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The Resurgence of AR and VR Content in a Post-Pandemic World

Marketing Insider Group

When people hear the terms augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) their minds tend to think futuristically. But the truth is, AR and VR content is here — and it’s not even new.

B2B Marketers Still Prioritizing Customer Experience & Engagement

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers continue to target multiple key objectives, new research indicates that customer engagement and experience remain at the top of the list.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hosting Your Email

SendX

Email is something that has become so common we hardly think about it anymore. Yet many things about these services matter, especially in a business context. Since it’s part of your brand, should you host your email?

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10 Tough Questions to Evaluate Your Target Account List

The Point

In a far-gone era, when demand generation was “direct marketing,” it was often said that for any campaign to be successful, the list was paramount. Do everything else right (message, offer, creative, etc.), the experts told us, and, if you’re sending to the wrong people, it’s all for nought.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Introducing the New Chorus App for Zoom Meetings

Zoominfo

It’s well-known at this point that salespeople are busy. Research has even shown that they spend just over a third of their time actually selling.

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B2B Marketers Now Use Facebook More Than Any Other Social Network

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers use a wide range of social media platforms these days to reach out to their prospects and customers. Now, new research indicates that the one they use most often also tops the list of most important platforms among social media marketers.

Primary Market Research: A Valuable Key to Unlocking Greater Professional Services Growth

Hinge Marketing

Let’s face it. Most professional services executives place little value on research. They firmly believe, “I know my clients well. So, what’s the point?”. What you don’t know—or what you assume you know—could be costing you some real revenue. Let me share an example.

RIP, Fleets

Biznology

In a recent announcement that mattered to almost no one, Twitter let the world know that it’s shutting down Fleets – its full-screen tweets that expire after 24 hours a la Snapchat. The announcement was almost humorous and overly blunt in nature. To be 100 percent transparent, I never used Fleets.

Hiring After COVID-19: Post-Pandemic Trends to Watch

Zoominfo

The US economy is finally coming up for air. States that imposed lockdowns for the COVID-19 pandemic started lifting restrictions on businesses and public spaces in May 2021, and many major cities have reopened. However, as the New York Times observes, “it’s a weird moment for the US economy.”.

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11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

5 CX Speakers You Should Follow in 2021

Marketing Insider Group

You have a business, employees, a cool logo and an airtight marketing concept. But if you can’t foster and fuel customer loyalty , you’re toast. Without a fan group, even the most promising organization is bound to fail.

How Does Your Email Sound?

Litmus

As email marketers, designers, and developers, we care a lot about how our emails look in our subscribers’ inboxes. But have you ever asked yourself how your email sounds ? It’s not something we think about a lot, but it’s a critical component of email accessibility. Can screen readers read emails?

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Five Impacts of CMO Budget Cuts – Gartner 2021 CMO Spend Survey

Webbiquity

CMOs are reporting that marketing budgets are being slashed. Here’s what that means, and practical ideas that go beyond the bad news to how B2B marketers to adapt.

The Return of Co-working and Third Places

Biznology

In a clear signal that co-working is coming back post-pandemic, the high-end combo social club/co-working space Soho House went public last week under the name Membership Collective Group. Soho House is targeted mostly at creative professionals and has 30 current locations across the globe.

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The Definitive Guide to Remote Sales Coaching

Have you struggled to onboard, train, and provide continuous learning opportunities to your salespeople due to the abrupt shift to remote work? If so, you’re not alone. Sellers are relying on virtual selling more than ever. With in-person sessions no longer feasible, many organizations are looking for alternative methods to support their salespeople.

Why ZoomInfo Chat is the next-generation conversational marketing solution

Zoominfo

Chatbots have the power to create a truly buyer-centric experience for customers. But the technology has yet to realize its full potential — until now.

8 Conference Session Ideas for Virtual & Hybrid Events

Marketing Insider Group

One of the main tasks of virtual and hybrid event planning is creating conference sessions that will effectively captivate and engage attendees. If you want to do something different from what attendees are already used to, be more creative and open to new ideas.

The Ultimate Guide to Preview Text

Litmus

They say, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” I’m not exactly sure who “they” are, but in this case, I agree with them. In email, your first impression is made up of three parts: the sender or from name, the subject line, and the preview text.

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Perfecting Buyer Personas: 5 Tips to Stay On Target

Content4Demand

Buyer personas are critical tools that allow us to create B2B marketing content that speaks directly to the wants and needs of the right people at the right time. When you’re creating content, these basic questions have to be part of the initial discussion: Who is your target audience?

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Marketing for leads – are you asking the right questions?

Sales Lead Insights

Key questions to ask to track and measure activity and results to improve your marketing return on investment. Several recent surveys point toward the same conclusion: most senior marketers believe that the primary objectives of marketing are to drive B2B sales leads, influence sales, increase customer retention and boost revenue. The key is tracking and measuring results.

How To Implement an Effective and Seamless Email Marketing Strategy

Benchmark Email

2021 has a special significance for email – it’s been 50 years since email began! Who would have thought that it would revolutionize the world and business, as it has? In honor of this momentous birthday, let’s learn how to strategically use email to take your business to the next level.

The Quest for the Holy Grail: Martech Edition

chiefmartech

There’s a scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail , where God appears in the clouds — in delightfully unsubtle Monty Python fashion — and commands Arthur and his knights to seek the Holy Grail. Arthur: “Good idea, O Lord!” ” God: “‘Course it’s a good idea!”).

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Curiosity May Have Killed the Cat But It Could Save Your Content

Content Marketing Institute

It’s tempting to exploit innate human curiosity with dramatic headlines and provocative social posts. But it won’t pay off in the long run – unless you understand how to keep audiences reading, watching, and clicking for more.

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5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

[WEB CLASS] The Underground Social Selling Playbook: How The Top 1% Unleash Leads & Sales Using A Little-known Social Strategy (And How You Can Too)

MindFire

For many Commercial Printers & Agencies, while the economy seems to be on the rise, the pandemic continues to cause difficulties — especially as it relates to engaging new clients and prospects.

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7 ideas for more B2B direct mail sales leads

Sales Lead Insights

Seven tips for increasing direct mail marketing response. When I provide direct mail marketing solutions for my clients, I have found that these tips increase sales leads and response. Be sure to include a cover letter whenever you are sending printed literature to prospects or customers. Use the cover letter to acknowledge the request, give a few bullets of feature/benefit copy and specifically ask the reader to take the next action.

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Rick Haring on the Value of Risk-Taking and Failure

Oktopost

Rick Haring, Vice President, Marketing & Communications Americas with International SOS takes the hot seat today. Listen to the podcast: For more thought leadership on risk-taking in B2B marketing, check out our Radically Transparent podcast on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , YouTube or LinkedIn.

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Frustrated by Blue Links in Email? Conquer Them for Good

Litmus

Blue links in email: They’re a helpful usability feature, but far too often cause headaches for email marketers looking to design thoughtful, on-brand campaigns. Over the years, we’ve seen multiple ways of handling blue links in HTML emails, from simple to complex. But which techniques work the best?

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The Ultimate Sales Coaching Guide

Sales coaching is a training format that allows the leaders in your organization to share their valuable experience with the rest of your sales teams. It’s an interactive approach to sales training where sellers get to practice what they’re taught and use information in real-life scenarios.