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3 Keys to Modern Keyword Research: Update Your Strategy and Tools for 2017

Modern B2B Marketing

User intent is typically to “inform” (get more information on something) or “purchase” (buy something). However, I recommend signing up for a premium keyword research tool for the best results. Author: Nate Dame Though it might make for a catchy, clickbait title, keywords are not dead.

Manufacturers, It’s Time to Take Back Control in the Buying Cycle

Modern B2B Marketing

Now, cloud computing is driving the creation of a network of connected machines that act as an intelligent network that can predict failures and trigger maintenance processes autonomously. Not a Campaign, But a Process.

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Brand Loyalty isn’t Dead – Don’t “Buy” the Hype

Modern B2B Marketing

Such was the scene earlier this month, when I decided to buy a Fitbit. Credit card by my side, I started my research. At first, the only question was which Fitbit to buy. Confusing financial processes?

Marketo’s 1,000th Blog Post: Our Modern Marketing Definition Revisited

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jon Miller (@jonmiller) This is the 1,000th post to Marketo’s blog. Because of this, traditional marketing tactics based on “renting” attention that others have built — and interrupting the buyer in the process — are becoming less and less effective. Buy now!)

10+ Essential Research Reports & Guides for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

A growing list of tactics and technological opportunities further complicates the process. Research, guides, and marketing surveys help guide B2B marketers down the right path. BtoB Research Defining the Modern Marketer. B2B marketers struggle with common challenges.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012


Based in Minneapolis, Abby is Senior Manager Creative Services at Best Buy, and also Board President at FamilyWise, a non-profit organization that provides programs for families that encourage self-determination, self-sufficiency, and healthy family lifestyles.

5 Tips to Creating Messages Your Consumers Can’t Refuse


First question: Why should consumers go out of their way to buy your product or service? Identify the known (and unknown) problems your consumers need to solve, then figure out what your consumers’ motivations are for buying. Blog Feed Marketing Automation / Email Marketo

The B2B Lead Generation-Demand Generation Book “Hall of Fame”


B2B lead generation and lead management is a complicated process that can’t be detailed all in one book. The original book from Hubspot that started the transition from outbound marketing and push advertising to inbound marketing; the process of making prospects find you.

The Importance of Buyer Personas to Lead-to-Revenue Management

Tony Zambito

A tough assignment for B2B marketers today is getting a handle on how buyers progress through the buying and selling cycles.    This makes buyer personas, mapping of the buying process, and qualitative research even more important!

5 Tips to Creating Messages Your Consumers Can’t Refuse


First question: Why should consumers go out of their way to buy your product or service? Identify the known (and unknown) problems your consumers need to solve, then figure out what your consumers’ motivations are for buying. Marketing Automation / Email Marketo

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012


Based in Minneapolis, Abby is Senior Manager Creative Services at Best Buy, and also Board President at FamilyWise, a non-profit organization that provides programs for families that encourage self-determination, self-sufficiency, and healthy family lifestyles.

Beyond the B2B Buying Funnel: Exciting New Research about How Companies Make Complex Purchases

Modern B2B Marketing

There are entire industries devoted to researching consumer buying behavior, but until now there has been relatively little research into B2B buying behaviors. Marketo recently worked with. Enquiro Research (as well as Google , , Covario , and Demandbase ) to perform new qualitative and quantitative research into the (often irrational) ways that businesses make complex purchases. The Myth of Rationality in B2B Buying.

When Inbound Marketing Goes Wrong

The Effective Marketer

Marketo ‘s new whitepaper, “ Amplify Your Impact: How to Multiply the Effects of Your Inbound Marketing Program “, takes a different route from others out there. The reasons, according to Marketo, are many: Your aim is too wide. Content developed for inbound marketing should be more focused on your prospects’ problems and concerns than on your product or solution – Marketo.

How to Optimize Your B2B Marketing and Sales with Online Video

Modern B2B Marketing

According to a Universal McCann study cited by Brightcove , people find product information and research most compelling when delivered in video format. How video engages prospects throughout the buying cycle. by Jon Miller Online video is exploding.

Seven Ways to Humanize B2B Marketing


It’s nice that a piece of software “streamlines processes,” but 1) everyone says that (an exact phrase search on Google for that brings up more than 40,000 results); 2) no one would buy something that complicates processes(!);

Marketing no longer gets a pass – inspiration from Marketo CEO Phil Fernandez

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino Phil Fernandez, CEO of Marketo, was a guest on the SLMA Radio show, a weekly program that showcases the voices of industry leaders. At Marketo, we believe all this is changing, and our mission is to transform it for good.

Adapting an ABM Approach for Account-Based EVERYTHING


Our interview with Brandon Redlinger, Engagio’s Director of Growth, simplifies the details of how to implement ABE from account-based metrics to processes and team alignment. Matt Heinz said it well: “You can’t buy a beer with an MQL. Review processes, metrics, and progress weekly.

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The Biggest Contributor to B2B Revenue

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Marketo. That credibility opens doors and buys a few more seconds of attention from prospects than does the brand of a company no one has heard of. #2. For products or services early in their lifecycle, it often makes sense to stop the qualification process short of an opportunity.

How To Boost Conversions With Personalized Remarketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Today’s consumers have access to a staggering amount of information and tend to do a lot of research before taking action. Hopefully that ad, or the next, will light the fire that leads the person back to your site to buy those shoes.

Lead Nurturing: Unique tracks and impactful tests

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet I was recently interviewed by Marketo for their Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing eBook, and I wanted to share some ideas that didn’t find their way into the guide as well as some additional thoughts on lead nurturing with you. Marketo blog: The Definitive Guide To Lead Nurturing.

Tools and Tips for Outbound Sales Prospecting

Modern B2B Marketing

In this blog, I’d like to take it to the next level and touch on the importance of adding outbound prospecting into your sales development structure and processes. Ultimately, we are making inroads with our top prospects using our outbound prospecting process.

Does Modern B2B Lead Generation Really Work?

The Forward Observer

Do you remember when prospective customers used to contact you as they were starting their buying research? From that external stimuli, a prospective customer would contact the seller to get more information and begin the buying process.

5 Lessons Sales Can Learn from Dating

Modern B2B Marketing

However, this outdated message fails to address how buyers buy today. With increased competition, the buyer’s ability to perform their own product research, and new technology, today’s buyer expects a personalized buying process. As Marketo’s very own VP of Product Marketing, Matt Zilli explains, “Brands that win in this world build lasting customer relationships with every single customer.”

B2B Marketing Rock Stars: Data Is Driving Modern Buyer Personas

Crimson Marketing

Why is Data on Buying Intent the Key? ” – Heidi Bullock, VP of Demand Generation Marketing at Marketo. This tells marketing the best way to reach the buyer and the content needed to answer the buyer’s questions at each stage of the process.

The Death of Cold Calling – Ending the Debate

Sales Intelligence View

Cold calling is the process of approaching prospective customers or clients, typically via telephone, who were not expecting such an interaction. Times have changed and sales processes must change to keep up.

Why B2B Lead Nurturing Can Be The Golden Ticket to Sales Success

The Forward Observer

Unfortunately, when many companies get a lead that is not ready to buy right away , the lead then tends to get ignored , lost, or later picked up by a competitor. In Marketo's eBook " The Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing " lead nurturing is described as ".

3 Marketing Operations Mistakes That Will Break Your Sales and Marketing Alignment

Modern B2B Marketing

At Marketo, we work with our global demand generation teams to determine how we want to score based on demographics and behavior. One way we have done this at Marketo is by bumping up lead scores for those who fill out a “Contact Me” form. Communicate processes with sales.

The 4 Types of Data You Need to Identify Accounts for Your ABM Program


The most important step in the 6-step process for Account Based Marketing is choosing which target accounts will receive the focus of our resources. The kind of data inputs will vary for your organization depending on many factors, but the process will likely include these a mix of these.

50 Statistics About B2B Sales and Marketing (Mis)Alignment

Type A Communications

Only 30% of CMOs have a clear process or program to make marketing and sales alignment a priority ( CMO Council ). 95% of buyers chose a solution provider that “Provided them with ample content to help navigate through each stage of the buying process” ( DemandGen Report ).

Work Hard, or Work Smart? Automate Your B2B Lead Nurturing

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Are you losing touch with prospects who are not ready to buy, but might buy from you in the future? The B2B buying process has changed forever. Don’t give up on leads not ready to buy right away.

3 Technology Trends Powering Account-Based Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

At the same time, a significant amount of research by B2B buyers is being done through publisher sites, buying guide portals, technical comparison sites, social sites, and a vendor’s own website. Processing Power of Big Data: Technology to Distinguish Signal from Noise.

How to Create Content for Your ABM Strategy [Infographic]

Modern B2B Marketing

Let’s take a look at a few ways you can create scalable, personal, and relevant content to support your ABM strategy and engage your target audiences: Do Your Research. Build testing into this process.

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How to Convince Your CEO of the Power of B2B Content Marketing


Content Marketing Conquers the Buying Cycle. It can move buyers through the buying cycle, attracting web traffic, converting visitors into leads, and transforming leads into sales opportunities. Marketo ). Marketo ). Marketo ).

How to Create Powerful Customer Testimonials Using Video


They learn why they should buy a product and how it could be beneficial to solving their problems. The other thing Hed Hi was sure to include was imagery of Marketo software on screen, so viewers would know what the product would look like when they used it themselves.

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4 Ways Lead Scoring Can Reinforce Your Marketing Strategy and Grow Your Revenue [Ebook]

Modern B2B Marketing

Most people do their research before purchasing a product, scouring the web for similar products from different brands, comparing pricing and quality, and checking out customer testimonials and demos. These are buying intent behaviors.

Get Scrappy: 7 Tips for Smarter Digital Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Recently, I hosted a webinar with Marketo on how to create a smarter digital marketing strategy that allows you to optimize your campaigns, even with a tight budget or resource constraints. How do you go about getting management’s buy-in to change the culture?

Oracle Attains Highest Score for Current Offering in The Forrester Wave™: Lead-To-Revenue.

Modern Marketing

Forrester Research recently evaluated 11 lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) platform vendors including Act-On, Adobe, bpm’online, CallidusCloud, HubSpot, IBM, Marketo, Oracle, Right On Interactive, Salesforce, and Salesfusion against 36 criteria.

Back to Basics: 7 Things Marketing Automation Software Can Do For Your Business

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Ellen Gomes One of the questions we get asked a lot at Marketo is “what features are included in a marketing automation platform, and how can these features help my business?” They conduct their own research before making buying decisions.

5 Best Practices for Improving Sales Enablement

Modern B2B Marketing

Beyond the content distribution problem lies another issue: inefficient processes for sales teams. Sales is a very dynamic environment with products and messaging changing regularly and buyers’ needs varying across industry, company size, and buying stage.

Unique Selling Propositions for SaaS: Stand Out or Go Home

Modern B2B Marketing

Let’s start by taking a look at how Unique Selling Proposition is defined across a few sources: Business Set Free defines a Unique Selling Proposition, or USP, as “ the reason that you give for why people should buy from you and not from the others.

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