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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.

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.

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Overcoming the Challenge of Marketing to Busy Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Engineers from different fields probably make up a large part of your target audience if you are a manufacturer, distributor or an engineering company. As an industrial marketer, you know it is a challenge marketing to engineers.

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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.

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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.

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.

5 Key Website Tools to Improve Your Lead Generation

Tomorrow People

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

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.

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 10 Best Customer Service and Customer Engagement Platforms

Webbiquity

The emergence and spread of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has dramatically changed the game for both B2B vendors and customers.

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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Meet the Team, Vidyard Style: Shikha Bindra

Vidyard

Meet the Team is our monthly chance to introduce you to the fabulous, quirky, talented people that work at Vidyard, using our favorite medium — video! For this episode, we heard from Shikha Bindra, Account Executive here at Vidyard.

The Character Count Guide for Blog Posts, Videos, Tweets & More

Hubspot

When it comes to writing text for your blog and social media posts, many marketers wonder, "But what's the character limit?" It's never a simple question -- sometimes, it's answered by parameters established by certain channels. And on other occasions, it's more a question of what's ideal.

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.

The Automated CMO: The New Era of Simplicity

Tomorrow People

Find out how marketing automation can help you nurture leads in a more efficient and effective way. Marketing Automation

The path to content success: Crushing self doubt

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. By any measure, Antonio Centeno is a success and an inspiration. He has a multi-million-dollar business. A beautiful family. More than a million followers on YouTube. That’s why it was so surprising to me to learn that at times he feels like a fraud. Antonio Centeno.

All about earned media micro-influencer marketing and more on the Through the Noise podcast

Biznology

I was recently invited to be a second-time guest on the Through the Noise podcast. This time, I was relaxed and open and playful and in more of a silly mood than a self-promotional shilly mood.

Land & EXPAND: How to Accurately Measure Customer Marketing in an ABM World

bizible

When B2B marketers think of account-based marketing, what first comes to mind is identifying target accounts and personalizing campaigns to engage key personas within those accounts. While these are important, this is all just part of the “land” phase: closing new customers.

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.

Your Content Strategy Should Include Your Entire Organization: Part I—Assembling Your Team of Brand Advocates

Content Standard

The launch of a content marketing initiative is filled with creative thinking and purpose. Content strategy is meticulously plotted out and optimized. Audience research is conducted and analyzed. Writers are vetted and recruited. Topics are first brainstormed and then built out.

The epidemic in B2B sales prospecting

Avitage

Many B2B selling organizations hit a wall in their new customer acquisition and revenue growth rates. This is the result of a critical underlying cause they unaware of, and do not fully appreciate even when they become aware. Sales pipeline quality, volume and conversion rates are both symptom and impact of this condition. This condition is especially evident in companies that are engaged in a complex or solution sale. Sometimes this is called a system or platform sale.

4 Steps to Create Awesome Interactive Content

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Vanessa Porter People demand a lot from marketers these days. Marketers aren’t just expected to generate more leads, they’re also being asked to create more engaging experiences that convert visitors every time. That is, of course, far easier said than done.

B2B Marketers – Your Lead Generation Targeting Strategy is Missing Key Influencers

B2B Marketing Insider

As a B2B marketer, one of the primary goals for your department is to run lead generation initiatives to fill your pipeline with revenue driving opportunities.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Employee Advocacy- Are You Leveraging Your Employees’ Influence?

Onalytica B2B

Depending on how familiar you are with influencer marketing or influencer relations, it may or may not come as a surprise that under its umbrella comes brand advocacy, too.

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CEOs Rank Culture as #1 Priority for Success

Type A Communications

April 25, 2017 by Michelle Smith Culture is front and center for leaders who want to increase performance and strategic alignment in 2017. “Culture is the X-factor,” said Noah Rabinowitz, read more.

Single customer view creating double vision for CMO’s

Tomorrow People

Marketing automation can help you get a deeper understanding of your customers, so you can communicate with them more effectively. Marketing Automation

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3 Ways To Use Cross Channel Marketing To Reach Your Marketing Goals

Modern Marketing

Despite that new media, platforms and ways to approach your customer are springing up like mushrooms, the real burning issue for marketers stays the same: what is the best strategy to reach customers and extend the business prosperity? Of course we know, there is no one, clear answer to that.

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.

It’s Time For Marketing That Matters

B2B Marketing Insider

We live in a time of tremendous innovation, massive disruption, and constant change. Our customers are rewriting the rules on how they engage with brands, media, content, and each other. As marketers, we need to rethink the way we reach our target audience.

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Passion Play: Inside Enterprise’s Content Marketing Strategy

Content Standard

Though it may seem like a rental car company and the National Hockey League have little in common, Enterprise’s new content marketing strategy is proving otherwise.

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Cisco shares their marketing stack with 39 marketing technologies

chiefmartech

The MarTech conference in San Francisco is less than two weeks away , and I’m really looking forward to kicking it off with the Stackies & Hackies awards reception on the evening of May 9.