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The 3 Rs of marketing automation: Relevance, response and ROI

Martech

Have you ever noticed how Netflix just gets your binge-watching habits? That’s personalization at its best. Your customers crave that level of precision in marketing. By mastering the three Rs of marketing automation — relevance, response and ROI — you can give them exactly what they’re looking for. Ready to create marketing that’s as tailored as those Netflix recommendations?

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How to Plan B2B Lead Gen Campaigns

NuSpark Consulting

Here’s an overview of how I build the foundations to generating quality leads, with clues, with lead magnets. Sales wins. Lead Generation for B2B: Let’s Feed Your Sales Teams with Quality Leads Close to Buying Revenue Growth Starts with a Robust Lead Gen Plan I am Paul Mosenson. Founder of NuSpark. By having me manage your lead generation programs, I will answer the question- “did it work?

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Why Marketing Content Will Continue to Suck in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)

Marketing Craftmanship

In the mid 1980s, with introduction of the Mac computer, PageMaker software, and the LaserWriter printer, the DeskTop Publishing system was born; for the first time allowing anyone to create print and online marketing materials that did not require a bona fide graphic designer or any elaborate printing hardware to produce physical documents. This was a major technological advancement in the world of marketing communications.

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The 5 Things Every B2B Tech CEO Should Know About Drip Marketing Campaigns

Launch Marketing

When it comes to nurturing leads and keeping potential clients engaged in the ever-evolving landscape of B2B tech digital marketing, drip marketing stands out as a game-changer. But what is drip marketing and how can you leverage it? Let’s plunge in! Understanding the Fundamentals of Drip Marketing Drip marketing is an automated set of emails sent out at specific times or based on specific actions.

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4 Simple Decisions to Unlock Your Post-Cookie Targeting Strategy

The rise of AI and the fall of the cookie are profoundly changing programmatic advertising. With Chrome’s third-party cookie deprecation looming, the industry must adapt. With an overwhelming array of new and old technologies, many advertisers feel uncertain about how to proceed. Dstillery CEO, Michael Beebe, outlines a straightforward 4-step approach to streamline and enhance your post-cookie targeting strategy: Leverage first-party data.

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Mastering the Art of the Cold Open: Engaging B2B Audiences from the Get-Go

Heinz Marketing

By Sheena McKinney , Business Operations & Marketing Assistant at Heinz Marketing In the world of B2B sales and marketing, first impressions matter more than ever. With the ever-increasing competition for your audience’s attention, the art of the “cold open” has become a powerful tool to capture your prospect’s interest from the very beginning.

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What Can Content Aggregator Services Do for Your Brand?

Marketing Insider Group

As a marketer, it can feel like getting your brand noticed in today’s crowded digital landscape requires a herculean effort. Content aggregation is one powerful solution that many are using to earn more traffic and leads. It works like this: A content aggregator funnels content into a content aggregation platform, then uses algorithms to decide where it should be distributed on other websites around the web.

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Generative AI Waging War on B2B Marketing Jobs?

Envy

Generative AI is a big elephant in marketing rooms around the globe. For years experts have predicted the potential disappearance of traditional jobs due to AI and automation. Did you hear about the robot that can make cocktails?! Whatever next? Next is that many marketers are asking valid questions: Is my job at risk? Can (or will) robots and ChatGPT effectively replace us?

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How to Optimize Your Inbound Lead Qualification Process for 2024

Only B2B

In the fast-paced world of digital marketing, staying ahead of the curve is not just a goal; it’s a necessity. The landscape of the lead generation is undergoing a significant transformation. According to recent studies, 85% of B2B marketers believe that improving the quality of leads is a top priority. This shift in focus has made optimizing your inbound lead qualification process more critical than ever before.

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New report shows enterprise email marketers embrace AI 

Martech

The AI revolution is here, but nobody gave me a playbook. Until now. In a new report my company just published — “2023 Email Marketing & Research Report: A Look at the Market for the Future of the Channel” — we reveal how marketers at enterprise companies are using AI right now, what they think about it, and how it will affect the business world.

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WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook 2024

Elevate your webinar game with WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook! Packed with insights from our seasoned webinar experts, this comprehensive guide is your go-to resource for mastering the art of B2B webinars. Learn the fundamentals, from defining webinars to exploring their benefits and diverse use cases. Discover the key elements of running a successful webinar, avoiding common mistakes, and making your sessions more engaging.

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Sales and Marketing Alignment: Why it Matters

Act-On

Marketing and sales teams are famously frenemies. They share common goals— driving revenue for their company —but poor communication regularly gets in the way of these two teams working together. Sales and marketing alignment is no small task, but it’s not a mystery. We know what causes misalignment: No shared understanding around who we’re trying to reach.

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Should SDRs or Marketing Own Lead Nurturing?

Engagio

Today’s buyers are more empowered and wield more autonomy than ever. They engage with companies on their own terms, conducting extensive research across various channels long before they want to engage with sales teams. That’s why lead nurturing remains such a key element of a good B2B go-to-market. Lead nurturing is the process of building a relationship with prospects that are not yet sales-ready, by conducting an informative dialog, regardless of the lead’s budget, authority, or timing.

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Lifecycle of a Lead: How to Turn Prospects into Customers Using Social Media

Oktopost

Closing deals in 2023 has been a challenge for many sales teams, but we’re uncovering little-known tips to help you keep your sales pipeline flowing. Long gone are the days when sales teams and social media are estranged – combine the two together and your results will be a powerhouse for converting leads into customers. The buyer journey has changed, making it difficult for sales teams to guide leads through the sales funnel.

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6 Easy Ways to Celebrate Customer Service Week All Year Long

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Recognizing your agents’ contributions during National Customer Service Week (celebrated annually the first full week of October) is an opportunity to say thank you and continue to foster a positive, high-performing work environment. But why limit the celebration to just one week? Your agents work hard all year! Here are six Customer Service Week ideas to show your appreciation all year round.

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The Top 3 Tips for Writing Successful White Papers

In the B2B marketing toolkit, white papers can be a powerful option for reaching decision-makers and experts, presenting them with interesting information that improves their perception of your organization's competence and thought leadership. That said, a poorly executed whitepaper will not only be unable to influence your desired audience but will also come with significant costs that other assets won't incur.

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Integrate Sales and Marketing Software to Streamline Processes

Act-On

Technology can’t solve every problem between sales and marketing. But once you get aligned on the principles , sales and marketing software integrations can bring shared processes to life much easier. Use software as a tool to align sales and marketing departments. Integrating your CRM and MAP Sales teams live and die by their CRM. And marketing teams depend on a solid marketing automation platform (MAP) to deliver personalized content at scale.

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A marketer’s guide to AI: Working with text generators

Martech

( This is the second in a series about how generative AI is impacting marketing. The first part is The rise of generative AI.) Despite the proliferation of visual content, words and text are still the mainstay of digital marketing. Without words to provide context, our images and videos wouldn’t have the meaning we all so desperately crave. Our content often revolves around words — from calls-to-action to product descriptions to social posts — marketers rely on language to tell a story.

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Feeling B2B Video Interviews: 5 Top B2B Marketing Insights From #MPB2B Speakers

Top Rank Marketing

What do five of today’s leading B2B marketers love about marketing and this year’s big MarketingProfs B2B Forum 2023 event taking place October 4 – 6 in Boston and online? Our founder Lee Odden took the opportunity to ask these questions and many others to five exceptional B2B marketers who will be speaking during #MPB2B next week, which we’ve gathered together here in our “Feeling B2B” video interview series.

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What Generative AI Leaders Know That You (Probably) Don’t

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Would you believe there are some companies that attribute at least 20% of their earnings (before interest and taxes) to their use of artificial intelligence? What do these leading AI companies know that you don’t? It’s a question worth exploring. Many companies are meandering through the strategy phase of AI, especially gen AI, and are focused on defining a vision that aligns with their business.

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21 Advanced ChatGPT Prompts To Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

Upgrade your social media game with our in-depth playbook: "21 advanced ChatGPT prompts for social media managers". These powerful prompts are tailored to supercharge your content creation, strategy development, and results analysis. Say goodbye to writer's block and hello to endless creativity as you effortlessly generate engaging posts, come up with original strategies, and optimize your social media performance - all in a fraction of the time.

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3 Ways to Start Earning Links

Act-On

Link building. They say it’s important for SEO, but is it really ? Despite constant search engine algorithm updates, the answer is still … yes. And since big search engines – such as Google – frown on “link building” strategies, we like to focus on link earning. What’s the difference? SEO FAQ: Your Most Common Search Engine Optimization Questions Answered Link building is typically associated with shady practices.

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How to boost marketing engagement with behavioral science triggers

Martech

You can spend a lot of money trying to increase the results of your marketing communications. But you don’t have to. If you have a halfway decent marketing martech stack and follow the best practices for your channel, maximizing engagement and response becomes easier. Just add behavioral science into your messaging. It won’t cost you a dime — and the results can be instantaneous.

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An Interview with Kristi Marquardt: Her Thoughts on 22 Years at Brandpoint

Brandpoint

In 2002, Kristi Marquardt started her journey with Brandpoint. Almost 22 years later, Kristi stands as a Senior Business Development Executive and an integral part of the company’s success in the public relations industry. As one of the longest-tenured employees at Brandpoint, Kristi has not only navigated the industry’s shifts but also thrived within them.

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AI for IT: The New AI Launches from Dreamforce 2023

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Dreamforce is the crown jewel of the Salesforce event universe — and it was epic. From amazing keynote sessions to demos showcasing the tools to solve your biggest challenges, Dreamforce had something for everyone (including the very best swag!). But are you ready for the understatement of the year? That’s right – AI pretty much stole the show. From generating hyper-relevant sales emails to prospects to anticipating a customer service issue with a VIP, AI is here to serve and support every aspec

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The Resurgence of Direct Mail as a Growth Marketing Strategy

Speaker: Jeff Tarran, COO, Gunderson Direct & Margaret Pepe, Executive Director of Product Management, U.S. Postal Service

Learn the secrets to direct mail success for growth marketers! Industry veterans Jeff Tarran and Margaret Pepe are here to delve into how direct mail has completely evolved in recent years, and has rightfully earned a seat at the table alongside the email and digital marketing plans of SMBs, enterprise companies, and agencies as they look into strategy for 2024 and beyond.

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Why Marketers Should Prioritize Lower Funnel Keywords to Get Better Results

Act-On

Hitting the #1 position in search results is every SEO marketer’s dream. With higher traffic and more page views, it’s only reasonable to expect a bump in conversions and sales. However, when that doesn’t happen, it leaves you asking: What went wrong? The answer is simple … not all traffic is good traffic. We’ll give you an example. Lower funnel keywords are an often neglected SEO strategy for marketers.

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The ethics of AI-powered marketing technology

Martech

Marketers have long used technology and data to target their audiences effectively. AI has now enhanced this capability, but it also raises ethical concerns. How can marketers balance innovation and privacy? The AI arms race in marketing technology Martech vendors across all platforms, including data analytics, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, email marketing platforms, social media advertising and more, are racing to incorporate AI features into their products.

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How to Check Google Rankings: 3 Fast & Accurate Ways

Ahrefs

Never do that. It won’t be accurate because Google personalizes search results by things like your location, language, and device. Even using an incognito or private tab doesn’t fully solve the problem.

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Join the Dream Quest 2023 for Data + AI + CRM + Trust

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

There was no shortage of things to do and learn at the largest and most magical artificial intelligence (AI) event ever at Dreamforce. Now, with Dream Quest 2023, you can catch up on all the announcements from Dreamforce, including how to get hands-on with the latest AI and automation innovations! Exciting Dreamforce ’23 announcements Dreamforce is always full of innovation and announcements, and this year was no exception.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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10 Simple SEO Basics for Better Rankings

Act-On

Easy wins. Everybody wants them, right? Especially when it’s your job to attract more traffic through search engines and you’re working to improve search engine optimization (SEO). The challenge is that algorithms are a moving goalpost – and hey, let’s not sugarcoat it: SEO is hard. Just when you think you have it all figured out, the algorithm does an inconvenient reshuffle.

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Separating fact from fiction: How real are the problems with GA4?

Martech

There are a lot of complaints about Google Analytics 4 (GA4). Some of these — the UI, for example — are based on users’ experience. Others are based on perception or “what I’ve heard is…” Those are the subject of the final installment of our three-part series of conversations about Google GA4 with Russ Ketchum, product director of Google Analytics.

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Michelle’s App of the Week – PathFactory

Heinz Marketing

By Michelle Voznyuk , Marketing Specialist at Heinz Marketing As Q4 approaches, it’s a great time to pause and reflect on performance throughout the year. In doing so, you’re likely to find one of two things: A. you’re seeing great results, or B. things aren’t panning out the way you hoped. If it’s the latter, we get it – this can be incredibly frustrating.