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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Google’s Biggest Search Algorithm Updates To Know For 2018 [Infographic]

Marketing Insider Group

It’s been happening since the past few years and 2017 was no exception. We are talking about the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Google algorithm updates. And make no mistake, these are the kind of updates that hit your site when you least expect them to do so. Only, when you aren’t paying enough attention. To begin with, the […]. The post Google’s Biggest Search Algorithm Updates To Know For 2018 [Infographic] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Search Marketing

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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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your Marketing Automation Is a Content Marketing ROI Machine

Marketing Insider Group

The right marketing automation technology can push the reach of your content marketing strategy, giving you more impact and providing insights to help you improve even further. The outcome? Content marketing that’s more efficient and more powerful, and which offers a better return on investment; always a welcome trio of advantages. Your marketing automation, when […]. The post Your Marketing Automation Is a Content Marketing ROI Machine appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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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 ».

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Manage Multiple Marketing Channels in Today’s Dynamic Landscape

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing managers have two ways to perceive the ever-increasing number of marketing channels available today. Chaos or opportunity. From video marketing and gamification to in-person events and blog content, not only are there more ways to reach customers, there are more channels that consumers are accustomed to and therefore are willing to engage with. More […]. The post How To Manage Multiple Marketing Channels in Today’s Dynamic Landscape appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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

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!

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.

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.

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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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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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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