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IoT Can't Come Soon Enough

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The gym I go to is inexpensive. It has the right equipment and classes I feel I need in order to stay fit. It’s also only a seven-minute walk from my home. So why do I hate it so much? Because they don’t really care about their customers.

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How to Tell Good Data from Bad

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Marketers waste too much time chasing and interpreting bad data. When you base your strategies and campaigns on faulty information, you not only waste your time and money, but risk sending mixed messages to your audience.

Why Videos Are Important for Your Content Marketing Strategy

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Visual content is taking over the web. First it was photos and GIFs, and now it’s video. According to some estimates, video will account for as much as 80% of all web traffic by 2019.

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Content Marketing in a Mobile World

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As a content creator in my organization, my goals are like those of other B2B companies: Create engaging content. Understand what content is effective (and less so). Increase our volume of visual content. Identify ways to repurpose content. Optimize all our content.

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6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

11 Red Flashing Warning Signs of Email Deliverability Problems Ahead

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Nothing can destroy your email marketing performance quite like email deliverability problems. Whether it’s the slow slip of inbox placement due to diminishing engagement or the sudden collapse due to a block or blacklisting, it’s always devastating and usually a shock.

5 Instagram Marketing Strategies Every CMO Should Use

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Instagram is known as the best social network for organic engagement with an interaction rate of 2.2 percent. Users respond well to the image-driven framework of the platform, and they come back every day for more.

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8 Unconventional Marketing Tactics Every CMO Should Take Advantage Of

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It’s great if you’ve been using the traditional, popular marketing tactics that every other business in your industry trusts. However, these strategies tend to plateau after a while. They can also become expensive for a typical marketing budget.

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How Marketing Can Enable Sales with Pre-Built Email Templates

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A key component of marketing success is handing prospects over to sales for them to be converted into customers. Therefore, marketers should be nurturing prospects and getting them ready for sales and making things as easy as they can for sales to bring it home. Marketing automation can help.

Emotion and Empathy: The Storytelling Keys to Content Marketing

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People, of course, love storytelling. It holds them their interest and makes learning easier and more intuitive. How does this relate to marketing. Well, storytelling is the very essence of content marketing. You are telling the story of your brand and what it can do for customers.

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.

What Marketers Can Learn from Netflix’s Bandersnatch

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Two warnings on this post. First, if you haven’t seen Bandersnatch and you’re a marketer, do it (I’ll do my best to avoid any real spoilers in this post). Second, as a marketer, I tend to search for the marketing lesson in just about everything.

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4 Ways to Increase Customer Engagement

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Business is about bridging gaps. It’s the work of finding a market need and plugging it with a product, the search that happens to fill a talent hole on the team, or the sale that converts a lead into a customer.

How to Find the Right Voice and Tone and Work with Your Brand’s Style Guide

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On the B2B side of content marketing , content managers, copywriters, designers, and anyone involved in the content creation process might feel creatively handcuffed. After all, doesn’t B2B call for a mostly dry, professional, and —let’s face it, boring—tone?

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What the Rise of the Robot Content Writer Means for Digital Marketers

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In an effort to stay competitive, many media companies and news organizations are employing teams of robot reporters to crank out stories using very basic templates created by human editors.

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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!

The Risks and Rewards of Data

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Who distrusts data ? Lots of people, apparently. Or that’s what you could conclude if you’ve been paying even the scantest of attention to the regulatory threats tech companies like Facebook and Google have been facing lately.

Strategic Implementation of Martech Roadmaps

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What do we need to successfully implement a martech roadmap in the Experience Economy ? Helping organizations better understand who their customers are and how they interact with their brands will enable a more intuitive customer experience as businesses shift rapidly towards the omni-channel space.

How to Failure-Proof Your Account-Based Marketing Approach

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Account-based marketing (ABM) is a strategy that’s been helping companies in the B2B arena capture and retain new clients in recent years. In fact, 60 percent of businesses that use ABM for at least a year see a revenue boost of at least 10 percent.

The Importance of Content Marketing

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Each year, marketing trends lists tout the ongoing trend of content marketing. It can be written content, visual content, or video content. But, it’s all about providing the audience with the most relevant, valuable content for them.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Measuring Email Marketing Success

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Numbers tell the tale, especially when it comes to engagement. Metrics will indicate what is working and not working with your current email marketing strategy. They will tell you what areas to concentrate on, what to improve, and what you might consider eliminating altogether.

What Customers Expect with Cross-Channel Marketing

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Cross-channel marketing may be a buzzword, but it’s always been a best practice. Even when a product clearly lends itself to a certain channel, customers are — and always have been — cross-channel. Take cars.

How AI and Machine Learning Can Supercharge Your Social Media Marketing

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When most digital marketers hear the terms “ artificial intelligence ” or “ machine learning ,” they naturally think of Hollywood films about super-intelligent robots or computers powered by AI.

The New Rules of Engagement with Social Media Influencers

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If your company or brand is trying to build relationships online with social media influencers , there are several things to keep in mind. Here are the new rules of engagement with social media influencers. #1: 1: Understand the Needs and Interests of These Influencers.

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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.

4 Things CMOs Can Do to Prolong Their Tenure

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A 2017 study showed that CMOs are facing the shortest lifespan in the C-suite. This is due, in large part, to the rapid transformation of marketing technologies and practices. As a result, many CMOs are turning to data to prove their worth and demonstrate marketing ROI.

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The Importance of Data to Social Media Marketing

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More than ever before, data is driving marketing strategy , tactics, and messaging, and that includes social media marketing. The proliferation of data is only set to rise as more people and businesses continue to share information about themselves on channels like social media.

Whisper or Shout? How Lead and Demand Generation Differ

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When you’ve got a secret to tell someone, do you shout? No, you whisper. But when you’ve got a group announcement to make, you know a whisper won’t cut it. Whispering is intimate.

B2B Marketing Trends to Address in 2019

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Spring is arriving, and 2019 is in full gear. It’s time to focus how you will address this year’s B2B marketing trends as part of your own strategy.

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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

Data-Driven Personalization: Why a Consolidated Marketing Automaton Platform Is Essential

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In the digital age , data is a marketer’s ultimate tool. The better and more focused and specific your data, the better you can target and connect with customers.

It Takes More than Just Conversion to Understand Customers

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When building a successful digital presence , every business needs to know two things: First, what audience action they are trying to elicit, And second, what proportion of their target customers have actually completed that action.

Why Modern Marketers Must Embrace Marketing Automation

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Marketing technology continues to evolve, with a new tool or platform debuting seemingly each week.

Poor Data Will Doom Your Account-Based Marketing

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Account-based marketing (ABM) is red hot right now for B2B—because it works.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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