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

In his Forbes piece published last month, contributor Daniel Newman shared a quote from Megan Heuer, Vice President and Group Director, Data-Driven Marketing, at SiriusDecisions: “Companies of all sizes are trying out ABM, from expanded efforts in very large global companies to laser-focused go-to-market models in lean startups.

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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.

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.

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 Easy SEO Tips Guaranteed to Boost Your B2B PR

B2B PR Sense

A website is not just a pretty face. The whole point of having a site is to capture leads, driving prospects to engage and buy from you, right? What if you have sunk thousands of dollars into designing it, yet your traffic is at a stand still -- or not where you want it to be?

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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

RockContent

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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

RockContent

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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Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

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.

3 Simple Ways to Make Your PR Campaign More Effective

B2B PR Sense

You've just launched a huge initiative and garnered some great press! Now what? Do you leave the rest up to the media, and the whims of your audience? As much as you want your press to be evergreen, it won't reach immortality without a little (really, a lot) of strategic planning.

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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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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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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.

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!)

RockContent

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).

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.

B2B Content Marketing Strategy Should Focus on Developing Lead Intelligence

Sales Engine

In the context of digital marketing and demand generation, lead intelligence is the sales rep’s ability to predict high probability pain points that a prospect may have before trying to establish contact so that they may have a more fruitful consultative conversation.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

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.

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.

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

RockContent

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.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.