September, 2017

10 Powerful B2B Marketing Influencers You Need to Follow

B2B PR Sense

B2B marketing is a rich, diverse, and sometimes complex field. The growth of technology and social media add a new layer to this field. Sometimes it even feels like a struggle to keep up. That’s where influencers can make a huge difference. Influencers help us to stay on top of the trends and new developments that hit the industry. They guide us in breaking through the noise and undertanding what's happening within our industry.

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Disappointed with your content marketing? Discover the challenges keeping B2B marketers from achieving differentiation and how to fix them.

Tomorrow People

How does differentiation apply to content marketing and what’s stopping you getting attention in a crowded B2B landscape? Well, quite a lot… Read on and find out what’s holding most marketers back and what they can do about it. b2b promotional campaigns

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Why customer advocacy should be at the heart of your marketing

B2B Lead Generation

Are you connecting with and empowering your customer advocates? If not, you should. Here’s why. Customer advocacy marketing programs help you increase revenue by improving customer acquisition and retention (and they’re your bes source of leads). Because you’re helping to encourage and motivate happy customers to speak about you positively to others. And delighted customers are your most powerful hidden sales force.

5 Advocate Marketing Success Stories All B2B Brands Can Copy

Influitive

Every year, we recognize some of the most engaging marketing campaigns through The Best Advocate Marketing Awards. Also known as The BAMMIES, these awards shine a spotlight on B2B companies who are using the enthusiasm of their customers, partners and fans to fuel business growth. Honors are awarded in 10 key categories that recognize creative excellence, innovation.

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Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

Give Your Content Marketing a Boost With Social Keywords

Oracle

Keywords have long been the foundation of every content marketing strategy. Knowing the words and phrases that your audience is using to search for information helps guide your content creation efforts, and land a position at the top of search results. What many marketers don’t realize, is that the keywords that work for SEO and PPC advertising aren’t always as effective for social media marketing.

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Top 8 Mistakes People Make with Marketing Automation

Marketing Insider Group

There is no definitive ‘right’ way to achieve success through marketing automation, but there certainly are quite a few wrong ways. I’ve compiled a few of the top marketing automation mistakes people make. Make sure you aren’t making any of them! Being inorganic One of the primary dangers of marketing automation is also one […]. The post Top 8 Mistakes People Make with Marketing Automation appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Why Differentiation is Crucial for Content Marketers in 2017

Tomorrow People

50% of B2B content marketers are doing the same or worse than their competitors — and that’s by their own admission. Make sure you’re not one of them…. b2b promotional campaigns

Getting sales enablement right to increase results

B2B Lead Generation

Sales enablement is intended to help raise performance, but a lot of efforts have backfired due to departmental silos. And now there’s growing gap between what salespeople need and what they’re getting to improve performance. For example, Corporate Visions recently surveyed 500 B2B marketers and sales professionals that 20% of organization content creators “just do what they think is best” with no overarching structure at all.

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Content Strategy Explained (Think of It as a Plane)

RockContent

Content Strategy has a lot in common with air travel when you think about its various components. In my latest blogpost on the idea of a “ minimum viable content strategy “, I use the analogy of a plane to explain content governance. I regularly use this analogy when onboarding new clients onto our content marketing platform, and was again reminded of this upon reading an excellent post by the Content Marketing Institute on implementing a content platform.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Why Empathy Is Necessary for a Customer-Centric Strategy

Oracle

Sarah is a successful marketing manager, someone who snaps alert with the alarm, happy to see the day dawn, eager to put into action that new content strategy for convincing an unsuspecting group of buyers to make the leap with her company’s product.

Influencer Marketing: How to Identify Your Target Influencers

Onalytica B2B

Last week, we covered how you can outline your influencer marketing strategy. This week we take you through how you can identify your influencers, as per our Definitive Practical Guide to Influencer Relationship Management. Personally, I can’t think of anything more crucial to successful influencer marketing than identifying the right influencers to target.

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4 Brands Still Successfully Marketing on Twitter

Marketing Insider Group

Twitter is losing ground in the engagement game. Recently, it was revealed to be the worst social media channel for engaging consumers. Instagram, and to a lesser extent, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest are much more effective according to TrackMaven’s 2017 digital marketing analysis. Twitter also developed a bad rep when it became overshadowed by Snapchat, motivating concerns […]. The post 4 Brands Still Successfully Marketing on Twitter appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Dare to be different and make your B2B content marketing really stand out

Tomorrow People

What separates good from great in B2B content marketing and what’s stopping marketers from producing truly differentiated content? Content Marketing Differentiation

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Why Lead Nurturing Success Means Not Asking for the Sale

The Point

I was left a voicemail earlier this week by a sales rep that I talked to (briefly) about 6 months ago. His message today was, in summary: “Are you ready to engage with us yet?”. Now, not only was I not ready, I barely remember what his company does. That’s because I haven’t had any communication from him or his company in the last 6 months that wasn’t a direct solicitation to do business with the firm.

B2B Social Media: How to Use Social to Improve Your PR Strategy

B2B PR Sense

B2B social media has been essential to the development of modern public relations. Learn how social media for B2B has taken off, and how to use it effectively in your PR strategy. Stop thinking about your social media strategy as separate from your public relations strategy. Social media has become so valuable to PR that the two are now inextricably linked. This means that if you want to succeed in PR, you have to leverage social media within your strategy.

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Branding as a Framework for Customer Experience Management

Oracle

In today’s digital, social, and app-driven economy; companies face an increasingly complex environment when it comes to managing their customer experience. Customer touch points are diversifying — spanning apps, websites, social platforms, chats, advertisements, live events, physical locations, virtual and augmented reality and more — making it more important than ever for brands to develop strategic frameworks for managing the customer experience.

Interview with Doug Kessler

Onalytica B2B

Doug Kessler – Creative Director, Co-Founder, Velocity Partners Ltd. Key Topics: Content Marketing, B2B Marketing, Tech Marketing, Copywriting, Creative, Agencies. Location: London and NYC. Bio: Doug Kessler is co-founder and creative director of Velocity Partners, the London- and New York-based B2B marketing agency (and the CMA Agency of the Year 2016).

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How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Machine Learning and AI Marketing Trends to Watch for 2018

Marketing Insider Group

From more sophisticated metrics to a next-generation customer experience, machine learning and artificial intelligence are raising the bar on what marketers can do to enhance customer relationships. While many marketing organizations are still struggling to make the jump from ‘doing digital’ to ‘being digital,’ some are getting ready to make a quantum leap with machine learning and […].

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Meet Your 2017 Advocamp Speakers

Influitive

We looked far and wide to find the most in-demand speakers to take the stage this year at Advocamp in San Francisco December 6-8th. Advocamp is a global business gathering focused on one transformational idea: that the future belongs to companies that develop and mobilize advocates. This carefully curated group of 50+ cutting edge speakers consists. Advocamp

Why this LinkedIn Ad Works: 2 Key Tips for Success

The Point

For many B2B Marketers, advertising on LinkedIn is becoming a demand generation staple. At our agency , we’re seeing great results across a broad swath of clients from LinkedIn Sponsored Updates in particular, at a cost per lead similar to, or sometimes better than, traditional search marketing.

The big trends in B2B marketing

Savanta

I recently shared a view on the big trends in B2B marketing at the MRS B2B Conference. Well, I shared it, but in truth it wasn’t my view. Nope, it was a far more informed perspective – that of leaders from the UK’s 75 largest B2B marketing agencies who were recently surveyed as part of the B2B Agency Benchmarking Report.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

5 Things About Email Marketing Your Boss Will Want To Know

Oracle

An email marketing strategy always needs approval from the boss to ensure it is in line with the company's overall strategy, delivers on key objectives, and fits the marketing budget. While these are the obvious factors you have to address, there are some other key things that your boss will want to know about the email marketing campaign you have planned, so be ready to talk about the following five critical things: 1. The Audience is Correct.

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Interview with Zontee Hou

Onalytica B2B

Zontee Hou – Senior Strategist at Convince & Convert. Key Topics: Content Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior. Location: Brooklyn, New York. Bio: Zontee Hou is the founder & president of Brooklyn-based consultancy Media Volery and co-lead of the respected Convince & Convert Consulting team. Her 10+ years of work in the marketing industry has garnered multiple awards including a Forrester Groundswell Award.

3 Skills Every Hybrid Marketer Must Master

Marketing Insider Group

As years pass and marketing channels evolve, marketers are held to an even higher standard. The good old days when marketing professionals were labeled as working in either “accounts” or “creative” are gone. Today, agency and in-house marketers alike are required to employ more integrated marketing tactics to meet the needs of our fast-paced, consumer-driven world. […]. The post 3 Skills Every Hybrid Marketer Must Master appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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7 Essential Steps In Developing A B2B Social Media Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in coverage earlier this year, CMO’s remain committed to growing their investment in social media. The CMO Survey Highlights and Insights Report”, published in February 2017, found that even though B2B CMO’s currently spend 10.5 percent of their marketing budget on social media, they expect to increase this percentage to 12.9 percent over the next 12 months. Furthermore, B2B CMO’s foresee social media spending rising to 18.5

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.