May, 2014

Industrial Content Marketing — Different Strokes for Different Folks

Industrial Marketing Today

Any industrial content marketing strategy that is based on “one size fits all” content is likely to fail. That statement may seem like an overgeneralization but I have seen it happen one too many times to ignore. Sure, there are many common types of content assets used by manufacturers and industrial companies but how they [.] The post Industrial Content Marketing — Different Strokes for Different Folks by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

Lead Generation: How to speak the language of your prospects

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet At Lead Gen Summit 2013, Keith Lincoln, Vice President, SmartBear Software, discussed the importance of speaking the language of your customers, and, more importantly, when to say nothing at all. “If If you’re ever tired of hearing from us,” the email read, “you can opt out.”. Curious eyes met the screen at those words. This text was not in light gray, hidden in small font at the very bottom of the email. Instead, it was in plain sight, in the body of the email – against best practices.

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Thanks Social Media – Our Average Attention Span Is Now Shorter Than Goldfish

Marketing Insider Group

Oops. I forgot! On October 9, 1999 I married the love of my life. The following day we were whisked off to beautiful Hawaii for an amazing honeymoon trip we still talk about now almost 15 years ago. 2 days into our trip, I was videotaping the sunset and noticed on the date stamp on the old camcorder screen that it was October 12 th – OMG I forgot it was my birthday! How could I forget my own birthday? Thankfully, it was mine and not my wife’s!). But it’s easy to see how this happened.

Introducing The Demand Gen Pro’s Cookbook: Tasty Tips From Marketing’s Master Chefs

Oracle

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this Marketing can sometimes feel like cooking for a crowd: You want to serve up the right pairings to ensure that you’re guests feel satisfied, welcomed, and think you’ve got that delicious touch! Sounds all good on parchment paper, but formulating the right recipes can sometimes induce a fiery fret in your crowded kitchen.

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11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

5 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your B2B Leads

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Are you generating lots of leads but few sales? You might have weak leads. Here are 5 ways to quickly strengthen your B2B lead quality and sales. Most B2B companies (and their sales teams) always clamor for "more leads." But what they really want are more quality leads. That''s why smart B2B marketers know that if they are generating lots of weak leads, they are in trouble. In B2B sales, it''s all about the leads. The number and the quality.

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Jumpstart Industrial Content Marketing with Application Notes

Industrial Marketing Today

Application Notes or App Notes are very effective and can help you jumpstart your industrial content marketing, especially if you are stuck because of lack of content. Application Notes are closely related to Case Studies but they are not the same. I’ve heard some people refer to them as white papers. IMO, there’s a difference [.] The post Jumpstart Industrial Content Marketing with Application Notes by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary.

Customer-Centric Marketing: Using metaphors in your B2B strategy

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Who are your customers? While it may be (hopefully) impossible to individually name your customers from memory, marketers need to be extremely familiar with them. In the case of Jacob Baldwin, Digital Marketing Manager, One Call Now , as he recounted for the audience at MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2013, not knowing his audience came at quite literally too high of a cost. “We

Your Brand Is Not What You Sell

Marketing Insider Group

One of my core beliefs of effective content marketing is to deliver content people actually want. Publish stories they actually will enjoy – to read and to share. To do this you have to follow a very small set of simple rules: Make it interesting. A great story. Relevant to your audience. An important lesson or a key trend. Make the reader the hero of the story. Don’t sell. Connect on a human level. Tap into emotions. Take the brand out of the story. Don’t promote the brand.

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3 Measurement Points to Help Maximize Your Analysis Strategy

Oracle

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Dave Liloia , Director Sales Operations and Marketing Automation at Vertafore. Dave is sales and marketing geek who believes that any problem can be solved by asking the right questions first. With an academic background that started in Horticulture, he has taken the scientific method as his approach for tackling any and all business challenges.

Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

B2B: How to Close Your Sales Qualified Leads

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Are you faltering at the goal line when it comes to closing sales qualified leads? The B2B sales lead game has changed. Here''s how you can score big. Anyone who has been in a sales situation is familiar with this situation. It’s the sure thing. It’s first and goal. You’re about to score. The prospect says they love what you’re offering, they have a budget and plan to move ahead. They just need to “think it over.”.

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Content Marketing by Blogging: Consistency is the Name of the Game

Writing on the Web

Content marketing through blogging is like playing tennis. You get results through consistency, practice and persistence. Is your blog like my tennis, a hit or a miss? Are you writing posts that are clear winners for your readers? Are you serving quality, relevant content within the lines of your readers’ needs? As I mentioned in my previous post , I recently returned from tennis camp in Texas. It was great: I played good tennis, and all the players that were there were good.

Shrikant Latkar, InMobi’s Marketing VP: How To Stay Relevant In The Mobile Era [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

With more than 1.5 billion smartphones in use around the globe and content consumption on smartphones increasing at a breathtaking pace, opportunities are fast emerging for brands to engage buyers more. The post Shrikant Latkar, InMobi’s Marketing VP: How To Stay Relevant In The Mobile Era [Podcast] appeared first on. Digital Marketing Podcasts

Multichannel Marketing: How zombies invaded a B2B campaign

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet At MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2014, we added a new feature, the Media Center, where MarketingSherpa Reporter Allison Banko was able get behind-the-scenes interviews with presenters, attendees and event vendors.

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!

Top 50 Content Marketing Thought Leaders

Marketing Insider Group

How do you gain authority on a topic without having an unlimited amount of time, money and people? It starts with defining why the topic is important, what your objectives are and who you are speaking to, as I did in my very first blogs almost exactly 4 years ago. This helps you to define your unique voice and to begin to build an audience who is interested in what you have to say. But at some point you realize that you can’t do it on your own. You want to build your own loyal audience.

Identifying Buyer Profiles: 5 Ways To Segment Your Marketing Audience

Oracle

by Jonathan Riemer | Tweet this Let’s face it: unless it is a note from a loved one, or tracking info for a package, emails are interruptive at best. We, as outbound marketers, owe it to our audiences to make sure that the information we’re offering is of the highest relevance and value. As such, you need to face the tough question: Is your email marketing messaging truly resonating with your audiences? (In

What Type of B2B Leads Do You Have: IQLs, MQLs, or SQLs?

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer You''ve got leads, but are you focusing on the most promising ones? Use this simple approach to more profitably prioritize your B2B sales efforts. One of the most important roles for B2B marketers is lead generation. Unfortunately for some companies, that’s where marketing’s job description tapers off. Just generate leads. Lot’s of ‘em!

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If You Write B2B Copy, You Need This Blog Post

The Point

Those of you who have been subjected to sales training at some point in your careers may remember a technique called “the assumptive close.” It goes something like this: “Would you like the car in red or blue?” ” “Can I deliver that to you this Friday?”

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Out-of-Office: 4 Time-Saving Social Media Tips to Keep Connected

Writing on the Web

How can you use Social Media tips when you’re away from the office for a week? What can you do to stay in touch with your clients when you’re out of town on a trip or vacation? I’ve been playing hooky: I went to a tennis ranch in Texas where we played tennis six hours a day. I was able to schedule publishing on my client blogs ahead of time, but my own blog suffered.

New York Times: all’s fair in love and marketing

Biznology

BuzzFeed released an internal memo from the New York Times titled “Innovation” (you can read it in full and in color on Scribd ). I have done a cursory read and have come up with a number of quick takeaways for you that you can start implementing today: Digital first, traditional optional – while digital is not as fire-and-forget as story-writing is, it’s entirely more sticky.

Event Marketing – The One Secret To Killer Events

Marketing Insider Group

I have been to a lot of events. I’ve been to conferences and tradeshows and expositions. I have experienced events as an attendee, an exhibitor and been honored to attend many events as a speaker. From all that experience I have found there is one mistake so many conferences make that limits their potential more than any other: planning your event as happening in a limited space and time.

Introducing: The Modern Marketer’s Guide to Video

Oracle

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this Video marketing: You know you need it. Your audiences love it. But for many marketing organizations it’s difficult to strategize. And even when you do create cool brand videos loved by your team and audiences alike, you want to make sure that you can understand the video’s performance. After all, you’re data driven!). Metrics! These are pesky words that often seem to crush video marketing dreams.

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5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing: Magnet vs. Megaphone

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Inbound marketing is gaining strength because of the changing ways people buy. But it will not eliminate the need for outbound marketing. There’s a perception of inbound marketing that it is at odds with outbound marketing: That companies who adopt inbound marketing won’t have to do to outbound marketing. Nothing could be further from the truth. It brings to mind the notion of a kitchen freezer and a microwave.

Mahau Ma, MuleSoft’s Marketing VP: How to Integrate Buyer Data – The 500 Billion Dollar Question [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

There is a massive explosion of product marketing data today, derived from IT mega trends such as SaaS, Cloud Computing and Mobility. While this has created spectacular demand generation opportunities. The post Mahau Ma, MuleSoft’s Marketing VP: How to Integrate Buyer Data – The 500 Billion Dollar Question [Podcast] appeared first on. Demand Generation Podcasts Product Marketing

How Winning the French Open is like Writing a Business Blog

Writing on the Web

Success, whether it is winning the French Open or writing a business blog , is half persistence , half-sweat. Rafael Nadal dominates on clay courts and has the world record number of wins: the last eight of nine French Opens. Earlier this season Nadal was struggling, and some are saying that he won’t be successful with a win this year. But consider this: Nadal has a superb serve: 177 aces and 83 double faults in the last nine years. He is quick on the clay and can get ahead of the best shots.

Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels

Biznology

Yes, Vic Gundotra is leaving Google+ and 1,200 Google+ employees are being moved to other parts of the Google , but Google+ isn’t dead. In fact, it’s becoming more and more embedded into everything that is Google. It’s Google’s hub, from which YouTube, Google Business Pages, Google Mail, and even Google Apps for Business (which looks like it’s rebranding as Google + Business — interesting). Google+ as Social Layer.

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.