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How to Get Started With Account-Based Marketing in 8 Steps

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Account-based marketing has been around for several years now. It’s widely acknowledged as being an effective strategy, and there have been dozens of studies documenting its success.

B2B Digital Advertising Spend Growth Stays Steady in 2020 While Everything Else Changes

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B2B digital advertising spend may end up being the one thing that hasn’t changed much for marketers this year. Despite all the challenges of 2020, B2B digital advertising is doing great. New research from eMarketer shows that it’s up 22.6% this year.

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LinkedIn for Business: 4 Ways B2B Marketers Can Reach Their Target Audience

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I recently wrote about 5 ways B2B marketers can optimize their LinkedIn advertising, including tips around ad copy, creative, targeting, and utilizing specific types of campaigns. In this post, we’re going to take tips around targeting on LinkedIn a step further, exploring a few key options LinkedIn has to offer, and why this matters for B2B marketers.

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B2B Video Marketing on LinkedIn: How to Embrace Video in Your Content Strategy

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Does your B2B marketing program include LinkedIn video marketing? If it doesn’t, it should. LinkedIn video content generates five times the engagement as image or text-based content and Live video on LinkedIn generates a whopping 24x more engagement.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

Survey: Connecting with Existing Customers Now ‘Extremely Important’ to Marketers

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As marketers look to bounce back from the impact of COVID-19, new research suggests that they will be turning to both existing customers and new prospects to achieve their strategic goals.

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Report: COVID-19 Has Advanced the Consumption of B2B Marketing Content

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for many marketers, but for those in the B2B industry, prospects and customers appear to be engaging more than ever before.

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Report: 69% of B2B Marketers to Increase Digital Advertising Spend Amidst Pandemic

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As B2B marketers look to strategize amidst the pandemic, new research suggests that they will be putting more of their budget toward digital advertising and email marketing to get by.

Report: 54% of Marketers Now Use Three or Four Different Channels for Campaigns

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Marketers continue to use multiple channels to reach out to their target audiences, and new research shows that email, social media marketing, and events are leading the way.

40% of B2B Marketers Believe Their Company Could Do Better at Measuring Performance and Impact

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Although B2B marketers are constantly working to achieve their top objectives, new research suggests that many of them have few ways of measuring their overall performance and impact on their organizations.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

10 B2B Marketing Automation Trends For Your 2021 B2B Marketing Strategy

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B2B marketing automation is booming. It pervades every major area of B2B marketing and shows no signs of slowing down. And when we look back to the B2B marketing automation trends we outlined last year , it’s impressive how far we’ve come in just one year.

Report: Despite ‘Cloudy’ Outlook, Marketers Remain Dedicated to Content Marketing

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Not all marketers have a positive outlook on the future of content marketing, but new research shows that more of them are going to be committed to this tactic in the coming years.

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Report: 73% of CMOs Believe COVID-19’s Negative Impacts Will Be ‘Short-Lived’

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt across the marketing industry, but new research suggests that CMOs are not particularly worried about their businesses rebounding in the coming months.

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A 20-Point Checklist for B2B Marketing on LinkedIn

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B2B marketing on LinkedIn has come a long way. After years of being seen as “just” a platform for job seekers, it’s become a hub for marketers, sales people, influencers, and even freelancers serving the B2B market. And LinkedIn is good for much more than just job seeking.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Report: 34% of Marketers Still Do Not Have an Account-Based Marketing Strategy in Place

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Although account-based marketing (ABM) has grown in popularity among marketers, new research suggests that many organizations are still in the early stages of rolling out such programs.

Report: Digital Asset Management Remains Critical to Content Marketing Success

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Digital asset management (DAM) is critical to content marketing, but new research suggests that many marketers have trouble hunting down their assets and leveraging them on a regular basis.

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Report: Lead Generation Remains a Top Challenge for Marketers Focused on Building Relationships

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Many marketers excel at lead generation, but new research shows that they still face a number of challenges when it comes to establishing relationships for lead conversion.

112 Google Ads Callout Extensions Examples for B2B Advertisers

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Google Ads extensions are a no brainer when it comes to adding extra information and benefits to ad copy in search engine marketing campaigns. They don’t increase your existing cost-per-click and in many cases, it can actually help decrease it.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Report: Marketers Reaping the Benefits of Leveraging Location-based Data

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Marketers have a wide array of data and analytics at their fingertips, and new research suggests that they are now leveraging location data, in particular, for several use cases.

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Report: Instagram Stories Now Have an Average Completion Rate of 87%

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Social media marketers know the importance of utilizing all of the functionalities of Instagram, and new research suggests that Instagram Stories, in particular, are becoming more impactful.

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Report: Email Still Beats Out Other Forms of Marketing in the Buyer’s Journey

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Although marketers have been turning to email to reach their customers and prospects for quite some time, new research shows that it still holds strong as a marketing tactic. Cheetah Digital and Econsultancy recently published the report, “Is Your Marketing Strategy Out of Touch?”

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Report: Facebook Remains Dominant Among B2B Social Media Marketers

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As B2B marketers turn to social media to reach out to customers and prospects, new research suggests that Facebook still reigns supreme as a go-to channel. Social Media Examiner recently published its “2020 Social Media Marketing Industry Report,” and statistics showed that 91% of B2B marketers now use Facebook to connect with customers and prospects. LinkedIn (81%), Instagram (71%) and Twitter (59%) were also some of the top platforms utilized by B2B marketers.

How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

B2B Advertising: 20 Examples of Terrific B2B Social Media Ads

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B2B advertising has a reputation for being dull, but it doesn’t have to be – especially when you’re advertising on social media. The more relaxed nature of social media platforms gives B2B marketers a valuable opportunity to be more approachable and relatable. It gives marketers room to create more engaging, more distinctive creative… and that usually translates into better return on ad spend.

What Are Experts Prioritizing in 2018 B2B Marketing Budgets?

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As we wrap up 2017, it’s time to think about top priorities for the new year. Instead of planning for 2018 when you’re already starting it in January, the most prepared B2B marketers already have priorities identified and plans for execution come January 1. We reached out to B2B marketers across different industries and asked them the following question: What are B2B marketers prioritizing in their 2018 budget?

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Report: 82% of Email Marketers Use Signature to Boost Brand Awareness

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When email marketers want to resonate with their target customers and prospects, new research suggests that more of them are turning to their signatures to make an impact. Newoldstamp recently published “The State of Business Email Marketing” report, and statistics showed that the majority of email marketers (82%) use their signature to boost brand awareness. About 48% do so to drive traffic to their company website, while 34% use their signature to increase lead generation.

Report: Majority of Marketers Implementing Some Form of Account-Based Marketing Practices

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Although some marketers have already implemented some form of account-based marketing (ABM), new research shows that many of them are still in the initial phases, while others have not begun to think about ABM at all.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

5 Ways to Promote Virtual Events on Social Media in 2020

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2020 has seen many shifts in marketing strategies, most notably the move to virtual events. For many companies, this has shifted digital marketing efforts from promotion of physical event attendance to online webinars, participation in online industry events, and other virtual seminars or meetups. As digital marketers, it is important to quickly adapt to the changing landscape in your customers’ industries and the marketing world as a whole.

Report: Marketing and Sales Professionals to Team Up, Clean Up Data

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Although sales and marketing teams have not always worked closely together, new research suggests that they will collaborate frequently in the near future. In addition, this may become the key to more accurate data and analytics.

Report: The eBook May Now Be the Top B2B Content Marketing Asset

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B2B content marketers are constantly producing new assets to resonate with their target audience. However, new research shows that eBooks may be the key to reeling in new prospects and customers.

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Data Shows Tuesdays, Thursdays Best for Marketers Launching Email Campaigns

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Marketers can launch their marketing campaigns on any day of the week, but as new research shows, sending emails on certain days – particularly Tuesdays and Thursdays – may be more efficient. Campaign Monitor recently published its “US Email Marketing Benchmarks (2020): By Day and Industry” guide, and statistics showed that Tuesday and Thursday generally have the highest click-through rates (2.6%).

Why Start With Marketing & Sales Alignment

Speaker: Molly Rigatti, Marketing Strategist at SmartBug Media

Before you plan your next sales kickoff or bottom of the funnel marketing campaign or any effort where sales and marketing are both on the hook for performance, you need to check in on your teams. Sales and marketing both oversee a very important part of the pipeline and revenue process for your organization. But that doesn’t mean they should function in silos. When building up your sales enablement program, think about the three “P”s—practicality, productivity, and profit—when defining responsibilities and facilitating communication between your teams.

5 Effective Paid Strategies for B2B eCommerce Companies

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A change is coming for the world of B2B ecommerce. The days of buying specific parts over the phone are being overtaken by simply shopping online. Meticulous Research study reports that B2B sales will see the fastest growth of all ecommerce categories over the next 7 years. This is due to more B2B ecommerce buyers shopping online, as well as an increase in buyers using mobile devices to shop.