Fri.Mar 22, 2019

3 Key Reasons Not to Give Up on Lead Scoring

The Point

Lead scoring – as a fundamental part of a company’s lead management strategy – has officially fallen out of fashion.

Report: At Least 80% of Marketers Believe Video is Becoming More Critical

KoMarketing Associates

As video grows in prominence, research suggests that more marketers are turning to this form of content to resonate with their target audiences.

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Is Your Martech Stack Built for Productivity?

Reachforce

We talked about what makes a successful tech stack recently, and one of those things is based on finding technology that integrates well together. Why is this such an important part of a martech stack? It's because it's all about productivity. Martech

Rethink Marketing: Using Podcast Interviews As a Lead Gen Tactic

Act-On

On the Rethink Marketing podcast, Tom Schwab outlines how podcasts can be a great lead gen tactic, even converting 25 times bettter than a blog. Demand & Lead Generation

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

The New Loyal Customer

Modern Marketing

What makes a loyal customer nowadays? You can no longer say that it is just a satisfied customer or even a repeat customer. Someone might fly the same airline all the time or use the same driveshare service but never recommend it to somebody else.

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Employee Advocacy and Executive Social Activation: Better Together

Biznology

One of the most common challenges for launching or ramping up a social media employee advocacy program is finding enough suitable content. You don’t want to overwhelm your users or their networks with too much branded or marketing content.

How to Write a Helpful Headline People Will Want to Click

Contently

Advertising executive John Caples once said, “I spend hours on headlines—days if necessary.” ” That sounds great, but you probably don’t have that kind of time. You already spend enough researching, writing, and editing. By the time you get your article into the CMS, you may only have a placeholder title that’s been there since you first started the process. You might have a quick brainstorm with your colleagues. Or maybe you just come up with something on the fly.

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Tips for Marketing Leaders: The Proven Tactics to Improve Email Marketing ROI

Litmus

Want better ROI from your email marketing?

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Content Creation vs Content Curation: What's the Difference?

Atomic Reach

‘Content is King’, the phrase coined by Bill Gates over 20 years ago, way back in 1996, still continues to rule the marketing world. Creating content for marketing is the single most time-consuming responsibility for today’s marketers.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Client and Content Agency Share Insider Tips to Successful Relationship

Content Marketing Institute

Both clients and content marketing agencies must appreciate that success requires at least a year. A client and an agency share what you should do to get off on the right foot and set yourself up for a productive long-term partnership.

Why Email Marketing Still Rules (Plus 3 Tips to Increase Engagement)

Modern B2B Marketing

Email marketing is like an old friend. It’s been around for years. It doesn’t surprise you much anymore. You may even find it a little boring sometimes. But at the end of the day, you know you can depend on it.

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5 Steps for Building Stronger Customer Relationships Through Content Marketing

Blue Flame Thinking

Unlike paid advertising, content marketing is about more than prompting an immediate purchase. It’s about cultivating awareness of your brand and deepening trust in your ability to understand what your customers want.

What do Basketball and ABM Have in Common?

Triblio

Just in time for March Madness, we thought we’d shed some light on the commonalities between basketball and account-based marketing (ABM). Naturally, you wouldn’t equate the sport of basketball with ABM but the two are far more similar than you would think. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

Announcing Outreach + Dynamics 365

Outreach

Big news—four letters. No, we didn’t just take a Myers-Briggs test (I’m an IFSP). MSFT is the stock ticker for Microsoft, and the reason we mention it is because we have an important announcement regarding Outreach and our fellow Seattle-based company.

Best winter display ad campaign 2019

Bannerflow

Helping marketing teams create exceptional ads with ease is Bannerflow’s mission statement. With the right tools, all of our customers can produce truly creative campaigns. Yet sometimes, some banners really stand-out. This is what this blog is all about – celebrating the best of the best!

How to Create an e-Commerce Facebook Ads Strategy: A Case Study

SEMrush

Facebook Ads is a business channel only if you know how to set up and run profitable campaigns. If you have an e-commerce business, Facebook Ads can be extremely powerful.

How to Make All Your Accounts Safer With Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Hubspot

Nowadays, account security is a major concern for companies and their employees.

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A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

Don’t Let Your B2B Website Be Like a Bad Car Salesman

Evergage

Who likes dealing with a bad car salesman? I think we can all agree that a pushy or unhelpful car salesperson can be one of the worst interactions you can encounter. But a poor B2B website experience can actually be quite comparable.

TAM SAM SOM: What Do They Mean & How Do You Calculate Them?

Hubspot

With all the excitement that comes with starting a new company and gauging its industry’s profit potential or forecasting a revenue goal for your business, you must remember to root these figures in reality.

Yahoo! Mail, AOL, and Verizon Now Support One-Click Unsubscribe

Litmus

The Verizon Media brand announced that Yahoo! Mail, AOL, and Verizon now support one-click unsubscribe, also known as RFC8058. Previously only available in AOL Mail, the one-click unsubscribe standard is now supported by all email clients that are part of the Verizon Media brand umbrella. “It’s It’s our job to help consumers get the emails they want—and help them get rid of the messages they don’t want to receive any more,” says Marcel Becker, Director of Product Management at Verizon Media. .

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12 Things to Check Before Choosing an eCommerce Platform

Altitude Branding

If you are planning to build an ecommerce store, then one of the most important things that you should plan beforehand is which ecommerce platform you should choose.

5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.

5 Things Your Marketing Analyst Must Do To Ensure Value And Success

Ladder.io

When most people think of what a marketing team looks like, they probably imagine what amounts to an “arts & crafts” department. After all, the marketing department is where the creatives are supposed to live.

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6 Tips Women Writers Swear By to Support Their Female Colleagues

ClearVoice

Since hashtags are becoming a new language that every professional must become fluent in, here are a few you can likely decipher without Google translate: #BossLady, #MeToo, #WhoRuntheWorld and #GirlBoss.

How to Create a Topical Intent-Segmented Content Strategy

Content Science Review

This article looks at the pitfalls of pure SEO and topical content strategies then combines them with intent for an improved hybrid technique. Article

Required Reading from the 10 Most Influential CRM Blogs for B2Bs

Hatchbuck

Sales and marketing technology changes quickly. So how do you know when to invest in new technology, or when to change your process, or when to wait out a fad? Whether you’re researching CRM options, or just trying to get the most out of your existing CRM and sales and marketing tech stack, there are a handful of experts who are the most qualified to guide you. Check out these posts from 10 of the most influential CRM blogs on the world wide web, and follow them to stay in the know.

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Customer-Centric Websites: Successful Strategies to Engage B2B Buyers

Speaker: Kellie de Leon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, The Mx Group

Chances are, you’re under the gun to convert more leads from your website. To increase conversion, your site needs high-quality content, user-friendly navigation paths, and calls to action that appeal to your target customers. But how do you go about this? And wouldn’t it be great to see some real-world examples from B2B companies that are doing it successfully? Kellie de Leon, VP of marketing and strategy at B2B agency The Mx Group, works with marketers every day to help them create and execute customer-centric strategies and content that increase web engagement and conversion. In this webinar, she'll discuss how to make your website more customer-centric.