November, 2016

115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Josh Wardini. It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? We’re going in-depth, behind the scenes, on a mission to bring you facts.

Which Comes First: Lead Nurturing or Inside Sales?

The Point

For a long time, “ lead nurturing ” was thought of as something you did with the leads that sales didn’t want. The theory was: leads come in, the sales team gets the hot ones, and the rest go to lead nurturing. Today, of course, a comprehensive lead nurturing strategy is much more than that.

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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.

7 Ways HR Can Use Video to Better Engage and Hire Top Talent

Vidyard

There’s a reason why we see video everywhere. Okay, many reasons. Marketers use it to attract buyers and salespeople use it to sell because audiences love it. It’s human, relatable, engaging, exciting, educating…so why shouldn’t other business teams use it, too? Like Human Resources.

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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.

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How 4 Brands Are Revolutionizing the Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

As consumers, we don’t actively think about the “customer experience” — we just know when a brand makes us feel good.

20 Twitter Tricks for B2Bers Who Want to Up Their Game

Act-On

Want proof of how fast social media evolves? Here: Twitter is old school. That’s not an entrenched belief, but I’m sure you’ve heard a rumor or two of how Twitter has been losing ground over the last year. I’m thinking of when Fizzle pondered if Twitter was still effective (they concluded it was ), or when The New Yorker wrote about “ The End of Twitter ” due to its management woes. Compared to rapid-growth social media networks like Snapchat, Twitter is in kinda shaky territory.

The Best of the Best: 2016 Video Marketing Awards

Vidyard

Marketing can be a bit of a thankless job. It’s not every day someone emails you to say ‘thank you’ for the campaign you’ve run, or the video you’ve made. Sometimes the only indication you have that things are going well is opens, clicks, and video views.

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Agile Marketing in B2B

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Agile marketing increasingly is being recognized as a powerful key to content effectiveness. Buyer interest and trends can change in the blink of an eye, in particular as social and other media drive the news.

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.

Why “White Hat SEO” is Just Another Name for “Beautiful Content Marketing”

Marketing Insider Group

Having been in the Internet marketing profession for eight years now (seven of which have been specific to SEO and search marketing,) I’ve worked for several companies that employed both “black hat SEO” and “white hat SEO” programs.

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The Problem Pursuing Perfection, Especially in Marketing

ANNUITAS

Perfect is the enemy of Good. The quest for excellence shouldn’t be confused with pursuing perfection, yet it’s a trap many marketers fall into. Many enterprise marketers get caught up in producing the “perfect” campaign or the “perfect” web site.

A Deeper Look Into B2B Demand Generation

Modern Marketing

We just completed our third annual B2B Enterprise Demand Generation Study , which evaluated the maturity of the demand generation function within enterprise organizations.

35 Marketing Automation Stats to Make You Look Smart

Act-On

What do marketers love even more than new tools? Even more than reports, or new technology? And … maybe even more than results? Stats. Statistics are the first thing we mention in our presentations and our articles. They’re what we cite to justify our budgets. You have only to look at most marketers’ social media feeds to see it. We marketers just love our statistics. Especially, it seems, our marketing automation statistics. So have at it. Indulge your addiction.

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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.

3 Insights to Help Build Your Unified Customer Database

Customer Experience Matrix

The Customer Data Platform Institute (which is run by Raab Associates) on Monday published results of a survey we conducted in cooperation with MarTech Advisor.

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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Is Your Organization Ready For Market Strategy In A Digital Economy?

Tony Zambito

Community Preparedness by Iconathon. The digitization of the global economy is resulting in a tidal wave of new business and operating models throughout the world. Sparking rapid forms of innovations and turning existing markets upside down with new market rules and design.

Meet the Vidyard Team, Video Style: Kim Koserski

Vidyard

Meet the Team is our monthly chance to introduce you to the fabulous, quirky, talented people who work at Vidyard, using our favorite medium — video! For this episode, we caught up with Kim Koserski, Demand Generation Manager here at Vidyard.

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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.

Think Beyond Mobile-First and Consider Mobile Experiences Like These Brands

Modern Marketing

A few years ago, mobile was viewed by digital marketers as a side channel; a sort of “diet-digital” that was marginalized because of smaller screen sizes and a less mature marketing ecosystem.

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13 Customer Loyalty Best Practices for B2B Companies

Act-On

Marketers are often laser-focused on one thing: Get new customers. It ends up being such a focus that any other part of the customer lifecycle gets second-shrift. This can cause a bit of tension, as most of us know keeping customers is nearly as important as getting them in the first place. And then there’s the quotes and statistics about the benefits of customer loyalty , aka customer retention.

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.

30+ Statistics Designed To Guide B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy in the New Year

KoMarketing Associates

It’s that time in the year again. As we head toward the end of 2016, marketing budgets and planning for the new year will begin to take focus. While we realize that successful B2B marketing programs leverage a combination of investments, social media needs to remain in a part of that mix.

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.

Why A Content Marketer Needs to Buddy Up with their Company’s Product Marketer(s)

ScribbleLive

A content marketer and a product marketer can do really great work together when they make a concerted effort to integrate their specialized talents. A well-executed joint product/content marketing plan can build more awareness and interest in a product than both counterparts could accomplish without the help of the other.

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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Solving the Multi-channel Conundrum: How to Leverage Your Marketing Data for Success

Modern Marketing

Who are you really marketing to? It may sound like a crazy question, but it’s increasingly difficult for marketers to answer these days. Prospects and customers can no longer be seen as having a single customer journey.

Want to Raise Prices? Focus on Storytelling

Type A Communications

November 17, 2016 by Carla Johnson Storytelling still gets a bad rap. Companies – especially B2B – see it as soft. Execs don’t see it as something to do if. read more. Storytelling Carla Johnson Digital Storytelling storytelling Type A Communications

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30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

Video Tech Company Leverages SEM to Drive Enterprise Leads

The Point

Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, JW Player pioneered video on the Web and today has customers in 193 countries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. The company’s flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites with more than 1.3

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5 Steps to Creating a Compelling Marketing Strategy

Tomorrow People

Highly significant within an organisation, a great CMO ultimately helps to drive the business forward. But how do the most successful CMOs deliver a compelling inbound content marketing strategy?

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Thoughts from Viewtopia 2016: Video Has Evolved

Vidyard

Last week, hundreds of marketers, sales leaders, and video producers came together in San Francisco to challenge the status quo of video for business. Long regarded as simply a top-of-funnel asset, Viewtopia presented the evolution of video within an organization.

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What If Brands Stopped Thinking “Content” & Started Thinking Something Else?

Marketing Insider Group

Ah, “content.” The Tupperware of the internet. Just saying “content” brings to mind a hollow shell, a container. And so us marketers plod along, obsessing over exactly that.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.