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10 Social Media and Public Relations Tactics You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Social media and public relations might seem like an odd pair upon first inspection. One is a new strategy, just over a decade old, while the other spans decades, even centuries. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business? Most definitely!

Why B2B Marketers Should Shift to a Conversational Voice and How To Do It

Marketing Insider Group

One of the biggest mistakes that B2B marketers make is thinking they sell to an entity rather than a person. B2B is certainly a different audience than B2C, but in the end, it’s people who make the decisions to buy your product or service.

Where Politics & Business Collide: Political Donations of B2B Decision Makers

DiscoverOrg

As the 2018 midterm election cycle heats up, demographic research and new insights about American voters has never been more in demand.

How to Get Started with Inbound Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Mario Medina. You’re no doubt familiar with the concept of inbound marketing, but did you know that it’s (arguably) more effective and economical than traditional marketing methods?

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How to Improve Your Lead Nurturing With Marketing Automation

Reachforce

It probably won't come as any surprise to you that a lot of your marketing strategies can be improved upon and made more successful and efficient with proper marketing automation implementation. Your lead nurturing campaign is just one of them.

New Forecast Predicts Increase in Spend on Paid Search & Social Media Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look to channels and tactics to achieve their key goals, new research suggests that they will be investing heavily in paid search and social media going forward.

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Why customer empathy really matters for ABM

B2B Lead Generation

People buy from people, not companies. At its core, ABM is about building relationships. I was reminded of this while talking with a VP of Marketing who stopped their account based marketing campaigns to “go deep” in a few segments. The reason?

Six Ways to Connect with Hard-to-Reach Business Buyers

Webbiquity

It’s a paradox of modern marketing that even with today’s ubiquitous high-speed wifi and cell connectivity, wide range of devices, and abundance of communication channels, business buyers seem harder to reach than ever.

3 Essential Elements of a Fantastic Data Capture Form

Reachforce

Using a data capture form is one of the most effective ways to generate leads for your business and is one of the essential data management tools at your disposal.

Survey: Marketers Plan to Increase the Scale of Contextual Targeting

KoMarketing Associates

When marketers have the choice of directing their campaigns toward the right person or the right place, new research suggests that context is becoming more of a priority. This is according to statistics from the “An Insider’s Look at Media, Brand Safety and Partnerships” report from Sizmek.

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7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

How Well is Your Content Performing? (Industry Benchmark)

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to beef up your content marketing strategy, it’s not enough to rely on the same techniques over and over again. You want to make sure that you are continually improving, reaching the right people, and hitting (maybe even surpassing) industry benchmarks.

Whiteboard Wednesday: 5 Steps to a Killer Sales Demo

DiscoverOrg

Hey, everyone! I’m Monica Stewart from Skaled : A modern sales-consulting firm that helps increase the efficiency and effectiveness of sales organizations through the use of sales technology. Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday!

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When it comes to generating leads, do virtual events make sense for B-to-B marketers?

Sales Lead Insights

Think of a conference or tradeshow conducted online with presenters, exhibitors and attendees exchanging information and networking from the convenience of their computers. These “virtual events” can benefit all parties. Attendees don’t have to travel, or even leave their offices.

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SmartSuite Product Enhancements Q32018

Reachforce

At ReachForce, we know that there is always room for improvement. That’s why we listen to our customers and their recommendations to deliver our best product yet in Q3.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

How to Educate Your Colleagues on the Power of B2B Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

At KoMarketing, one of our core services is B2B content marketing, so, as you can imagine, we are all on the same page when it comes to the power of content and its importance to B2B organizations across industries.

Brand Storytelling, Defined

Marketing Insider Group

Brand storytelling is gaining momentum in the marketing world, and with good reason. Stories are scientifically proven to get a person’s attention. In fact, stories stimulate brain activity.

How to Create Content that Generates Brand Awareness and Helps You Reach More Leads

Act-On

Do you want to improve your marketing ROI? Here are a few tips of how to create content to improve brand awareness and reach more leads. Brand Marketing Lead Generation

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Consumer Loyalty - 5 Ways to Make Your Customers Fall in Love With You

Modern Marketing

Customer Experience

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Announcing Fast CMO Magazine Edition 5

bizible

One of the best ways to learn is by talking to experts. That's why we started Fast CMO magazine. We recently launched the fifth edition and if you manage a B2B marketing org, we're confident you'll like what's inside.

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Legacy B2B Content: When to Refresh, Redirect, or Remove

KoMarketing Associates

Content is critical for B2B business to attract potential customers, capture leads, and guide those leads toward conversion. Different types of content, of course, play their unique parts in the buying cycle.

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Building a Great B2B Loyalty Program to Prevent Churn

Marketing Insider Group

We know how valuable loyal customers are. They’re five times more likely to make a purchase, five times more likely to forgive mistakes and seven times easier to upsell.1 In the B2B landscape existing customers are even more vital.

Finding Your Target Audience on the Web

Act-On

You've created your targeted audience's buyer persona, but do you know where to find them on the web? Learn why that's important. B2B Marketing Customer Marketing Marketing Automation

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Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

Improving the video customer experience of IT decision-makers

Biznology

Customer experience is increasingly where the action is — whether your customers are consumers or IT decision-makers.

Employee Advocacy 2.0: Leveraging Influence to Drive a Connected Organization and Employee-Led Buyer Journey

Onalytica B2B

We are very excited to announce that just over a year on, we are publishing yet another guide book – this time on Employee Advocacy.

Report: 93% of Successful B2B Marketers are Extremely Committed to Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look ahead to 2019, new research suggests that the most successful of the bunch are dedicated to content marketing.

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Are You Using Influencers To Market Your Next Event?

Marketing Insider Group

Influencer marketing and event promotion are like a match made in heaven. When you have the right influencers talking about your upcoming event, you can drive substantial interest, fast. This is just what you need when marketing for your event.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

How Financial Institutions Can Build Trust Using Marketing Automation

Act-On

Marketing automation for financial institutions helps build trust and guide their customers on a personalized path toward brighter financial futures.

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Why Marketers Are Embracing Live Videos

Biznology

Nowadays, a great variety of brands are trying to gain the upper hand over their competitors by using a new marketing platform – live online videos. What is the reason for the popularity of these online videos in various industries?

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The Buyer’s Journey Will Transform Into The Buyer’s Quest By 2020

Tony Zambito

Funnels, stages, paths, journeys, and more labels that suggest some form of a linear line of thinking has dominated marketing and sales for decades. Whereby the notion of awareness, evaluation or consideration, and purchase decision is built-in to these views. In reality, whatever labels have been applied, there are more similarities than differences. As forward-thinking marketing and sales leaders prepare for 2020 and continuous digital disruption, it is time to alter this line of thinking.

The Social Club: Steak-Umm Social Media Manager Nathan Allebach

Contently

The Social Club is Contently’s new Q&A series with the people behind the most creative, notable, and successful social media accounts. If you missed our most recent interview with Charmin, check it out here. It’s not every day a branded tweet goes viral.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.