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A creative director’s take on marketing strategy and tactics

Sales Lead Insights

The content? The media and formats are new, but the relevance and variety of the information – content – hasn’t changed much.

How to Improve Your Marketing Automation ROI

Sales Lead Insights

By itself, a MAP can help marketers refine their targeting and the assignment of specific content to prospects; together these drive greater response rates. Effective B2B marketing processes plus automation yield outsized returns.

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B2B telemarketing: An interview with Michael Brown

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I define that as: phone + e-mail + social + SEO/SEM + online content. Ask before telling and learn before selling. Michael Brown is our “Business to Business By Phone Expert”. When it comes to using the phone to generate, nurture and qualify leads, there’s nobody better than Michael.

B2B Marketing Automation: Crawl, Walk, Run, Win

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Step 1: Develop Personas and Related Content. Repurpose, refresh or create content for offers that are relevant and useful to them. Match the content and cadence to each.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

billion on content creation Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2

Marketing for leads and sales: What’s working for technology companies today

Sales Lead Insights

They’re struggling with content development. How do they create the amount of quality content they need with limited resources? Where should people start… how should they go about creating the content they need? Inventory what (content) you already have in house. Curate and use other people’s content, with their permission and giving them credit. Add to the content on your site so prospects have a reason to return to it.

Graphic design tips from one of our experts

Sales Lead Insights

Kim designs marketing and campaign materials for our clients including emails, landing pages and other online and offline marketing materials such as “offer” content including white papers, how-to guides, checklists, case studies and presentations.

B2B Email Marketing: Interview with Stephanie Miller

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The bad news: It’s not about content – so changing words like "Free" or "Click here" won’t make much of a difference. Keep it simple – no one has time to read a lengthy newsletter, even if the content is interesting. Use unique content and a slower pace. This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals.

Can you join me for breakfast or lunch in Chicago at Harry Caray’s on August 25th?

Sales Lead Insights

Remember to offer content prospects can really use. The content must be relevant to the recipient.

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth

B2B e-newsletters: Three bits of advice

Sales Lead Insights

" Here’s my answer: Useful, relevant content is essential to get readership, and to avoid opt-outs. (I I recommend aiming for 80 percent or more useful content and 20 percent or less promotional content.). A client just asked me, "What are the three best pieces of advice to give to companies that embark on an e-newsletter for the first time?" Make sure compelling copy is visible in the upper left corner.

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Increasing B2B Lead Management ROI: 4 Key Performance Indicators

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Content. Although the findings are not news to me or my clients, a recent research study about increasing B2B sales lead management ROI is worth mentioning. Because it validates some of what I’ve been recommending to my clients for years.

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B2B Marketing Strategies for Small Companies: An Interview with Dianna Huff

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Dianna helps businesses with their B2B marketing communications content strategy and implementation. Usually the person doesn’t know what the newsletter content will or should be, the publishing frequency, whether or not he or she wants to use segmented lists, etc., This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to business-to-business lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals.

B2B Lead Generation by Phone: An Interview with Michael Brown

Sales Lead Insights

Customers expect in-depth content knowledge and business process skills. This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to business-to-business lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. My guest today is Michael A. Brown. He is the B2B telemarketing and telesales consultant and telemarketing trainer whom I frequently recommend to our clients.

Your B2B Lead Generation Budget: Start by Cutting It Into Thirds

Sales Lead Insights

The lion’s share of this final third should be spent on creating content (e.g., white papers, how-to guides, checklists, decision-maker kits, webinars, newsletters, articles and web page content optimized for key search terms). Here is a simple and effective way to allocate your business-to-business lead generation budget. Use the first third of your B2B lead generation budget for Internet marketing.

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts

B2B Copywriting: Interview with Miller McMillan

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Using keywords, tags, links and relevant content is critical to being visible in search results. Can a copywriter be a generalist and still be effective, writing everything from lead generation copy to search-optimized web page copy to content such as case studies, white papers and how-to guides? This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals.

The B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study Report: Useful data and advice

Sales Lead Insights

Please take a look at the Table of Contents. Are you looking for data to help justify a bigger budget or more resources for your B2B lead generation programs? Are you looking for advice you can use to make your B2B lead generation programs as productive as they can be? Get the 2009 B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study Report. It provides metrics and best practices for business-to-business lead generation.

From Mealy to Meaty: How to Create Better Content

Act-On

Many of us content marketers have been operating under a faulty premise. Every year, we’ve made it a priority to create more and more content. Even this year, 76% of B2B content marketers say they will create more content. But does more content result in better content?

7 Reasons Your Content Marketing Strategy Lacks Content and Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Not getting the impact you expected from your content marketing efforts? Either content marketing just doesn’t work (not likely considering it’s a $44 billion dollar industry ) or you’re missing part of the magic formula. Around 90 percent of businesses use content marketing.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales

How to save your content marketing strategy from self-destruction

Tomorrow People

Brands are jumping on content marketing as a cash cow — but the yield will be poor unless you can stand out from the herd. Don’t kill your content marketing with mediocrity. Content marketing has gone from organic farm to industrial ranch. Content Marketing

How to Get More Results Out of Less Content

Act-On

According to the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Pros, marketers have been creating quite a lot of content over the past few years ‒ and it looks like most of us will create even more of it this year. I wonder if putting so much of our resources into creating more and more content might actually be a mistake. Here’s why: We’re not making the most of the content that we’ve got. Most of us aren’t optimizing our older content by republishing it, either.

8 Genius Ways to Repurpose Content

Act-On

B2B marketers are ramping up their content production, reporting a 51 percent budget increase for this year alone in a Content Marketing Institute study. Everybody responds differently to content formats. 8 different ways to repurpose content right now. Update the content.

Five Ways to Be a Content Marketing Hero

Act-On

When everyone is inundated with nearly obscene amounts of content across every conceivable digital channel, how do you create content that is going to stand out and grab the attention of your future customer? By being a content hero! So, what can we do to be content heroes?

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful

Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

The Point

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Store and repurpose content for later reposting.

Why 78 % of Marketers Struggle with Content Marketing ROI

Act-On

Content marketing has traveled light years since its inception. In fact, the most effective content marketers report allocating 46 percent of their budgets to this type of marketing. Only 21 percent of B2B marketers report that they are successful in measuring content marketing.

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7 Content Marketing Mistakes Costing You Time and Money

Act-On

Content marketing is getting harder. Ironically, it’s because of the content itself. There’s just a crazy amount of content available right now. 76% of B2B marketers and 77% of B2C marketers plan to create more content this year than they did last year.

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Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

Why helpful, non-promotional content is the key to lead generation success. Lead generation is the process of attracting and converting strangers and prospects into someone who has indicated interest in your company's product or service.

The Best Content Marketing Examples

Marketing Insider Group

Last year we published 99 Amazing Content Marketing Examples. But if you are you looking for the best content marketing examples you’ve come to the right […]. The post The Best Content Marketing Examples appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Industrial Content Marketing: Product Centric vs. Customer Centric Content

Industrial Marketing Today

Recently, I had an interesting conversation about industrial content marketing with the President and the Marketing Manager of a manufacturing company. of developing a content marketing strategy. This is only a content summary.

Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content

The Point

Earlier this month I co-hosted a Webinar with Greg Kelly of Vidyard and Jason Oakley of Uberflip on “ Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content.” As a sneak preview, here are some of the key takeaways from our discussion: Marketing content is devalued.

How Major Brands Are Winning Through Episodic Content

Act-On

In fact, in a Content Marketing Institute study, 70 percent of B2B marketers said they created more content than a year ago. But with this massive amount of content flooding the market, target audiences are also overwhelmed with noise. Why Episodic Content?

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9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale

22 Tantalizing Content Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

With the near-universal embrace of content marketing— 93% of B2B marketers are using content marketing , and B2C marketers are close behind—the amount of brand content being produced has exploded. Already widespread, content marketing will continue to grow.

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Is B2B Content Engagement Heading In The Wrong Direction?

Tony Zambito

When it comes to the state of B2B content marketing and engagement, this proverb is on the mark. According to a recent study by Track Maven , one among a few on this topic, shows both B2B and B2C marketers have increased their publishing of content in 2015 by as much as 35 to 40%.

How To Lead With Customer-Focused Content

Tony Zambito

The explosion of content in the digital world is an unprecedented phenomenon just a few could have predicted twenty-five years ago. Content is ubiquitous in all phases of life and in business. That is the role of “gatekeepers” specifically for content. by Creative Stall.

The Telltale 8% Drop In Content Marketing Effectiveness

Tony Zambito

The annual Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs B2B Content Marketing Benchmark Study 2016 is quite startling. Recent surveys, from the likes of Forrester and SiriusDecisions , indicate the sentiment is nearly 70% or more of buyers outright reject content. by Aha-Soft.

8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust