April, 2017

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.

Influencer Marketing Vs Influencer Relations- What’s the Difference?

Onalytica B2B

Influencer marketing this; influencer relations that- we’re hearing both terms being thrown around an awful lot across social media, sometimes interchangeably, sometimes with entirely different meanings.

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.

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 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.

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PPC V Influencer Marketing; Clicks V Sales

Onalytica B2B

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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.

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.

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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How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

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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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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How to Use Influencer Marketing at a Fast-Growth Startup

Onalytica B2B

As a growth hacking digital marketer in the funded startup world, I regularly see the hustle-filled journey from startup inception to market-conquering results. If a genuine product market fit is established, the right marketing mix will generate fast-growth and long-term success.

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.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

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.

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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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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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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Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

Employee Advocacy- Are You Leveraging Your Employees’ Influence?

Onalytica B2B

Depending on how familiar you are with influencer marketing or influencer relations, it may or may not come as a surprise that under its umbrella comes brand advocacy, too.

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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?

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 10 Best Customer Service and Customer Engagement Platforms

Webbiquity

The emergence and spread of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has dramatically changed the game for both B2B vendors and customers.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

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.

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Using Geo-Targeted Marketing to Skyrocket Audience Engagement

Marketing Insider Group

The widespread integration of GPS technology and smartphones has changed the face of marketing. The primary goal of geo-targeting is to deliver content to consumers – largely through the mobile internet – based on their geographic location.

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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.

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.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

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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The 16 Best Sites for Free Stock Photos and Videos

Webbiquity

There are lots of great reasons to include images with your blog posts and other marketing content. They add visual appeal. They can help with SEO. Visuals increase views on average by 94%.

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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.

6 Rules for Successful Event Promotion on Twitter

Marketing Insider Group

Successful event promoting isn’t just about informing – it’s about engaging. Get people excited, curious, and feeling like they can’t miss out on your event. Or, they’ll definitely be out of the industry loop. Then, the real gold at the end of the rainbow.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.