August, 2019

The 11 Principles of Purposeful Marketing

ATAK Interactive

“A man gotta have a code.” – Omar Little . The Purposeful Marketing Method is a three-part framework. It is an easy-to-adopt system that small to mid-enterprise businesses can use for pragmatic growth.

How to Avoid Failing at Customer-Centric Marketing: It’s All in the Journey

Measure Up Marketing

Being customer-centric as a company and in your Marketing is not optional. Forrester claims we’re in the age of the customer. Others, such as Bob Evans who was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP and the Chief Communications Officer at Oracle, say we’re in the throes of the engagement economy.

Get Closer to Your B2B Buyers by Getting Rid of Technology Bias

Golden Spiral

The Article in 60 Seconds. B2B tech has a real bias problem. Everyone thinks they’ve got the best product on the market, and they’re shouting it from the rooftops. But, is that what buyers really want to hear about? We don’t think so. Positioning & Messaging

Industrial Marketing for Manufacturers: New Research Findings

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial marketing for manufacturers is a complex process that takes time, expertise and money to produce tangible and repeatable results (aka more quality sales leads). And I’m not talking about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) either.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Brand Activation: Why Blending Marketing, HR, and Empathy Is a Winning Combination

Marketing Insider Group

20 years ago, the responsibility of building a company’s brand fell solely on the shoulders of the marketing department. The role of the marketing team is to build a strong brand, increase awareness of that brand, and to manage its reputation.

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How Marketing Strategy Helps To Engage With Loyal Customers

Webbiquity

Guest post by Hardik Oza. According to Forbes , it costs five times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing client. Understanding and fulfilling your existing customers’ expectations will help you build a loyal base of customers.

8 Common LinkedIn Advertising Mistakes

The Point

In a remarkably short time, LinkedIn has grown to become a major player in B2B advertising (at about 20% of total industry spend, according to industry watchers ), quickly rivaling search advertising on Google.

10 Examples of B2B Companies Using Social Media Successfully

KoMarketing Associates

B2B companies are doubling down on social media and it’s paying off. Many social media marketers feel like social media is an important part of their overall marketing strategy, and they’re employing the latest trends and available options.

Content Marketing and Customer Experience: A Linked Pair

Reachforce

Is customer experience a part of your content marketing strategy? It should be. content marketing

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

4 Business Strategies You May Be Overlooking

Marketing Insider Group

Innovation is the name of the game for businesses in 2019. If companies want to maintain a solid edge over the competition, they need to employ unique strategies and technologies that outpace traditional methods.

PR Trends: How to Empower Your PR with SEO

B2B PR Sense

PR pros have been working for years on new PR trends that will propel their communications strategy forward. Today we're going to focus on one trend that works quite well with digital public relations , yet is often neglected -- SEO.

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How to Leverage Usage Intelligence Data for an Effective Content Strategy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Keith Fenech. Top-performing B2B content marketers put the information needs of their audiences ahead of the company’s sales and promotional message.

Learning & Statistics from Digital Marketers for Email Marketing in 2019

SendX

Email Marketing is a time tested tool from the inception of the internet for the distribution of content and has proved to be an effective medium.

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!

How B2B Buyer Personas Influence Online Marketing Campaigns

KoMarketing Associates

The most significant challenge B2B marketers face is in effectively communicating with target audiences and prospective buyers.

5 Must-Know Strategies for Converting More Prospects into Customers

Act-On

These tips will help you attract, engage, and nurture hot leads into loyal customers. Customer Journey Demand and Lead Generation Marketing Automation Marketing Strategy

5 Ways to Turn Dry Topics Into a Content Marketing Win

Marketing Insider Group

If you work in a fun and exciting industry like travel or entertainment, it’s easy to create engaging content. However, if your industry content covers less exciting topics – let’s say “mining equipment” or “truck parts”, it can be quite a challenge creating content that people actually want to read.

IoT Can't Come Soon Enough

Modern Marketing

The gym I go to is inexpensive. It has the right equipment and classes I feel I need in order to stay fit. It’s also only a seven-minute walk from my home. So why do I hate it so much? Because they don’t really care about their customers.

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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

How B2B Tech Marketing on Twitter is Changing (Research)

Webbiquity

Twitter and LinkedIn remain the top two social networks for B2B marketers. Twitter offers some specific capabilities (such as lists ) that make it uniquely valuable for B2B companies. That said, there are some disturbing signs developing for Twitter (and the B2B marketers who rely on the platform).

Using Consumer Reviews to Grow Lead Generation

Reachforce

How important are consumer reviews to your business?

Study: 67% of Marketers Now Believe Voice-Enabled Experiences are ‘Very Important’ to Customers

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look for fresh ways to resonate with their target audience, new research shows that offering voice-enabled experiences may be the key to garnering more customers.

5 Ways to Use Trigger Campaigns to Effectively Nurture Leads

Act-On

What is an email trigger campaign and how can you use this digital marketing tactic to improve lead nurturing and close more deals? Read this blog to find out! Demand and Lead Generation

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.

8 Ways to Generate Pre-Event Hype with Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Pre-event marketing is a critical part of the event planning process. You not only need to make sure people are aware of your event, but you must also build anticipation so your attendees get excited about what’s coming up.

How to Tell Good Data from Bad

Modern Marketing

Marketers waste too much time chasing and interpreting bad data. When you base your strategies and campaigns on faulty information, you not only waste your time and money, but risk sending mixed messages to your audience.

Why You Still Need Infographics for Your Content Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Ronita Mohan. Content marketing has become pretty much…just marketing. Anything you publish online is content. Anything you mail out is content. The information you deliver at live events is content.

Lead Generation Best Practices: 2019 Edition

Reachforce

Generating leads today is simple. You set up a website, blog, and social media accounts. Create an SEO strategy and PPC campaigns, and you're well on your way to building more traffic. lead generation

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).