Thu.Oct 12, 2017

What is Agile Marketing: Everything You Need to Know

Marketing Insider Group

This article has been updated, expanded, and republished. As audience expectations rise, marketing technology gets more sophisticated, and the number of channels we need to reach keeps growing, marketers are discovering that their tried and true ways of working just don’t cut it anymore. Fortunately, Agile marketing holds the key to making marketing work in […]. The post What is Agile Marketing: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Leaders – Make Your Communications Useful

Type A Communications

October 12, 2017 by Michelle Smith The way in which leaders communicate with employees is one of the most effective factors in creating and increasing employee engagement, as well as in retaining top talent. read more.

Influencers: the key to content marketing

Biznology

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a B2B digital marketing forum hosted by The Conference Board and led by Mike Moran and Tim Peter.

The Vidyard Community is Coming to Cities Across North America!

Vidyard

Dust off your webcam and get ready to put video back into focus! The Vidyard community is making the rounds to help you win more with videos! Are you interested in getting together with your peers to learn and share tips, tactics, and experiences using Vidyard? Read on!

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

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Create a Personalized Buyer Journey with Act-On: A bisco Industries Success Story

Act-On

Want to Create a Personalized Buyer Journey? See how Act-On Software helped bisco industries see a 1400% return on investment and save $72K! Advocacy & Loyalty Marketing Automation Marketing Life Act-On buyer's journey buyer's journey personalized marketing

How to Drive Leads to Join Your Email Mailing List

Navigate the Channel

In order to convert leads to prospects and then customers, your B2B company first must find qualified leads. Driving those leads to join your email list is a priority, because they are your future customers.

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Create a Personalized Buyer Journey with Act-On: A bisco Industries Success Story

Act-On

Want to Create a Personalized Buyer Journey? See how Act-On Software helped bisco industries see a 1400% return on investment and save $72K! Advocacy & Loyalty Marketing Automation Marketing Life Act-On buyer's journey buyer's journey personalized marketing

[Interview] How B2B CMOs Manage and Develop Marketing Plans 

bizible

We recently published our first issue of Fast CMO magazine and in doing so learned a great deal about how today’s B2B CMOs approach marketing planning. Fast CMO magazine is a compilation of interview stories featuring marketing executives from B2B companies.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Stop Your Industrial Website Redesign from Derailment

Industrial Marketing Today

What does industrial website redesign have to do with a train derailment? I’m not trying to be funny here by using this image of the Montparnasse derailment that happened on October 22, 1895. The action of a train leaving its tracks accidentally can have catastrophic consequences.

How to Start a Competitive Analysis: 57 Questions You Need to Ask [Free Kit]

Hubspot

When was the last time you ran a competitive analysis for your brand? If you're not sure, or if the last "analysis" you ran was a quick perusal of a competitor's website and social media presence, you're likely missing out on important intelligence that could help your brand grow.

Crafting Cart Abandonment Emails that Work

Modern B2B Marketing

Nearly 3 out of 4 online shopping carts are abandoned. There are a myriad of reasons why customers abandon their carts, from sticker shock about shipping rates to lack of trust in your data privacy policies.

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Marketers Grow Confident in Ability to Hit Revenue Goals

KoMarketing Associates

Today’s marketers are growing confident in their ability to achieve revenue goals, and research shows they are aligning with more business objectives as well. The “2017 State of Pipeline Marketing” report recently looked at how marketers are budgeting, achieving their goals, and prioritizing for the future. The statistics showed that on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being “extremely confident”), the majority of marketers (45.1

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

How many leads must you create to achieve sales forecasts?

ViewPoint

To make your forecast for the new year, look at sales for the coming year in terms of units. How many units must be sold? Review the existing pipeline and your closing ratio. Now you have the number of units that will be sold in the coming months without lead generation. This is the basis for projecting the number of leads needed to make the forecast from sales leads for the new year.

State of Search Shout-Out: Two Days in Texas

KoMarketing Associates

This past week I was fortunate enough to speak at the State of Search conference in Dallas, Texas. State of Search is a conference put on by DFWSEM and over the past few years has gained notoriety for the quality of sessions, speakers, and attendees. I can see why. Photo Credit: Akvile DeFazio. There were some truly fantastic sessions and for me, being able to listen to search marketers who are at the top of their game is inspiring, validating, and helps me to improve my own skills.

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3 Reasons Why Small Businesses Need Marketing Automation

Sharpspring

You’ve heard it before: Marketing automation helps businesses grow. But if you work for a small business, you might feel like you’re constantly competing against the “Goliath”s of the industry.

What to Consider When It’s Time for New Marketing Technology

Content Marketing Institute

Marketing automation tools. Social media tools. Collaboration tools. As a marketing leader, you’re faced with a crushing number of marketing technologies to consider: almost 5,000 of them, falling into some 75 categories.

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

What's missing from account based marketing for B2B brands?

Champion Communications

Recently a large number of our clients and contacts have been talking about developing "ABM Strategies" within their business. If this means nothing to you please stop reading and watch the video of Beetle jumping in a field here.

Why Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Marketing Automation Integration Matters

Lead Liaison

Why Does Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Marketing Automation Integration Matter? In this article we’ll discuss why Microsoft Dynamics CRM and marketing automation integration matter to businesses with a sales and marketing team. I’ve always been a proponent of CRM systems.

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How to Buy ABM: Part 2 – Assessing Your ABM Readiness

Engagio

In part 1 of our How to Buy ABM mini-series, we covered how to sell ABM to your counterparts in the C-suite and your executive board. In this post, we’re going to cover how to determine your readiness for ABM. How to determine your readiness for ABM. Everyone starts somewhere on the ABM journey.

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How Important are B2B Trade Shows?

Schubert B2B

That’s a great question considering B2B trade show participation requires such a large investment. In some industries, a trade show can consume up to half of your marketing communications budget. The production, manpower, travel, and show fees can add up.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

How Do You Choose a Leaflet Printing Service for Your Traditional Marketing Strategies?

Altitude Branding

With more and more printing services setting up shop on every street corner, it’s becoming much harder for businesses to choose a reliable service to cater to their needs. It’s easy to go and choose a printing service and get what you need. But, the reality is, it’s not that easy.

Can you spend 4 minutes reading this post?

Exo B2B

The question may seem simplistic or incongruous, but when you think about it, it opens the door to many different answers.

What Does Successful Marketing Look Like in 2017?

Kapost

Visibility is key to successful marketing. If you can’t see how your content contributes to your customer’s buying decisions, how can you make informed strategic moves? Modern marketing means creating. The post What Does Successful Marketing Look Like in 2017?

Is an influencer really going to share your content?

B2B PR

Sylvia Laws, Managing Director, Technical Associates Group provides advice on how to get influencers to share your content. Opinion

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Personal Brand in AEC [VIDEO]

Hinge Marketing

This video discusses your personal brand, one of the key ways buyers find what they are looking for. Transcription.

Important Marketing Terms that Every B2B Executive Should Know

Circle Studio

Every industry and trade has their own terminology—words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to those on the outside. Marketing is no exception, with an ever-expanding vocabulary of terms and jargon that may at times sound like a foreign language to business executives in non-marketing roles. Understanding the meaning of marketing terms is not only helpful for working alongside your firm’s internal marketing team, but also vital in conversing with your marketing agency.