May, 2017

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

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.

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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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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Lead Generation 101: Using Analytics to Understand Your Website Traffic

Tomorrow People

Get increased and improved leads by using data intelligently. Lead Generation

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.

New B2B Persona Research From Salesforce and LinkedIn Study

B2B Lead Generation

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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Four Data-Driven Metrics for Managing Your Customer Experience

Webbiquity

Guest post by Josh Brown. As business leaders try to adopt a more data-driven approach to their operations, they face a common challenge. While some areas of the company—like finance and inventory management—can easily be reduced to numbers, others aren’t as obvious.

Why B2B Influencer Marketing is Your Next Big Thing

KoMarketing Associates

According to author Josh Steimle , influencer marketing, which has long been popular in B2C, will grow in use by B2B marketers during 2017. Thought leaders in various industries continue to grow dedicated followings, especially because of the rise of live streaming and podcasts.

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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.

5 Ways to Achieve a Human Touch With Automated Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

There is something about the phrase “marketing automation” that could be considered alarming. For many of us, the connotations of automation are not positive; instead they represent a cold, clinical, robotic approach to business. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

How to Improve Lead Routing for More Sales

B2B Lead Generation

Have you recently looked at your lead routing and assignment process? If not, you could be leaking revenue and marketing ROI. Case in point. LeadData’s new report, The State of Lead Management , based on a survey of 527 B2B sellers and marketers found an average 25.5 % of marketing-generated leads get assigned to the wrong account owner. Did you catch that? Over 25% of marketing-generated leads get assigned to the wrong person.

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4 Strategies for Reestablishing Your Website’s Lead-Gen Magnetism

Act-On

How do you get a seat at the table when nobody’s officially invited you to pull up a chair? That’s the challenge for today’s businesses and the marketers tasked with making them gloriously conspicuous by establishing brand presence, generating demand, and enticing leads to come hither.

5 Essential Tips for Building a Lead Generation Website

Tomorrow People

We've brought together some of our key insights into how to create a website that generates and converts leads. Lead Generation

Five social media courses make one social media strategy meal

Biznology

When I was young and naïve pasta was called spaghetti, and it was the main course of dinner at home. Then I took my mom to Genoa on holiday and quickly discovered that pasta isn’t a main course, it’s simply the first course.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Introducing the CMO's Guide To Marketing Performance Management

bizible

Learn then execute. Learn then execute. CMOs and marketing leaders today are increasingly trying to close the gap between learning and creating impact through revenue planning and execution.

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4 Ways to Boost Content Marketing with Automation

Marketing Insider Group

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.

Social Selling: Aligning Your Sales and Marketing For The Modern Buyer

The Forward Observer

Are you wondering what social selling is and if it works? It's not a replacement for your sales process - it's additive. And studies show it's very effective. Ask any salesperson and they’ll tell you that selling is becoming even more challenging than just two years ago.

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5 “Digital Breadcrumbs” Customers Leave for You to Follow

Act-On

Marketers are constantly working to provide a more engaging, authentic, and compelling customer experience — and for good reason. Eighty-six percent of buyers say they’ll pay more for a better customer experience, according to Forbes magazine.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Automated Idea Generation - It's a Lifestyle Choice

Tomorrow People

Holding the badge of “Creative” in the unforgiving, fast-paced agency environment demands an imaginative view on the world. Mental blocks will not be tolerated. Marketing Automation

How to bootstrap your influencer marketing program

Biznology

As influencer marketing programs become more popular, businesses are wondering how they can create their own influencer programs without emptying their piggy bank to hire influencers experts to do it for them.

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.

7 Creative Ways to Generate More B2B Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Many businesses spend a great deal of time and resources on lead generation. This is completely understandable since, without a consistent influx of new leads, a business simply can’t grow.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!