December, 2016

BlueVenn Bundles Omnichannel Journey Management, Personalization, and Single Customer View

Customer Experience Matrix

BlueVenn has only been active in the U.S. market only since March 2016, although many U.S. marketers will recall its previous incarnation as SmartFocus.*

25 Content Marketing Stats to Guide Your 2017 Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

With 2016 coming to a close, now is the time to look ahead and start planning for the lap around the sun. And as the content marketing landscape continues to rapidly evolve, it makes sense to look to research to identify trends and patterns that can help guide your strategy.

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97 Customer Experience Stats Marketers Need to Know

Type A Communications

December 1, 2016 by Carla Johnson By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product and the key differentiator between brands. Are you prepared? While most business leaders admit the. read more.

4 Ways to Humanize Marketing to Fit Your Buyer’s Journey

B2B Lead Generation Blog

We need to stop treating our customers like objects and treat them like people. So how do you humanize marketing to fit your buyer’s journey? It starts with us being human first by recognizing their humanity.

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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.

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4 Cross Channel Marketing Stats Marketers Need To Know Going Into 2017

Modern Marketing

As 2016 winds down and we all look forward (hopefully) to some time off from work and spending time with family and friends, I thought it a good time to give some marketers some cross channel marketing stats to get to know up close and personal as we head into 2017. Let's dive right in shall we?

The When, Where & How of Using GIFs in Content Marketing

ScribbleLive

GIFs have evolved our visual language and the way we communicate with each other in a very short amount of time. They’re everywhere now. Slack channels. Emails. Social networks. Articles. Comment sections. There isn’t a digital content format or method of communication that hasn’t been taken over by GIFs. They’ve become one of the internet’s primary languages. But – even though they’re everywhere – a thoughtful, well-used and perfectly timed GIF is always a delight.

What can B2B Marketers Adopt from Growth Hacking?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

What can you learn from growth hacking and how can it help you develop a mindset to better your B2B marketing? To help answer this question, I interviewed Neil Patel ( @neilpatel ), co-founder of Crazy E gg, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics.

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How B2B Marketers Generate Revenue -- State of Pipeline Marketing 2016 [Infographic]

bizible

The reality that B2B marketers can have a huge impact on real-time revenue results is not a new concept to today’s B2B marketing community. But the question remains -- how do marketers actually generate revenue? Which metrics are B2B marketers using? What does their channel mix look like?

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9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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

Why Context is More Important than Content in Marketing

Type A Communications

December 20, 2016 by Tony Zambito The transformation to a digital economy has shifted behaviors considerably in the past decade. Meaning marketers today must account for how to adapt to. read more. Customer Experience Marketing Carla Johnson Tony Zambito Type A Communications

The World May Be Ending But, If Not: 3 Tips To Be a Better Marketer in 2017

Customer Experience Matrix

About eighteen months ago I started presenting a scenario of a woman named Jane riding in a self-driving car, unaware that her smart devices were debating whether to stop for gas and let her buy a donut.

7 Engaging CMO Interviews From 2016

Modern Marketing

As the year comes to a close and we make final plans for the New Year and celebrations and the like, I figured it was a good time to take a look back at some CMO Interviews from 2016 before we move onto 2017. Below are 7 CMO interviews from 2016. Well, sort of.

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What Is Content Marketing Development?

KoMarketing Associates

It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean enduring your extended family for a full two weeks or being attacked by a squirrel leaping from your Christmas tree or letting your cousin Eddie crash in his RV in your driveway. I mean gearing up for the year ahead.

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation.

B2B Content Marketing: Will Video Kill eBooks?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

“With the rise of content marketing, a lot of businesses get stuck in the eBook rut,” saysLinda West ( @ misslindawest ), Director of Digital Marketing at Act-On Software , a rapidly growing company that makes a marketing automation Software as a Service (SaaS).

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4 Trends which Will Change Social Media Marketing on Twitter in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

What should marketers and business owners do to stay ahead of their competitors? I guess anything to keep their customer loyal and satisfied. I guess it is what drives changes, innovations, and new features that emerge on Twitter and other social media platforms.

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Want to Do Marketing Automation? Do These 6 Things First

Act-On

Got plans for 2017? Do they include launching a marketing automation program? If the answer is “yes” – congratulations. But be aware you’ve got a lot of work to do before you buy marketing automation software, much less schedule your first campaign. You see, if you want marketing automation to work, you’ll need to set up a few things first. You’re not going to get good results if you just buy the software and jump right in. Here’s a checklist to complete before you make the leap: 1.

11 inspiring case studies of digital transformation

Biznology

88% of companies report they are undergoing digital transformation (source: Altimeter Group ).

2017 CMO Survey

The 2017 CMO Survey can provide you with the latest insights into marketplace dynamics, spending, and trends.

3 Ways to Optimize Customer Experience Via Email

Modern Marketing

The pressure to create and maintain a stellar customer experience is a daunting challenge faced by brands, and the onus is increasingly falling on marketers to own the strategy and tactics to deliver on the promise of delight. The CX quest is on.

39 Amazing Internet Stats and Facts for 2016-17 [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Toby Dean. The Internet literally has no boundaries. Its influence reaches into the far corners of the world, gives birth to momentous thoughts and ideas, shapes democracies, creates opportunities where none previously existed, and transforms millions of lives every day.

[VIDEO] The Cost of Bad Data

DiscoverOrg

Welcome to the first of our DiscoverOrg Whiteboard Wednesday series! Today, let’s talk money. Right – that’s what motivates sales guys? You know what motivates me almost As much as making money? Finding out I’m wasting money!

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How to Slow Your Content Marketing to Move Forward

Marketing Insider Group

As we near 2017, marketers have to juggle more than ever. With quickly evolving content trends, hundreds of content and social media tools to evaluate, the delicate balance of internal and external resources, and many other competing interests—content marketing can get overwhelmingly complex.

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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

4 Ways to Use Marketing Data for Better Customer Retention in 2017

Reachforce

Digital marketing teams now have all the tools at their disposal to target new and existing customers with pinpoint accuracy. The end result are customers that return, customers that become brand evangelists and customers who consistently view big data marketing adopters as long-term partners.

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What am I supposed to do with all this data?

Biznology

Are you a marketer? Are you overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data that is now available at your fingertips? Yeah—me too. It’s almost comical how much data and insights are available to marketers today. So how do you sift through the noise?

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Why Customer Experience Is Just Like Gift Buying

Modern Marketing

Ok raise your hand if you have not even started your holiday shopping yet. Yes, my hand is firmly raised. Trust me, we are not alone for many holiday shoppers are in the same dilemma. Or maybe it's not a dilemma as perhaps some actually enjoy waiting to the last minute.

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The 24 Best Visual Content Creation Tools

Webbiquity

More than 90% of B2B marketers already use content marketing in some form, and spending on content marketing is projected to double by 2019. But content won’t simply be produced in greater volumes, it will also become increasingly visual.

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The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

6 Things to Consider When Creating Your 2017 Marketing Plan

Act-On

If you’re like me, you woke up yesterday unable (or unwilling) to believe that it was already December. While the holidays are are in full swing, it’s time to start making some concrete plans for your 2017 marketing team. It may seem late in the game, but it’s definitely not too late to create a solid marketing plan for the new year. Here are some guidelines to help you check all the boxes on your marketing plan and knock 2017 out of the park. Evaluate last year’s successes and failures .

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The Future of Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

Social networks are becoming more and more popular. In 2016, about 70% of Internet users are social network users and these figures are expected to grow. A few years ago, we were happy to get likes from friends and relatives; today, we share tips and skills, promote services and buy goods, etc.

3 Sales Emails Proven to Boost Reply Rates by 8x

Vidyard

If you’re like most sales reps, you know how hard it is to stand out and get noticed. The average prospect receives more than 100 emails a day , and you have just 8 seconds to get their attention.

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All your best content may now be considered fake news

Biznology

It’s time for you to really invest in your own personal or professional social platforms. As lines are being drawn, it’s time to make sure all your hard-wrought creative work lives on your own blog or website instead of on someone else’s.

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Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.