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Thinking beyond the quarter: 5 ways content marketers can aim for long-term success

Tomorrow People

Successful content marketers put their audience’s informational needs before their own desire to drive sales. This blog uses CMI data to show why that’s a sound strategy. You’ve just got home and you’re hungry. So you take a steak out of the freezer, and throw it into a hot pan.

How to Target Generation Z in B2B Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

b2b marketing for generation z. The time for those in Generation Z to go into the workforce is fast approaching, and in some industries, already here. Generation Z are those born in the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, the first age group to come after millennials.

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Report: Customers Seeking Less Promotional Email From Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to target their audiences with email, new research suggests that they may benefit from leaning more on the informational side than the promotional when it comes to content.

6 Examples of AI Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Technology is evolving and the world of online marketing is evolving along with it. Artificial intelligence and machine learning now make a wide variety of marketing tasks easy; even those which would have been impossible only a few years ago.

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.

Common Problems Between Your Sales & Marketing Teams (And How to Fix Them)

Reachforce

Getting your sales and marketing teams to work together is essential to maximize sales and streamline your lead generation and conversion process. However, sometimes sales and marketing feel like they're pitted against each other, rather than being two parts of a process. marketing data

10 Best Email Apps for Small Business Owners

Webbiquity

Guest post by Sam Hoffman. As a business owner, you have to worry about every little detail concerning your digital marketing strategy. It’s not enough to build the perfect, intuitive website and learn about the basics of content marketing and WordPress hosting.

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4 Trending B2B Marketing Strategies (Not Tactics) for 2019

Marketing Insider Group

“Strategy without tactics is a daydream; tactics without strategy is a nightmare.” Influenced by Sun Tzu and coined by Sagefrog CEO and Co-founder Mark Schmukler, this quote implies that there’s a clear difference between marketing strategy and marketing tactics.

13 Lead Generation Tactics That Will Explode Your PR Campaign

B2B PR Sense

A skilled coach on the field has a game book of several tried and true plays that are designed to maximize the performance of his or her players. In the same way, every brand needs a "game book" of lead generation tactics to maximize the effectiveness of its campaigns.

The Top Sales & Marketing Analytics to Watch

Reachforce

You want your business to grow, right? That's a trick question. Of course, the answer is yes. One of the best ways to maximize growth is by creating efficiency between your sales and marketing teams. This means not only working together but measuring progress and success together as well.

Five Sales Enablement Tactics B2B Marketers Need to Master

Webbiquity

Guest post by Mary Ade. Sales enablement significantly drives higher conversion rates and revenue. Nearly 75 percent of organizations using sales enablement tools say it greatly influenced sales growth over the past 12 months.

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!

10 Proven Ways to Reduce Your Bounce Rate

Marketing Insider Group

Your bounce rate is a measure of how many people are clicking through to your website but then don’t stick around to explore it further – i.e., they visit only a single page of your site. In some cases, a high bounce rate can be a good thing, such as a sales page where you’re […].

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Top 10 ABM Mistakes

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ABM KPIs to Measure (and those to ignore)

Act-On

Do you want to be able to measure the success of your account-based marketing program? Here are a few account-based marketing KPIs you can use. Account-Based Marketing Reports & Analytics

How to Avoid Common Website Design Flaws

Webbiquity

By David Gutierrez. A lot of work goes into building a website. No matter if you’re starting from scratch or using a template—creating a unique design, populating your site with compelling content, and optimizing all elements—takes time and energy.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Report: B2B Marketers Remain Slow to Adopt New Technologies

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers are using a wide range of technology and analytics to achieve their top priorities, but are their efforts paying off? Furthermore, what are their key goals for utilizing the latest technology?

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6 Variables Making Buyer Insights Driven Sales Transformation Critical By 2020

Marketing Insider Group

For the past few decades, solution-based selling was the dominant theme in building sales organizations. Solution-selling methodologies and training proved to be a big business. B2B organizations reworked their sales organization and invested heavily to be more consultative with buyers.

Pitch Perfect: Selling to Legal Operations

DiscoverOrg

A candid interview with Jill Konrath and Synchronoss’ Director of Legal Operations, Dana Huppert. Legal Operations might work behind the scenes of the General Counsel … but ops wears the pants on tech purchase decisions.

3 Tips for Using Predictive Intelligence to Fuel Your Content Strategy

ScribbleLive

Superpowers. We daydream of having them, flood the cinemas to watch the Avengers’ latest woes and foes in dealing with having them, and use technologies that have brought us scarily close making them a part of our reality.

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.

All AI Is Personal

Modern Marketing

If you work in high tech, or even if you don’t, you would probably nod your head if asked whether the following is on the top five list of most asked questions. Is artificial intelligence (AI) a good thing or a bad thing?

SEO Best Practices for Internal Linking in B2B Websites

KoMarketing Associates

At KoMarketing we strongly believe SEO is most effective when educating client marketing teams in addition to providing impactful recommendations and tactics.

What is Content Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is a strategic marketing and business process focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience, and ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.

Why You Need a Customer Testimonial Video

Act-On

If you can have only one video, make it a case study video. Customer testimonial videos are incredibly effective at converting leads into customers. Content Marketing Demand & Lead Generation Landing Page Lead Generation Lead Management Lead Nurturing Marketing Strategy Video

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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

Deloitte CMO Annabel Rake on why staff need personalization just as much as your customers

Tomorrow People

“80% of my budget goes on people, which is a lot. I want people who are happy and engaged. If I don’t create the right environment, they’ll leave,” says Annabel Rake CMO of Deloitte. To deliver any of the above, marketing leaders must build and grow a strong team set for the future. Annabel Rake, partner, and CMO, Deloitte explains that to retain and motivate the best employees, you must cater to their individual needs. The world of work is changing.

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Ceremonial Adoption - I Am Sure You Have Come Across It Before!

Modern Marketing

What is a common and fairly regular feature of Digital Transformation and Customer Success initiatives? I am sure you have seen it before. It starts with a CEO presentation on stage at the annual Company All-Hands, where they present the company's focus or the new vision.

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Report: B2B Marketers Still Lack Confidence in Their Data and Analytics

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look for new ways to reach out to their target audience, they are turning to data and analytics more frequently. However, not all marketers are confident in the data they are using to achieve their initiatives.

Say Something New: 10 Ways to Justify Original Research

Marketing Insider Group

By Michele Linn “I am so tired of having nothing new to say. I feel like we are having the same conversation again and again.” That’s what a fellow marketer (and friend) said to me recently.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Rethink Marketing podcast: Hiring a Freelance Writer

Act-On

Corporate

When looking outward with your content marketing, don’t forget conversations with customers are two-way

Tomorrow People

Most marketers use email and web content to educate customers — but far fewer turn those communications into conversations. This blog uses research by the CMI to illustrate the value of keeping the talk two-way. Let’s keep the discussion going. A huge proportion of content marketers — nearly nine out of ten as found in the CMI’s latest research — use email to talk to their audiences. Almost as many (77%) use educational content (like blogs and downloads) on the web, too.

How to Get Your B2B Outreach Program to C-Level Executives

Prospectr

With a plethora of new products and services paired with the advancement of technology, it is no wonder decision makers are making themselves scarce. Each new offering comes with a not-so-new sales pitch.

Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 4 – Define “qualified sales lead”

Sales Lead Insights

Step 4: Determine the definition of a “qualified sales lead” with which marketing, sales and corporate management agree. Your goal as a marketer is to help generate sales. Although there are some steps in closing sales that are out of your control, what you can do is identify qualified sales leads up front. If marketing, […]. The post Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 4 – Define “qualified sales lead” appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

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.