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93% of Digital Marketers Expect to Achieve All Goals Within the Next Six Months

KoMarketing Associates

Digital marketers continue to face challenges, such as customer turnover and budget cuts. However, new research suggests that they are still confident in their ability to reach their goals and understand the needs of their target audience. Momentive recently published its “2023 Digital Marketing Report,” and statistics indicated that 12% of digital marketers expect their team’s budget to decrease from what it was last year.

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Chat-Based Development Changes the Build vs Buy Equation

Customer Experience Matrix

The size of most markets is governed by a combination of supply and demand. Typically one or the other is limited: while there may be a bottomless appetite for chocolate, there is only so much cocoa in the world; conversely, while there is a near-infinite supply of Internet content, there are only so many hours available to consume it. The marketing technology industry has been a rare exception with few constraints on either factor.

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8 Advanced Google Search Tips To Optimize Your Web and Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

No matter what tools you have, you probably do a lot of your marketing research on good old Google. The search engine giant stomps the competition with over 90% of the market share, while the closest challenger barely gets 3%. As a result, combing for data on its billions of pages can be harder than finding a needle in the proverbial haystack. That’s the reason you need advanced Google search strategies.

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Why A Diversification Strategy is Important in Uncertain Times

Vision Edge Marketing

“The economy is in a very unsettling, dicey situation,” said Joseph LaVorgna , chief economist at SMBC Nikko Securities America. “All forward-looking measures are pointing to significant slowing.” As a result, businesses face increased risk and volatility. One way business leaders can mitigate risk, support growth, and protect their business during times of uncertainty is to consider a diversification strategy.

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Can Businesses Meet Increasing Consumer Expectations?

According to 3BL and TriplePundit’s Consumer Insights & Sustainability Benchmark two-thirds of U.S. adults actively seek and follow sustainability issues. This leaves room for businesses to fill in the gaps currently seen between consumer expectations and corporate ESG communication. This research reveals what issues consumers care about and how businesses can tailor their communications to different segments of consumers.

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How Intent Data Helps Sellers Convert A-List Accounts

Zoominfo

It’s enough to ruin any sales professional’s quarter: that prospect your team has spent months engaging — scheduling demos, addressing concerns, comparing features — suddenly decides they’re not ready to buy after all. You can’t stop every account from getting cold feet or misreading their company’s appetite for new solutions. But today’s best-performing go-to-market (GTM) teams are increasingly using intent data to focus their efforts on the accounts that are the most likely to close a deal.

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Why Google Magi Will Force You to Rethink Search

Marketing Insider Group

For the last 25 years, Google has ruled the digital space, guiding our searches and shaping our online experiences. So, we can only imagine how shocked Google employees were when they learned that Samsung, a powerhouse of consumer electronics, considered swapping Google as their devices’ default search engine for Microsoft’s Bing. Bing, once considered a smaller player in the search engine game, has been quietly integrating advanced AI technology into its platform.

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HubSpot for Nonprofits: Features, Benefits & Best Practices

Roketto

Nonprofit organizations play a key role in making the world a better place. Whether they’re working to protect the environment, support social justice causes, or provide aid to those in need, nonprofits are a force for good in our society.

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Expert Tips for Crafting a Strong Social Strategy

Oktopost

Chloe Stevens reveals expert tips for crafting a strong social strategy. Listen to the Podcast: Or subscribe on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , or YouTube Episode Summary People want to follow people on social media. As soon as we pivoted to showcasing the upside team and our commitments and values, we saw a massive spike in our engagement.” Today more than ever, audiences demand authenticity from brands on social media.

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Customer-Led Growth in a Downturn Economy

Heinz Marketing

By Payal Parikh , VP of Client Services at Heinz Marketing When the economy slumps, businesses have a tough time keeping up with growth and making profits. But you know what? Customers are always super important, no matter what. Their happiness, loyalty, and support can make or break a company, especially when things get tough. In this blog post, we’ll explore why customer-led growth is a game-changer for businesses in a downturn economy.

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The Marketer’s Guide to B2B Swag Strategy

Everything is digital these days – making it harder to grab and keep people’s attention. But smart swag is different. Swag enables your sales and marketing teams to connect with their audiences in a uniquely tangible way. It reinforces relationships with your brand and persists for years. Plus, amidst a barrage of advertising messages that tend to interrupt and distract people, swag is the only marketing medium that consumers actually thank companies for!

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Vulnerability in WordPress Google Analytics Plugin Hits +3 Million Websites via @sejournal, @martinibuster

Search Engine Journal

MonsterInsights Google Analytics plugin XSS vulnerability affects up to +3 million websites The post Vulnerability in WordPress Google Analytics Plugin Hits +3 Million Websites appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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How to build a customer journey orchestration strategy

Martech

Customer journey orchestration (CJO) uses different tools to provide seamless experiences for customers and increase revenue. Because customer journey orchestration casts a broad net across the entire customer lifecycle it’s essential to have a strategy for your technology. “When we talk about customer orchestration, we’re talking about much more than just a buyer’s journey,” said Carlos Hidalgo, CEO of martech consultancy Digital Exhaust, at The MarTech Conference.

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Introducing… Velocity 3.0

Velocity Partners

Hello. Come on in. And you brought wine! You shouldn’t have. We don’t expect you to care about our new site and new direction as much as we do — but the reasons behind it all are super-relevant to every B2B marketer. Even you. Because B2B marketing has changed a LOT since we launched the old V site. In pretty important ways… The start of a new era We saw the tides turning a few years ago: the thing we sold, the way we made it, and the people we sold it to started to change.

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HubSpot for WordPress: Integration Tips & Best Practices

Roketto

Are you tired of playing a game of digital whack-a-mole with your online business? Are you juggling so many sales and SaaS marketing tools that you’re beginning to feel like a circus performer?

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What's Working Now: ABM + Demand Gen

Speaker: Paul Slack, Vende Digital CEO

Are you struggling with a stagnant pipeline? Discover how combining ABM and demand generation can help you get more qualified opportunities and grow your pipeline. Learn the latest trends and tactics for 2023 and gain the confidence to implement a successful strategy that aligns with sales to drive revenue growth. Join this interactive live session with Paul Slack and learn how to: Identify the best accounts for ABM Personalize at scale Run paid campaigns that actually work Tackle and optimize r

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The 15 Best AI Tools for Social Media in 2023

Hootsuite

Let’s all welcome our robot overlords, as AI has proven to be an unstoppable force in digital marketing. With our beloved robots here to stay, it’s high time you kitted out your marketing toolbox with the best AI tools for social media! This blog post will cover 15 of the best tools AI social media marketing offers. We’ll look at tools to help you write, create videos and imagery, prompt the best hashtags and times to post, and much more.

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YouTube Stories To Be Discontinued via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal

YouTube is discontinuing Stories, focusing instead on Shorts and Community posts, which drive more engagement. The post YouTube Stories To Be Discontinued appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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AI won’t replace social teams: Here’s why

Sprout Social

Every new advancement in tech sparks new possibilities—and new fears. This new era of artificial intelligence (AI) naturally has social teams thinking: Is an AI social media manager about to take my seat? When it comes to AI social media tools, I’m optimistic…and this is coming from someone who regularly thanks her Google Home to keep it happy. Rather than replace social media pros, the adoption of AI in marketing has the potential to make human creativity and strategic thinking more important.

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Email marketing is dying: 3 actions to help it survive (and thrive)

Martech

Email marketing is a fundamental element of marketers’ toolkits. New Gartner research shows it as the most effective channel across multiple stages of the buying journey, from demand generation to driving conversions and customer loyalty. And yet, this critical channel is too often left unloved, with more focus going to the fast-changing advertising or social media landscapes.

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The B2B Sales Leader's Guide for Any Economic Environment

When economic headwinds pick up, sales leaders are the first to sound the alarm — and chart a new course. Longer sales cycles, larger buying committees, increased price pressure, and smaller teams can quickly combine to reduce your margin for error and increase the urgency to find a solution. To thrive in a challenging environment, sales teams need a rock-solid grasp of the fundamentals and the biggest force-multipliers they can get their hands on.

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What Is Product-Led Growth? Let Your Customers Tell The Story

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

You can help your marketing team by getting your die-hard customers to spread the word about your offerings — sparking product-led growth. What is product-led growth? It puts your product at the center of the customer experience and buying journey. The product’s benefits, capabilities, and performance do much of the selling and persuading. Customers don’t rely on marketing campaigns and salespeople to tell them what the product will do for them – they experience it for themselves.

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14 Content Creation Tools That Make Your Job Way Easier

Hootsuite

Let’s nail your digital content with content creation tools! See what we did there? Or do we need to hammer it home some more? Okay. That’s enough, you’re probably tired of awl these tool puns, and we don’t want to screw up this introduction. Cheesy jokes aside, this list of digital content creation tools is a must-have for your digital marketing toolbox.

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Google Topic Authority: An SEO Ranking System For News Sites via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal

Google reveals new information about the 'Topic Authority' ranking system that delivers relevant and expert content, favoring local publications and original reporting. The post Google Topic Authority: An SEO Ranking System For News Sites appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Examining how AI can improve customer-brand relationships

ClickZ

30-second summary: As a design strategist and UX researcher, I’m always looking for ways to create the most engaging digital experiences AI is revolutionizing the way we design digital experiences, from personalized recommendations to customized training programs, and even omnichannel customer journeys While the rise of AI in our daily lives has been met with excitement, as designers, we need to be mindful of its potential risks and ensure that our AI-powered solutions are transparent, eth

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Best Practices to Boost Marketing Efficiency while Decreasing Cost Per Sale

Speaker: Kristin Hess - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Drift; Will Lyon - Head of Vertical Marketing, 6sense

The past three years have forced nearly every industry to rethink their prospect and customer engagement strategy. But while we’ve all been thrust into digital transformation, we haven’t all made the transition efficiently. Now that we know digital selling is the new norm, how can we ensure our website is doing as much of the leg work as possible for us - even in the midst of economic challenges?

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What Does a Content Marketing Manager Do Exactly?

DivvyHQ

What exactly is a content marketing manager? Do you need one? To understand these questions, you first need to have a clear picture of what content marketing managers do on a day-to-day basis. Quick hint: They do a lot.

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Oracle subtracts social sharing tool AddThis

Martech

Oracle has removed social sharing and insights tool AddThis from its marketing cloud services. Customers who used AddThis widgets on their sites, enabling visitors to share content on social platforms, have seen the tools disappear with little warning. A company notice provided by Oracle said that it had planned to terminate all AddThis services, effective May 31.

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How To Create Disruptive, Innovative Content That Aligns With Your Brand

Content Marketing Institute

Great ideas don’t lead to innovative content unless they align with the brand’s vision and audience understanding. Follow this advice from two experts on the subject and a brand that's found success.

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22 Of The Best ChatGPT Chrome Extensions To Try via @sejournal, @olgazarr

Search Engine Journal

Check out our top 22 picks for the must-try ChatGPT Chrome extensions to enhance your browsing experience and boost productivity. The post 22 Of The Best ChatGPT Chrome Extensions To Try appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Contact vs. Company Intent Signal Data

Contact and company intent data both have their advantages. Contact-level intent leads can be acted on immediately to reach active buyers, while company-level leads improve outcomes for account-based marketing and other programs. This infographic unpacks the advantages of both contact and company data and gives details about how B2B marketers can benefit from both.

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The State of Modern Accounting Marketing Budgets

Hinge Marketing

How do today’s accounting firms build and utilize their marketing budgets? And what can we specifically learn from those firms growing the fastest? For over a decade, the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) has partnered with Hinge to research, analyze and provide the valuable insights accounting marketers and executive leadership teams need to develop high-performing marketing programs.

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My Sales Went Through the Roof — Then I Hit Rock Bottom

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

I missed my quota. Again. For the third year in a row, I had tanked at my sales job at Salesforce. This was 2016, the year I almost quit sales. I decided to get help instead. I reached out to mentors, hired a coach, and took a rigorous sales training course. It worked. The following year, I was the company’s top seller. The year after that, I went from selling $1.3 million in annual recurring revenue to over $5 million annually.

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Salary and Career: Kathleen Voboril can make martech sing

Martech

As part of our Salary and Career Survey , we interviewed people about their experiences in marketing. Today we’re talking to Kathleen Voboril who is now a consultant after many years in top marketing positions. She’s also figured out how to combine her first love, musical theater, with martech. ( Interview edited for length and clarity.) Q: How did you get started in marketing?