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Report: Only 17% of Marketers Measure the ROI of All their Marketing Activities

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Although marketers have a slew of different ways to reach out to their target audiences, new research suggests that they are failing to measure the ROI of their initiatives.

Report: Marketers are Failing to Determine the ROI of Sponsorship Efforts

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Marketers continue to invest in sponsorships to achieve their some of their top objectives, but research shows they are not adequately measuring and assessing the ROI of their efforts.

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Report: More Manufacturing Marketers are Now Turning to Content Marketing

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As marketers in the manufacturing industry turn to content marketing to achieve their key objectives, new research suggests that they are finding more success with this tactic.

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Report: B2B Marketers Seeing Strong Business Value in Event Marketing

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There are many avenues marketers can take to reach out to their target audiences, but new research suggests that event marketing may be one of the more efficient tactics.

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.

Report: 86% of Customers Want Transparency from Brands on Social Media

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Marketers are turning to social media to reach out to their target audiences, and new research shows that it can pay off in the end to be transparent.

99% of Marketers Intend to Increase Spend on Digital Marketing Next Year

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As marketers continue to see the value of digital marketing tactics, new research suggests that they intend to invest more in these initiatives in the coming months.

10 Ideas to Kick Your A/B Testing Program Up a Notch

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Want to optimize your optimization efforts? Most marketers do. And if you’ve been focusing on A/B split-testing as the way to get there, you’ve already done something smart: A/B split-testing is widely named as the most effective way to improve conversion rates.

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Report: Increasing Viewability on Desktops for Display and Video

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Marketers turn to both display advertising and video content when it comes to reaching out to their target audience, but which shows the most ROI? New research suggests that it’s not always video that outperforms display advertising.

Report: Marketing Orgs that Plan Based on Revenue Are More Successful

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Although B2B marketers may see an ROI from basing their strategies on lead generation, new research suggests that it may be best to build a foundation on revenue instead.

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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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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!

One-Third of Marketers Increased their Content Marketing Spend in 2018

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As marketers continue to look for new ways to reach out to their target audiences, new research shows that they are still dedicated to content marketing as a way to resonate with their customers.

Search is Evolving, So Should Your Approach to SEO Content

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SEO and content work together – or, at least, they should. When SEO and content efforts operate in conjunction with one another, marketers are able to generate better results, ensure digital efforts are aligned, and even become more efficient.

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B2B Content Marketing 2018: A Year in Review

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As each year passes, I find myself saying things like “How is the year over?” or “Time is really flying”. This year was no exception. Just like that, it’s November and just like that, it’s time for 2019 planning.

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The backfire effect is elusive

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The backfire effect is when correcting misinformation hardens, rather than corrects, someone’s mistaken belief.

5 Uses of B2B Marketing Beyond Lead Generation

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Many companies and their executives recognize the power of B2B marketing to drive sales and conversions, but marketing actually has a lot of benefits beyond just bringing in revenue. Digital marketing should be a part of your organization’s regular and ongoing strategy.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Report: Real-Time Analytics Becoming More Critical to Marketing

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Marketers are already delivering customer interactions across various touchpoints in real-time, and they expect “real-time customer analytics” to play an important role in marketing going forward.

Survey: B2B Marketers Juggling Multiple Top Objectives

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As B2B marketers look to reach out to both prospects and existing customers on a regular basis, new research shows that they in fact have a wide range of priorities to juggle. Contentive recently published the “2018 B2B Marketing Survey” to gauge how marketers are weighing their different priorities.

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7 SEO Performance Metrics That Matter to the C-Suite

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It is no secret how significant SEO can be to a digital marketing program. According to a recent report from The Manifest, 36 percent of those surveyed planned on investing more in SEO next year.

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Always Be Linking: 9 Places B2B Marketers Might Miss Link Building Opportunities

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Link building is not something B2B marketers think about regularly. While most marketers realize the importance of links for search engine optimization, experience has shown that link building does not often stay top of mind with everything else that commands attention in a B2B marketing program.

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.

Survey: Delivering Business Growth is Top Objective for Marketers

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As marketers look to achieve a wide range of objectives, new research shows that their top goal is to deliver business growth across the board.

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How Exclusive B2B Content Can Increase Your Leads and Email List

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You are regularly creating content to get traffic and conversions, but is it really turning into the lead and email list numbers that you or your executives are expecting?

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Expert Insight: How Marketers Need to Respond to the Rapidly Evolving MarTech Landscape

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As the MarTech landscape continues to evolve, new research suggests that marketers believe it is changing quickly. Over the past three years, 48 percent of marketers believe that the landscape has “evolved rapidly,” according to a report titled the “State of Martech 2018” from Walker Sands.

Expert Insight: How B2B Marketers are Achieving Their Top Objectives Through Content Marketing

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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

How to Use B2B Marketing Automation to Personalize the Customer Experience

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“Deliver the right message to the right customer at the right time.”. If you’ve been hanging around marketing – particularly B2B marketing – for any length of time, you’ve probably heard one version or another of that statement. We are so close to achieving it.

How To Improve B2B Content Marketing With Marketing Automation

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Random acts of content. Unused content. Content that never had a chance at seeing a positive ROI. We’re on the cusp of 2019, and these things are still happening. But they are happening a lot less than they used to.

3 Ways to Improve ROI for Your B2B SEO Strategy

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It’s no secret measuring the success of a B2B SEO program can be tricky. B2B buying cycles can take up to 18 months , multiple touch points can occur, and on top of all of that, many businesses don’t have the right tools in place to measure marketing efforts.

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How to Effectively Prepare for Google Responsive Search Ads

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During the Google Marketing Live conference a few weeks ago, Google once again shook up the paid search world with the announcement of Responsive Search Ads. With these ads, Google will automatically mix, match and test combinations of ad copy provided by the advertiser.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

4 Steps to Map B2B Keywords to Landing Pages

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If you’re going on a vacation, you will have a hard time doing so without a mode of transportation. If you’re looking to play a game of basketball, you need a hoop. Baseball? You will need a bat, ball, and glove.

Marketers Struggle with Agility in Fast-Evolving MarTech Landscape

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As marketers continue to integrate marketing technology into their strategies, new research shows that they believe it is quickly evolving.

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How to Map SEO Keyword Research to the B2B Buyer Journey

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Understanding the B2B buyer’s journey , from awareness to vendor validation to sales readiness, becomes critical in developing a successful online marketing program.

Survey: Marketers’ Integration of Analytics Can Lead to Creative Success

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As marketers look to integrate analytics into their strategies, new research shows that those who do so are more likely to see creative success. McKinsey recently conducted a survey to determine how the integration of analytics plays a role in successful marketing strategies.

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.

3 Tools to Develop High-Performing B2B Blog Content

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When it comes to content marketing, blogging efforts are often a critical part of a B2B organization’s strategy and lead generation efforts—a point emphasized by the fact that an average of 3 million new blog posts will have been published by the time you’ve gone to bed.

Content Marketing ROI: 5 Metrics You Need to Know

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Want to hear something shocking? Only 35 percent of B2B marketers measure content marketing ROI. Seems off , doesn’t it? Especially since the vast majority (91 percent!) of B2B marketers have some sort of content strategy in place.

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Report: B2B Companies Lag in the Adoption of Email Marketing

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Although email marketing has been a proven content marketing tactic, new research shows many B2B companies have yet to unlock its potential. SuperOffice recently published “The State of B2B Email Marketing” report and discovered that 59 percent of B2B companies do not use email marketing at all.

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Social Media CTAs: What We Learned from an Analysis of 10 B2B Companies

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Everyone wants more results from social media. You probably do, too. So, how do we get there? Usually, we’ll post to our social media accounts more often. Or we’ll try to post more interesting content. We’ll study our analytics reports and maybe invest in better technology.

Intent Data: No Tricks, all Treats

Speaker: Michael Ballard, Senior Manager of Digital Marketing, Lenovo

The modern era of MarTech is great, isn't it? Using social media, machine learning, lead scoring, and so much more, we can learn so much about our prospects. and then proceed to annoy the heck out of them with endless emails, ads, and other marketing messages. Wait a second - that wasn't part of the plan. Since when did a 1.5% conversion rate start looking "good"? Why aren't we tailoring our messages? Michael Ballard, Senior Manager of Global Digital Marketing at Lenovo, shows how marketers can reach the right contact, using the right channel, at the right time. Michael will take us through how Lenovo piloted three different intent programs to integrate intent data into their marketing strategy allowing them to trigger relevant and timely campaigns that any sized organization could emulate.