December, 2019

Marketing Automation Trends and Strategies for Your Firm

Hinge Marketing

There’s a good amount of complexity to work through in understanding marketing automation (MA) for professional services firms— with countless products featuring a constantly-evolving array of capabilities and features.

Why CMOs Need to Make “Being Nicer” Their #1 New Year’s Resolution

Marketing Insider Group

Being a CMO is an increasingly challenging job. In today’s world, marketing has evolved beyond simply advertising and branding to infiltrate all aspects of how a business is run. The role of the CMO has also had to change to keep up with the broadening definition of marketing.

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How Does Treating LinkedIn Like It Was Twitter Impact Results for B2B? [Research]

Webbiquity

The top two social networks for B2B marketers, LinkedIn and Twitter, are different in several important ways. And marketers generally use them differently. LinkedIn is more formal, more professional, more selective, and more about thought leadership and insights.

4 Steps for Creating Engaging and Effective Lead Nurturing Campaigns

Act-On

Read this blog to learn how to create engaging and effective lead nurturing campaigns that guide prospects and customers along exciting customer journeys. Customer Journey Email Marketing Lead Management

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

How Do You Know It’s Time to Bring in a Marketing Expert | What’s Your Edge?

Measure Up Marketing

Do you know when it’s time to bring in an outside Marketing expert? Maybe this story helps illustrate the point. Not very long ago, Mark, my husband, started limping. When I asked him what was wrong, he said his knees were bothering him.

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CDP and DMP: What Is the Difference?

Modern Marketing

Customer Data Platforms (CDP) and Data Management Platforms (DMP) are two commonly used B2B marketing tools. They sound similar and are in some ways are the same.

How to Create Engaging Videos Using Buyer Personas and States of Being

Cintell

Video marketing is officially the top content format B2B marketers used in 2019. And it’s no surprise. People are watching more video across various platforms. While video has become a quintessential component of today’s content marketing strategy , it’s like any other medium.

5 Best Practices When Creating a LinkedIn Company Page

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn currently has about 660 million users on their site, according to their about page. It remains the most popular “professional networking” site that students, employers, and professionals use to share information, build work relationships, and find jobs.

5 Steps to Sales and Marketing Alignment for ABM Success

Lattice

Whether “sales isn’t converting enough leads” or marketing is “sending sales junk leads,” chances are that the reality of your sales and marketing misalignment falls somewhere in the middle.

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2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Every B2B SEO Strategy Needs…

PureB2B

Businesses, along with practically any and all types of transactions, are carried out in the digital world. Navigating through the e-marketplace can be a challenging process but with the right tools and strategies, enterprises can find themselves ahead of the competition.

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How to Use Content to Nurture Leads and Build Rapport

BOP Design

I’ve tried various automation and software tools to figure out which businesses have visited the Bop Design website, what they viewed, and time on each page. Understanding these user behavior metrics and crafting content as a result is a great way to position our company as a thought leader.

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Lead Generation vs. Demand Generation: Top 6 Strategies Which Work!

Only B2B

We discussed the differences between lead generation and demand generation on the basis of content marketing strategy earlier. This is an extension of the post wherein we focus on different lead generation and demand generation strategies.

7 Reasons Why ABM Fails and How to Avoid Them

Engagio

With more and more companies implementing ABM and heralding their successes—everything from increased revenue and more significant deals to increased customer retention rates—it’s only natural to want to join the party.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

What The Google BERT Update Means For SEO

ATAK Interactive

Google BERT marks another major update to the company’s search algorithm in 2019. . The Most Important Update in Five Years . At the end of October 2019, Google announced a Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers update, lovingly referred to as BERT.

The Complete Guide to Data Enrichment

Oktopost

When a mission-critical deal is on the line, B2B sales can be more like negotiating a strategic partnership (or romantic relationship) than merely persuading someone to buy a product.

Ask a Content Strategist: When Should I Use Gated Content?

Contently

The default in B2B marketing seems to be to make every “big rock” piece gated content, hidden behind a form. But how do you actually decide when content should be gated and when it shouldn’t? James, San Francisco.

How to Stand Out and Succeed at Content Marketing

Spiralytics

Content Marketing being a huge deal this year is a given. We all know how important content marketing is to rank better, to be more visible in search and social media, to build up authority as a thought leader, to educate and inform both existing and potential customers. Content Marketing

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

5 Content Resolutions to Consider for 2020

Acrolinx

As 2019 winds down, it’s natural to spend some time thinking about the year that was and the new year that’s upon us. It’s an opportunity for self-reflection, … Continue reading "5 Content Resolutions to Consider for 2020".

The Key to Survival in a Post-Cookie World

Liveintent

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar, you ask? Safari and Firefox. Allow me to explain. Safari and Firefox block third-party cookies on their browsers.

What is the Most Trusted Social Media Platform in B2B?

Marketing Insider Group

Marketers spend a good portion of their careers trying to get ahead of the curve when it comes to identifying and adopting the latest marketing trends. In fact, it’s probably one of the reasons why you’re here.

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12 Easy Tweaks to Ask for Reviews via Email

SendX

Collecting customers’ reviews is a game-changer for any business looking to boost their revenue and beat the competition. Customers’ feedback may influence your decision-making process and shape the future of your products or services.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

15 Personal Branding Experts You Need to Check Out

B2B PR Sense

Today you can't have a robust business without a solid personal brand. But it's not always easy to know where to start. That's why I wanted to share with you a list of 15 personal branding experts whose content can help you to develop and polish your own brand.

Report: Marketing Budgets are Slim, But CMOs Remain Optimistic

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers often need a healthy budget to achieve their top objectives, but new research suggests that 2020 may come with less resources than in previous years.

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Why Email Marketing for Manufacturers is the Cornerstone of Industrial Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

The original post %Why Email Marketing for Manufacturers is the Cornerstone of Industrial Marketing% by %Achinta Mitra% appeared first on %Industrial Marketing Today%. Email marketing for manufacturers continues to perform well, but there are some serious challenges to overcome.

Three Key Components of an Effective Marketing Calendar

Hive9

When it comes to choosing a new wall calendar for the new year, you’ve got some tough choices in front of you. Lighthouses of New England? Best The Office quotations? Rescued kittens in baskets, perhaps?

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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