February, 2014

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

ViewPoint

We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. In the opening paragraph she states: “Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet. But it’s only a tool.

Email Marketing: 2 campaigns that used innovative creative to generate leads

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet One of the best insights into creativity I’ve ever discovered was scrawled into a Plexiglas window on a subway train. Boring is a choice,” the etching read.

3 Ways B2B Companies Can Maximize Existing Content for SEO

KoMarketing Associates

Many of the industry leaders I follow have conflicting opinions about what online marketing trends will take place in 2014. While some believe SEO will become increasingly important, others say that SEO is dying, fearful of new Google algorithms updates and the demise of guest posting.

20+ Amazing Examples Of Content I Wish We Created

Marketing Insider Group

I have to admit that I really geek out when I see a great piece of content. Just look at this photo on the left from Flickr. Amazing! Right?

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

How Much Should You Be Spending On B2B Marketing?

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer When developing a B2B marketing budget, the smart money is on revenue goals and related lead generation rather than past budgets or competitors. One of the most emotional topics in the world of B2B marketing is budgets.

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REVENUE: The Golden Opportunity with Big Data and Content Marketing

ViewPoint

By Christopher Hosford, editor-in-chief, HosfordGroup. Never before have marketers had so much information about prospects, customers, the competition, and the markets they hope to reach. Sounds like a happy situation, right?

Email Copywriting: 3 tactics for delivering value over perceived cost

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Optimizing your email copy is a big key to tipping the value exchange fulcrum with your prospects. In sum, good copywriting is about recognizing perceived costs in the mind of a prospect and delivering enough value to overcome those costs.

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Survey Says: Slow Web Page Load Time Hurting B2B Vendors

KoMarketing Associates

It’s no secret that consumer expectations regarding their online experience have risen over the past few years. They want information, they want it now, and if you aren’t giving it to them in that manner, they’ll simply go someplace else.

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Trending: How To Justify Content Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Although Twitter stock might be suffering, I believe that the platform has some life in it yet. What does Twitter offer that the others don’t? One thing I love about it is the opportunity to chime in on any conversation around the world grouped by the infamous hashtag.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Demand Generation: Why Marketing Gets it Wrong and Sales Doesn’t Get It At All

ANNUITAS

A new report called The Reinvention of B2B Marketing , from eConsultancy shows there is still quite a disparity between B2B marketing and sales organizations.

Social Media ROI: Mythic or Measurable? Six Experts Weigh In

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing has now become almost a universal practice, the question of whether or not its value can be quantified with any precision remains open. Does social media marketing produce measurable ROI—and if so, how does one measure it?

PowerViews with Ruth Stevens: The Science (not the art) of Marketing

ViewPoint

The amount of data available to marketers today can be overwhelming. Sifting through the information to siphon out the promising leads is less of an art than it is a science, said my latest guest on PowerViews, Ruth Stevens, who is an expert in customer acquisition and retention.

Lead Generation: Balancing lead quality and lead quantity

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Lead generation is somewhat like a tightrope act. Generate too many leads, and the rope between Sales and Marketing breaks. If you don’t generate enough leads that turn into sales, your ROI plummets.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

How an SEO Can Assist with Submitting a Mobile App to the App Store

KoMarketing Associates

If your organization is submitting a mobile application to Google Play or iTunes, it’s in your best interest to check in with your SEO for App Store Optimization.

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Need New Customers? Get Happy Employees

Marketing Insider Group

According to Gallup’s “ State of The Global Workplace ” report, only 13% employees around the world are actively engaged in their jobs, finding satisfaction in their work and focused on creating value for their employer.

Why Process Transformation Fails

ANNUITAS

Recently I was presenting a Demand Generation Strategy that our team had developed for one of our B2B clients. As we walked through the Demand Process approach we needed to take, one attendee from our client made mention of past attempts to “do things differently” and the resulting failure.

27 More Remarkable SEO Guides, Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity

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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

The #1 Step To Take To Create B2B Marketing Goals

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer What is the most elusive part of setting B2B marketing goals? The answer is anchoring them into the company and its business goals. Some B2B companies have worked a few years at content marketing without much success.

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Email Marketing: Do you test your legacy marketing?

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Change can be tough, especially if your organization is entrenched in legacy marketing. I call it legacy marketing because it’s marketing on autopilot, a pandemic of “we do it this way because we’ve always done it this way” thinking that is likely leaving a lot of ROI on the table.

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Successful B2B Marketing is Optimized For Users First

KoMarketing Associates

Yes, B2B marketing is businesses marketing to businesses. But when it comes down to who is actually is making the decision, it is still a human being who says yes or no and signs the checks.

Growth Hackers And The Marketing Wake Up Call

Marketing Insider Group

One of the biggest trends in marketing was defined in one of the top Slideshare presentations from last year. Nestled at number 22 was a presentation on “growth hacking.” ” . I wasn’t really sure what a “growth hacker” was or what impact it has on marketing.

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 Organizations Should Stop Focusing on Lead Nurturing Campaigns

ANNUITAS

The stats, guides and tips to effective lead nurturing abound in the B2B marketplace and yet with all of this information, still only a fraction of B2B companies are using or effective in the use of lead nurturing according to MarketingSherpa.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement.

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5 Of The Fastest Ways To Improve Your B2B Marketing

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Are you a B2B marketer who needs to make big improvements fast and are overwhelmed at all the options? Don''t be. Focus on these 5 areas and you''ll be a winner in no time.

Accelerating the Pace of Inbound Leads: An Interview with Paul Albright of Captora

The Point

Paul Albright boasts a 30-year track record of success in Silicon Valley, including executive roles at companies such as Marketo, SuccessFactors, NetApp, and Informatica.

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The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).