May, 2017

How to Plan Your Video Marketing Strategy

Vidyard

You’ve done it, you savvy good-looking marketer. You got the necessary approvals, budget, and executive buy-in to start with video marketing for your brand. You’re joining the big leagues!

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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.

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.

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.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

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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.

Digital Transformation as an Expression of Business

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In much of industry, the idea of “Digital Transformation” has taken root. At the core of this process is the need to replace antiquated and “slow” processes, products, and service offerings with agile, automated, and “smart” processes, products, and service offerings.

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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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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2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

7 Reasons Your Content Marketing Strategy Lacks Content and Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

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.

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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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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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.

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The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

The salesmanship of influencer marketing

Biznology

If you’re doing influencer marketing right, you’ll have a lifetime relationship with your influential. And, like any family member or friend, relationships require consistent and attentive attention.

The Eight Best Online Tools for Sales Professionals

Webbiquity

It’s hardly news that B2B sales and marketing teams aren’t always on the same page. And it’s not just arguments over lead quality. According to research from IDC , over 40% of all marketing materials aren’t used by sales teams.

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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

Chalk Talks: Personalizing Video for Your Sales Outreach

Vidyard

Salespeople need every advantage they can get. In a world where your prospects are being bombarded by emails, cold calls, and social outreach, personalization and engagement are the new currencies.

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

The Other Walking Dead: Combatting Spam Bot Appliance Emails

Act-On

Zom·bie OR ˈ zämbē / Noun: the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose.

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Building a Marketing Technology Stack for Your Demand Generation Efforts

NuSpark

Demand generation is about more than just delivering sales-ready leads for products or services. It’s the achievement of long-term market awareness and interest in your offering through the use of market research, brand positioning, industry trends and sales data.

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

Marketing Insider Group

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

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.

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Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

The 11 Best Content Marketing, SMO, and Marketing Performance Management Tools

Webbiquity

Web analytics tools are often all small to midsized firms will need to track their digital marketing performance—particularly when combined with marketing analytics dashboards that pull in data from social media accounts and other sources.

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The Secret to Filming an Awesome Remote Interview

Vidyard

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Earned-media micro-influencer marketing primer

Biznology

In my humble opinion, modern influencer marketing is traditional public relations pitching corrupted by huge Madison Avenue advertising money. Big celebrities and even bigger bucks.

Six Key Components of a High Performance Marketing Plan

Act-On

The drastic transformation of the customer journey means buyers are now in the driver’s seat. Not only that ‒ they’ve taken the wheel and they’re steering the course.

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7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

Are You Killing Creativity with Marketing Automation?

Marketing Insider Group

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.

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.

How the Internet of Things Will Disrupt Digital Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Beth Kotz. The Internet of Things (IoT) is omnipresent and always-on communication, carrying out functions that both impact and reflect our physical world.

The #1 Sales Tool I Wish I Had

Vidyard

Back in my day, we didn’t have tools like this. Never mind that “back in my day” was only two years ago—technological innovation moves like lightning.

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Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.