September, 2018

7 Content Marketing Trends You Need To Follow

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is always changing. It’s not something you set and forget. With more access to data and a better understanding of your buyers’ preferences, you may always be fine-tuning your approach to content marketing.

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How Exclusive B2B Content Can Increase Your Leads and Email List

KoMarketing Associates

You are regularly creating content to get traffic and conversions, but is it really turning into the lead and email list numbers that you or your executives are expecting?

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Third Party Data Is Not Dead Yet

Customer Experience Matrix

Third party data is not dead yet. It was supposed to be.

Making Email the Cornerstone of Industrial Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

You may think email marketing is dead or passé with all the talk about social media. However, that is far from the reality that I see every day, working with manufacturers and engineering companies, especially when it comes to industrial content marketing.

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

Three Key Insights on How B2B Marketing is Changing

Webbiquity

What content marketing channel do B2B marketers pretty much all agree is highly effective? Which tactics do they disagree about? And what potentially powerful B2B marketing strategy is perhaps the most overlooked?

9 B2B Sales Closing Techniques You Can Use Today

DiscoverOrg

First things first: People buy from people first, product second , according to Director of Sales Steve Wernke. They want to feel good about who they’re buying from, and they want to walk away feeling good. As they negotiate, they want to feel like they won.

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How to Create a Successful Lead Nurturing Campaign

Reachforce

Lead nurturing is the process of creating a relationship with a new lead until they're ready to become a customer. Stay top-of-mind and create a means for regular communication as you lead them step-by-step through the buying journey.

Salesforce Customer 360 Solution to Share Data Without a Shared Database

Customer Experience Matrix

Salesforce has sipped the Kool-Aid: it led off the Dreamforce conference today with news of Customer 360 , which aims to “help companies move beyond an app- or department-specific view of each customer by making it easier to create a single, holistic customer profile to inform every interaction”.

Report: Real-Time Analytics Becoming More Critical to Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers are already delivering customer interactions across various touchpoints in real-time, and they expect “real-time customer analytics” to play an important role in marketing going forward.

Nine Valuable Varieties of Online Business Tools

Webbiquity

Management consulting guru Peter Drucker famously said business enterprises have “only two basic functions: marketing and innovation.”

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7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Swag for Days: 13 Don’t-Miss Dreamforce Events 2018

DiscoverOrg

One of you. 171,000 other people. 27,000+ sessions. 150 after-parties. Free swag for days. The cultural phenomenon that is Dreamforce – the Burning Man of the sales world – is a testament to the influence wielded by today’s sales and marketing professionals.

10 Digital Marketing Tricks Used By Famous Business Brands

Marketing Insider Group

There is no doubt that digital marketing or online marketing is crucial when it comes to the success of any business no matter what industry you are in.

How to Improve Your Launch with a Strong Influencer Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Does your B2B product launch strategy need a little pizzazz? If you're looking for ways to improve your product launch, then your influencer marketing strategy might just hold the key. We've seen impressive results when we incorporate influencer marketing tactics into product launches.

Adobe, Microsoft and SAP Announce Open Data Initiative: It's CDP Turf But No Immediate Threat

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the more jarring aspects in Adobe ’s briefing last week about its Marketo acquisition* were several statements that suggested Marketo and Adobe’s other products were going to access shared customer data.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Survey: B2B Marketers Juggling Multiple Top Objectives

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look to reach out to both prospects and existing customers on a regular basis, new research shows that they in fact have a wide range of priorities to juggle. Contentive recently published the “2018 B2B Marketing Survey” to gauge how marketers are weighing their different priorities.

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Six Steps Toward Building a Successful Sales Force

ViewPoint

Building a successful sales force is not easy. Most sales managers will tell you it involves three fundamental steps: Hire the best-qualified candidates; train them; and compensate for results. But there is more to it than that.

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6 Reasons CRM Users Should Embrace Social Media Management

Act-On

Are you getting the most from your social media marketing efforts? Learn 6 reasons why you should connect your CRM with your social media management tool. Corporate

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4 Tips for Creating a Successful Link Building Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Nowadays, many businesses leverage search engine optimization (SEO) to boost their credibility, visibility and trustworthiness online. With the online market being so highly competitive and oversaturated, it’s important for companies to have a reliable way to stand out and become more visible.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

Whiteboard Wednesday: 5 Steps to Overcome Sales Objections (Steve Bryerton)

DiscoverOrg

Remember that last sale that you made where you ran into an objection? It’s tough, right? Of course it is. We all know that selling doesn’t really start until we run into an objection. So that’s what we’re going to focus on in today’s Whiteboard Wednesday.

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4 Little Known Ways to Implement Cross-Channel Marketing

Modern Marketing

It's a great time to be in marketing because there are so many more channels and outlets to reach customers and prospects. Each channel has different expectations and opportunities to connect with your audience. You need to know which channels mean the most to your specific audience.

Always Be Linking: 9 Places B2B Marketers Might Miss Link Building Opportunities

KoMarketing Associates

Link building is not something B2B marketers think about regularly. While most marketers realize the importance of links for search engine optimization, experience has shown that link building does not often stay top of mind with everything else that commands attention in a B2B marketing program.

Successful Podcasts' Share Seven Qualities

ViewPoint

You may not realize it, but B2B podcasts from you and your company create multi-use content, testimonials, thought leadership, and relationships with industry leaders. Plus, podcasts create a personal brand for the host.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

[Book Review] ‘Engage to Win’ - Marketing in a Customer-Centric World

bizible

I had the chance to read Engage to Win by Steve Lucas, the CEO of Marketo (which is Bizible’s parent company). It shatters decades of thinking on marketing execution. The world has changed drastically in just the last few years.

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Email Marketing Quick Tips to Increase Open Rates

Marketing Insider Group

Email marketing is still alive and kicking. In fact, email marketing still has one of the best ROIs of any marketing tactics. For every $1 spent, expect a $38 return. It also accounts for 40% more customer acquisition than social media.

[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Increase Retention in Sales – with Data (Steve Waters)

DiscoverOrg

Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday, hosted by Steve Waters , DiscoverOrg’s Director of Sales. I want to talk about how to improve morale on the team over time by enabling them with great data and helping sales leaders invest in their team’s success. Welcome to Whiteboard Wednesday!

Why Marketing Automation Customers are Migrating Downstream

The Point

Over at the Modern Marketing Blog , Steve Earl offers his theory as to why enterprise marketers choose to switch to a different marketing platform. He says (in summary): “It’s because their needs outgrow system capabilities.”.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Expert Insight: How Marketers Need to Respond to the Rapidly Evolving MarTech Landscape

KoMarketing Associates

As the MarTech landscape continues to evolve, new research suggests that marketers believe it is changing quickly. Over the past three years, 48 percent of marketers believe that the landscape has “evolved rapidly,” according to a report titled the “State of Martech 2018” from Walker Sands.

How to Build Your Martech Stack

Reachforce

Every good marketing team has a particular martech stack (or marketing technology stack) that they work with, whether they realize it or not.

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8 Ways CMOs Should Engage Millennials on Social Media

Modern Marketing

As a marketer, you’ve likely noticed the shift across the industry when it comes to targeted audiences. Millennials are now the primary group that everybody talks about and extensively analyzes on social media. The reason for this is simple.

How to Create a Digital Newsletter That Really Generates New Sales

Marketing Insider Group

Although we live in the world of social media, email isn’t going anywhere. It’s still one of the most popular forms of online communication, and there’s no reason to believe this will change. For marketers, this is exciting news.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.