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How to Implement an Account-Based Marketing Program in Your Firm

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For many years now, B2B marketers have spent time and effort carefully crafting buyer personas based on demographic profiles, needs analyses and former sales results, among other criteria.

Building a Marketing Technology Stack for Your Demand Generation Efforts

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Demand generation is about more than just delivering sales-ready leads for products or services. It’s the achievement of long-term market awareness and interest in your offering through the use of market research, brand positioning, industry trends and sales data.

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5 Steps to Quick and Easy Personalized Emails for Account-Based Marketing

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Harry is usually one of the top business development reps at The Best Solutions Company. He has the personal touch and is a pro at engaging executives on the phone. But today, he’s stymied. Account-based marketing has changed the game.

How to deploy content properly within your account-based marketing program

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The potential synergy between account-based marketing programs and content marketing offers enough potential to make any informed, savvy marketer excited, but many find the details of implementation a hurdle too high to overcome.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Marketing Automation System Software Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Marketing Automation Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best Marketing Automation software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Google Analytics- Calculated Metrics for Lead Generation Websites

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Google recently released a new update to Google Analytics, featuring a new Calculated Metrics feature. Calculated Metrics are user-defined metrics that are computed from existing metrics available on Google Analytics, and allow more customized and relevant analyses than ever before.

How Long Does it Take to Get Results from Content Marketing?

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“ Marketing is impatient. Everything we do feels like we need to do it faster.”. – Ann Handley. How the chef prepares, combines and cooks quality, fresh ingredients determines how delicious a seafood paella will be.

Converting B2B Leads Through Social Content: 3 Keys to Success

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For a couple of years now, B2B marketers have been hearing the “social selling” buzzword, and there are some convincing social media statistics regarding sales through social channels.

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Why Your B2B Buyer Personas Are Not Helping to Increase Lead Conversions

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To create content that boosts lead and demand generation, you need to construct B2B buyer personas that give you a clear picture of your customer, mapping their journey from when they decide to solve a problem to their purchase decision. Or, at least, that’s the theory. But here’s what happens.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

How to Choose the Right Predictive Analytics Tool for Account-Based Marketing

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As account-based marketing (ABM) gains momentum, companies clearly see the value of identifying high-value prospects and targeting them with customized content. In the B2B marketing environment, successful ABM is the gold standard companies aim for.

How to Convince Your CEO of the Power of B2B Content Marketing

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CEOs and marketing leaders often stand on opposite sides of a deep chasm in terms of their belief in the power of B2B content marketing. While marketers recognize that content marketing can boost ROI, many corporate leaders still live in a worldview where traditional direct marketing campaigns rule.

Stop Wasting Money and Improve Your Google AdWords Paid Search ROI

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If you’re focused on maximizing ROI for your firm, and you have a team or vendor managing your paid search campaigns, you may not be optimizing ROI. That’s because many PPC firms miss a few techniques to make sure your Google AdWords programs are working as they should.

Integrating Google AdWords with Salesforce to Measure Your Sales Funnel

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Google AdWords has recently integrated with Salesforce so that you can import Salesforce leads and opportunities into AdWords and thus measure the performance of your Salesforce campaigns within Google AdWords.

Retargeting; An Internet Marketing Tactic to Increase Conversions Rates & Leads

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Let’s talk retargeting. For lead generation, conversion optimization, and lead nurturing strategies, retargeting may be the overlooked child, but there’s no question it can be very effective and an efficient tactic to bring prospects back to your website or content.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

Retargeting; A Internet Marketing Tactic to Increase Conversions Rates & Leads

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Let’s talk retargeting. For lead generation, conversion optimization, and lead nurturing strategies, retargeting may be the overlooked child, but there’s no question it can be very effective and an efficient tactic to bring prospects back to your website or content.

6 Tips for Collaboration When Producing and Sharing Great Content

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Is your content marketing strategy plagued with glitches and slowdowns? Is there mutiny in the ranks that threatens to derail it altogether? Sometimes you have to re-think how your team works together to produce and distribute your content.

How B2B Marketers Sabotage the Power of Case Studies to Generate Demand

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“ People are often bored or put off by facts, but they never tire of hearing stories ” — Jay Conrad Levinson, Author “Guerilla Marketing” series of books. Case studies are bursting with promise for use in B2B lead generation and sales.

A CMO’s Guide to Conversion Metrics with Google Adwords

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Google AdWords continues to expand and improve conversion tracking metrics, and without a full understanding of the data provided, your firm may not be optimized with regard to generating efficient quality leads and sales.

7 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns

Must-See Examples of Marketing Success That You Can Replicate.

Generating Leads from a Facebook Fan/Business Page Engagement Strategy

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Facebook and B2B lead generation. Have you considered Facebook as a channel for lead generation? Yes I know the jury is still out, but you can’t deny the power of Facebook as it relates to brand building and audience reach.

Who Should Nurture B2B Leads with Social Media?

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B2B marketers have always been more resistant to using social media than their B2C counterparts, which is in large part a mind-set issue.

A Social Media Measurement Dashboard; One Approach

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A re your social media efforts working? That’s one of the most misunderstood questions in marketing today. Working” can mean a number of different things, depending if you’re a content marketer, a business owner, a CMO, a CFO, and more. .

Effective Social Selling = Mindset over Tactics

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What is it about the term “Social Selling” that gets people riled up? If you listen to enough conversations on LinkedIn surrounding sales, you’ll get lots of differing opinions. Many say that sales people should concentrate on honing their sales skills rather than social media skills.

Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

How The Beatles’ Songs Optimize B2B Marketing Strategies

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The Beatles Give B2B Marketers Important Lead Generation and Content Marketing Optimization Lessons. Many of the Beatles songs do have lessons for B2B marketers especially when it comes to content marketing, inbound/outbound marketing, and analytics.

Why Marketing Automation Does Not Work

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You’ve likely heard the information technology gurus. They have a mantra — people, processes and systems. For technology to be effective in decreasing costs or increasing revenues, people and processes have to be in place first. It makes sense. You cannot automate a process that does not exist.

New ebook: Increase Conversion Rates- Conversion Rate Optimization; Websites, Landing Pages, Pipeline

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The Ultimate Conversion Rate Optimization How-To Guide to B2B Lead Generation. “A-B-C. A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing” That’s a famous quote from the old movie Glengarry Glen Ross, spoken by Alec Baldwin.

New ebook: Increase Conversion Rates- Conversion Rate Optimization; Websites, Landing Pages, Pipeline

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The Ultimate Conversion Rate Optimization How-To Guide to B2B Lead Generation. “A-B-C. A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing” That’s a famous quote from the old movie Glengarry Glen Ross, spoken by Alec Baldwin.

7 B2B Marketing Strategies You Need to Know About

As B2B marketers, we know that our buyers' needs are ever-evolving, but it's not just our buyers that are changing.

24 Favorite Inbound Marketing & Digital Media Buying Tools That Don’t Include Google

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Tools that Cover Search Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Conversion Rate, and Content. As a digital marketing lead generation strategist and online media buyer, you just can’t have enough tools to help manage my clients’ online activities. When I am not involved with business development, speaking, and my own social media marketing, I am usually on the computer with some sort of advertising, SEO, social media, or conversion optimization tool.

17 Ways to Promote Your White Paper for Lead Generation

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You’ve written, designed and produced a white paper. That was a lot of work. Now you can relax. Not so fast. You’re only half way there. Why did you write it? So people would download and read it.

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18 Ways to Promote Your White Paper for Lead Generation

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Well, your firm has written and produced a white paper. A quality white paper can one of the most important content marketing vehicles to generate leads within your internet marketing plan. Now what? How do you promote it? Your ultimate goals with white papers are typically the following: . .

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A Tour of Online Display Advertising; DSP, DMP, RTB, Ad Exchanges

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Ever wonder how a banner ad finds you? Nowadays, exposure to banner ads continues to be rising. With Facebook getting into the exchange business, it’s time to briefly review the display industry, focusing on demand side platforms, and how those ads appear on the websites you read.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

The new Demand Waterfall from SiriusDecisions; An Introduction

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This week SiriusDecisions presented their new demand waterfall model. It was very well received at the annual conference this week.

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The new Demand Waterfall from SiriusDecisions; An Introduction

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This week SiriusDecisions presented their new demand waterfall model. It was very well received at the annual conference this week.

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SEO, Meta Descriptions, Content, and Generating Leads

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Hi, It’s Paul Mosenson, President of NuSpark Marketing. I welcome a guest post from our chief SEO tactician, Elizabeth Donkus. You’ll find this interesting. Most SEO people aren’t marketers.

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Implementing a Content Experiment from Google Analytics with a WordPress Website; Conversion Testing

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Proper conversion rate optimization requires testing of landing pages. Google recently introduced Content Experiment on Google Analytics as a replacement for the old Google Website Optimizer that was part of the Adwords platform.

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.