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How Marketing Automation Makes Businesses Smarter

Act-On

Today's advanced marketing automation platforms can become a company's primary engagement tool when integrated with their website, social media accounts, CRM, and a host of other applications. Marketing Automation

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Deepening B2B customer relationships with “the funnel beyond the funnel”

Biznology

I’ve long observed that B2B marketers focus too much on lead generation, and not enough on current customer expansion and retention, which is, after all, where the bulk of profits lie. When asked, the typical B2B marketer will say that 80-85% of their effort goes to customer acquisition.

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How to Create Professional B2B Videos Using a Smartphone

Vidyard

“In 2016 the average number of videos produced annually was 29. In 2017 the average number of videos produced annually was 38+.” ” Demand Metric Report. Despite video being in such high demand, and becoming the preferred B2B buyer content type, marketers still feel overwhelmed, and underprepared to meet the demand.

Kaon Driving Use of Virtual Reality for Enterprise Sales and Marketing

Kaon

As one customer recently noted, so many B2B companies are using virtual reality for the technology, for the ‘wow,’ to draw potential customers.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

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Content Marketing Trends and Stats for 2018 [Infographic]

Webbiquity

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.

How Chatbots Will Transform B2B Marketing in 2018

Act-On

A billion people use Facebook Messenger every day. Consider reaching them with your B2B marketing chatbot. Larry Kim explains how marketers can sidestep the recent Facebook news feed changes with chatbots and other growth hacks.

Creating a Better B2B Sales Team

Navigate the Channel

There are plenty of new technologies to employ within your current marketing infrastructure. What good are they without a great sales team? This is especially true of the B2B marketplace – no one cares about your beautiful networks if you can’t tell people what your company is about.

6 Tips to Boost Fan Engagement with Content Marketing [Sports Edition]

ScribbleLive

It may only happen once every four years, but loyal sports enthusiasts have come out in droves this year to watch the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and to support their country and favorite teams.

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.

Five Demand Generation Myths That Need To Be Dispelled

Type A Communications

February 20, 2018 by Carlos Hidalgo Demand generation is a key part of the customer experience. Ensuring that buyers have a good buying experience is a necessary stage in the content experience continuum.

Mobile Marketing: Four Fascinating Findings from 14 Fantastic Facts

Webbiquity

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.

LinkedIn B2B Marketing Strategy: 5 Powerful Reasons to Why

Act-On

Learn how a LinkedIn B2B Marketing Strategy can supercharge your marketing and generate more leads and deliver a positive impact to the bottom line. B2B Marketing Social Media Marketing

Weekend Reading: “Do Good” By Anne Bahr Thompson

Marketing Insider Group

For the 162nd episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Anne Bahr Thompson, author of Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit. For many businesses, success comes in unexpected ways. Toms grew into a $600 million company by giving away 35 million pair of shoes. Patagonia’s profits have climbed year […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Do Good” By Anne Bahr Thompson appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

How Customer Data Platforms Help with Marketing Performance Measurement

Customer Experience Matrix

John Wanamaker, patron saint of marketing measurement. If you’ve been following my slow progress towards a set of screening questions for Customer Data Platforms , you may recall that “incremental attribution” was on the list.

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Steps to B2B Content Marketing Success in 2018

Modern Marketing

We are only two months into 2018 and I already hear some B2B marketers say that they work harder, not smarter, and only see limited results. So what differentiates the successful marketers from the not-so-successful marketers? One word: strategy.

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Why Video Selling is So Hot Featuring John Barrows and Morgan Ingram

Vidyard

Welcome to this edition of Modern Sales Point of View. Today we hear from John Barrows and Morgan Ingram of J. Barrows Consulting who provide sales training to some of the fastest growing tech companies. This pair of sensational salespeople discusses what’s changing in sales development, why video is such a hot sales trend, and the continued importance of the human element in sales. What’s the future of sales development?

How to manage the account relationship with your content marketing agency

Tomorrow People

Working with a content marketing agency is great but, suffice to say, it takes some managing. Discover the five key elements of account management that will ensure your agency move mountains for you in return. In the previous section of Stripped Bare , we got to grips with the glossary of content marketeers , exploring the sector’s wide variety of stock acronyms. In this week's piece, we’ll be taking a deep-dive into the account management (AM) function.

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

Will GDPR Hurt Customer Data Platforms and the Marketers Who Use Them?

Customer Experience Matrix

Like an imminent hanging, the looming execution of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has concentrated business leaders’ minds on their customer data.

Digital marketing tips for start-ups in 2018

Biznology

Trying to run a start-up on a shoestring budget is tough. You need to keep costs down while capitalizing on successful digital opportunities so you can improve visibility.

INFOGRAPHIC: Worldwide Social Network Users

Modern Marketing

We all know that social media has significantly changed the way the world operates, from the way we interact to the manner in which we conduct business. We have an astoundingly vast amount of information at our fingertips.

Pubcon Austin 2018: Visual and Video Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

I talk a lot about content so when I had the opportunity to talk about using visuals at Pubcon Austin , I was excited. See, we often get stuck thinking that content has to be blog posts or product information, FAQ pages or ebooks. But when we really think about content, content isn’t just words.

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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.

5 B2B Website Optimization Opportunities You Overlooked 

bizible

We’ve all heard the same tips over and over again: A/B test your main call-to-action buttons, optimize your forms, and test different landing pages. But this post reveals lesser-known optimization methods. Over the past year, we examined more than 150 B2B sites.

Will CDP Buyers Consider Private Clouds as On-Premise Deployment?

Customer Experience Matrix

Most Customer Data Platforms are Software as a Service products, meaning they run on servers managed by the vendor. But some clients prefer to keep their data in-house. So before releasing the CDP Vendor Comparison report – now available here – I added a line for on-premises deployment. This seemed like a perfect fit: a clear yes/no item that some buyers consider essential. But it turned out to raise several issues: - on-premises vs on-premise.

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Are marketers fueling the fake news industry?

Biznology

If you are an average marketer, you don’t likely feel responsible for the outbreak of fake news over the last few years. Jeff Pundyk thinks you should.

Renting vs. Owning – A Marketer’s Guide

Modern Marketing

The proliferation of social media, in addition to traditional media channels, has created a seemingly endless list of channels in which brands can reach their customers.

7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

Press Release: Kaon Fuels Enterprise WebVR Adoption, Showing Immersive Experiences and Interactive 3D Products in Virtual Reality

Kaon

Kaon Interactive Takes Sales & Marketing Applications to the Next Level With WebVR. Kaon Interactive, the leading provider of 3D marketing and sales applications for global B2B brands, today announced that their 3D product and solution experiences are now available in WebVR using the Microsoft Edge, and other WebVR supported browsers upon their release.

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What's it take to generate leads that fuel your forecast?

ViewPoint

Before addressing that question, let me ask another. What is a lead? Is it the name on a list you bought from a content aggregator for $23? Is it the person who signed up for your webinar this week? Is it someone who swiped their badge at the tradeshow you attended last month? While all of these scenarios have potential, none could be called a lead. Just try to pass them on to your field sales team and you’ll see. They won’t get followed up.

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Do’s and Don’ts: Online Affiliate Marketing Success Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Marketing Insider Group

Are you ready to step up your freelancing game and start earning thousands of dollars more each year as an affiliate marketer? Whether you’re new to the world of freelancing or you’ve been at it for years there is always more you can learn. Online affiliate marketing programs are a rich source of online income, […]. The post Do’s and Don’ts: Online Affiliate Marketing Success Tips and Tricks for Beginners appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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You’re the culmination of what you’ve shared and kept online

Biznology

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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.