September, 2016

Inbound Marketing or Outbound? Which is the Winner?

Act-On

The marketing industry has been buzzing about the rise of inbound marketing and the decline of outbound marketing over the last several years. With the rise of internet-empowered buyers, inbound marketing has helped vendors take control of the initial pieces of the buyer’s journey.

What Wikipedia Doesn’t Tell You About SEO Techniques

KoMarketing Associates

Have you ever found yourself sucked into a Wikipedia rabbit hole, going from one topic to another? If you haven’t, I suggest the buttered cat paradox. With its plethora of useful (and useless) information, Wikipedia has become a prime source to learn about new topics.

8 TED Talks All Salespeople Should Watch

DiscoverOrg

At DiscoverOrg, we’re a bunch of self-proclaimed gluttons for learning. That’s why a while back, we presented our top five books and blogs for inside sales folks. While we love a good page-turner, we know that salespeople are busy.

3 Ways to Create Customer-Driven Content

Marketing Insider Group

Traditional marketing does not have the same effect on consumers as it once did. Customers are now conditioned to avoid advertisements. Personalized content marketing is swiftly replacing generic ads. Content tailored to the customer’s needs offers brands a new opportunity.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? Do you know how each campaign performed when measured against those metrics, and how they contributed to the bottom line? If you’re like many marketers, those questions probably bring a quizzical look to your face.

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How to Breathe New Life Into Old Content

Act-On

How many pieces of content has your company published? I’m talking about every format – blog posts, social media posts, white papers, case studies, eBooks, interviews, podcasts, videos, infographics – the works. Is it 1,000 pieces of content? 3,000? It’s probably a pretty hefty pile of work.

5 Ways to Crank Up Your Internet Marketing Blog’s Potential

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to capturing your blog audience’s attention, the statistics are pretty abysmal. The average blog reader spends just 15 seconds on any given post, and – even more shocking – most readers spend 2.6 seconds skimming articles before they ever settle on one to read!

Get Ready for the TilLT Sales Development Challenge

DiscoverOrg

Sales development is now the need-to-know skill set for growth and enterprise companies. Teams focused in this area are tasked with the front-line communication required to open the eyes of prospects to the pain-point solving their product offers.

Top 8 Digital Marketing Myths

Marketing Insider Group

By Kristel Joy Nisda, Digital Marketing Philippines Myths, myths, myths everywhere. Sure enough, every industry shares their own legends that somehow people are still inclined to cling on. But in digital marketing?

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

How To Improve Your Email Subject Lines And Get Better Results

Webbiquity

Guest post by Christelle Macri. In email marketing, the subject line is of paramount importance. It is, after all, the primary element the recipient will refer to when deciding on whether or not to open the mail in the first place.

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7 Signs that You’re NOT a Thought Leader

Marketing Craftmanship

Thought Leadership is perhaps the most widely used and consistently abused strategy in professional services marketing. There’s diverse opinion regarding what it is, and fuzzy expectations with respect to its benefits.

Your Audience Called. They Say You’re Fired.

Act-On

“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” ” – Zig Ziglar. Sounds like a nice philosophy, right? But is it a business strategy? According to some, it’s not even a business strategy anymore. It’s a business requirement.

Appearing in the Google Answer Box: 5 Ways to Increase Your Odds

KoMarketing Associates

“Google it.” ” If your friends, families, or colleagues are anything like mine, there’s a good chance you hear this phrase on a daily or at the very least, weekly basis.

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7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

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

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

The Line Between Data-Driven Marketing and Creative Content Marketing

ScribbleLive

The term data-driven marketing is a popular buzzword used to reinforce how strategy and planning are critical to developing great content. David Welch, former VP of Marketing Insights & Operations, once summarized the future of marketing in six words.

7 Ways To Get More Clicks on Twitter

Marketing Insider Group

With 500 million tweets sent out every day by over 300 million users, it’s easy for the messages you create to slip through the cracks. And it can be frustrating, considering all the time we spend crafting social media strategies that determine our brand voice and interests.

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7 Reasons Why Your Business Blog Is Failing (And How To Fix Them)

Webbiquity

Guest post by Eric Brantner. Having an online presence is all but a necessity for businesses today. Some would even go as far as saying that if you’re not online with a regular stream of fresh content, you don’t exist. While this may seem a bit harsh, there is some validity to that statement.

Effective Industrial Content Marketing Requires Working Closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Industrial Marketing Today

If you are responsible for industrial content marketing at your company, you know it is a challenge and can be a daunting task to engage with engineers and technical buyers.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

4 Steps to Get Started with Marketing Automation

Act-On

Getting new software up and running can be intimidating. All of that upfront work is daunting, and it can be hard to know whether you’re doing it right. And, frankly, it can burn up a lot of your precious time. We understand your pain.

4 Ways to Find Marketing Qualified Leads on Twitter

KoMarketing Associates

This week, we’re happy to welcome a guest post from Socedo’s Teena Thach, social media and marketing specialist. You already know that social media platforms like Twitter have the potential to build your client base – and your bottom line.

How Empathy Will Grow Your Sales and Marketing Pipeline

B2B Lead Generation

Writers note – This as a primer for my session at Dreamforce 2016 next week. We have more marketing channels and more content than ever before, but it’s become harder to actually connect with customers.

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8 Tips To Up Your Content Marketing Game

Marketing Insider Group

One of the biggest mistakes many content marketers make that prevents them from maximizing their content marketing ROI is not creating a strategy. Publishing content without a strategy is like walking in a pitch dark room with your eyes blindfolded.

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A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

15 Questions to Ask When Hiring an SEO Professional (Seriously)

Webbiquity

Organic (non-paid) search is the largest single source of visits for most B2B websites. The majority of sites generate between 40% and two-thirds of their total traffic from search.

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The Real Truth About B2B Marketing And The Social Media Platforms You Need

ANNUITAS

I’ve read a few articles about social media and B2B Marketing lately that have blown my mind. You won’t believe number three…OK, there is no number three. And this is not a listicle. However, I read an article recently that got me thinking as it raised some interesting points about social and B2B.

5 Key Differences Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation

Act-On

Your business is getting traction. You’ve started to gather a critical mass of leads. Even better, you have a direct way to talk to them, via their inboxes, and they’ve opted in to your email list, so they do expect to hear from you.

8 Keyword Research Tools for Search Engine Marketing in China

KoMarketing Associates

When I am thinking of a keyword research project, I like to think of it like fishing. To prepare a full table of sashimi to treat your honorable guests, you have to catch the best fish – a rich variety that will suit many tastes.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).