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What Does 2019 Hold for Digital Marketing? 9 Agency Owners Bare Their Hearts

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As 2018 draws to an end and the holiday shopping season picks up steam, marketers find themselves standing at crossroads yet again.

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The Future of Digital Marketing: Content Marketing Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

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The digital marketing landscape changes so much and so frequently that it’s almost impossible to imagine what the future of digital marketing may offer in terms of opportunities.

Is (Lack of) Content Getting in the Way of Your Content Marketing Efforts?

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We’re all bought in on content marketing. Right? Seventy-two percent of marketers have a content marketing strategy in place, according to the LinkedIn Technology Marketing Community.

Why B2B Marketers Should Shift to a Conversational Voice and How To Do It

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One of the biggest mistakes that B2B marketers make is thinking they sell to an entity rather than a person. B2B is certainly a different audience than B2C, but in the end, it’s people who make the decisions to buy your product or service.

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.

6 Ways Internet Marketing Is Evolving (And How To Keep Up)

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Those who graduated with a degree in marketing can’t compete in today’s market unless they know how to learn and adapt as they go. The industry is simply moving too fast. What was popular in internet marketing 10 or even five years ago is now an ancient practice.

5 Steps to Creating a Content Marketing Campaign

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When you begin to create a content marketing campaign, it’s a little like putting together a puzzle piece by piece. You need to start with a solid framework, much like the edge pieces of the puzzle. What gets filled in the middle is all the dynamic data and creative outputs.

How Content Marketing Can Fuel Your Thought Leadership Program

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Explore why thought leadership is vital and how it’s supported by a content marketing program When brands practice thought leadership, the natural result is trust. When an audience trusts a brand or its representatives, they are more likely to convert.

Content Marketing and Trade Shows: How to Drive Conversions Post-Event

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Event marketing isn’t just what happens at the event. You need a pre- and post-show plan. While the pre-event email may be a simple message to guide people to visit you, what are you doing post-event?

7 Ways to Reboot Your Brand’s Content Marketing Strategy

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Content is a great way for a brand to demonstrate their relevance, personality, and value. Your content marketing strategy will often need some tweaking, or all out revamping, to remain effective. Here are seven ways to reboot your brand’s content marketing strategy.

Want More Customers? Solve Their Problems

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People go online or search through print magazines to solve problems. Even if they’re perusing Pinterest for recipes or Facebook for the latest gossip on the new neighbor, they have an “itch” to scratch. A want that they need to satisfy. In marketing, we call these “pain points.”

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!

How Well is Your Content Performing? (Industry Benchmark)

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If you want to beef up your content marketing strategy, it’s not enough to rely on the same techniques over and over again. You want to make sure that you are continually improving, reaching the right people, and hitting (maybe even surpassing) industry benchmarks.

Top 10 Visual Content Rules You Probably Still Neglect

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In order for visual content marketing to be successful, it must obey a certain amount of rules. Unfortunately, these rules are often neglected. If applied properly, these tweaks and details will add the finishing touches to all of your marketing product needs.

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3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

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Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets. Which, for the most part, remains an elusive and challenging endeavor.

How Content Drives the Customer Journey

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In today’s always-on world, content drives the customer journey. Unfortunately, given the importance of content for SEO, we often overlook the role content plays in not only creating awareness but driving customers from awareness to conversion.

How to Use Personalization in Content Marketing

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If you’re looking to spice up your content marketing strategy and boost your conversion rates, one powerful technique is to personalize your content.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

How Great Brand Stories Connect You with Your Customers

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Stories are all about the emotional connection they build. From an infancy spent toddling about, until the day we die, our hearts rise and fall with the heroes in our favorite stories. That’s why stories are such power-packed marketing tools when properly deployed.

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5 Questions Answered on Small Business Marketing Strategy

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Figuring out a marketing strategy when you’re the owner of a small business can seen daunting. Before you start worrying about marketing, though, it’s important to learn the most you can about your business and set goals that can help you succeed first.

7 Content Marketing Trends You Need To Follow

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Content marketing is always changing. It’s not something you set and forget. With more access to data and a better understanding of your buyers’ preferences, you may always be fine-tuning your approach to content marketing.

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What Is Customer Retention Rate & Why Should You Care?

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Your customer retention rate (CRR) is a metric that reveals whether your marketing and customer care efforts are bleeding dollars or fortifying your business. Customer retention isn’t just about seeing how good of a job your marketing and sales teams are doing.

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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.

Perfecting Your Digital Call-To-Action (With Examples!)

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Let’s face it, a digital call-to-action is needed if you want your audience to take the next step. Traditional content can certainly have a call-to-action (and often does). However, a digital call-to-action is arguably the most important factor when it comes to your online messaging.

How to Create a Voice and Tone Brand Guide in 7 Steps

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Does your brand have a clear voice and tone guide? If it’s just something you “know” then it may not be communicated as easily as you think. To clarify, let’s look at what voice and tone are. A brand’s voice is not what you say, but how you say it.

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9 Keys To Building A Truly Data-Led Organization

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Truly? Yes, truly. Let’s face it, most leaders of Marketing organizations – and many other types of organizations for that matter – talk a good game about the importance of being data-driven.

How to Make Customers Look Forward to Your Email

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80% of retail professionals say email marketing is their greatest driver of customer retention, and customers who purchase through emails spend 138% more than those who don’t receive them.

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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

Half of Marketers Aren’t Getting CX Right, Here’s Why

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Customer experience is the fundamental driver behind customer-centric marketing today. From creating content of value to sending out personalized messaging and analyzing data to learn more about customer expectations, the whole point is always to enhance CX.

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10 Ways Email and Direct Mail Marketing Can Complement One Another

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Are you an entrepreneur starting up a new business? Do you work for an established company and are looking for better ways to reach your customer base? Chances are you can benefit from integrating both email and direct mail marketing into your current marketing plan.

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When Does Outsourcing Social Media ROI Make Sense?

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Outsourcing social media ROI may sound far-fetched, but it’s not. Many teams, organizations, and brands outsource certain social media tasks, including ROI. ROI is a business term meaning, “return on investment.”

Landing Pages: The Huge Mistakes Marketers Make and How to Avoid Them

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Landing pages are central to every marketing strategy. Landing pages have one focus—conversions. While it’s not incredibly hard to create a landing page these days, conversions are still hard to come by.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

10 Digital Marketing Tricks Used By Famous Business Brands

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There is no doubt that digital marketing or online marketing is crucial when it comes to the success of any business no matter what industry you are in.

Keyword Research – It’s Not Just for SEO

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Many businesses utilize keyword research for SEO purposes, trying to ensure they rocket to the top of relevant searches and get themselves in front of their customers. With that said, SEO is not the only reason your business should zero in on high-quality keyword research.

Brand Storytelling, Defined

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Brand storytelling is gaining momentum in the marketing world, and with good reason. Stories are scientifically proven to get a person’s attention. In fact, stories stimulate brain activity.

Demystifying Tech Storytelling: No One Wants to Hear About Your Backend

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You know what gets tech marketers really excited? Telling people in detail about the latest enhancement to their Whatever-as-a-Service platform that increases scalability and extensibility by 4 percent. Plus, the latest integration with Microsoft and the rollout of version 3.2 of their software.

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.

Storytelling in the Age of the Connected Customer

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How content with a focus on experiences and emotional marketing can keep customers connected and create advocates for your brand. Today’s healthcare landscape is rapidly changing.

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How The Buyer’s Journey Is Becoming More Like a Quest

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Funnels, stages, paths, journeys, and more labels that suggest some form of a linear line of thinking has dominated marketing and sales for decades. Whereby the notion of awareness, evaluation or consideration, and purchase decision is built-in to these views.

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4 Tips for Creating a Successful Link Building Strategy

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Nowadays, many businesses leverage search engine optimization (SEO) to boost their credibility, visibility and trustworthiness online. With the online market being so highly competitive and oversaturated, it’s important for companies to have a reliable way to stand out and become more visible.

Building a Great B2B Loyalty Program to Prevent Churn

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We know how valuable loyal customers are. They’re five times more likely to make a purchase, five times more likely to forgive mistakes and seven times easier to upsell.1 In the B2B landscape existing customers are even more vital.

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.