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The Top B2B Content Marketing Strategy Ideas To Consider Using Today

Marketing Insider Group

Do you feel like your B2B content marketing strategy has become stale and your methods don’t seem to be getting the results they used to? In the fast-paced world of digital marketing, it’s vital to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and tactics if you want to stay relevant to your audience and avoid falling […]. The post The Top B2B Content Marketing Strategy Ideas To Consider Using Today appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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AMP for Email: The Pros and Cons for Marketers

Oracle

Subscribers expect email content to cater to their individual needs and circumstances. They have the same expectations of email design, which is why we’ve spent the better part of the past decade making our emails mobile-friendly. Email interactivity and now AMP for Email are the next waves in this tidal trend of creating individually compelling email experiences based on each subscriber’s behavior and email reading environment. What Is AMP for Email?

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Survey: Increasing Leads Remains a Top Priority for Marketers’ Overall Strategies

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers remain focused on increasing leads and sales prospects, but new research suggests that they still face a number of barriers to achieving these top objectives. Ascend2 recently published the “Marketing Resource Effectiveness Survey” and discovered that for the majority of marketers (64 percent), increasing leads/sales prospects is the top priority for their marketing strategy. This was followed by improving brand awareness (61 percent) and increasing customer acquisition (61 percent).

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75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You Enabling the Right People?

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years – and ecosystems are the main reason why. With the vast majority of business conducted through indirect channels around the world and given structural changes in our economy (before and after COVID-19), new buying journeys, subscription/consumption models, marketplace growth, and emerging technologies, most firms are now considering partner enablement as the key ingredient to survival (and success). The future of partnership ecosystems will be focused on driving intra-firm value creation, network effects, and partner co-innovation – a huge opportunity for firms to grow the right partners and enable them effectively.

How the Halo Effect Drives Demand Generation and Leads

Marketing Insider Group

My dad taught me many lessons growing up, and one that stands out as relevant to demand generation is this: He said, “Choose your friends carefully because [like it or not] you are judged by the company we keep.” He didn’t know it the time, but he explained a cognitive bias called the halo effect. […]. The post How the Halo Effect Drives Demand Generation and Leads appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Demand Generation

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Should I Prioritize ABM Tactics Ahead of Demand Generation?

The Point

The Entrepreneur Interview Series #12: Mark Granovsky, G2Planet

Webbiquity

When you launch a software company just as the tech industry is crashing…and your target market is about to have an existential crisis…and you’re here 20 years later to talk about your success…you’ve got a story worth sharing.

What is GDPR and Why Does It Matter?

Biznology

Even savvy marketers can be forgiven for thinking that GDPR isn’t something they need to worry about – it applies only to EU citizens, right? While that’s technically true, you could be at risk if your website is accessible from EU countries. Even more importantly, similar privacy-protecting legislation is being implemented here in the US. Similar, although not the same.

How to Engage Your Audience Before, During and After Your Marketing Event

SnapApp

Whether you are hosting, speaking, exhibiting or just attending, events are a great way to generate demand, build useful connections, and get people excited about your product. But engaging an audience before, during, and after an event takes a lot of work. Fortunately, many marketers have used events to generate demand and buzz before you. We teamed up with the research team at Databox to ask marketers to share their knowledge with us. Some of the conclusions surprised us a bit.

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Using Buying Groups to Accelerate Your Sales Process

InsightSquared

Yet Another Marketing Buzzword? Every few years there is a new buzzword in B2B marketing. A few years ago it was “Inbound Marketing.” The inbound philosophy advocates publishing content through digital channels to entice qualified individuals to consume the content and enter the sales cycle. Then, there was “Account-Based Marketing.” The ABM approach advocates for targeting a predefined and limited set of companies and running campaigns to engage all individuals at these companies.

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How to Hire the Best Digital Marketing Company

Go Beyond SEO

An appealing website is a great start for establishing an online presence, and the website may even be worth the investment, but the right digital marketing plan can help potential clients find you online. If you’re going to outsource Digital Marketing (SEO, PPC, Social Media) follow these steps and hire the best company. Know Your Needs Before Choosing an SEO Company. Understanding your needs is the first crucial step.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Search Intent Optimization

Content Marketing Institute

Too often, marketers speak about search intent from an e-commerce perspective. But where does it fit in content marketing? It’s critical if you want an audience to find your content through search. Continue reading → The post Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Search Intent Optimization appeared first on Content Marketing Institute. Company News

Experience Matters. Are You Catering to Your B2B Buyers?

Content4Demand

“Ah, what a lovely day to be in the city,” I sa id to my colleague as we trudge d through the rain. We were venturing to an event space in Union Square, New York City, where Ceros promised to make the case for why “experience matters.” . We made our way in and realized we were…in a kitchen? Someone handed us champagne in red Solo cups as waiters scurried around us. . . “I I wonder if we’re too early,” I said. . . We headed into the main space and saw a beautiful open loft.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Top 10 Brand Personalities of 2019

DivvyHQ

New brands emerge every day, but few are successful with about 20% failing in the first year. So what makes a brand successful? To me, part of the answer lies in what I call the brand personality. How brands present themselves to the world matters a lot if we want to be remembered. When brands connect with an audience it’s usually because they have found a way to differentiate themselves from the pack through their various personality characteristics.

Marketing’s Next Frontier: Measuring Message [Webinar]

Kapost

These days, it seems there’s hardly be anything marketers can’t measure when it comes to our content. We track engagement trends, cover our content with metadata tags, and pour over performance. The post Marketing’s Next Frontier: Measuring Message [Webinar] appeared first on Kapost Blog. Marketing Analytics The Future of Content

Intent Makes B2B Content Syndication a Powerful Strategic Prospecting Tool

TrueInfluence

Content Syndication is a great way to expand your audience and reach new, highly qualified B2B prospects with your best content. B2B content syndication connects you with potential customers you may not even know are shopping for what you are selling. But to see meaningful ROI on your B2B content syndication investment, you need to know exactly where to find these qualified buyers with active purchase intent, and you have to be confident that they match your well-defined B2B buyer personas.

The Email Metrics Marketers Measure—And The Ones They Should

Litmus

Every email marketer knows the feeling of satisfaction when an email goes out: one part relief, one part anxiety. When you hit “send,” the hard part is over, and you can sit back and wait on the results to come rolling in so you can judge whether or not the email you sent was successful. But what exactly should you measure? What metrics do your email service provider (ESP) and third-party analytics tools offer you?

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

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

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Inbound Marketing Tactics That'll Skyrocket Your Search Traffic

Albacross

Inbound marketing if done right can bring a lot of passive income to your business. Unlike traditional marketing methods, you do not need to spend a lot of money to reach out to the people that are not even in your target market. You can laser target your campaigns based on age, gender, interest, and so on. Image Source: HubSpot. Many corporations are enjoying the tremendous power of inbound marketing.

Marketing’s Next Frontier: Measuring Message [Webinar]

Kapost

These days, it seems there’s hardly anything marketers can’t measure when it comes to our content. We track engagement trends, cover our content with metadata tags, and pour over performance. The post Marketing’s Next Frontier: Measuring Message [Webinar] appeared first on Kapost Blog. To find more please visit Kapost Blog - Challenging the Content Quo. Marketing Analytics The Future of Content

Is Agile Marketing Right for B2B Tech Companies?

Golden Spiral

How agile are you? Does your product development team use agile product development to improve current products and develop new products? The agile process has proven to increase employee satisfaction and results. Powered by a project management methodology called “scrum,” consisting of daily check-ins, “sprints,” planning and retroactive analysis, the agile process empowers your entire team to work towards achieving a common goal at a “sprint” pace, rather than a slow mosey.

[Storytellers Interview | Thrive Global] Curiosity + Creativity – The Building Blocks of Branded Content

Keywee

At Keywee, we’re lucky enough to work with hundreds of the world’s top storytellers every day. In an effort to share some of the lessons we learn with the rest of the publishing community, we launched The Storytellers : a blog series where we interview some of the most accomplished thought leaders from across the industry (including Keywee friends and customers like Kiplinger , Gear Patrol , Salon , and Complex ) and share their insights.

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

How to Hire the Best Digital Marketing Company

Go Beyond SEO

An appealing website is a great start for establishing an online presence, and the website may even be worth the investment, but the right digital marketing plan can help potential clients find you online. If you’re going to outsource Digital Marketing (SEO, PPC, Social Media) follow these steps and hire the best company. Know Your Needs Before Choosing an SEO Company. Understanding your needs is the first crucial step.

Why We recommend 5 Lead Stages

Heinz Marketing

By Stephanie Carrillo , Senior Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing. It would be a perfect world if everyone you spoke with at your last event was ready to buy today. Over the course of a week your company may have collected a few hundred leads, but chances are only one or two of those prospects are ready to make a purchase. At Heinz marketing, we recommend five lead stages to our customers to help guide a prospect through the sales funnel to make a purchase.

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Engaging Your Audience With Visual Content: The 2019 Report

Contently

When it comes to making a big impact in digital marketing, it’s hard to beat visual content. Why say it with a blog post when you can shout it from the rafters with a colorful infographic , a clever Powerpoint deck, or a video that combines animation with live action? Great writing will always be king, but your audience probably comprises quite a few visual creatures who want additional formats. More and more, we’re all learning how to give those people what they want.

10 Creative Lead Gen Examples Sourced from Marketing Legends

Unbounce

Lead generation is the number one challenge for marketers today. And it’s only going to get harder now that most Google search results pages have become saturated with promotional lead magnets masquerading as “great” content. There are millions of free resources out there already competing for attention. And customers are quickly catching on to the fact that most of these “Ultimate Guides to Dog Grooming” aren’t really worth giving up their personal information for.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.