August, 2017

6 Public Relations Trends That Will Bring Success in the Coming Year

B2B PR Sense

It's easy to keep on top of cultural trends that beam out at us from all media. But how about public relations trends that can help your growth and development? These can be less accessible and tougher to master. Yet, they can help you get a jump start on the future.

How customer-hero stories help you connect better

B2B Lead Generation

Do you focus on capturing product stories or customer-hero stories? The answer can make a huge difference in your sales and marketing results. Let me explain.

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2017 State of Pipeline Marketing Report: New Data On How B2B Marketers Drive Growth

bizible

Down-funnel metrics are more important than ever before. In the third annual State of Pipeline Marketing Report, we surveyed about 350 B2B and B2C marketers with sales teams to learn how they drive growth at their organizations. What are they prioritizing?

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7 Tips for Building Trust with Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Trust is the glue that binds together any relationship. This includes the all-important brand-customer bond. When consumers trust your brand, they will feel more confident in your products and services. Your odds of lead conversion and customer retention go from the toss of a die to the flip of a coin. A study done by […]. The post 7 Tips for Building Trust with Your Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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See the PureCloud call center in action

All cloud contact centers are not created equal. Register now for an upcoming live demo covering supervisor, admin, and agent experience in PureCloud!

How to win the war of B2B marketing differentiation

Tomorrow People

B2B brands must fight to differentiate their content marketing and emerge victorious instead of playing the Game of Clones. b2b promotional campaigns

Six Keys to Make It With Influencer Marketing

Webbiquity

Influencer marketing is becoming an increasingly popular, and powerful, tool for marketers. As recently noted on the V3*Broadsuite blog: “The beginning of the year brought the usual deluge of posts about trends and predictions for marketing in 2017.

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How to Attract B2B Buyers with Killer Content

B2B Lead Generation

Content marketing is booming. According to the 2017 B2B Content Marketing Trends, 39% of companies are increasing investment in content marketing. And yet most companies are not creating effective content. Want proof? Two of the leaders in B2B funnel benchmarking, SiriusDecisions and Forrester, will tell you that inquiry-to-closed-won conversion ratios are often below two percent […]. The post How to Attract B2B Buyers with Killer Content appeared first on the B2B Lead Blog.

7 of the Best Marketing Books You Must Read Now

Act-On

Ready to take your marketing strategies to the next level? Check out our selection of the best marketing books, packed with strategies to get you ahead. Marketing Life Marketing Strategy best marketing books marketing book marketing books marketing strategy

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22 Potential Touchpoints for Your Next ABM Sales Play

The Point

When designing sales plays as part of your Account-Based Marketing (ABM) strategy, it pays to start with a few key questions: 1. What is the primary objective? For example: secure an appointment, gain an introduction …).

Marketing metrics: symptoms of poor b2b marketing campaign performance

Tomorrow People

Discover what your marketing metrics are saying about the performance of your B2B marketing campaigns, and why high numbers don’t necessarily equate to good news. b2b promotional campaigns

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Five Brand Building Tips for B2B Businesses

Webbiquity

Guest post by Sreeram Sreenivasan. Building a great brand is the holy grail of marketing. It enables your business to occupy a sizeable amount of public mindspace and consistently drive more customers. A memorable brand is self-propelling and can grow a business to dizzying heights.

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B2B Content Marketing: 12 Master Tips That You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Only 37% of B2B marketers have a documented B2B content marketing strategy ! Maybe that's you. Do you see why it's important to have a documented strategy, but just don't know where to begin? Or perhaps you doubt that it can work for your company. So why should you have a documented strategy?

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9 things you can do today to improve your Google search results

Biznology

Because so many people presumably make so much money “doing SEO,” there’s a lot of confusion as to what Search Engine Optimization is and all the little things that you can do right now, today, to improve your the results on your SERP — search engine results page.

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25 Killer Marketing Automation Stats (Pssst! They’re New Ones!)

Act-On

Forget what you heard about marketing automation of the past, check out these brand-spanking-new marketing automation stats.

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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.

Industrial Content Marketing: Product Centric vs. Customer Centric Content

Industrial Marketing Today

Recently, I had an interesting conversation about industrial content marketing with the President and the Marketing Manager of a manufacturing company. They design and make engineered systems used in the Metalworking and the Pulp & Paper industries.

15 Ways Real Marketing Pros Create High-Performing Advocacy Programs

Influitive b2b

Still relying on email campaigns to engage and communicate with your customers and prospects? These innovative B2B marketers are doing things differently. They aren’t wasting time crafting clever messaging or chasing the latest marketing fads. They’re driving retention and acquisition by harnessing the power of their customer advocates. By building engaging advocacy programs, these marketers.

The B2B Checklist for Evaluating Marketing Software

Webbiquity

Guest post by Ryan Gould. Marketing software allows you to automate processes and otherwise free up your time, while enabling you to remain on top of lead generation, nurturing, and all the rest of the tasks that consistently fill up your calendar.

Calls to Action: How to Motivate Your Audience

B2B PR Sense

[Editor’s Note: One of our most popular posts is one we published on Calls to Actions. While the original post is still relevant, I've updated this post with some additional tips. Enjoy! ]. CTAs sit at the threshold between loyal readers and those readers becoming B2B leads.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Customer Success Story: How Malwarebytes Created Award-Winning Content

ScribbleLive

As content marketers, the holy grail of challenges we all face is figuring out how to create engaging, relevant content that ultimately converts and strengthens the relationship we have with our audiences.

A Case for Transformation

Act-On

At Act-On, we’re dedicated students and scholars of transformation. It’s why we we’re named the only Visionary vendor in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant. Marketing Automation gartner magic quadrant magic quadrant transformation transformative marketing

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How does a mobile app compete with traditional marketing channels?

Tomorrow People

Push notifications and email are both powerful ways to engage your audience, but which one is better for your B2B content marketing success? Let’s take a seat ringside as the two go head-to-head. Digital Marketing

5 Hacks From Sujan Patel That Will Help You Rise Above The Sea Of Content Mediocrity

Influitive b2b

Here’s the major problem with today’s content marketing landscape: most of the time, people who write content are totally out of touch with the people who actually read the content. That is why Sujan Patel is a total breath of fresh air. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and find clever ways to.

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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

Top Link Building Techniques for B2B Companies (Infographic)

Webbiquity

Guest post by Harris Myers. Link building has played a crucial role in SEO since the early days of search. But as search ranking algorithms have gotten more sophisticated, both quantity and quality are now essential when building (or earning) links to increase the search competitiveness of a website.

How to Boost Buyers with Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B content marketing strategy plays a powerful role in a buyer’s journey. We’ve known for years that it helps to build brand awareness and overall trust in a company. But new research shows that a strong B2B content strategy goes beyond simple information; it influences audiences.

Self-Driving Marketing Campaigns: Possible But Not Easy

Customer Experience Matrix

A recent Forrester study found that most marketers expect artificial intelligence to take over the more routine parts of their jobs, allowing them to focus on creative and strategic work. That’s been my attitude as well.

6 Tips to More Powerful Social Selling

Act-On

Social selling allows you to reach prospects who were unreachable in the past. Find out how it fits into your marketing strategy. Sales Enablement Social Media Marketing social media marketing social media selling social selling

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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.

B2B is Dead – Long Live B2P

DiscoverOrg

B2B vs B2C vs B2P. The terms B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) are essential, elementary for a person beginning the journey into the professional world.

Why Buyers Buy

ViewPoint

Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. In 1943 Maslow stated that people are motivated to achieve certain needs and that some needs take precedence over others. Our most basic need is for physical survival, and this will be the first thing that motivates our behavior.

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Should brands take a public stand on social or political issues?

Biznology

The year 2017 is just half over, and it is already proving to be amazingly transformative with the number and nature of emotional changes in our culture and political world. Traditionally brands rarely get involved in social or political issues.

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Everything You Need to Know About Earned, Owned, Shared & Paid Media

B2B PR Sense

[Editor’s Note: Our original post on earned, owned, shared, and paid media has been so popular, we’re revisiting the topic with new gems of information. Enjoy!]. Your PR strategy, like a fine piece of machinery, is composed of many moving parts.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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