November, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing Tools that Won’t Cost a Cent

Marketing Insider Group

From professionally produced marketing videos to influencer campaigns and automation software, staying within your digital marketing budget while still driving growth is easier said than done. While some pieces of your marketing strategy aren’t exactly cost flexible, there are plenty of helpful free resources that digital marketers and small business owners can use to craft, launch, and […].

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6 Things Good Lead Generation Vendors Do Right (That You May Be Doing Wrong)

ViewPoint

There’s plenty of mediocrity in lead generation—both in-house and outsourced. However, there are a lot of things good insourced operations and lead generation companies do well. While lead generation (or teleprospecting) is not rocket science, there are a lot of moving parts in a well-run lead generation machine. Failure to execute and coordinate all of the moving parts leads to poor results.

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10 tech trends that'll shake up your content marketing strategy in 2018

Tomorrow People

From virtual reality, mobile-only, and the march of artificial intelligence (AI), get ready for the new revolution in tech-inspired (and defined!) content marketing. The advance of content marketing continues apace.

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Free Tools for Startups to Boost Social Media Presence

Webbiquity

Guest post by Nick Rojas. While it’s almost unheard of for businesses to completely ignore social media these days, startups have to be especially mindful of its advantages and uses.

How to to Double (Yes, We Mean Double) the Impact of Your Content Strategy

Does great content really make a difference? How does content quality relate to key business metrics, such as conversions, trust, and purchase? Our research report answers these questions and more as we conclusively prove the connection between content quality and business results.

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Cadence—Multi-touch, Multi-media, Multi-cycle Marketing Multiplies Results

ViewPoint

For one client, it takes 9.82 touches to engage with a prospect. The result of these touches is what we call a disposition: PointClear's term for completing contact with a decision maker or company (some programs lend themselves to dispositioning by contact and some by company). This approach yields a 5% lead rate. Our leads are equivalent to what SiriusDecisions calls a Level 4 or 5 lead—well-qualified leads. We invest about 10,000 touches to generate 50 leads.

How to Adopt a Customer-Centric Strategy for Your Content

Content Marketing Institute

Does your company look at content through customers’ eyes? Here’s one way to tell: Look at your marketing content. For starters, riffle through some titles. Do the words typically convey customers’ concerns? Or do they mostly call attention to the things you sell?

Five Secrets of Engaging Video Content

Webbiquity

Guest post by David Gutierrez. As online marketing becomes more about storytelling, video content has a crucial role to play. Video can add drama, comedy, poignancy and other aspects to a message that is challenging to convey in other content formats.

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Interview with Jasmine Sandler

Onalytica B2B

Jasmine Sandler – CEO: Agent-cy Social | Top Digital Marketing Consultant and LinkedIn Trainer. Key Topics: B2B Social Selling, Social Branding of the Executive and SEO . Location: New York City, Los Angeles, USA.

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Report: How Top Businesses Approach Content Creation

In this report, content professionals from brands like IBM, Oracle, Dropbox and Mastercard share how they approach content creation. Download and learn the strategies, tactics and tools they use to overcome today’s content challenges.

Real-Time Personalized Messaging Is the Future of Marketing

Act-On

Adaptive Marketing Demand & Lead Generation Digital Marketing Personalization digital marketing lead generation Lead Nurturing & Scoring marketing automation

Weekend Reading: “The Business of Expertise” by David C. Baker

Marketing Insider Group

For the 148th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed David C. Baker, author of The Business of Expertise: How Entrepreneurial Experts Convert Insight to Impact + Wealth. At the heart of this brilliantly-written manifesto is the concept that expertise flows from focus, which flows from positioning. And the more deep and narrow your […]. The post Weekend Reading: “The Business of Expertise” by David C. Baker appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

How To Align Your Marketing Budget With Your Reporting Dashboard

bizible

Marketing budgets and dashboards are typically managed and operated separately. Budget exercises happen annually and dashboards are put together or updated as needed, such as before a board meeting. Marketers typically keep separate the management of marketing budget and the management of dashboards.

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SEO for Business: How to Strengthen Your PR with Links

B2B PR Sense

When people first started to use SEO for business , it was viewed as a completely separate tactic from public relations. As time goes on, however, we’ve seen a relationship form between the two. Now businesses are seeing the benefit of using PR in SEO to get better results. How so?

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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

How do Engineers Use Content in Their Buying Decision?

Industrial Marketing Today

Of course, you know that engineers use content in making work-related decisions, i.e. buying decisions. Datasheets, case studies and how-to videos have always been popular with this target audience. However, have you ever asked yourself the question, “how do engineers use content?” The answer to that question is fundamental in developing an effective industrial content marketing […] The post How do Engineers Use Content in Their Buying Decision?

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The power of a ‘real-time’ content marketing strategy

Tomorrow People

B2B brands need to own the moment and harness real-time content marketing to be different. The future is here and it’s is real-time. Find out how to harness its power. Real-time is the next frontier in the advancing journey of a content marketing strategy. It’s a logical step when you consider our fast-moving, mobile-first world, and the instantaneous nature of news, entertainment and communication. And it’s not just B2C brands who are embracing real-time content marketing either.

6 Ways Marketers Fall Short When Targeting B2B buyers

Act-On

With so much on the line, marketers still underestimate 6 things when targeting B2B buyers. This article outlines what those are and how to correct. B2B Marketing Demand & Lead Generation Lead Generation Lead Management Lead Nurturing Lead Scoring

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Weekend Reading: “The Perfect Close” by James Muir

Marketing Insider Group

For the 149th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed James Muir, author of The Perfect Close: The Secret To Closing Sales. If you think the world of marketing has changed a lot, sales professionals will argue that their world has changed even more. In this era of the super-informed buyer that can avoid […]. The post Weekend Reading: “The Perfect Close” by James Muir appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Sales Alignment

Watch Your Tone! The Ultimate Guide to Developing Your Company’s Tone of Voice

Watch Your Tone! takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your tone of voice. It's loaded with practical advice from some of the world's most noted tone of voice experts, and includes useful guides, examples, and worksheets.

Thanksgiving 2017: Time for a Gratitude Adjustment

Webbiquity

Millions of us check the news each morning. We start our days with a quick update on the top stories, whether on our phones, laptops, TV, or radio. Focusing on current headlines (rather than on what really matters ), it’s easy to feel there isn’t a lot to be thankful for right now.

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Online Display Advertising; An Overview & Benefits

NuSpark

Don’t underestimate the value of online display advertising. When promoting your business, there are three important factors to consider: visual interest to grab attention, enough frequency to maximize exposure, and relevancy to optimize response.

Interview with Sam Hurley

Onalytica B2B

Sam Hurley – Managing Director OPTIM-EYEZ. Key Topics: Social Media Marketing, Personal Branding & Content Marketing + Digital Marketing overall. Location: Leicestershire, UK.

The 1 Secret to Effective Customer Engagement at Any Scale

Modern B2B Marketing

Customer engagement is the key to effective digital marketing in the Engagement Economy. The internet is saturated with content marketing, people’s inboxes are full of well-designed emails , and account-based strategies are quickly becoming a B2B standard.

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.

How Silicon Valley can lose the ’embarrassing’ frat boy image and get its act together

Act-On

Silicon Valley is known for great innovation. It's also known, recently, for its sexism. Here are four tips to change the culture of abuse and exclusion. Corporate

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5 Audience Engagement Hacks for Live Video Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

It shouldn’t be a surprise by now that live video marketing is one of the hottest marketing trends today, especially on social media. Since it gained momentum in the beginning of 2016, many businesses are using it across their branded platforms and social media networks to provide a raw look into their messaging. A survey […]. The post 5 Audience Engagement Hacks for Live Video Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Five Situations Where Marketers Should NOT Use Automation

Webbiquity

Guest post by Godwin Adoga. Automation has been a big win for small and large businesses alike. Any one of us can think of many things we’d rather do instead of laboring over repetitive tasks that a computer could easily take care of.

Two-Thirds of B2B Marketers Say Lead Gen is High Priority for 2018

KoMarketing Associates

While email and social media marketing still yield big ROI for B2B marketers, increasing leads and lead gen tactics remain focal points, according to new research. The “2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report” from the SageFrog Marketing Group discovered that the majority of B2B marketers (67 percent) have made generating leads for their sales teams a “high priority” for the coming year. Converting leads into customers (47 percent) is also a “high priority” for 2018.

eBook: The 9 Ingredients Your Need to Create Better Content

Our content chefs have assembled this recipe book of best practices to help you produce content that stands apart and meets your business objectives. Download and learn the 9 key ingredients of effective content, how they add to your process and how technology helps create content that audiences love to gobble up!

Dear marketers: An open letter about the other side

Modern Marketing

Marketers, suppose for a moment that you’re not who you are. Suppose instead that you’re a Customer Success Manager (CSM). Suppose you have to think of the customer differently, from a different perspective than the one you normally have.

3 Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Account-Based Marketing (ABM)

Modern B2B Marketing

It’s easy to see why the technology-fueled resurgence of account-based marketing (ABM) is taking hold. B2B marketers are: Driving bigger deals, higher close rates, and more revenue. Winning strategic accounts in specific industries or regions, or with other significance.

5 Reasons to Re-share Your Content on Social Media

Act-On

Want better ROI from your content marketing? Here's a super simple way how: Just re-share your content on social media ― up to a year after publication. Content Marketing Social Media Marketing content marketing social marketing social media social media marketing

Major CMO Priority Shift for 2017 Is Audience Centricity

Marketing Insider Group

CMOs have a lot to wrangle within the next two years. Facilitating transformation initiatives – which entails guiding and empowering teams. And, continuing to push for a better alignment of marketing with overall business strategy. Within this matrix of monumental tasks, exists one central, gleaming thread that global CMOs will need to follow if they […]. The post Major CMO Priority Shift for 2017 Is Audience Centricity appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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