January, 2017

4 Actionable Insights from Google Search Console Search Analytics Reports

KoMarketing Associates

SEO remains a critical channel for B2B marketers as they shift their focus on a new year’s worth of goals and objectives. As indicated in the recent “ 2016 State of Pipeline Marketing ” report from Bizible , Heinz Marketing , Radius , ReachForce , and Uberflip , SEO ranked 4th amongst tactics used to acquire new customers.

Search 235

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.) But if you are you looking for the best content marketing examples you’ve come to the right […]. The post The Best Content Marketing Examples appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

ABM Quickly Evolved from Latest Trend to What Felt Like Full Adoption

Oracle

Account-based marketing popped up in all corners of B2B marketing in 2016. Every martech vendor started offering it. Ever marketer implemented some form of it, or was planning to implement it. In the world of B2B marketing where a marketer's job is to get in front of and identify those prospects who are likely to become customers, it only makes sense to focus on companies that marketing and sales have determined are more likely to become customers. That's ABM in a nutshell.

Trends 213

7 Creative Demand Gen Tactics to Drive Trade Show Booth Traffic

The Point

Even in this digital age, trade shows are still a core part of many B2B marketers’ 2017 demand generation plans. Generating maximum return from that investment, however, requires careful planning, and close attention to both pre-show and post-show communications strategy. In a previous post, I discussed key strategies for following up with trade show leads. Here are 7 ideas for increasing booth traffic and lead volume at the show: 1.

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.

10 Content Creation Mistakes That Make Me Crazy

Act-On

What are most content marketers doing for 2017? Creating more content. So if you’re going make more, I recommend you do it right. Here are ten of the most common content marketing mistakes I see: 1. You botched the headline. Headlines matter. A lot. Old school direct response copywriters would spend half their writing time on the headline. Because if you botch the headline, you’ve lost most of your audience. Headlines are even more important now, thanks to social media.

More Trending

4 Actionable Insights from Google Search Console Search Analytics Reports

KoMarketing Associates

SEO remains a critical channel for B2B marketers as they shift their focus on a new year’s worth of goals and objectives. As indicated in the recent “ 2016 State of Pipeline Marketing ” report from Bizible , Heinz Marketing , Radius , ReachForce , and Uberflip , SEO ranked 4th amongst tactics used to acquire new customers.

Search 211

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. And executives expect to see us deliver […]. The post 9 Digital Marketing Lies You Should Stop Believing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Banner 213

Lead Scoring Setup is Not a Set-It and Forget-It Activity

Oracle

The turn of the calendar is often a good time to review your marketing plans and make sure every thing is on track for success. Platitudes, sure, but without regular reviews of all parts of your marketing funnel and technology set-up, you can’t be sure that you will continue to meet your goals. Even if your company operates and reports on a fiscal calendar that is different from the calendar year, it is still helpful to look at a calendar year wrap-up to see how you did.

A Look Inside Our Most Ambitious B2B Marketing Campaigns Of 2016

Influitive

January is the perfect time to review the past year’s ups and downs—both personally and professionally—to see how you can do better. To start 2017 off strong, we’re reviewing some of Influitive’s biggest B2B marketing campaigns from 2016 to see what went well and what we could improve on. (If

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!

Data Visualization 101: How to Make Better Pie Charts and Bar Graphs

Act-On

As business people and marketers, we traffic in data. It’s what we use to make decisions (even gut decisions). Data is also how we communicate the status of things and how we make the case for change. As logical, results-oriented business folk, we like to be data based. This principle is so prevalent now that it shows up in a number of disciplines. There’s data-driven marketing. Data storytelling. It all ties nicely into the trend of visual content, too.

Report 190

Empathetic Marketing: How To Connect With Your Customers

B2B Lead Generation

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. Michael has received recognition across the Internet for his knowledge and role in shaping content marketing as we know it today. He’s a sought-after keynote speaker and co-author of The Content Formula. I’m excited to bring his thoughts on empathy to you.

8 Essential Resources for Competitive Analysis in B2B Online Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Competitive analysis is a crucial component of every SEO program. While we always use some level of competitive review when starting new programs, this analysis is incredibly valuable for ongoing work as well. Competitive analysis helps our teams understand a market, target audiences, and uncover various SEO and online marketing tactics being executed.

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. People used to vote with their wallets, and now they vote with their time. If you […]. The post 5 Bold Ideas for Content Strategists in 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.

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

Oracle

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. The stat, (see chart below) which comes courtesy of comScore is yet another example of mobile finally delivering on the promise of keeping customers connected to the brand - anytime, anyplace.

Mobile 206

How to Avoid Working in Silos that are Bad for Your Content Strategy

RockContent

Content marketing can’t happen in a silo – well, effective content marketing can’t happen in a silo. Previously, we’ve highlighted why a content team should be tight with product marketing and demand generation – now, we’re tackling how overall organizational silos can negatively impact content marketing.

Work 178

Why B2B Brands Are Stepping Up Influencer Marketing Campaigns in 2017

Act-On

People have always looked to peers to help them make decisions. Check out this old-school Fabergé shampoo commercial that shows a woman who “told two people” who “told two more people,” … and so on. This may be a bit simplified for current word-of-mouth marketing, but the basic idea remains unchanged. Today, through social media, a single woman is no longer just telling a few friends, she is telling thousands of potential customers — if not millions.

How to Explode Your B2B Content Strategy with Earned Content

B2B PR Sense

A recent study revealed that earned content is 88% more effective than owned media -- which makes it a powerful part of your B2B content strategy. Yet, like many you may struggle with the concept of earned content, and aren’t sure how to integrate it into their strategy. Read on to learn how to use it effectively. A well-rounded B2B content marketer will also include owned and paid content in her B2B PR tactics.

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.

The Revenue Focused SEO Keyword Strategy For B2B Marketers

bizible

Keyword performance is difficult to predict. With limited keyword data available it’s often a guess as to which keywords will generate revenue. But that doesn’t mean B2B marketers have to blindly trust instinct when creating findable content for search engines. In this post we present a way to measure the value of keywords and content marketing performance in terms of revenue.

Banners Have 99 Problems And A Click Ain’t One

Marketing Insider Group

If content marketing is the hero of the modern marketing story, then banner ads are most certainly the villain. This and the title of this post have become one of my favorite content marketing quotes because they demonstrate one of the biggest challenges with marketing today: Marketing that doesn’t deliver real results. But clicks aren’t the […]. The post Banners Have 99 Problems And A Click Ain’t One appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Banner 175

2017: The Year of the Data Driven CMO

Oracle

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. Now, as for you, the CMOs of the world, as we wave goodbye to 2016, the time has come to wave goodbye to some bad habits when it comes to the use of data and data driven marketing.

CMO 206

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

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.

Rethinking the Role of Marketing in B2B Customer Engagement

Act-On

Customer engagement is a cycle that starts the instant a prospect first finds out about your brand and continues on through the acquisition, conversion, retention, and expansion stages of the customer lifecycle. Optimizing this cycle helps you to maximize the revenue you’ll receive from each individual customer. But if no part of your company is stepping up to take ownership of the cycle, then many growth opportunities are likely slipping through the cracks.

The Perfect Customer Marketer Job Description

Influitive

Customer marketing is on the rise. According to Koyne Marketing’s 2017 State of Customer Marketing Report, 93% of organizations agree that customer marketing is important or very important to their revenue, and more than two-thirds are planning to boost their investment in customer marketing over the next year. In spite of this, many organizations still.

How to Boost the ROI of Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

When you think of your B2B content marketing strategy, your focus is probably on content creation, not ROI. But more and more content marketers are in a crunch to produce measurable results to allay their executives' financial concerns. But showing ROI in content marketing isn’t always easy. Why do we say that? There are two distinct challenges that occur when determining ROI. One challenge of a content marketing strategy is that it takes time to see results.

ROI 162

What Your Competitors Can Teach You About B2B Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Successful B2B marketing is a delicate balance of new channels, changing preferences, advancing technology and intense pressure to drive results. To master the art of B2B marketing and help businesses reach their target customer, it’s important to first understand the businesses’ point-of-view. The recently released, 2017 B2B Marketing Mix Report, surveyed 100 marketing professionals working […].

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.