Small Business Marketing Optimization Tips for 2016

Webbiquity

The year is coming to a close, which means it’s time to start looking at the exciting opportunities 2016 will have to offer your small business. but what you should really be doing is focusing on areas you can improve your business every day for the remainder of 2015.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

As winter comes to an end, so too does the Winter Wonderland of Marketing Stats series that’s been running here over the past few months. This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing.

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Does every business need content marketing? A reality check.

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Does every business need content marketing? He recently became president of a company whose primary line of business is producing highly-engineered rolls for the steel manufacturing process. Business is hard. Content marketing is one weapon in an arsenal.

Overcoming the Challenge of Marketing to Busy Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

As an industrial marketer, you know it is a challenge marketing to engineers. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Industrial Marketing content marketing to engineers Marketing to engineers

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Interesting Marketing Trends of Small Businesses [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Small businesses face challenges of small budgets and scarce resources, causing them to be even more selective of their decisions in growing their top line. Small businesses therefore test, pivot, and analyze to recognize where their dollars would be best spent.

Using Data-Driven Marketing for Business Success

Modern Marketing

With the advent of huge amounts of data now available, thanks to online interactions and shopping, digital marketing has become hugely reliant on this data-type of information for decision-making. Ensure the departments work together to maximize the success of data-driven marketing.

20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

B2B marketers today certainly live in “interesting times” (in the sense of the not-actually-Chinese curse ). Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. Despite the tremendous growth in digital marketing , several basic old-school marketing channels remain highly effective.

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The Real Roadblock to Social Business Success

Webbiquity

Stories about how top executives just don’t “get” social media and the concept of social business were common four or five years ago. Per recent research from GaggleAMP : “Connecting your business with your employees in social media can boost your social media presence.

6 Business Skills Every B2B Marketer Must Master

Type A Communications

They need a different kind of marketer. B2B Marketing Business Change ManagementMay 3, 2016 We’re barely into the week and I’ve already heard the same tale of woe from four different companies. Well, to. read more.

The Social Business Shift [Infographic]

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this What’s a social business all about? But what social business is truly about a “shift”, a move from enterprises attempting insulate itself from disruption and instead greeting it warmly.

The Beginner's Guide to Small Business Marketing Online

Hubspot

Whether you're in the process of launching a new business or already have one, having an strong online presence for your brand is extremely important. Small business owners looking for a way to track ROI and brand awareness need digital marketing. SEO Small Business Marketing

The business case for unbranded content

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You could have a massive marketing budget and team of writers and designers, but if no one engages enough to share your content and ideas, then it’s just not working. Let’s take a deeper look at the business case for unbranded content through three interesting case studies.

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10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

Email all new blog content to your marketing database. The post 10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog appeared first on The Point.

Is Inbound Marketing Holding Your Business Back?

Act-On

“Inbound” marketing is defined as marketers getting people to come to them, rather than marketers going out to get prospects’ attention. Inbound is an effective marketing tactic, but it’s not a replacement for a complete, balanced marketing strategy.

3 Important relationship lessons I’ve learned from offline businesses

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Sometimes the best online marketing advice comes from the offline world. In this post, I want to reveal the top three relationship lessons I’ve learned from my three favorite local businesses. I know their business models, their needs, and desires.

3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets. In the past ten plus years, we have seen a tumultuous upheaval in both the world of buyers and how marketing is adapting.

Five marketing and business lessons from Japan

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I met with some of the country’s top bloggers and marketing thought leaders and I learned that traditional media still has a very strong hold on the media culture here. Of course the Japanese have traditions for many common business practices, too.

Marketing Automation for Small Businesses

Salesfusion

The post Marketing Automation for Small Businesses appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Email Marketing Nurture Marketing Website Tracking

How The Content Illusion Is Leading Marketing Astray In The Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

In the past five years, the often-unquestioned hymnal has been that to succeed in today’s digital world, businesses must produce content. Depending on which statistics you read, the common thread in the past few years has been that content marketing effectiveness has been declining.

Business volunteering – people or profits?

The B2B Research Blog

Our goal with this project was to help charities attract more volunteers from the business community, and to help businesses implement a more successful volunteering strategy. For example: Volunteering is widespread – 63% of businesses have volunteered in the last year ( Tweet this ).

6 Business Challenges Every Small Business Struggles With (And How to Fix Them)

Hubspot

In the first few years of business, small companies come up against a lot of different challenges. Bureau of Labor Statistics , about 20% of small businesses fail by the end of their first year. 6 Small Business Problems & How to Fix Them. Business Daily

Deleting Your Social Media Business Page? Read This First.

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Let’s say you’ve had it up to the heavens with Facebook and you want to delete your social media business page. Option A: Deleting Your Social Media Business Page. Are there are benefits to deleting your business pages on social media?

Next-Generation Marketing Automation Systems Target Small Business

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve been gearing up for the next edition of our VEST report on B2B marketing automation systems, which involves catching up with established vendors and chasing down some new ones.

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

Writing on the Web

Are you keeping your business blog fresh? In a perfect world, we would always know exactly what the Big Search Engines want from us and our business blogs, always and without a doubt. Every site that you own and intend to market needs to be found easily by Google and Bing.

Digital Marketing for Manufacturers: Making a Business Case

Industrial Marketing Today

Uh […] The post Digital Marketing for Manufacturers: Making a Business Case by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

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The Secret to Getting Exactly What You Want (In Business)

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Getting exactly what you want in life or in business seems next to impossible these days. And as we marketers know, with the big name, comes the big price. Patience (In Business). Getting what you want in life or business comes down to the same principles. By Brooke B.

Socialize your videos for business development

Biznology

Sales and marketing people take note: v ideo is a medium used for everyday social communication. H ere are some ideas for creating videos for business development and sales that fits naturally into the way today’s buyers communicate.

How Marketing Automation Technology Makes Businesses Smarter

Act-On

Editors Note: This post originally appeared in The Business Debate. . Or that if a customer takes a certain action, the marketing response should always be the same – automatic emails to website visitors, for example.

The one social media rule ALL businesses should follow

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for businesses when it comes to which social media platforms you should have a presence on or what times you should post, and many other areas that marketers will try to stuff down your throat (ugh, blanket statements!). BUSINESS.

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Funny Business: The Best Digital Marketing Humor, 2014 Edition

Webbiquity

Humor can be a highly effective element in marketing campaigns, whether the goal is get people laughing at our competitors, at themselves, or even at us. Kick back, relax for a few minutes, and check out these 24 examples of some of the best marketing and business humor of the past year or so.

The Perfect List of Marketing Technology for Small Businesses [Infographic]

Vidyard

You’re busy doing this, that, and the other thing. And the truth is, you know there’s probably marketing technology out there that could make your job (and life!) But the process of finding the right marketing tech is not efficient.

19 Remarkable Guides on Business Strategy, Leadership and Motivation

Webbiquity

It’s a (sometimes forgotten) truism of business that no company can cut its way to growth. Entrepreneurs are forming new businesses at an increasing pace, hoping to take advantage of new opportunities in the recovering economy. ” What Does it Take to Lead a Social Business?

How Small Businesses Can Use Real-Time Case Studies to Acquire New Clients

Webbiquity

As a result, his business flourishes. Effective user acquisition strategy is the new Holy Grail for all small business owners and marketers. Case studies make up for excellent promotional material, for any small business. Guest post by Bill Achola. Ned J.

The Social Business Imperative

B2B Marketing Insider

What is the value of a social business? These are questions that are not just being asked by marketers but by CEOs, business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world. That we truly have a social business imperative. ” Marketing Is Dead!

Good news for business — costs of B2B video production content is at an all time low!

Biznology

The majority of this video content is not business promotional video, but rather consumer-facing content like how-to videos, reality-style videos, gaming videos, and other episodic content that keeps people going back time and time again. How is your business dealing with video these days?

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Why Customer Experience Matters to Your Business

B2B Marketing Insider

The post Why Customer Experience Matters to Your Business appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing StrategyRecent developments in technology are empowering consumers like never before. This digital revolution is expanding consumer choice and giving users access to information around the world, anytime, anywhere. Customers can now make educated choices between competing brands, as information is literally at the tips of their fingers.

Social media and the forgotten business opportunity

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And here is what most people have forgotten — Business has always been built on relationships, not people yelling at you. You’d lose a lot of business right? What makes people think this is any way to build a relationship that leads to business benefits?

What is business video content marketing and how to get started

Biznology

Business decision-makers LOVE online B2B marketing videos because it gives them the most amount of information in the shortest amount of time. So now that you are on board with the benefits of online B2B marketing videos, what does video content marketing really mean?

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How Account-Based Marketing Changes the Business Developer’s Role

Modern Marketing

A Shift from Inbound Marketing. After decades when there were few changes in marketing, in the 1990s, internet marketing was born. Then around the turn of the century, new technologies gave way to inbound marketing, putting the power in the buyer’s hands.

Leverage Marketing Technology to Improve your Business

Fathom

You’ve heard it time and time again: technology is changing the marketing landscape and you need to keep up or your business will fall behind. It’s in identifying these tools and understanding their core purpose that your business can truly benefit from marketing technology.