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

B2B Lead Generation

I asked Matt Bailey, President, SiteLogic ; Christopher Donald, CEO and Lead Strategist, Inbox Group ; and Loren McDonald, VP Industry Relations, Silverpop , about comparing “batch and blast” email strategies against some of the more targeted and personalized email approaches. At the same time, they are being told to get away from the traditional “batch and blast” or “spray and pray” efforts. So they still live in the batch and blast world, and it can be very effective.

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Blast Off of the Sales Tech Stack: An Interview with Holger Schulze

DiscoverOrg

Holger Schulze is an experienced B2B tech marketer and advisor for SaaS, marketing / sales automation and cybersecurity vendors.

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Business Blogging: Blast Past the Blunders

Writing on the Web

Here’s how to bust out of blog oblivion: Blogging 101: 6 weeks to Confident Blogging with the Queen of WordPress, Suzanne Bird-Harris. The latest survey of small biz professionals revealed most people struggle with “ Time :&# 72% say they don’t have enough time to update their blog.

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Blast Off: The Internet of Things Is Headed to Mars

Content Standard

The post Blast Off: The Internet of Things Is Headed to Mars appeared first on The Content Standard by Skyword. Today, Mars is the next frontier for space exploration, and NASA plans to send astronauts to the Red Planet sometime in the mid-2030s.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

strategy 11 Email marketing / blasts 5 Thought leadership / thought leadership. constraint) 3 Case studies 6 Email blasts 2 “We create a lot of different collateral, and repurpose a lot of things. 1How B2B Marketing. is Changing in 2018 Insights on Priorities, Tactics, and Challenges.

Beyond Batch and Blast: Launching Your First Lead Nurturing Program

Marketing Action

However, there’s a commonly used method that exists which proves as the exception to this rule, which we not-so-affectionately refer to as “batch and blast.” The post Beyond Batch and Blast: Launching Your First Lead Nurturing Program appeared first on Marketing Action Blog - Act-On.

The B2B Guide to Email Marketing (Live Email Blast Examples)

Directive Agency

From initial outreach emails to promoting content and limited time offers with email blasts, you have options. The next section covers 3 email blast examples that we really love here at Directive. 3 Email Blast Examples to Blow You Away. Email Blast Example #1: Uber.

Blast From the Past: 7 Websites That Were One Thing, But Now They're Another

Hubspot

Once upon a time, back in 2005, there lived on the internet a website called YouTube. It's a name that, today, many people recognize as a video-sharing website -- and much more -- that's owned by Google. But over a decade ago, YouTube wasn't what it is today. In 2005, YouTube was a dating site.

Listen to Your Customers! Mobile Is Not a Medium for Blast Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

So, how do you see the difference between personal engagement and blast marketing on a mobile device? Mobile Is Not a Medium for Blast Marketing was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link] The post Listen to Your Customers!

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Using Webinar Metrics to Blast CRM Data to the Next Level

emedia

The post Using Webinar Metrics to Blast CRM Data to the Next Level appeared first on emedia. Webinars are a highly popular component of the digital marketing toolbox, but harnessing the rich customer data they yield is still a missed opportunity.

Don’t Let the Arctic Blast Freeze Your eCommerce Site in 2014

Fathom

The post Don’t Let the Arctic Blast Freeze Your eCommerce Site in 2014 appeared first on Fathom. You might have on two pairs of pants right now, but that’s just because you’re smart. You’ve watched the weather forecast. You put on your long johns and got ready to face the subzero temperatures waiting outside your door. You should approach your 2014 marketing plan in the same way. We’ve got your online retail forecast right here. Read our list of the top seven forecasted trends for 2014.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

Instead of finding customers with mass advertising and email blasts, marketers must now focus on being found and learn to build continuous relationships with buyers.

Nobody Wants to Get [Email] Blasted: The Story Behind the Song

Modern B2B Marketing

The song I wrote, “ Nobody Wants to Get Blasted ,” was sparked by some of these ideas: Batch and Blast: It ’ s Old School. Gone are the days of batch and blast! ” Bottom line: nobody wants to get blasted. Less blasting — more engaging!

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The state of B2B marketing in Asia—moving toward digital

Biznology

There is also a conservatism about changing to the new processes the new platforms require–it’s amazing how many companies still batch-and-blast their company newsletter sent from Outlook! While teaching in Hong Kong for the semester, I’ve had the chance to meet some very interesting people.

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6 Reasons Lead Nurturing Wins Over Email Blasts

Hubspot

Since then, I've learned how amazing lead nurturing is and how superior it is to outbound email blasts or even outbound email marketing's inbound sister, targeted mass email marketing. I wasn't always a lead nurturing fan.

Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?

Biznology

Avoid mass-blasting the same blog article, discussion title, and description to ALL of your groups. After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs.

Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014

JotForm

Here we are again with part 4 of our series “Blast from the Past” By now, we have equipped you with a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets, 100 icon packs and more than 100 free PSD website templates. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from sty.

Lead Nurturing Generates Nearly 3X More Clicks Than Email Blasts [Data]

Hubspot

Lead nurturing emails get 4-10 times the response rate compared to standalone email blasts. Effective implementation of lead nurturing works, and it's a far superior way to move your leads through the sales funnel than general email blasts.

Are you nurturing just by blasting out email? Perhaps…

EMagine B2B Blog

In a word-association test, most of us would probably respond “email” to the prompt, “nurturing” (and vice-versa). It’s simply become kind of ingrained from years of B2B Web marketing practice. So it’s useful that Ardath Albee – posting on her Marketing Interactions blog – reminds us that just sending out emails is not necessarily nurturing: [.].

Should PRSA Sanction Public Relations Practitioners?

Marketing Craftmanship

Over the past decade, three developments have upset the already rocky relationship between PR and the press: Email, and “blast email” in particular, has become PR’s most frequently used communication device.

Blast from the Past #7: 100 Free Photorealistic MockUps to Win the Pitch

JotForm

In a global marketplace with gazillions of website themes, app interfaces and print designs created by gifted artists, it is quite difficult to fight off the competition. Winning customers is becoming harder and harder. Impressing the online audience with a visually stimulating presentation that dem.

Quality Above Quantity: Debunking Data Myths: The Big List

Sales Intelligence View

Just who are you reaching with these blasts from data lists? All kinds of contact lists and databases are available online, promising to do the work for you by providing you a huge list of data to prospect.

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How to Prepare for Social Media Screw Ups

Sales Intelligence View

No matter your company’s level of participation on social media, you should have best practices in place to maintain your company profile and sustain sales strategies in the face of a social blast. Social media screw ups are inevitable, so what do you when one hits your brand?

Sales productivity through Intelligence: Making it Real

Sales Intelligence View

Your biggest advocates are the people you have already helped- and their impact may be greater than glossy new brochures or email blasts. Prospecting Sales Intelligence Advocates Brochures Email Blasts Golf Tournament intelligence Personal Connection Postcard quotes Real People Referral Relevance sales productivity Smiths Testimonial Truth Word Of Mouth

Ideas to Increase Email Campaign Open Rates

Reachforce

Companies inundated their industry with endless email blasts in […]. There was a time when companies treated their email marketing and online newsletters as a numbers game. More email recipients presumably meant more online lead generation.

B2B Business Blogging Tips: How to Generate More Leads and Sales Opportunities

Marketing Insider Group

It’s simple, cost-efficient, and a nicer way to drive traffic to your website than traditional interruptive marketing tactics like email blasting. In the age of content marketing, blogging has fast become one of the most effective ways to market your brand.

How to Spot a Tactical Marketer

Marketing Insider Group

Tactical marketers are everywhere – cloaked in their favorite colors from the branding guidelines, blasting the database while crouched behind a promising mission statement.

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Good To Great – Marketing Nation #mktgnation- Team ReachForce!

Reachforce

We’re slammed but having a blast answering your questions. We’re so excited to have our booth at the Good to Great Marketing Nation event going on now. Come chat with Team ReachForce!! We have a giveaway every hour – just take our survey!

Scoping Qualified Prospects for B2B Lead Generation: Shotgun or Laser?

ViewPoint

A shotgun blast impacts a widely affected and less targeted area, while a laser beam is precise and accurate to its aim. They often bypass the shotgun blasted leads generated by broadly targeted campaigns, like webinars and direct marketing campaigns.

Content Marketing Magic – Inspiration, Strategy and Customer Obsession

ANNUITAS

I think this is a challenge for many organizations who are subscribed to old school batch and blast principles of marketing, but understand the value in editorial content. Blog Amanda Batista content marketing content mission customer obsession Oracle Eloqua tentents of modern marketing

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How Personalized Emails Improve Customer Success and Loyalty

Evergage

Cold emails copied and pasted from generic templates, email blasts from companies you never subscribed to, promotions from companies you bought from that one time seven [ ] Customer Success customer experience customer success best practices email marketing

What motivates more: positive or negative feedback?

JotForm

Often, a sustained blast of it is all we need to kickstart a. It keeps you up for 24hrs straight completing a passion project without checking the clock. Come Monday morning (when you need to nail down that boring PowerPoint), it’s floated into the stratosphere… Motivation. It’s a powerful beast. Backstage

Digital Experiences Have No Easy Button

Type A Communications

It’s a blast to tour around the country and get. June 7, 2016 by Robert Rose I’m finally finished with a six city tour – teaching content-driven experiences to marketers. read more.

How to Choose the Best Digital Channels for Your Business [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Will you implement a mix of social media marketing and email blast service to maximize your budget? Guest post by Jess Andriani. Back in the golden days of TV and radio, businesses raced to craft the most interesting TV commercials and radio advertisements to attract more customers.

5 Key Differences Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation

Act-On

While both tools use email as the primary channel to engage with your audience, email marketing tracks only the actions taken by recipients of your email blasts. In simple systems, this could mean scheduling email blasts in advance for specific dates. Your business is getting traction.

Email Marketing: 3 simple steps for building customer personas

B2B Lead Generation

Byron explained how his organization transformed from batch and blast email sends to persona-driven campaigns.

Leverage Deliverability with Engagement and Automation This Holiday Season

Act-On

Don’t buy into the idea that retail marketing success is only achievable by blindly blasting out redundant, static billboards (emails) to the masses. User engagement and deliverability in a successful marketing automation campaign will trump the traditional batch and blast method every time. Although you’re offering the deals and blasting the emails, the consumer is, or at least should be, viewed as the driver steering the relevant content.

Inbound Marketing or Outbound? Which is the Winner?

Act-On

Speaking of online outbound, it started out focused on email, and it used to be “batch and blast.” The marketing industry has been buzzing about the rise of inbound marketing and the decline of outbound marketing over the last several years.

Location-Based Data is Helping Marketers Personalize the Customer Experience

KoMarketing Associates

Until recently many senders have treated email as primarily a broadcast channel, loading lists and ‘blasting’ their most popular content to broad swaths of their audience,” wrote the authors of the report. Marketers have an abundance of data at their fingertips, and new research suggests that those who use location-based information on their customers may improve the outcome of their campaigns.

Have FOMUnleash? Here Are the Top Five Unleash '18 Moments

Outreach

We had a blast and hope you did too! What a whirlwind this past week has been! Unleash ‘18 took over Paradise Point in San Diego for 3 days of incredible content, connections and cocktails. We want to thank the nearly 700 (!) of you who attended, participated in breakouts or spoke during a session. To be honest, we’re sad it’s over.

4 tips for using Electronic Direct Mail (eDM) to promote events

Align.me

Electronic Direct Mail is a great way to warm a prospect up to some great event, but warm up means warm up, not blast them with too much heat. Let me explain how to warm up your prospects. In B2B, there are all sorts of events that we might want to warm a prospect up […]. The post 4 tips for using Electronic Direct Mail (eDM) to promote events appeared first on align.me. B2B marketing blog email marketing

Three Myths and Misconceptions About Email Automation

Act-On

The days of rudimentary batch email blasts are quickly fading away. When marketers become aware that campaigns are centered on unique individuals (customers) and their behaviors (personalization), the process becomes immediately apparent that a batch and blast approach is insufficient.

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Why Email Marketing Trumps Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

You know, those princes of darkness who buy email lists scraped from the Internet and then blast them out, with most of their messages ending up in spam folders. It becomes more of a one-on-one conversation than an email blast.