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Maximizing Efficiency with B2B Marketing Automation: Key Strategies

Webbiquity

Guest post by Eduard Klein. Business process automation is, hands down, one of the best technological innovations to come along in decades. Humans have spent way too much time doing repetitive tasks that do not require our expertise. These tasks take time away from the value we could potentially be adding in our business. Image credit: Mikael Blomkvist on Pexels This also applies, of course, to B2B marketing.

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Decoding generative AI: Top LLMs and the app ecosystems they support

Martech

I’ve been writing about marketing tools for over a decade, and some of my earliest published articles were about the new breed of social media monitoring tools. Looking at those pieces today, two insights struck me: The basic approach and strategy of selecting technology tools to help us with marketing tasks hasn’t changed much (the good news). Everything else has changed dramatically (the not-so-good news).

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B2B Podcasting: The What, Why and How of Better B2B Podcasts

Top Rank Marketing

Podcasts are very easy to create and launch. Anyone with a microphone and an internet connection can have a podcast listed on Apple and YouTube and ready for consumption. On the flipside, the low barrier of entry means it’s hard to get a new podcast noticed. And the ease of putting out a podcast can hide how difficult it can be to make a good podcast, one that people will be compelled to listen to.

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Consent and transparency need to be top data privacy concerns for marketers

illumin

Data privacy is critical to successful marketing. Effective marketing requires the collection and analysis of user data across digital platforms. Customer data lets marketers impactfully speak to their audience – driving conversions or brand awareness for their clients without annoying their customers. Data can be used to compile lists of potential buyers, track customer behavior through the marketing funnel, and understand the effectiveness of campaigns to adapt them.

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The Top 3 Tips for Writing Successful White Papers

In the B2B marketing toolkit, white papers can be a powerful option for reaching decision-makers and experts, presenting them with interesting information that improves their perception of your organization's competence and thought leadership. That said, a poorly executed whitepaper will not only be unable to influence your desired audience but will also come with significant costs that other assets won't incur.

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Why the shift from ‘conversions’ to ‘key events’ in GA4 is a game-changer

Martech

The recent shift from “conversions” to “key events” in (GA4) represents a significant change that digital marketers, especially SEO professionals, need to understand and act on. This article explores the implications of this change and insights on how to leverage it to elevate your marketing reporting. Understanding key events in GA4 On March 21, I got an email from a former student who said he’d logged into Google Analytics 4 (GA4) that morning and saw, “Analytics conversions have been rename

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Adtech’s approaches to greener marketing

Martech

Left to right: Kellyanne Perez-Vera, Mastercard; Matthew Cullinen, HSBC Bank; and Solitaire Townsend from agency Futerra. Image: Green Media Summit. The second-annual Green Media Summit at New York’s Javits Center last week showed the promise of greener pastures for marketers and customers concerned about harmful business practices overheating the planet.

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Can ChatGPT Optimize a Marketing Orchestration Workflow?

Heinz Marketing

By Tom Swanson , Engagement Manager at Heinz Marketing Last time we found out that ChatGPT struggles to make a visualized workflow. Today we are digging into whether or not ChatGPT can optimize a workflow based on qualitative data. Enjoy the video below! Initial Findings : ChatGPT can create workflows from scratch but results may be suboptimal. Existing workflows ranged from acceptable to chaotic; aim is to optimize.

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Choosing Marketing KPIs that Matter and Work with Patrick Barbera

Oktopost

Patrick Barbera, Director of Product Marketing at IntelyCare, and named in the Top 100 Product Marketing Influencers by Product Marketing Alliance reveals why picking the right marketing KPIs to track and measure can significantly impact the direction and success of your marketing efforts. Listen to the podcast: Or subscribe on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , or YouTube Watch the live recording: Episode summary Intent data helps you to prioritize accounts by capturing customer activities and gauging

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The State of Email Marketers’ Tech Stack

Litmus

The journey of an email from creation to sending takes hours of behind-the-scenes effort. Email marketers need to consider not only crafting, designing, and developing individual emails but also strategy, planning, operations, and deliverability—and of course, coordinating these efforts with the rest of your team. That’s why the MVP of any email marketing team is an integrated marketing tech stack.

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21 Advanced ChatGPT Prompts To Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

Upgrade your social media game with our in-depth playbook: "21 advanced ChatGPT prompts for social media managers". These powerful prompts are tailored to supercharge your content creation, strategy development, and results analysis. Say goodbye to writer's block and hello to endless creativity as you effortlessly generate engaging posts, come up with original strategies, and optimize your social media performance - all in a fraction of the time.

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PPC Pest Control Strategies that attract customers

Go Beyond SEO

Running a pest control business has its challenges. Standing out to attract new customers is hard. PPC Pest Control advertising is a proven strategy that works. PPC Pest Control means you pay for each click on your ad. You can target specific keywords. Your ads reach people looking for pest control services. This increases your online presence and brings in leads more likely to use your services.

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Guide for Perfect Sales and Marketing Alignment

CMSWire

Instead of focusing on friction, let's explore how marketing and sales can align to tell a cohesive brand story. Continue reading.

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5 Real-Life Ledes That Kinda Work (and How They Could Be Better)

Content Marketing Institute

Next to the headline, the lede is everything. It must complete many tasks — hook the reader, indicate the subject matter, set the tone, etc. To help your intros live up to those weighty responsibilities, read on for real-life critiques.

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The future of first-party data and why it will be critical by Edna Chavira

Martech

In a world where cookie-dependent strategies are becoming obsolete, and privacy concerns are on the rise, leveraging first-party data is more important than ever. But establishing a successful first-party data strategy can be challenging. Join our upcoming webinar, “ Data Driven Decisions: The Future of First-Party Data and Why It Will Be Critical ,” hosted by AtData.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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You Missed Your First-Quarter Sales Goals, Now What?

Square 2 Marketing

By now all the first-quarter sales results are in. Booked revenue is locked and you missed your first-quarter sales goals. While I’m sure you and everyone else at your company are disappointed, rest assured you’re not alone. Last week, I did a session at the EOS® (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Conference in San Diego and took an informal poll of over 100 CEOs and operational leaders.

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3 Emerging Tactics for Successful Cookieless Audience Targeting

CMSWire

How marketers can balance scale, relevance and privacy in a post-cookie world. Continue reading.

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How Long Does it Take to See Marketing Results?

Marketri

The Marketing Journey Takes Time Marketing is not an instant process that yields immediate results. Rather, it is about consistency in communication and strategy implemented over an extended period of time. Many companies come into marketing with unrealistic expectations, hoping that hiring a marketing firm will deliver growth and new business opportunities overnight.

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Boost Your B2B Website’s UX: Five Spots to Focus On 

BOP Design

There are many things to consider when building a successful B2B website to attract and convert visitors into potential clients. However, the foundation of a successful website is the user experience (UX) of your website. The UX of your B2B website shouldn’t be an afterthought, but the guiding principle of your web design. Let’s look. The post Boost Your B2B Website’s UX: Five Spots to Focus On appeared first on Bop Design.

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What's Working Now: ABM + Demand Gen

Speaker: Paul Slack, Vende Digital CEO

Are you struggling with a stagnant pipeline? Discover how combining ABM and demand generation can help you get more qualified opportunities and grow your pipeline. Learn the latest trends and tactics for 2023 and gain the confidence to implement a successful strategy that aligns with sales to drive revenue growth. Join this interactive live session with Paul Slack and learn how to: Identify the best accounts for ABM Personalize at scale Run paid campaigns that actually work Tackle and optimize r

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Leveraging Emotional Intelligence in B2B Sales

Engagio

Learn what emotional intelligence is, why emotional intelligence is so important for your B2B brand and the emotional intelligence skills you can leverage for more success in sales and marketing.

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How B2B Firms Use Content Marketing 

BOP Design

Content marketing should be an integral part of a comprehensive B2B marketing strategy. Unfortunately, we often see that B2B firms don’t understand the true value of content marketing or how it helps to achieve overall business goals. Those that don’t understand the value of content marketing think of it as “just blogging” or worse, a. The post How B2B Firms Use Content Marketing appeared first on Bop Design.

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The Impact of SmartBug's On-Site HubSpot Training

SmartBug Media

Training and earning user buy-in on a new platform is arguably the toughest part of any technology implementation. But you don’t have to go it alone. If you want to implement Quickbooks, you work with an authorized reseller. When you onboard a new project management system, you work with a dedicated representative. And when you’re ready to leverage HubSpot for your marketing, sales, and customer success needs, you work with SmartBug Media.® (At least, you should!

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Thought Leader and Influencer Interview with Aruna Ravichandran, SVP & Chief Marketing and Customer Officer for Webex, Cisco

Thinkers360

At a Glance Aruna Ravichandran SVP & Chief Marketing and Customer Officer for Webex, Cisco Focus Areas : Marketing, Cloud, DevOps, IT Operations Thinkers360 In-Depth Profile & Portfolio: Aruna Ravichandran Social Media: LinkedIn | X Books: DevOps for Digital Leaders , The Kitty Hawk Venture. Highlighted Content : Introducing the Webex app for Ford and Lincoln’s new in-vehicle digital experience , Global Hybrid Work Study | Employee Insights, In-Office Challenges, and the Role of AI.

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Is Your ESG Communication a Walking Red Flag?

One moment, you're proudly releasing your annual report, and before you know it, six months have passed and attention has shifted. Not communicating your impact consistently to key stakeholders is what we call an ESG communication red flag. Think of red flags as common mistakes that hinder stakeholder engagement. While these slips in communication are rarely intentional, they can have a significant impact on how your ESG efforts are perceived.

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Customer Service Training: 8 Strategies to Empower Your Team

CMSWire

Eight key strategies to invest in employee training and development, transforming your workforce into a customer service powerhouse. Continue reading.

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B2B Audience Finder vs. Traditional Lead Generation: Why Make the Switch?

Lake B2B

The B2B marketing landscape is ever evolving and traditional lead generation methods are inadequate to fulfill the needs of the sales pipeline. The traditional methods that were effective once are irrelevant now and are not helping businesses maintain a competitive edge in the market.

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B2B Podcasting: The What, Why and How of Better B2B Podcasts

Top Rank Marketing

Podcasts are very easy to create and launch. Anyone with a microphone and an internet connection can have a podcast listed on Apple and YouTube and ready for consumption. On the flipside, the low barrier of entry means it’s hard to get a new podcast noticed. And the ease of putting out a podcast can hide how difficult it can be to make a good podcast, one that people will be compelled to listen to.

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Buyer Personas Explained: Why They’re Essential to B2B Marketing and Sales

Lead Forensics

They can drive more website traffic, increase email activity, help lead generation , and ultimately produce more revenue; almost 80% of the B2B organizations who exceeded their revenue targets last year have buyer personas in action! Whether you’re familiar with buyer personas, or this is the first time you’ve encountered them, let’s look at the whats, whys and hows… What is a Buyer Persona?

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Sales Effectiveness: The B2B Sales Leader's Guide

This guide is designed to help today’s B2B sales leaders ramp up their effectiveness in any economic environment.

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10 Foolproof Ways to Skyrocket Your Email Open Rates

Outgrow

10 Foolproof Ways to Skyrocket Your Email Open Rates Do you ever feel frustrated when you spend time crafting the perfect email only to have it end up in your receiver’s trash folder? You’re not alone. Many businesses struggle with low email open rates, and this significantly affects their marketing efforts. But if you’re willing to put in a little extra effort, there’s a good chance you can skyrocket those open rates.

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Navigating the Future of Affiliate Marketing

ClickZ

Affiliate marketing, a vital component of the digital marketing realm, operates on a performance-based model where affiliates earn commissions by promoting products or services and driving sales or leads through unique affiliate links.

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How to Set Net Promoter Score® Targets For Your Staff and Company

Genroe

In this post I provide a practical approach to setting Net Promoter targets for your organisation and staff. The post How to Set Net Promoter Score® Targets For Your Staff and Company appeared first on Genroe | Customer Experience | Net Promoter Score.