April, 2017

The Content Factor

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3 Ways to Spring Clean Your B2B Content

The Content Factor

In Atlanta, we know it’s spring when we start to see the film of yellow pollen covering cars, decks and outdoor furniture. Washing it away after the worst is over is all part of the spring cleaning process.

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8 Questions to Help You Decide if Your Content is Good Enough

The Point

The best demand generation campaigns start with content that your prospects want. Even the best data, and sparkling creative, can’t save you or your campaign if your content and offer isn’t up to scratch. Here are 8 simple questions to help you decide whether that content is good enough.

The Future of Content Marketing — 3 Predictions You Need To Know

B2B Marketing Insider

Just when you believe you’ve caught up with all the greatest techniques and tools, you look up from all your hard work – the riveting video campaigns, your exciting new influencer partnership, hey, you’ve even become agile! only to find out the content marketing landscape is shifting again.

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Building a B2B Brand Starts with Stories, Not Standards

Type A Communications

April 20, 2017 by Chris Schermer As a B2B marketing agency, SCHERMER often gets asked to do “branding.” Typically, it’s marketers who want help with their brand positioning, messaging and. read more.

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7 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns

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

5 Simple Ways to Write Better Emails

Act-On

How much time do you spend on emails every week? If you’re average, it’s about 28% of your time ‒ almost one and a half days out of every week. So … how much of that time do you think is wasted?

Observations from the 2017 Marketo Summit

The Point

This week was my eighth consecutive Marketo Summit, all of them as a sponsor/exhibitor. The event has transformed since 2009, when the customer party fit (literally) onto a suburban restaurant patio.

Infusionsoft Announces Freemium Marketing Automation to Expand Its User Base

Customer Experience Matrix

Infusionsoft has always presented combined methodical management of its own business with evangelical cheerleading for its small business clients. The contrast was even greater than usual at the company’s annual ICON conference in Phoenix this week.

5 Strategies to Build Customer Relationships Through Content

bizible

Words play a vital role in conveying a particular message to someone. Likewise, content has a pivotal role in digital marketing. It is the soul of any business. Especially in SEO, content marketing is a valuable and necessary technique.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Markie Award Winners!

Modern Marketing

Last night was. well it was amazing! We celebrated our 11th Annual Markie Awards in front of a raucous crowd at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Let's get right to the winners. And look for a highlight video a little further down. Account-Based Marketing Team of the Year.

10 Things Marketers Need to Know About AI

Type A Communications

April 11, 2017 by Carla Johnson Artificial intelligence (AI) is seeping into more and more industries, including marketing. While brands aren’t ready to hand over the reins of responsibility to. read more.

How to Add a Personal Touch to Your Marketing Automation

Act-On

The days of “one size fits all” marketing are over. If you want to stay competitive now, you need to talk to different types of customers … differently. But I bet you already knew that. And you don’t just know it – you apply it to your business all the time.

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.

Crossing the influence line: When does sponsorship destroy your reputation?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. A comment, a question, and a blog post all came together last week to make me ponder this question: When does an “influencer” become a “salesperson,” and is there a difference?

Can anybody become known? Let’s ask the janitor.

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Faith McKinney with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. By Faith McKinney, {grow} Community Member. I have just listened to the audio version of Mark Schaefer’s book KNOWN: The handbook for building and unleashing your personal brand in the digital age.

Want Better Marketing Automation Results? Think Outside the Inbox

Act-On

When most of us think of marketing automation, we think of email. Automated emails, also called “drip emails,” “drip campaigns,” or “auto-responders,” are the backbone of marketing automation. These pre-scheduled emails go out at certain times, based on specific actions your subscribers take.

The secret to Mastodon’s success is mastering the hyperlocal

Biznology

Maybe you should install Mastodon , the latest-and-greatest Twitter-killer , onto your own server and launch your very own community in support of your own personal community of interest or of action.

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.

Justin Trudeau Talks Innovation in Canadian Technology at Vidyard

Vidyard

Today, Vidyard was honoured to welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to our office for a tour of our space, a demo of our technology, and a fireside chat with our team.

Why C-Levels Need To Think Differently About Social Media Strategy

Modern Marketing

Don’t think customer service is an issue your social media team needs to worry about? Think again. Whether you’re prepared for it or not, social media affects more areas of your company than marketing alone.

If you’re not embracing native advertising, your content marketing strategy is obsolete

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Chad Pollitt, {grow} Community Member. We have a serious problem in content marketing and I’m going to point fingers today. For the last several years, there’s been a steady drum beat in our industry to be more strategic and to embrace content distribution.

12 Perfect Video Types for the B2B Customer Lifecycle [Infographic]

Vidyard

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that video is an important part to accelerating the journey from prospect to customer.

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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

10 Ways CMOs Can Help Grow Their Companies

Modern Marketing

Whether you are in startup mode or your brand is fully established, your overall goal as a CMO is to help grow it into something bigger that solves problems for more people and provides a greater source of revenue and profitability as a return on the investment of your time and money.

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10 Ultimate All-Inclusive SEO Tools For Business Owners and Agencies

B2B Marketing Insider

Many business owners and agencies understand that SEO is very important for the success of their online business Websites with the strong SEO perform well in search generate more traffic and sales. Many business owners ask what the best SEO tools are.

How to Improve Your Content Strategy with Influencer Marketing

B2B Marketing Insider

Influencer. It’s a powerful word, isn’t it? It conveys authority, respect, and expertise. An influencer has the power to affect the decisions of other people, who accept or perceive this person’s authority.

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5 Trends That Will Shape Content Marketing in 2017

B2B Marketing Insider

Content marketing isn’t just a sideshow anymore. More and bigger companies are relying on it as one of their main marketing forms. No longer is content marketing something a handful of companies do.

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.

Need an Edge? Do A Content Marketing Competitive Analysis

Act-On

“Business is competitive.” No kidding, right? And so is marketing. Content marketing, in particular, is ferociously competitive. Just consider the graphic below. It shows how many pieces of content are created every minute of every single day. That’s what your content is competing with.

Digital Transformation Works — So Why Are Companies Struggling to Transform?

B2B Marketing Insider

Digital transformation isn’t an overnight process; it takes time and commitment. To be successful, your company needs to be customer-centric, have the right team, and develop a digital framework. Digital is no longer one of the many lakes we visit to fish for new marketing ideas.

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How AI Can Improve Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

It seems hard to imagine that a machine could provide a better experience than a human could for another human. This is especially the case when one of the biggest customer complaints is the lack of personal interaction and care.

The Key to Overcoming Internal Alignment Challenges When Scaling Your ABM Strategy

bizible

Implementing an account-based marketing strategy is no easy feat. But once it’s launched, life becomes a lot easier, right? Wrong. There are several challenges that spring up when scaling an ABM strategy—transitioning it from a shiny new toy to a full and effective marketing strategy.

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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.

Why Social Proof Matters For Your Brand

Modern Marketing

Social proof may have been updated for the social media era, but it’s a concept that’s been around in various forms for nearly 100 years.

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5 Signs the Gap Between Sales and Marketing is Closing

bizible

The celebrated co-founder of HP, David Packard, once said: “marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.” Many marketers will jump immediately from their seats and label this as an utter blasphemy. Nonetheless, the truth is that Packard is right (up to a certain extent).

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5 Ways to Transform Your Content From Adequate to Awesome

B2B Lead Generation Blog

We’re overloaded with the message that “Content Is King,” but teams are still struggling with where to even start. Some latch onto sales trends that only guide a short-term strategy, while others rely on new technologies to do the work for them. We’re constantly inundated with endless choices as to the way we create, pitch, and share content with today’s changing sales landscape.

5 Key Website Tools to Improve Your Lead Generation

Tomorrow People

How to get those quality leads and prospects flowing in. Lead Generation

How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel

Generate more leads. Better leads. Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. And content fuels it all.