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The Marketing Book Podcast: “The Smart Advertising Book” by Dan White

The Forward Observer

The Smart Advertising Book: How To Deliver Advertising That Grows Your Brand by Dan White About the Book Brands today have a bewildering array of ways to communicate with their target audience. To succeed, brand owners need to know how to identify the best combination of media and how to create effective content. Much advertising is ill-chosen and poorly executed; understanding how to harness its potential provides a strong competitive advantage.

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Why iGaming Operators are Leaving Mailchimp

SendX

Mailchimp, once a popular choice, is seeing an exodus of iGaming companies. These businesses are not just changing platforms on a whim - they're responding to real challenges and limitations.

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How to Write a Business Proposal in 2024

Marketing Insider Group

A well-crafted business proposal can be the key to unlocking countless opportunities. Whether you’re aiming to secure funding, sell your business, or forge a new partnership, a business proposal is a crucial document that outlines your plans and persuades others to support your vision. Essentially, a business proposal is a formal document that presents your business idea, strategy, and financial projections to potential stakeholders.

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CDP Round Table: Forget Composable, Are Cloud Databases a Threat to CDPs?

Customer Experience Matrix

On July 16, the CDP Institute hosted a roundtable discussion for industry vendors. Here is a summary of the conversation. We started with a quick list of trends that the Institute is watching. These include Composable CDP, CDP integration with advertising channels, third-party cookie deprecation, vertical (industry-specific) CDPs, and AI applications in CDP systems.

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4 Simple Decisions to Unlock Your Post-Cookie Targeting Strategy

The rise of AI and the fall of the cookie are profoundly changing programmatic advertising. With Chrome’s third-party cookie deprecation looming, the industry must adapt. With an overwhelming array of new and old technologies, many advertisers feel uncertain about how to proceed. Dstillery CEO, Michael Beebe, outlines a straightforward 4-step approach to streamline and enhance your post-cookie targeting strategy: Leverage first-party data.

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Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Finance 2024

Thinkers360

Here’s the Thinkers360 annual leaderboard for our top 50 global thought leaders and influencers on Finance for 2024. Congratulations to all our Finance influencers who participated! Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Finance 2024 2024 Annual Ranking Find and work with the World’s Premier B2B Thought Leaders, Advisors, Analysts, Authors, Influencers & Speakers (100M+ followers combined).

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HubSpot's Latest Update: Enhanced HIPAA Support and Sensitive Data Tools

ATAK Interactive

We have an exciting discussion to share today, featuring insights from Annie Birai, the HubSpot Empress, and Stephen Thiele, ATAK's Vice President of Product. They delve into HubSpot's new announcement regarding additional HIPAA support and new sensitive data tools, a development that promises to open new doors for businesses in the health, wellness, and financial sectors.

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4 Ways PPC and SEO Can Work Together (And When They Can’t)

Ahrefs

Pay-per-click (PPC) is a form of online advertising where advertisers pay a fee each time someone clicks their ad. There’s no conundrum between the two types of marketing.

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Experts Reveal the Worst (and Best) Advice on Using Generative AI in Content Marketing

Content Marketing Institute

To some, generative AI is the sun around which the content industry should revolve. To others, it’s a meteor heading for Earth that should be avoided. Over 20 experts share the worst advice they’ve heard and give better advice to follow.

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When is the Best Time to Post on Twitter in 2024?

SocialPilot

Twitter (now X) wants its users to post more because of its ephemeral nature. In fact, social media statistics reveal that 500 million posts are sent per day—that’s like 6,000 posts each second! Isn’t that overwhelming? How are you even going to cut through this noise and get more engagement and clicks on your Twitter timeline? Well, one of the contributing factors to getting maximum clicks and engagement is publishing witty and captivating content while your audience is online.

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WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook 2024

Elevate your webinar game with WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook! Packed with insights from our seasoned webinar experts, this comprehensive guide is your go-to resource for mastering the art of B2B webinars. Learn the fundamentals, from defining webinars to exploring their benefits and diverse use cases. Discover the key elements of running a successful webinar, avoiding common mistakes, and making your sessions more engaging.

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Why traditional marketing systems can’t keep up with AI and what to do about it

Martech

Over the course of 150 years, manufacturing evolved from relying on skilled artisans and craftsmen to automated, computer-driven, flexible manufacturing systems. Marketing will do the same in less than 50 years as AI radically shifts the paradigm for markers. However, if marketers fail to adjust their overall marketing systems, productivity gains from AI can easily be lost.

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Geometric Shapes in Design: How to Use Them Creatively

Bannersnack

14 minutes read Our everyday life means constantly interacting with different objects, which resemble various shapes, from basic to abstract ones. What’s interesting about shapes is that they can make us feel a certain way. This means that, no matter if you manually create graphic design materials or if you want to use AI to create ads, you can use different shapes to evoke particular emotions.

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How to Get Search Traffic Without Ranking for Anything

Ahrefs

Well… if you can’t win, change the rules. There’s a very simple trick for getting search traffic for the keywords that you want to rank for—without actually ranking for them.

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What Fuel, Coffee, and Hot Dogs Have to Do with Generative AI

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

How MOL Group went digital to become their customers’ number one travel companion. With AI assistants now automating customer service , writing scripts, and balancing budgets, the business uses of generative AI seem endless. Yet, AI outcomes directly depend on having the right input data. Ideas and prompts matter more than you may think. The truth is simple: Your output will only be as innovative as your input.

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The Top 3 Tips for Writing Successful White Papers

In the B2B marketing toolkit, white papers can be a powerful option for reaching decision-makers and experts, presenting them with interesting information that improves their perception of your organization's competence and thought leadership. That said, a poorly executed whitepaper will not only be unable to influence your desired audience but will also come with significant costs that other assets won't incur.

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How Create a Video Marketing Strategy to Grow Your Business

Optinmonster

If you’re looking for a proven way to boost traffic and increase conversions, then you need a video marketing strategy. Globally, 92.3% of internet users aged 16-64 watch online video content at least once a week , according to an extensive report from We Are Social and Meltwater. If you’re not promoting your brand with video, then you’re missing out on a vital way to engage potential customers.

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Why delegating makes you a stronger email marketer

Martech

“How are summer vacations like email marketing?” “Both are more enjoyable when you delegate duties.” My body is back home where it belongs, but my heart is still on the beach, where I spent a wonderful 10-day vacation. It’s hard to have a bad time when the sun is shining, the drinks are flowing and the ocean is just a few steps away. But an idyllic setting and a congenial group of friends aren’t enough to make a vacation successful.

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How To Catch Audiences With Extraordinary Hooks

Content Marketing Institute

If you can’t capture your audience immediately, they won’t keep watching, listening, or reading. Learn how to develop strong hooks that transform the ordinary into extraordinary, and watch your audience grow.

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12 SEO Meetups You Should Have On Your Radar

Ahrefs

In my experience, it’s one of the best ways to meet like-minded people and provides a more relaxed, informal setting than a bustling SEO conference. Who knows—you could make new friends at a meetup or even land new SEO clients.

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21 Advanced ChatGPT Prompts To Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

Upgrade your social media game with our in-depth playbook: "21 advanced ChatGPT prompts for social media managers". These powerful prompts are tailored to supercharge your content creation, strategy development, and results analysis. Say goodbye to writer's block and hello to endless creativity as you effortlessly generate engaging posts, come up with original strategies, and optimize your social media performance - all in a fraction of the time.

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Don’t let PPC campaigns burn your B2B marketing budget

Envy

When to kick off your B2B PPC campaign? Let’s cut to the chase, PPC campaigns are not the right choice of lead generation for every company at every stage or budget. The right time is when you’ve got a plan, process, technology, people and budget in place for every stage of the funnel.

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Decoding the mysteries of intent data

Oktopost

In an exclusive chat with James Fletcher, founder of JTF Marketing, this episode of Radically Transparent dives into the raw truths of intent data- a term that’s become somewhat of a “dirty word” in modern marketing. James doesn’t hold back as he reveals more about what tarnished intent data’s reputation and how marketers can turn the tide by using it more strategically.

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How to clarify marketing metrics to impress the C-suite

Martech

CMOs have the shortest tenures of C-suite executives. One main reason for this is the difficulty CMOs have in proving the financial value of marketing expenses. Despite advancements in addressability and attribution, marketers still struggle to find ROI measures that impress the CFO and the CEO. The ROI metrics challenge The biggest obstacle to developing useful ROI estimates is establishing the right marketing metrics.

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The Best New Marketing Metric Since SEO Came Along

Content Marketing Institute

Learn about the latest marketing metric to make headlines — share of model. It’s got nothing to do with runways or stocks. It’s got everything to do with generative AI’s large language models and your brand.

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The Resurgence of Direct Mail as a Growth Marketing Strategy

Speaker: Jeff Tarran, COO, Gunderson Direct & Margaret Pepe, Executive Director of Product Management, U.S. Postal Service

Learn the secrets to direct mail success for growth marketers! Industry veterans Jeff Tarran and Margaret Pepe are here to delve into how direct mail has completely evolved in recent years, and has rightfully earned a seat at the table alongside the email and digital marketing plans of SMBs, enterprise companies, and agencies as they look into strategy for 2024 and beyond.

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Unlocking LinkedIn and HubSpot Synergy: The Secret to Streamlined CRM Management

ATAK Interactive

Hey there, readers! I’m thrilled to dive into this new tech trick that’s been making waves in the CRM world. As you might know, we recently had a fascinating conversation about how to optimize LinkedIn and HubSpot integration without breaking the bank. If you’re a sales leader or CRM enthusiast, you’ll want to stick around for this!

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25 B2B marketing statistics that sum up 2024 at the half-year mark

Sword and the Script | B2B

Statistics show most B2B marketing shops are spending paltry budgets on performance marketing and customer marketing as the economy works through its sluggishness This year has been rough for many B2B technology companies. After years of relatively easy selling, finance and procurement departments have pulled back on purchases. In turn, solution providers have tightened up their belts.

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How to Improve Your Website Conversion Rate

Visitor Queue

Everyone is looking to improve their website conversion rate. This is oftentimes the first point of contact that you have with your prospective customers, so it’s important to make every chance count. In this article, we’re going to go through how to track website conversions, the types of conversions, and how to improve your website […] The post How to Improve Your Website Conversion Rate appeared first on Visitor Queue Blog | Identify Website Traffic.

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How marketers can break free from decision fatigue

Martech

If there’s one sentiment that’s rising to the top among marketers and marketing ops, it’s “I’m tired.” You see it on X, read it on LinkedIn and hear it in communities, conversations and threads. It’s time we address it head on. Marketing has always been a quick-moving and problem-solving type of role, but the rate of change and innovation, especially in the marketing technology space is causing marketers to band together in frustration.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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Combine GA4 and ChatGPT To Deliver More Insightful Analytics [Step-by-Step Instructions]

Content Marketing Institute

Stop treating GA4 reports and ChatGPT prompts as separate processes. Combine the two with these step-by-step instructions and identify falling search traffic, learn how to improve rankings, and deliver more effective newsletters.

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10 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Website on a Shoestring Budget

Heinz Marketing

By Lisa Heay , Director of Business Operations at Heinz Marketing As part of my Marketing Operations role, one of my focus areas is to understand how our website is performing and where we have opportunities for optimization. But we don’t have a dedicated website team, advanced tools, or even a budget to put toward the effort. In my research, however, it seems it’s not all totally necessary.

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B2B Marketers Use an MVP to Excel with GenAI

Marketing Interactions

B2B marketers are experimenting with GenAI for content marketing tasks from personas to content marketing strategy to messaging, content, social posts, and more. Most are also doing so without a strong foundation for validating the outputs ChatGPT or its peers produce. We know that the output from basic prompts is mediocre. My concern is whether we know how to fix it.