10 Uncomfortable B2B Marketing Realities

The Point

Those of us responsible for designing and executing marketing campaigns for a living know that the pristine, glossy world of marketing as portrayed in analyst reports and vendor case studies doesn’t always align with the authentic (sometimes ugly) day-to-day challenges.

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Report: B2B Marketers Still Struggling with Account-Based Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Although many B2B marketers have adopted account-based marketing (ABM) practices, new research indicates that they are struggling with messy data and measuring their strategy’s effectiveness. The Difficulty of Accessing Valuable Marketing Data.

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Business Facts To Inspire Your Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

But no function has been more disrupted more than marketing. We deliver content marketing services that attract the right kind of buyers for a fraction of what you would spend on even a single ad! 99 Business Facts To Inspire Your Marketing in 2022.

Best B2B Email Marketing Software for 2021

SendX

What is B2B email marketing? Let's first clarify how B2B is different & similar to B2C. B2B means business-to-business, while b2c means business-to-customer. In B2B communication focuses on information, facts, and profit. Why B2B email marketing?

7 Data-Driven Lead Generation Strategies That Drive Growth

Delivering sales-ready leads is a constant challenge for B2B marketers. Check out these 7 strategies to find and target high-value prospects who are ready to buy, and motivate them to act.

8 Surprising B2B Use Cases for Chatbots

The Point

If you ask most B2B marketers how they use chat platforms like Drift , the immediate answer would most likely be: converting Web visitors. And indeed, increasing Web engagement and Web conversion rates is still a primary use case for chatbots in a B2B context.

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5 B2B Marketing Tactics You Can’t Ignore in 2022

Marketing Insider Group

Back in 2016, I wrote about the Top 5 B2B Marketing Tactics You Can’t Ignore. Some things haven’t changed – there are still endless marketing platforms, software, and tools that promise to generate leads and conversions and offer the greatest ROI. Experiment With Video Marketing.

Meeting the Needs of the Self-Serve B2B Buyer

The Point

Just when you thought B2B buyer habits couldn’t change more dramatically, along comes the COVID pandemic. As in the consumer space, B2B buyers use a variety of content to research prospective purchases: social media, Google search, review sites.

Report: In-Person B2B Marketing Event Cancelations Continue to Fall

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers continue to rebound from the initial challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, new research suggests that they are finding success with in-person events and exhibitions. The B2B exhibition cancellation rate should decline further.”.

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Surprise: Most B2B Advertising Isn’t Good. Or Is It?

The Point

A recent report by LinkedIn and research agency System1 found that the bulk of B2B advertising is ineffective. I’ve written elsewhere in this space about the sorry state of B2B creative in general, so the headline came as no surprise. Surprise: Most B2B Advertising Isn’t Good.

7 Winning Lead Generation Strategies to Drive Growth

As B2B companies pivot to keep pace with a quickly changing marketplace, a data-centric approach to lead generation can be the difference between remaining competitive or being left behind. Get real-world examples and inspiration from leading B2B businesses in this whitepaper.

How can B2B marketers get the most out of Pardot?

Modern B2B

The post How can B2B marketers get the most out of Pardot? appeared first on Modern | B2B Marketing Agency. All B2B Marketing Strategy Digital Marketing B2B Content Marketing B2B Marketing Data Technology Marketing

Launching a Winning B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Fusion Marketing Partners

In my fractional CMO practice, I have to recommend content marketing strategies for my B2B clients. Content Marketing B2B content marketing Content marketing thought leadership

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Why Your B2B Marketing Should Feature Case Studies

Webbiquity

Marketing business to business (B2B) products and services differs from business to consumer (B2C) practices in at least a half-dozen ways. What Makes a Great B2B Case Study? Approximately 33% of B2B brands allocate 5% of their budget to marketing.

8 B2B Marketing Books To Add To Your Reading List

Marketing Insider Group

Operating in the business-to-business marketing world can sometimes feel a bit like getting left behind. Many educational materials for marketers such as courses, masterclasses, and certificates focus on the business-to-consumer side of the equations. B2B Marketing marketing books

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New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

More Stuff B2B Marketing Needs to Break

Marketing Interactions

Ever since, I’ve been thinking about a few more things that B2B marketers need to break. Marketers are all wrapped around the axle on personalization. But, in B2B, it’s not as much about knowing their shoe size as it is understanding their industry, role, and use case.

B2B Marketers Still Prioritizing Customer Experience & Engagement

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers continue to target multiple key objectives, new research indicates that customer engagement and experience remain at the top of the list. B2B Marketers and Content Amplification. Customer Experience Industry News B2B Marketing customer experience

Report: B2B Buyers Consuming More Marketing Content Before Making Purchases

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look for more impactful ways to resonate with their customers and prospects, new research indicates that content may be the key to making a lasting impression. The Increasing Value of B2B Marketing Content.

Top Eight B2B Marketing Strategies You Probably Shouldn’t Ignore

Webbiquity

B2B marketers are expected to wear many hats. They need to manage their marketing budgets prudently and make sure every dollar is spent wisely. Here are eight B2B marketing strategies that can make a big difference today. Your B2B brand launch is a big deal. (So

7 Key Insights from the "How B2B Marketing is Changing" Report

Speaker: Tom Pick, Independent B2B Digital Marketing Consultant

What are the top priorities, challenges, and trends in B2B marketing as we head into the final stretch of 2018? We conducted in-depth interviews with senior B2B technology marketers to find out. The results included a few expected areas of consensus but also some surprising divergence of opinions. Content marketing, for example, is widely viewed as the most effective lead generation tactic and area for additional spending in the coming year. But doing it effectively to optimize results is also the top challenge marketers face. Meanwhile, marketers report conflicting views about and are seeking guidance on search engine marketing, live events, and inbound vs. outbound tactics. And there's one promising avenue many marketers may be under-investing in. This webinar not only summarizes the issues raised in the study but also offers guidance from multiple sources on how to address the challenges of today's B2B marketers.

Report: B2B Marketers Utilizing ABM Remain Challenged By Poor Data

KoMarketing Associates

Many B2B marketers turn to account-based marketing (ABM) to achieve their primary objectives. Overcoming Account-Based Marketing Obstacles. Most marketers (53%) believe that their ABM efforts are at least meeting organizational expectations, despite these obstacles.

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70% of B2B Buyers Agree Video is the Best Form of Marketing Content

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers continue to refine their customer engagement strategies, new research indicates that video is growing in importance among buyers. Furthermore, 93% of B2B buyers say that video is important to them when it comes to building trust in a brand.

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Survey: B2B Marketers Working Against Longer Buying Cycle

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look to fine-tune the way they reach out to customers and prospects, new research suggests that B2B buyers are taking more time to think about potential purchases. This indicates that B2B buyers are taking their time when it comes to evaluating their options.

3 BIG Reasons Your Business Should Be Actively Seeking Quality Reviews

UpCity

In today's B2B environment, is your business doing everything it can Reviews can make or break a buying decision for many people.

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The 7 Keys to Creating Successful B2B Marketing Copy

Speaker: Robert Bly, Independent Copywriter and Consultant

Marketers may use the same copy for their B2B and B2C clientele, but these customers should never be treated the same. In this webinar, you will get a clear overview of the 7 key differences between B2B and B2C, so your marketing is more relevant and engaging to business buyers. Join Robert Bly, independent copywriter and consultant, who will walk you through key details of your marketing copy strategy that will make a real difference to your buyers.

Why Some B2B Tech Companies Fail at Marketing [guest post]

Sword and the Script

Some B2B tech companies, especially in early stages, are eager to make a splash in their respective markets. Your audience should always be at the center of all of your marketing strategies and tactics. Don’t stop at half a marketing plan.

B2B Marketing 2022 Trends

The Lead Agency

The COVID-19 pandemic that has dominated our lives for the last 18 months has changed how we live both professionally and personally, and the B2B landscape is no different. – B2B Decision Maker Pulse. B2B Customers are Buying Big Online. – B2B Decision Maker Pulse.

Top B2B conferences for 2022

Biznology

Eager to attend in-person events, B2B marketers may have their hopes dashed again as new variants spread. February 28-March 2, Scottsdale, B2B Marketing Exchange. April 6-7, all virtual, Marketing Profs B2B Forum. April 11-12, Chicago, B2B Online.

78% of B2B Marketers Now Measured By Their Pipeline Influence

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers and sales personnel look to improve their alignment, new research indicates that more marketers are now having their performance measured according to their influence on the sales pipeline. The Challenges of Implementing Account-Based Marketing.

5 B2B Marketing Trends that You Can't Ignore in 2020

Speaker: Pam Didner, Marketing Consultant, Author and Speaker

Pam Didner, B2B tech marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Effective Sales Enablement and Global Content Marketing, will present the essential marketing trends you need to know in 2020. She'll discuss digital challenges that marketers commonly face and share actionable solutions and templates you can apply to your job in real-time.

85% of B2B Marketers Who Use Social Media Remain Dedicated to Facebook

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers continue to explore the benefits of social media marketing , new research indicates that they remain invested in Facebook and LinkedIn, in particular. In regards to importance, most B2B marketers (40%) cited LinkedIn , followed by Facebook (32%).

68% of B2B Marketers Saw Their Budget Rise Between 2021 and 2022

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers expand their list of goals, new research indicates that they are seeing their budgets increase to help them achieve these key objectives. As their budgets have expanded, most B2B marketers (65%) now state that they are primarily focused on increasing brand awareness.

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How to Integrate Buyer Personas into Your B2B Marketing

Launch Marketing

Buyer personas drive many aspects of your organization but especially marketing. Understanding the people your products or services benefit from should inform and guide all your marketing efforts. Almost 90% of B2B marketers use content marketing because it works.

B2B Marketers Struggle With Measuring Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Did you know that over 80% of business-to-business (B2B) marketing teams have a content marketing strategy? But only 11% of those teams consider their content marketing strategy as an excellent one! But how do you create a strong content marketing program?

Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

As you likely know, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25. Surveys show that most US-based B2B marketers are still woefully unprepared, even though the regulation affects not only any company actively doing business in Europe, but anyone even communicating with European contacts in his/her marketing database. The penalties for non-compliance with GDPR can be severe – in the millions of dollars. Fortunately, there are a few basic steps that B2B marketers can and should make that will get them closer to full compliance.

Why Half of Your B2B Marketing Budget is Wasted

B2B Digital Marketer

Even before the lockdown, the effectiveness of marketing budgets has been on a decline, and now that we are coming out of the lockdown, budgets have become even more challenging. Brian has helped Statwax push the envelope of what’s possible in B2B digital marketing.

10 B2B Marketing Trends to Watch in 2022

Biznology

But now I am back, with a list of 10 trends that B2B marketers should watch as we enter 2022. For marketing strategies, this means that our customers and clients need us more than ever, to solve problems and help them meet their goals.

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The B2B Startup Guide to SaaS Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

SaaS startups face several challenges when marketing their services to prospects. From brand name awareness, to lead generation, marketing your SaaS business requires maximum ROI for the lowest cost. That’s why SaaS companies win with content marketing. Content Marketing

5 B2B e-commerce marketing strategies to drive conversions

Barbara Burgues

5 B2B e-commerce marketing strategies to drive conversions

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018.