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Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

The Point

There is a growing trend in the content syndication space, and among Cost Per Lead (CPL) programs in general, for media vendors to offer B2B clients the option of pre-qualified leads.

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3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Gregor Cresnar. Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets. Which, for the most part, remains an elusive and challenging endeavor.

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The 10 Commandments of Successful B2B Customer Retention

Act-On

It’s the age of the customer. Whether you’re talking about marketing that’s “customer-centric” or “customer first,” or discussing “the. customer experience,” “customer success,” or “customer retention,” there’s no shortage of buzzwords about the customer. This isn’t all just talk, either.

Industrial Email Marketing for Manufacturers, Distributors and Engineering Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing is alive and well in 2017 despite what you may heard or read to the contrary. To quote Mark Twain with a slight modification, “The reports of my its death have been greatly exaggerated.” Here are some stats from the 2016 State of Marketing Report from Salesforce.com.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Marketing Automation System Software Pricing

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6 Mega Trends in Sales, SaaS, and Video from HubSpot’s Chief Sales Officer

Vidyard

Recently, Hunter Madeley, Chief Sales Officer at HubSpot, sat down with our CEO, Michael Litt to discuss all things sales, SaaS, and video! They bantered for nearly an hour by the toasty fire, but since everyone likes things short and sweet these days, we figured we’d wrap up six of the biggest takeaways. But hey, if you have some time, check out the full recording at the end of this post!). The purpose of sales and marketing continues to be on creating credibility, momentum, and trust.

Coherent Path Auto-Optimizes Promotions for Long Term Value

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the grand challenges facing marketing technology today is having a computer find the best messages to send each customer over time, instead of making marketers schedule the messages in advance. One roadblock has been that automated design requires predicting the long-term impact of each message: just selecting the message with the highest immediate value can reduce future income. This clearly requires optimizing against a metric like lifetime value. But that's really hard to predict.

Future Of B2B Marketing And Sales: 20 Experts Share Their 2017 Predictions

Radius

Revenue, that’s the name of the game in 2017. And has been for a long time. We’ve heard a lot this year about AI, machine learning, and the like. But regardless of what lens you approach the revenue problem, there’s one constant. Success comes down to the right people, processes, and technologies. Combining these three elements in today’s data-abundant world is the key to success. But this continues to be a pervasive challenge for B2B go-to-market teams.

The Top 8 Ways B2B Brands Are Reaching Customers in 2017 [Infographic]

Hubspot

"Being a B2B marketer is a piece of cake," said no one, ever. "A A real walk in the park. Easy-peasy.". The truth is, no marketer has it easy -- but sometimes, it seems like B2B marketers have it especially tough.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

Accidental Sends and Apology Emails

Modern Marketing

Mistakes happen. You’ve created your strategy, set up your template/content, scheduled the launch and then sat back and waited for the results to come pouring in.

3 Reasons Why Video is Ideal for Internal Communications

Vidyard

Marketers have long understood the advantages of video: it’s multi-media, it’s exciting, and it conveys a lot of information. According to Hubspot , 87% of marketers use it and according to Google , 50% of customers expect it.

5 Steps to conduct a superior podcast interview

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. With the release of a new book, I’ve probably done 100 interviews in the last three months. And I found a stark contrast in the quality of the interviewers!

Building a Marketing Technology Stack for Your Demand Generation Efforts

NuSpark

Demand generation is about more than just delivering sales-ready leads for products or services. It’s the achievement of long-term market awareness and interest in your offering through the use of market research, brand positioning, industry trends and sales data.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

How to Create a SMarketing Service Level Agreement

Hubspot

At most companies, it can feel like marketing and sales are far from being on the same team. According to the 2017 State of Inbound report, fewer than half of marketers would describe their respective companies' Sales and Marketing teams as "generally aligned.". And that's a problem.

Retargeting vs. Remarketing: Their Key Differences Explained

Spiralytics

Retargeting and Remarketing are two buzzwords that marketers often hear and use interchangeably. While they may have some similarities, they are different concepts and are applied in a variety of ways, too. Paid Advertising remarketing retargeting

Chalk Talks: Using Video Analytics for Smarter Selling

Vidyard

One of the keys to a successful sales team today is understanding as much as you can about your prospective buyers’ interests so you can send them tailored messaging and get a relevant and timely conversation started.

5 Steps to Lead Nurturing Success

Modern Marketing

Marketing today is a fast-moving, highly competitive landscape where a proliferation of content from multiple brands competes for customer attention on a plethora of channels, platforms and technologies!

7 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns

Must-See Examples of Marketing Success That You Can Replicate.

Why Annual Planning In B2B Marketing Is Seriously Flawed, And How To Fix It

bizible

A revenue plan is a set of revenue targets with an accompanying plan to reach them. High quality data, forecasting techniques, and large Excel spreadsheets are the typical tools marketing leaders use to build a revenue plan. Unfortunately there is a flaw in the typical forecasting process.

What Does Your Desk Say About Your Marketing Style?

Modern B2B Marketing

Did you know that your desk could be saying a lot more than you think? Not to be judgy, but whether or not you have considered your workspace and how it reflects your marketing style, your co-workers have.

A proposed model for organizing the chaos of marketing technology

chiefmartech

The marketing technology landscape is big, broad, and deep. Feel free to mentally insert other, more colorful, adjectives.) So many different kinds of solutions fall under that umbrella, and they don’t always fit into nice, neat categories.

Why Now Is the Time to Dive into Interactive Email Marketing Campaigns

Content Standard

“You’ve got mail!” ” As a message hits your inbox and you receive another push notification, you see the sender is an email marketing list you’ve signed up for, pushing the latest offer.

Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

8 Signs of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Hubspot

We write a lot about artificial intelligence here at HubSpot. You might be excited about it, or slightly concerned that AI will take your job -- and then take over the world.

How to Improve Lead Routing for More Sales

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you recently looked at your lead routing and assignment process? If not, you could be leaking revenue and marketing ROI. Case in point. LeadData’s new report, The State of Lead Management , based on a survey of 527 B2B sellers and marketers found an average 25.5 % of marketing-generated leads get assigned to the wrong account owner. Did you catch that? Over 25% of marketing-generated leads get assigned to the wrong person.

Five Crucial Tips for a Successful Boost Post on Facebook

KoMarketing Associates

In 2014, Facebook decided to clean up its News Feed by only showing content of the highest quality. While the move was designed to benefit the Facebook users, some businesses were left out in the cold, seeing giant drops in the amount of fans that saw their posts. The drop in organic reach continues in 2017, with little hope of coming back up.

Revenue Attribution 101: Tracking, Connecting, and Crediting Marketing Touchpoints to Revenue

bizible

As more and more CMOs of B2B organizations become responsible for driving revenue, it’s becoming necessary for them to adopt a revenue attribution solution. Previously, marketers could be satisfied with generating leads or opportunities and calling it good.

7 B2B Marketing Strategies You Need to Know About

As B2B marketers, we know that our buyers' needs are ever-evolving, but it's not just our buyers that are changing.

SEO and Customer Base Marketing: Deepen Relationships for More Repeat Sales

Modern B2B Marketing

SEO is powerful for more than just inbound marketing. The tools of SEO, and the insights SEO strategies generate, are also highly effective in delighting and retaining customers in the post-sale enablement, adoption, and retention phases of customer marketing.

10 Job Interview Questions to Stop Asking Candidates

Hubspot

When I get a job interview, there's a lot to prepare. I diligently research the company and my interviewers, pore over Glassdoor interview questions, and print out copies of my resume and portfolio. When I interview someone else, it’s easier to prepare.

Are Chatbots the Next Big Thing in Lead Generation? What You Need To Know…

B2B Marketing Insider

“Geeks want machines that do things without asking. But what makes good AI is good communication with the user,” Fred Brown, Founder and CEO of Next IT The search for the next innovation in lead generation is an epic ongoing quest.

What To Do When Your Advocate Marketer Leaves Your Company

Influitive b2b

I want you to meet a pretty cool guy (IMHO): Truman Tang, Director of Marketing, Customer and Advocacy, at Influitive. He’s the mastermind behind our incredible advocate marketing program, Influitive VIP. Truman’s got a pretty long list of accomplishments under his belt, like driving 1,000 customer referrals in a year, running highly effective ABM campaigns.

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