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The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

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Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? Yes, but wait—this one is different. Promise. Most “top trends” posts either tell what the blogger thinks (good), or curate the opinions of multiple experts (better).

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Three Types of Tools to Use for Content Strategy and Planning

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Though more than 90% of B2B marketers now use content marketing in some way, many still struggle to do it productively.

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What’s the Right Social Media Scheduling Tool for Your Business?

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Guest post by Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media scheduling tools to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Every business has its own set of goals when it comes to social media marketing, so it makes sense that they’d use different tools based on those objectives.

How B2B Brands Can Drive More Leads This Year

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Guest post by Brandon Brown. In survey after survey, year after year, lead generation is a top priority for B2B brands. No matter how big or small, B2B businesses can’t survive without new leads. Generating high-quality leads is essential to get more sales and more revenue.

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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.

8 Tips to Increase Your Organic Page Ranking in 2018

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Guest post by Nathan Elly. Google has released a flurry of algorithm updates in the first half of 2018, which has made it difficult for SEO professionals to work out exactly which tactics are working to help sites rank at the top of organic search results.

The Ultimate Guide to Content Marketing Tools: Introduction

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Despite the vast and growing size of the marketing technology (martech) universe, it is possible to make sense of it. Scott Brinker’s 2018 version of marketing technology landscape supergraphic lists 6,829 martech solutions—double the size of his list from just two years ago.

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Content Marketing Strategy: Five Essential Elements Based on 24 Stats

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Though content marketing is now a near-universal practice, success is uneven, as many organizations are still finding their footing. According to the Twitter for Business blog , 91% percent of B2B marketers are doing content marketing.

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Three Lean Tools to Try With Your Marketing Team

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Guest post by Jon Terry. The planning for any strong marketing campaign should acknowledge one essential fact: change is inevitable. In business-to-business marketing strategy , the ability to constantly adapt on the fly is vital to your company’s success.

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How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

The Most Important Keyword for SEO in 2018

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Search rankings matter. Organic search accounts for a third of all traffic to B2B websites on average, according to HubSpot. That figure is closer to 40% for small companies, and almost 50% for industrial / manufacturing firms. But does SEO still matter?

Six Insights (And One Inspiring Conclusion) from 27 Beneficial B2B Marketing Stats and Facts

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Every B2B marketer knows we are in a period of rapid change. But questions abound, and many aren’t sure where to focus their attention or efforts. Marketing technology (martech) is advancing quickly. But which developments are real and imminent, and which are hype?

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What Qualities Should You Look for in a Marketing Employee?

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Guest post. Hiring is hard, particularly when you’re looking to hire someone for a role that is absolutely vital to your company’s success.

Improve Your Facebook Sales With These 10 Tips

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Guest post by Rachel Summers. Facebook is an excellent sales platform, as it offers a huge potential audience you can reach with relative ease. However, you’ll be up against some stiff competition on the world’s largest social network.

What is Blockchain and How Does it Impact Marketing?

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Guest post by Nick Rojas. Blockchain technology has made waves in the worlds of technology and finance for several years, but it’s only recently that it has begun to attract interest from other sectors as well.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Five Actionable Social Media Tips for Your Web Development Business

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By David Gutierrez. A huge proportion of brand promotion is now done online, particularly through social media. Digital ad spending exceeded TV promotion budgets for the first time ever in 2017. Photo by Tracy Le Blanc from Pexels.

Content Marketing Trends and Stats for 2018 [Infographic]

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Guest post by Martina Stricak. Content is, always has been, and will continue to be the basis of any kind of marketing. But content marketing is constantly evolving, and today isn’t what it was back in 2010 when we were deluged with content pollution on the Internet.

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19 Noteworthy Stats About Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter Marketing

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Social media marketing is sometimes viewed as Facebook —and then there’s the other guys. But like detectives Gamble and Hoitz , the “other guys” of social networks may be more effective even if less flashy.

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Mobile Marketing: Four Fascinating Findings from 14 Fantastic Facts

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Few new technologies have been embraced as rapidly and as globally as mobile phones, particularly since smartphones came to market a decade ago. Though Wikipedia may say home computers “became common” during the 1980s, it took 25 years for the computer industry to ship one billion PCs.

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Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

Why Engagement On Your Social Platforms Is Important For Your Next Trade Show

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Guest post by Reno Macri. Trade show or event marketing offers an excellent opportunity for businesses and marketers to gain valuable face-to-face time with potential clients, customers and business partners.

How to Choose the Best Digital Channels for Your Business [Infographic]

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Guest post by Jess Andriani. Back in the golden days of TV and radio, businesses raced to craft the most interesting TV commercials and radio advertisements to attract more customers.

The Interactive Guide to On-Page SEO

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While search engine rank is ultimately based hundreds of factors, it rests on three main characteristics: relevance , trust (impacted by technical and social factors), and authority (based on backlinks and other factors like domain age).

Nine Useful Social Media Marketing Stats: An Interactive Infographic Made with Venngage and ThingLink

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Content marketing and social media are the top lead generation tactics for B2B marketers. Social media, both paid and organic, is viewed as a highly effective channel for content promotion and amplification, second only to organic search.

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2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

A Spectacular Springtime of Stats, Facts, and Insights About Digital Marketing

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Okay, so spring may not be here quite yet. But even though Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter, sunnier days are on the way.

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24 Enlightening Email Marketing Marketing Stats [Infographic]

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Guest post by Johan Boles. As a marketing professional, you are asked time again to quantify the effectiveness of effective email marketing. Being able to report on results—and justify costs—is especially important when marketing budgets are tight.

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Free Tools for Startups to Boost Social Media Presence

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Guest post by Nick Rojas. While it’s almost unheard of for businesses to completely ignore social media these days, startups have to be especially mindful of its advantages and uses.

Flip the Funnel: How To Use Micro-Influencers in 2018

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Guest post by Steve Hill. As social media has become more fundamental to marketing, it’s forged new ways to attract, reach and influence an increasingly broad customer base.

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

How Influencer Marketing Can Help Your SEO Efforts

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Guest post by Nate Vickery. Who would you trust more, a brand trying to sell a product or a friend who vouches for it? You’d go with the latter option, of course. Nielsen says that 83% of customers would do the same. Today’s customers are blind to TV ads, billboards, and flyers.

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27 Actionable Content Marketing Tips [Infographic]

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Marketers are now spending, on average, 25% of their overall budgets on content marketing. Yes, you read that right. But only 21% of B2B content marketers are successful at tracking ROI. So, as a content marketer, you need ensure that your content is producing results—and that you can provide the data to prove it. To help you achieve those objectives, here’s an engaging infographic showcasing top actionable content marketing tips for today’s marketers.

Nine Social Media Marketing Stats You Can Use

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According to Google Trends, social media marketing as a topic if search interest recently turned nine years old (or is about to turn 11 years old, depending on when you place its origin). Facebook was opened up to the public in 2006. Twitter emerged at the SXSW conference in March 2007.

Six Keys to Make It With Influencer Marketing

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Influencer marketing is becoming an increasingly popular, and powerful, tool for marketers. As recently noted on the V3*Broadsuite blog: “The beginning of the year brought the usual deluge of posts about trends and predictions for marketing in 2017.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Seven Things to Do as a New Leader

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Guest post by Rachel Jackson. All your hard work has paid off. You’ve finally been recognized as the valuable asset to your organization that you strive to be, and you’ve been rewarded with a promotion to management. Congratulations!

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Three Web Analytics Tools Worth a Close Look

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Google Analytics (GA) is the baseline in website traffic monitoring tools. It’s estimated that nearly 70% of the top 10,000 sites on the web use it, as do 55% of the top one million sites. But while GA is wildly popular (and free), it definitely has its limitations.

Five Brand Building Tips for B2B Businesses

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Guest post by Sreeram Sreenivasan. Building a great brand is the holy grail of marketing. It enables your business to occupy a sizeable amount of public mindspace and consistently drive more customers. A memorable brand is self-propelling and can grow a business to dizzying heights.

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The B2B Checklist for Evaluating Marketing Software

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Guest post by Ryan Gould. Marketing software allows you to automate processes and otherwise free up your time, while enabling you to remain on top of lead generation, nurturing, and all the rest of the tasks that consistently fill up your calendar.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.