July, 2017

How to do lead management that improves conversion

B2B Lead Generation

In this post, I’m going to focus on how to do lead management that increases sales conversion. Here’s why: First, B2B lead conversion to actual revenue conversion is low. You may be wondering: how low? According to Forrester, top performers convert 1.54% of leads to revenue. And average performers turn less than 0.75% of leads into closed deals. Source: Forrester US and Europe B2B Marketing Tactics and Benchmarks Online Survey.

Why Demand Generation Requires a Strategic Mindset

Marketing Insider Group

Demand generation is complex. 7,000-piece jigsaw puzzle complex. This dynamism is the root of demand gen’s power, as well as the seeds of its downfall. When marketers don’t get the whole puzzle to fit together, the result is a jumbled mess of marketing tactics rather than the masterpiece you get when every piece works in […]. The post Why Demand Generation Requires a Strategic Mindset appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Demand Generation

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3 Ways to Integrate Account-Based Marketing Into Your Sales Practices

Oracle

Now that you have discovered the benefits of using an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy to maximize your available marketing and sales resources by developing personalized campaigns for targeted accounts, it's time to focus on how you can further integrate ABM into your sales practices.

Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

The Point

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development. This year’s report (download a copy here – registration required) is striking in the degree and pace of change reported, since only last year, in how B2B buyers describe their research and purchase processes.

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.

How to Use Your Website to Enhance your Marketing Automation

Tomorrow People

Discover how you can utilise marketing automation to improve conversions across your website. Lead Generation

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Stuck on words: how can marketing connect with customers better?

B2B Lead Generation

How can marketers better connect with people we hope will become our customers? Over the past year, I’ve been researching why there’s such a disconnect between marketing and customers so I can understand how to bridge that gap. Because right now, the trust gap between marketers and customers has never been wider. For example, this recent Gallup Poll shows that confidence in the honesty and ethics of marketers and sellers isn’t much higher than Members of Congress.

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4 Big Reasons Your Email Campaigns Are Being Ignored

Marketing Insider Group

If you put email messages, Facebook posts, Tweets, and blog posts in a room and told them to duke it out, last man standing style, I guarantee you, email would win. Your email messages are far more powerful than your other digital channels when it comes to making a marketing impact. Blogs may generate leads […]. The post 4 Big Reasons Your Email Campaigns Are Being Ignored appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Don't Let A Good Word Go To Waste

Oracle

Transformation has become just a word. Does that seem like an odd thing to say? How can I say that, given all the excitement, the passion, the intensity of discussion running through the business world regarding strategies for digital transformation? I say that because I think we see so much of that word that it’s become a victim of our public discourse, everyone’s favorite eye-catcher. It’s become the vanilla ice cream of the tech world. Transformation Is More Than Just a Word.

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From Tattoos To Testimonials: How Cisco Energized Over 700 European Brand Advocates (In Just 4 Months)

Influitive

In 2016, Cristina Melluzzi, Head of Customer Advocacy EMEAR at Cisco, was facing something lots of B2B companies can relate to: having an internal fire drill every time Cisco needed customers for references, speaking opportunities, analyst interviews, and case studies. Cisco had a traditional reference program with around 100 European customers that sales and marketing.

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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 Common Campaign Implementation Mistakes and How to Overcome Them [Slideshare]

Tomorrow People

Discover the mistakes B2B marketers make when implementing campaigns - and how to become the marketing wizard who overcomes them

The Top 8 PR Trends That Will Empower Your Business

B2B PR Sense

PR trends are like the GPS in our public relations vehicles. They show us what’s ahead and what to avoid when it comes to our public relations tactics. Where is PR headed? How can we stay on top of trends and deliver the best results to our business? Public relations is an exciting industry -- and part of that excitement stems from the fact that it is constantly on the move. PR constantly evolves as new products develop and new trends emerge.

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50 amazing facts about Amazon.com to inspire your company

Biznology

Amazon.com facts are especially relevant now; with Amazon making some of the most expensive company acquisitions in the most unlikely industries, there is lots of speculation as to why and what is really going on. Often, the best way to predict what a company will do in the future is to examine what they’ve done in the past. The largest retailers on the planet are Walmart and CVS. Amazon.com is third and closing.

How to Measure Your Content Marketing ROI

Marketing Insider Group

In both B2C and B2B marketing, about a third of the marketing budget is spent on content. Many successful brands invest even more. These numbers are predicted to keep going up. By 2019, experts believe we’re looking at a $300 billion dollar industry, which means dollars spent on content marketing will have doubled in less than four years. […]. The post How to Measure Your Content Marketing ROI appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

Is Organic Social Reach Dead?

Oracle

The debate over whether organic social reach is dead or not has continued for the last few years, and the answer continues to be a resounding yes and no. That's because while certain aspects of organic social reach may not work as effectively as they once had, it doesn't mean you should give up using the strategy entirely. Instead, it's about having a hybrid social reach strategy that incorporates organic and non-organic tactics through a single view of your customers.

IDC Study: B2B Customer Advocacy Programs Grow 570% In A Year

Influitive

A new IDC report has found that one organizational tactic has grown 570% YOY among B2B vendors (and no, we don’t mean ABM). It’s customer advocacy programs. Last year, only 10% B2B vendors surveyed had a customer advocacy program in place, according to the IDC research. This year, “The Role of Marketing in Customer Advocacy”.

Is Programmatic Display Good for B2B advertisers?

NuSpark

We hear a lot these days about the importance of delivering the right message to the right audience at the right time. This might have been challenging in days gone by, but with the development of programmatic media it’s now little more than a breeze.

How to Craft a B2B Strategy That Will Deliver Killer PR Results

B2B PR Sense

A solid B2B strategy is one of the biggest ingredients to a successful public relations. Sadly, it's also an ingredient that many companies forget when moving forward with a campaign. According to a report from Smart Insights , around 50% of companies do not have a dedicated marketing plan! So why should you? Strategies have been around for thousands of years. Whether it’s on the field of battle or on a sports field, well-planned strategies are what create winners.

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How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

What’s your story? It’s your most important sales weapon.

The Forward Observer

With a compelling sales story you can quickly break through, differentiate your company, build trust and preference, and justify a premium price. In Mike Weinberg’s bestselling book New Sales. Simplified. The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development , he explains that the most important sales weapon in your arsenal is your story: A compelling, differentiating, client-focused story is a prerequisite for new business development sales success.

7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning

Marketing Insider Group

Every marketer needs to align their marketing plans to the strategic goals of their business – it’s a critical component of Marketing Performance Management. In fact, our research at Allocadia found that companies with strong growth are 2X more likely to align marketing KPIs directly to their contribution to the business, underscoring the need for all marketing […]. The post 7 Tips for Strategic B2B Marketing Planning appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Whoever Said Digital Transformation Has To Be So Complex?

Oracle

Corporate complexity operates in stealth mode. It is born as simplicity, something initiated with the purest of intent. Its goal is to solve a small, straightforward, departmental problem through the implementation of a solution with just a few basic steps. It achieves that modest goal and is deemed by its developers and internal customers to be a success. Its success triggers ideas for how it might evolve and grow from that base.

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what Tony Orlando & Dawn taught me about online marketing (or knock three times on the ceiling if you want me)

Biznology

I’m feeling nostalgic today so I decided to name today’s blog post Knock Three Times on the Ceiling if You Want Me , after Tony Orlando & Dawn ‘s super single that sold six million copies. But this is about marketing and not about adult contemporary pop songs (I was recently reminded that this is a marketing blog and not an American pop music of the 1970s blog). But, as I sat down to write this post, the first thing that came to mind was knock three times.

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.

How to Build Remarkable B2B Influence Online by Guest Blogging Successfully

NuSpark

To grow your business today, you must build your online influence by creating insightful content that helps your target audience. But let’s suppose you’re already churning out blogs, e-books, videos and more. Why are you not getting the results you had anticipated? The problem is likely that your target audience is not finding you. That’s because your website doesn’t rank high enough in the search engines to attract a steady flow of visitors.

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Online Reputation Management Services: What You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Online reputation management services have become less of a “nice-to-have”, and more of a necessity. As our lives becomes more enwrapped in the internet and social media, businesses need more than an online presence -- they need a top-shelf online reputation. For many, your online reputation is the only reputation that matters. Why is your online reputation so important? Your online reputation is your Good Housekeeping seal today.

Launching An Advocacy Program Part 8: Finding Inspiration

Influitive

This is the eighth post in a series about launching a customer advocacy program. The latest post in the series described how to determine which facet of your program to focus on: reach or relationship. Because advocacy managers are so focused on day-day activities, we are prone to tunnel-vision. Sure, we set aside time to.

5 Hacks To Get More Leads

Marketing Insider Group

The burning question on every marketing client’s lips. How to get more leads for my business? What can marketers do to invite more people into a brand experience? There are plenty of practical methods for generating quality leads. Blogging. Sharing and caring on social media. Strategic landing pages. Event marketing. Email. Most marketers are using […]. The post 5 Hacks To Get More Leads appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.