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Marketing Challenges in Regulated Industries, Part 1: Pharma & Alcohol/Tobacco

Act-On

This is especially true in the arena of highly regulated industries – verticals like pharmaceuticals, alcohol and tobacco, public companies, and finance each present unique challenges to developing successful marketing campaigns. So how can you make your presence known in the industry known?

Identifying Buyer Profiles: 5 Ways To Segment Your Marketing Audience

Modern Marketing

We, as outbound marketers, owe it to our audiences to make sure that the information we’re offering is of the highest relevance and value. As such, you need to face the tough question: Is your email marketing messaging truly resonating with your audiences? (In

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How Often Should You Post on Social Media? Benchmarks for 9 Different Industries

Hubspot

There’s millions of helpful social media statistics out there, but the most helpful ones are industry-specific. So if you want to see how your social media strategy stacks up against other companies in your space, check out our industry-specific social media analysis below.

How to Speak the Same Language as Your Marketing Audience

Act-On

Do you know anything about your marketing audience – such as the big issues in their industry, trends that might affect them, or the role they play in their own companies? Maybe you have some data on who’s visiting your website and purchasing your products.

Marketing Tools for the Makers & Doers of the Manufacturing Industry

Act-On

Manufacturers today are tasked with staying innovative, creating high-quality products, and keeping costs low to keep work from going overseas. The good news is: the US manufacturing industry is once again on the rise. The manufacturing industry is no exception.

2017 AdWords Industry Benchmark Report: An Agency’s Perspective

bizible

In July, we released our third annual AdWords Industry Benchmark Report and had Lucia Rodas-Estrada, SEM Team Manager at DWA , a media agency with a predominant focus in B2B technology, join us for a webinar to discuss them.

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Mariana Uses Artificial Intelligence to Build Personas and Find Target Audiences

Customer Experience Matrix

The difference is that Mariana uses its artificial intelligence to analyze connections between people – including unique access to the Twitter social graph, as well as where people work or have worked, groups they belong to, and the types of work they do.

How to Have a Super Productive Weekend: 12 Helpful Tips

Hubspot

Productivity" has a much wider definition than many of us give it credit for. We tend to equate productivity with doing things, rather than with taking time to think, reflect, and rest. But busyness is not the same as productivity. 12 Ways to Be More Productive on the Weekends.

4 Content Marketing Productivity Killers

Modern B2B Marketing

In my experience and in speaking to numerous content marketers over the years, here are some top content marketing productivity killers: 1. When creating content, a big productivity killer is creating content based on your best guess instead of making data-driven decisions.

14 Video Production Tips to Enhance Quality and Drive Views

Hubspot

Your video is being judged on its content, presentation, production quality, style, and the valuable information it provides. Your content must be truly remarkable to maintain your audience's attention. 14 Video Production Tips for Your Next Marketing Video.

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How to Leverage Content Marketing in “Boring” B2B Industries

KoMarketing Associates

One of the most common problems I’ve heard from clients is their worry that they have such a technical or uninteresting product or service that it’s hard to come up with creative campaigns. Do you have a boring product, but is your company fun and interesting?

Case Study: Denny’s flips its audience with a sassy social media strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Mashed potatoes and mash-ups Denny’s Tumblr offers its audience a stream of eminently shareable pop culture riffs, mashed up – or “hashed up,” perhaps? We try to understand how it is affecting the brand: does our social audience have a higher favorability, willingness to recommend, etc.?”

B2B vs. B2C: How Content Marketing Changes by Target Audience

Hubspot

When discussing content marketing, industry insiders tend to speak more to the experiences of B2C companies that are targeting consumers directly. A company trying to reach decision-makers at another company requires a different mindset and strategy.

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Differences Between Demand Generation and Lead Generation

PureB2B

“Demand generation is the process of creating and/or boosting awareness of a particular company or product with the intention of increasing leads. As a B2B marketing professional or business owner, you need to know the difference between demand generation and lead generation.

Advanced Retargeting: Nurturing Your Audience Across Digital Channels

Act-On

Do you understand the business drivers for that prospective account, on both an industry and company level? They just won’t bite, especially if you’re in the B2B space or if you have a product with a really big price tag on it, and you have a much longer sales cycle.”.

Marketing Challenges in Regulated Industries, Part 2: Finance and Public Companies

Act-On

In “Marketing Challenges in Regulated Industries Part 1, Pharma & Alcohol/Tobacco ,” we delved into the world of regulated substances. The next challenge in content marketing comes not from regulation, but from the audience base themselves.

2012 Content Marketing Trends for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

In this post, I want to focus on some of their findings that I feel apply to content marketing for manufacturers and industrial companies. Many of the manufacturers and industrial companies fall in the smaller size category.

How to think differently about B2B Content: Interview with Florence Quinn

Sales Engine

I’ve always loved the content production side of what we do. Think differently about what you’re selling Persuading clients to think differently about what they’re really selling is the cornerstone to Quinn’s creative process. And what a difference would that be?”

Why and How to Improve Audience Segmentation for B2B Marketing

Salesfusion

10 ways to segment your audience to meet the growing demand for personalization. In terms of strategy, considering how you can take a multi-channel approach is certainly important since different customers will prefer different channels. Why Audience Segmentation Matters.

How to Sell to 4 Different Personality Types

Hubspot

The leading brand of mustard, French’s, holds half the market share in mustard that Heinz commands in ketchup -- around 35.5% -- but has a product line almost three times as large. Emphasize how your product will solve their business’ problems.

10 Types of Videos You Need to Push Your Audience Through the Funnel

Vidyard

–from time to time about whether you’re making all the types of videos you need to really engage your audience all the way through the marketing and sales funnel. Good thing this is exactly the topic that was discussed at this year’s Viewtopia (the industry’s best video marketing summit!),

How to bootstrap your influencer marketing program

Biznology

Influencer marketing is a customized marketing program using influential individuals to expand the reach of your company’s message to a new audience. Influencers are defined as influential sites and personalities existing in a specific niche or industry.

How to Use Facebook Audience Insights: A Beginner's Guide

Hubspot

Facebook Audience Insights is one of the most powerful analytical tools at your disposal -- that is, if you know how to use it. audiences. So in this post, we're going to give you an overview of how Facebook Audience Insights works and give you tips on using it in your marketing.

3 Easy Tactics to Get Personal with Your Audience

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Renata Bell Yesterday, I received an email from a retailer suggesting that I purchase a product I already bought last month. Are there content types or product pages they never click on? Last product purchased (text or picture). Industry (text or picture).

How to Research Your B2B Audience

PureB2B

You might be surprised by how much your B2B marketing strategy relies on changes in your audience. Even if you’ve already identified your ideal buyer persona, you might be leaving multiple audience segments on the table depending on the objectives of your marketing strategy. We live in an age where customer data is easily accessible, so there’s no excuse for not knowing your audience or for ignoring their pain points and specific motivations. Target Audience.

Three Ways to Dominate the Marketing Automation Industry

Customer Experience Matrix

I wrote last August that it’s still possible for new B2B marketing automation vendors to challenge the industry leaders. This is standard stuff in the software industry, although some companies do it much better than others.

5 Simple Ways to Segment Your Social Media Audience

Hubspot

Maybe they'll engage with industry experts on the platform. Segmenting their audience on social media. Paid targeting is effective because it enables companies to get a specific message in front of a specific audience. 4) Post at different times of the day.

Busted! 23 Marketing Myths Held By (Some) Industries

Hubspot

Even though inbound marketing has been a huge success within so many different industries, there are still some companies that are shackled with misconceptions about whether it will work for them. 9) “Marketing is not needed in an RFP-driven industry.”.

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How is B2B Marketing Different From B2C Marketing?

KoMarketing Associates

Apart from knowing that the target audiences are different, the average business professional may not know the differences between business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. That said, there are definite nuances and characteristics of B2B marketing that are different from marketing to a general consumer. For example, differences are reflected in marketing spend. Below are some of these differences and how they can impact your marketing strategy.

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Using Content Marketing in the Professional Services Industry

Hubspot

Your content marketing strategy should be approached a little differently if your business offers professional services, like practicing law, medicine, or performing some form of consulting work. They won’t be in the same industry (those are competitors), but tangential ones.

9 Different Types of Lead Magnets You Can Create Using Blogs You Already Have

Hubspot

In this article, I want to show you nine different lead magnets that you can create today by recycling content that you already have.Every blog post in your archive has the potential to generate new leads for your business so let’s make sure that your blog is a lead generating machine.

Influencer Marketing: Where are Your Target Audience Being Influenced?

Onalytica B2B

Based off of this we’ve created our influencer marketing strategy and identified our influencers- now, it’s time to start tailoring your marketing activities so that you’re able to effectively reach your target audience through your influencers.

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Cognitive content strategy

Biznology

Here is an example of a Twitter conversation related to the topic: The goal is no different for small sites and large sites: you need to help your users find the content that answers their questions in the fewest number of clicks.

Industry Leaders Weigh in on Upcoming Marketing Trends for 2017 and Beyond

Act-On

So, we asked press, analysts and other industry influencers, “What’s a retro concept, throwback idea, or disruptive strategy that will make headway with marketers in 2017? Industry Analyst and Host of CXOTALK. Going further upstream, a look into support could reveal product design flaws. Get the audience data right and personalize accordingly. As an example, if you choose to personalize based on industry or vertical, that information has to be correct.

Should businesses use LinkedIn groups or Slack for prospecting? Part 1

Biznology

Slack calls itself a messaging app for teams to make their working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. But how its users choose to use the tool could differ from its creator’s original intent. HOW SLACK IS DIFFERENT FROM LINKEDIN GROUPS. TARGET AUDIENCE.

10 Phenomenal Blogs in Totally Boring Industries

Hubspot

They''re for industries that you most likely don''t care about -- most are B2B businesses, so the chances of you being interested in that content and also a reader of our blog are kinda slim. Definitely a blog to learn from, regardless of the industry you''re in.

Advocates and Influencers: Differences, Uses, and Red Flags

Marketing Action

“Advocates” are customers who are strongly motivated to say positive things about your brand, as well as your products or services. For a different take on the value and risks of incentivizing advocates, see Zuberance’s blog post on the topic.).

Creating Digital Content for Industrial Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

“We don’t have the time or the skills to write copy for digital content” is the most common reaction I get from clients when discussing their industrial marketing programs. Truth: Optimized content is how your target audience finds you when searching for solutions to their problems.

Using Audience Data to Power Native Ads

Hubspot

In recent years, media companies have been dealing with the perfect storm: industry-wide programmatic ad revenues are on the decline while ad blocking is on the rise. Stay ahead of the publishing industry curve by using the data that you’re already collecting.

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Why you are just a resource & how you’re failing to drive demand with your content & social media marketing efforts

Biznology

And, if they did this study with other industries, I’m sure they’d find very similar results. So, why aren’t business, sales, and marketing leaders focused on providing specific thought leadership content that’s relevant to extremely targeted, specific audience?