January, 2018

5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to know what will shape marketing in 2018, just look where marketing technology is heading. Today, technology is much more than a dynamic arm of marketing – a sea of thousands of tools and resources for marketers to pick and choose from and add to their bag of tricks. Martech, the merging […]. The post 5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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The backfire effect is elusive

KoMarketing Associates

The backfire effect is when correcting misinformation hardens, rather than corrects, someone’s mistaken belief.

Proving ROI of Industrial Content Marketing is Still a Big Challenge

Industrial Marketing Today

Congratulations if your 2018 industrial content marketing budget increased or at least didn’t get cut. You are in good company. 38% of respondents from the 2018 Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends—North America survey expect their manufacturing content marketing spending to increase this year and another 46% expect it to remain the same as last year.

How to Succeed in Public Relations & Spark Change for 2018

B2B PR Sense

Successful PR does not happen by chance. Many variables, including what tactics you use, play a part in your public relations story. If you would like to learn how to succeed in public relations in the coming year, this post will give you some powerful ways to boost your PR strategy.

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Intentional inventing: own the intellectual property that leads the future

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. Innovations rule today’s world, so everyone wants to innovate. Innovations are filed for patenting and claimed as property before they are launched. If someone else had your idea first and patented it, you might not be able to use it. But when you create something special, the first intellectual property (IP) step is simple: Describe your idea to a patent researcher and ask the FTO question: “do I have freedom to operate ? ”. If no one has a patent, you win.

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3 Things About Machine Learning Every Marketer Needs to Know

Act-On

Not sure you understand what machine learning is? It can sound a little scary and confusing, but it's not. It's just using data to answer questions. Adaptive Marketing AI B2B Marketing Marketing Life Personalization

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5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Persona’s Aren’t Good Enough

B2B Lead Generation

How often do you spend weeks or even months putting blood, sweat, and tears into a new marketing campaign, only to have it fall flat? You swear you did everything right, but when it comes time for the results to pour in, they never show. It’s a marketer’s worst nightmare. The likely culprit? Bad buyer personas. Think about it, your buyer personas are the building blocks of your marketing campaigns. If they’re not good enough, every part of your marketing strategy will suffer.

How to Create the Best Content For Your Marketing Automation System

KoMarketing Associates

Most content marketers have two core beliefs about content: That “good” content (high-quality content) will outperform “bad” content every time, i.e. that good content gets more results. That good content takes more time to create than bad content. For instance, an epic blog post that takes 20 hours to create will get more business results than a blog post that takes just one hour to dash off. A 20-hour post will always outperform a one-hour post. Right? Except it just ain’t so.

PR Campaign Tips: 10 Harmful Myths You Need to Avoid

B2B PR Sense

A solid PR campaign has the power to bolster your brand. Among its benefits, PR can build relationships with the public, boost brand awareness, increase your credibility, and create loyal customers. If PR can do so much for a brand, why don’t more brands use public relations to begin with?

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I Need Hot Leads, and I Need Them Now

The Point

When you work primarily with high-tech clients , you learn to cope with a great deal of short-term thinking. Tech companies have short-term horizons for a number of reasons: * Many are private and depend on short term results to prove viability and therefore ensure their ongoing funding.

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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!

Three Web Analytics Tools Worth a Close Look

Webbiquity

Google Analytics (GA) is the baseline in website traffic monitoring tools. It’s estimated that nearly 70% of the top 10,000 sites on the web use it, as do 55% of the top one million sites. But while GA is wildly popular (and free), it definitely has its limitations.

How To Measure The ROI Of Print Marketing

bizible

Account Based Marketing (ABM) is a strategy quickly gaining traction among B2B marketers. By bringing sales and marketing together and developing unique strategies for specific key accounts, firms can be more focused, personal and creative in their communications with prospects.

5 Customer Success Secrets to Increase Renewal Rates

Act-On

SaaS companies can increase renewal rates and see predictable growth with a detailed customer success journey map and a game plan for proactive engagement. Customer Marketing

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10 Infographics to Inform Your 2018 B2B Content Marketing Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

It can be argued that content marketing is the most important digital marketing strategy available today. Without new and fresh content, it’s almost impossible to achieve the results you’re striving for. Recent data from the Content Marketing Institute backs up this claim, as 91 percent of respondents to the “2018 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends” report say they use content marketing.

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.

The Top 25 B2B Marketing Experts You Need to Follow Here.

B2B PR Sense

B2B marketing is constantly evolving, with new innovations and strategies that used correctly can stake your success. But how do you stay on the leading edge of these innovations and ensure that your business thrives? Social media just might hold the key. Along the social corridors of Twitter and LinkedIn you will find many experts -- including many of the top B2B marketers in the field. These individuals are not just far-off celebrities.

The Light Bulbs Have Ears: Why Listening Is Voice-Activated Devices' Most Important Skill

Customer Experience Matrix

If one picture’s worth a thousand words, why is everyone rushing to replace graphical interfaces with voice-activated systems? The question has an answer, which we’ll get to below. But even though the phrasing is a bit silly, it truly is worth asking.

Three Ways Users Can Help Keep Twitter Vibrant

Webbiquity

Is Twitter dying? That seems to be a common question right now, according to Google. “Dying” may be too strong a word, but the microblogging social network is clearly struggling.

10 Ways to Grow Your Email List Like a Boss

Modern Marketing

Email marketing has long stood in the shadow of its younger, glitzier cousin, social media marketing, as a tool for turning customers into a devoted community of fans.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Apartment Therapy's House Tour & House Call Submission Form

Act-On

Would you like your home to be featured as an Apartment Therapy House Tour or House Call ? Fill out this short submission form to share your style with the world (and Apartment Therapy readers!): READ MORE ».

Should Your B2B Company Be On Instagram?

KoMarketing Associates

When most B2B marketers think of Instagram, they may think of teenagers or millennials who are using it to post photos about their lives and what they are into. But using Instagram in B2B marketing actually isn’t a bad idea: a 2017 Marketing Profs infographic reports that Instagram is the fastest growing platform for B2B marketers and it actually has the highest engagement rate amongst all social media platforms.

How to Unite B2B PR and Content Marketing for Powerful Results

B2B PR Sense

There’s an interesting proverb that I stumbled on recently: “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” When you boil it down, there's a lot to be said for teamwork. But what about two seemingly different teams, such as B2B PR and content marketing ?

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The No-Fail Formula for Creating Killer Webinar Content

Content Marketing Institute

Webinars are an important yet underrated content marketing tactic. They provide you the opportunity to create a more interactive content format for your audience. They also are one of the top five types of content that can naturally attract links to your site.

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

Getting B2B Trade Show Attendees to Buy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Tifany Scifo. Trade shows are a great place to generate new B2B leads and reinforce existing relationships—and the bigger the show, the greater the opportunity. However, even though the convention center is rife with opportunity, it’s equally overflowing with your direct competitors.

Five B2B marketing predictions that will come true in 2018

The B2B Research Blog

Everyone’s a futurologist at this time of year and most of them spout complete bollocks. From their high horses they tell you where you need to be focusing your energy and budgets in 2018 lest you’re left behind. The source of their wisdom? Usually a combination of their own narrow experience, what they’ve been reading recently and a Google search on what others are predicting (safety in numbers you see). Here’s a thought.

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Align Your Content Marketing with the Buyer’s Journey

Act-On

Want to align your content marketing with the buyer’s journey and see killer results? Check out these tips to build a laser-focused content plan. Content Marketing Digital Marketing Inbound Marketing Marketing Strategy

12 Statistics to Guide Your B2B Marketing Investment in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

The new year is a fresh start: new budget, new ideas, new ambitions, and new resolutions. As 2018 unfolds, B2B marketing teams will be challenged to evolve, to measure, to execute, and meet (or exceed) the expectations of both their customers and their supervisors. While most B2B marketers have an idea of their budget spend for the year by this point, at least from a high level, there should be room for tactical and strategic shifts as the year progresses and numbers roll in.

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.

Why Next Year’s Marketing Success Will Always Follow Last Year’s Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

The measurement of customer sentiment has evolved over time. We are constantly searching for more accurate methods of understanding what customers will do in the coming days, months and years.

Voula Vasilopoulos on New Experiences

ScribbleLive

Culture is what makes an organization unique – the character, personality, sum of its values, and traditions. In our Culture Corner series, we’ll be raising the curtain on the company culture here at ScribbleLive and sharing our journey.

List Builder Bake-Off: MailChimp vs. Sumo

Webbiquity

For bloggers, building an email subscriber list is vital for staying in front of your readers on a regular basis. There are several popular list-builder options among the best email marketing tools and best WordPress plugins , including Sumo , OptinMonster , Thrive Leads , and Hustle.

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What does your site search mean for your reputation?

Biznology

Some of you might believe that site search is important to raise your conversion rates and what to make search work. Others might be more resigned to the fact that site search is hard and that you don’t really know what to do to make it better.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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