Wed.Dec 13, 2017

27 Amazing Facts about B2B Content Marketing

Act-On

Check out these 27 amazing facts about content marketing and how they impact your marketing and your B2B business this year. Content Marketing

AI and Digital Transformation Are Top Priorities for Marketers in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

Looking ahead to 2018, marketers have already carved out their top priorities heading into the new year, according to a new survey. WARC recently surveyed more than 600 marketers from around the world to gauge their top priorities heading into 2018. The results showed that more than 50 percent of marketers are making artificial intelligence (AI) a priority in the yew year. In addition, about 24 percent of respondents claim that voice interfaces are a priority for 2018.

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How to Use 3rd Party B2B Intent Data to Drive Leads

NuSpark

Online users leave digital clues about their intentions wherever they go on the internet. When they visit your website or click on links in emails, that information is 1 st party data that belongs to you.

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3 Tips (and a Bonus) for Writing a Better LinkedIn Profile

Marketing Insider Group

“Everyone’s in sales,” Chris said to me on a conference call. Chris and I have been friends for 20+ years and this is the first time our paths have crossed professionally. I know he’s a great sales professional by reputation, but having a front-row seat to watch the magic happen firsthand made me think about […]. The post 3 Tips (and a Bonus) for Writing a Better LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Interview with Mari Smith

Onalytica B2B

Mari Smith – Facebook Marketing Expert | Social Media Influencer | Speaker | Author. Key Topics: Facebook Marketing & Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Influencer Marketing. Location: San Diego, CA, USA.

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What your social media marketing consultant will never tell you

Biznology

Too many companies try to outsource their social media in hopes that a social media expert, like me, will care about their brand just as much as they do. I hate to break it to you, but no consultant will ever care as much about your brand as you do—even those of us who get paid a pretty handsome penny for our services. When you outsource, you lose touch. There’s no way around it. Out of sight, out of mind.

Capitalizing on Healthcare SEO and Content Marketing When the Niche Calls for It

Marketing Insider Group

If you work on behalf of a healthcare professional, like a physician, dentist, or other types of healthcare professional, you probably have an idea of the nature of customer service and especially as it relates to the specific clientele of the medical industry (a.k.a. patients). Possibly you know first-hand because you are the healthcare professional […]. The post Capitalizing on Healthcare SEO and Content Marketing When the Niche Calls for It appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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How to Robot-Proof Your Job as a Content Creator

Content Marketing Institute

Artificial intelligence is all around us. As I shared in Content Creation Robots Are Here , billions of AI-created pieces of content are published yearly. What does this mean for humans who create content? Are you in danger of losing a job? Not quite.

5 Disruptions to Marketing, Part 1: Digital Transformation (2018 Update)

chiefmartech

At the end of last year, I wrote a series on 5 disruptions to marketing.

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.

How to Avoid the “Not Secure” Warning with Google Chrome Browser Changes

Modern B2B Marketing

Earlier this year we all saw the first of a series of planned changes to how Google’s Chrome browser will display HTTP web pages without TLS/SSL encryption.

Is Your Marketing System Broken? [VIDEO]

Hinge Marketing

Do you have the right combination of marketing tools and techniques specifically tailored to your firms needs? Liz Harr explains what works best at each different phase of the buyer journey. Transcription.

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Bop Design Recognized as a Top Web Designer & Digital Agency in Clutch’s Global Leader Press Release

BOP Design

Bop Design, a San Diego based B2B Agency for Web Design, Content Marketing, & Branding, was awarded a spot as a Clutch Global Leader, a list of the 475+ most highly reviewed companies around the world.

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10 Hard Truths About Management No One Tells You

Hubspot

I remember talking with an acquaintance a few years back who had recently graduated from college about how she envisioned her career progressing. Here’s how she broke down the steps: Get a job. Master that job. Manage other people doing that job. Run sh*t” (her exact words).

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

The No. 1 Gift This Holiday Season? Whatever Looks Awesome on Instagram

Content Standard

If all you want for Christmas is a gift that’s worthy of posting on the ’Gram, you’re not alone. New research shows that for many this gift-giving season, what’s most important isn’t the gift they receive—it’s whether it looks cool on Instagram.

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How You Can Use Video To Enhance Your Customer Support

Vidyard

There’s only so many hours in the day—that’s why top support teams use video to increase deflection and resolve cases 25% faster, all while boosting overall customer satisfaction. Have we piqued your curiosity?

12 Days of B2B Marketing: Technology (Day 6)

Heinz Marketing

By Lisa Heay , Marketing Consultant for Heinz Marketing. On the 6 th day of B2B Marketing, let’s talk marketing technology. It’s easy to get lost in the vast array of tech options at marketers’ fingertips these days. According to chiefmartech.com , almost 5,000 companies are now part of the marketing technology landscape, a huge leap from the 150 back in 2011.

Fundamental SEO Strategies for B2B Organizations

Launch Marketing

The importance of search engine optimization (SEO) is widely recognized, yet all too often it’s not as high of a priority for B2B organizations, which is a bit mind-boggling when you consider the following statistics: 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

A Healthcare Marketer’s Guide to Local SEO

EMagine B2B Blog

Searching for the right healthcare provider is a unique process that differs from other service-related decisions. Seeking medical care involves a great deal of research. Very few individuals make impulse decisions when it comes to their health or the wellness of a loved one.

The Heinz Marketing Must-Have Holiday Playlist 2017

Heinz Marketing

We’re back! With the holidays officially in full-swing, and with Christmas right around the corner, I’d like to present the second year of the Heinz Marketing Must-Have Holiday Playlist. Below, you’ll find an array of our favorite Christmas songs from this year, ranging from pop favorites to new originals to the Christmas classics and more! (And And don’t forget to check out last year’s playlist too!).

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Forget Trends and Predictions: Do More of What Works

Kapost

As we near the end of the year, everyone will be talking about which trends you should watch for in 2018. And they’ll make lofty predictions about all of them—which. The post Forget Trends and Predictions: Do More of What Works appeared first on Kapost Content Marketing Blog.

5 Account-Based Marketing Challenges (and How to Solve Them)

Strategic-IC

We explore common account-based marketing challenges and look at how to solve them. Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is an increasingly considered B2B tactic; designed to drive growth and awareness with specific high-value, high-propensity accounts. Many marketers are already using ABM to some success - yet still face a few challenges. For example, as ABM campaigns are highly personalised and targeted, they can require substantial resource.

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.

Alfresco and Amazon Web Services – Disrupting Legacy Content Services – Alfresco Day London – Keynote

Technology Services Group

TSG gave a keynote presentation on December 7th for Alfresco Day London.

4 Steps to Ensure a Successful Salesforce Implementation

Overground

Ensure that your B2B organization is equipped for success during its first 60 days of Salesforce implementation with these four tips

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Agency and Vendor Searches without Losing your Mind

Jackie Walts

The right vendors act as valued strategic partners and maximize the time of your marketing team. But if your call center, agency or marketing automation platform aren’t doing the job, is it time to make a switch? Here’s some hints on how to replace a critical vendor without losing your mind. First, figure out why you want to make a change. Is it possible that if you had a frank discussion, you could work things out with your existing vendor? It’s also smart to take a look in the mirror.

Investing in the future of B2B eCommerce – why the customer experience deserves your attention

Aspidistra

By the end of 2017, more than half of b2b buyers are forecast to be making over 50% of their purchases online.

7 Key Insights from the "How B2B Marketing is Changing" Report

Speaker: Tom Pick, Independent B2B Digital Marketing Consultant

What are the top priorities, challenges, and trends in B2B marketing as we head into the final stretch of 2018? We conducted in-depth interviews with senior B2B technology marketers to find out. The results included a few expected areas of consensus but also some surprising divergence of opinions. Content marketing, for example, is widely viewed as the most effective lead generation tactic and area for additional spending in the coming year. But doing it effectively to optimize results is also the top challenge marketers face. Meanwhile, marketers report conflicting views about and are seeking guidance on search engine marketing, live events, and inbound vs. outbound tactics. And there's one promising avenue many marketers may be under-investing in. This webinar not only summarizes the issues raised in the study but also offers guidance from multiple sources on how to address the challenges of today's B2B marketers.

Rebrand Leads to Big Acquisition

Bluetext

Many companies turn to Bluetext for a rebrand to increase visibility and market share, to better compete against other major challengers, and to enter new markets with a compelling message. In the case of some of our clients, the goal is to launch their product or service into the market with a look and feel that will attract attention and result in an acquisition. It’s always gratifying when our work pays off for our clients.