November, 2018

How Content Drives the Customer Journey

Marketing Insider Group

In today’s always-on world, content drives the customer journey. Unfortunately, given the importance of content for SEO, we often overlook the role content plays in not only creating awareness but driving customers from awareness to conversion.

The Seven Best Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement for Your Business

Webbiquity

Guest post by Elmira Assiyeva. Social media has transformed the way people interact with each other and how businesses market their offerings.

Persona to person: new research shows the payback of customer personas — but too few marketers are joining the dots

Tomorrow People

Content may be intended for millions, but it’s read by an individual. With statistics from recent research, this infographic shows how personas are keeping it real for content marketers. What creates the more vivid picture in your mind? Metropolitan Male 5-40, blue collar CD2”?

12 Powerful PR Trends That Will Shape Your Strategy for 2019

B2B PR Sense

PR trends are like the oil that keeps your car lubricated. A regular check of current, fresh trends will help to keep your public relations strategy running smoothly and limit the chances of its breaking down on the side of the virtual road.

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A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

Why Are There So Many Types of Customer Data Platforms? It's Complicated.

Customer Experience Matrix

I spend much of my time these days trying to explain Customer Data Platforms to people who suspect a CDP could help them but lack clear understanding of exactly what a CDP can do. At the end of our encounter they’re often frustrated: a simple definition of CDP still eludes them.

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The Future of Digital Marketing: Content Marketing Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

Marketing Insider Group

The digital marketing landscape changes so much and so frequently that it’s almost impossible to imagine what the future of digital marketing may offer in terms of opportunities.

How to Help Your Employees Become Influencers

Onalytica B2B

The concept of your employees being influencers may sound odd to some. When most hear the term ‘influencer’ they think of the social media influencers on platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and YouTube endorsing consumer products to their audience in return for a pay cheque.

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Report Suggests Marketers May Not Want to Fully Commit to AI Just Yet

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the customer experience, but is it hurting or helping their overall efforts? To gauge the impact of AI on the customer experience, Invoca and Adobe published the “ Emotions Win: What Customers Expect in the Age of AI ” report.

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Four Major Obstacles Every Digital Marketing Agency Faces Today

Webbiquity

Guest post by Raul Harman. Statistics show that digital marketing is one of the fastest growing industries. However, its rapid evolution has created numerous challenges for smaller digital marketing agencies.

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5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.

Oracle CX Unity Looks Like a Real Customer Data Platform

Customer Experience Matrix

I finally caught up with Oracle for a briefing on the CX Unity product they announced in October. Although it was clear at the time that CX Unity offered some version of unified customer data, it was hard to understand exactly what was being delivered. The picture is now much clearer.

How Big Data Can Be Used in Sales & Marketing

Reachforce

One of the most advantageous aspects of digital marketing is the ability to form data-driven insights that inform your marketing strategy.

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Best Digital Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

Marketing Insider Group

One of the most exciting aspects of the world of digital marketing is how it levels the playing field for smaller businesses and solopreneurs.

Is Employee Advocacy Just for B2B?

Onalytica B2B

There’s no denying that the attributes of a B2B buyer differ greatly from a B2C consumer’s. B2B buyer journeys are much longer and more complex with a higher average purchase price, compared to buyer journeys in B2C which tend to be much shorter, more impulsive and lower value purchases.

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Customer-Centric Websites: Successful Strategies to Engage B2B Buyers

Speaker: Kellie de Leon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, The Mx Group

Chances are, you’re under the gun to convert more leads from your website. To increase conversion, your site needs high-quality content, user-friendly navigation paths, and calls to action that appeal to your target customers. But how do you go about this? And wouldn’t it be great to see some real-world examples from B2B companies that are doing it successfully? Kellie de Leon, VP of marketing and strategy at B2B agency The Mx Group, works with marketers every day to help them create and execute customer-centric strategies and content that increase web engagement and conversion. In this webinar, she'll discuss how to make your website more customer-centric.

Report: Only 17% of Marketers Measure the ROI of All their Marketing Activities

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers have a slew of different ways to reach out to their target audiences, new research suggests that they are failing to measure the ROI of their initiatives.

Three Things Twitter’s Marketing Team Needs to Do

Webbiquity

Though it’s still one of the top three social networks for B2B marketers, Twitter is struggling. The platform needs to make changes to attract new users, and re-activate dormant accounts, in order to maintain its long-term viability.

How to Advance Your Usage and Understanding of Marketing Attribution

bizible

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of presenting at Marketing Loves Sales in Portland, hosted by Obility. It was truly one of the best B2B marketing conferences in the Pacific Northwest. This is the write-up for my presentation for those who couldn’t make it.

Correlation… or causation? How great content marketing goes hand-in-hand with business success

Tomorrow People

Businesses with great content marketing enjoy more market awareness. This infographic explores what drives what, backed by data from the Content Marketing Institute’s B2B Report. As any statistician knows, there’s a big difference between correlation and causation.

Building Your Demand Gen Team for ABM

Speaker: Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation, Rollworks

The benefits of using account-based marketing in your Demand Generation team are considerable: by getting as many engaged, qualified accounts as possible, your conversion rate will be higher and you'll find that Marketing and Sales are (gasp!) more aligned. Sounds great, doesn't it? But how do you even find the resources to make it happen? Join Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation at Rollworks, as she explains how to build your Demand Generation team to best carry out ABM - even if your team is small. In fact, her own team only has 3 people!

Content Marketing Guidelines: Why and How To Create Them?

Marketing Insider Group

Brands with strong content marketing have a consistent voice, tone, and personality. The quality and style of your brand’s content can become as strong of a marker of your brand as your logo for dedicated readers.

Influencer Marketing Tips Going Into 2019

Onalytica B2B

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Report: Marketers are Failing to Determine the ROI of Sponsorship Efforts

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers continue to invest in sponsorships to achieve their some of their top objectives, but research shows they are not adequately measuring and assessing the ROI of their efforts.

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Marketing Technology Buy The Book

Webbiquity

With more than 90% of B2B marketers now embracing content marketing success depends not on producing more content but better content. And marketing technology can help, from ideation and research through production, promotion, and analytics.

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How to Grab Attention with Audience Intelligence

Speaker: Michael Brito, EVP, Zeno Group

As a B2B marketer, you already know - attention spans are short, and the competition to win attention is fierce. So how do you break through the noise to deliver the right message, at the right time, using the right channel - and reach the right audience? Michael Brito, EVP at Zeno Group has an effective and repeatable answer: use audience intelligence! By understanding not just the readers of your content, but also the "vocal minority" and the influencers at play, you can develop a strategy to sustainably create attention-getting - and more effective - marketing campaigns.

Is the Buzz Around ABM Justified? A Look at Our State of Pipeline Marketing Data

bizible

As Head of ABM at Marketo, I’m always eager to learn how others are doing account-based marketing (ABM) and the success they are having.

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WordPress Training – WP101

Industrial Marketing Today

Are you responsible for managing your WordPress site? Are you new to WordPress and need to get up to speed quickly? Then WP101 is perfect for you. You can always find free, homemade videos on YouTube, but they lack the quality and often, are outdated. Not this 21-part video training course.

What Does 2019 Hold for Digital Marketing? 9 Agency Owners Bare Their Hearts

Marketing Insider Group

As 2018 draws to an end and the holiday shopping season picks up steam, marketers find themselves standing at crossroads yet again.

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The Definitive List of Cyber Monday SaaS Deals

SendX

Ellen Davis, was the senior VP of research & strategic initiatives for the National Retail Federation (NRF) when he coined the term Cyber Monday in 2005. He had been noticing a recurring spike in online sales on the Monday following Thanksgiving.

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Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Survey: MarTech Now Accounts for 29% of Total Marketing Expenses

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look ahead to the coming months, new research suggests that they are investing more money in MarTech than any other tactic. Gartner recently conducted “The CMO Spend Survey 2018-2019” and discovered that MarTech now accounts for 29 percent of total marketing expenses.

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Purpose-Driven Marketing Comes to Town

Customer Experience Matrix

“If you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made” runs the old joke.

Is it Fraudulent to Spend Money on Lead Gen Without an ROI?

ViewPoint

Thinking back on my career, I realized early on that marketing spending of any sort, whether for people or programs, must be rooted in my ability (and our marketing department’s ability) to justify the expense. Nothing else made sense to me then or now.