Thu.Jan 11, 2018

Quality and Quantity Content – Can You Really Have it All?

Marketing Insider Group

If you’ve read up on content marketing or you’re involved in the “industry” you’ve inevitably heard about this debate that’s been swirling through blogs and Twitter accounts for some time now: quantity versus quality. The idea is that you can’t possibly write quality content if you’re producing it frequently. It might be something you’ve thought […]. The post Quality and Quantity Content – Can You Really Have it All? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

10 Ways to Grow Your Email List Like a Boss

Modern Marketing

Email marketing has long stood in the shadow of its younger, glitzier cousin, social media marketing, as a tool for turning customers into a devoted community of fans.

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How I Learned the Hard Way Not to Associate My Company With Buzzwords

Hubspot

"Ladder -- a growth hacking company" had a nice ring to it when I started my company a few years ago.

6 Reasons Video Is A Star Player In Content Marketing

Vidyard

It’s no secret that the use of video in content marketing is on the rise. And, it’s certainly not a tactic to be taken lightly. In fact, YouTube is now the second largest search engine on the web and while video marketing is frequently an afterthought, its value demands a front-runner position in your content marketing plan. Here are the 6 reasons why video is a star player in the content marketing landscape and should be in your marketing plan, too. #6. Shift In Viewing Habits.

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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.

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Five Ways to Keep Your Marketing Plan on Track

Type A Communications

January 11, 2017 by Dean Kaplan As a business owner, I really enjoy working with my marketing team. I find their creativity and flexibility to be inspiring and they work hard to develop great strategic plans with detailed timelines.

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Interview with Maxine Mackintosh

Onalytica B2B

Maxine Mackintosh – Co-Founder of One HealthTech. Key Topics: Data science, Health Informatics, Women-In-Tech. Location: London, UK. Bio: Maxine is a researcher working at the intersection of data science and dementia at University College London.

Optimize Conference Networking and Content-Creation Opportunities

Act-On

In this Rethink Marketing Podcast, Aaron Orendorff discusses best strategies for conference networking and making the most of resulting content. Content Marketing Marketing Life Marketing Strategy

Should Your B2B Company Be On Instagram?

KoMarketing Associates

When most B2B marketers think of Instagram, they may think of teenagers or millennials who are using it to post photos about their lives and what they are into. But using Instagram in B2B marketing actually isn’t a bad idea: a 2017 Marketing Profs infographic reports that Instagram is the fastest growing platform for B2B marketers and it actually has the highest engagement rate amongst all social media platforms.

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.

Integrating and automating email marketing and your website

Biznology

If third time’s the charm, why not a fourth piece related to email marketing?! You can check out the last few here.). This time, though, we’re going to relate email to your website. As in, how can you get more out of your email marketing and your website? By integrating them with one another and automating processes between them. You most likely have heard plenty recently about the trend in marketing toward automation, and you may find the term a bit scary.

Is This The End of Email Marketing? How to Survive the GDPR Regulations [Video]

Hubspot

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6 Reasons Video Is A Star Player In Content Marketing

Vidyard

It’s no secret that the use of video in content marketing is on the rise, more and more marketers understand the importance of video for business. And, it’s certainly not a tactic to be taken lightly. In fact, YouTube is now the second largest search engine on the web and while video marketing is frequently an afterthought, its value demands a front-runner position in your content marketing plan.

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Here's What It's Really Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Car

Hubspot

Remember that exciting self-driving car news we broke yesterday? AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah -- largely known for its roadside assistance services -- has partnered with Torc Robotics to develop safety criteria for self-driving cars.

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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.

3 Technologies to Watch (and Use) Today

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketing is going through a technology revolution. Bold statement, right? For proof, just take a look at Marketo’s 2018 Predictions , and you’ll find a beefy technology section as well as numerous predictions that are fueled, if not dependent, on advancing technology.

How to Approach your Data Strategy

Televerde

An effective data strategy goes way beyond having a good list. In the last part of this series of posts on how modern marketers get superior results, we focused on how an engagement strategy can help you understand your customers and send them the right messages at the right time.

6 Mistakes Ruining Your Charts and Infographics

Content Marketing Institute

Want some tips guaranteed to result in bad charts? Of course you don’t. Yet sometimes we learn best from things gone wrong. That’s why, in this article, I offer some of Content Marketing World speaker Scott Berinato’s advice flipped on its head.

Report: Marketers Seek to Drive Revenue Through Mobile Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Enterprise marketers are interested in launching mobile advertising initiatives to drive revenue, but research shows they still face numerous challenges. Forrester and AppsFlyer recently conducted the “Mobile Fraud: Marketers’ Massive Hidden Threat” report to gauge the state of mobile advertising among marketers. The statistics showed that over the next 12 months, the majority of marketers (88 percent) would like to grow direct revenue/sales through mobile.

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

10 Questions About Sales Content Sales Leaders Should Ask Marketing Leaders

Avitage

I’ve written that sales and sales channel content requirements are some of the most under-served in most B2B organizations. Selling in a digital era characterized by hyper-connected, hard to engage, low attention span buyers makes effective sales content a strategic imperative. While research indicates 65% of the content created by marketing for sales is never used by sales, the situation is in fact much worse.

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Only B2B

14 Tips to Grow Your Blog Traffic via Content Syndication. Nowadays Blogging being the latest trend of content marketing, marketers certainly are aware that it can be more challenging than what others may assume.

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A B2B Guide to Engagement Marketing (with Strategies, Tools and Examples)

SnapApp

. For a century, marketing and advertising were the same thing. It was all about spending money to interrupt people with your messaging, and hoping the interruption was rewarded with a sale. . The quicker the sale, the more profitable the product.

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Only B2B

14 Tips to Grow Your Blog Traffic via Content Syndication. Nowadays Blogging being the latest trend of content marketing, marketers certainly are aware that it can be more challenging than what others may assume.

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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.

A Refresher on the Right Data for ABM Success

HG Data

As you may have seen in our last two blog posts, we’re spending the first few weeks of 2018 talking about resolutions related to account-based marketing (ABM) success.

Proven Tips to Improve Your Content Marketing Efforts

Launch Marketing

Content marketing is a must for any business now in today’s digital age. In a recent blog post, we discussed how the B2B buying process is generationally shifting with consumers doing more research on their own before connecting with a company sales representative.

A Refresher on the Right Data for ABM Success

HG Data

As you may have seen in our last two blog posts, we’re spending the first few weeks of 2018 talking about resolutions related to account-based marketing (ABM) success.

GDPR Q&A: Everything you need to know

BDB

The new General Data Protection Act (GDPR) that is coming into force on 28 May 2018 has raised plenty of questions. Read More. The post GDPR Q&A: Everything you need to know appeared first on BDB. Insight

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Layer increased inbound leads by 2000%, but here’s why they wouldn’t do it again

Leadfeeder

Note: This is a guest post by Michelle Urban, owner of Marketing 261 and former senior director of marketing at Layer. In the summer of 2016, I helped Layer‚ a customer conversation and messaging platform‚ launch an inbound campaign that blew up on Product Hunt and social media, driving 3,500 leads in 30 days for our sales team. At the time, it was an increase of 2,000% over our previous lead-generation efforts. Sounds awesome, right?

LeanData Expands Executive Team to Further Momentum and Growth

LeanData

Company appoints Karen Steele, CMO and Asher Mathew, VP of Business Development to expanding executive team. SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 10, 2018 – LeanData , the leader in demand management for B2B organizations, announced the addition of two senior-level executives to the leadership team to further build on the company’s growing momentum.

These Sales Statistics Will Change Your Approach in 2018

LeadCrunch

Are you a sales professional hoping to close more deals than ever before in 2018? What new strategies are you planning to incorporate into your approach in order to reach those big goals? While your approach to sales won’t be exactly the same as the next person’s strategy, you can learn a lot by observing others. In fact, there are quite a few sales statistics that could potentially change your approach to selling.

“How I Work”: Heather Kahler, VP of Customer Exeperience at PFL @sunshinegrrrl #HowIWork

Heinz Marketing

By Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing. How I Work” is one of my favorite recurring features in Inc Magazine as well as via Lifehacker’s This Is How I Work Series, and recently several sales experts (including Anthony Iannarino , Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi ) participated as well. Periodically moving forward, we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard “ How I Work ” questions.

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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.