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Why Lead Nurturing Success Means Not Asking for the Sale

The Point

I was left a voicemail earlier this week by a sales rep that I talked to (briefly) about 6 months ago. His message today was, in summary: “Are you ready to engage with us yet?”. Now, not only was I not ready, I barely remember what his company does.

Expand your Audience with Oracle Eloqua and WeChat

Modern Marketing

At Oracle Marketing Cloud, we are focused on helping marketers recognize and reach their ideal customers, wherever they are.

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Dare to be different and make your B2B content marketing really stand out

Tomorrow People

What separates good from great in B2B content marketing and what’s stopping marketers from producing truly differentiated content? Content Marketing Differentiation

Micro-content — the most important content type you don’t manage

Avitage

Micro-content isn’t widely understood or consciously used. When it is, it’s usually by marketing for social media content. But micro-content may be the most important content type you have, and you probably don’t manage it. Micro-content is simply what the words imply. The term is credited to user experience expert Jakob Nielsen: “micro content is a small group of words which can be skimmed by the reader to understand the wider message of the article.”

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

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11 Automated Emails You Should Be Sending with Your Engagement Platform

Modern B2B Marketing

If you’ve got a substantial email list, there’s no sense in just sitting on it, and letting it stagnate. Make the most of each and every contact on that list, through your targeted email campaigns in order to see the best results.

3 Steps to Success in Omni-Channel Orchestration

Modern Marketing

How Marketing Financial Services to Millennials Revealed a Winning Formula for Digital Audiences

Content Standard

As a millennial marketer, one of my favorite parts of the work I do is reading studies about my generation.

What Does a CMO Need to Know About Lead Generation?

Navigate the Channel

Mastering lead generation is a sort of holy grail for all B2B marketers. The CMO position should be attuned to new methods in lead generation, especially new digital channels. These methods of outreach will help to expand a business more quickly than perhaps any other method.

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.

The big trends in B2B marketing

The B2B Research Blog

I recently shared a view on the big trends in B2B marketing at the MRS B2B Conference. Well, I shared it, but in truth it wasn’t my view. Nope, it was a far more informed perspective – that of leaders from the UK’s 75 largest B2B marketing agencies who were recently surveyed as part of the B2B Agency Benchmarking Report.

A Strategic Guide To Opportunity Management

Akoonu

The tremendous investment in developing and qualifying opportunities in accounts makes understanding which are winnable essential to every sales team’s success. When approached strategically, Opportunity Management is core to successful selling.

The Silicon Valley Way: Listening to Customers

LeanData

It now has been about three months since I joined LeanData as the Chief Revenue Officer. And I have to say that many of the attributes I initially thought about the company when I joined have been validated in an extraordinarily positive way. Our lead matching and routing solutions for B2B companies have incredible product-market fit. I have yet to engage with a prospect who disagrees with the idea that our products provide incredible value in addressing a significant pain.

Moving Beyond Vanilla CSR Stories: How Symrise and Investis Brought Sustainability to Life

Content Standard

Brands today are using CSR stories, details about responsible supply chain management, and socially friendly policies to differentiate their position in the marketing—and storytelling is helping them do so in unexpected ways.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

New MarTech Trends for the Building Materials Industry

Navigate the Channel

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

What You Can Learn From My 5 Job Search Mistakes

Modern B2B Marketing

Job searching is never easy. Many people would even say that it’s harder than working. While you’ll likely be on the hunt many times in your career, it doesn’t have to be so laborious.

B2B content marketing sans budget or bandwidth – hmm!

Exo B2B

You’ve heard a lot about B2B content marketing. You’ve read that it has to be researched, strategized, developed, optimized and promoted. Oh, and why not do an overhaul of company culture while you’re at it, turning internal experts into regular content contributors.

Meet the Vidyard Team, Video Style: Sofia Loureiro

Vidyard

Meet the Team is our chance to introduce you to the fabulous, quirky, talented people who work at Vidyard, using our favorite medium — video! For this episode, we caught up with Sofia Loureiro, User Experience Designer at Vidyard.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

The Case for Bylines: Why “Posted by Admin” Does You No Favors

Content Standard

Truth: Many early news sources didn’t include a contributor byline because the anonymity made the newsroom seem bigger than it really was. Presenting readers only a story title before diving in was a way to say, “We have tons of qualified journalists, you wouldn’t even understand.

Press Release: Kaon to be Apple Launch Partner for 3D AR, Showing Interactive 3D Products in Enterprise Environments

Kaon

Kaon Interactive Takes Sales & Marketing Applications to the Next Level with 3D Augmented Reality. Kaon Interactive , the leading provider of 3D marketing and sales applications for global B2B brands, today announced that its augmented reality (AR) solution, Kaon AR ® , is now available on over 340 million Apple devices.

The Millennials Are Here: Your Move, B2B Marketers

SnapApp

5 Best Practices for Deploying a Sales Engagement Solution

Modern B2B Marketing

As marketers, we know the challenge of ensuring sales reps follow and use best practices processes, sales playbooks , and marketing content we painstakingly created.

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.

A Closer Look: B2B Account-Based Marketing Tactics & Objectives

KoMarketing Associates

It is no secret that the adoption of account-based marketing (ABM) programs are becoming more of a priority for B2B marketers. As detailed earlier this year, #FlipMyFunnel discovered that over the past 12 months, the percentage of B2B marketers who say they use ABM has increased from 49 percent to 81 percent.

Fast Talk and Funny Names: How Pharma Marketing Is Working to Repair Brand Trust

Content Standard

Before you continue to read ahead, please note that reading this article about pharma marketing is only a part of a whole therapeutic treatment for your brand, and should only be considered part of a whole treatment plan from your content marketer.

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Thanks Live Chat, Messaging Will Take It From Here

Hubspot

Automation is a funny thing. Too little is the enemy of efficiency. Too much kills engagement. Think about email. Automated email nurturing campaigns were the answer to individually following up with every single person who downloaded a piece of content from your website.

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How the New York Times Uses Interactive Content

SnapApp

Want to know an interesting fact? . In 2013, the most popular story published by the New York Times wasn’t a story at all. . It was an interactive assessment. . What’s more: It was published on December 21, just 11 days before the end of the year.

Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

3 Reasons to Join Us for the Marketing Nation Roadshow

Modern B2B Marketing

The Marketing Nation Roadshows are back! In just a few short weeks, we’re hitting the road, and we’re bringing the Marketing Nation with us! If you haven’t registered yet, I can assure you this year’s roadshow is not to be missed!

Mental toughness, personal crisis, and the role of grit in your success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. I was about to facilitate a new workshop to a group of Chief Marketing Officers. I rarely get nervous, but I have to admit I was little concerned about this one. The participants included the CMOs of many well-known brands like the NBA, Subway, and Citi Bank.

As Malware Affects Email Marketing Trends, Brands Have a Chance to Re-Envision Their Email ROI

Content Standard

Lately, it seems like the Internet is the least safe place you could spend your time. Security threats, data breaches, and other sophisticated phishing and malware attacks have been making headlines on a near-constant basis for much of the past calendar year.

How Customer Loyalty Is Really Earned

B2B Marketing Insider

You can’t buy your customers. Promotional offers, special discounts, and giveaways may motivate more sales – during the promotional period. They may gain some brand favor while the free sample is being used or the discounted subscription pricing is in effect. Even loyalty programs have an appeal, but they do nothing to establish brand authenticity. […]. The post How Customer Loyalty Is Really Earned appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth.