ABM Success: Plan, Execute, Evaluate, Breathe, Repeat

Marketo

As organizations consider the best ways to efficiently and economically handle the demands of ABM strategy, more of them are embracing marketing process outsourcing to meet their ABM deliverables and reap the benefits of strategic account selling. And they need to give the knowledge workers who understand the company DNA the bandwidth to do strategic-level work, without slowing the stream of customized outreach that makes ABM worthwhile.

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What’s Your Reputation? Time to Get Serious About Email Deliverability

The Mx Group

Your message is fine-tuned, your offer carefully crafted, and you’ve planned your A / B test for the subject lines. Poor email deliverability is a serious issue that can undermine all the effort you put into an email campaign. A full 20% of marketing emails never make it to their intended inbox, according to ReturnPath’s 2017 Deliverability Benchmark Report. But what they don’t realize is that email deliverability requires more than simply avoiding spam triggers.

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B2B Email Marketing: Batch and blast, mobile and other challenges

B2B Lead Generation

Part of email’s role is to nudge your customers into buying something they didn’t necessarily know they wanted, to reach out to the person who wasn’t planning to buy from you. The problem is not everybody has the bandwidth or budget to do that. And possibly risking eventual issues with deliverability, recipient fatigue (and the resulting opt-outs, or worse, spam/junk status) and/or brand credibility?

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How Do I Create a Content Plan? Three Sample Scenarios for Success

ClearVoice

A content plan is comprised of all the marketing assets and data-gathering functions needed to achieve the goals set forth in your content strategy. Everything from SEO research and engagement tracking, to blogging and white paper writing, are included in a content plan.

Tips & Tricks to Optimize your Emails

SendX

By definition, email optimization is a range of practices marketers use to improve the deliverability, engagement, and conversion of the emails they send. Emails that feature pictures heavier than 1MB consume too much bandwidth and are next-to-impossible to read on mobile devices.

8 Email Marketing Improvements to Make During Slow Periods

Oracle

For example, while most marketers think of customer modeling as a growth strategy, it can also be used defensively to protect your deliverability. “Senders can manage their deliverability by driving engagement metrics through effective audience segmentation strategy.”

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Lisa’s App of the Week: Harvest

Heinz Marketing

By Lisa Heay , Marketing Planning Manager at Heinz Marketing. It takes a lot of the guessing out of project planning. If you check their status and see they’ve been heads down on an important deliverable for the last two hours, you’ll know whether or not they can be interrupted.

Do you need to call in backup? Here Are 5 Use Cases for Outsourcing Email Work

Litmus

Between delivery rates and email deliverability , the latter is trickier to manage. It’s not surprising, then, that 14% of email marketers have another company or agency handle email deliverability. While it’s easy to monitor bounce rates with your email service provider, you may not realize there are deliverability issues until email performance has already taken a hit. Want to take email deliverability into your own hands?

9 Reasons You Might Need a Content Creator for Your Next Brand Initiative

ClearVoice

Even if your in-house team is fantastic, your PR agency is reliable, and you’ve got a laundry list of influencers who want to work with you, plans to launch any kind of campaign or initiative that involves content might still require a specialized content creator… or a few.

Bringing Universities and HubSpot Clients Together: An Experiment in Applied Learning

Hubspot

On top of that, awkward conversations about expectations and due dates on deliverables can turn professors off from the experience completely. HubSpot customers don't always have the bandwidth to complete their many projects.

Continuing to Invest in Company Culture

Heinz Marketing

So we talked through how to go about asking quick questions, internal reviews of client deliverables, and methods for giving and receiving feedback. By Michelle Voznyuk , Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing.

5 Tips for Surviving B2B Marketing Management Disasters

Marketo

Unsympathetic markets, unpredictable competitors, and changing company initiatives all conspire to disrupt even the most well-thought-out marketing plans…unless you have a disaster survival plan. Marketing managers plan campaigns, content, product launches, promotions, and events to capture the attention of busy buyers, but this also routinely stretches their team’s bandwidth.

3 steps to find the best email automation tool for you [+ Free Evaluation Template]

Litmus

Larger teams typically use more bandwidth and features, and more than one or two people need access to the tool. Drip campaigns : How do you plan on nurturing your inbound leads? A lot of pricing plans are structured around how many contacts you have.

How to Build a B2B Marketing Strategy from the Ground Up

BOP Design

We’ve seen great B2B marketing plans fail because the marketing team or company just didn’t have the resources to fulfill that plan. Who will work on the marketing deliverables (name names).

How Your Startup Can Overcome Content Marketing Challenges

KoMarketing Associates

If you own a startup and decide to put content marketing on the back burner until your product is perfect (or you have more time, or a larger staff, have an uber tight plan in place, or…), you may miss the benefits of early investment. The company can ghostwrite blog posts, plan whole editorial calendars, and cover social media execution. You should have a non-disclosure agreement, a contract detailing terms, and a scope of work describing expectations and deliverables.

The Ultimate Guide to RPFs

Hubspot

RFPs can also give you a sneak peek into different strategies you may not have considered since each vendor will include their own unique action plan along with their bid. Here’s how to understand the difference: While you’re technically receiving a quote in an RFP, you’re also getting information like the action plan, timeline of completion, deliverable schedule, and the list of services provided as well. Target Deliverable Schedule. Target Deliverable Schedule.

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Bring it in: How to build an all-star social media team

Sprout Social

Given how they’re often juggling multiple responsibilities at once, it’s no wonder that 41% of social marketers say they need more time and bandwidth to make a greater impact on the rest of their business.

7 Ways to Handle Unresponsive Clients

Hubspot

Your client might not have the bandwidth to sift through their inbox every day. If you assume your clients are going to miss any deadlines right out of the gate, you’re already planning ahead. 6) Create a ‘If we don’t hear from you’ plan. It creates a backup plan right away, making it more likely that your deliverables and timeline can press onward. Get a sense of what your clients’ weeks typically look like so you can set reasonable deliverable dates.

Want to Master Your Next Creative Brief? 10 Key Sections to Cover

ClearVoice

Given shrinking bandwidth, tighter deadlines and the need to parse through research, analytics and strategy documents, the creative brief is often the first thing to suffer. These objective morsels give the reader an immediate grasp of what’s expected, a snapshot at the deliverables, and a peek at the high-bar desired for the first round of ideas and ultimately, the final work. The media plan rollout (if applicable). Ah yes, the well-written creative brief.

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Moonlighting or Full-Time Freelancing? Pros and Cons for Freelancers and Clients

ClearVoice

You prefer to get paid based on deliverables, not time. Find a freelancer who excels at their day gig and has extra bandwidth for yours. Just don’t ask them to deliver you a 3-month plan. Full-time freelancing or moonlighting? It’s a question for both workers and clients. Individuals must determine if full-time freelancing is the right fit for their lifestyle.

10 Types of Content Writers and When to Use Them

ClearVoice

Good social media writers also know the ins and outs of how often you can post, best posting time for different social networks to maximize interactions and how to turn all that into calendar-grade plans. Outsourcing social media content can be a smart move, as more companies try to participate in social media but lack the internal expertise or bandwidth to execute to their full visions. What types of freelance writers do you need?

The HubSpot Agency’s Guide to Content-as-a-Service

nDash

Instead of just cranking out copy, you can sell premium services like developing customer personas, creating empathy and experience maps, planning an editorial calendar, publishing and distributing the content, and monitoring metrics. No two inbound marketing agencies are created equal.

PowerViews with Trip Kucera: Best Practices & Surprising Trends

Pointclear

Click to start video at this point —Trip sees mobile as one of the top three channels that companies are identifying with and planning to invest more in, adding that there are going to be different value propositions to different organizations depending on what their marketing challenges are. From a B2B perspective, he uses the email term, “deliverability,” in a broader context.

30 Women Shaping B2B Tech Marketing

SnapApp

The last 10 years she’s been with B2B tech startup companies including VerticalResponse, GoodData, Librato, and Layer–but she recently launched Marketing261 , which helps tech startups with their strategy, planning, and execution. Attention spans today are less than that of a goldfish and there’s a plethora of messaging competing for our prospects’ limited bandwidth. It’s not a specific deliverable that I’m proud of but an act of courage to make a career change.

30 Women Shaping B2B Tech Marketing

SnapApp

The last 10 years she’s been with B2B tech startup companies including VerticalResponse, GoodData, Librato, and Layer--but she recently launched Marketing261 , which helps tech startups with their strategy, planning, and execution. Attention spans today are less than that of a goldfish and there’s a plethora of messaging competing for our prospects’ limited bandwidth. It’s not a specific deliverable that I’m proud of but an act of courage to make a career change.

Lead Generation Best Practices: Thought Leadership with The Funnelholic

Marketo

I don't think any of us planned to be in B2B when we were thinking about our careers, so like many of us, I fell into it. If you don't have the bandwidth, hire a pay-for-performance appointment-setting group. Without common agreed-on deliverables, you will not succeed. My vote: Do it, but have a plan and realize it takes time.

How to Master Startup Marketing: Experts Share Their Secrets

Vidyard

Start planning out your business' social media posts using this easy-to-use social calendar template. They bring together local marketing professionals looking for actionable tips for activating their video marketing plans with minimal budgets.

How to Master Startup Marketing: Experts Share Their Secrets

Vidyard

Get the Social Media Calendar Template Start planning out your business' social media posts using this easy-to-use social calendar template. They bring together local marketing professionals looking for actionable tips for activating their video marketing plans with minimal budgets.