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B2B Marketing Plan: Steps to Implementing a Program That Drives New Business

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Follow these steps to tune up your B2B marketing program and drive new business. B2B marketing marketing plan

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Business-to-Business Telemarketing: Wasting Your Money?

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Are you dialing for dollars or wasting your money with telemarketing? Unfortunately, most of what B2B marketers call “telemarketing” simply doesn’t work.

4 great solutions for a marketing ROI challenge

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What do you do when you have a tough time quantifying marketing return on investment? Recently someone contacted me asking for advice. A Marketing ROI Challenge The challenge I face is that we sell 98% of our products through one and two step distribution.

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Persona-Based Marketing: Getting Started

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Persona-based marketing goes beyond simple demographic data Persona-based marketing describes who a prospect or customer is, by also answering questions about their behavior such as: what keeps this person awake at night? How does he spend his time? How does she like to be sold to?

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

Leads tracking: Get results

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Leads tracking: Why bother? Did you know that 79% of all leads are never followed up? Although leads tracking isn’t always fun for the creative types in your marketing team, it really isn’t difficult to track and measure marketing results.

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B2B public relations overview

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How to use PR in a B2B marketing-for-leads program. B2B marketing Public relations B2B PR press releases

16 B2B print advertising tips

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Proven techniques for better B2B sales lead generation with print advertising. B2B advertising B2B marketing print advertising

Online marketing

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Use this checklist to see if your Web site converts visitors to sales. B2B marketing tools Online marketing

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GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Make the most of your marketing events

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Ideas on how to leverage the expense of B2B marketing events. Events & trade shows

Business-to-business leads

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Don't miss three out of four sales. Follow up on longer-term business-to-business leads. B2B sales leads business-to-business leads

Calculate marketing ROI with the Marketing Lead Calculator

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Free B2B sales and marketing interactive spreadsheet. B2B marketing tools

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8 proven B2B sales lead generation methods

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Drive more sales leads by including these marketing tactics in your B2B lead generation programs. B2B Lead Generation Sales lead generation

Offers are key to generating more leads and sales with your B2B Marketing

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The best way to generate sales leads is by making strong "offers" or "calls-to-action". B2B Lead Generation calls-to-action leadgeneration marketing tips offers

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

Marketing for leads – are you asking the right questions?

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Key questions to ask to track and measure activity and results to improve your marketing return on investment. B2B marketing

A creative director’s take on marketing strategy and tactics

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This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. Lead generation is a top objective of B2B marketers.

Customer relationship management

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Your CRM, marketing database or marketing automation software could be your number one asset. The right database of prospective cusotmers can increase marketing effectiveness and shorten sales cycles.

The top 50 in sales lead management: Who do you pick to be on the 2012 list?

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Don't miss your last opportunity to vote for your top three candidates to be among the "50 most influential people in sales lead management" in 2012. The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) is closing the polls at Midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8) on Friday, November 30th!

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

B2B lead qualification and scoring

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The growth of the Internet has changed B2B buyer activity. Buyers don’t wait for a sales person to call them anymore. They get most of their education on the web.

B2B Lead Generation: Getting on the same page

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A lead is a lead. Or is it? I always recommend to my sale lead consulting clients that they create a gloss ary of terms related to their B2B lead generation progra m s. To reduce misunderstandings. Here's a first draft of a glossary I gave one of my clients to help them get started writing theirs. Perhaps it can be a starting place for yours too. Contact: A person at company or contact name on a database. Customer: A company, division, department or facility that has purchased from our company.

How to Improve Your Marketing Automation ROI

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Effective B2B marketing processes plus automation yield outsized returns.

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Who do you pick to be in the “Top 50? in Sales Lead Management?

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Please click this link to cast your three votes today to be included on the list of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management 2012. Although you have to be a member to vote, membership is free and includes access to all the resources on the association's website.).

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

B2B telemarketing: An interview with Michael Brown

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Ask before telling and learn before selling. Michael Brown is our “Business to Business By Phone Expert”. When it comes to using the phone to generate, nurture and qualify leads, there’s nobody better than Michael.

Writing effective email copy from an expert in B2B marketing, lead generation and lead nurturing

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This is the latest in our ongoing series of tips from some of the experts who provide our sales lead management consulting and training services and our marketing automation and lead-generation agency services. Meet Meryl Evans , one of our email copywriting experts.

Bridging the Content Chasm for B-to-B marketing automation and lead generation

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There’s a new marketing term that I’m hearing more and more often - “the Content Chasm”.

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Revenue Performance Management: An interview with Jon Miller, VP Marketing and Co-founder of Marketo

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This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Managing B2B Leads for Sales Success – 30 minute webinar on June 10 at 11:00 am PST

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Drive revenue for your organization by fully leveraging your B2B marketing and sales teams. Join us for my conversation with Gord Hotchkiss (author of The BuyerSphere Project ) on the current realities of B2B demand generation. B2B Leads for Sales Success. June 10, 2010 | Time: 11am PST | Length: 30 min. Register here.

50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management: 2011 Winners announced

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The Sales Lead Management Association just announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2011. I am grateful to all of you who voted me into the Top 10 of the list for 2011! Thank you!

The top 50 in sales lead management: Who do you pick to be on the list?

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Don't miss your opportunity to vote for your top three candidates to be among the "50 most influential people in sales lead management" in 2011. Because the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) is closing the polls at Midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8) on Wednesday, November 30th.

Nominate your candidate today for the SLMA’s2011 “Top 50? in sales lead management.

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Don't miss your opportunity to nominate someone to be among the fifty most influential people in sales lead management in 2011. The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) just opened nominations for this year's most influential professionals in sales lead management.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

Can you join me for breakfast or lunch in Chicago at Harry Caray’s on August 25th?

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If you are near Chicago, and are responsible for getting your large company's marketing materials into customers' hands, consider attending this Breakfast or Lunch and Learn: As Marketing Grows More Complex, Don’t Forget the Basics. Cost: Completely Free! Register here. Date: Thursday, August 25th.

2012?s Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management: Winners announced

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The Sales Lead Management Association just announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2012. James W. Obermayer, CEO and executive director of the Sales Lead Management Association said, "These are people who have given their time and expertise in the field of lead management and are now recognized by their peers for outstanding work. They are champions of wealth generation and we thank them for their unselfish efforts.".

B2B marketing automation: An interview with Will Schnabel

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This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals.

Graphic design tips from one of our experts

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This is another in an ongoing series of tips from experts in. B2B marketing , B2B lead generation & B2B marketing automation. Meet Kim Getker, one of AcquireB2B’s graphic design experts.

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9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.