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The Changing Role of Marketing in 2020 – Culture and Customer Experience

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I’ve talked before about why I believe that marketing has a marketing problem. Most people think marketing is just ads. People hate ads. Who wants to be sold to? There’s a reason that car salespeople and cold callers have such a slimy reputation.

What Does Company Culture Have to Do with Marketing?

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All too often, company culture becomes an excuse for not hiring a diverse range of otherwise qualified candidates. In fact, according to HR platform provider Onbordia , over half the nation’s companies use “cultural fit” as a way to exclude rather than include.

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How Creative Marketers Can Get What They Need From Data

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Data and creativity have always been siloed, even in our own minds. You’re probably well-acquainted with the idea that our “left brains” are more logic- and data-focused, while our “right brains” house our creativity. The best ideas, however, require input from both hemispheres.

The Biggest Event Trends for 2020

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We’re now into the final quarter of the year, and it’s time to start making plans for the year ahead. 2019 has seen some exciting developments in the events industry and there’s a lot to look forward to over the coming months.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

4 Trends You Need to Know On Martech’s Evolution

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Technology should make life easier, not harder. So far, martech tools have delivered in both directions. While some tools empower marketing departments to accomplish more with fewer resources, many would-be miracle cures only lead to more headaches. Fortunately, martech has begun to mature.

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4 Tips for Creating Effective Content in an Emerging Industry

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Remember when marketers were wringing their hands over weak IoT sales? In the years since, Americans have become the leading adopters of smart home devices. What happened? Content creators caught on. News outlets chased the “next big thing” in tech. Brands put out smart-home setup guides.

How Branding Can Determine the Success of Your Marketing

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If you’ve just begun working with a marketing agency , you’re probably excited…and a bit nervous. You’re eagerly anticipating the return on this new investment.

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Why We Need To Learn How To Market The Businesses To Our Employees

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I can hear you now. Isn’t making sure our employees are happy HR’s job? Why should my marketing team waste their time on marketing our business to our employees when there are potential customers out there?” you ask. Glad you asked.

Hey Boomer! Want Gen Z Customers? Be Like Gen Z

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If you’ve read the news lately, you’ve come across Greta Thunberg’s name. Since skipping school to protest at Sweden’s parliament building in 2018, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist represents the teen-led climate strike movement.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Why Marketing Should Lead Your Digital Transformation

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We are living in a digital world. As a famous fictional alien group powered by technology might say: “Resistance is futile!” Like it or not, technology will continue to be an increasingly important aspect of running a modern business.

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Mean People Suck In Marketing And What You Can Do About It

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Why does most marketing stink? According to Michael Brenner, “the reason most of the marketing that we do that stinks and doesn’t work is that some executive with a big ego asked us to do it.”. You may be thinking, why not push back? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

4 Business Strategies You May Be Overlooking

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Innovation is the name of the game for businesses in 2019. If companies want to maintain a solid edge over the competition, they need to employ unique strategies and technologies that outpace traditional methods.

What Marketers Can Learn From Digitally Native Brands

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Brick-and-mortar retail is dead, right? The proof is in the rise of dozens of digitally native brands like mattress seller Casper and shoe designer Allbirds — except that these brands are now opening retail stores to augment their digital presence.

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5 B2B Marketing Trends that You Can't Ignore in 2020

Speaker: Pam Didner, Marketing Consultant, Author and Speaker

Pam Didner, B2B tech marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Effective Sales Enablement and Global Content Marketing, will present the essential marketing trends you need to know in 2020. She'll discuss digital challenges that marketers commonly face and share actionable solutions and templates you can apply to your job in real-time.

What Marketers Can Learn From Digitally Native Brands

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Brick-and-mortar retail is dead, right? The proof is in the rise of dozens of digitally native brands like mattress seller Casper and shoe designer Allbirds — except that these brands are now opening retail stores to augment their digital presence.

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5 Ways to Turn Dry Topics Into a Content Marketing Win

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If you work in a fun and exciting industry like travel or entertainment, it’s easy to create engaging content. However, if your industry content covers less exciting topics – let’s say “mining equipment” or “truck parts”, it can be quite a challenge creating content that people actually want to read.

Brand Activation: Why Blending Marketing, HR, and Empathy Is a Winning Combination

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20 years ago, the responsibility of building a company’s brand fell solely on the shoulders of the marketing department. The role of the marketing team is to build a strong brand, increase awareness of that brand, and to manage its reputation.

7 Types of Content That’ll Make Your Event Marketing Even Better

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While digital marketing is becoming increasingly important, there’s no doubt that live events still offer some of the best engagement and conversion opportunities you could hope for. However, you need proper planning, management, and effective event marketing to maximize your ROI.

Key Trends in Marketing: Thought Leadership

Thought leadership is a highly effective marketing strategy that highlights an organization’s talent, experience and passion while answering the most pressing questions faced by its target audience.

5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018

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If you want to know what will shape marketing in 2018, just look where marketing technology is heading. Today, technology is much more than a dynamic arm of marketing – a sea of thousands of tools and resources for marketers to pick and choose from and add to their bag of tricks. Martech, the merging […]. The post 5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Building Brand Trust in B2B vs. B2C: What’s the Difference?

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Building a trusted brand is everything when it comes to the long-term success of a company. Wise B2B and B2C marketers alike work hard to build brands that not only win attention from prospects and customers, but also win the kind of trust that results in strong customer relationships and retention.

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Your Guide to Marketing Transformation in 2020

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No matter how glamorous the glory days of Madison Avenue sound, you wouldn’t dream of going back to doing marketing the way they did it: glitzy, kitschy commercials that blanketed the airways – all three of them.

Tips To Increase Your Email Open Rates – Based on Data

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Email marketing continues to be a channel for marketers to nurture and convert prospects. However, you have to get your contacts to open the email first. Email open rates can vary based on many different factors but there are things you can do to increase them.

Maximize Results Of Attending A Trade Show

Attending trade shows helps your business find new prospects and make connections. By downloading this white paper, you will learn how setting goals and adding pre-planning to every trade show and industry event you attend makes a considerable difference.

Why CMOs Should Care About Agile Marketing

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This article is based on my forthcoming book, Mastering Marketing Agility (Berrett-Koehler, June 2020). . When a CMO is hired, somewhere an hourglass flips over.

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8 Steps to Create a Great Marketing Plan for Your Event

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Event planning is hard work, but that doesn’t mean you can kick back and relax once you’ve booked your venue and organized your guest speakers. Unless you’re planning a unique event in a very popular industry, your event is not going to market itself.

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A Guide to Content Marketing by Generation

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For your marketing messages to be successful, it’s essential that you tailor them to your different audiences and markets. Generational” marketing is the term coined for segmenting and targeting your markets by age rather than other demographics such as gender, location, or income.

5 Ways for Content Marketers to Avoid Shiny Object Syndrome

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Are you a magpie when it comes to marketing? Do you excitedly collect every new software tool and try out every new SEO hack as soon as you hear about it? If so, you may be suffering from “shiny object syndrome”.

A Guide to B2B Marketing Essentials

As modern B2B marketing expands and audiences evolve, new best practices for B2B marketing emerge. To stay on top of their game, marketers need to regularly add new methods to their playbook.

How to Build Content Creation Into Your Company Workflow

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A strong and consistent content creation workflow is essential to your content marketing success. Content creation should not only be the responsibility of the marketing department.

6 Ways to Win the Marketing Game with Psychology

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What do you think is the key to successful marketing? Many would say it comes down to understanding your audience. This is certainly true, but once you’ve gathered intelligence on your audience, what do you do with that information?

How to Use Employees’ Ideas to Drive Business Growth

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With 53 jobs under my belt, I’ve come to realize one thing about office politics : “Behind every bad idea is an executive who asked for it.” Traditional, top-down structure often hampers the formation of great ideas.

8 Ways to Generate Pre-Event Hype with Content Marketing

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Pre-event marketing is a critical part of the event planning process. You not only need to make sure people are aware of your event, but you must also build anticipation so your attendees get excited about what’s coming up.

Why and How to Dominate Google's Featured Snippets

Speaker: Kathleen Booth, VP of Marketing at Prevailion

Until recently, getting to position #1 on the search engine results pages (SERPs) was the holy grail of digital marketing. Now, Google has introduced featured snippets - effectively creating a “position zero.” Through real-world examples and case studies, learn why owning the featured snippet is so important, how to dominate position zero, and what impact it will have on your traffic and leads as the future of search continues to evolve.

What is the Most Trusted Social Media Platform in B2B?

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Marketers spend a good portion of their careers trying to get ahead of the curve when it comes to identifying and adopting the latest marketing trends. In fact, it’s probably one of the reasons why you’re here.

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