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Graphic design tips from one of our experts

Sales Lead Insights

Meet Kim Getker, one of AcquireB2B’s graphic design experts.

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Weekend Reading: “The Fun Formula” by Joel Comm

Marketing Insider Group

For the 179th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Joel Comm, author of The Fun Formula: How Curiosity, Risk Taking, and Serendipity Can Revolutionize How You Work. Have you ever noticed that when you’ve been successful at something you were also having fun?

Why Consistent, Quality Content Is The Only Choice for Marketing Your Business

Marketing Insider Group

Do you remember the days when keyword stuffing was the way to go? People would determine a few keywords and cram it into as many places on their website as they possibly could.

Online Reputation Management (ORM) definition and process

Biznology

Content marketing is online reputation management. Registering all your brand and personal domain names is online reputation management. Registering, populating, maintaining, and updating all your brand and personal social media and social network sites is online reputation management.

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.

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Your content marketing must sell solutions, not stuff

Biznology

I’ve written in the past about the importance of selling solutions rather than stuff , but it’s an idea worth diving into from another angle. Said in another way, to be successful today, marketing has to be bigger than your products and services.

Can Data be Exciting?

Modern Marketing

The answer depends not so much on how the question is asked nor on what the subject of the data might be. Rather, it depends on the spirit of the individual who’s looking at the data.

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React Faster to Your Leads to Increase Your ROI

Sales Lead Insights

You’ve got calls to action and contact forms on your website, and perhaps you’re investing in pay-per-click ad campaigns. But how quickly do you respond to these inquiries? Speed could make a difference in your bottom line.

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Nine Useful Social Media Marketing Stats: An Interactive Infographic Made with Venngage and ThingLink

Webbiquity

Content marketing and social media are the top lead generation tactics for B2B marketers. Social media, both paid and organic, is viewed as a highly effective channel for content promotion and amplification, second only to organic search.

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How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

5 Keys to Analytics: Improve Your ROI with Better Insights

Marketing Insider Group

Take a good look at the graphic above, courtesy of Adobe. In it, you see that data translates into value, such as improved ROI, but only when viewed through the lens of analysis and translated into action. So, what are the keys to analytics that produce ROI? Keys to analytics #1.

Are you testing the right things on your website?

Biznology

It doesn’t happen as much anymore, but it wasn’t long ago that every time I showed slides explaining how Amazon tests every change they make to their website, some wisenheimer would pipe up, “Yeah, well Amazon has a lot of money, so they can afford to test.”

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3 Ways Retailers Can Heat Up Their Summer Email Campaigns

Modern Marketing

As we begin to embrace longer days and shed our winter wardrobes, it’s a great time for retail marketers to re-evaluate the email calendar and replace ineffective strategies with fresh approaches.

B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there.

Sales Lead Insights

B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there. The right prospects to target The companies and people at those companies, who appear most likely to buy your products or services.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Six Key Components of a High Performance Marketing Plan

Act-On

A marketing plan that produces the best results is one revolving around one thing: your customers. Find out six key components of a high performance plan. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy marketing plan marketing strategy

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New Approaches To Understand Customers Needed In A Digital Transformation World

Marketing Insider Group

In numerous surveys of CEOs in the past few years, predictably, you will find growth strategies as one of the top priorities going into any new year. Strikingly, in these same few years, you will also find developing customer understanding also on the list of CEO priorities.

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Will growing income disparity force CEOs to re-brand?

Biznology

It is an event that has been dreaded by corporate executives for years. The pay ratio disclosure rule in the Dodd-Frank law is now being fully implemented, effective May, 2018.

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4 Social Media Misconceptions Hurting Your Company

Contently

Raise your hand if you’ve ever deleted a selfie or a tweet because it didn’t receive enough likes. Hey, there’s no shame in it—cultivating an engaging persona takes practice. Even the savviest social users make common mistakes when managing a brand account.

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

True Marketing Maxims

Sales Lead Insights

As I've climbed-- occasionally stumbling-- up the path in my marketing career, I've collected some helpful maxims along the way: pithy sayings that have proven truth in them. Some have inspired me. Others have helped guide me to the next level of knowledge, skill and career.

12 Ways to Boost Your Website’s Lead Generation Performance

Act-On

Check out these 12 proven website lead generation strategies to get more and better leads. With examples! Demand & Lead Generation Digital Marketing Forms & Landing Pages Lead Generation lead gen lead generation lead generation strategy website optimization

Digital marketing and the internet of things: 5 steps to success

Biznology

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live. It makes the world more connected and more intelligent. This results in a more convenient life and modern era. New devices are being introduced to connect and automate.

How Content Marketing Changes the Economics of Selling

Sales Engine

In the not-so-distant past, scaling a B2B company meant hiring more sales people that were responsible for all their own business development.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

Video: How to Create Content Your Audience Actually Cares About

Contently

Whenever I’m sitting on content marketing panels—usually perched on a tall stool, terrified that I’ll get too excited and fall—I almost always get the same question: What’s the biggest content strategy mistake brands make?

Personalizing the Customer Experience is a Marketing Focus for 2018

KoMarketing Associates

Many marketers are already personalizing the customer experience, but new research indicates that there is more of a need for them to go above and beyond using simple phrasing, such as “you” and “your.”. Widen recently conducted the “2018 Connectivity Report” to assess how marketers are enhancing customer relationships through personalization. About one-quarter of the respondents (28 percent) claimed that personalizing the customer experience is what their organization is most focused on in 2018.

Marketing Speaker Demo Video – Mac McIntosh

Sales Lead Insights

Normally I don’t directly promote my own services in this blog. I hope you don’t mind, but this time I’m making an exception. I promise to deliver more business-to-business marketing how-to information starting with my next blog post. Thanks. – Mac Do you need an engaging and effective marketing speaker for your next meeting or […]. The post Marketing Speaker Demo Video – Mac McIntosh appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B marketing

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Getting Started With an Ecommerce Business

Modern B2B Marketing

Starting an ecommerce business is something many people consider, but a much smaller number actually take the plunge. If your idea is strong enough, you’ve tested it, and you’re ready to get up and running, then getting started doesn’t need to be a fraught experience.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

3 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Brand Visibility

Fusion Marketing Partners

Branding is a powerful and highly efficient marketing strategy, but even a good brand needs to promote itself to gain […]. Guest Expert Contributor

How to Talk to Freelancers About Marketing ROI

Contently

Explaining the particulars of your business to someone who doesn’t work there is tricky. But it’s a necessary step if you want to develop effective content. However, marketers don’t always take this step when working with freelancers.

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Expert Insight: Why B2B Marketers Need to Use Data to Make Smarter Decisions

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers have an abundance of data at their fingertips, but many are struggling to use it to inform critical business and strategy decisions. Dun and Bradstreet recently commissioned a study by Forrester titled “The B2B Data Activation Priority,” which found that only 50 percent of marketing and sales decisions are made using data.

Marketing Speaker Demo Video – Mac McIntosh

Sales Lead Insights

Normally I don’t directly promote my own services in this blog. I hope you don’t mind, but this time I’m making an exception. I promise to deliver more business-to-business marketing how-to information starting with my next blog post. Thanks. – Mac Do you need an engaging and effective marketing speaker for your next meeting or […]. The post Marketing Speaker Demo Video – Mac McIntosh appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B marketing

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Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.