2017

The Content Factor

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.

The Best Content Marketing Examples

B2B Marketing Insider

Last year we published 99 Amazing Content Marketing Examples. There were actually 106 examples there but “99+” felt better. This year, the list has almost doubled. So I’m giving up on counting them (You can count them below.)

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How The Content Illusion Is Leading Marketing Astray In The Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Hea Poh Lin. In the past five years, the often-unquestioned hymnal has been that to succeed in today’s digital world, businesses must produce content. Produce high-quality content, yes. But, produce massive amounts of it to get in front of customers.

The Great Big List of 23 Types of B2B Marketing Campaigns, by Funnel Stage

bizible

Need ideas on how to generate high quality demand and turn prospects into customers? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of 23 types of B2B marketing campaigns, as well as descriptions of when they are typically appropriate to use. The list is broken down by stage of the funnel.

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The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

How to Build a B2B Marketing Team

Webbiquity

One of the most critical aspects of creating a roadmap for business growth is staff planning. Other than cash flow analysis, it may be the most crucial element. Without cash, you don’t have a business. Without people, nothing gets done.

Build 118

25 B2B Engagement Tactics For All Marketing Funnel Stages

bizible

With the myriad of available B2B marketing engagement opportunities, which strategies should marketers use, and at what point in the buying journey? At which of the marketing funnel stages are prospects prepared for various types of outreach?

Funnel 128

The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated

The Point

If you can say anything about marketers, it’s that we love obituaries. Yes, we love to declare things dead. Inbound Marketing? The MQL? Lead Funnels?

Paper 123

MarTech: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

Martech is the blending of marketing and technology, with the aim of streamlining processes to achieve marketing goals and objectives. In this digital age, there is a huge demand for marketing technology to provide marketers with the tools they need to succeed.

Brand 125

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

Matrix of 31 Marketing Funnel Metrics [Infographic]

bizible

Marketing funnel metrics are always at the forefront of a B2B marketer’s mind. We’re constantly looking at conversion rates, cost data, social shares, open rates, and click-throughs -- just to name a few.

Funnel 123

New Buyer Insights Needed To Unlock Growth In An Era Of B2B Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

Illustration entitled Insight by Yu Luck. The digitization of the global business economy has been taking place at an unprecedented rate. Consider this. Approximately forty years ago, 83% of the market value of the S&P 500 were tied to tangible assets – physical products.

Rethinking Buyer Personas In An Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

by Louis Prado. In the past five years, we have seen exponential disruption each year in multiple markets. Digital technologies and resulting transformation turning markets literally inside out.

5 Reasons Your Sales Reps Aren’t Getting Enough Qualified Leads

The Point

Earlier this year, I talked to a CMO at a B2B tech company whose sales counterpart was lobbying strongly for the company to adopt Account-Based Marketing (ABM) as part of their demand generation strategy. The reason?

The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools

Webbiquity

Given the importance of search engine optimization—organic search remains the top source of traffic for most B2B websites—t’s vital to use the right tools to help with various aspects of optimization, for any size website.

Tools 118

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

The 4 Levels of Sales Intelligence

Your Sales Management Guru

The Four Levels of Sales Intelligence. By Jeb Blount, Author of Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal. The speed and complexity of the modern marketplace is the domain of intellectual agility.

Sales 115

Reboot Buyer Insights To Drive B2B Growth

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Gregory Cresnar. B2B companies are faced with the most transformative era in business history.

Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends and Challenges

Industrial Marketing Today

For the past four years, I have downloaded and read research reports on Manufacturing Content Marketing in North America published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI).

Trends 112

Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?

Type A Communications

May 16, 2017 by Carla Johnson As much as we’d like to think we’re impartial buyers, everyone’s influenced by someone. When it comes to big-ticket purchases, it’s even more true. read more.

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 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media.

5 Painful Truths Damaging Your Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Facing the truth isn’t easy. But you have to do when it comes to your content marketing strategy. If not, you risk slowing down your website traffic, losing the interest of your leads, and possibly earning less sales for your business. It’s time to own your reality and do something about it.

Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?

B2B Marketing Insider

So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content.

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B2B Marketing Experience: The Case For and Against Gated Content

bizible

Gated content—ebooks, reports, and other downloads hidden behind a form—has long been a part of the B2B playbook. If you’re going to take the time and effort to put together a great PDF download, you should be getting something of value (contact information) in return, right? Right?

Case 107

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

Modern Marketing Transformation – Why It Won’t Work Without the Right Culture

B2B Marketing Insider

The digital experience, the power of Big Data, agile marketing, compelling content strategies, marketing automation, a customer-centric approach – the core tenets of modern marketing weren’t born yesterday. So, why are some marketing teams struggling to keep up?

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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.

Video 151

33 Of The Greatest Marketing Quotes To Inspire Your Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

When I first started in marketing, I used to write down what I thought were the best marketing quotes to inspire me to dream big and to do big things. A few years ago I gathered all these bits of paper and sticky notes and wrote down on one piece of paper my favorite marketing […].

Paper 146

The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites

Webbiquity

SEO has a lot of moving parts.

SEO 107

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.

Content Marketing to Engineers is Tough. And Getting Tougher

Industrial Marketing Today

Every industrial marketer should sit up and take notice of some of the preliminary findings from a recent survey called the Engineering Marketers 2017 Survey conducted by ENGINEERING.COM.

Survey 107

5 Bold Ideas for Content Strategists in 2017

B2B Marketing Insider

You’re a high-level thinker. A problem solver. And a communicator worth an audience’s attention. So, you understand why bold ideas matter in content strategy. Without the vision to think bigger and better, companies usually get lost in content shock.

Customer Lifecycle Optimization: Why It Matters And How To Improve It

Act-On

Customer lifecycle optimization is thinking of your sales funnel as a whole, not just disparate parts. Target the weakest parts to deliver outsized results. Advocacy & Loyalty Customer Marketing customer lifecycle customer lifecycle optimization customer marketing

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

There is no glory in “old school” marketing

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. “I’m not into social media,” one marketing executive recently told me (with pride). “I don’t even have a LinkedIn profile. I’m old school.” ” Old School. What does that even mean?

How to develop buyer personas for B2B marketing

Tomorrow People

Creating buyer personas is a powerful way to build the audience understanding every B2B marketing department needs for success, and an essential part of your campaign research. b2b promotional campaigns buyer personas

ABM is a Strategy, Not a Campaign.

The Point

In the headlong rush to Account-Based Marketing , many B2B companies are, quite naturally, looking to implement ABM in a manner that allows them to dip their toes in the proverbial water.

7 Reasons Your Content Marketing Strategy Lacks Content and Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Not getting the impact you expected from your content marketing efforts? There are two possible reasons this could happen. Either content marketing just doesn’t work (not likely considering it’s a $44 billion dollar industry ) or you’re missing part of the magic formula.

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.