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. For those looking for what’s now and what’s next, we’re sharing emerging trends that have increased in popularity throughout the […]. The post 7 Content Marketing Trends You Need To Follow appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. 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? If you know content can help you reach more of your target audience, there are some ways you can increase the value of your content. Part of this is making it more exclusive. Require an email address or contact information for big pieces of content, like ebooks and white papers.

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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. The culprit was to be the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which would cut off the flow of personal data to third party brokers and, even more devastatingly, prevent marketers from buying third party data for fear it wasn’t legitimately sourced. The expectations are real.

[Updated 2018] Ultimate Small Business Marketing Guide

SendX

Setting the Stage. Growing your business is hard. Growing predictably at a fast pace is way harder. Irrespective of the size or stage of your business its success finally boils down to your understanding of various levers of growth & conversion. However, doing that is easier said than done. It really doesn't matter whether you are running an e-commerce shop or are a small real-estate company. Whether you are a professional blogger or just getting started with your SAAS software businesses.

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.

8 Ways CMOs Should Engage Millennials on Social Media

Oracle

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. Within the last few years, there has been a massive wealth transfer between baby boomers and their Gen X and millennial offspring. Now millennials wield a larger spending power than any other generation.

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Landing Pages: The Huge Mistakes Marketers Make and How to Avoid Them

Marketing Insider Group

Landing pages are central to every marketing strategy. Landing pages have one focus—conversions. While it’s not incredibly hard to create a landing page these days, conversions are still hard to come by. Yet for all the work you’re doing, you may be your own worst enemy, making mistakes that are costing you leads. There are […]. The post Landing Pages: The Huge Mistakes Marketers Make and How to Avoid Them appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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. Engineers and industrial professionals do read emails, provided you’ve earned their trust with […] The post Making Email the Cornerstone of Industrial Content Marketing by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

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”. But they didn’t drink the whole glass. Customer 360 isn't assembling a persistent, unified customer database as described in the Customer Data Platform Institute's CDP definition.

1500+ Free Responsive Email Templates [the biggest resource on the web]

SendX

As a marketer, it is hard to design an email that looks great and works across all email clients and devices. Now, with 40 different email clients and 5 different screen sizes this is only getting harder. As high as 34% recipients might mark your email as SPAM if it does not display properly on their device. That is where responsive email templates come to rescue. Finding the right template for your exact requirements is another challenge.

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!

4 Little Known Ways to Implement Cross-Channel Marketing

Oracle

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. Plus, it's important to determine how to leverage them effectively and how to use them together to increase return. It's a cross-channel marketing strategy that brings all those components together.

The Ultimate List of Marketing Podcasts

Zoominfo

Ten or so years ago, podcasts were just a blip on the average marketer’s radar. Although the medium existed, it certainly wasn’t as common or as popular as it is today. In fact, 48 million Americans listened to podcasts weekly in 2018—that’s 6 million more weekly listeners than there were just a year ago ( source ). Given its rising popularity, podcasting is now an avenue marketers can explore to publish more branded content and reach new audiences.

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. Unlike the past where businesses used traditional advertising, today, they are not as effective as online advertising and this has pushed many businesses to adopt online advertising […]. The post 10 Digital Marketing Tricks Used By Famous Business Brands appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Moving Marketing from Cost Center to Revenue Center (Survey Data)

bizible

One of my favorite times of the year is being able to dig into the raw results of the State of Pipeline Marketing report. Now in its 4th year, the report is based on survey responses from over 400 B2B marketers and provides a wealth of insights. A great question this year was: What is marketing's perceived reputation in your organization: Cost center or revenue center? Overall, the question was quite polarizing.

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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.

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. This would be the Experience Cloud Profile announced in March and based on an open source data model developed jointly with Microsoft and stored on Microsoft Azure.**

The Definitive Guide to Email Deliverability

SendX

Introduction. You have spent countless hours to come up with the perfect content marketing strategy for your company. You and your entire team has worked tirelessly for the last 6 months on writing quality content and building an envious list of quality subscribers. But your email marketing effort is not yielding any results. Your CEO is demanding email marketing ROI and you have absolutely nothing to show for it. It's not like you and your team didn't work hard enough.

7 Ways to Build Lasting Customer Relationships

Oracle

Answer this question with yes or no. Does content marketing, where you give your users and website visitors information and insights on how to achieve their goals more effectively, still work? And no. Unfortunately, many marketers focus more on creating great content machines than creating great customer relationships and authentic brands. And this type of marketing just doesn’t cut it anymore.

5 Ways to Build a Better Employer Brand

Zoominfo

Recruiting and marketing may be two separate fields—but in today’s digital world, the lines between the two have become increasingly blurred. In fact, 86% of HR professionals agree that recruitment is becoming more like marketing ( source ). The recruiting landscape is now a candidate-driven and highly competitive environment. As a result, the strategies recruiters use for candidate sourcing now mirror the tactics marketers use to attract customers—the main overlap being branding.

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How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Personal Branding – Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand

Marketing Insider Group

At one point, there was such a thing as separation between your work life and your social life. For many professionals, this is no longer true. This is why more and more thought leaders, business consultants, and influencers are choosing to focus on personal branding: it’s not enough to be a nameless part of a […]. The post Personal Branding – Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media

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. It has a huge impact on not only the success of the launch, but also the brand itself. But how does it exactly work?

Interview with Jamil Ahmed

Onalytica B2B

Jamil Ahmed – CEO at Reinforce Lab. Key Topics: International Business, Business Development, Business Intelligence, Marketing, Digital Marketing – Social Media Marketing, Personal Branding, SEO, Content Marketing & Analytics. Location: Bangladesh.

Google Ads: The Definitive Guide (2018 Update)

SendX

You probably know that Google Ads is the fastest way to 10X your sales, thanks to the high buyer intent traffic it drives towards your landing pages. Unlike Facebook, where you’ve to rely on interrupting the user and getting his attention, the user WANTS to pay attention to you on Google. But how can you actually make it work for you and get your ads placed like this? The thing is, if you don’t know what you’re doing, Google Ads can be the fastest way to lose your money.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Is Text Messaging the Next Frontier of Content Marketing?

Oracle

Most millennials prefer texting to talking on the phone, and it’s more and more accepted in all generations. For instance, when you fill a prescription, the pharmacy texts to let you know when it’s ready. Text messages can now be used as evidence in deciding legal cases. What I’m saying is that text messaging now has great potential as a marketing channel. In the world of marketing, we talk a lot about content marketing. “Content is king!”

10 Discovery Questions to Uncover Buyer Needs

Zoominfo

Most sales professionals recommend using a sales methodology that involves uncovering a buyer’s biggest problem or pain point. While this is essential for sales success, it’s also only half of the story. This type of approach often drives sellers to employ a “find-out-what’s-wrong-and-fix-it” mindset. Sellers hear a buyer’s complaint and often jump to problem-solving far too quickly. This can lead to: Missed opportunities to uncover a broader need set.

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. While these stats illustrate the opportunity of email marketing, the reality is that inboxes are full. So, […]. The post Email Marketing Quick Tips to Increase Open Rates appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.