December, 2016

The Content Marketing Debate: More (Better) Is Definitely More

Marketing Insider Group

I have always believed that content marketing means companies leaving behind their tired old promotional ads, brochures, and requests for a demo. That’s why marketers are acting like real publishers focused on helping their audience become educated, informed, even entertained.

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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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.

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3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Larry Alton. Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR.

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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5 Holiday Videos from 2016 That Bring Joy to the World

Vidyard

I never really liked the holidays, I’m not going to lie.

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How to Prevent a Live Q&A from Turning into a #BrandFail

ScribbleLive

Hyatt recently introduced World of Hyatt, the hotel operator’s new loyalty program, and the brand did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to showcase its features and answer questions from members. The brand made its SVP of Loyalty available for the live Q&A. And they were trolled.

The 20 Best SEO Rank Tracker Tools

Webbiquity

Management guru Peter Drucker famously said “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” ” Search engine optimization offers a broad array of measurable elements. But two of the most basic are website visits from organic search and target keyword rank.

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Welcome to Influencer Discovery!

Onalytica B2B

Effective influencer marketing starts with identifying relevant influencers for your brand.

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.

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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51 Essential Email Marketing Tips to Help Marketing Automation

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing automation tools save marketers a lot of time – but there are so many more benefits beyond that. These tools also let us gather insights about how our subscribers are consuming and interacting with our messages.

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Nothing Breaks Barriers Like Trust: Wise Words from Yotam Dor

Vidyard

When you ask someone what they wanted to be when they grew up, chances are the answer you get doesn’t exactly line up with their current day-to-day. But for Notch Video ’s Director of Community, Yotam Dor, his career isn’t too far off.

Can Customer Data Platforms Have Decision Functions? Discuss.

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve had at four conversations in the past twenty four hours with vendors who build a unified customer database and use it to guide customer treatments.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

How storytelling can shape the corporate brand and culture

Biznology

Technology has transformed our world into a data-obsessive circus where information is unbelievably accessible, connectivity is constant, and unpredictable events always surprise and engulf us. Call this extreme clutter and volatility.

How to Improve Your Content Marketing with Digital Branding

ScribbleLive

Content marketing has become one of the most prominent techniques used by brands to attract, educate, and convert an audience. While content marketing is a powerful and proven technique alone, you can combine content marketing and digital branding to achieve greater results. How are Content Marketing and Digital Branding Complementary? Your digital brand is composed of your digital identity, visibility, and credibility as defined by the Digital Branding Institute.

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Rethink Podcast Episode #8 – Top Search Marketing Trends for 2017

Act-On

In this episode of the Rethink Podcast, we interview Mike Arnesen, the CEO of Upbuild, a Portland-based digital agency. Mike is a recognized expert in technical search marketing, and we asked him to share his thoughts about search marketing for 2017. In the interview, we discuss AMP, responsive design, voice search, and link building.

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.

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.

Emotional Marketing: How to Supercharge Your Results

Vidyard

If you’re a marketer who’s done any dabbling in video, you likely already know all about how important emotion is in your video marketing. Throw in some awww-worthy puppies or use some slapstick Three Stooges humor and you’ve got it made.

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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.

CMOs Take the Wheel: New Opportunities as Business Drivers, Growth Strategists and Revenue Generators

Type A Communications

December 13, 2016 by Carla Johnson As the CMO role moves away from brand ombudsman and into new areas of responsibility, strategy is squarely in their crosshairs. CMO of today. read more. C-Suite Change Management Marketing

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3 Core Elements to Stay On Top of When Launching a Website

ANNUITAS

If you’ve ever launched a website, you know that Murphy’s Law does in fact exist: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. From small grammar mistakes to plugins that make the site inaccessible, you must be prepared to troubleshoot both the expected and unexpected.

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.

Direct Mail Is Not Dead: Top 4 Ways to Integrate Digital and Direct Mail

Act-On

When thinking of direct mail, you might imagine big, colorful postcards from the local car dealership or the latest advertisements from a mortgage company, all of which end up in the same place: the trash. Knowing this, why would you, as a marketer, want to reach out to customers through direct mail? After all, most your customers are using digital channels. Wouldn’t that be the best place to reach them?

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Start A/B Testing Your Email Marketing Campaigns Like A Mad Scientist

Marketing Insider Group

I’ve always told people being a marketer is like being a mad scientist. We’re all in dark, damp labs working up the next lead generating creation. The only difference is we don’t have an Egor by our side. Or maybe your offices look different than mine.

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Authentic Marketing is More Than a Myth: The Right Way to do Real People Campaigns

Vidyard

We all hear the same buzzwords in every meeting we sit down in. We all say the same buzzwords, including them in our PowerPoint presentations and word clouds.

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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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.

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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How Does Your Marketing Stack Up Against Your Peers? [State of Pipeline Marketing Data by Company Size]

bizible

Finding good, actionable data to help you improve your marketing is tough to come by. Study after study shows data from datasets that may or may not apply to your specific company. We get that.

63 Digital Advertising Terms Every Marketer Should Know

Act-On

If you’ve explored digital advertising, you’re probably aware that getting started with it can be fairly overwhelming. To begin with, it’s full of specialized terms that may be new to you, which is why we created this digital advertising glossary. What follows are (relatively) jargon-free explanations of the most common digital advertising terms.

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.

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.