Wed.Jan 17, 2018

3 Things About Machine Learning Every Marketer Needs to Know

Act-On

Not sure you understand what machine learning is? It can sound a little scary and confusing, but it's not. It's just using data to answer questions. Adaptive Marketing AI B2B Marketing Marketing Life Personalization

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: What Kind of Society Do We Want to Have?

Marketing Insider Group

As someone who has worked with big data for some time, I have pushed the boundaries where this idea of relevance morphs into creepy (remember the infamous case study: How Target Figured out a girl was pregnant before her father did?). I am acutely aware of its lure to big business, and at the same time, […]. The post The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: What Kind of Society Do We Want to Have? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Are Things Changing in the World of Demand Generation?

Vidyard

Welcome to Modern Marketing Point of View, a new series that connects you with industry leading experts to hear their views on the changing marketing landscape. This episode features the wonderful David Lewis, CEO at DemandGen. We were lucky enough to grab some time to chat with him recently and get his thoughts on the changing marketing landscape. During this episode David discusses his views on Demand Generation, Full-Stack Marketing and how MarTech is expanding rapidly.

Omnichannel eCommerce Strategies: A 3-Step Plan To The Perfect Customer Journey

Marketing Insider Group

Creating a seamless customer journey is the key to generating recurring sales. Making every touchpoint and every user experience flawless. First, they land on your website. Next, they shop in the store. And finally, check out on a mobile app. Omnichannel strategies have the power to create memorable, lasting experiences for consumers. And the better […]. The post Omnichannel eCommerce Strategies: A 3-Step Plan To The Perfect Customer Journey appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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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75% of Marketers Believe It’s “Important” to Deliver Omnichannel Experience

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers further explore the delivery of an omnichannel experience to their customers, new research is highlighting the importance of doing so to achieve key objectives. Thorin McGee of Target Marketing recently shared the preliminary results of the “2018 Omnichannel Marketing Survey,” and the data pointed toward a growing desire to deliver an omnichannel experience among marketers.

5 Creative Strategies to Stay Inspired to Write All Year [Infographic]

Hubspot

If there's one thing we know about inspiration, it's that it's not very good at giving advance notice of anything. It crops up at the most inopportune time -- like when you're without a pen or a device to otherwise record a brilliant idea.

Review bots, fake news, and the misinformation age

Biznology

This will be considered ancient news now, but it’s often better to analyze headlines when the buzz is over. The Last Jedi opened before the holidays as one of the highest-rated Star Wars movies ever according to Rotten Tomatoes critics score. As the audiences started talking about it, it became clear that the RT audience score would not be that generous, creating the site’s widest audience-critic gulf in the history of “ Star Wars ” films.

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YouTube Has Updated Its Partner Program Requirements -- Here's What Marketers Need to Know

Hubspot

YouTube announced yesterday that it has modified the eligibility requirements for its Partner Program (YPP), which will change the ways and ability Creators can monetize their content on the platform. Here's what we know so far -- and how marketers can prepare.

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.

Robot Writing, AI, and Marketing: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Content Standard

Picture if you will, dear reader, the marketing apocalypse, a place where human-powered engines are less and less relevant and we are facing a new dawn: robot writing, triggered email campaigns, automated social scheduling and responses, ways to track users wherever they go. Oh, hang on.

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Only B2B

Lead Generation vs. Demand generation: What Marketers Tend to Confuse. Lead Generation vs. Demand generation: Stop Being Confused. For most people “ content marketing ” is ALL about “ marketing content ”. That is partially right.

5 Things We’ve Done to Increase Our Organic CTR by 300%

Modern B2B Marketing

If you follow the latest SEO trends , you are probably aware that RankBrain, Google’s AI-driven algorithm, is set to become even more powerful in 2018. Whether organic click-through rate (CTR) affects Google rankings is no longer a question.

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Only B2B

5 Basic Demand Generation Etiquettes Every Marketer Should Follow. Just like life and business, demand generation also has its etiquettes and rules, if you break them, it will lead to poor results, wasted money and effort, and a frustrated marketer.

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.

4 Secrets to Selling Professional Services

Hinge Marketing

You probably didn’t enter your career as a consultant, lawyer, engineer, IT consultant, accountant, or other professional service provider so you could spend all of your time selling, but the world of professional services has changed considerably. To advance in your career, you have to succeed with business development. You have to make the transition from professional to rainmaker.

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Only B2B

10 Content Syndication Unanswered Questions. Even though Content Syndication is something that no marketer can overlook, there are various unanswered questions that might hover your head time to time.

How to Convince Your Boss: 7 Steps to Getting Budget Approval

SnapApp

Whether it’s asking for funding to attend a lesser-known conference, or a new tool/platform to add to your team’s tech stack , the skill of successfully pitching your boss is vital for career advancement. .

Short workouts count too

Heinz Marketing

We set aggressive goals for ourselves, which is great. But too often we consider these as all or nothing. For example: You set a goal to run a marathon. Awesome. But getting out and running a couple miles is better than nothing. You have a full page of circuit training to accomplish. Does that intimidate you into doing nothing? Or do you at least get some of it done today? Your training plan says to run six miles today, but you’re tired at the end of the day.

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.

8 Facebook Targeting Strategies You Should Try Today

ATAK Interactive

If you’ve spent hours wringing your hands over your Facebook ads strategy, you’re not alone. The clunky UI, confusing options, and vague reporting tend to elicit frustration from even the most experienced digital marketer. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Marketing Automation Interview Questions (Use-case based)

Marketing Converts

Marketing automation is just a glorified (and really expensive) email delivery tool without a power user. In the hands of a chump it drives pretty good results, but nothing amazing. In the hands of a superhero-esque power user it drives results – huge results.

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#OneTeam: The Terminus Account-Based Marketing Story

Terminus

“Shot of tequila? Shot of tequila.” ” When your team goes through an account-based marketing (ABM) transformation, sometimes tequila needs to get involved.

Here Are the Top Marketing Design Trends for 2018 [Infographic]

Hubspot

Shutterstock -- a familiar name to many creative professionals -- released its 2018 Creative Trends Report today, shedding light on the design trends marketers need to know about this year.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.

Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age: Optimizing Your AI Strategy

EMagine B2B Blog

It is no surprise that technology is evolving at a high-speed rate – welcome to the digital age! For most of us, our day begins with making immediate contact with our tech devices.

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11 Things CMOs Wish All Marketers Knew

Kapost

As B2B marketers sprint into a new year, full of anticipation and excitement to help our companies grow and thrive based on the success of our customers, there are a. The post 11 Things CMOs Wish All Marketers Knew appeared first on Kapost Content Marketing Blog. Marketing Strategy

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Big Week for Big Trade Shows

Bluetext

Annual trade shows are often the biggest events of the year for brands hoping to make connections, network with players across their industry, identify new solutions for their business, and generate solid sales leads. The Bluetext team has vast experience with conference and trade shows, generating attention for our clients, arranging media interviews and coverage, crafting the creative approach for their floor space, and publicizing their successes.

Why You Don’t Really Need to Break Down Your Data Silos

Leadspace

Data Silos have become the “s-word” of B2B marketing for two reasons. First and foremost, because they’re a genuine problem.

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.

Dirty databases aren’t the problem

LeanData

Key Takeaways. On average, corporate data grows 40% a year, but 20% of each database is dirty. Each dirty record costs your business $100 and promotes a terrible buying experience. Your dirty database isn’t the problem. The trick is working around it with the right tools. What if I told you it wasn’t about cleaning your dirty database—but about living with your dirty database? Hang on.

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Why You Should Register for Unleash ‘18 Right Now

Outreach

How do you follow up last year’s inaugural Unleash, our game-changing customer conference attended by more than 250 highly successful sales leaders? That’s simple: double down and go twice as big this year!

Dirty databases aren’t the problem

LeanData

Key Takeaways. On average, corporate data grows 40% a year, but 20% of each database is dirty. Each dirty record costs your business $100 and promotes a terrible buying experience. Your dirty database isn’t the problem. The trick is working around it with the right tools. What if I told you it wasn’t about cleaning your dirty database—but about living with your dirty database? Hang on.

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