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How to Budget for Your Content Marketing in 2020

Marketing Insider Group

Budgeting is never a fun process. It can be stressful and chaotic. However, it’s necessary to budget for your content marketing program, so that you’ll know exactly what funds and resources you’ll be working with in the new year.

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Advanced Tips for Protecting Your Small Business Network on a Budget

Webbiquity

Guest post by Ludovic Rembert. If you run a small business, you probably feel that you’ve got plenty to worry about. Your daily to-do list likely includes an array of tasks, from producing video marketing to working out ways to drive more traffic to your website. Image credit: Jimmy Chan from Pexels.

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How to Build Your Email List with Instagram Giveaways

SendX

Giveaways have always been popular with big brands and marketers. Giveaways are massive campaigns that allow brands to acquire new customers and boost sales. Now, brands are using Instagram giveaways to successfully grow their social media following, website traffic, and email lists.

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Are You Committing Random Acts of Marketing and Sales?

ANNUITAS

How to know if your marketing and sales efforts are eroding your growth. How would you describe your current marketing and sales motion? Do you have a finely tuned, highly repeatable, highly predictable model for generating demand and closing business?

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Hosted Landing Pages vs. Embedded Forms

The Point

A client asks: “Should we be hosting our campaign landing pages in Marketo? We’ve always hosted them on our main site and simply embedded Marketo forms. Is there a big advantage to hosting them separately?”. This question comes up all the time in client work, and not just with Marketo customers.

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Automate Your Wealth Management Marketing Processes

Act-On

Read this blog to learn how marketing automation for wealth management helps financial marketers and advisors improve process efficiencies. Marketing Strategy

Consultants Collective Corner: 2020 Can Be the Year You Conquer Work and Your Career

Biznology

The following has been curated by Consultants Collective member, Kevin Jordan. This edition is an eclectic mix of articles, two excellent and thought-provoking TED Talks and cultural insights and musings.

The Art and Science of Content Marketing ROI

Contently

Across the globe, many marketers are sabotaging their 2020 content marketing programs already. Their crime: failing to set goals. It’s nearly impossible to prove content marketing ROI if you don’t outline clear goals at the beginning of the year.

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B2B Audience Building & Segmentation Blog Series, Part 1: Bringing More of Your Data Together

Modern Marketing

Digital marketing success requires constant improvement, but it’s not always easy to determine best next step toward achieving that improvement.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

The Healthcare Organization’s Guide to Effective Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Content has the potential to be an incredibly effective marketing channel for healthcare organizations. Users search Google for health-related questions over 1 billion times each day , accounting for around 7 percent of the search engine’s total search queries.

Matt’s App of the Week: Boardable

Heinz Marketing

I’ve had the honor of serving on a handful of nonprofit boards recently, and the features of Boardable make communication, decision-making and efficiency far easier.

Rod Thorn: Prognostications, Predictions and Hot Topics for 2020

Biznology

Below is a continuation of our Prognostications, Predictions and Hot Topics for 2020 post. Learn what Rod Thorn predicts is in store for us in 2020 and beyond: Artificial Intelligence. AI will prove to be very beneficial to industries such as customer service primarily through the use of chatbots.

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How Problematic Ads Get Approved (And Ways We Can Prevent Them)

Contently

The New York branch of global advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather has a yearly event called “You Matter Day.” ” On this day, work stops and employees indulge in a series of personal-interest classes hosted at the office—intro to graffiti art, 3D printing, sushi making, and so on.

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5 B2B Marketing Trends that You Can't Ignore in 2020

Speaker: Pam Didner, Marketing Consultant, Author and Speaker

Pam Didner, B2B tech marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Effective Sales Enablement and Global Content Marketing, will present the essential marketing trends you need to know in 2020. She'll discuss digital challenges that marketers commonly face and share actionable solutions and templates you can apply to your job in real-time.

ABM Blog Series: Level 1 - Are You Ready to Take on ABM?

Modern Marketing

In recent years, Account-Based Marketing has been noted as one of the biggest trends in marketing. However, this is no longer a new wave trend that marketers must use until the next best thing comes along.

Good Marketing Can’t Overcome Poor Customer Experience

Fusion Marketing Partners

I am very proud to be part of the CustomerThink.com family, as an adviser and columnist for the past few […]. Customer Experience Customer Service customer experience CX

Sheena’s App of the Week: Tribute

Heinz Marketing

By Sheena McKinney , Executive Assistant to Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing. This is the latest in a series of weekend posts highlighting a wide variety of applications we think are pretty cool. Most have to do with sales, marketing and productivity. Check out past featured apps here. .

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Effective Ways to Overcome Funding Challenges for Your Startup

Biznology

To launch a brand-new company in an entrepreneurial day and age means to set the stage for financial freedom and a thriving career as a business owner. It also means to take on the cumbersome challenge of running and growing a company in a competitive field.

Key Trends in Marketing: Thought Leadership

Thought leadership is a highly effective marketing strategy that highlights an organization’s talent, experience and passion while answering the most pressing questions faced by its target audience.

A cool (and personal) example of a “2nd Golden Age of Martech” company

chiefmartech

Back in September 2017, Toronto-based ScribbleLive acquired ion interactive , the interactive content SaaS company I had co-founded and served as president and CTO. Scribble had raised $50 million (Canadian dollars?)

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B2C Personalization Best Practices Part 1: Taking the First Step Toward One-to-One Marketing

Modern Marketing

Ask any marketer how they plan to accomplish their goal of improving customer retention and loyalty and almost without exception they will say, “Better personalization and automation.” ” That’s code for “We’re not treating our customers like we know them.”

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15 Email Marketing Best Practices to Build a Killer List

Optinmonster

In this article, we share email marketing best practices that will help you build and maintain the best email list possible. We’ve broken the article down into 3 sections: Building your email list. Crafting quality emails. Maintaining your email list. Looking for a specific topic?

How B2B Marketers Can Contribute to EBITDA: 7 Best Practices

Heinz Marketing

By Matt Heinz , President & Founder at Heinz Marketing. For many marketers working in B2B organizations, the primary goal is to generate new demand (leads, MQLs and the like).

Why and How to Dominate Google's Featured Snippets

Speaker: Kathleen Booth, VP of Marketing at Prevailion

Until recently, getting to position #1 on the search engine results pages (SERPs) was the holy grail of digital marketing. Now, Google has introduced featured snippets - effectively creating a “position zero.” Through real-world examples and case studies, learn why owning the featured snippet is so important, how to dominate position zero, and what impact it will have on your traffic and leads as the future of search continues to evolve.

Thought Leadership Videos: So You Want to Be An Authority?

Vidyard

Jay Baer has a podcast about word of mouth marketing. Rand Fishkin has a blog about SEO. Ann Handley has a newsletter about storytelling in marketing. All three are examples of thought leaders who have found a niche in which to become an expert.

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Don’t Crumble After Cookie Practices and Privacy Laws Change [Weekly Wrap]

Content Marketing Institute

Robert Rose explores how to lead change more easily and gives his take on Google’s new cookie “monster” plan. Plus, he talks surveillance culture in marketing with this week’s person making a difference in content marketing.

7 Ways Social Media Marketing Is Changing for CMOs

Modern Marketing

As with everything in marketing, social media is constantly changing. Consumers don’t seem to have a long attention span for the same old things, and social networks are constantly evolving to reach those needs. Likewise, your marketing strategy must keep up with the latest trends.

Landing Page Ideas That Are Strikingly Simple (and Actually Work)

Optinmonster

Do you want to build landing pages that catch your visitors’ attention and significantly increase your conversion rates? Getting higher conversion rates is basically the holy grail of digital marketing. In this article, we share landing page ideas that will get those conversion rates soaring.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.