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12 Fascinating Facts About Global Internet Use in 2021

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Two-thirds of all the people on earth own a mobile phone. 60% have Internet access. And 54% (4.2 billion) are active social media users. Those are just a few of the findings from the just-released Digital 2021 Global Overview Report , compiled by We Are Social and Hootsuite.

Five Impacts of CMO Budget Cuts – Gartner 2021 CMO Spend Survey

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CMOs are reporting that marketing budgets are being slashed. Here’s what that means, and practical ideas that go beyond the bad news to how B2B marketers to adapt.

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Drive More Sales: Seven B2B Marketing Automation Tips With Five Examples

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Guest post by Natasha Lane. Automation can play a powerful role in driving your B2B brand forward. After all, automating processes doesn’t “just” allow you to save time and money.

The Importance of JTBD: How to Use a JTBD Template to Improve Your Business

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Guest post by Nadica Metuleva. JTBD refers to “Jobs-to-be-done,” a useful framework that helps you understand the needs and demands of your customers.

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

How to Create a B2B Buyer Persona – Six Key Dimensions

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There are lots of different ways to create B2B buyer personas. But not all buyer persona templates and guides are equally effective. The key is to create a persona that is actionable.

Six Lead Generation Trends to Watch in 2021

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Guest post by Dhruv Mehta. Significantly edited from the original. In a recent survey , B2B marketers and sales leaders were asked to name their most important metric for business success. Unsurprisingly, the metric that clinched the first position was “quality of leads.”

The 22 Best Virtual Event Platforms

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As virtual meetings have become the norm, innovative software developers are pushing the technology forward in some amazing ways. Online gatherings are no longer limited to team meetings and webinars using same old video calling tools.

The Founder Interview Series #33: Matt Frederick, eCapital Advisors

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Businesses have been trying for eons to gain competitive advantage by better understanding their customers. But the challenge today is very different from even the fairly recent past.

Can You Build A Side Business With Social Media?

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Contributed post. As a marketer, it’s pretty much inevitable to spend a lot of time focused on your job: strategies, tactics, and the day-to-day marketing activities that are part of your role. You likely even spend additional time learning, reading, and evaluating new and upcoming trends.

5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

The Founder Interview Series #35: James Creech, Paladin

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When looking for guidance on large or infrequent purchases, some people (not many, statistically) will click on ads. More will turn to Google. But most will seek advice from experts they trust. That’s the essential insight behind influencer marketing, which began to really take off in late 2015.

Seven Non-Traditional Ways to Finance Your Small Business

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Guest post by Eddie Segal. Obtaining small business funding with traditional lenders is generally not a walk in the park. Unproven entrepreneurs generally have difficulty getting funding from commercial lenders like banks and credit lines.

How to Do an Efficiency Audit on Your B2B Company

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Guest post by Eleanor Hecks. Every business-to-business (B2B) organization needs to make the most of limited time and resources. Efficiency is vital to conserving cash , the lifeblood of all businesses (startups particularly) that enables them to profitably grow revenue. How large is the B2B market?

Money Lessons For Small Marketing Businesses Post-COVID

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Contributed post. The global pandemic has disrupted most small businesses in some way. Some have had to close down completely, while others have had to adapt their operations to deal with shutdowns and changes in buyer behavior in order to survive.

The Retailer’s Playbook for Customer Acquisition

This playbook outlines the four phases of program development and illustrates each point with real-world case studies from retailers that have found success.

B2B Marketing in Pandemic Times: Here’s What to Do NOW (Research)

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As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on, B2B technology buyers are adjusting to a new (hopefully temporary) type of “normal.”

The 10 Best Webinar and Webcasting Tools

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With live events on hold for now, webinars have become a more popular channel than ever for communicating directly with sales prospects. But with seemingly everyone producing webinars now, how can you make yours stand out and attract busy buyers?

How to Personalize Your Small Business Marketing Strategy

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Guest post by Grace Murphy. Many small business owners spend time researching effective marketing tips to help grow their companies and aid with customer conversion. Though these tips are usually beneficial to some extent, they don’t always produce the desired results.

How to Create a COVID-era Event Marketing Plan

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Guest post by Lexie Lu. As event professionals know, even the best-planned gathering can fall flat without the right marketing. Image credit: cottonbro from Pexels.

Going Beyond Account-Based Marketing: Why ABM-i is the Wave of the Future

Evolve beyond account-based marketing and create a hyper-personalized approach that considers stakeholders as individuals. Learn 8 strategies to use data and technology to create scalable yet personalized ABM programs.

Digital Marketing Disruption: Why the Status Quo is Dangerous

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Contributed post. Before the pandemic, some business owners were slow to shift budget dollars to digital marketing, even as others reallocated budgets toward digital more aggressively.

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11 Proven Lead Magnet Ideas for Building Your Email List

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Guest post by Priyanka Desai. Even as newer and fancier ways to market your business crop up every season, old-school email marketing continues to provide the highest ROI, at a whopping $42 for every $1 of expenditure.

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How Technology Has Changed the Way Business Communicates

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Contributed post. 25 years is a short time in many ways. The typical 25-year-old human is just a few years out of school and starting his or her professional career. Most 25-year-old jetliners are still flying thousands of miles every day.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on B2B Marketing Plans: Tech vs. Non-Tech

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The abrupt shutdown of vast swaths of economy and the entire live events industry, to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, has dramatically impacted plans for B2B marketers. But, as in all economic slowdowns, not every business sector is affected in the same degree or way.

7 Data-Driven Lead Generation Strategies That Drive Growth

Delivering sales-ready leads is a constant challenge for B2B marketers. Check out these 7 strategies to find and target high-value prospects who are ready to buy, and motivate them to act.

Advanced Blogging Panel: How to Create Content That Drives Traffic and Engagement

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How can businesses use blogging effectively to increase online visibility and build relationships with their target audiences? To answer that, the team at Designhill put 15 questions to four blogging pros. Below is the video along with some answers to the questions posed (not a transcript).

10 Top AI-Based Tools for Marketing and Sales

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There’s a lot of excitement and new technology developing around artificial intelligence (AI) and marketing. There is also a bit of nervousness and some dangerous myths. Here’s what you need to know, along with several tools that can help you enhance your marketing efforts with AI today.

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Seven Ways B2B Tech Buying Behavior is Changing [Research]

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The way B2B technology buyers conduct research make buying decisions is changing. Marketers who understand how these behaviors are evolving can set up their companies for success in the coming decade. Those who don’t risk misallocating marketing budgets by focusing on the wrong tactics.

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Branding Your Company – Communication is at the Core

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Contributed post. Branding a new company first requires conducting an in-depth characterization of the company. This involves evaluating competitors, target customers, and defining the brand’s unique benefits and personality.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

120 Top People in Minnesota Tech on Twitter

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Following on the recent roundup here of the top 130 Minnesota tech companies on Twitter , here’s a look at some top individuals in Minnesota’s tech scene. There are a few key differences between the top companies post and the list here.

Big Data: What It Is, Why We Need It, and How to Use It

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Guest post by Amanda Greenwood. It’s been nearly a decade since interest in big data began taking off.

COVID-19 and B2B Marketing: How Plans Have Changed in 30 Days

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The team at B2B Marketing Zone recently published a report, How COVID-19 is Impacting B2B Marketing. The final day of data collection for that report was March 24.

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Five Top PR Trends to Watch in 2021

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Contributed post. The public relations (PR) industry has been under increasing pressure over the past few years. Consumers demand more from brands than ever before, and the rise of cancel culture means it’s more important than ever to avoid a PR scandal.

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Website Design Trends for 2021

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Guest post by Matthew Reeves. Beautiful website design, regardless of the industry or current trends, will always adhere to certain golden rules of design relating to ease of use, inclusion of all information relevant to the user journey, and high-quality (original, if possible) imagery.

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