May, 2017

Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

The Point

There is a growing trend in the content syndication space, and among Cost Per Lead (CPL) programs in general, for media vendors to offer B2B clients the option of pre-qualified leads.

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3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Gregor Cresnar. Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets. Which, for the most part, remains an elusive and challenging endeavor.

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Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?

Type A Communications

May 16, 2017 by Carla Johnson As much as we’d like to think we’re impartial buyers, everyone’s influenced by someone. When it comes to big-ticket purchases, it’s even more true. read more.

4 Ways to Boost Content Marketing with Automation

B2B Marketing Insider

Great content requires talent and skill to pull off; it requires a human touch, with a dash of artistry and a hefty serving of creative know-how. To put it simply, content is not something you can automate.

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

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The 10 Commandments of Successful B2B Customer Retention

Act-On

It’s the age of the customer. Whether you’re talking about marketing that’s “customer-centric” or “customer first,” or discussing “the. customer experience,” “customer success,” or “customer retention,” there’s no shortage of buzzwords about the customer. This isn’t all just talk, either.

How to get on Influencers’ Radars

Onalytica B2B

As an industry, we’re forever going on about why you should be doing influencer marketing- hopefully we’re well on our way to convincing you all, since 84% of marketers are planning at least one influencer marketing campaign this year.

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7 Reasons Your Content Marketing Strategy Lacks Content and Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Not getting the impact you expected from your content marketing efforts? There are two possible reasons this could happen. Either content marketing just doesn’t work (not likely considering it’s a $44 billion dollar industry ) or you’re missing part of the magic formula.

Do ABM Marketers Underestimate the Value of Messaging?

The Point

Steve Patti is a former B2B CMO, agency CEO, and CxO advisor with 30 years of international experience helping brands grow revenues. Earlier this year, he launched The B2B Content Agency to provide clients with buyer research, message strategy and insight-lead sales narratives.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

How Top B2B Marketing Teams Use Revenue Attribution — 4 Trends We Discovered

bizible

When it comes to the adoption of new technology, top marketing organizations find advantages by being ahead of the curve. By making smart bets on new martech and processes, they’re able to expand their capabilities, improve efficiency, and outperform the competition.

The 30 possible ways you can create customer value

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer.

Why B2B Marketers Should Be Building Their Website Around Their Lead Generation Strategy

Tomorrow People

It's time to put your website to work for the business! Lead Generation

How to Get More Search Engine Traffic to Your Landing Pages

Act-On

Smart marketers use landing pages. Because they get more conversions. Landing pages focus visitors’ attention, which makes them more likely to take the action you want them to take.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

Digitization or Integration: What’s Marketing’s Holy Grail?

Type A Communications

May 11, 2017 by Carla Johnson One of the primary drivers of change for businesses in the last decade has been digital transformation. But with the shift to a heavy. read more.

Are You Killing Creativity with Marketing Automation?

B2B Marketing Insider

Marketing automation allows us to scale mundane tasks–like sending emails–so we can reach a much larger audience more efficiently. This process allows marketers to provide timely responses and distribute relevant content more effectively than ever before.

Chalk Talks: Measuring the Performance of Your Video

Vidyard

We always advocate the power of video to boil complex concepts down into simple, visual terms. Whether it’s a short how-to video or a longer product demo, video is a no-brainer for getting your point across. So why not apply that same methodology to video? Very meta, right?

20 Extraordinary Content Marketing Insights

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By Mark Schaefer. This headline is a bit misleading. In fact, you will probably receive far more than 20 incredible insights from our Marketing Companion conversation with BuzzSumo founder Steve Rayson.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity

Guest post by Cheryl Joy. According to recent research from Forrester, digital marketing spend in the US will reach $120 billion by 2021.

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New B2B Persona Research From Salesforce and LinkedIn Study

B2B Lead Generation Blog

When was the last time you looked at the quality and accuracy of your B2B persona and contact data? Getting the right content to the right people continues to be a challenge in B2B marketing. Starting in the fall of 2014, Salesforce started to analyze more than 15 million data points, spanning a four-year period, from two of the largest B2B databases: Data.com and LinkedIn. The goal? To do a detailed audience analysis to help marketers understand how they can improve marketing accuracy.

3 Top Trends in Customer Experience

Type A Communications

May 9, 2017 by Carla Johnson I remember seeing the first Terminator movie. Holy crap, the machines scared me. They felt no pity, no remorse, no pain, no fear. read more.

5 Examples of Brilliant Brand Communities That Are Shaping The Online World

B2B Marketing Insider

The genius of branded communities – when done well – is that they create a participatory experience for the customer.

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.

8 Powerful Tips for Going Viral on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

We’ve all heard the story. Somebody publishes a post on LinkedIn, and nearly overnight it goes viral, soliciting massive amounts of traffic, shares, and comments — and, consequently, a sharp spike in both leads and sales. Was it due to skill, luck … or maybe a little of both?

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Internet founder speaks out on AI fear, the singularity, and beautiful robots

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mark Schaefer. It was quite a thrill for me to hear Sir Tim Berners-Lee speak before a capacity crowd at Dell EMC World in Las Vegas.

The Mystery of Marketing Automation. Solved

Modern Marketing

Marketing automation is one of the great recent developments of our industry. Not only is everyone talking about it, but more and more companies and marketers are trying to use it.

3 Reasons Why Video is Ideal for Internal Communications

Vidyard

Marketers have long understood the advantages of video: it’s multi-media, it’s exciting, and it conveys a lot of information. According to Hubspot , 87% of marketers use it and according to Google , 50% of customers expect it.

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Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.

How Giving Useful Ideas and Secrets Builds Trust

Type A Communications

May 4, 2017 by Brian Carroll I had coffee with a potential partner, and our conversation ebbed to us talking about business philosophy, marketing, and lead generation. I talked about. read more.

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6 Examples of Genius Brand Storytelling You Have to See

B2B Marketing Insider

If you haven’t figured out how to tell your brand’s story well, you’re missing out on the huge revenue-boosting potential of your content marketing efforts. The right brand narrative has the power to increase the value of your business’s product or service by over 20 times.

Five Reasons to Include Video in Your Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Adam Chapman. Usually, we try to plan through prediction. Thinking about future, we craft a strategy to proceed based on our expectations. But video shouldn’t be part of your future marketing strategy—it should be a key component today!

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How often should I blog? Five steps to answering the question

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One of the questions I am asked most often is “how often should I blog?” ” So let’s get into that one today. I’ve seen a lot of studies declaring optimum posting schedules but like everything in marketing, the answer is, “it depends.”

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing is essential for anyone who wants continued success and growth.