Fri.Jan 12, 2018

The Light Bulbs Have Ears: Why Listening Is Voice-Activated Devices' Most Important Skill

Customer Experience Matrix

If one picture’s worth a thousand words, why is everyone rushing to replace graphical interfaces with voice-activated systems? The question has an answer, which we’ll get to below. But even though the phrasing is a bit silly, it truly is worth asking.

Why Next Year’s Marketing Success Will Always Follow Last Year’s Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

The measurement of customer sentiment has evolved over time. We are constantly searching for more accurate methods of understanding what customers will do in the coming days, months and years.

Facebook’s Algorithm Change Is An Apocalyptic Move for Brands, Publishers, Users, and Facebook Itself

Contently

Whenever Facebook tweaks its algorithm and decreases the reach of news stories, publishers usually treat it like a lover’s quarrel.

Some of the best organic search posts from Biznology

Biznology

We don’t often run compilation posts here, but we ran one of popular organic search posts from Biznology last year, so below are more popular organic search posts from across the years that hold their relevance today: How do I avoid the duplicate content penalty? Are you optimizing for search engines or for customers? Learn SEO from your spouse. Is your site ready for search marketing? See No Evil” s no way for big companies to deal with search spam. Organic search marketing needs words.

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Weekend Reading: “Brand Seduction” by Daryl Weber

Marketing Insider Group

For the 157th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Daryl Weber, author of Brand Seduction: How Neuroscience Can Help Marketers Build Memorable Brands. For many marketing professionals, “science” is a four-letter word. They see brand-building as an unteachable art guided by their intuition and experience. But at its core, marketing aims to seed […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Brand Seduction” by Daryl Weber appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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How to Get Better at B2B Lead Generation

Only B2B

All marketers agree that B2B Lead Generation is the biggest challenge that they face. One of the main reasons why this is the case is because companies tend to disregard Outbound Marketing tactics for generating qualified leads.

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How Content Marketing Can Save Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Content Marketing Institute

In a television series, this would be the beginning of the episode where we bring you up to speed on early character development moments you may have missed.

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Only B2B

Weighing the pros and cons of content Syndication. What is Content Syndication? The concept of syndication isn’t unique to web content marketing. It likely began around 1865, when print newspapers reigned supreme.

The Definite List Of The Best Blogs To Follow In 2018

Altitude Branding

No matter what stage of life you’re at, good blogs are the ones that are always going to inspire you to do and try something new. Whether you’re a skint uni student, a slave of the nine-to-five (or nine-to-wine?), some blogs out there are just too inspirational.

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5 Ways to Make Your Email Marketing Strategy Successful

Only B2B

Email Marketing Whitepaper – From Workhorse to Over-Acheiver. Marketers agree that Email Marketing is the workhorse of their marketing mix. but are they doing everything to make their strategy successful? Are you?

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Facebook's News Feed Will Once Again Focus on Friends and Family

Hubspot

Facebook announced yesterday that it will be overhauling its News Feed that will once again shift the type of content users see first, and most often.

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Only B2B

Quick guide to Content syndication: All you need to know. Is your content marketing strategies all lined up? While drafting those strategies you must have added content syndication in your list.

What to Do When Your Content Falls Flat: 6 Ways to Recover

Hubspot

Research shows that content marketing costs 62% less than outbound marketing, yet produces 3X as many leads.

Nonprofits and Marketing Automation: Omni-Channel Fundraising

Lead Liaison

Nonprofits need marketing automation, plain and simple. Specifically because marketing automation can help nonprofits make the most of their marketing budgets. In this series , we are talking about the ways that nonprofits and marketing automation can work together to generate more giving.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

Ingenuity Rising: How to Boost UX and Sales Simultaneously

Modern B2B Marketing

Interactions with a brand or organization are becoming more complicated, dynamic, and nuanced. Not only do today’s customers browse via multiple devices and platforms, they do it simultaneously.

Account-Based Marketing - New Concept or Not?

Strategic-IC

As Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is increasingly adopted by B2B marketing and sales teams, you may wonder how ABM differs from a traditional sales process. Is ABM really a new concept, or have existing techniques simply been rebranded? This post explores what ABM is, and why it’s such a unique strategy. Related: What is ABM? Old School vs. New.

5 Ways to Make Your Email Marketing Strategy Successful

Only B2B

Email Marketing Whitepaper – From Workhorse to Over-Acheiver. Marketers agree that Email Marketing is the workhorse of their marketing mix. but are they doing everything to make their strategy successful? Are you?

Tech Partnership: Lead Liaison and ResponseTap Integration Connects Call Intelligence with Marketing Automation

Lead Liaison

Allen, TX – Sales and marketing solutions provider, Lead Liaison , and call tracking intelligence experts, ResponseTap, today announce a partnership and integration that combines call tracking, visitor tracking, and marketing automation into one solution. ResponseTap is a global organization with offices in the the US and UK. They most recently opened their New York office. The company has transformed the way marketers and call centers manage selling via the phone.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Finding your simple pleasures throughout the year

Heinz Marketing

i love the holiday season and am always a bit sad when it’s over. And although Halloween through Christmas and New Years is a really big deal for me and our family, there are events and traditions throughout the year I equally look forward to. Last year at this time I started a running list of the annual simple pleasures I always look forward to, throughout the year.

Surprising Ways that Content Budgets Go to Waste — and What to Do About It

Kapost

Narratives are timeless and have been the backbone of marketing since before the internet existed. That’s why content is one of the most powerful investments that an organization can make. Storytelling drives.