recently conducted the “Account-Based Marketing Strategy Report” to hone in on the growing trends among B2B marketers who utilize ABM. The research showed that for half of marketers (50 percent), the top goal in 2018 will be to align sales and marketing initiatives.

Visionary briefings: How to lead with exponential growth

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. As many technologies start exponential growth and combine with each other, your opportunities multiply. Here’s your briefings on how to use this to take the lead: the briefings below guide you in acquiring customers and markets from slower competitors. Do this repeatedly to make yourself an expert in using advances to make business gains. When do you want to make yourself the leader? Then how will you grow your leadership? Opportunities arrive frequently.

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.

The ground truth of marketing technology: our agenda for MarTech West, April 23-24 in San Jose

chiefmartech

We’ve just unveiled the agenda for MarTech West , which is expanding this year to the San Jose Convention Center, April 23-24.

Matt’s App of the Week: Astro

Heinz Marketing

This is the latest in a series of weekend posts highlighting a wide variety of applications we think are pretty cool. Most have to do with sales, marketing and productivity. Check out past featured apps here. I have developed a detailed set of habits and hacks for how I use email, but most of them exist because of the inherent inefficiencies of how email typically works. For example, I get way too much email so have set up rules to auto-sort email into different folders.

Top Agency Tips – Mobile Retargeting: Six Tips for a Successful Campaign

Bluetext

Top digital marketing agencies are quickly learning that mobile retargeting is now a key element in any successful campaign. But moving our clients to this strategy is not always an easy sell, as the many challenges that mobile presents can be intimidating. In spite of the roadblocks, mobile retargeting can increase reach and engagement far beyond other channels.

Here Are the Top Marketing Design Trends for 2018 [Infographic]

Hubspot

Shutterstock -- a familiar name to many creative professionals -- released its 2018 Creative Trends Report today, shedding light on the design trends marketers need to know about this year.

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 Highly Committed Content Marketers Do Better [New UK Research]

Content Marketing Institute

Being committed to content marketing is a no-brainer requirement for success. But what may be surprising is how a small shift in commitment level can make a BIG difference in overall content marketing success. This striking insight came from analyzing the U.K.

5 Creative Strategies to Stay Inspired to Write All Year [Infographic]

Hubspot

If there's one thing we know about inspiration, it's that it's not very good at giving advance notice of anything. It crops up at the most inopportune time -- like when you're without a pen or a device to otherwise record a brilliant idea.

Don’t Let Your Data Break Your ABM Program – Make Sure it’s Complete and Accurate

HG Data

We’ve been talking about account based marketing (ABM) resolutions for 2018 and so far we’ve covered resolutions on starting an ABM program and selecting the right data sets needed to build a successful ABM program. Today’s resolution is focused on acquiring complete and accurate data.

13 Smart Brands Using Technology to Power Their Content

Content Marketing Institute

It’s a new year, and I bet you picked up a few shiny tech gadgets to play with over the holidays.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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

How to Manage Relationships with Your Customers Effectively

Marketing Insider Group

Last year Forbes wrote an article titled “Why Is Customer Relationship Management So Important?” ” It mirrored a question asked by many entrepreneurs who can sometimes get too tied up in the many details they have to consider and so fail to take that one into account until the negative impact is felt. The article goes […]. The post How to Manage Relationships with Your Customers Effectively appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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.

B2B Reads: Influencers, Data, and the Verbal Revolution

Heinz Marketing

In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week. We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below. In the meantime, here are some B2B Reads we love: “Servant Salespersonship”. Great read on applying the principles of servant leadership to sales and our relationships with customers. Thanks, David Brock.

4 Secrets to Selling Professional Services

Hinge Marketing

You probably didn’t enter your career as a consultant, lawyer, engineer, IT consultant, accountant, or other professional service provider so you could spend all of your time selling, but the world of professional services has changed considerably. To advance in your career, you have to succeed with business development. You have to make the transition from professional to rainmaker.

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation.