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Report: The Gap Between Sales and Marketing Teams is Diminishing

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Previous research has suggested that sales and marketing alignment can help both teams with achieving their top priorities, but does this still ring true?

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Survey: 61% of Marketers Now Publishing Content ‘Multiple Times’ Per Week

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Although there are now more tactics that marketers can use than ever before, content marketing remains a staple, according to new research. Its efficiency and overall ROI continue to prove its worth in a field full of marketing strategies.

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Leads and Sales Remain Top Digital Marketing Priority Over Next 12 Months

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Marketers have had a wide array of goals associated with their digital marketing strategies in the past. However, new research shows that they remain focused on sales and leads looking ahead to the next 12 months.

Many Barriers Remain for Marketers Looking to Customize the Buyer Experience

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More customers are demanding a personalized experience when they work with marketers. However, marketers still face several barriers when it comes to customizing the buyer experience, according to new research.

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.

Research Shows Larger Companies Have More Cohesive Digital Marketing Strategies

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When it comes to developing a cohesive, effective digital strategy, new research suggests that marketers who come from larger companies may have an easier time doing so.

Survey: Social Media Marketing Spend is on the Rise in 2019

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As marketers continue to see the benefits associated with social media marketing, new research indicates that they remain dedicated to this avenue when looking ahead to the coming months.

64% of Marketers Now Leveraging Content Marketing More than They Were Two Years Ago

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As marketers look ahead to the future, new research continues to suggest that they have shifted their focus to content marketing.

Report Suggests Marketers May Not Want to Fully Commit to AI Just Yet

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Marketers have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the customer experience, but is it hurting or helping their overall efforts? To gauge the impact of AI on the customer experience, Invoca and Adobe published the “ Emotions Win: What Customers Expect in the Age of AI ” report.

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Survey: 60% of B2B Marketers Lack Confidence in their Data Coverage

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When it comes to reaching target audiences, it’s important for B2B marketers to have fresh data on their customers and prospects. However, a new report suggests that they are still behind in terms of the information they have on hand. The “Audience and Demand Planning Benchmark Survey” from DealSignal recently took a look at the type of data B2B marketers have at their fingertips.

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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!

More Marketers Turning to Email to Enhance Content Marketing Strategies

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As marketers look to expand upon their content marketing strategies, new research suggests that they are turning to email even more to boost performance.

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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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Report: 50% of Marketers to See their Martech Budgets Increase within 12 Months

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Although marketers expect their budgets to continue to rise for martech, new research suggests that there are still barriers when it comes to making the most of this money.

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Report: 7 out of 10 Customers Want Marketers to Personalize Content for Them

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As marketers look for more ways to resonate with their target audience, new research suggests that content personalization may be the key to achieving their goal. More importantly, customers appear to be willing to provide more information to receive personalized marketing content.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Study: Marketers Who Implement Account-Based Marketing See Greater Success

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Not all marketers have implemented account-based marketing (ABM) into their overall strategies, but those who have are seeing several benefits, and they intend to continue investing in it in the future.

Report: B2B Marketers Remain Slow to Adopt New Technologies

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B2B marketers are using a wide range of technology and analytics to achieve their top priorities, but are their efforts paying off? Furthermore, what are their key goals for utilizing the latest technology?

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Report: One-to-Three-Month Mark is Most Critical During the B2B Buyers’ Journey

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B2B marketers have an ample amount of time to reach out to their target audience, but new research suggests that the first one-to-three months of the buying process are critical.

10 Marketing Automation Trends That Will Shape 2019

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Marketing is increasingly driven by data and technology. Nowhere is that more evident than in marketing automation. It’s enabled us to do some pretty cool things. Most B2B marketers, for example, have moved beyond the simplest forms of marketing automation.

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.

Report: Customers Seeking Less Promotional Email From Marketers

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As marketers continue to target their audiences with email, new research suggests that they may benefit from leaning more on the informational side than the promotional when it comes to content.

Survey: 75% of People Say Paid Search Makes It Easier to Find Business Information

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More people are becoming better at spotting paid search ads, but marketers are still benefiting, as customers are still clicking on them to learn more about business offerings. Clutch recently conducted a survey to gauge the benefits of paid search for marketers.

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More Marketers are Standing Out from the Pack with Visual Content

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As marketers look for new ways to resonate with their target audiences, new research suggests that using visual content marketing is paying off. Venngage recently published an infographic depicting visual marketing statistics to know for 2019.

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.

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

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.

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.

Expert Insight: Why B2B Buyers Consult More Marketing Content [Interview]

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According to previous research, B2B buyers are still looking at a wide range of information sources during the buying process. The “ 2018 B2B Buying Disconnect ” report from TrustRadius discovered that buyers look at an average of 4.9

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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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

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.

How to Use Data in B2B Content Marketing

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Data and content: often these two seem to butt heads, mostly because at their core, they are very different. However, one can argue that one without the other would be entirely useless.

Survey: MarTech Now Accounts for 29% of Total Marketing Expenses

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As marketers look ahead to the coming months, new research suggests that they are investing more money in MarTech than any other tactic. Gartner recently conducted “The CMO Spend Survey 2018-2019” and discovered that MarTech now accounts for 29 percent of total marketing expenses.

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Report: CX Marketers Getting Audience Data from Wide Range of Resources

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As customer experience-oriented marketers look for new ways to resonate with their target audience, research suggests that they are harvesting data and analytics from a wide range of resources.

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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.

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: 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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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.

Survey: Facebook Leads the Way Among Marketers Who Use Social Media

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Social media marketing continues to be a prominent tactic for marketers, but which social networks do customers turn to the most?

Lead Gen and Engagement: Find your Marketing Sweet Spot

Speaker: Dawn Colossi, CMO, FocusVision

A shift is occurring for B2B Marketers. We were measured by the number of leads we generate. So, we put gates up on our website, we stand in trade show booths and collect business cards, and run webinars or smaller events where we get people to sign up. Over time, we’ve become much better at measuring conversion rates and lead quality. Now that recent studies have shown that 49% of companies achieve a higher ROI by focusing on engagement over acquisition, there’s a shift from lead counts, lead quality to engagement. But as a B2B Marketer, what does engagement mean? How can you get there? How do you measure it? How do you show value to the business? Where does lead gen and lead quality fit in? Dawn Colossi, CMO of FocusVision and a recognized leader in data-driven marketing strategy, has answers based on hard won experience.