May, 2016

B2B Social Media: An Underutilized Method for Improving SEO Performance

KoMarketing Associates

As a Millennial, or digital native as some will put it, I grew up immersed in social media.

Account Based Marketing and its Growing Interest Among B2B CMOs

Modern Marketing

The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Along with Google, Facebook is one of the giants of the Internet. According to recent research , 71% of all Internet users have a Facebook profile. 96% of B2C and and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing.

How Industrial Marketing Influences Buyers

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial marketing precedes industrial sales. That is the reality today. I understand manufacturers, distributors and engineering service providers may find it hard to accept that fact.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

7 Truths About Sales and Marketing (That CEOs Need to Know - Part 1)

ViewPoint

Understanding the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results—the first of a 9 part blog series. One of my favorite authors and speakers, Mike Weinberg, says the following about the CEO’s role in companies: “As goes the leader, so goes the organization.

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9 Content Marketing Gems Hidden Within Game of Thrones

KoMarketing Associates

I was more of a Tetris than a Dungeons & Dragons type of kid. I never really got into Lord of the Rings and found that goblin man more than a little creepy. But I’ll be the first to admit I’m fully entrenched in Game of Thrones. Because it’s badass.

The 7 Building Blocks of a Solid Content Marketing Plan

ScribbleLive

Marketers are creating more content than ever. According to the Content Marketing Institute , 77% of B2C companies and 70% of B2B companies surveyed say that they are creating more content than they did just a year ago.

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The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

Webbiquity

Great content—the kind that resonates with your audience—starts with great topic ideas. Often, the best ideas come from talking with your customers, or with customer-facing employees in your organization, like people in sales or customer service.

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How Social Tables Captures New Revenue Opportunities with Infer

Ignite Tech

Social Tables is a cloud-based event management software that helps venues and event planners work more collaboratively together. When the company looked to expand its business last year, the marketing team added more passive channels to drive new inquiries at the top of the funnel.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Put A Judicial Branch In Place to Eliminate Wasted Leads

ViewPoint

Keep leads from being ignored is the fifth of 7 Truths about Sales and Marketing that CEOs need to know. This post is part of a series about the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results.

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5 Amazing Ways to Spark B2B Marketing Creativity

Marketing Insider Group

B2B marketing is the stepchild of the creativity family. Some people consider the B2B industry boring. Every now and then, you will hear executives complaining about how they can’t be creative in their marketing strategies. And how their team struggles to gain customer attention.

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups

KoMarketing Associates

As of February 2016, LinkedIn had more than 414 million users ; that’s a lot of professionals to connect with.

How Engaging Content Helps You Improve Your Search Rankings

ScribbleLive

There are hundreds of search engines available worldwide, but the most popular search engine is Google (unless you’re in China, Russia, or South Korea). Google earns between 65% and 89% of US and global search engine market share.

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7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

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

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

How Mobile Marketing is Changing the World of B2B Lead Generation

bizible

In many ways, smartphone access is responsible for B2B marketing’s growth. Lead generation has been boosted by mobile’s astounding data connection, and multiple industries are taking charge with innovative marketing approaches.

The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools

Webbiquity

When evaluating the results of marketing and PR efforts, it’s vital to consider two perspectives: what is the trend of results (e.g., increasing social engagement, website traffic over time, etc.) and how do your results compare to your closest competitors?

How Much Do Your Leads Cost?

ViewPoint

Understand the price you are paying for your leads and then optimize. Document the cost per lead is the fourth of 7 Truths about Sales and Marketing that CEOs need to know. This post is part of a series about the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results.

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Making Money with Social Media – 6 Rules for Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

Everyone loves cats. On Facebook, they also love dogs, babies, horses, elephants, dolphins, and videos of different species loving one another. This is kind of the point of social media, except perhaps for LinkedIn.

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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

5 Key Steps to Consider When Guest Blogging

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this year, a Backlinko study analyzed one million Google search results and uncovered that “the number of domains linking to a page correlated with rankings more than any other factor.”.

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How to Use Live Blogging In Your Content Strategy (and increase engagement!)

ScribbleLive

When news is breaking, we don’t wait for the six o’clock news or a blog recap to get the scoop. We want to be part of the action as it happens (and maybe even give our own two cents too).

6 Cutting-Edge Marketing Strategies to Fuel Leads

Reachforce

Marketing is a fine science, and devising a marketing strategy that produces optimal leads is challenging. The goal isn’t to simply gain visibility from advertisements, but to actively generate clicks.

Guide to Getting Started With Profile Management

Ignite Tech

To drive truly data-driven segmentation and other go-to-market strategies, companies are moving past traditional lead scoring strategies and adopting technology that helps them extract more actionable intelligence from their data.

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

An Allbound Marketing Approach Closes Your Revenue Gaps

ViewPoint

How to drive revenue from all sources is the second of 7 Truths about Sales and Marketing that CEOs need to know. This post is part of a series about the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results.

25 Content Marketing Tools To Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Creating and finding good, relevant content to share with your target audience is hard work. But thankfully there are lots of great time-saving content marketing tools out there to make this process easier for you.

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How to Leverage Content Marketing in “Boring” B2B Industries

KoMarketing Associates

One of the most common problems I’ve heard from clients is their worry that they have such a technical or uninteresting product or service that it’s hard to come up with creative campaigns.

Why You Should Invest In Content Curation

ScribbleLive

When it comes to creating content, marketers and publishers face a number of challenges. For example, the Content Marketing Institute’s annual survey of B2C content marketers had some trouble with everything from creating engaging content to lack of budget.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).