Mon.Jun 10, 2019

How to Design a Brand Study That’s Ethical and Entertaining

Contently

Turning academic studies into content can be a minefield. One one hand, a study with flashy findings is great for PR and data visualization. On the other hand, the desire to exaggerate the results of a study for selfish interests be very a powerful urge.

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How to (Nicely) Push Back on Buyers Who Don't Tell You the Full Truth

The Forward Observer

People lie all the time. In fact, one study found most adults can’t last 10 minutes without lying.

What role will AI play in the future of content?

Content Science Review

In this article, we’ll investigate the role AI will play in the future of content and discuss some of the benefits it offers early adopters. Article

Emails and Text Messages: How Many Is Too Many for Marketers to Send?

Modern Marketing

The marketing industry is full of tough questions, but few invite controversy quite like the question of how many emails and texts marketers should be sending to their customers. Some entrepreneurs swear that emailing customers every day is the key to building a six-figure business. On the other end of the spectrum, a quarter of companies send just a single email per month.

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6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

Why Employee Engagement Is The New Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

When developing a content marketing strategy for your business, you probably put a lot of thought into your goals, audience, content channels, and the types of content you will produce.

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Reflections on the 2019 B2B Thought Leadership Impact Study

Marketing Insider Group

Late in 2018, the powerhouse global communications firm Edelman teamed up with LinkedIn for an in-depth study on the impact thought leadership has on market demand. Here are some key takeaways from the study: Groundbreaking research starts with a thought-provoking question.

5 Marketing Strategies to Resurrect a Dying Brand

Reachforce

Has your business been losing customers as of late? When sales start to decline, it often sends business owners into a panic, as they scramble and look for solutions to reignite their sales.

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How Technology is Revolutionizing the Financial Services Industry and Improving the Customer Experience

Biznology

Technology has become an inextricable part of every industry , and has revolutionized the financial industry. Advances in fintech have improved efficiency and effectiveness for both the industry and customers alike.

5 Ways to Use Predictive Analytics to Support Sales

Reachforce

In the days before predictive analytics, the relationship between sales and marketing was tenuous at best. For years, sales blamed marketing for weak or unqualified leads, while marketing blamed sales for not being able to close the leads they did bring to the table.

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

6 Instagram Mistakes That Keep Your Brand From Growing

Content Marketing Institute

More than 25 million business profiles exist on Instagram. It isn’t the easiest social media channel for brands to master and many make common mistakes that can be easily avoided. Here are six of them.

5 Companies Using Big Data Management to Fuel Their Marketing

Reachforce

Businesses are becoming increasingly metrics-focused, relying on big data to inform business decisions, redesign marketing strategies, and fuel the success of companies.

3 Reasons Why Email Testing Boosts Email Performance

Litmus

With an average ROI of 42:1 , email marketing continues to be one of the most effective channels available to marketers. It allows you to build long-term relationships with your audience and delivers measurable results that outperform other channels like radio (ROI 6:1) and TV ads (ROI 1.3:1)

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Online Content Analysis 101: How to Do a Content Audit

BuzzSumo

When many companies talk about their “content strategy,” they’re really just talking about further content creation. They’re thinking about what they need to do next — not what they’ve done before.

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Content Planning 101: How to Get Started Today

DivvyHQ

Planning: a critical step, surely, on the road to success. But how do you plan your content planning? What strategic steps does a team need to take to ensure their content planning is headed in the right direction? We hear this question, and other similar ones, all the time at Divvy.

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Pipeline + Product: The Critical Revenue Relationship

Fusion Marketing Partners

It’s Not Product vs. Sales, It’s Product and Sales. The other week a company with which I work sent a […]. Guest Expert Contributor

LinkedIn’s Algorithm Is Changing, so Milk It While It Lasts

Single Grain

Professional networking site LinkedIn has long been an effective outlet for businesses – especially B2B ones – to connect with potential hires, partners and, most importantly, customers. The best part? You don't have to pay for those connections.

The Secret to ABM: Balancing Technology with the Human Touch

Engagio

Account Based Marketing is a go-to-market strategy that coordinates personalized marketing and sales efforts to land and expand target accounts. An array of technology solutions now empower companies to use this methodology to increase reveue.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

5 Must-Follow B2B Marketing Influencers

Zoominfo

In the age of social media, influencer marketing has become wildly popular—even among B2B organizations. But, unlike the B2C market, it’s not always easy to identify the thought leaders with the most social pull within the B2B community.

The Most Essential (and Surprising) Social Media Statistics and Facts of 2019

Buffer

What role do social media stats and facts play in your day-to-day? As social media marketers , we do our best to be data-informed with the decisions we make for our social media strategy at Buffer. Social media stats make a difference.

How To Improve Conversion Rate with AI and Machine Learning

nDash

Marketers now have access to more consumer data than ever, and therefore, have the opportunity to derive in-depth insights that can enable true data-driven decisions making to inform their marketing strategies.

3 Questions With Michael Lewis

Blue Flame Thinking

Digital media is a passion for Michael. With more than 16 years of experience supervising accounts across a variety of industries, he’s always up for learning something new to add to his client services arsenal. This is especially true when it comes to marketing technology.

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.

7 Pro Tips for Retailers to Capitalize on Amazon’s Prime Day

Single Grain

Since its 2015 debut, Amazon’s Prime Day has become one of the biggest sales events on the e-commerce calendar. Prime Day 2018 was the biggest yet , surpassing Cyber Monday and Black Friday, with estimated global sales hitting $4.38 billion. To put it in context, that’s 1.8%

How an IoT Marketing Strategy Focused on Interactivity, Utility Can Connect with Consumers

Content Standard

It may be surprising, but the idea of an “internet of things” has actually been around since the nineties. Back then, corporations were just starting to connect their inventories to the web.

How to Create Your Financial Advisor Website’s Unique Value Proposition

FMG Suite

Over 60 percent of investors think all advisors make the same promises, making it hard to tell the difference between them. How can you, as an advisor you set yourself apart? How can you convince prospects or site visitors right off the bat that you provide the exact service they’re looking for?

The New SEMrush Backlink Database: Bigger, Better, Faster

SEMrush

Being the front runner of the digital marketing industry, we strive to provide our users with the best solutions. Today we are proud to share with you our latest breakthrough—a completely renovated backlink database! SEO Industry News

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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