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.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

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.

10 Volunteer Opportunities For Tech Professionals To Transform Their Communities

bizible

When people think of the tech industry, this idea of a bunch of introverts sitting inside a dark room with bright computer screens tends to pop in their heads. We’re data loving geeks and nerds who spend our days discussing binary, self-driving cars and how to “disrupt” everything.

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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2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

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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4 Tips To Powerful Customer-Centric Mobile Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Today, Americans spend approximately 3.7 hours, daily, on smartphone use. Experts are changing the game, and business operators have only cracked the surface of mobile marketing.

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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.

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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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

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.

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.

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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Getting Your Main Message to Your Target Audience

Marketing Insider Group

The whole point of any marketing campaign is to reach the right audience with the right message at the right time. In the realm of digital marketing, there is rarely such as a thing as a single, big marketing campaign except perhaps when you are new.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

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 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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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.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

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.

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 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.

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).

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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