February, 2017

The Top SEO Trends To Watch in 2017 [Infographic]

Marketing Insider Group

This is a guest post from Jomer B. Gregorio from CJG Digital Marketing The SEO landscape has shifted and developed continuously within the course of 2016.

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5 Ways to Drive the Success of Influencer Relations

Onalytica B2B

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves.

16 Video Marketing Benchmarks You Need to Know [Infographic]

Vidyard

Whether you’ve been in the marketing world for the last 30 years or the last 30 days, you know that video is hot… …as in the #1 preferred content type of the average consumer, hot. And when something is so hot, you need to (a) use it (check!) and (b) maximize its performance.

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

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10 Tips for Increasing Your Influence

Onalytica B2B

Most content on our own site and across the industry has a strong focus on influencer marketing from the brands’ perspective: why B2B brands should do influencer marketing or how B2B brands can implement a successful influencer campaign – to name a couple.

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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media.

Choosing a Video Platform: What to Evaluate for Marketing and Sales

Vidyard

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Are You Guilty of Content Foie Gras?

Type A Communications

February 2, 2017 by Carla Johnson An interesting question came up at dinner the other day. I was in Chicago catching up with my good friend Evan McLaughlin. Evan and. read more.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

[VIDEO] How to Get 30% Response Rates with Prospecting Emails

DiscoverOrg

Whether you’re in sales or marketing , you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about your email messaging.

Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?

Marketing Insider Group

So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content.

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How to develop buyer personas for B2B marketing

Tomorrow People

Creating buyer personas is a powerful way to build the audience understanding every B2B marketing department needs for success, and an essential part of your campaign research. b2b promotional campaigns buyer personas

The 24 Best Email Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

While email is the most mature (that sounds better than “old,” right?) form of digital marketing, there’s no shortage of marketing technology innovation in this area.

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How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

Sales and Marketing Must Join Forces or Get Left Behind

Vidyard

How often does your marketing team sit in on sales calls? Or vice-versa, how much feedback does your sales team pass over to marketing about lead quality? The sad fact is, most of the time marketing and sales don’t talk as much as they should. But why?

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How to Get More Leads From Social Media

Act-On

What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. Effectiveness vs. Difficulty for Lead Generation. There was another interesting thing in that report.

Do You Suffer From Brand Detachment Disorder?

Type A Communications

February 7, 2017 by Carla Johnson Super Bowl ads are the mother lode of creativity. They’re the most watched show on television every year and the buzz of marketers for. read more. Creativity Marketing Storytelling

The Psychology of Colors in Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Design plays an important part in content marketing. An interesting looking site is more likely to retain the attention of visitors than something boring or simply average.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated

The Point

If you can say anything about marketers, it’s that we love obituaries. Yes, we love to declare things dead. Inbound Marketing? The MQL? Lead Funnels?

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Five Tips to Help You Write Outstanding Content For Your Blog

Webbiquity

Content is king, and blogs often make the best castles. Unfortunately, many people struggle to consistently write the type of high-quality content that attracts and holds readers, and stands out in search. These five tips can help you more dependably write outstanding content for your blog.

6 Video Tips for Small Businesses on a Budget

Vidyard

Everything we do, it seems like we’re looking for the most efficient way to do it. Whether we’re buying sliced apples from the grocery store or pre-painted building materials from the hardware store, it has to be efficient, and it has to be inexpensive. That’s the name of the game in 2017.

How Marketing Automation Technology Makes Businesses Smarter

Act-On

Editors Note: This post originally appeared in The Business Debate. . Stereotype: a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, affective attitude or uncritical judgment. Webster’s Dictionary.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

The Great Big List of 23 Types of B2B Marketing Campaigns, by Funnel Stage

bizible

Need ideas on how to generate high quality demand and turn prospects into customers? You’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of 23 types of B2B marketing campaigns, as well as descriptions of when they are typically appropriate to use. The list is broken down by stage of the funnel.

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The Infographic that Will Revolutionize Your Approach to Content Creation

Marketing Insider Group

Here’s an important question. When you come up with your content marketing strategy, do you consider the psychological impact of what content you choose? Taken even further, to what extent does psychology influence how you craft that content?

An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing

The Point

The reality of life as a professional marketer is that there is rarely, ever, enough time, budget, resources or bandwidth to plan, design, build, launch and manage every campaign as we would if we could. I get that. We all make compromises.

Five Reasons Why Sales Strategy Doesn’t Work for Many Small Businesses

Webbiquity

Guest post by Anthony Bergs. Customers are the heart and soul of any business. To survive in the long run, companies need to have a sound customer acquisition and service strategy.

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.

Mystery Solved: What Goes Into an Award-Winning Content Marketing Campaign that Sales Loves

Vidyard

As a modern marketing team we’re always looking for new ways to inspire our customers and educate our online audiences. But we also make sure not to forget one of our key ‘customers’ when planning out new programs: our own internal Sales team.

5 Smart Ways to Automate Your Marketing

Act-On

Need to do more with less? It’s a common challenge for marketers today. We’ve got limited budgets, limited time, limited staff – and yet our quarterly targets keep rising. For many of us, this means it’s time to apply some elbow grease. It’s time to hunker down, call home that we’ll miss dinner, and work through until the job is done. But you don’t necessarily have to work harder. In fact, I bet most of you are already pretty much at your limits.

25 B2B Engagement Tactics For All Marketing Funnel Stages

bizible

With the myriad of available B2B marketing engagement opportunities, which strategies should marketers use, and at what point in the buying journey? At which of the marketing funnel stages are prospects prepared for various types of outreach?

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15 Actionable Tips for Selling to Millennials: An Ecommerce Guide

Marketing Insider Group

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s important as business owners that we spend time reflecting on the lessons we learned over the past 12 months, and thinking about what we can do next year to connect with more people, sell more products, and scale our businesses.

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.