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.

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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

How to Create a Killer Instagram PR and Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

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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!

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.

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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.

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

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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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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.

BANT is Dead -- Find the Authority

Smashmouth Marketing

Budget, Authority, Need, Timeframe (BANT) qualification is scrambled and outdated. Having budget was important in the days of "Our contract is up for renewal next year, we need budget".

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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.

Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

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

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.

7 Types of Content That’ll Make Your Event Marketing Even Better

Marketing Insider Group

While digital marketing is becoming increasingly important, there’s no doubt that live events still offer some of the best engagement and conversion opportunities you could hope for. However, you need proper planning, management, and effective event marketing to maximize your ROI.

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).

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

5 Tips for More Effective Email Preview Text

The Point

Email preview text is that line of copy that appears below the subject line in the recipient’s inbox.

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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.

How to Build a Successful Sales Team: VIDEO

DiscoverOrg

We spend an enormous amount of time trying to hire sales professionals that we think are “A” players. . We then (hopefully) invest time training those reps before turning them loose on the phones … only to ask them to do several different roles. .

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6 Ways that Subject Line Writing Has Changed

Modern Marketing

Have your subject line writing strategies and tactics kept up with the times? Check and see if you’re accounting for these six changes in subject line writing, going from the oldest to the newest trend: 1. Subject Lines Need to Work with Preview Text.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

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.

Seven Powerful B2B Lead Generation Processes and Tools

Webbiquity

Guest post by Robert Jordan. B2B lead generation tools help marketers more effectively develop new prospective sales opportunities. They can help generate a bigger and better lead pipeline across any business and industry.

How to Conduct PPC Keyword Research Easily

Act-On

Learn how to conduct paid digital advertising keyword research and use those terms to generate more conversions and better demand generation ROI. Demand and Lead Generation Marketing Strategy

Report: 51% of Marketers are Now Using CDPs to Make the Most of their Data

KoMarketing Associates

customer concept in financial chart graph. In an effort to harness data and provide a more personalized, memorable experience to customers, new research shows that companies are turning to customer data platforms (CDP) or at least have plans to do so in the near future.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.