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Purpose-Driven Marketing Comes to Town

Customer Experience Matrix

“If you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made” runs the old joke.

Report: Only 17% of Marketers Measure the ROI of All their Marketing Activities

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers have a slew of different ways to reach out to their target audiences, new research suggests that they are failing to measure the ROI of their initiatives.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.”

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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 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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The Seven Best Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement for Your Business

Webbiquity

Guest post by Elmira Assiyeva. Social media has transformed the way people interact with each other and how businesses market their offerings.

The Role of Marketing in Prototyping: Creating Prototypes with POP

Marketing Insider Group

Pictured: Students at JMU Prototyping using POP The role of marketing in prototyping and other technical aspects of new product development is often very small. There are many reasons underpinning this, but the biggest reason is that marketing students aren’t taught technical skills.

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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!

Report: More Manufacturing Marketers are Now Turning to Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers in the manufacturing industry turn to content marketing to achieve their key objectives, new research suggests that they are finding more success with this tactic.

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How Much of Your Marketing Budget Should Go Towards Martech?

Reachforce

When you're working on your company's marketing budget and determining where to spend it, which categories come to mind first? Surely there's your paid digital advertising. There's likely some asset creation like graphic design, videography, and photography, as well. marketing budget

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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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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.

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

Search is Evolving, So Should Your Approach to SEO Content

KoMarketing Associates

SEO and content work together – or, at least, they should. When SEO and content efforts operate in conjunction with one another, marketers are able to generate better results, ensure digital efforts are aligned, and even become more efficient.

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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.

Rethink Marketing podcast: Creating a Successful Channel Partner Strategy

Act-On

In this Rethink Marketing podcast recap, Nick Jordan from Logic Inbound outlines what you need to build a successful channel partner strategy. Demand & Lead Generation Marketing Strategy

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.

How to Help Your Employees Become Influencers

Onalytica B2B

The concept of your employees being influencers may sound odd to some. When most hear the term ‘influencer’ they think of the social media influencers on platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and YouTube endorsing consumer products to their audience in return for a pay cheque.

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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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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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The 8 content marketing trends software marketers need to know for 2019

Tomorrow People

“ If you're serious about your content marketing strategy, you have to realize you're writing for an ever-changing audience , says Jaime Bailey, Vice President of Marketing at VHT. For a long time, the customer journey has been frustrating. As customers seek access to more kinds of information, brand marketers can no longer rely on mass media advertising campaigns to deliver brand awareness and service utility.

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

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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The 4-Step Recipe for Analyst Relations Success

Act-On

Is your B2B company looking for a surefire way to rank well in analyst reports? This 4-step recipe will set you up for analyst relations success. Analyst Relations

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The Impact Of Buyer Transformation On Marketing 2020

Marketing Insider Group

A hot buzzword during the past couple of years has been digital transformation. It has branched off a few more in the world of marketing and sales: Martech Transformation Sales Transformation CX Transformation Customer Engagement Transformation I am sure there are more.

Buzz 166

Emotions, Arousal, and the Science Behind Why Stories Get Shared

Contently

Data visualization doesn’t work without emotion. Sure, data journalism involves data collection, statistical analysis, visualization, and explanation, but it takes an emotional narrative to contextualize your findings.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Why Millennials Value Experiences, Not Stuff

Biznology

There is no question that Millennials or Generation Y consumers (born between 1980 and 2000) are an unusual breed, with very different values, buying habits and attitudes that confound older generations.

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.

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

Emerging Opportunities for Digital Marketers to Work Smarter & More Efficiently in 2019 & Beyond

Marketing Insider Group

“There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.” – Napoleon Bonaparte If there’s one area where you can gain agreement across the entire c-suite, it’s in initiatives that save the organization time and money.

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.