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Marketing Automation: Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight

WebMarketCentral

The key role of sales is to provide that last 5% needed to reach a buying decision: the company's differentiating value , or what pain the prospect will experience if they don't buy the right product or service.

Best of 2008: Web & SEO Copywriting

WebMarketCentral

Any type of marketing copywriting is a blend of art and science. Writing for the web involves requires as much art as any other form, plus another level of science.

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Best of 2008 (So Far) - SEO Guidance, Part 1

WebMarketCentral

Using Differentiators in Keyphrases: What Every Search Engine Optimization Company Needs to Know by PromotionWorld A thoughtful piece from Scott Buresh on the value of adjectives for search; using modifiers in search phrases can simplify SEO efforts while delivering more highly qualified traffic.

ON24 Launches Virtual Tradeshow Platform with Real Potential

WebMarketCentral

For aggressive publishers willing to get a jump on this, it also provides differentiation in a highly competitive online advertising market. The concept of virtual tradeshows has been around since at least 2001. The appeal, to both exhibitors and attendees, is obvious. No travel costs.

Best of 2007: Miscellaneous Marketing Stuff

WebMarketCentral

by Marketing Genius In this short but thought-provoking post, blogger Emily Bennington asks why almost everyone uses the same, obvious, boring voicemail greeting, when this could be used an opportunity for differentiation.

B2B Vendor, Customer Perspectives Differ on "Affinity"

WebMarketCentral

The small cost differential didn't justify the hassle of switching, so I stayed with Comcast. The CMO Council recently released a major study entitled Profitability from Customer Affinity , on the difficulty faced by vendors in establishing customer-centric business practices.

WMC Interviews: Lee Smith

WebMarketCentral

I demonstrated that with a comprehensive marketing plan that effectively differentiates a company's offerings and uses search engine marketing, innovative online advertising campaigns and custom website development, firms can quickly and efficiently generate awareness, induce trial and drive sales.

Cut B2B Branding Guesswork With a Methodical 5 Step System

WebMarketCentral

Symbolizing This is key: Identify a name, tag line, concept, shape, and color that can symbolize your top differentiator. Note: This is the second in a four-part series of guest posts on B2B branding strategy and website design from Rebekah E. Donaldson ("Red") and Cris Rominger of B2B Communications. An intuitive, user-focused web site begins with an intuitive, user-focused brand. To arrive at such a brand, be systematic.

Make Sure Your Logo Can Handle the Job at Any Size

WebMarketCentral

Lesson: vet all choices against the basics: • Does it clearly differentiate our company? • Note: This is the third in a four-part series of guest posts on B2B branding strategy and website design from Rebekah E. Donaldson ("Red") and Cris Rominger of B2B Communications. Today, logos must work well at 2 pixels wide or stretching the full length of a trade show banner. Size matters One of the big laughs in the film “Spinal Tap” came when the band took to the stage to sing of Stonehenge.

Two New Web Marketing Concepts

WebMarketCentral

Going beyond search ads, pop-ups, banners, email marketing, white paper postings, podcasts, webcasts, video, even social networking, web marketing innovations -- of sorts -- continue to be developed. One new offering is browser branding from Brand Thunder.

Why PPC Will Always Cost More Than SEO

WebMarketCentral

No doubt the comments to Rand's post will reveal many reasons for this differential, but here are three that spring immediately to mind: 1. In The Disconnect in PPC vs. SEO Spending , Rand Fishkin demonstrates that "SEO drives 75%+ of all search traffic, yet garners less than 15% of marketing budgets for SEM campaigns. PPC receives less than 25% of all search traffic, yet earns 80%+ of SEM campaign budgets," then asks: "Why does paid search earn so many more marketing dollars?"

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WMC Interviews: Yvonne DiVita

WebMarketCentral

WMC: What is your key differentiator (or differentiators)? YD: The most important marketing lesson I've learned is to differentiate myself from my competition, and to be comfortable with that differentiation.

WMC Interviews: Farrakh Azhar

WebMarketCentral

WMC: What is your key differentiator (or differentiators), that is, what separates you from your competition? This is what differentiates us from all the rest of the businesses associated with the Live Chat support space.

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WMC Interviews: Kelly Allan

WebMarketCentral

WMC: What is your key differentiator (or differentiators)? This week, I had the opportunity to talk to Kelly Allan, founder of and senior associate at Kelly Allan Associates in Columbus, Ohio.

WMC Interviews: Albert Maruggi

WebMarketCentral

WMC: What are your key differentiators? This week, I had the chance to sit down with Albert Maruggi, principal of St. Paul-based marketing agency Provident Partners (and huge baseball fan).

WMC Interviews: Jay Lipe

WebMarketCentral

WMC: What is your key differentiator (or differentiators), that is, what separates you from your competition?

WMC Interviews: Jonathan Treiber

WebMarketCentral

I recently had the chance to interview Jonathan Treiber , CEO and co-founder of loyalty rewards marketing provider OnCard Marketing and the man behind iBakeSale.com. iBakeSale is an innovative "painless fundraising" program that allows consumers to save money through cash-back rewards from popular merchants while supporting their favorite charities.

WMC Interviews: Janine Popick

WebMarketCentral

One more differentiator: As easy as it is to create and launch an email marketing campaign using VerticalResponse (in minutes really), you can also design and launch a direct mail postcard campaign to your postal addresses. I recently caught up with Janine Popick , founder and CEO of VerticalResponse.

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Video for differentiation, stick to one differentiator

Biznology

According to Gartner analyst Hank Barnes , most technology marketers know they need to emphasize differentiators—so they make a list of them. Spotlight your differentiator by comparing it to something the prospect knows. Why not use video for differentiation?

Why Differentiation is Crucial for B2B Content Marketers in 2018

Tomorrow People

The answer is content marketing differentiation. What is differentiation? Differentiation in content marketing has multiple components. Your content itself must be differentiated from the competition. Differentiation takes on a further dimension when we consider that different channels lend themselves to different types of content. How many marketers are differentiating? Why are content marketers differentiating? Differentiation by channel.

How to win the war of B2B marketing differentiation

Tomorrow People

B2B brands must fight to differentiate their content marketing and emerge victorious instead of playing the Game of Clones. b2b promotional campaigns

How to differentiate your content marketing strategy in highly regulated verticals

Tomorrow People

Content marketing is fantastic for pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and financial services, as long as you play the game of differentiation. 41% of marketers don’t get the buy-in to be brave and differentiate their content marketing. Differentiate yourself from the competition.

Why your content marketing strategy is failing — and how you can up the ante with a dose of differentiation

Tomorrow People

If differentiation and bravery in a content marketing strategy is crucial why are 42% of marketers not brave enough to really stand out and what’s holding them back? “To Financial results from the world’s biggest advertising network WPP , run by ad boss Sir Martin Sorrell, underscore the importance of differentiation in today’s challenging economy. For those involved in selling services and products to businesses, differentiation becomes ever more vital.

Why Differentiation is Crucial for Content Marketers in 2017

Tomorrow People

50% of B2B content marketers are doing the same or worse than their competitors — and that’s by their own admission. Make sure you’re not one of them…. b2b promotional campaigns

Disappointed with your content marketing? Discover the challenges keeping B2B marketers from achieving differentiation and how to fix them.

Tomorrow People

How does differentiation apply to content marketing and what’s stopping you getting attention in a crowded B2B landscape? Well, quite a lot… Read on and find out what’s holding most marketers back and what they can do about it. b2b promotional campaigns

Your experience and qualifications are not differentiators!

Biznology

I recently started a discussion within different LinkedIn groups where I asked consultants , sales, and marketing leaders how they were differentiating themselves from others in their industry. But experience (no matter how extensive it may be) is not a differentiator.

How Industrial Content Marketing Increases Awareness and Creates True Differentiation

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial content marketing can be very effective in solving two common problems that many manufacturers and distributors face.

Expertise as a Differentiation Strategy

Hinge Marketing

If you want to stop competing on price alone, it may be time to develop a stronger differentiation strategy. Differentiation Strategy Defined. This is what is known as a differentiation strategy. Three Tests for a Successful Differentiator.

Seven Simple Ways to Differentiate Your Company and Products

Great B2B Marketing

My clients probably get tired of hearing me talk about the virtues of differentiation. But it’s usually better to remove […]. B2B Brand

3 Keys to Sales Growth: Motivate, Justify and Differentiate

The ROI Guy

Second, competitive win rates are an issue because sales reps are having difficulty presenting differentiation. First, product differentiation is becoming harder, as solutions become more commoditized (whether we like it or not).

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Marketing Content

Modern Marketing

So as we enter another content-full year, I wanted to share some thoughts on how we are helping our clients differentiate their content storytelling: 1. Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Simon Jones, a vice president at Blanc & Otus, a communications agency headquartered in San Francisco, where he leads the development and execution of integrated communication programs for some of the world’s largest technology brands.

ABM Vendor Guide: Differentiators for Result Analysis

Customer Experience Matrix

and we wrap up our review of sub-functions from the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors with a look at Result Analysis.

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Differentiate Their Brand in Google Search Results

KoMarketing Associates

These tactics help differentiate an organization in Google search results and build trust and authenticity with potential buyers and prospects. What successes has your organization seen in differentiating your brand in Google search results?

4 Ways to Differentiate Your Marketing Content

Modern Marketing

So as we enter another content-full year, I wanted to share some thoughts on how we are helping our clients differentiate their content storytelling: 1. Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Simon Jones, a vice president at Blanc & Otus, a communications agency headquartered in San Francisco, where he leads the development and execution of integrated communication programs for some of the world’s largest technology brands.

3 Online Content Tips for Industrial Distributors to Differentiate Themselves

Industrial Marketing Today

Almost every industrial distributor that I talk to, both clients and new prospects struggle with one key problem – differentiating themselves. The post 3 Online Content Tips for Industrial Distributors to Differentiate Themselves by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is particularly challenging for distributors because the competition in their niche carries the same products.

Dare to be different and make your B2B content marketing really stand out

Tomorrow People

What separates good from great in B2B content marketing and what’s stopping marketers from producing truly differentiated content? Content Marketing Differentiation

How to Differentiate Your Agency by Applying a Planning Approach

Hubspot

These are the markers DigitasLBi Chief Strategy Officer, Fern Miller, puts down as her starting points for differentiating her agency brand. Planning on your own brand for it to be differentiated is a modern tool to grow your agency. “Be useful. Be different. Be consistent.”.

10 Brands That Brilliantly Differentiated Themselves From the Competition

Hubspot

Understanding and differentiating from your competition. Below I’ve curated some brilliant companies that are great at differentiating themselves from their competition. This post originally appeared on the Insiders section of Inbound Hub.

Video Marketing Becomes Key Differentiator for Oracle Marketing Cloud Customers

Vidyard

The post Video Marketing Becomes Key Differentiator for Oracle Marketing Cloud Customers appeared first on Vidyard Video Intelligence Platform. Lenovo, MongoDB, Bulldog Solutions and more than 100 Oracle Eloqua customers now use video content and analytics to fuel marketing success. KITCHENER, Ontario – August 2, 2016 – Video has become the darling of the social media world, but modern businesses are proving that that there are real results to gain from online video content.

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Marketing Content

Modern Marketing

So as we enter another content-full year, I wanted to share some thoughts on how we are helping our clients differentiate their content storytelling: 1. Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Simon Jones, a vice president at Blanc & Otus, a communications agency headquartered in San Francisco, where he leads the development and execution of integrated communication programs for some of the world’s largest technology brands.