October, 2017

How to save your content marketing strategy from self-destruction

Tomorrow People

Brands are jumping on content marketing as a cash cow — but the yield will be poor unless you can stand out from the herd. Don’t kill your content marketing with mediocrity. Here’s how to differentiate and kill the competition. Guess what?

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Marketing More Agile

Marketing Insider Group

It’s very easy to get caught up in the specific processes involved in making marketing Agile. Creating a backlog, conducting retrospectives, and striving for cross-functional teams are all worthy goals, and each of these should be on your Agile marketing roadmap. But the truth is, there are things you can begin doing today that will […]. The post 7 Simple Ways to Make Your Marketing More Agile appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Top 5 Content Marketing Trends for 2017

Navigate the Channel

Content marketing trends change often due to advances in technology, search engine preferences and changes in advertising. While the primary goals remain the same, strategies and techniques vary dependent on audience and industry.

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Influencer Marketing: 14 Pearls of Wisdom

Onalytica B2B

Back in August, we published a pretty awesome white paper: The Definitive Practical Guide to Influencer Relationship Management.

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.

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8 Creative Examples of the Use of Color Psychology in Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Color psychology is one of the more fascinating sides of marketing. Reds to motivate. Blues to build trust. Oranges for confidence. The visual light spectrum has the power to play our emotional responses like a violin. The use of color for brand building is far from a perfect science. After all, every group, let alone every individual, […]. The post 8 Creative Examples of the Use of Color Psychology in Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Chairs are Dead—and Other B2B Marketing Hogwash

ViewPoint

In 2015, I wrote this blog for Sales & Marketing Magazine: Dead is Dead (in Sales & Marketing). It seemed like, suddenly, a lot of things were dying: cold calling was dead; telephone prospecting was dead; outbound marketing was dead … many said that even marketing was dead. Maybe I was just sensitive. I mean, I grew up at a time when Paul McCartney was supposedly dead (he, thankfully, lives on). Poetry was dead. The theater was dead.

Influencer Marketing: How to Measure Your Success and ROI

Onalytica B2B

Measuring the success and ROI (return on investment) of marketing in general has been notoriously difficult. The whole point of marketing is to evoke action in your target audience.

Digital marketing requires millennial marketers

Biznology

I have been talking to more and more clients lately who are up in arms about these entitled millennials that are so hard to work with. Yeah, the complainers are baby boomers like me, or maybe Gen Xers. How did you know?)

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.

Why Personalized Video Excels at Breaking Through to Buyers

Vidyard

If the average B2B buyer today were a superhero, they’d be Captain Selective Hearing. Their attention shifts faster than a speeding bullet. Their willpower is stronger than a locomotive, and they’re able to leap over countless ads, emails, and messages in a single bound.

Why the Best Marketing Is Adaptive Marketing

Act-On

Adaptive marketing is what happens when you bring in all the biggest trends of marketing right now: personalization, big data, customer-first, real-time.

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Why Content Marketing Projects Need Project Managers

ScribbleLive

There used to be a time when I didn’t fully understand what Project Managers actually did within content projects! Your job is to tell others to stay on track, right? I’m a Project Manager in the dad part of my life, I guess.

How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy with Brand Personality

Marketing Insider Group

What makes a brand’s content distinctive? If you take a look at some of the organizations with the most successful content marketing strategies, from startups to global businesses, the best of the best are the ones that properly reflect the unique personality of their brand. Sephora’s use of user-generated content – their Beauty Insider Community is impressive […]. The post How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy with Brand Personality appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

Influencer Marketing: Just how Mature is the Industry?

Onalytica B2B

Let’s take a leap back in time to 2015. Back then, as we adjusted to Instagram’s meteoric rise and coped with paid social becoming the norm, all while Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk played ubiquitously in the background, something else Awas happening.

4 Marketing Attribution Trends For 2018

bizible

If you haven’t listened yet, Analytics Today is a marketing podcast focused on technology, big data, and digital marketing. It's hosted by Jeremy Roberts , Senior Director of Marketing at Claimatic, and Sameer Khan , Director of Marketing Operations & Analytics at Alert Logic.

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2 Ways to Supercharge Your Support with Video

Vidyard

According to your customers, support just got personal. In Salesforce’s 2017 State of Service Report , 69% of consumers and 82% of business buyers now expect support to be personalized to them.

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How to differentiate your content marketing strategy in highly regulated verticals

Tomorrow People

Content marketing is fantastic for pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and financial services, as long as you play the game of differentiation. Some industries have it tougher than others when it comes to creating a quality content marketing strategy.

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.

Snapchat Use Among Influencers Is Down 33% [New Data]

Hubspot

We've been following the competition heating up between Snapchat and Instagram since Instagram launched Stories last August. And in the year since, we've been keeping track of the changing tides of disappearing messages and stories -- and Instagram is the one to beat.

4 B2B Content Marketing Strategy Examples with Serious Vision

Marketing Insider Group

What makes a strategy successful? Big picture vision. The marketers that know where their brand story began, where it is right now and how they want it to be perceived six months from now, and six years down the road, are the ones capable of drafting a roadmap that will actually take them to where […]. The post 4 B2B Content Marketing Strategy Examples with Serious Vision appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Five Ways to Keep Your Marketing Plan on Track

Webbiquity

Guest post by Dean Kaplan. As a business owner, I really enjoy working with my marketing team. I find their creativity and flexibility to be inspiring and they work hard to develop great strategic plans with detailed timelines.

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How to Create a Killer Marketing Plan and Spare Yourself a Scare

Act-On

Creating a marketing plan doesn’t have to be scary. Learn the basic and not-so-basic elements to include in a successful plan. B2B Marketing Email Marketing Marketing Strategy B2B marketing marketing automation marketing plan

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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.

The Secret to Selling with Body Language

Vidyard

Back on the ancestral Serengeti (okay, really, before the early 2000s) salespeople had to hunt and gather for their sales. That is, they had to do it in-person.

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Content marketing en MaaS: 8 reasons why your content marketing agency is your new competitive advantage

Tomorrow People

How to build meaningful competitive advantage with your content marketing agency to differentiate your offering and stand out from the crowd. Remember 2010?

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Six powerful B2B marketing tactics you may be missing

Biznology

There are so many great new techniques in B2B marketing today, it’s hard to keep up.

4 Exciting Video Marketing Trends for 2018

Marketing Insider Group

As we turn the corner to 2018, the evolution of video marketing isn’t slowing down. In fact, with one more year of technological innovation and creativity behind the camera, the world is in for more captivating video content over the next year. From virtual reality to live streaming, marketers are going immersive. Consumers can step into both […]. The post 4 Exciting Video Marketing Trends for 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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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.

Three Marketing Automation Strategies You Need to Implement Today

Webbiquity

Guest post by Kimberly Maceda. Automation is the future of marketing. The market is still in its growth phase, and highly fragmented among more than 200 software providers. With its high potential and the impressive results it can deliver, it’s no surprise that more businesses are implementing these platforms to beef up their performance. For now, a study revealed that 49% of companies are currently using marketing automation tools , with 55% of B2B companies adopting this technology.

6 Marketing Strategies to Improve Your Campaigns

Act-On

Improve your campaign execution success across both messaging and channels with these six handy marketing strategies. Digital Marketing Email Marketing Marketing Strategy Act-On marketing campaigns email marketing campaigns improve marketing campaigns marketing campaigns marketing tactics

3 Ways Video Helps Sales Teams Supercharge Your Conference Strategy

Vidyard

“One of the ironies of a conference dedicated to all things digital and virtual is that the best ways to connect with people are surprisingly old-school.” ” – Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite. One hundred and fifty.

Moving from Volume to Value with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Built for Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

As a modern marketer, you know all too well how challenging it is to satisfy today’s demanding buyers. You’re doing your best to meet their ever-growing expectations for personalized and relevant experiences in the moment.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.