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Four Digital Marketing Trends to Use This Holiday Season

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Keeping up with the latest digital marketing trends often feels like a chore for marketers and brands. During the holiday season, it’s even more stressful when combined with everything else there is to do.

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B2B Marketing in India: Interview with Sudhi Seshardri

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This fall, I enjoyed a few months of teaching at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and learning much about Indian business and life.

Intentional inventing: own the intellectual property that leads the future

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Lesson for leaders. Innovations rule today’s world, so everyone wants to innovate. Innovations are filed for patenting and claimed as property before they are launched. If someone else had your idea first and patented it, you might not be able to use it. But when you create something special, the first intellectual property (IP) step is simple: Describe your idea to a patent researcher and ask the FTO question: “do I have freedom to operate ? ”. If no one has a patent, you win.

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Switch the user interface to accelerate growth and leadership

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Lesson for leaders. Advertising looks like an unstoppable force as it drives Google ’s and Facebook ’s dominance, earning them one-fifth of global ad revenues. But advertising has become increasingly disliked as it has been turned into a weaponized platform that tracks and targets every person.

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Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

How Marketers Can Put Data to Work Next Year

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Marketers continue to struggle with using data to grow their brands and businesses. But it’s clear that what will separate winners from the also-rans as we move forward in 2019 is your ability to put data to work.

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Where’s marketing technology headed? Chris Jacob, Director of Product Marketing for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, shares his thoughts.

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Hello Readers and welcome to a new series on marketing technology! As digital marketers, we know our technology infrastructure is crucial. In this series, you’ll hear from the people behind the top marketing technology products out there.

You’re doing SEO wrong: it’s all about authority

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Most people get the theory of SEO: You find the keywords and phrases that compose the search queries of your target audience, and you build content that answers the questions implicit in those queries. But a lot of marketers I talk to are skeptical about how to do it. They did the keyword research.

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Digital marketing requires millennial marketers

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I have been talking to more and more clients lately who are up in arms about these entitled millennials that are so hard to work with. Yeah, the complainers are baby boomers like me, or maybe Gen Xers. How did you know?)

8 Ways to Use Chatbots to Boost Engagement on Your Website

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Chatbots are the newest thing in marketing and they are taking the industry by storm. They have been gaining popularity in social media channels for a couple of years now. However, using them on your website is an area that has been overlooked.

Online Reputation Management (ORM) definition and process

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Content marketing is online reputation management. Registering all your brand and personal domain names is online reputation management. Registering, populating, maintaining, and updating all your brand and personal social media and social network sites is online reputation management.

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Have you thought your CMS, SEO, and site-hosting strategy through?

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While tools like cPanel can install CMS platforms like Drupal and WordPress into $3.95/month web hosting services with the click of a button, there’s the cheap and easy way and there’s the right way. As they say, measure twice, cut once.

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Your online reputation abhors a vacuum in Google search

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Cygnus X-1. Before you embark on a costly campaign to repair your first two pages of Google search results after you, your company, your brand, or your product have been slandered or besmirched online, understand that it’s a life sentence.

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Social media marketing is Homo sapiens sapiens social

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Homo sapiens sapiens. I have been doing social media strategy and planning in one form or another for clients since 2003. Nothing at all has changed. In fact, nothing has changed since Homo sapiens emerged around 300,000 years ago.

How to triage customer experience projects

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Right now, 9 out of 10 companies say they need to transform, and upwards of 60% of companies worldwide are in the midst of digital transformation. Their goal is to disrupt themselves and dramatically improve how their customers experience their brand.

What clients want and expect from influencer marketing, according to creator relations master, Kristen Matthews

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I reached out to Kristen Matthews yesterday to catch up with her and to ask her about what she’s seeing in the marketplace. What do clients want and expect? What do influencers want and expect? What does Kristen Matthews, herself, want and expect from her clients, influencers, and creators?

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

How to find your best B2B prospects

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Lead generation is a major preoccupation of the typical B2B marketing department. Indeed, most B2B marketers report that leads—with an emphasis on quality leads—are their primary goal. So, let’s review the top prospecting tools and techniques that are working for B2B marketers today.

B2B Marketing in India: Interview with Sudhi Seshadri

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This fall, I enjoyed a few months of teaching at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and learning much about Indian business and life.

Online reputation management (ORM): don’t forget Google when you’re in crisis mode

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Three annoying things about B2B marketing

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I’m always running around saying how much I enjoy B2B marketing , because it’s complex, high ticket, and the results can be really satisfying. That’s all true. But sometimes I find it annoying, too. There are things about B2B that just tick me off.

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Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

Why Millennials Value Experiences, Not Stuff

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There is no question that Millennials or Generation Y consumers (born between 1980 and 2000) are an unusual breed, with very different values, buying habits and attitudes that confound older generations.

You can’t eat bare hands

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Antilocapra americana. In your business, how risky is your Plan A? Are you only chasing the big wins? If you don’t land the big gig, will you come home to your partners and staff completely empty-handed, putting your business tribe at risk of not living through the night, the month?

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Influencer marketing done right can drive all the traffic to your brand-spanking-new freshly-launched website

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Unless you already have a bursting-at-the-seams Rolodex and a stable of superfans who are waiting impatiently for anything and everything you give birth to in the world, you might be cutting the ribbon of your new business, blog, site, app, community, or nonprofit to a fever-pitch crowd of bumpkiss.

Influencer marketing is fully integrating with social media marketing strategy

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I just submitted a proposal on behalf of Gerris Corp and a partner agency in response to a request for proposal ( RFP ) that actually gets it—and may well be the new normal. The RFP was for a year’s social media strategy consulting.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

The Human Element in AI

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Our latest webinar is on the role of humanity in artificial intelligence with expert Philip Resnik. . Right now AI is everywhere, with excitement about everything from self-driving cars to conversational home assistants to automating healthcare diagnoses.

SearchChat Podcast: Budget Season Survival Guide

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Does site search matter? Not many companies will even bring it up during budgeting discussions. But without it, your content, conversions, and customer experience can all fail.

Website Search and Filtering for Smaller Sites

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I may be sticking my neck out a bit given that our fearless leader here at Biznology, Mike Moran, is an expert when it comes to website search – he’s expert at a lot of things, actually – but a recent article Mike wrote brought the subject to mind.

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What kind of video do you need in sales communication?

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“Are Salespeople Relevant to the Modern Buyer?” is the question posed in an article by Tamara Schenck about about CSO Insights’ 2018 Buyer Preferences Study. At first glance, its results seem to say “Sometimes.” Most buyers only engage with salespeople after they have identified their needs.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Reputation management is not about dressing up mistakes

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If you want to fix your online reputation , writing big checks to an online reputation agency isn’t enough over the long haul — you’ll also really need to get your own house in order.

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Why are URLs so important?

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I recently commented on a LinkedIn post about the power of LinkedIn as a content marketing platform. The gist of the post was that it is rapidly becoming the go-to platform for branded content marketing. I disagreed with the very premise of the post.

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You can’t ignore the power that search holds for your business

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I f you’re a serious business person whose business isn’t digital, you’re probably too busy making money to fool around on social media. Social media’s stupid, right?

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How to embrace all the AIs and robots as a PR and marketing professional

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At the end of the day, the main uses for human workers are salesmanship, relationship management, the seduction and marriage of human prospects, clients and vendors, and all the dog and pony shows.

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The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

What is holding you back in digital marketing?

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My days are divided between teaching professionals how to change their careers and teaching companies how to change their cultures–both of whom want to embrace digital marketing. But it takes more than giving it a big hug.

SearchChat Podcast: AI Goes Back to the Basics

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In today’s episode, Steve and I talk about capitalizing on site search insights and the first thing they tell clients to do to improve search. If your site search is failing, the problem isn’t likely your search engine — it’s your improvement program.

Thanksgiving is every day for companies pursuing AI in marketing

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Thanksgiving in the US is almost upon us, and it puts me in a state of mind of being thankful for many things. But as an advisor to several AI companies, I have realized that they should be giving thanks every day.

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

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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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Your Recipe for Inbound Success

Speaker: Jen Spencer, VP Sales and Marketing, SmartBug Media

Recent studies have shown what a lot of B2B marketers already know - it’s hard to build a successful inbound marketing program. Join Jen Spencer, VP of Smartbug Media, as she discusses how to grow an inbound strategy and framework in your organization to attract leads and establish your brand. And the best part is, it can apply to content for all stages of your funnel! Jen will dive in deep how she did this at a fast-growing SaaS company that shows, among many other things, how you can use buyer personas and establish a cadence to ensure that your content is seen at the right stage of the buyer's journey. And while a good inbound program gets started with the marketing department, a great inbound program gets other departments involved. Your marketing team may build perfect personas and have excellent research, but if the sales and operations team aren’t aligned, you're missing out on opportunities to move potential buyers to the next stage of the funnel.