March, 2021

The Pros and Cons of Attribution Models: A 2021 Update

Hive9

Note: This post is a timely refresh of a blog we wrote in 2016, The Pros and Cons of Different Revenue Attribution Models. To truly understand marketing ROI, we must first understand marketing influence.

4 Media Relations Lessons…Learned the Hard Way

Marketing Craftmanship

Tripped up again…by the “When did you stop beating your wife?”? ”? question. Media relations (or press relations) involves risks and consequences that can quickly derail any career, either as a corporate executive or PR agency rep. A misquote can sink a company’s stock price.

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User Feedback: How to Collect It and Improve Your Email Marketing Strategy

SendX

You have heard it before: “ the customer is always right. Cliché as it may sound, it’s true. Your customers know things that you could use to improve your email marketing strategy in ways that you couldn’t find on your own. All you have to do is collect this information. But how do you do it?

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B2B Content Marketing Activities You Should Be Doing Now

BOP Design

We all hope that we’ll be returning to a world of in-person events, lunch meetings, and networking mixers very soon. However, even once we do return to in-person meetups, the importance of digital marketing and online communications won’t disappear.

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

What Will Be The Impact of Social Media On B2B Marketing In 2021

Unbound B2B

In today’s covid era, social media has become a helping hand for b2b marketing where one can make its exposure. The post What Will Be The Impact of Social Media On B2B Marketing In 2021 appeared first on UnboundB2B. Marketing Blog B2B Marketing Social Media marketing's

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Using CAD and BIM Files in Manufacturing Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

CAD and BIM files are not the first things that come to mind when one talks about manufacturing content marketing. However, they are two of the most valuable and effective content assets to use for.

7 Steps to Effective Brand Storytelling

Marketing Insider Group

Everybody loves a great story. Storytelling is a human pastime, something we’ve been doing for thousands of years. Those same foundational elements of a moving story apply to content marketing. With brand storytelling, you can create an emotional connection with your audience.

The Importance of an Email Marketing Database for a Business

SendX

Your email list is one of the cornerstones of digital marketing. Email marketing helps you increase brand awareness and generate more sales. It’s why you hear so many professional bloggers throw around the phrase, “the money is in the list!”

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One in Six Companies Plans on Investing in IT Security Initiatives

Zoominfo

The effects of the pandemic wield lingering influence on 2021 budgets. To better understand what companies are spending money on, ZoomInfo surveyed over 400 CEOs, IT professionals, and marketers to understand patterns of near-term investment and cost cutting.

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Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

How Improv Comedy Has Made Me a Better Community Manager

Influitive

When I tell colleagues that I perform improv comedy, I usually get one of the following responses: Blank stare (could be horror, I’m still not entirely clear) Oh cool!

Move your operation forward along the digital marketing maturity curve

Tomorrow People

The marketing landscape is constantly evolving. The pace of change is relentless. Customer expectations seem to just grow and grow. Challenges like these seem so ever-present, they become cliché after a while. But, there are actions marketing leaders can take to address them.

How to Make Industrial Email Marketing Work for You

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing may not get the same attention and love as it used to because of social media. However, don’t abandon it because it is still highly effective when targeting engineers and technical professionals.

Why Content Marketing Beats Advertising (Almost) Every Time

Marketing Insider Group

Every business wants more customers and leads, but many aren’t sure about the best way to get them. While many marketing tactics can generate quantifiable business results, some do it better than others. In the big picture, you want to ensure a high ROI (return on investment), no matter what you do.

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!

What is An Email Tracker & Why Is It Important?

SendX

If you have an active email address, you can tell how annoying it is to get repeated emails from the same sender. The feeling is worse when a series of marketing emails flood your inbox.

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Surprise: Most B2B Advertising Isn’t Good. Or Is It?

The Point

A recent report by LinkedIn and research agency System1 found that the bulk of B2B advertising is ineffective. I’ve written elsewhere in this space about the sorry state of B2B creative in general, so the headline came as no surprise.

The Demand Generation Strategy Guide

Zoominfo

Messaging, distribution, reach and optimization. These are just a few pillars that define demand generation. Learn more about how a successful demand generation strategy can help to nurture the long-term relationship between your brand and customers. What is Demand Generation?

How to write a kickass content marketing brief

Tomorrow People

As the saying goes: fail to prepare, prepare to fail. A strong, strategic brief is vital for effective content. The importance of a strong brief in for content. Great marketing content doesn’t happen by accident.

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.

From Content Creation to ROI: A Day in the Life of a Customer Marketer

Influitive

UserTesting is a truly customer-obsessed organization. If their software didn’t give that away, a tool used to modernize customer feedback, then their Influitive-powered advocacy program certainly would!

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6 Tips for Building a Social Media Marketing Strategy that Actually Works

Marketing Insider Group

Billions of people around the world are on at least one social platform. Nearly ninety-two percent of marketers 1 in U.S.-based based businesses larger than 100 employees leverage social media marketing to tap into this large consumer group’s potential.

What are No-Reply Email Addresses and Why You Should Stop Using Them

SendX

Marketing is best when it feels genuine. Customers build a connection with brands that feel less “corporate” and more like real people. This is especially true in email marketing. Unlike social media posts or blog content, customers see their email inbox as a private space.

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Report: 90% of Marketers Now Believe Influencer Marketing is Effective

KoMarketing Associates

Influencer marketing has not always been a large area of investment for marketers, but new research suggests that many in the industry are changing their attitude about this tactic.

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5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

40 Marketing KPIs Your Team Needs to Track

Zoominfo

Key performance indicators (KPIs) serve as metrics that measure team-wide performance — and are great for digital marketing teams. Tracking KPIs are effective for unifying goals with quantifiable analysis, as well as celebrating successes.

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How the global pandemic changed marketing and engagement in 2020

Tomorrow People

Discover how brands have accelerated digital transformation projects, what tech is being used, and which channels and industries are enjoying success. Measuring consumer change. It’s been well documented that the global pandemic has greatly changed consumer behavior.

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Six Lead Generation Trends to Watch in 2021

Webbiquity

Guest post by Dhruv Mehta. Significantly edited from the original. In a recent survey , B2B marketers and sales leaders were asked to name their most important metric for business success. Unsurprisingly, the metric that clinched the first position was “quality of leads.”

How to Humanize Your Brand with Authentic Content

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing success boils down to one thing: your audience’s trust. When you humanize your brand with authentic content, you can build the kind of trust that makes your company the go-to authority in its field.

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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.