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. Jascha Kaykas-Wolff takes a different approach in his Modern Marketing Organizational Structure presentation on SlideShare. The First Marketing Hire: Leadership and Growth.

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3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets. In the past ten plus years, we have seen a tumultuous upheaval in both the world of buyers and how marketing is adapting.

The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? This piece compiles and analyzes the predictions of more than 100 B2B marketing professionals as published in 10 highly-ranked posts over the past month (best!). Here we go… Content Marketing Trends.

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

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead

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?

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.

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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. Seems pretty simple, but most marketers begin with their products instead.

B2B Marketing ROI: measure what matters

TaylorMadeIn KEW

Demonstrating marketing value in B2B has never been easy. Yet the past few years have placed a microscope on our B2B marketing activities and we continue under increasing pressure to ‘prove’ our B2B marketing ROI (return-on-investment).

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How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning

Marketing Insider Group

Every marketer needs to align their marketing plans to the strategic goals of their business – it’s a critical component of Marketing Performance Management. In fact, our research at Allocadia found that companies with strong growth are 2X more likely to align marketing KPIs directly to their contribution to the business, underscoring the need for all marketing […].

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity

According to recent research from Forrester, digital marketing spend in the US will reach $120 billion by 2021. Spread over paid search, video marketing, social media and other online channels , digital is expected to account for more than 46% of all advertising in the next five years.

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Six powerful B2B marketing tactics you may be missing

Biznology

There are so many great new techniques in B2B marketing today, it’s hard to keep up. A technique unavailable to consumer marketers, this one’s extremely valuable for B2B. In B2B, it’s about quality, not quantity. Make it your friend and your marketing asset.

Being Different B2B Marketers

TaylorMadeIn KEW

In my most recent posts, I’ve explored why and how we can think and do differently in B2B marketing. Yet, have we ever considered why we became B2B marketers in the first place? For B2B marketing, change most likely won’t happen quickly or easily.

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.

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

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

Is B2B marketing lacking creativity?

TaylorMadeIn KEW

Is B2B marketing art or science? Should we focus on B2B marketing creativity or analytics? The proliferation of digital channels has brought an abundance of tools and technologies that enable us to extract all sorts of data about our markets and customers.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2018

Act-On

Planning your marketing for 2018? Add something from each one of these eight B2B marketing trends if you want to keep up with (or ace) your competitors.

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

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

B2B Video Marketing Done Right

KoMarketing Associates

Video content in particular is an increasingly compelling tactic for business marketers to deploy throughout the funnel, with numbers to support its use. Marketers are seeing positive results when they include video in the marketing mix. How can a good B2B video be characterized?

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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.

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. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution?

The state of B2B marketing in Asia—moving toward digital

Biznology

A standout in the B2B marketing field is David Ketchum , CEO of the demand generation agency Current Asia , and author of Big M, little m Marketing: New Strategies for a New Asia. David also serves as chairman of the Digital + Direct Marketing Association of Hong Kong.

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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%.

Five Content Marketing Tips for B2B Success

Webbiquity

However, this figure is not surprising when, according to the research, 93% of marketers can’t resist trying to connect their content to the product, and 70% even measure their content by the number of calls from prospects. How do you validate your marketing spend within your organisations?

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Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing?

The Point

At Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit last month in San Francisco, there was much talk about the shifting function of marketing towards a more strategic, data-driven role within the modern corporation. You see similar sentiments echoed throughout the marketing press.

5 Amazing Ways to Spark B2B Marketing Creativity

Marketing Insider Group

B2B marketing is the stepchild of the creativity family. Some people consider the B2B industry boring. Every now and then, you will hear executives complaining about how they can’t be creative in their marketing strategies.

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

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

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 10 most fascinating people in B2B marketing in 2016

Biznology

Here’s my fresh list of ten innovative thinkers and doers in the world—and I mean the wide world—of B2B marketing which, for most companies, involves a global scope. Gary Skidmore founded one of the more effective B2B call center operations in the pre-modern B2B marketing days.

B2B Content Marketing: Will Video Kill eBooks?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

“With the rise of content marketing, a lot of businesses get stuck in the eBook rut,” saysLinda West ( @ misslindawest ), Director of Digital Marketing at Act-On Software , a rapidly growing company that makes a marketing automation Software as a Service (SaaS).

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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.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

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.

20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

B2B marketers today certainly live in “interesting times” (in the sense of the not-actually-Chinese curse ). Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. 55% of B2B buyers say they search for product/vendor information on social media. B2B PR Sense Blog ).

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B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2015

Great B2B Marketing

At the beginning of each year, my team and I publish a report on significant trends in B2B sales and marketing. This report is based on our experience with our B2B clients as well as relevant industry research. Combines marketing and sales reporting in a dashboard view.

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B2B Marketing Campaign Fitness Drill

Tomorrow People

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

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

The single biggest issue for B2B growth is effective lead generation: increasing lead quality and quantity. Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers.