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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The Insights You Should Be Following in the 2017 B2B Market

Navigate the Channel

You do not have to wait on the new year to give an assessment of your marketing and business strategies. Technology and business trends are moving faster than ever, so whenever you have a chance to stop and revise, you should do so.

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.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2018

Act-On

Planning your marketing for 2018? Add something from each one of these eight B2B marketing trends if you want to keep up with (or ace) your competitors.

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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.

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Key Takeaways From our Influencer Marketing Huddle Workshop

Onalytica B2B

Yesterday, we co-hosted our second Influencer Marketing Huddle workshop with OST Marketing here in London.

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.

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

The New Market for B2B Social Influencers

Navigate the Channel

Influencer marketing has long been a staple in the B2C marketplace. However, many experts believe that it will soon rise in the B2B marketplace as well.

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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.

10 of the Best Ads from November: Elves, Llamas, and a Business Cat

Hubspot

If you think November is too early to be dreaming of sugarplum fairies and hanging the stockings with care, then consider this your official warning: this post is heavy on the holiday cheer. To everyone else, hello.

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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.

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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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.

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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Pipeline Marketing Helps CMOs Thrive in a Post Lead-Generation World

Modern Marketing

Is your sales team suffering from “rejection fatigue”?

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.

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

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.

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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Five Customer Experience Challenges That Must Be Overcome

Type A Communications

November 28, 2017 by Carlos Hidalgo Customer experience continues to take center stage with high-performing B2B organizations. According to a Forbes Insights, EY Study on Customer Experience, 69% of CMO’s state. read more.

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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How Behavioral Triggers Are The Low Hanging Fruit of Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

As a journey-man of marketing automation and email marketing, it still amazes me when I read surveys such as the 2017 Oracle & Econsultancy State of Marketing Automation in ANZ.

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.

How Experimentation Keeps Brands Competitive – Even Against Players Like Google

ScribbleLive

The launch of Google’s job search functionality , which followed its foray into travel , might leave businesses in other verticals worried their industries are next – and how they could ever compete with the search giant.

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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.

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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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.

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

Helping CMOs Look At The Digital Space From A Human Perspective

Modern Marketing

If continually bombarded with data and technology, it can at first feel overwhelming. Despite initially creating confusion soon after its introduction, we then realize the benefits of a new technology. From there, it leads to a new norm, helping us understand our own intentions and behaviors.

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Do Customers Actually Find Your Support Videos Useful?

Vidyard

Congratulations if you’re among the thousands of businesses that have created a library of customer support videos ! Just don’t celebrate too hard—creating them is only the beginning. Like any product, your videos are targeted to solve a specific customer problem.

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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9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.