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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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?

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Report: B2B Marketers Finding Content Success in Virtual Spaces

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers are seeing success with content marketing, and new research suggests that the virtual space has given them new opportunities to connect with customers. Focusing on B2B Content Amplification. B2B Marketing News Industry News B2B Marketing content marketing

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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.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

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

22 Key Statistics For Successful B2B Social Media Marketing Programs

KoMarketing Associates

Social media has changed the way we live, interact with each other, and, yes, even market our businesses. Designing an effective B2B social media marketing strategy, however, is no easy feat. Strategic Execution for B2B Social Media.

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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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.

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23% of B2B Marketers Still Developing an Intent Data Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

New research suggests that an increasing number of B2B marketers are utilizing intent data to gain an edge on the competition. Approximately 70% of intent data users state that their digital marketing strategy is “very successful.” Finding Marketing Uses for Critical Data.

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Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

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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Report: B2B Marketers Continue to Prioritize Account-Based Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

As more B2B marketers experiment with account-based marketing (ABM), new research suggests that they are diverting more of their budget to this tactic. This was followed by content marketing (60%), sales enablement (48%) and personalization/customization (43%).

Report: Most B2B Event Marketers Focus on Customer Engagement

KoMarketing Associates

Many B2B marketers engage in both hybrid and in-person events to resonate with their target audience. On24 recently published “The Future of Events Report,” and statistics showed that the most important goal for events among B2B marketers is customer engagement (51%).

Why B2B Marketers Should Try CTV Advertising

Biznology

Which is exactly what B2B marketers need: zero waste and clear accountability. Many B2B marketers have historically avoided broadcast advertising, due to the big buys required, and the enormous waste. B2B marketers, this is the time to test out CTV.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

The B2B Marketers’ Perspective on Measuring Content Marketing Performance

KoMarketing Associates

Measuring the impact of content marketing allows B2B marketers to optimize campaigns for better engagement and more effectively attribute ROI. But what are the strategies, tactics, and trends behind measuring content marketing performance for B2B marketers?

Become a B2B Revenue Marketer or Get Left Behind!

Fusion Marketing Partners

B2B revenue marketing is not new. A couple of decades ago, I was speaking at B2B marketing and sales conferences […]. B2B Marketing B2B Revenue Revenue Growth

Let’s Get Personal: B2B Marketing Personalization

Zoominfo

It’s one of the most talked-about trends in the marketing world. . Marketers—us included—continue to preach the importance of understanding your customers and delivering targeted, personalized campaigns based on what you know about them. What Is Personalization In Marketing?

B2B Marketers Now Turning to Data to Measure Their Success

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look ahead to the remainder of the year, they are becoming increasingly aware of the need to utilize the data and analytics at their fingertips. Finding Value in Social Media Marketing Data.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.

A B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist

The Point

Earlier this month I presented a standing-room only session at the B2BMX Conference in Scottsdale on key principles of B2B email creative. A #B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist Click To Tweet. The post A B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist appeared first on The Point.

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10 B2B Marketing Trends for 2022

Visitor Queue

That means it’s time to start preparing for the B2B marketing strategies that your company is going to implement in 2022. It can be difficult to research and understand marketing initiatives that are going to thrive over the next year. Marketing B2B Marketing Marketing Trends

Fresh Prospecting Ideas for B2B Marketers

Biznology

Always on the lookout for new ways to identify prospects and generate leads in business markets? This year I’ve come across a handful of services and tools that demonstrate and welcome creativity and innovative by using digital marketing.

Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange

Influitive

Last week, Scottsdale, Arizona was abuzz with more than 1300 B2B marketers eager to get inspired by some of the industry’s best and brightest. This year’s B2B Marketing Exchange did not disappoint! The event featured some great keynotes and workshops spanning topics including, how B2B brands can harness the power of fandoms, how to connect. The post Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange appeared first on Influitive.

Best Practices for Marketing Database Cleanse

Finding a vendor to cleanse and optimize your marketing database can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Download the eBook to get the most out of your database cleanse and find an appropriate vendor for your B2B marketing objectives.

Must-Attend B2B Marketing Conferences for 2021

Biznology

But vaccinations and safe practices provide some reason for optimism, so it’s time for B2B marketers to plan their event calendars. May 26-27, hybrid, B2B Marketing Leaders Forum APAC 2021. June 2-3, virtual, from Chicago, B2B Marketing Ignite USA 2021.

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.

82% of B2B Marketers Cite Social Media as Top Growing Channel

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers analyze their fastest-growing channels, new research indicates that social media is blowing away the competition, offering them more ways to connect with customers than ever before. Marketers to Continue Investment in Social Media.

The State of B2B Influencer Marketing [Research]

Webbiquity

Nearly four out of five B2B marketers believe influencer marketing will grow in importance in the next year. But only half integrate their influencer marketing efforts with their SEO programs, or use influencer marketing tools to identify industry influencers.

How COVID-19 is Impacting B2B Marketing Plans

Speaker: Tom Pick, Chief Digital Marketing Consultant, Webbiquity

B2B Marketing Zone and Tom Pick, a well-known B2B Marketing expert, recently conducted a survey of over 450 senior B2B marketing professionals about the impact of COVID-19 on their B2B marketing plans. The results were not surprising in some areas, but were very surprising in others. Don’t miss this webinar, where Tom will share findings from the survey, from additional market input, and from the audience. By registering, you will get access to the full survey report.

85% of B2B Marketers Not Spending Enough Time on Content Amplification

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look for more ways to get their content into the hands of customers and prospects, new research suggests that they may want to focus their efforts on amplification. In terms of how B2B marketers are amplifying their content, the majority (98%) said through social media.

10 B2B Marketing Automation Trends For Your 2021 B2B Marketing Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketing automation is booming. It pervades every major area of B2B marketing and shows no signs of slowing down. And when we look back to the B2B marketing automation trends we outlined last year , it’s impressive how far we’ve come in just one year.

B2B Marketers Now Use Facebook More Than Any Other Social Network

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers use a wide range of social media platforms these days to reach out to their prospects and customers. Now, new research indicates that the one they use most often also tops the list of most important platforms among social media marketers.

71% of B2B Buyers Still Want More Thorough Discovery of Needs Addressed by Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to resonating with B2B buyers, marketers are still fine-tuning their strategies. The RAIN Group recently published data from 528 buyers and sellers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC on why B2B buyers make purchase decisions. B2B Marketers and Lingering Obstacles.

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.

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?

Report: COVID-19 Has Advanced the Consumption of B2B Marketing Content

KoMarketing Associates

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for many marketers, but for those in the B2B industry, prospects and customers appear to be engaging more than ever before. Assessing the COVID-19 Impact on Marketing.

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How B2B Agencies Can Help Tech Marketers Better Understand Buyers

SWZD

How can B2B Agencies help tech marketers best understand their buyers? Blogs B2B agency B2B buying collective B2B Intent Data cloud tech buyers Enterprise tech marketing ICP IT Decision Makers Lead Generation

Why B2B Marketers are Critical to Revenue Operations

Marketing Interactions

While the events I’ve attended and material I’ve read tend to apply the focus on sales as the central pivot for RevOps, I find that approach distracting for sales and a discredit to B2B marketers. Why B2B Marketers are Well Placed to Play a Pivotal Role.

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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.