January, 2017

Rethinking Buyer Personas In An Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

by Louis Prado. In the past five years, we have seen exponential disruption each year in multiple markets. Digital technologies and resulting transformation turning markets literally inside out.

3 Reasons Video is a Phenomenal Sales Tool [Infographic]

Vidyard

It was only yesterday that we shared 11 of our favorite free sales tools so it seems timely that today we’re diving into one of the tools with the greatest potential for you to stand out and drive results with your sales outreach. Video!

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The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools

Webbiquity

Given the importance of search engine optimization—organic search remains the top source of traffic for most B2B websites—t’s vital to use the right tools to help with various aspects of optimization, for any size website.

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5 Bold Ideas for Content Strategists in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

You’re a high-level thinker. A problem solver. And a communicator worth an audience’s attention. So, you understand why bold ideas matter in content strategy. Without the vision to think bigger and better, companies usually get lost in content shock.

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 to Create Powerful Customer Testimonials Using Video

Vidyard

Smart companies create customer testimonials. So their potential customers can hear from (and relate to) people just like them. They learn why they should buy a product and how it could be beneficial to solving their problems.

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The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites

Webbiquity

SEO has a lot of moving parts.

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The Best Content Marketing Examples

Marketing Insider Group

Last year we published 99 Amazing Content Marketing Examples. There were actually 106 examples there but “99+” felt better. This year, the list has almost doubled. So I’m giving up on counting them (You can count them below.)

New Approaches To Understand Customers Needed In A Digital Transformation World

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Nikita Kozin. In numerous surveys of CEOs in the past few years, predictably, you will find growth strategies as one of the top priorities going into any new year.

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.

2 Out of Every 3 Digital Media Minutes Now Spent on Mobile

Modern Marketing

Right off the bat the fact that 2 out of every 3 digital media minutes is spent on mobile should surprise absolutely no one, least of any marketer reading this.

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Five steps to high-performing B2B promotional campaigns

Tomorrow People

Find out how to plan, manage and optimise B2B marketing campaigns for success with our new content series: The CMO's definitive guide to high-performing promotional campaigns. CMO's definitive guide b2b promotional campaigns

Introducing ViewedIt: Supercharge email conversions with the power of personal video

Vidyard

Click. Trash. Click. Trash. If you have an email account, you know this routine too well. The average business user receives nearly 100 emails per day , and most of that is generated automatically. No wonder click-through rates are now as low as 1-3 percent.

What is a Q&A Case Study? And Why is it Great for B2B Marketing?

Webbiquity

Guest post by Zachary Moore. Today, 88% of consumers look at reviews before making an online purchase. This trend makes case studies more important than ever. A case study is more than a review or a testimonial. A good case study paints a picture, tells a story.

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.

9 Digital Marketing Lies You Should Stop Believing

Marketing Insider Group

We all lie to ourselves in one way or another. And this is equally true in Digital Marketing. Fortunately, we are facing the truth that consumers don’t want our banners or need our ads. We know those aren’t helping anyone. We are also facing the truth that marketing has value.

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The 4 Stages of B2B Marketing Performance Management Maturity

bizible

Systematic improvements are the best way for a marketing organization to make consistent gains in performance. To have an impact over the long-run, changes should be made at the fundamental level to how the budget gets allocated, how content is created, how performance is measured, etc.

How Data Will Change Marketing in 2017

Modern Marketing

Data has been driving many aspects of business success for the last few years, especially as the amount of information available to us through analytics tools has increased significantly almost to the point of not knowing what to do with all the insights.

Empathetic Marketing: How To Connect With Your Customers

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you made empathetic marketing part of your strategy in 2017? If not, you should. I interviewed Michael Brenner ( @BrennerMichael ) the CEO of MarketingInsiderGroup.com.

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.

6 Awesome Sales Call Conversation Starters

Vidyard

One of my favorite things about my team is that we are constantly focused on helping each other do better. After one of us finishes a call that doesn’t progress, someone may say something along the lines of, “Ah man, so close, I could have taken that somewhere!”

How Content & SEO Marketers Can Help Each Other Be Successful

ScribbleLive

Breaking down the silos that separate content marketers from other functions within an organization has been an ongoing theme on our blog recently. We’ve discussed content’s relationship with product marketing , demand generation , as well as sales and customer success. Next up? The dynamic between content marketing and SEO is interesting.

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Three Reasons Why Your B2B Thought Leadership Fails

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing should be one of the most effective means for advisers to reach their target audience. But marketing directors are clearly not exploiting this opportunity to its full potential. Our Value of B2B Thought Leadership Survey reveals why.

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7 Myths about Account-Based Marketing for the Unconvinced

bizible

While account-based marketing has generated a lot of buzz recently, it’s also surrounded by a fair amount of skepticism. Doubters wonder whether the strategy is actually as new, as effective, and as ‘easy’ as proponents tout it to be.

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.

The Customer Experience Story: Seamless and Not So Seamless

Modern Marketing

There is a real surge of interest and attention being paid by marketers to customer experience, and with good reason. In a highly crowded and fragmented marketplace, prospects need to be wooed and won over by brands.

12 Lessons I’ve Learned From Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

Type A Communications

January 10, 2017 by Tom Pick In Taekwondo, students are taught they must perform each kick at least 1,000 times before they can safely say they have learned the kick. read more. Marketing Andrew M.

A Story of How Baseball and Video Helped Create a Winning Sales Development Team

Vidyard

What makes a good salesperson? No, forget that. What makes a great salesperson? Sure, you can just look at the numbers, at the quotas and accounts and commissions and deals closed…but for Adam Brophy, Manager of the Business Development team at Uberflip, the art of sales is so much more.

5 Most Common Reasons why Influencer Marketing Fails

Onalytica B2B

Let’s get straight to the point; brands recognize the huge opportunity within Influencer Marketing but not many brands feel that they are being successful at it.

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.

#FlipMyFunnel Launches Account Based Marketing University

Customer Experience Matrix

Not the ABMU mascot It sometimes seems that Account Based Marketing is really Marketing Automation 2.0, in that many people leading the charge to ABM were also involved in launching B2B marketing automation ten years or so ago. How none of us has aged a day is a mystery we shan't discuss.

Which Content Marketing Metrics Matter?

Marketing Insider Group

‘We uncovered a bug in page insights. The bug has been live since May.’ ’ The update on metrics by Facebook showed erroneous measurements of how people interacted with content on the platform.

2017: The Year of the Data Driven CMO

Modern Marketing

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and I wish nothing but the best for everyone in 2017 and beyond.

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The Secret Phrase that Jump Starts Creativity

Type A Communications

January 12, 2017 by Carla Johnson Great ideas seem to be a chicken-or-the-egg conundrum. Are companies fertile with fabulous ideas because they woo creative people? Or is it the creative. read more. Creativity & Innovation Carla Johnson Creativity Dr. Min Basadur Innovation Type A Communication

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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