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Top 5 Content Marketing Trends for 2017

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Content marketing trends change often due to advances in technology, search engine preferences and changes in advertising. While the primary goals remain the same, strategies and techniques vary dependent on audience and industry.

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The Insights You Should Be Following in the 2017 B2B Market

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You do not have to wait on the new year to give an assessment of your marketing and business strategies. Technology and business trends are moving faster than ever, so whenever you have a chance to stop and revise, you should do so.

The New Market for B2B Social Influencers

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Influencer marketing has long been a staple in the B2C marketplace. However, many experts believe that it will soon rise in the B2B marketplace as well.

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5 Best Practices for Choosing the Right Trade Show Technologies

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Trade show marketing just isn’t what it used to be. It seems like just yesterday that trade shows depended on paper registration, hard copy promotional materials, and exhibit booths featuring static displays of data and graphics. Thankfully, times have changed…for the better.

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

Do You Want to Improve Lead Gen? Personalize Your B2B Marketing.

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Marketing as a whole is not a numbers game, but lead generation certainly is. We’re all blind going in. By the same token, our prospects only know what our marketing tells them until they try our products.

What Business-to-Business Marketing Trends and Tactics Will Define 2018?

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The world of business-to-business marketing continues to evolve in 2018. The trends and tactics that will move business forward may not be the strategies that experts thought would work months ago. What B2B marketing trends actually define 2018? Let’s take a look: Transparency.

7 Tips to Create Your 2018 Trade Show Budget

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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.

Tactical Tips to Maximize Your Trade Show Presence in 2018

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Trade show planning for 2018 is in full swing. With budgets and strategy considerations on the table, we’re offering our take on tips to maximize your trade show ROI for the upcoming year. Technology is (still) king.

How to Dominate Mobile Marketing by Leveraging Engagement

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Smartphones are now the number one way that consumers access the Internet. People are no longer making buying decisions sitting at home on a laptop – they are actively doing commerce within the scope of their daily activities.

5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.

Creating a Better B2B Sales Team

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There are plenty of new technologies to employ within your current marketing infrastructure. What good are they without a great sales team? This is especially true of the B2B marketplace – no one cares about your beautiful networks if you can’t tell people what your company is about.

How to Win the Online Marketing Battle

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The quest to convert target customers into clients is never-ending. The battle to connect with such clients has moved to the web across the past couple decades. It is no longer enough to advertise on radio, TV, billboards, magazines, and/or newspapers.

Attracting the Right Customers to Your Trade Show

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Whether your business is to sell cleaning products or dog treats trade shows can be an effective way to introduce your product to distributors that can help your products gain popularity and bring about success.

Tap into the power of social media video marketing for your building products

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In recent years, social media video marketing has grown and outdone most traditional content marketing types. It is currently among the top most-effective social media content marketing type, and it’s expected to even double by 2021.

Customer-Centric Websites: Successful Strategies to Engage B2B Buyers

Speaker: Kellie de Leon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, The Mx Group

Chances are, you’re under the gun to convert more leads from your website. To increase conversion, your site needs high-quality content, user-friendly navigation paths, and calls to action that appeal to your target customers. But how do you go about this? And wouldn’t it be great to see some real-world examples from B2B companies that are doing it successfully? Kellie de Leon, VP of marketing and strategy at B2B agency The Mx Group, works with marketers every day to help them create and execute customer-centric strategies and content that increase web engagement and conversion. In this webinar, she'll discuss how to make your website more customer-centric.

Is Data Science the Key to Marketing?

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Is data science the key to marketing? In a word, yes! There was a time when statisticians did not have to be so scientific. The age of big data had everyone so thrilled about the volume of data they could collect that no one actually started to think about organization until a few years ago.

Don’t Forget the Conversation!

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When you’re thinking about ways to marketing your firm, one of the ideas you may have is conversational marketing. It may not be the hot, trending buzzword it once was, but conversational marketing is a vital way to build your brand’s visibility, influence customers and grow within your industry.

The Marketing Potential on Amazon

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Part of the reason that Amazon stock has gone through the roof is that people are finally beginning to realize its potential as a marketing platform as well as a retail space.

Five Reasons to Rethink Your Call to Action

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You spend time or money getting the perfect webpage designed. Then, you write the perfect copy that is sure to captivate consumers and get them interested in your brand. You spend big bucks on ads or other methods to attract visitors to your site in the first place.

Building Your Demand Gen Team for ABM

Speaker: Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation, Rollworks

The benefits of using account-based marketing in your Demand Generation team are considerable: by getting as many engaged, qualified accounts as possible, your conversion rate will be higher and you'll find that Marketing and Sales are (gasp!) more aligned. Sounds great, doesn't it? But how do you even find the resources to make it happen? Join Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation at Rollworks, as she explains how to build your Demand Generation team to best carry out ABM - even if your team is small. In fact, her own team only has 3 people!

Technology Disrupts Marketing

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There are many blogs and headlines focused on how new tech is disrupting the marketing industry, but there is actually another area being disrupted that is just as important. Led by Millennials, new talent is moving unapologetically into tech companies from media.

Old B2B Marketing Tactics that Still Work Today

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The business landscape of 2018 has changed immensely from the previous year – perhaps more quickly and definitively than any year over year measurement before it. However, there are still many marketing tactics that work in any market, regardless of the technology spurring disruptive change.

What are Marketers Doing with AI Right Now?

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The business world is asking itself – has artificial intelligence finally moved beyond being yesterday’s buzzword of choice into an actionable solution for my marketing issues? The answer depends on who you ask.

How Will New Data Privacy Regulations Affect You?

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New data privacy laws around the world are going to affect North American business more than ever, and savvy executives are taking note.

How to Grab Attention with Audience Intelligence

Speaker: Michael Brito, EVP, Zeno Group

As a B2B marketer, you already know - attention spans are short, and the competition to win attention is fierce. So how do you break through the noise to deliver the right message, at the right time, using the right channel - and reach the right audience? Michael Brito, EVP at Zeno Group has an effective and repeatable answer: use audience intelligence! By understanding not just the readers of your content, but also the "vocal minority" and the influencers at play, you can develop a strategy to sustainably create attention-getting - and more effective - marketing campaigns.

3 PR Trends You Need to Adopt in 2018

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With the holiday season in full swing, it might not seem like you have enough time to add one thing to your to-do list. It’s not too early to start thinking about your public relations strategy for 2018.

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How to Ensure Your Trade Show Strategies Meet Your Goals

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Before attending a trade show, it’s important to hammer out what your goals for the event are. Only with that knowledge can you then put the strategies in place that help achieve those goals.

Influencer Marketing Ideas for Building Materials

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In the olden days, when a customer was impressed with your product or service, they would tell others about it hence driving more customers to your shop. It was called word-of-mouth marketing. Before the internet, this is how businesses became popular.

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Deciding Which Trade Shows to Attend This Year

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The personal relationships and business reputation that you can develop through trade shows is an ROI that you cannot really obtain anywhere else. However, you need to attend the right shows to make sure that you are building the personal relationships and business reputation that actually matter.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

What is the $30 Billion Brand Trying to Commercialize B2B?

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The 3M Company claims that the average person is never more than three meters away from its products (hence the name). They may be right. 3M is a $30 billion business with 91,000 employees. It does business in 200 countries with an expertise in 46 different tech platforms.

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Hands-Free Marketing is the Future

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The majority of experts fully expect the future of marketing to be hands-free, following in the footsteps of mainstream hands-free consumer technology, a la Siri, and Alexa.

Should Augmented Reality Be Part of Your Digital Marketing Strategy?

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Augmented reality became really popular a few years ago when Pokemon Go came out. It was the first time that an augmented reality game was available and popular. Since then, there have been a lot of advancements in the augmented reality space.

New MarTech Trends for the Building Materials Industry

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Marketing technology continues to grow as a dynamic hybrid discipline that is highly relevant to the building materials industry.

6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

Top Digital Marketing Mishaps and How to Solve Them

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Digital marketing has come a long way over the last few years. Big data means businesses have more data-driven insights than ever before, which translates to quality relationships with customers and (hopefully) increased conversions along with a better bottom line.

Personalizing Content to Empower Your Sales Team

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Marketing and sales must work as a team in order for your revenues to keep pace with your competition.

Using Social Media for Customer Service

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There are many ways that B2B companies are different entities than B2C companies, but social media usage is not one of them. Because the fact is that your prospects, existing customers and employees are all on social media, probably every single day.

Is Quora’s New Ad Program Really Good for B2B Marketers?

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Advertisers, in general, are overwhelmingly positive about the new Quora ad program, which came out of beta earlier in 2017. The new self-serve program allows advertisers to target and create text-based ads at their fingertips.

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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.