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The Future of Digital Marketing: Content Marketing Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

Marketing Insider Group

The digital marketing landscape changes so much and so frequently that it’s almost impossible to imagine what the future of digital marketing may offer in terms of opportunities.

How to Create an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) to Target the Right Customers

DiscoverOrg

The Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) is used to identify, source, and prioritize your best prospects – but how do you create an accurate ICP in the first place? First, let’s level-set on why you should go through this exercise in the first place. Two words: finite resources.

Report: Marketers are Failing to Determine the ROI of Sponsorship Efforts

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers continue to invest in sponsorships to achieve their some of their top objectives, but research shows they are not adequately measuring and assessing the ROI of their efforts.

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5 Takeaways from The Definitive Guide to Marketing Data

Reachforce

When I accepted my first job in marketing, I had no idea how big of a role data played in a marketing strategy. However, when I started working at ReachForce, it was a major newsflash to me how vital it is to have clean data as the foundation of your strategy.

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

Marketing Technology Buy The Book

Webbiquity

With more than 90% of B2B marketers now embracing content marketing success depends not on producing more content but better content. And marketing technology can help, from ideation and research through production, promotion, and analytics.

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Transform Your Customer Success Journey and Accelerate Growth

Marketing Insider Group

Growth for B2B is hard. It used to be that you could accelerate growth with huge customer acquisition. Ramping up your sales and marketing is not enough to sustain growth. Today, the best companies are growing through customer success. That’s why I interviewed Kia Puhm (@kiapuhm), CEO at K!A

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Building B2B relationships with trust and empathy

B2B Lead Generation

We have more sales and marketing technology and channels to reach our customers, but they’re increasingly tuning us out. In short: we’re getting more disconnected from customers. Something is missing.

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Essential Information to Include on Your Webinar Landing Page

Reachforce

One of the most powerful ways to enhance email lead generation is to host a webinar. Businesses tend to obtain more quality leads from webinar attendees.

Is it Fraudulent to Spend Money on Lead Gen Without an ROI?

ViewPoint

Thinking back on my career, I realized early on that marketing spending of any sort, whether for people or programs, must be rooted in my ability (and our marketing department’s ability) to justify the expense. Nothing else made sense to me then or now.

Demystifying Tech Storytelling: No One Wants to Hear About Your Backend

Marketing Insider Group

You know what gets tech marketers really excited? Telling people in detail about the latest enhancement to their Whatever-as-a-Service platform that increases scalability and extensibility by 4 percent. Plus, the latest integration with Microsoft and the rollout of version 3.2 of their software.

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

B2B Content Marketing 2018: A Year in Review

KoMarketing Associates

As each year passes, I find myself saying things like “How is the year over?” or “Time is really flying”. This year was no exception. Just like that, it’s November and just like that, it’s time for 2019 planning.

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Return on content: a review of how spending patterns on content marketing are changing

Tomorrow People

Content marketing is a growing sector, but are increased budgets leading to better outcomes? This blog summarizes some recent research from the Content Marketing Institute. There’s a famous four-box diagram called the Growth-Share Matrix , from the equally renowned Boston Consulting Group.

Lead Capture Forms the Right Way: 7 Tips to Increase Lead Generation

Reachforce

All marketers want to help grow their company's customer opportunities through email lead generation, right? After all, email is one of the most powerful forms of sales and marketing.

Is Employee Advocacy Just for B2B?

Onalytica B2B

There’s no denying that the attributes of a B2B buyer differ greatly from a B2C consumer’s. B2B buyer journeys are much longer and more complex with a higher average purchase price, compared to buyer journeys in B2C which tend to be much shorter, more impulsive and lower value purchases.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Want More Customers? Solve Their Problems

Marketing Insider Group

People go online or search through print magazines to solve problems. Even if they’re perusing Pinterest for recipes or Facebook for the latest gossip on the new neighbor, they have an “itch” to scratch. A want that they need to satisfy. In marketing, we call these “pain points.”

5 Uses of B2B Marketing Beyond Lead Generation

KoMarketing Associates

Many companies and their executives recognize the power of B2B marketing to drive sales and conversions, but marketing actually has a lot of benefits beyond just bringing in revenue. Digital marketing should be a part of your organization’s regular and ongoing strategy.

Is the Buzz Around ABM Justified? A Look at Our State of Pipeline Marketing Data

bizible

As Head of ABM at Marketo, I’m always eager to learn how others are doing account-based marketing (ABM) and the success they are having.

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Where Should You Spend Your Marketing Budget?

Reachforce

If you want your business to grow, you have to allocate at least some budget to your marketing team. Whether your budget is large or small, the question is how you are going to use the money you have allocated to marketing for the best ROI. How can you get the best bang for your buck?

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Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

7 Essential Account-Based Marketing Strategies

Act-On

Account-based marketing enables you to efficiently nurture groups of decision makers at large organizations. Here are a few tips to set you up for success! Account-Based Marketing

The Evolution of Content Quality Criteria

Marketing Insider Group

For too many organizations I meet, content quality is assumed. Or, it’s delegated to those creating the content. Defined and documented content quality criteria don’t exist. They aren’t part of a service agreement with content creation teams.

Embracing Trust: How Marketers Can Prepare for GDPR 2.0

The Point

If your marketing organization is 100 percent GDPR compliant (and if you are, you’re in the minority ) you may feel that your data compliance issues are behind you. Think again. The GDPR deadline may already be a waning memory, but global data privacy regulations are just getting started.

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Sales leads play a big role in B2B marketing and sales alignment

Sales Lead Insights

A comment from someone who attended one of my workshops got me thinking about the role of sales leads in marketing and sales alignment from a business-to-business perspective. Three critical factors came to mind: The definition of a qualified lead.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

Is Your Client Newsletter a Marketing Albatross?

Marketing Craftmanship

Client newsletters are the most widely used, often abused and hotly debated marketing tactic for professional services firms of any size. Here are three highly subjective myths and realities to help your firm determine whether it’s a worthwhile tool, or how to improve your current newsletter.

5 Ways Your Event Marketing Efforts Can Help You Attract More Leads

Act-On

Are you ready to make the most out of your event marketing efforts? These 5 tips will help improve engagement and increase your number of leads. Events Lead Generation Lead Nurturing

Battling Back Against Marketing Malpractice

Marketing Insider Group

Have you ever been sitting in the doctor’s office, waiting for her to come in and solve whatever ails you? Of course. We all have. So, how does that interaction go?

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8 Ways to Use Chatbots to Boost Engagement on Your Website

Biznology

Chatbots are the newest thing in marketing and they are taking the industry by storm. They have been gaining popularity in social media channels for a couple of years now. However, using them on your website is an area that has been overlooked.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Verint VP of EMEA marketing Marjie Gould on why the future of content marketing is about principles as much as your product

Tomorrow People

“Put customers at the heart of your marketing strategy. The future is not all about technology, it’s about people too,” says Verint’s VP of EMEA marketing, Marije Gould. Marije Gould, VP marketing, EMEA at Verint used a futurologist to map her customers’ growing concerns. Far from it being just about the product or price, her customers care deeply about the ethos of the business they buy from, including its privacy, personalization, and ethics. We all know the value of listening to the customer.

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Is Our Job to Make Our Job Obsolete?

Modern Marketing

Way back in the Mesozoic Period of IT (about 1989) I had a boss who, while clenching a lit cigar between his teeth (yes, there was that back then), uttered these immortal words, “Your job is to automate yourself out of a job.”

Do These 4 Things to Improve Your Account Based Marketing Efforts

Act-On

Account-based marketing is essential for B2B marketers wanting to make a bigger impact. These 4 tips will take your efforts to the next level. Account-Based Marketing

How The Buyer’s Journey Is Becoming More Like a Quest

Marketing Insider Group

Funnels, stages, paths, journeys, and more labels that suggest some form of a linear line of thinking has dominated marketing and sales for decades. Whereby the notion of awareness, evaluation or consideration, and purchase decision is built-in to these views.

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The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.