Mon.Mar 23, 2020

How We Rank #1 Get a Million Visitors (And Win All Our New Customers)

Marketing Insider Group

The battle for customer attention is real. Even more so now, with everything going on in the world, we are seeing a massive spike in new client requests for thought leadership content.

Whatever Happened to the Buzzword “Content Marketing?”

Modern Marketing

Remember when “ content marketing ” was the buzzword of the day? You literally couldn’t walk into a digital marketing meeting without someone bringing up the term.

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How to Make Popup Coupon Promotions That Really Drive Sales

Optinmonster

Ever get bombarded with coupons, discounts, and offers at your home’s mailbox? You quickly glance at the stack of papers only to ditch them all in your trash bin (well, hopefully, the recycle bin ).

Stuck on Generating Content Ideas? 8 Hacks for Generating Content Your Audience Wants

DivvyHQ

For every content creator, there comes a time when they start to burn out and run out of ideas. Luckily, there’s a whole world of inspiration out there. Check out these 8 hacks that are sure to help you generate ideas that your audiences actually want to read.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Early Days: What Does COVID-19 Mean For Influencer Marketing? I Traackr

Traackr

We’re living in isolation and on our phones more than ever. What does distancing mean for influencers, brands and how we communicate

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8 SaaS metrics and KPIs every company should track

ClickZ

30-second summary: Tracking the appropriate SaaS KPIs and metrics is the prerequisite to making data-based decisions. You may even want to create KPI reports to help track the evolution of your venture – whether things are going in the right or wrong direction.

Get an A for Accuracy With This Fact-Checking Content Checklist

Content Marketing Institute

Let’s make this simple. Factually wrong content is bad. Accuracy is a necessity for trust from your audience. Welcome to the content creators’ and editors’ fact-checking checklist.

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It’s not business as usual

Marketing Advisory Network

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash. Co-authored by Samantha Stone and Maribeth Ross. It’s not business as usual. Your buyers have gone into survival mode. They can’t think about what they might need in 6 or 12 months because they are trying to process what they might need tomorrow.

The Challenges of Running Multiple Revenue Streams

Liveintent

Publishers are in a tough spot. No longer able to sustain themselves from paper distribution and sales, they’re scrambling to make up for lost advertising revenue. Meanwhile, Facebook and Google are consuming their ad budgets and holding their data hostage with insular campaigns.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Behind the Brilliance: How Smarsh Puts Sales and Marketing Alignment to Work to Win Challenging Enterprise Deals

Engagio

Sales and Marketing at Smarsh don’t have it easy. They sell into large financial services companies, known to be some of the most demanding customers in the b2b market, and their sales cycles can continue for years. What does it take to win at the long game?

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Marketing Automation vs Sales Automation

Oktopost

It’s a struggle out there and supplies are limited. B2B marketing and sales professionals are fighting a daily battle to convert a finite number of leads. With profit margins constantly shrinking, there is little to no room for error or inefficiency.

Remote work: 5 steps to cultivate an environment where employees thrive

Sprout Social

Remote employees are becoming the new norm for companies across the globe. According to research from Global Workplace Analytics , employees benefit from the flexibility and mix of environments that facilitate both collaboration in-office and stronger focus on tasks when remote.

What Successful B2B Content Marketing Strategies Have in Common

BOP Design

When there is a lull in activity or a slow time of year, it’s a great time to review your company’s B2B content marketing strategy or to build one if one does not exist. Whether you are auditing an existing strategy or crafting a new content marketing strategy, you may be asking, “What does a successful strategy look like?” While every content strategy is unique, there are several attributes that all effective strategies share: A Strategy Outlined.

Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

Getting comfortable with instability

ConvertKit

How do you turn fear into excitement? Find out how parenting blogger Nina Garcia dreamed the impossible dream and quit her job. Photography by Isadora Kosofsky. When Nina Garcia found out she was expecting her first child she bought all the books and signed up for all the classes.

How to Use Snippets in Marketo

SmartBug Media

In the current coronavirus pandemic, the information people need is changing by the hour. For many marketers, this means we're sending and re-sending updates to our entire database.

Coronavirus & PR: 6 Things Communications Professionals Should Do During COVID-19

Brandpoint

If you work in communications or at a PR agency helping companies run their media campaigns, your job looks a whole lot different than it did a few weeks ago.

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SheScales Announces First Partnership With Home Health DTC Startup Carewell

R2C Group

The leading direct-to-consumer advertising agency, Rain the Growth Agency, is officially announcing the first partnership for SheScales, their marketing accelerator. The agency has partnered with Carewell, a female-founded eCommerce site for home health and adult care supplies.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Boost the Performance of Your Sales Team with the Right Talent

Altitude Branding

When you think of a sales professional, do you think of a leader or a follower? Ideally, sales professionals are supposed to be leaders – acting with purpose and intent; they lead with intention and set an example for others to follow.

How to Run a Direct Mail Campaign with Preferred Shipping Addresses

PFL

As many turn to a digital-only strategy, you can stand out with a personal touch like direct mail. Need to use preferred shipping addresses? No problem! The post How to Run a Direct Mail Campaign with Preferred Shipping Addresses appeared first on PFL.

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7 A/B Testing Examples Made Possible With Convert Integrations

Convert

Did you know that 56% of marketers consider lack of Martech integration a hindrance to marketing success? Integrations make Martech and, by extension, marketing operations run like a well-oiled machine. Marketers use a host of applications that need to connect to one another. Data from one application can inform processes in another when they are. A/B Testing

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How to Run a Successful Virtual Event [+ Examples]

Hubspot

Nowadays, plenty of business is done virtually. For instance, you might begin your morning by answering emails and editing a colleague's blog post via Google Doc. Your colleague is working from home today, so you Slack him to let him know when the piece is ready.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Behind the Brilliance: How Smarsh Puts Sales and Marketing Alignment to Work to Win Challenging Enterprise Deals

Engagio

Sales and Marketing at Smarsh don’t have it easy. They sell into large financial services companies, known to be some of the most demanding customers in the b2b market, and their sales cycles can continue for years. What does it take to win at the long game?

Work 62

How to Use Google Keyword Planner for Content Creation

Single Grain

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get keyword ideas for your content or your PPC campaigns without having to spend money on an expensive keyword tool?

Behind the Brilliance: How Smarsh Puts Sales and Marketing Alignment to Work to Win Challenging Enterprise Deals

Engagio

Sales and Marketing at Smarsh don’t have it easy. They sell into large financial services companies, known to be some of the most demanding customers in the b2b market, and their sales cycles can continue for years. What does it take to win at the long game?

Work 62

Sales Pipeline Radio, Episode 199: Q & A with Jim Wilson @JimWilsonSF

Heinz Marketing

By Matt Heinz , President of Heinz Marketing. If you’re not already subscribed to Sales Pipeline Radio , or listening live every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Pacific you can find the transcription and recording here on the blog every Monday morning.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.