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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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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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.

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.

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Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

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.

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5 Expert Tips to Refine Your Content Marketing Strategy for 2018

Marketing Insider Group

Interactive video. Unforgettable live events. Micro-influencers who can pack a trust-building punch. Are you wondering how you are going to weave all the essential elements of a stellar content marketing strategy for 2018 together to blow your metric marketing goals out of the water and make your customers forget your competition even exists? With more […]. The post 5 Expert Tips to Refine Your Content Marketing Strategy for 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketin

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. Many are competing in early stage markets and need to get in front of their competitors quickly before consolidation and attrition take their toll.

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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. We might compare public relations with shooting an arrow. There are many things to take into account -- distance from the target, wind speed, wind direction, and outside influences.

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. Print materials are important ingredients for every type of direct mail campaign.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Marketing and Sales Content – Differences That Matter

Avitage

What IS the difference between marketing and sales content? This is a good question to ask across your organization. The answers will reveal people’s thinking and understanding about “content” in general. Notice how clear, specific, consistent and actionable the responses are. Or not. Why does this matter? Effective sales content is a strategic imperative when selling in a digital age of hyper-connected, hard to engage, low attention span buyers.

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

Oracle

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. For a long time we tracked mainly customer satisfaction (CSAT) scores, thinking that a happy customer is a long-term customer. After finding that satisfaction didn’t correlate as closely as we would like with future buying intentions, we started measuring customer loyalty.

The Best Marketing Conferences of 2018

Marketing Insider Group

Network, learn, discover. The best marketing events are where we grow in our field and get our dose of marketing inspiration. There were dozens of fantastic marketing conferences last year. Whether you attended some and are planning your event schedule for 2018 or you are excited about trying your first one, make sure you put one […]. The post The Best Marketing Conferences of 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

3 Tips For Building A More Robust Customer Reference Program

Influitive

In the past 15 years, customer reference usage in marketing and sales has evolved from simply inserting testimonials in ads to a dedicated discipline that drives revenue. Now, many more savvy marketers are looking at the bigger picture: they’re turning to customer advocacy as their “secret sauce” for making a bigger impact on their company’s.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Stripped bare: The content marketing secrets to know — before you sign up an agency

Tomorrow People

Stop flirting with your content marketing agency — build a loving relationship with them and get the most out of your marketing investment in our new 10-part blog series. In our new 10-part series, we’re going to pull back the curtains on the client-agency relationship, showing you how to get the most out of your content marketing agency spend. Ready to get going? Let’s start with secret number 1: How to manage the content marketing agency relationship. We all think about success.

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The Budgeting and Planning Maturity Model For B2B Marketers Explained

bizible

At large organizations there are numerous responsibilities, ownership areas, and processes in place that make it difficult to identify opportunities to improve operations. It’s also difficult to prioritize which areas to improve or optimize first. This is especially true when it comes to marketing planning and budgeting processes. In this blog post we review a SiriusDecisions maturity model for planning and budgeting.

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Online communities are the best thing about the internet

Biznology

Recently, all I hear when it comes to virtual online communities on the radio, the internet, or TV is how passionate, intimate, and persistent online communities are either: 1) bubbles within which all the denizens are echo chamber zombies or 2) they’re traps for naïfs and nerds who are one kind word away from being radicalized into violent extremism.

Stuck on Autopilot? Ask These 9 Questions to Shift Gears

Oracle

Some of my favorite childhood memories are centered around drives with my father. What always surprised me was that sometimes those drives would last for hours and other days they would be relatively short, even if the destination was the same. It took me a decade to realize that the days the journey was shorter, my father knew where he was going. For many of us, driving becomes second nature, we switch on autopilot in our minds and zone out until we reach our destination.

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

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.

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.

Influencer Marketing: The Power of the “Micro-Moment”

Onalytica B2B

A micro-moment (a term first introduced by Google in 2015) is the eureka moment in marketing and advertising in which the penny drops for the consumer; the moment they choose to enter the buying journey. The nature of this micro-moment depends entirely on what you’re offering as a brand and in turn the type of customer that you’re targeting. However, generally speaking, micro-moments are evolving, as your average consumers’ buying habits are changing.

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Voula Vasilopoulos on New Experiences

RockContent

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. This is where you’ll also get insight into what to expect from the day-to-day Scribbler life and advice on how to be successful during the recruitment process.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Things I do to optimize for Google search engine discoverability

Biznology

I am sure most of these show me as superstitious, but I always makes sure I do these few things before hitting the Publish button in Biznology ‘s WordPress compose window. I do them anyway because I assume that while it may not help, it can’t hurt. In my magic realism world, Google spiders, bots, and algos appreciate every little bit of extra data, description, and definition they can.

How To Use CRM Data Mining For Smarter Content Marketing

Oracle

Content marketing isn't easy to do. There's no doubt that it's effective, but it's very hard to do it well. It's a little like publishing a book blindly. You have no clue if anyone will be interested enough to read it - and want another. Despite this, content marketing is still an important part of any marketing plan - so how can we overcome this problem? One strategy is to write your content so that it is targeted to a specific type of individual.

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The Future Marketing Trends That Rocked 2017

Marketing Insider Group

At the end of 2017, we were not merely discussing what the future of marketing will be like. We were living it. No longer are artificial intelligence, VR, voice activation and other tech next-generation concepts reserved for big budget brands to play around with. Nor are marketers trapped by the traditional tame, safe, and well-defined […]. The post The Future Marketing Trends That Rocked 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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The 7 Building Blocks Of High Impact Advocate Marketing Campaigns

Influitive

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that the most successful advocate marketers have in common: instead of just posting a few ad hoc challenges per week in their programs, they use campaigns to drive long-term engagement and results. What do I mean by campaigns in the context of your AdvocateHub advocate.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.