Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

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Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development.

Reboot Buyer Insights To Drive B2B Growth

Tony Zambito

B2B companies are faced with the most transformative era in business history. The scale of disruption will mean the B2B buyer and seller dynamic will continue to be rocked. What are signs B2B senior executives will know they are in need of a reboot of their buyer insights?

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3 Forces Shaping The Future of B2B Marketing

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You Need to Understand These 6 Things About What B2B Buyers Want

Act-On

The more we know, the better we can sell – especially when it comes to knowing what B2B buyers want. Because we’re kinda tone deaf on some key information about them, more specifically what B2B buyers want. I can guarantee that is not what B2B buyers want.

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#HowIBuy - An In-depth look at the buying process from 12 different perspectives

Key themes discerned about the modern buyer include: • B2B buyers are behaving like consumers – Buyers today have easy access to information and. 1 N U D G E. A I // T I T L E An In-depth look at. the buying process. from 12 different. perspectives 2 N U D G E. A I // T I T L E 3 N U D G E.

Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?

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What’s the Difference Between B2B vs. B2C Marketing?

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Read this blog to learn the differences and similarities of B2C vs. B2B marketing. B2B Marketing Corporate Marketing Strategy B2B marketing B2B vs B2C B2C Marketing

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4 Myths Preventing True B2B Customer Understanding

Tony Zambito

There is a big problem when it comes to B2B customer research. And, most B2B executives may be unable to see or recognize the problem. Which is, a majority of buyer persona development efforts are focused on reinforcing incorrect assumptions about B2B buyers. by Alex Auda Samora.

How to win the war of B2B marketing differentiation

Tomorrow People

B2B brands must fight to differentiate their content marketing and emerge victorious instead of playing the Game of Clones. b2b promotional campaigns

Secrets to Successful B2B Webinars

This best practice guide covers a variety of elements surrounding successful webinar strategy and execution

B2B Marketers Are Buying Customer Data Platforms. Here's Why.

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m currently drafting a paper on use of Customer Data Platforms by B2B SaaS marketers. The topic is more intriguing than it sounds because it raises the dual questions of why CDPs haven’t previously been used much by B2B SaaS companies and what's changed. B2B is another vertical.

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Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content

The Point

Earlier this month I co-hosted a Webinar with Greg Kelly of Vidyard and Jason Oakley of Uberflip on “ Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content.” To view the Webinar, “Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content”, click here.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

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As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. B2B messaging gets personal.

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Marketing Automation Still a Work-in-Progress for Most B2B Firms

Act-On

Act-On and Econsultancy have just completed a joint study on the state of B2B marketing automation, and the conclusions that the study drew need to be understood by all B2B marketers, whether or not they are using marketing automation.

How to Use the Power of Storytelling in B2B Ads

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Create greater impact in your B2B advertising with powerful storytelling strategies. B2B Marketing Content Marketing b2b ads b2b advertising b2b content marketing b2b storytelling storytelling content

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful

The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer

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The post The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer Buying JourneyDaniel Heimlich posted the following photo on his LinkedIn page. Not sure who the conference speaker was, but the five […].

Is B2B Content Engagement Heading In The Wrong Direction?

Tony Zambito

When it comes to the state of B2B content marketing and engagement, this proverb is on the mark. According to a recent study by Track Maven , one among a few on this topic, shows both B2B and B2C marketers have increased their publishing of content in 2015 by as much as 35 to 40%.

What Every B2B Marketer Needs to Know About Readability

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B2B marketers have named a perennial problem with producing engaging content. In the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs 2016 B2B Content Marketing Trends report , “Producing engaging content” was the #1 challenge marketers face. Is the content you publish engaging enough?

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The Emerging Importance Of B2B Ethnography To Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

Importance Of B2B Ethnography Grows In The Digital Economy. In order to see how behaviors and interactions are changing, CEOs and CMOs will need to embrace B2B ethnography. In complex B2B environments, important insights can oftentimes best be seen rather than heard.

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies

Agile Marketing in B2B

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Agile Marketing Content Marketing Innovation Strategy agile marketing B2B Marketing ITSMA Lean Processes MEA Awards Platinum Marketing Excellence AwardAgile marketing increasingly is being recognized as a powerful key to content effectiveness.

B2B Copywriting: 5 Common Terms & Phrases to Avoid

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Here are my candidates for 5 common terms and phrases that every B2B writer should eliminate from his/her vocabulary: To Learn More.

Building a B2B Brand Starts with Stories, Not Standards

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April 20, 2017 by Chris Schermer As a B2B marketing agency, SCHERMER often gets asked to do “branding.” Branding Marketing Storytelling B2B B2B Marketing Chris Schermer digital marketing Schermer storytelling

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For B2B Companies, Selling Better is Not the Answer

Great B2B Marketing

The post For B2B Companies, Selling Better is Not the Answer appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B B2B Buyer Prospect b2bWhen challenged, we humans have a tendency to resort to the known and familiar path (not taking “the road less […].

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth

Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

The Point

Results are in from a recent survey on B2B Lead Generation by the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn ( free report download here ), and the numbers tell a disheartening story. B2B marketers are focused on the short term, to their detriment.

How to develop buyer personas for B2B marketing

Tomorrow People

Creating buyer personas is a powerful way to build the audience understanding every B2B marketing department needs for success, and an essential part of your campaign research. b2b promotional campaigns buyer personas

2017 State of B2B Digital Marketing

Type A Communications

February 16, 2017 by Carla Johnson B2B marketers are finally getting a handle on some big digital challenges. That’s the message from DemandWave’s recently released 2017 State of B2B Digital.

What Types of Content Propels B2B Buyers

Great B2B Marketing

I recently enjoyed an article titled, “Which Types of Content do B2B Tech Buyers Respond to Most?” B2B Buyer ContentThe article is […].

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Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity

But what does this mean for brands, especially B2B vendors, that have traditionally relied on more conservative means of attracting their audiences? Here are nine distinct digital marketing strategies by brands in the B2B space, and how they’re redefining the state of the art in B2B marketing.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2018

Act-On

Add something from each one of these eight B2B marketing trends if you want to keep up with (or ace) your competitors. Account-Based Marketing Adaptive Marketing B2B Marketing Demand & Lead Generation Marketing Strategy Personalization Social Media Marketing Video

The 9 Circles of B2B Marketing Hell

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B2B marketing and sales is a drawn out process that takes months, or longer, to convert leads to customers. Below, read about the 9 circles of B2B marketing hell and what you can do to avoid them. In B2B marketing, quality should always be a goal.

7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning

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The post 7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy Allocadia B2B Marketing Marketing Performance Management Marketing Plans Marketing Research ROI Strategic Planning StrategyEvery marketer needs to align their marketing plans to the strategic goals of their business – it’s a critical component of Marketing Performance Management.

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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

How Do Potential B2B Buyers Find You?

Great B2B Marketing

There are hundreds of articles, blogs and papers on the subject of finding B2B prospects. The post How Do Potential B2B Buyers Find You? appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buyer B2B Marketing Pull Marketing

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B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2016

Great B2B Marketing

At the end of each year, my team and I publish a report on the major B2B marketing and sales […]. The post B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2016 appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. Marketing Trends B2B Marketing B2B Sales

What Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn Could Mean For B2B Marketers

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Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn holds enormous potential for helping B2B marketers reach their audiences and improve revenue generation. As a B2B marketer, the ability to engage and influence our audience through the tools they use most is an exciting possibility. B2B Marketing

B2B Marketing Campaign Fitness Drill

Tomorrow People

b2b promotional campaignsReady for duty or missing in action? Test your marketing mettle before you embark on the next campaign!

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation