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Analytics: The Essential Ace in Every Hand

VisionEdge

None of us would agree to play a card game with cards missing from the deck; we would know that the odds of winning would be significantly diminished. Yet surprisingly, many marketers are willing to implement marketing programs sans analytics. In the past few weeks I have attended several marketing conferences. At each event, marketers are talking enthusiastically about how to make Web sites, SEO, social media, email campaigns, and mobile better.

How to Measure the Two Dimensions that Have the Greatest Impact on Improving Brand Equity

VisionEdge

So while according to BtoB Magazine, brand awareness is the second leading objective of US B2B marketing efforts, if your resources are constrained, your time and money might be better spent on improving and measuring brand loyalty and brand image. Recently we’ve been asked about measuring brand equity. This metric is increasingly important given the brand impact of social media, word of mouth, social networks, etc.

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Creating a Strategy Roadmap for Marketing Operations

VisionEdge

Not long ago few B2B companies had a marketing operations function. Today, this function is becoming an important facet of the marketing organization. The marketing operations function enables the marketing function to operate more like a business, with formalized processes, infrastructure, and reporting.

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

The Point

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.

Secrets to Successful B2B Webinars

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

3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Particularly for B2B Marketing, it is important to not lose sight of what is at the focal point of marketing and sales. Illustration by Gregor Cresnar. Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets.

Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?

Type A Communications

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B2B Marketing: Top 100 Twitter Influencers

Onalytica B2B

70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago. This data comes from the 2015 B2B Content Marketing Trends report from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs. So B2B marketers are furiously creating more content. B2B Marketing.

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.

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

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%.

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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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.

Agile Marketing in B2B

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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.

Building a B2B Brand Starts with Stories, Not Standards

Type A Communications

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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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

B2B Copywriting: 5 Common Terms & Phrases to Avoid

The Point

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

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.

How to Build a B2B Marketing Team

Webbiquity

With a bit of tweaking, his model can apply to any B2B product company, whether software or manufacturing. Here’s one useful sequence for growing a B2B marketing team from the first hire through a dozen employees (which can scale well beyond the $30 million revenue level).

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A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

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

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!

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.

7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning

Marketing Insider Group

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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New Buyer Insights Needed To Unlock Growth In An Era Of B2B Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

Many B2B firms today are either severely lacking in buyer insights or are led to believe the buyer intelligence they obtain is relevant to buyer insights. B2B companies may have to come to grips with the fact they are living in their own digital information bubble.

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

MarketingProfs B2B Nuggets of B2B Wisdom

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This year’s MarketingProfs B2B Forum 2016 is a whirl-wind of data, inspiration, marketing advice, how-to’s and more than a little fun. Often B2B marketers think they can’t use comedy in their content, but follow the rule of three and you can.

Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing?

The Point

As someone who’s worked in B2B marketing for more than twenty-five years, I need no convincing that marketing has taken on a more strategic, measurable role in driving corporate success. But is data all that’s needed to drive B2B marketing success?

How to Use the Power of Storytelling in B2B Ads

Act-On

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

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.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Marketing metrics: symptoms of poor b2b marketing campaign performance

Tomorrow People

Discover what your marketing metrics are saying about the performance of your B2B marketing campaigns, and why high numbers don’t necessarily equate to good news. b2b promotional campaigns

Five steps to high-performing B2B promotional campaigns

Tomorrow People

Find out how to plan, manage and optimise B2B marketing campaigns for success with our new content series: The CMO's definitive guide to high-performing promotional campaigns. CMO's definitive guide b2b promotional campaigns

B2B Video Marketing Done Right

KoMarketing Associates

How can a good B2B video be characterized? Why is it a good idea to incorporate video into your B2B marketing? Categories of B2B video, with examples: Branding and Corporate Awareness. MarketingProfs: B2B Marketing Forum. B2B video is a gold mine of opportunity.

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33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

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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Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

Disappointed with your content marketing? Discover the challenges keeping B2B marketers from achieving differentiation and how to fix them.

Tomorrow People

How does differentiation apply to content marketing and what’s stopping you getting attention in a crowded B2B landscape? b2b promotional campaignsWell, quite a lot… Read on and find out what’s holding most marketers back and what they can do about it.

B2B marketing lessons from Michael Brenner

Biznology

I listened to Michael Brenner recently give a keynote talk to B2B marketers at the MeritDirect Coop client conference, and picked up scads of great insights, tips, and strategic wisdom I’d like to share. The post B2B marketing lessons from Michael Brenner appeared first on Biznology.

B2B Content Marketing: Will Video Kill eBooks?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Like a lot of B2B companies, the Act-On team was using eBooks and live-casting webinar videos to drive a high volume of the leads. The Most Successful B2B Companies Are Using Video. If you want to see what the future of B2B marketing is, look at software companies.

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Winning B2B Email Campaign Keeps it Simple

The Point

In B2B email marketing , does short copy always win over long? You won’t see or find many shorter B2B emails than the one below from BounceX , a New York-based developer of “behavioral automation tools for digital marketers.”