Tue.Nov 13, 2018

Building B2B relationships with trust and empathy

B2B Lead Blog

We have more sales and marketing technology and channels to reach our customers, but they’re increasingly tuning us out. In short: we’re getting more disconnected from customers. Something is missing.

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Transform Your Customer Success Journey and Accelerate Growth

Marketing Insider Group

Growth for B2B is hard. It used to be that you could accelerate growth with huge customer acquisition. Ramping up your sales and marketing is not enough to sustain growth. Today, the best companies are growing through customer success. That’s why I interviewed Kia Puhm (@kiapuhm), CEO at K!A

5 Ways Your Event Marketing Efforts Can Help You Attract More Leads

Act-On

Are you ready to make the most out of your event marketing efforts? These 5 tips will help improve engagement and increase your number of leads. Events Lead Generation Lead Nurturing

Want More Customers? Solve Their Problems

Marketing Insider Group

People go online or search through print magazines to solve problems. Even if they’re perusing Pinterest for recipes or Facebook for the latest gossip on the new neighbor, they have an “itch” to scratch. A want that they need to satisfy. In marketing, we call these “pain points.”

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

B2B Content Marketing 2018: A Year in Review

KoMarketing Associates

As each year passes, I find myself saying things like “How is the year over?” or “Time is really flying”. This year was no exception. Just like that, it’s November and just like that, it’s time for 2019 planning.

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Sales leads play a big role in B2B marketing and sales alignment

Sales Lead Insights

A comment from someone who attended one of my workshops got me thinking about the role of sales leads in marketing and sales alignment from a business-to-business perspective. Three critical factors came to mind: The definition of a qualified lead.

Ask a Content Strategist: What Should You Focus On When You’re a Team of One?

Contently

Last week, I hosted a webinar with Henry Bruce, Contently’s SVP of marketing, to present our new content maturity model. It’s always exciting when you get to unveil something new while making emphatic hand gestures and semi-screaming at a PolyCom.

What Should Your Content Marketing Strategy Explore in 2019?

Content Standard

By now, seasoned marketers understand that a strong content marketing strategy isn’t just a handy feature but an essential component in achieving their brand’s greater vision. In a short time span, content has moved from a marketing novelty to a marketing need.

Website Search and Filtering for Smaller Sites

Biznology

I may be sticking my neck out a bit given that our fearless leader here at Biznology, Mike Moran, is an expert when it comes to website search – he’s expert at a lot of things, actually – but a recent article Mike wrote brought the subject to mind.

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The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

12 Sales Qualification Questions to Ask Prospects

Zoominfo

In the world of sales, time is your most valuable asset. With quotas to meet, we all know how frustrating it is to waste time with a lead that never seriously considered buying from you in the first place. That’s where sales qualification comes in.

SearchChat Podcast: Budget Season Survival Guide

Biznology

Does site search matter? Not many companies will even bring it up during budgeting discussions. But without it, your content, conversions, and customer experience can all fail.

How to Create Effective Account-Based Marketing Content

Kapost

Account-based marketing (ABM)—the go-to-market strategy that coordinates personalized marketing and sales efforts in pursuit of specific accounts—has ignited the excitement of the B2B world in recent years. Forrester’s recent Tech.

How Instagram Helps Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit to Serve Over 250,000 Customers Per Year

Buffer

Snap, filter, post, then eat. If you’re a millennial, Instagramming your meals is probably a guilty pleasure, and an occasional part of your mealtime routine. An incredible 69 percent of millennials take a photo (or a video) of their food before eating.

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Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

How to Scale Your Content Without Sacrificing Quality

SnapApp

Did you know there’s a way you can make your content work harder for you without compromising on quality? You read that right. Scaling your content can help generate more leads, build brand awareness, establish a voice within your industry, and grow your company.

This One Tool Will Change the Way You Design Forever

Hatchbuck

If you’ve ever right-clicked a webpage, noticed “Inspect” at the bottom of the menu, and clicked, you’ve invariably had one of these three reactions: What’s this for? Oh, no, it’s code. Get me out of here! This is the greatest thing ever.

How Design Impacts Your Daily Life

BOP Design

Where do we find design in our daily life? Design is all around us—from the computer, or cell phone that you are reading this article on, to basic, everyday items such as coffee mugs or toothbrushes. These items started as an idea, then moved on to a design.

Renaming a B2B brand 1: The lessons learned

Velocity Partners

As a marketer, you could go an entire career without re-naming and re-branding the company you work for. So if you do find yourself facing this challenge, there aren’t a lot of real-life, front-line, in-depth case stories to help you. This is the first in a pair of posts that will do just that.

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The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).

How to Leverage Events on Social Media: 6 Easy Tactics

Oktopost

Wondering how you can amplify your attendance in an industry conference with social media? From employee advocacy to live video, we have assembled a guide with all the tricks you need. Social Media Marketing Social Engagement Social Media Strategy Video Marketing

[SEMrush Research]: 15 Content Optimization Practices

SEMrush

SEMrush has analyzed more than 22,000 articles to determine the most common practices of content gurus. The research helps you to take a look at the best practices in the world of content writers, not from the theoretical side, but in how people are actually creating and optimizing their content.

Integrated Marketing Includes Smart Use of Content Syndication Programs

TrueInfluence

B2B leads can’t all be treated the same. In 2018, it seems pointless to make such an obvious observation about B2B marketing.

6 Steps to Power Your Ecommerce Holiday Marketing Strategy

Brightedge

The end of the year is almost here, which means the scramble to prepare for Black Friday and holiday shopping has already begun.

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!

Data Privacy Law: Ignorance Is No Excuse

Content Marketing Institute

From the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal to the arrival of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 2018 has pushed data privacy into the headlines.

The Goldfish Myth: Why You Should Keep Investing in Written Content

nDash

The fastest way for a speaker to lose my attention is to compare people to goldfish. At my first marketing conference, I heard four different speakers reference the same stat—that humans had an average attention span of just 8 seconds. A full second slower than a goldfish.

SiriusDecisions TechX:

Content4Demand

by Klaudia Tirico. Features Editor, G3 Communications. Republished with permission from Demand Gen Report. Every year, the marketing technology landscape continues to grow and expand with new solutions and technologies designed to help B2B marketers do their jobs better.

Marketer Showcase: Tom Prendergast of 190west

NetLine

The “All-in-one marketing agency”, and all-in-one marketer: a well-rounded perspective on demand generation. In our latest installment of the Marketer Showcase feature, we caught up with the President of marketing agency 190west , Tom Prendergast.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Increased Email Clicks Might Not Be Due to Your Marketing Prowess

Modern B2B Marketing

Email marketers are reporting an increase in click volumes. Is this because marketers are just that good now? Unfortunately, not so much. The most common were instances of user behavior where all the links within an email have been clicked.

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Eight Questions with Randi Drinkwater

Arketi

The post Eight Questions with Randi Drinkwater appeared first on B2B Marketing News. Eight Questions With

SAP – Qualtrics Acquisition: Operation Meets Experience

Valasys

On November 11 th , 2018, Germany’s database giant SAP announced that they will be acquiring customer sentiment tracker Qualtrics for $8 billion.