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.

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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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?

Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?

Type A Communications

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

Secrets to Successful B2B Webinars

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

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.

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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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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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%.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

MarketingProfs B2B Nuggets of B2B Wisdom

ANNUITAS

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.

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

bizible

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

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

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

The 9 Circles of B2B Marketing Hell

bizible

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

B2B Marketing Insider

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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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

How to Build a B2B Marketing Team

Type A Communications

Business Leadership Marketing Analyst Relations B2B Marketing Customer Experience CX digital marketing Email Jascha Kaykas-Wolff Jason Lemkin Sales Operations SEO Tom Pick Webbiquity

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

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?

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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Five Content Marketing Tips for B2B Success

Webbiquity

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.

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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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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

33 Inspiring B2B digital marketing case studies

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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.

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.”

14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity

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.

What Every B2B Marketer Needs to Know About Readability

Act-On

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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Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer

Great B2B Marketing

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 […].

5 Amazing Ways to Spark B2B Marketing Creativity

B2B Marketing Insider

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

Infographic: Why Your B2B Online Community Needs Advocacy

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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?

Right vs. Wrong – B2B Sales People and Additional Thoughts About the SiriusDecisions B2B Buyer Research

ANNUITAS

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?

Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality