Reboot Buyer Insights To Drive B2B Growth
MARCH 12, 2017
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?
Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?
Type A Communications
MAY 16, 2017
Branding Marketing Sales ANA Masters of B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Carla Johnson Chicago digital marketing Influencer Marketing Lee Odden Top Rank Marketing Type A Communications
3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing
MAY 23, 2017
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.
Building a B2B Brand Starts with Stories, Not Standards
Type A Communications
APRIL 20, 2017
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
How to develop buyer personas for B2B marketing
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
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
Agile Marketing in B2B
Buzz Marketing for Technology
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
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.
Is B2B Content Engagement Heading In The Wrong Direction?
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
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%.
The Emerging Importance Of B2B Ethnography To Buyer Personas
OCTOBER 26, 2015
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.
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
B2B Copywriting: 5 Common Terms & Phrases to Avoid
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Here are my candidates for 5 common terms and phrases that every B2B writer should eliminate from his/her vocabulary: To Learn More.
2017 State of B2B Digital Marketing
Type A Communications
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
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.
The 10 Commandments of Successful B2B Customer Retention
MAY 24, 2017
In a recent survey of B2B CMOs , customer retention beat out revenue growth as the #1 strategic focus for 2017. Yet only 21% of B2B marketers track churn rate. It’s the age of the customer.
Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?
AUGUST 20, 2015
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.
MarketingProfs B2B Nuggets of B2B Wisdom
OCTOBER 24, 2016
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.
Five steps to high-performing B2B promotional campaigns
JANUARY 19, 2017
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
What Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn Could Mean For B2B Marketers
JUNE 14, 2016
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
Infographic: Why Your B2B Online Community Needs Advocacy
APRIL 11, 2017
Although hopes are high, B2B online communities frequently become nothing more than dead zones featuring the occasional support question—a far cry from their vibrant consumer counterparts. Recent research from CMX and Influitive on B2B communities shows that more and more organizations are. Are branded communities living up to organizational expectations?
The 9 Circles of B2B Marketing Hell
JULY 20, 2016
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.
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
Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World
MAY 23, 2017
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.
New Buyer Insights Needed To Unlock Growth In An Era Of B2B Digital Transformation
MARCH 6, 2017
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.
B2B Content Marketing: Will Video Kill eBooks?
B2B Lead Generation Blog
DECEMBER 19, 2016
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.
Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing?
MAY 11, 2015
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?
5 Referral Program Ideas For Driving More B2B Leads
MAY 2, 2017
Do you feel awkward asking customers for referrals? You shouldn’t. According to SalesStaff, 91% of satisfied customers say they’d give referrals. Yet, on average, only 29% of customers do. It’s likely because you haven’t asked them. Or, at least, not in the right way. Barraging customers with emails asking for referrals isn’t going to.
Five Content Marketing Tips for B2B Success
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
While there is no perfect solution, B2B marketers should try to track engagement across the journey the customer is on through to a purchase. Guest post by Mark Pinnes.
Winning B2B Email Campaign Keeps it Simple
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
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.”
33 Inspiring B2B digital marketing case studies
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
MAY 21, 2015
If you need convincing, here are 32 B2B digital marketing case studies that prove the potental ROI. SEAGATE : Is a large 52000+ staff technology company, Seagate wanted to bypass traditional B2B channels and market its new product directly to end users.
The B2B Demand Gen Marketing Playbook
To build integrated, data-driven programs, demand gen marketers need diverse, compelling content at every stage of the buyer's journey
B2B Video Marketing Done Right
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
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.
What Every B2B Marketer Needs to Know About Readability
APRIL 7, 2016
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?
14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides
JUNE 17, 2014
Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. Today’s b2b buyers are typically 70% of the way through their purchase process before they contact a vendor’s sales team.
5 Amazing Ways to Spark B2B Marketing Creativity
B2B Marketing Insider
MAY 5, 2016
B2B marketing is the stepchild of the creativity family. Some people consider the B2B industry boring. The post 5 Amazing Ways to Spark B2B Marketing Creativity appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy B2B Marketing Content Marketing Marketing Mix
The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer
Great B2B Marketing
JANUARY 20, 2016
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 […].
Right vs. Wrong – B2B Sales People and Additional Thoughts About the SiriusDecisions B2B Buyer Research
JUNE 1, 2015
The B2B marketing and sales world was abuzz a few weeks ago when SiriusDecisions reported that the decline in importance of the B2B sales person, which has been reported by many, has been greatly exaggerated. Is this really or has it ever been about B2B sales people?
6 B2B Online Marketing Predictions for 2017
JANUARY 5, 2017
This year, there are so many great things to look forward to when it comes to what’s next in B2B online marketing. Below are some of my predictions for the hottest new features and campaign strategies in B2B digital marketing in 2017.
Infographic: 29 Tips to Improve B2B Email Campaign Performance
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Check out the infographic below to discover 29 proven tips, techniques, and strategies for better B2B email performance, adapted from this earlier post. An email campaign that fails to perform up to expectations could be failing on any number of fronts.
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