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Stuck on Autopilot? Ask These 9 Questions to Shift Gears

Modern Marketing

Some of my favorite childhood memories are centered around drives with my father. What always surprised me was that sometimes those drives would last for hours and other days they would be relatively short, even if the destination was the same.

Weekend Reading: “80/20 Sales and Marketing” by Perry Marshall

Marketing Insider Group

For the 158th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Perry Marshall, author of 80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More. The 80/20 rule says 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts, and 20 percent of your results come from the other 80 […]. The post Weekend Reading: “80/20 Sales and Marketing” by Perry Marshall appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Sales Alignment

The 10 most fascinating people in B2B marketing in 2017

Biznology

Top 10 lists are everywhere this year. I even ran across a top 10 list of top 10 lists — hilarious! My list is about the most interesting people that I came across in B2B marketing during 2017. I find them fascinating not only as interesting people, but also for making valuable contributions to our business and our world. So meet this year’s fascinating B2B marketers, and let’s not forget the outstanding members of my lists in 2016 and 2015. .

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3 Tips For Building A More Robust Customer Reference Program

Influitive b2b

In the past 15 years, customer reference usage in marketing and sales has evolved from simply inserting testimonials in ads to a dedicated discipline that drives revenue. Now, many more savvy marketers are looking at the bigger picture: they’re turning to customer advocacy as their “secret sauce” for making a bigger impact on their company’s.

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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Perfecting the Art of the One-on-One Interview

Content Marketing Institute

From a young age, I was told I had an odd voice. It was a little too low for a girl and I tended to whisper a lot. I blame the whispering on the house I grew up in, which was big and echoey. If you didn’t want mom to hear you talking about inane things on the phone, whispering was a necessity.

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How Do Media Mergers Like Disney and Fox Impact Digital Marketers?

Content Standard

Last month, the Walt Disney Company announced plans to acquire 20th Century Fox in only the biggest and most recent of many mergers reshaping the media landscape.

Customer Experience Trends 2018 – Part 1

Aberdeen CMO Essentials

Our previous article noted the importance of cutting through the hype and following real best practices that help Best-in-Class firms survive and thrive.

Protected: 4 Obstacles and Solutions for Partners’ Usage of Co-op Marketing Funds

Computer Market Research

Computer Market Research. Protected: 4 Obstacles and Solutions for Partners’ Usage of Co-op Marketing Funds. This content is password protected.

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.

How to Prove the ROI of Your Tech Stack

Kapost

As content operations continues to gain more traction among companies of all shapes and sizes, marketers still strive to understand better how changing teams, tools, and technologies impact their goals. The post How to Prove the ROI of Your Tech Stack appeared first on Kapost Content Marketing Blog.

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Nine days, 30 speakers, zero travel: Join me for The B2B Sales Summit

Heinz Marketing

Two of the biggest challenges facing educational events in any industry are travel time/costs and the inconsistent quality of presentations. That’s why I’m typically a big fan of the recent trend by companies to produce “virtual summits”, cutting travel time and cost to zero and more actively curating great speakers and topics.

Salesforce Lightning 101: What You Need to Know

Overground

Companies like T-Mobile, American Express, and Google have already taken the plunge and migrated to the new Salesforce Lightning Experience, but should you