Mon.Oct 09, 2017

Evolution not Revolution: The Future of Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

I order an Uber on my smartphone, use an app to make sure my cappuccino (skinny, hold the sugar) is ready for me to pick up without waiting in the queue, and stream an episode of Stranger Things on Netflix using mobile data all on my way to work.

6 Common Content Curation Mistakes (and How to Correct Them)

Modern B2B Marketing

In a prior post, I wrote about four tools to make you a content curating master. It’s easy to make mistakes in this process, and if you make some of these mistakes, you risk the loss of attention, followers, respect, and authority. But not to worry!

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The Importance of Storytelling in the Engagement Economy

Marketing Insider Group

Do you plan to send out more marketing messages next year than you did this year? If you’re like most marketers I talk to, you answered “yes.” We love to send out more marketing messages, create more content, print more brochures, and promote our products and services more now than we ever have before. And […]. The post The Importance of Storytelling in the Engagement Economy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How to Create Quality Blog Posts Surprisingly Rapidly

NuSpark

The dreaded blank screen stares back at you. Your to-do list is growing. You’re bleary-eyed. All you want to do is to kick up your feet at the end of a long day and enjoy your favorite beverage. It’s up to you, however, to turn the stubborn empty page into a tasty blog post your audience devours.

30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

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The importance of B2B Blogs for lead generation

Champion Communications

47% of buyers view 3-5 pieces of content before engaging with a sales representative. This is according to the 2016 Content Preferences Survey: B2B Buyers Value Content That Offers Data and Analysis. Hows that for lead generation.

The five (and a half) pillars of data usability

Marketing Converts

Articles on data are typically about how to enhance, improve, or manage data accuracy. Data accuracy is important, it is critical, but it’s only one facet of the broader theme of data usability. The data you have might be 100% accurate, but it still might not be worth much at all if it isn’t usable.

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Why Customer Lifetime Value is Essential to Predictive Marketing

Reachforce

Think of predictive marketing as a tool with which you outline how your greatest customers went from interested prospect to repeat customer.

Think Like a High-Growth Firm

Hinge Marketing

Many firms have the potential to be high-growth superstars. These high performers come from every corner of the professional services universe. Some are large and some small, and they serve a diverse array of clients. But far too many firms fail to achieve their growth potential. The knowledge to ignite growth is readily available.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.

Take back advertising revenues: digital boundaries can serve millions and earn billions

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. If you had told Google and Facebook when they went public in 2004 and 2012 that they would capture one-fifth of global advertising revenues in 2016 they would have thought you were crazy.

How To Optimize For Non-Traditional Search Engines Like Amazon And YouTube

ScribbleLive

When we talk about optimizing brand presence, it has historically been limited to search engines like Google and Bing. However, consumers search – and discover – on many other platforms, including Amazon, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.

4 Ways Lead-to-Account Matching is Crucial for Account-Based Marketing

Leadspace

Account-based marketing (ABM) is fast replacing traditional lead-based demand generation for B2B Sales and Marketing alike. But even ABM ultimately boils down to engaging with, and ultimately selling to, the key individuals within an account.

Written Articles and Videos Deliver for Marketers on Social Media

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers are finding use for social media in their existing strategies, but which types of content are performing best on social networking platforms? Recently, Clutch partnered with Smart Insights to gauge marketers’ success with social marketing initiatives. Statistics showed that written articles (27 percent), videos (26 percent) and images (24 percent) are yielding the most ROI on social media. However, these aren’t the only types of content that deliver results.

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation.

The Great Expansion: How RBC Uses Content Across 14 Departments

Contently

Successful content marketing is about more than just creativity. According to SiriusDecisions, 60 to 70 percent of content created by marketing departments currently sits unused. But some brands have already figured out how to maximize the value of their content. In Canada, RBC is a great example of what happens when a large organization gets different lines of business to become one cohesive voice.

Top 11 AI Applications in Marketing

KEO Marketing

Artificial Intelligence (AI), the hot topic of the day for marketers, refers to different technologies that can mimic human intelligence. Capabilities range from voice recognition to content generation. Previously, only the largest companies could afford to invest in AI.

Made in China: Brand Experience Secrets from the Mid-Autumn Festival

Experience Marketing Insights

How to engage the senses to create a festival-like experience for your next event

Brand Experience Taking You to Barcelona? Our Pick of Top Bars and Eateries to Try

Experience Marketing Insights

Suggested venues to visit outside of the Fira halls

2017 CMO Survey

The 2017 CMO Survey can provide you with the latest insights into marketplace dynamics, spending, and trends.