Wed.Oct 11, 2017

Influencer Marketing: Just how Mature is the Industry?

Onalytica B2B

Let’s take a leap back in time to 2015. Back then, as we adjusted to Instagram’s meteoric rise and coped with paid social becoming the norm, all while Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk played ubiquitously in the background, something else Awas happening.

The 15 Most Amazing Photos to Use in Your Next Blog

Marketing Insider Group

One of the best ways to boost blog traffic is with images. Using high quality visual content won’t just make your posts more appealing, it can also boost engagement and better convey the information you are sharing through your written content. After all, 90 percent of the information that the brain processes is visual and we process images 60,000 […]. The post The 15 Most Amazing Photos to Use in Your Next Blog appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

5 Lessons for Retail Brands in the Lead up to Christmas

Modern Marketing

The retail industry is gearing up for its busiest time of year – the run-up to Christmas and the festive season.

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Why Your Ecommerce Brand Needs to Start Producing More Video

Marketing Insider Group

In 2017, more brands created and shared video content than ever before. In ecommerce, competition for the attention of online consumers is fiercer than ever. As more and more companies have started to implement the same tired social media, content marketing, and digital marketing strategies and tactics as their competitors, the smartest and most innovative […]. The post Why Your Ecommerce Brand Needs to Start Producing More Video appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketin

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

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Convert articles and blog posts to video

Biznology

Are you one of those marketers wondering where and how to use video effectively? You’re certainly not alone. Video platform managers and solutions marketing analysts tell me that “where should I use video?” ” is a question they get a lot. .

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Only B2B

Finally, 5 things in email marketing campaign which actually work. We can only wish this was true, but we have all been there thinking about – Why doesn’t my email marketing campaigns generate results? My readers don’t seem to open my emails! frustration*.

Smartphones Are Changing the Game for the Enterprise…

Kaon

Just check out our teaser video of our clients’ products in 3D augmented reality on an Apple iPhone with iOS 11. Then, read this article written by our President and CEO Gavin Finn in last month’s technology issue of Brand Quarterly for more proof points. Reality Check: How Smartphones Will Change The Mixed Reality Game For The Enterprise. September 5, 2017 — by Gavin Finn | published by Brand Quarterly.

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Only B2B

How to know whether your lead is “qualified” enough to be a sales qualified lead? Let’s begin by understanding a few basics.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Report: Documenting Marketing Strategy Helps Marketers Achieve Top Objectives

KoMarketing Associates

More marketers are documenting their strategies, and new research suggests that by doing so, they are positioning themselves for success. The “State of Marketing Strategy Report 2017” report from CoSchedule recently looked at how creating a marketing strategy could help marketers achieve their top objectives. The results found that the majority of marketers (48 percent) have a documented strategy.

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The Future of Content and SEO: 5 Trends Every Marketer Needs to Know

Content Marketing Institute

Content marketing is at a critical inflection point. For it to serve as the fuel and infrastructure for modern marketing departments, some things need to change. Brands are not getting much of a return on that investment.

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Why Personalized Video Excels at Breaking Through to Buyers

Vidyard

If the average B2B buyer today were a superhero, they’d be Captain Selective Hearing. Their attention shifts faster than a speeding bullet. Their willpower is stronger than a locomotive, and they’re able to leap over countless ads, emails, and messages in a single bound.

Tips for Nurturing Marketing Leads

BOP Design

For many B2B marketing professionals, your job isn’t done once a lead is generated or captured via a website form or inbound phone call. There is no ceremonial handing off of leads to sales.

How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

Using Webinar Metrics to Blast CRM Data to the Next Level

emedia

Webinars are a highly popular component of the digital marketing toolbox, but harnessing the rich customer data they yield is still a missed opportunity.

3 Ways to Chart the Customer Journey with High Quality Data

Reachforce

In today’s competitive marketing landscape, most demand generation marketers will tell you that customer experience is the top priority of their team’s strategy.

Anecdotal Analytics: How Storytelling Can Improve Your Measurement Structures

Content Standard

When was the last time your data analyst told you a story? I don’t mean a tale about his weekend or some crazy thing that happened during his lunch. I mean, when was the last time your data analyst took the time to tell you a story about your marketing?

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Only B2B

Finally, 5 things in email marketing campaign which actually work. We can only wish this was true, but we have all been there thinking about – Why doesn’t my email marketing campaigns generate results? My readers don’t seem to open my emails! frustration*.

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Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

As you likely know, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25. Surveys show that most US-based B2B marketers are still woefully unprepared, even though the regulation affects not only any company actively doing business in Europe, but anyone even communicating with European contacts in his/her marketing database. The penalties for non-compliance with GDPR can be severe – in the millions of dollars. Fortunately, there are a few basic steps that B2B marketers can and should make that will get them closer to full compliance.

Brand Strategy 101: 7 Essentials for Strong Company Branding

Hubspot

Let's say you've come to the difficult realization that quite frankly your brand -- if you can even call it that -- is all over the place. Or perhaps worse, you have a defined brand, but you're noticing that it just doesn't seem to mesh with who you really are and what you really do. Don't panic.

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Only B2B

How to know whether your lead is “qualified” enough to be a sales qualified lead? Let’s begin by understanding a few basics.

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If You're Not Building a Bot, You're Already Behind. [Video]

Hubspot

Daily Bots

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Only B2B

Top 5 (and compelling!) reasons to outsource your B2B marketing today. There are reasons why outsourcing became such a huge hit in other industries. We wonder, why not in marketing?

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

Live From Mark Zuckerberg's #OculusConnect Keynote

Hubspot

Here it is: the fourth installment of one of Facebook's biggest VR events, Oculus Connect. Today, things kick off with an opening keynote from Mark Zuckerberg himself, and we'll be there to bring you the highlights of his thoughts and insights in realtime.

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Only B2B

How is content marketing more than “creating” & “marketing” content? A brief analysis of content measurement metrics. Did you know that every minute , 1440 blogs are published and 500 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube?

Use the Netflix model to create Binge-worthy content for your B2B marketing

G2M Solutions

We have all heard of Netflix and most of us would be keen Netflix fans as its changed the way we consume content at home and online. But if you’re a B2B marketer you need to read the following Three Takeaways to Creating Binge Worthy Content that was published on the 5 th Oct 2017 on the Content Marketing , MarketingProfs B2B Forum. content marketing B2B marketing strategy b2b content marketing strategy B2B marketer

Ops-Stars: The Place to Be for Sales and Marketing Operations

LeanData

Why Ops-Stars? Good question. And it’s one that deserves a thoughtful answer. There are plenty of great conferences each year that compete for the attention of busy B2B professionals. Does the business world really need another one? The short answer: yes. LeanData created Ops-Stars to fill an underserved niche. This event is focused specifically on Sales and Marketing Operations practitioners as well as the business leaders who manage them.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Visuals in Marketing 2017

KEO Marketing

Venngage, a provider of graphic design tools, surveyed over 300 online marketers to find out how visuals influenced their marketing strategies in 2016. One thing is clear from the survey’s results: visual content is here to stay.

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Build a Killer Sales Development Machine with Data

LeanData

Trish Bertuzzi is a Sales Development expert who specializes in helping B2B tech companies identify costly problems in their revenue-generation process — and then she fixes them. Bertuzzi likes to say that the No. 1 lever you can pull to boost Sales Development Rep productivity is data. But there’s a problem. Data isn’t this bright, shiny, sexy toy that people become enamored with and want to run out and buy,” said Bertuzzi, President & Chief Strategist of The Bridge Group consulting firm.

Answers to the Top Questions Asked During the B2B Influencer Marketing Webinar | Traackr

Traackr

From identification to compensation to measurement, get your questions about influencer marketing for B2B technology organizations answered in this post

Ops-Stars: The Place to Be for Sales and Marketing Operations

LeanData

Why Ops-Stars? Good question. And it’s one that deserves a thoughtful answer. There are plenty of great conferences each year that compete for the attention of busy B2B professionals. Does the business world really need another one? The short answer: yes. LeanData created Ops-Stars to fill an underserved niche. This event is focused specifically on Sales and Marketing Operations practitioners as well as the business leaders who manage them.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.