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Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

The Point

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development.

How to Brief a Marketing Agency [SlideShare]

Tomorrow People

Getting the most from your marketing agency comes down to one thing: a strong campaign brief. Find out what you need to write an awesome agency brief in this SlideShare. Digital Marketing Agency Content Marketing

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These Are The 12 Best Event Marketing Tools

B2B Marketing Insider

Though digital marketing dominates headlines, event marketing remains the indispensable mainstay of brand promotion and lead generation across industries and company sizes. According to recent research, live events remain the top lead generation source for B2B marketers. Writing in Forbes, John Hall contends ” the power of face-to-face interactions in strengthening connections is lost in […].

50 Ways to Use Video Messaging to Make Business Personal Again

Vidyard

The rise of video as the king of content has been quite the sight to behold. Now accounting for 73% of all Internet traffic and more than 25 billion daily views on Facebook, SnapChat and YouTube alone, the pace at which we’re devouring video is staggering.

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The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Demand Generation and More – What’s the Difference?

B2B Marketing Insider

Let’s just admit it. Modern marketing has evolved so quickly over the past few years that we haven’t done the best job creating the constructive terminology to define what we’re doing. Our innovation first, figure-out-how-to-explain-what-we’re-doing-for-the-benefit-of-others second approach has caught up with the digital marketing world – or should I say demand generation? Content marketing? Inbound? […].

How Marketing Can Move The Dial On Down-Funnel Metrics

bizible

Conventional B2B marketing is all about lead generation—filling the top of the funnel and allowing the numbers game to play out. On average, 1% of leads eventually become customers (according to Forrester), so the math, simply, looks like this: 1,000 leads → 10 customers; 2,000 leads → 20 customers.

Content Marketing During a Crisis: Is There Ever an Appropriate Level?

Content Standard

You want to talk about marketing during a crisis? Here’s a story for you: I’m sitting at home in South London, scrolling through Twitter; it’s a regular summer day. In my news feed there’s the obligatory rants about Brexit (both for and against—though increasingly against).

5 Hacks To Get More Leads

B2B Marketing Insider

The burning question on every marketing client’s lips. How to get more leads for my business? What can marketers do to invite more people into a brand experience? There are plenty of practical methods for generating quality leads. Blogging. Sharing and caring on social media. Strategic landing pages. Event marketing. Email. Most marketers are using […]. The post 5 Hacks To Get More Leads appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

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

9 Brands That Thrive Without a Traditional Marketing Budget

Hubspot

“Brands So Popular They Don’t Need to Advertise!” “10 10 Companies That Don’t Do Marketing!” You’ve seen the headlines, you’ve rolled your eyes, and you’ve probably still clicked through. But, let’s be honest, we all know there is no such thing as a brand that doesn’t advertise.

CMOs - A High Level View

Modern Marketing

The role of Chief Marketing Officer, CMO to me and you — has undergone a massive amount of change over the past few years. To be successful today's CMOs need to be more than just marketers. A lot more.

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What’s your story? It’s your most important sales weapon.

The Forward Observer

With a compelling sales story you can quickly break through, differentiate your company, build trust and preference, and justify a premium price. In Mike Weinberg’s bestselling book New Sales. Simplified.

Welcome to the Business-to-Human (B2H) Movement

Vidyard

This post was originally published on Upshot. Businesses don’t care about your content. They don’t read your blog, click on your ads, or buy your products or services. People do. People are emotion-generating machines.

When and Why to Use Landing Pages

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketers have started to realize that most web pages have a major fault: They’re not designed to win customers. Mostly, they’re distracting, they’re overwhelming, and they’re bad at guiding prospects through the marketing funnel.

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

Account-Based Marketing Without a Budget

LeanData

The Account-Based Marketing discussion has gotten louder and Louder and LOUDER over the past couple of years. But it seems to me that something important often gets lost in all that noise — strategy.

what Tony Orlando & Dawn taught me about online marketing (or knock three times on the ceiling if you want me)

Biznology

I’m feeling nostalgic today so I decided to name today’s blog post Knock Three Times on the Ceiling if You Want Me , after Tony Orlando & Dawn ‘s super single that sold six million copies.

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The Biggest Trend in Content Marketing Right Now

Contently

Vanity Fair. This unlikely trio may seem like the setup to a very geeky “walk into a bar” joke.

5 Lessons Sales Can Learn from Dating

Modern B2B Marketing

If we have said it once, we have said it a thousand times…business is all about the relationships you build. We are all familiar with the traditional ways of selling, the old-school push to sell sales tactics and of course, the ABC message—Always Be Closing. However, this outdated message fails to address how buyers buy today. Relationships between brands and customers have changed.

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.

Technical vs. Engagement SEO: The What, Why, and How of Modern SEO

Modern B2B Marketing

An effective SEO strategy leads to increased organic traffic, more qualified leads, better brand awareness, and—ultimately—increased revenue. If your SEO program isn’t providing all of these benefits, you may be allocating too much time to the wrong tasks. It’s time to revisit your strategy.

Top Tips For Successful Community Building on Twitter

Modern B2B Marketing

Are you struggling to build a strong community for your business on Twitter? It’s easier than you think. You can be successful by making a plan, delivering quality content, organizing with Twitter lists, participating in active Twitter chats, and knowing your Twitter analytics.

Just Getting Started With Video Marketing? Here’s the First Video You Should Make

Hubspot

One of the most controversial phrases in the marketing today is, "pivot to video.". It strikes fear into the hearts and minds of writers, as we worry that our skills will be replaced by the looming popularity of videos.

AI Has Its Place – And It’s Not Going To Replace Your Contact Center Rep

Televerde

If you’re like most of us, you were introduced to the idea of Artificial Intelligence – or AI for short – by the power of movie magic.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

Make Your Students Successful with Oracle

Modern Marketing

Gartner recently recognized the importance of student experience in their April 2017 report, “The Future of the Student Experience is Personal.” ” Higher education institutions need to help students succeed, and a personalized and integrated student experience is one of the key ways to do so. The CIOs of the higher education institutions are standing up and taking notice, too.

How Long Should Your Videos Be? Ideal Lengths for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube [Infographic]

Hubspot

When a video pops up on your Facebook feed, what do you usually do first? My guess is that you take a peek at its length, ponder whether it's worth your time, and let that thought process influence whether or not you press play.

5 Reasons Why Businesses Are Failing With Marketing Automation

B2B Marketing Insider

5 reasons why businesses are failing with marketing automation and how you can take a no-fail approach instead Marketing automation has transformed the world of marketing. In fact, Google searches for marketing automation alone have reached an all-time high, showing that search volume for marketing automation has been growing at huge incremental rates. This statistic […]. The post 5 Reasons Why Businesses Are Failing With Marketing Automation appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Why Many a B2B Marketing Plan Goes to Waste

Marketri

If your company has invested in a good strategic marketing plan , it’s safe to assume that the plan will be enacted. After all, the hard work is done. The strategic foundation is set. The budgets and timelines are detailed. Everyone is ready to go.

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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.

What Path is Your Sales Team On?

Akoonu

Most B2B Sales organizations concentrate on their Sales Process without mapping the process to how their buyers buy. Yet, how the Sales Process aligns—or doesn’t—to the Buyers Journey is essential to understanding the logistics, timing and needs involved in winning deals.

Your emails aren’t spam

Exo B2B

As you know, email campaigns are essential to your B2B marketing strategy. As we often repeat here at Exo, Emails are fundamentally important for B2B lead generation, and getting the word out about your company, its products, services, your offers , and so on.

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Four ways I fight for freedom and digital citizenship in the era of fake news

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Anitha Aswath {grow} Community Member. Freedom is a core human value. It is sacred and pristine. But how do we preserve this in a world of fake news, bullying, hate, and all that comes with the constant hum and buzz of social media?

27 Seriously Impactful Event Hacks Every B2B Marketer Should Know

SnapApp

With so much marketing happening digitally now, in-person events have taken on new meaning. . An event is a chance to grow your network, learn more about your industry and upcoming trends, meet influencers and spread the word about your brand. .

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

A 5-Point Checklist for Writing SEO Content

KoMarketing Associates

Effective content marketing in today’s digital space should appease your audience as well as search engines. Of course, the audience should always come first. However, creating content that’s well-optimized for SEO will keep it in front of more eyes for a longer period of time. All of this is easier said than done. So, where do you begin? In this post, we will cover the following the following five points for writing SEO content that sticks : Identify a Keyphrase Target or Theme.

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Struggling through the 5 stages of martech? Let’s learn together

chiefmartech

Okay, I admit it. I’ve just been waiting for an excuse to post this “5 Stages of Martech” chart. These stages were originally slides in the opening keynote at MarTech San Francisco back in May, when we unveiled the 2017 marketing technology landscape.

The State of Social Media Influencer Marketing in 2017

B2B Marketing Insider

As an entrepreneur, you must have thought a lot about your marketing campaign and considered how to make it both effective and affordable. Or if you are about to venture into the world of entrepreneurship, it’s good to think about how you want your products to be represented to your potential customers. You must have […]. The post The State of Social Media Influencer Marketing in 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media influencer marketing influencers marketing

Why Your Design of Experiments Is Probably Wrong

Hubspot

Sometimes, I think that we here at HubSpot are just a bunch of mad scientists. We love to run experiments. We love to throw bold ideas at the wall to see if they stick, tinkering with different factors, and seeing how what happens can be incorporated into what we do every day.

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.