Infographic: SiriusDecisions on How to Evaluate Demand Creation Agencies

The Point

Just as B2B marketing has evolved rapidly in the last decade, so too have the marketing agencies who service those B2B companies. The infographic below provides an outline of what SiriusDecisions considers to be the core capabilities of the new demand creation agency.

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Stop Asking Your Marketing Agency for Client References

The Point

As one of the principals at a B2B marketing agency , I get asked for them frequently (though not always) by prospective new clients and, quite aside from the hassle of selecting (who have we not asked recently?), Most agencies (ours included) provide their client list online for all to see.

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Four Major Obstacles Every Digital Marketing Agency Faces Today

Webbiquity

However, its rapid evolution has created numerous challenges for smaller digital marketing agencies. Here are four of the major problems digital marketing agencies face and how to overcome them. For any digital marketing agency, its website is basically the online portfolio.

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Infographic: Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Full-Service Demand Generation Agency

The Point

Like any “build or buy” decision, whether or not a full-service agency makes sense for your company depends on a myriad of variables – notably budget, of course – but also how the scale of your objectives balances against the breadth of available in-house resources and expertise.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

Government Agencies WWW.MARKETJOY.COM Contact: +1 484-302-0110. agency can be a great way to increase profits. about how to sell government agencies and he. for selling to government agencies to give you a. you want to get in touch with a federal agency, this may prove.

Digital Marketing Agencies – How They’re Changing

Act-On

In this episode of the Rethink Podcast, we interview Kent Lewis, the president and founder of Anvil Media, a Portland-based digital marketing agency specializing in analytics, search engine and social media marketing. In this Episode: How digital agencies have changed over last 5-10 years.

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Are Agencies the Future of Marketing Automation?

The Point

It’s always been obvious that agencies were a sensible channel for marketing automation vendors to pursue, but I’m beginning to wonder whether agencies might turn out to be the primary channel for such systems, excepting only direct sales to large enterprises.

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Agencies Have a Morale Problem

Contently

Like most industries, the agency world is in an intense period of transition. As competition heats up from media and tech companies, and brands turn to in-house teams , agencies are being forced to evolve or die. That pressure has had detrimental effects on agency employees.

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Why Change is Happening Now for Agency Models

Marketing Insider Group

The post Why Change is Happening Now for Agency Models appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. We’ve spoken with hundreds of marketing and PR professionals over the last few years about their challenges in this “always on” customer-centric world.

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Resources for Marketing Agencies: How to Keep Current in Times of Constant Change

Act-On

Back in the way back days of yore, I was working at a marketing agency, and I struggled to remember how I could keep up with current trends. Agencies also need to share their knowledge with clients, and lead by example. If you have an agency, make sure you’re listed in their directory.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

the company or primary agency) 1 Facebook ads 2 Webinars 1 Social media content 1 Event marketing (fewer but more focused) 1 Facebook ads 2 Blog subscribers (not doing this well) 1 Twitter ads 1 Advertising / reviews on software review. 1How B2B Marketing.

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

Marketing Insider Group

9 Agency Owners Bare Their Hearts appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. 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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7 Best Email Marketing Tools for Agencies

Hatchbuck

Email marketing is still, after all of these years, one of the most successful digital marketing tactics you can offer as an agency. You’ll have different requirements if your agency offers email marketing as part of its broader services, versus if you specialize in the discipline.

Are B2B agencies adapting quickly enough?

The B2B Research Blog

Of the 70 agencies that feature in this year’s B2B Marketing Agency League, 10 show no or negative turnover growth. So why are these agencies struggling? Three years ago 40 agencies featured in the league table, now there are 70.

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Financial benchmarks for B2B marketing agencies

The B2B Research Blog

You may have read my recent post about B2B Marketing’s 2014 Agency League Table (if not, take a peek here ). I’ve been wading around in the raw data which underpins the League Table and in doing so have unearthed some benchmarks which agency leaders will find especially useful. The average agency turnover is £4.08 These can be used to see where your agency sits relative to the rest of the agency population. 1st 25% of agencies) turnover up to £1.3

How To Select The Right Content Marketing Agency

Marketing Insider Group

The post How To Select The Right Content Marketing Agency appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. The foundation of a strong content marketing strategy is quality content. You need brilliant content to actually achieve results from your well-thought out strategy.

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Agency Growth Isn't Just About Your Agency Anymore

Hubspot

For agencies, this ruthless mentality comes at the expense of your clients. Focusing only on increasing numbers lends itself to agencies who make short-term decisions that sacrifice long-term client relationships, trust, and success. We believe there’s a better way to grow your agency.

How agency technology can support your content marketing journey

Tomorrow People

Great agencies use the latest content marketing tools and technology to strengthen your partnership and establish high-performing strategies. Along with the services our digital teams can provide , we believe that cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service apps enable and empower the client/agency relationship, letting us work across borders (and frequently across continents) whatever the device or time zone. Content Marketing Working with a content marketing agency

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Rating Your Agency: The B2B Agency Scorecard

Bulldog Solutions

Who is the "Best B2B Agency"? But even then, assessing the qualifications of an agency partner isn't easy - especially in the vetting phases. Each agency tends to present differently and emphasize different attributes. That depends on what you're looking for.

Many Agencies Do Content Marketing – But Do They Really?

Marketing Insider Group

A few weeks back a fellow marketer responded to a question and the name of the agency in her email signature caught my eye, so I visited her site find out exactly what they do. The post Many Agencies Do Content Marketing – But Do They Really?

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Stripped bare: The content marketing secrets to know — before you sign up an agency

Tomorrow People

Stop flirting with your content marketing agency — build a loving relationship with them and get the most out of your marketing investment in our new 10-part blog series. In our new 10-part series, we’re going to pull back the curtains on the client-agency relationship, showing you how to get the most out of your content marketing agency spend. Let’s start with secret number 1: How to manage the content marketing agency relationship.

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How to work with a content marketing agency on creative design

Tomorrow People

Once you find your purpose (s), most content marketing agencies use image boards to clarify in our minds what’s hard to put into words. Feel free to converse with us on any aspect of any design we create for your content marketing strategy — but to get the most from us (or any other content marketing agency), use the five principles above to start that conversation. Content Marketing Working with a content marketing agencyTop content creators aren’t just wordsmiths.

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The Long Distance Relationship: How to Work with a Remote Marketing Agency

The Point

In days long past, companies hired one marketing firm, usually an advertising agency, to coordinate a broad spectrum of marketing needs. The era of agency specialization is well and truly upon us. One byproduct of agency specialization is a loss of geographic proximity.

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Tips for Agencies: How to Streamline Email Review & Approval Processes with Your Clients

Litmus

Campaign-building in an agency setting is a collaborative effort, bringing together the skills and know-how of your internal teams to help your clients reach their goals. In agencies where teams create a high volume of campaigns for their clients, this adds up quickly.

War and peace — managing the agency-client content marketing relationship

Tomorrow People

Stop flirting with your content marketing agency — have a loving relationship with them and get the most out of your marketing investment. An agency they can rely on during the tough times, as well as the good. An agency they can build an enduring relationship with. Marketing consultancy R3 recently put the industry average for the length of a client-agency relationship at just 3.2 Do all parties have the right knowledge to embark on an agency relationship?

How to manage the account relationship with your content marketing agency

Tomorrow People

Working with a content marketing agency is great but, suffice to say, it takes some managing. Discover the five key elements of account management that will ensure your agency move mountains for you in return. If you were to write up a list of content marketing agencies, you could identify the bad apples by their account management — in the worst agencies it’s more bag carrier than strategic asset. It’s the same in client-agency relationships.

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How to Find the Content Marketing Agency To Seriously Grow Your Business

Marketing Insider Group

Are you trying to find Content Marketing Agency to help you grow your business? The post How to Find the Content Marketing Agency To Seriously Grow Your Business appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Of course you are (or you should be) ??

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3 Red flags to identify unsavory SEO agencies

Biznology

Unscrupulous SEO agencies do exist, but if you keep an eye out for these red flags you can quickly weed out these types of companies. You should look for a lack of transparency when evaluating an SEO agency – this is a major red flag. Ask them about how the agency reported results.

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Why Publishers Are a Huge Threat to Ad Agencies

Contently

Back in the days of Mad Men , agencies were bulletproof institutions. But once the digital revolution hit a few decades ago, the traditional agency model splintered into an array of concentrated niches. Agencies like R/GA and 360i used to rely on their digital fluency to win work.

How to work with a content marketing agency to create kick-ass content

Tomorrow People

The way to get great work from your agency? The whole point of using an agency is that it allows for objectivity — which will help your content marketing reach a broader audience. So once you’re confident your agency understands the brief, let them take your content where it needs to go — with a critical eye of how it compares to your competitors. But if you’re changing it to “how I’d have said it”, you’re losing the value your agency provides.

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Survey: Account-Based Marketing Is a Growing Focus for Agencies

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers with agencies are showing a growing interest toward account-based marketing (ABM), but research shows there are still hurdles preventing them from maximizing their ROI. Recently, Demandbase surveyed 400 agency-based professionals to gauge how their companies are using ABM. In addition, 81 percent of respondents feel as if their agency is poised to hire a professional with ABM experience within the next year.

Top Technology Marketing Agency

KEO Marketing

If you run a technology company, and you want to ensure that you will accomplish your revenue goals, you need to hire a technology marketing agency that knows how to ensure business growth in your competitive industry. KEO Marketing: A Top Technology Marketing Agency .

The Importance of Market Attribution for Agencies

ActiveDEMAND

Why Agencies Need Market Attribution. Attribution is a vital part of any digital marketing agency’s planning strategy because marketing attribution highlights which marketing efforts are working and the cost in relation to the result.

How to Do Guerrilla Marketing Like an Agency Pro

Marketing Insider Group

The post How to Do Guerrilla Marketing Like an Agency Pro appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Guerrilla marketing is no cake walk.

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Financial benchmarks for B2B marketing agencies

The B2B Research Blog

If you’re running a B2B marketing agency do you really know how your firm performs relative to competitors? The 2011 B2B Marketing Agency League Table , compiled by B2B Marketing Magazine and Circle Research , fills in the gaps. . The UK’s top ten B2B marketing agencies by turnover in 2011: IAS B2B (£12.6m). Have the UK’s leading B2B marketing agencies – 43 of them with combined billings of around £150 million – anonymously share key performance data.

Quiz: Are These Agency Names Real or Fake?

Contently

Can you pick out the actual agency names from the BS we came up with in Slack? The post Quiz: Are These Agency Names Real or Fake? Media agency quizappeared first on The Content Strategist.

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How to Pick the Right B2B PR Agency For You

B2B PR Sense

Choosing a B2B PR agency can be a daunting task. You want a long-term relationship with this agency. We've got you covered with key pointers to ensure you pick the right agency. 10 Things to Do Before Hiring a B2B PR Agency. Define What You Want From Your PR Agency.

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An Agency Presentation that Surprised Me

ViewPoint

The agency came with all the right people: the creative director looked appropriately creative, the account manager appropriately agreeable, the agency founder and CEO appropriately serious and driven by a combination of the other two. The three agency people looked at each other, smiled, and the account manager launched into a series of questions. If you can’t give us a predictable return on the money we entrust to you to create revenue, we will change agencies.”.

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The Top 9 Best CRMs For Agencies

Hatchbuck

When it comes to a CRM, every agency has its own unique needs. Are you looking for a CRM for your own agency, to use on behalf of your clients, or both? We’re here to help – here’s a roundup of the 9 best CRM solutions for agencies in 2018.

FAQs: The good the bad and the ugly of working with a content marketing agency

Tomorrow People

We cover everything you need to know about successfully working with a digital content marketing agency, and how you can achieve the best results. We’re nearly at the end of this walkthrough in making your client/agency relationship a match made in heaven. So this instalment pulls it all together, with a short FAQ of the most common bugbears and successes a client/agency relationship goes through. Things that drive content marketing agencies crazy.

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