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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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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.

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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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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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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

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.

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.

Report: More Marketing Emails are Making it to Recipients’ Inboxes

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Marketers are consistently turning to email to reach out to their target audiences, and new research shows that their emails are now successfully hitting the inboxes of recipients more than ever before.

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5 Tips for Executing a B2B Tech Content Marketing Strategy

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At KoMarketing, we work with a variety of clients that offer products and services spanning the B2B spectrum. For this reason, it’s important for us to understand the best ways to reach their key audiences and on what channels and platforms to do so.

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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.

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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Customers Looking for Transparency and Human-Like Interactions from AI

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Capgemini recently published “The Secret to Winning Customers’ Hearts With Artificial Intelligence” infographic, which showed that 73 percent of customers are already aware that they are having interactions enabled by AI.

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 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.

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 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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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.

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.

The backfire effect is elusive

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

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

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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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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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.

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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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: Mobile Organic Search Visits on the Rise

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As organic search visits continue to grow, new research shows that marketers may want to shift their focus toward mobile, rather than desktop.

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CMO Survey: Social Media Marketing Budgets Expected to Increase

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As marketers continue to implement new tactics into their strategies, new research suggests that social media is playing a more prominent role.

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Survey: 81% of Marketers Believe it is “Very Important” to Measure Marketing Attribution

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As marketers continue to plug away at their initiatives, research shows that management and marketers alike want to keep tabs on how the team contributes to the business’ overall bottom line.

B2B Audiences Primarily Use Search & Social Media to Find Business-Related Content

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When it comes to business marketing content, new research suggests that B2B audiences are finding it in a wide range of places. Recently, Clutch conducted a survey to determine how and where B2B audiences are encountering business-related content.

7 Key Insights from the "How B2B Marketing is Changing" Report

Speaker: Tom Pick, Independent B2B Digital Marketing Consultant

What are the top priorities, challenges, and trends in B2B marketing as we head into the final stretch of 2018? We conducted in-depth interviews with senior B2B technology marketers to find out. The results included a few expected areas of consensus but also some surprising divergence of opinions. Content marketing, for example, is widely viewed as the most effective lead generation tactic and area for additional spending in the coming year. But doing it effectively to optimize results is also the top challenge marketers face. Meanwhile, marketers report conflicting views about and are seeking guidance on search engine marketing, live events, and inbound vs. outbound tactics. And there's one promising avenue many marketers may be under-investing in. This webinar not only summarizes the issues raised in the study but also offers guidance from multiple sources on how to address the challenges of today's B2B marketers.

57% of B2B Marketers Name New Account Acquisition as Top Objective

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Spiceworks recently surveyed about 200 B2B marketers to determine what is most important to them in terms of key objectives. The majority (57 percent) claimed that their top goal this year is to influence revenue through new account acquisition.

27 B2B Marketing Measurement Reports in Google Analytics

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Google Analytics has over 100 different reports available out-of-the-box. Some reports require additional configuration, such as Events, Ecommerce, or Goals, but a majority of the reports will begin showing collected data on your site visitors and marketing behaviors immediately. For B2B marketing measurement , only about 25 percent of these reports will hold valuable insights into the effectiveness of your marketing programs.

Why B2B Marketers Aren’t Using More of the MarTech They Have

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Ever buy something you didn’t use? Be it a shirt or a timeshare or the latest tech gadget, we’ve all made purchases that sounded great upfront… but never actually got much use. This happens a lot with marketing technology. Depending on the source you cite, the problem is either catastrophic, or simply a missed opportunity. The truth probably falls somewhere in between.

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How to Leverage New Technology in B2B Marketing

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One exciting thing about digital marketing is that it is always changing. There is always a new strategy to test or a new update that makes you question what you thought you knew.

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How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

How to Develop Fresh Ideas for Your B2B Content Marketing Program

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In B2B marketing, it can be difficult to think of content topics to write about on a monthly, or even weekly, basis, especially if you’re in an industry that has a lot of regulations or limits the type of information that can be shared (e.g. the financial services industry). But having some challenges when it comes to creating effective and engaging content for B2B organizations doesn’t mean that your content should cover the same topics over and over.

Twitter: How to Break Through the Noise and Reach Your Audience

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There are 500 million tweets sent each day. To break it down, that’s 6,000 tweets per second. A large number of those tweets are being created by businesses, with 65.8% of US companies with 100 plus employees on Twitter for marketing purposes. ­. That’s a lot of content, and for marketers and brands, that’s a lot of competition. With Twitter costing 6 times more than Facebook for paid advertising, organic strategy should be considered a critical component of a brand’s strategy on Twitter.

B2B Marketers Expect Budget Increases and More Investment in Digital

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As marketers look ahead to the remainder of the year, those in both the B2B services and B2B product sectors expect their budgets to grow in the coming months. The CMO Survey” from Deloitte, The Fuqua School of Business at Duke, and the American Marketing Association discovered that B2B product marketers expect a 9.3 percent increase in their marketing budget in the next 12 months. B2B services marketers foresee an 8.5 percent increase.

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5 Areas of Local SEO For B2B Marketing

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When it comes to B2B marketing, we are often so focused on the personal approach and difficulty of getting leads, that it’s easy to forget about the basic pillars of best practices. However, it’s these fundamentals that often are what makes up our steady organic traffic and conversions each month.

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Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.