November, 2017

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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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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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.

Chalk Talks: Using Video to Accelerate and Close More Sales Deals

Vidyard

If you’re like many sales reps, you can’t be in front of your base as often as you would like to be. So how do you cut through the noise and keep prospects and customers engaged at each stage of the sales cycle?

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

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12 Habits of Wildly Successful B2B Content Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

Wouldn’t it be helpful if you knew what habits the best content marketers have in common? If you knew what tricks and practices were working for them, imagine how much you could improve your own content marketing strategy. A new report released by the Content Marketing Institute has put together the goals, priorities and the […]. The post 12 Habits of Wildly Successful B2B Content Marketers appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content

The Point

Earlier this month I co-hosted a Webinar with Greg Kelly of Vidyard and Jason Oakley of Uberflip on “ Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content.”

How to Better Utilize Data and Analytics

Measure Up Marketing

Yet another study, this one by PAN Communications, continues to lament the challenge Marketing organizations face for measuring success. This particular study found that “76% of marketers are lacking the confidence to measure the success of their content programs.”

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.

Why your content marketing strategy is failing — and how you can up the ante with a dose of differentiation

Tomorrow People

If differentiation and bravery in a content marketing strategy is crucial why are 42% of marketers not brave enough to really stand out and what’s holding them back? “To To make headway in a flatlining economy, businesses need to reconsider how they are perceived in their markets.”. In our hyper-competitive world, standing out from the crowd has never been more important.

ABC: How Storytelling Can Impact Lives

ScribbleLive

When Hurricane Harvey first hit Texas late on August 25, it brought powerful winds, record rainfall and devastating flooding. Many communities were underwater.

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 Get More Targeted Leads (a B2B Playbook)

SnapApp

Brands are often pushing to reach multiple goals at any given time. From improving customer loyalty to lead nurturing, brand awareness, and engagement. The marketing, sales, and service teams have a lot on their plate. . However, no goal is more important for B2B companies than lead generation. .

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

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.

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?

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.

5 Marketing Trends That Should Influence Your 2018 Budget

Content Standard

Between wrapping up end-of-year campaigns and aiming to finish 2017 on a high note, it’s tempting to live in the moment and procrastinate on your 2018 strategy development.

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

Top 3 LinkedIn profile mistakes that professionals make

Biznology

When LinkedIn launched in 2002, it was met with a fair amount of scorn, derision, and outright mockery. To more than a few pundits and prognosticators, a “social network for professionals” sounded as viable as a sack of magic beans (and we all know how that story turned out).

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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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.

This Year, Tackle These 3 Demand Generation Priorities First

The Point

After more than two decades in the agency business, I’ve seen dozens of clients and hundreds of campaigns succeed and fail.

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.

War and peace — managing the agency-client content marketing relationship

Tomorrow People

Stop flirting with your content marketing agency — have a loving relationship with them and get the most out of your marketing investment. We all think about success metrics. Almost every day. We think about how can we make our clients successful. How can we deliver a successful. content marketing strategy. How we can get better each time. How we can have a. successful working relationship with our customers and partners. Most companies want to find “the one”.

Christmas Creep Comes Earlier Every Year, and for No Good Reason

Content Standard

How do you sell when your buyers can’t buy? Mounting dysfunction in the B2B buying process

Biznology

Everyone is aware that B2B buying is complex. It involves multiple parties over long decision-making cycles. In a large enterprise, this can take months, if not years, and involve dozens of individuals in the buying circle. But new research from CEB , now Gartner , suggests that things are even worse these days: it’s buying gridlock. I interviewed Brent Adamson , Sales Principal Executive Advisor on Sales, Marketing, & Communications, and got the skinny.

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Ready for Black Friday 2017? Here’s a 13-Step Checklist

ScribbleLive

As trick-or-treaters head home with their candy, eyes inevitably turn to the remaining 2017 holidays. And that, of course, includes the retail extravaganza that is Black Friday.

7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

12 of the Sassiest Brands on Social Media

Hubspot

Brands use social media for a lot of things: to distribute content, to share news, to provide customer service. And sometimes, brands use social media for jokes, burns, and unmitigated sass.

Welcome to the Age of Intelligence (and What it Means for Video)

Vidyard

Dreamforce 2017: Through the Video Lens. Last week, the spectacle that is Dreamforce engulfed the city of San Francisco bringing together tens of thousands of business professionals, app developers and members of the tech community.

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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.

How to Make Your Content Marketing More Trustworthy in a Post-Truth World

Content Standard

Fake news. Clickbait. Sensationalism and misinformation. Americans are experiencing a plague of untrustworthy content, and content marketing isn’t immune to the disease. These days, people are confused, skeptical, frustrated, and wary about the content they consume online and via social media.

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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.