November, 2016

3 Tips for Better Aligning B2B Content Marketing & SEO in 2017

KoMarketing Associates

As every search marketer knows, content is critical in driving SEO efforts. Whether you’re looking to improve traffic, drive conversions, or acquire links, you need quality content in place to help get you there. As noted by Neil Patel , content marketing and SEO are like peanut butter and jelly.

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How Prospecting is Like Online Dating: 5 Mistakes Online Daters Can Teach Salespeople

DiscoverOrg

Love it or hate it, the fact is that research shows a massive 15% of American adults have tried their hand at online dating. But that doesn’t mean everyone in that group is doing it well. Some of the mistakes they make are cringe-worthy if not downright horror stories.

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5 Important B2B Content Strategy Lessons That Will Shape How You Use Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Every company needs a solid B2B content strategy, including for social media. Why do we say that? Think of the millions of posts that are written and published every day around the world.

10 Social Media Tools That Will Wow Your Followers and Make Them Click

Marketing Insider Group

Are you looking for some tools that can take your social media engagement and conversions to the next level? Look no further. Here are our top 10 recommendations for social media tools that will wow your followers and get them to click on your opt-ins.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Dear CEO: The Era of Accountability Starts in 2017

ViewPoint

(Photo Courtesy of Kenny Madden). This cartoon was sent to me in response to a blog I wrote a couple of weeks ago. I just love the simplicity of it; not to mention that it absolutely captures what is wrong with marketing in many if not most companies today.

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How to Time B2B Email Marketing Campaigns for Success [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

Email marketing professionals know how important timing can be in terms of campaign success. That being said, a report from Yesmail revealed that in the second quarter of 2016, Thursday was the best day for sending email marketing campaigns.

Maslow’s Hierarchy for SDR Teams

DiscoverOrg

In the last year, DiscoverOrg scaled our SDR team from 5 reps to over 20. As a result, I’ve spent most of the last year thinking about how to accomplish that (and do it well), how to keep those reps fed with leads, how to keep them motivated, and how to optimize their process and results.

7 Startup PR Strategies That Will Bring You to the Top

B2B PR Sense

Startup PR can be a rough sea to navigate in the beginning. Once you get that press interview, you’re on your way. Yet, many startups flounder a little when it comes to press interviews. Let’s face it -- journalist interviews present a new challenge to any startup.

5 Steps To Getting Started With Content Marketing For Your Small Business Or Startup

Marketing Insider Group

Brand awareness is essential for the success of small businesses and startups. But with so many other brands competing for your target audience’s attention, what can you do to stand out in your market?

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Improve Your SEO with Influencer Marketing

Onalytica B2B

Going into 2017, improving your SEO should remain hot on your agenda, as without giving it consideration, finding your website may well be like trying to find a needle in a metaphorical, saturated market haystack.

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7 Common Myths About Big Data

Webbiquity

Guest post by Michael Ryan. There is much feverish online discussion about “big data,” particularly in relation to whether smaller firms that aren’t already accustomed to the use of advanced analytics should embrace it for their operations.

How Westworld and Google Algorithm Updates Are Alike

KoMarketing Associates

I don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but HBO’s Westworld is this season’s must-see show. From sci-fi action to a shirtless James Marsden, I highly recommend it.

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Industrial Email Marketing for Targeting Engineers in Long and Complex Sales Cycles

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing doesn’t get as much respect as it deserves. I’ve read articles where people have claimed that email marketing is dead thanks to social media. That is simply not true when it comes to industrial marketing.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

How to Create Calls-to-Action that Convert

B2B PR Sense

To click or not to click? Ultimately, that IS the question B2B content marketers need to answer through their Call-to-Action designs. But sometimes, this is much easier said than done. Sure, you can whip up a CTA in a few seconds with a little text and a brightly colored button shape.

10 Tips to Align Your Sales and Marketing Teams

Marketing Insider Group

Sales and marketing alignment is key to driving success regardless of your industry. It’s also an issue that many companies find to be a struggle. The disconnect stems from these teams’ seemingly disparate goals.

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8 Tips for B2B Christmas Marketing

Onalytica B2B

I know what you’re probably thinking: “Christmas? It’s not even December yet!”- but what use would these tips be if I were to share them on Christmas eve?

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Marketing Data: What It Is And How It Affects Marketing Performance

bizible

Marketing data appears to be an obvious concept. But you’d be surprised that most marketers see their marketing data as merely acceptable when it comes to helping them understand the customer and understand marketing performance.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

10 New Training Ideas for Your SEO Team

KoMarketing Associates

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, which means you are without a doubt being bombarded with “Thankful” posts. And that’s ok. We should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for. I personally am thankful for so many things that I could write a novel.

Blast Off of the Sales Tech Stack: An Interview with Holger Schulze

DiscoverOrg

Holger Schulze is an experienced B2B tech marketer and advisor for SaaS, marketing / sales automation and cybersecurity vendors.

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Want the Best Pitch? The No-Fail Checklist For Improved B2B Public Relations

B2B PR Sense

In the B2B public relations sphere, it’s hard work to find a journalist to open your email, let alone cover your story. Why's that? With layoffs continuing to dwindle their numbers down, journalists are racing to keep up with the busy pace of modern media. What does this mean for you?

The Right Way To Produce Content for the Holidays

Marketing Insider Group

It’s here. The holiday season. Everybody’s minds turn to gift giving and preparing for family and friend to visit. It can be hard to plan content for this time of year because people’s buying habits change so much.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

10 Reasons Why We do Influencer Marketing

Onalytica B2B

Influencer Marketing- something you’ve probably heard a lot about recently.

What Do High Performing B2B Marketers Do Differently? [State of Pipeline Marketing Data]

bizible

What’s the difference between highly effective marketers and those who are struggling to increase their impact? Since we came into a treasure trove of data -- The State of Pipeline Marketing Report 2016 -- we’re able to dig into this question.

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Differentiate Their Brand in Google Search Results

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this month, my colleague Kristen Vaughn wrote about ways B2B marketers can implement top-of-funnel SEO strategies to reach new audiences.

Putting the Human Back in Sales Conversations

DiscoverOrg

This is second installment detailing DiscoverOrg’s TiLT Sales Development Challenge and it’s 10 core learning modules. Read the first one here. Are you leaving money on the table by not empowering your sales development teams with the ability to connect with prospects?

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!