April, 2017

5 Powerful Trends That Will Shape Your PR Tactics

B2B PR Sense

Public relations has not been immune to the news media changes that have taken place over the last year. PR tactics continue to be molded by these changes, and we as PR professionals must adapt our methods and approach.

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Overcoming the Challenge of Marketing to Busy Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Engineers from different fields probably make up a large part of your target audience if you are a manufacturer, distributor or an engineering company. As an industrial marketer, you know it is a challenge marketing to engineers.

The Future of Content Marketing — 3 Predictions You Need To Know

Marketing Insider Group

Just when you believe you’ve caught up with all the greatest techniques and tools, you look up from all your hard work – the riveting video campaigns, your exciting new influencer partnership, hey, you’ve even become agile! only to find out the content marketing landscape is shifting again.

How to Add a Personal Touch to Your Marketing Automation

Act-On

The days of “one size fits all” marketing are over. If you want to stay competitive now, you need to talk to different types of customers … differently. But I bet you already knew that. And you don’t just know it – you apply it to your business all the time.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

5 Strategies to Build Customer Relationships Through Content

bizible

Words play a vital role in conveying a particular message to someone. Likewise, content has a pivotal role in digital marketing. It is the soul of any business. Especially in SEO, content marketing is a valuable and necessary technique.

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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year.

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The 7 Worst Mistakes You Can Make in B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

In B2B content marketing, we’ve almost seen it all: The success when people get it right. The mistakes that cause content to crash and burn. It’s those mistakes that we’re going to focus on today so we can ensure you avoid them in the future. Read on to learn how.

5 Key Website Tools to Improve Your Lead Generation

Tomorrow People

How to get those quality leads and prospects flowing in. Lead Generation

Want Better Marketing Automation Results? Think Outside the Inbox

Act-On

When most of us think of marketing automation, we think of email. Automated emails, also called “drip emails,” “drip campaigns,” or “auto-responders,” are the backbone of marketing automation. These pre-scheduled emails go out at certain times, based on specific actions your subscribers take.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

5 Trends That Will Shape Content Marketing in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing isn’t just a sideshow anymore. More and bigger companies are relying on it as one of their main marketing forms. No longer is content marketing something a handful of companies do.

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Here's Why Airlines Treat Customers Poorly

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s passenger-dragging incident at United Airlines left many marketers (and other humans) aghast that any company could purposely assault its own customer. As it happens, airline technology vendor Sabre published a survey of airline executives just before the event.

Four Predictions About the State of SEO in 2017

Webbiquity

Guest post by Nathan Elly. The new year is well underway. As we reflect on the major events in the world of SEO in 2016, web marketers need to evaluate how the changes will impact the SEO strategy through the rest of 2017. The biggest news in 2017 has so far been the Penguin 4.0

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6 Important Trends That Will Impact Social Media for B2B

B2B PR Sense

Social media for B2B has become an integral part of PR -- so much so that the vast majority of journalists use these channels in their own reporting. Social networks are a part of life -- with politics for one -- witness President Trump -- being partly conducted on Twitter.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

8 Questions to Help You Decide if Your Content is Good Enough

The Point

The best demand generation campaigns start with content that your prospects want. Even the best data, and sparkling creative, can’t save you or your campaign if your content and offer isn’t up to scratch. Here are 8 simple questions to help you decide whether that content is good enough.

Need an Edge? Do A Content Marketing Competitive Analysis

Act-On

“Business is competitive.” No kidding, right? And so is marketing. Content marketing, in particular, is ferociously competitive. Just consider the graphic below. It shows how many pieces of content are created every minute of every single day. That’s what your content is competing with.

How to Nurture Leads with Email Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the way people search and receive information. Luckily for businesses, this interconnectedness allows them to deliver content in different ways: social media, blogging, video, audio, and a host of other interactive platforms.

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A New Generation of Marketing Metrics & the ROI of Better Data

DiscoverOrg

Revenue growth is only possible with a solid understanding of our prospects – and no one knows that better than B2B marketers. When it comes measuring the health of our prospect data, we’re used to showing raw growth in the number of contacts and accounts, or a coverage percentage for target accounts or personas. And we’ve historically used these types of metrics to justify budget requests for investing in more data purchases.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

The Nine Best Reputation Management, RSS, and Social Search Tools

Webbiquity

The explosion of blogging, social media, and online review sites has provided brands with unprecedented opportunity for exposure through authentic customer advocacy. But this proliferation of (often unfiltered and unvetted) content presents significant risks for brands as well.

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Land & EXPAND: How to Accurately Measure Customer Marketing in an ABM World

bizible

When B2B marketers think of account-based marketing, what first comes to mind is identifying target accounts and personalizing campaigns to engage key personas within those accounts. While these are important, this is all just part of the “land” phase: closing new customers.

The Automated CMO: The New Era of Simplicity

Tomorrow People

Find out how marketing automation can help you nurture leads in a more efficient and effective way. Marketing Automation

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Inbound and Outbound: The Zen of Balanced Marketing

Act-On

In recent years you’ve undoubtedly heard a lot about “inbound” marketing ‒ promotional activities designed to attract a prospect to your destination, offer, or experience. Over the last decade, marketers have enthusiastically embraced inbound marketing practices and reaped its benefits.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

3 Tips For Affiliate Marketers In 2017

Marketing Insider Group

Are you an entrepreneur who is looking for another mode of revenue? Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest methods of making money for online marketers all over the world. The great thing is, it works well because you don’t have to deal with customer service or creating new product ideas.

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15 Audiences You Should Be Targeting with B2B Facebook Ads

KoMarketing Associates

While search is a fantastic way to reach users searching with intent, Facebook is also a highly effective network in reaching users who may be interested in your offerings, however, they may not know about you yet. As a social network, Facebook Ads are typically seen utilized for B2C, but don’t let that deter you from running B2B campaigns as they too, can successfully get in on the action.

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The 15 Best Audio and Video Editing Tools

Webbiquity

According to networking giant Cisco , online video accounted for 63% of all Internet traffic in 2015, and is projected to consume 79% of all web traffic by 2020. Online video is popular, effective, and easy to watch on mobile devices.

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7 Emerging Trends That Will Pump Up Your B2B Content Strategy

B2B PR Sense

The goal of any B2B content strategy is to create content that B2B buyers desire -- you want to be their #1 source of industry information. So how can you update your strategy to fit the needs of the modern buyer?

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7 Key Insights from the "How B2B Marketing is Changing" Report

Speaker: Tom Pick, Independent B2B Digital Marketing Consultant

What are the top priorities, challenges, and trends in B2B marketing as we head into the final stretch of 2018? We conducted in-depth interviews with senior B2B technology marketers to find out. The results included a few expected areas of consensus but also some surprising divergence of opinions. Content marketing, for example, is widely viewed as the most effective lead generation tactic and area for additional spending in the coming year. But doing it effectively to optimize results is also the top challenge marketers face. Meanwhile, marketers report conflicting views about and are seeking guidance on search engine marketing, live events, and inbound vs. outbound tactics. And there's one promising avenue many marketers may be under-investing in. This webinar not only summarizes the issues raised in the study but also offers guidance from multiple sources on how to address the challenges of today's B2B marketers.

Myth Busters: 3 Sales Intelligence Assumptions Dispelled

DiscoverOrg

Some information is so sensational that it gets passed around regardless of the truth: The amount of tryptophan in a Thanksgiving turkey is enough to make people sleepy. Humans only use 10% of their brains. Jimmy Hoffa is buried under Giants Stadium. Sadly, all of these dramatic statements are false, but people love to repeat them anyway. When false assumptions are the basis for business decisions, the fallout can be sudden and steep.

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5 Simple Ways to Write Better Emails

Act-On

How much time do you spend on emails every week? If you’re average, it’s about 28% of your time ‒ almost one and a half days out of every week. So … how much of that time do you think is wasted?

It’s Time For Marketing That Matters

Marketing Insider Group

We live in a time of tremendous innovation, massive disruption, and constant change. Our customers are rewriting the rules on how they engage with brands, media, content, and each other. As marketers, we need to rethink the way we reach our target audience.

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