July, 2017

Writing on the Web

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

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.

Trending Sources

The three biggest social media problems are NOT social media problems

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. I love coaching people through their marketing strategy problems. This is where I thrive. In fact, there’s nothing I like better than a good business problem to tackle.

This is What Customer-Centric Marketing Really Looks Like

Act-On

Customer experience is a top priority for many companies. See how to create marketing that puts the customer first. That’s true customer-centric marketing. Advocacy & Loyalty Customer Marketing customer centric marketing customer marketing expand marketing

The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

How the Internet of Things Will Disrupt Digital Marketing

Type A Communications

July 6, 2017 by Beth Kotz The Internet of Things (IoT) is omnipresent and always-on communication, carrying out functions that both impact and reflect our physical world. For marketers, the. read more.

Why great customer service doesn’t matter like it used to

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. I was helping a financial services company with their marketing strategy recently and job number one was defining their point of differentiation.

6 key Rules to Expand Your B2B Marketing Influence

Great B2B Marketing

Marketing influence is a timeless subject but the ways we capture and communicate are constantly evolving. I originally wrote about […]. B2B Marketing Marketing Influence Networking

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Must-See Content Marketing Infographics From the First Half of 2017

B2B Marketing Insider

By Ayana Lage, The Daily Infographic Ever feel overloaded when you try to find informative articles about content marketing? That’s where visual content comes in––you’re able to digest a lot of information quickly, which makes it easier to sift through the massive number of content marketing resources on the Internet. Our team at The Daily […]. The post Must-See Content Marketing Infographics From the First Half of 2017 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.

7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning

B2B Marketing Insider

Every marketer needs to align their marketing plans to the strategic goals of their business – it’s a critical component of Marketing Performance Management. In fact, our research at Allocadia found that companies with strong growth are 2X more likely to align marketing KPIs directly to their contribution to the business, underscoring the need for all marketing […]. The post 7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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How to do lead management that improves conversion

B2B Lead Generation Blog

In this post, I’m going to focus on how to do lead management that increases sales conversion. Here’s why: First, B2B lead conversion to actual revenue conversion is low. You may be wondering: how low? According to Forrester, top performers convert 1.54% of leads to revenue. And average performers turn less than 0.75% of leads into closed deals. Source: Forrester US and Europe B2B Marketing Tactics and Benchmarks Online Survey.

Best Practices for Prospecting with Video

Vidyard

Personal video messages are a great way to stand out and to boost response rates when prospecting new customers. But to do it right, it takes more than just pressing record and reading the same old script.

7 Reasons Why No One is Watching Your Video Content

Hubspot

You did it. You finally produced and posted your first series of marketing videos. You wrote the scripts, filmed them, edited them, and uploaded them to an online platform. All that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and watch the views roll in. Ha ha. Funny story, right?

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Stuck on words: how can marketing connect with customers better?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

How can marketers better connect with people we hope will become our customers? Over the past year, I’ve been researching why there’s such a disconnect between marketing and customers so I can understand how to bridge that gap. Because right now, the trust gap between marketers and customers has never been wider. For example, this recent Gallup Poll shows that confidence in the honesty and ethics of marketers and sellers isn’t much higher than Members of Congress.

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The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

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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Marketers: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Hubspot

The next evolution of marketing is upon us.

Control the Conversation with Disruptive Video Storytelling

Vidyard

How does market disruption occur? Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t begin with technology. For every super successful company, there was nearly always someone who did the same thing before. For YouTube, there was Shareyourworld. Before Dropbox, there was Microsoft SharePoint.

Forrester: The Accelerating Death of the B2B Sales Rep

The ROI Guy

Two years ago, I was sitting amongst a shocked audience, listening to analyst Andy Hoar pronounce the “Death of the B2B Sales Rep”.

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.

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.

3 Ways Marketing Ops Can Improve Your Planning Process

Modern Marketing

“I can’t wait for planning season to start!” ” said no marketer ever. Let’s be real, for marketers, planning season can be a grind. It often involves long meetings, bloated documents, and endless debates to (try and) scramble together a plan for the year.

What happens to your marketing effort when Google search goes away?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. Google search goes away? You might think this title is ridiculous. Maybe even sensational. But traditional web search is changing dramatically and it’s a real concern for marketers and traditional SEO.

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).

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

How to use Video in your Email Marketing Campaigns

Vidyard

Email campaigns are a great way to share your video content, but people are still a bit unsure about how to include video effectively. In this post I’ll share some tips and tricks to help everybody add the special sauce and really amp up their nurturing campaigns.

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6 Articles CMOs Should Read This Weekend

Modern Marketing

Since this past Tuesday was a holiday here in the states, we did not run our normal Tuesday CMO Corner post. Allow me to try and make up for that absence. Here's X articles I think CMOs should read this weekend: How The CMO Can Leverage AI Internally And Externally.

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

The Big and Small ‘T’ In Digital Marketing Transformation

Modern Marketing

Much is said and written about digital marketing transformation by marketers, technologists, analysts and organizations of varying shapes and sizes.

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.

14 Video Production Tips to Enhance Quality and Drive Views

Hubspot

Video content can be a valuable asset in your inbound marketing content mix. In fact, by the end of this year, video content is expected to represent nearly three-quarters of all internet traffic.

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Email Newsletters Are Experiencing a Renaissance

Content Standard

Forget VR goggles and chatbots. These days, the rising star of audience engagement is an unlikely candidate: the humble e-newsletter. Despite the competition from apps and social platforms, email newsletters are experiencing a bona fide revival.

Read this article before you start a social media program

Biznology

Are you a B2B business exec whose instincts are saying you should be doing something with social media, but you’re not sure what? You’re not alone.

Using Your Website to Upsell Your Way to ROI Success

Tomorrow People

Marketing automation and website personalisation can increase your upsell opportunities. Read on to find out more. Lead Generation

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

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? […].

5 Common Campaign Implementation Mistakes and How to Overcome Them [Slideshare]

Tomorrow People

Discover the mistakes B2B marketers make when implementing campaigns - and how to become the marketing wizard who overcomes them

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Weekend Reading: “Email Marketing Rules” by Chad White

B2B Marketing Insider

For the 130th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Chad S. White, author of the new, 3rd edition of Email Marketing Rules: Checklists, Frameworks, and 150 Best Practices for Business Success. Email marketing’s power is matched only by how incredibly misunderstood it is. It’s misunderstood, which is also why it’s so often misused. […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Email Marketing Rules” by Chad White appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Just Released: AdWords Industry Benchmark Report 2017

bizible

In collaboration with DWA, we’re excited to share tons of great data and insights on how B2B marketers are using AdWords to drive business in the third annual AdWords Industry Benchmark Report. AdWords has long been a critical channel for B2B marketers.

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.