June, 2014

Email Marketing: 3 lead nurture paths you should automate

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Marketing automation can help you manage lead nurturing efforts in a complex marketplace. So where do you even begin in terms of an automation strategy?

5 Lessons Content Marketers Can Take Away from the 2014 World Cup

KoMarketing Associates

As the 2014 World Cup is officially underway, the attention of the sports world (and even those outside the sports world) has turned to Brazil, where 32 of the top teams in the world will be competing to take home the famed gold trophy.

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Book Review: Hooked on Customers

ViewPoint

Driving customer advocacy is hard work. If you''re looking for some magic metric or a quick and easy fix to guaranteed success, Bob Thompson’s latest book, Hooked on Customers , is not for you.

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Finding the brand positioning sweet spot

Savanta

Managing a B2B brand isn’t easy. In a recent survey of 100 senior B2B marketers conducted for the B2B Leaders Forum by Circle Research , they named three major challenges: Resources: Brand building is a lower priority than activity which directly builds revenue in the short-term.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity

Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. In less than a generation, information has gone from being scarce to overabundant.

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Lead Generation: 2 simple tips to determine cost per lead

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Getting to the heart of lead cost is not easy. There are a multitude of factors to consider. For example, should you factor in nurturing into the costs? Even then, how much?

Is There A Connection Between SEO Link Building and PR-Based Brand Mentions?

KoMarketing Associates

Google might be doing it’s best to create a divide between PR professionals and SEO practitioners. Last year Google updated their webmaster guidelines to specifically call out questionable link building practices used in press releases.

Half of all sales inquiries are good. The challenge is finding which half.

ViewPoint

In the distant past (30 years ago) We figured out through research that 45%f of all inquiries turn into a sale for someone. In the not too distant past (15 years ago) We realized that salespeople cannot or will not follow-up on 100% of their inquiries.

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Marge Breya, Informatica’s EVP and CMO: How to Build a Successful Content Marketing System For Demand Generation [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

One of the key changes in marketing in recent years is the advent of content marketing as a principal tool in demand generation. Another is that marketing is becoming more and more technical.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

19 Remarkable Guides on Business Strategy, Leadership and Motivation

Webbiquity

It’s a (sometimes forgotten) truism of business that no company can cut its way to growth. As the economy continues to slowly recover from the great recession, smart leaders, having pared back spending during the lean times, are looking at how to invest for growth.

The 10 Internet Trend Charts You Need To See From Mary Meeker

Marketing Insider Group

Every year around this time Mary Meeker puts out her famous Internet Trend Charts. I cover them every year because I think she has found a way to show all the amazing change the web has brought to our lives, the world of business and especially for us marketers trying to reach the digital consumer.

B2B Content Marketing: Find the bigger story

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet “Anybody here think you have nothing to create content around? No exciting stories to tell?” ” Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute, has heard this issue from a lot from B2B marketers.

3 Things Your Social Media Team Should Know About SEO

KoMarketing Associates

One of the biggest challenges we hear about in the world of marketing is around the idea of silos. As companies grow, and new people and departments are added, it’s easy to become segmented and communication can become more difficult than it once was.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

So What Exactly IS Inbound Marketing?

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer While the practice of "inbound marketing" has burst on the scene and is growing in popularity, it''s still puzzling to many. Here''s a primer.

How Speech Analytics Can Improve the Contact Center Experience

ViewPoint

If you’ve ever called a customer service department for help, you’ve probably heard the message: “Your call may be recorded for quality assurance.” ” Perhaps you’ve wondered, what happens to those call recordings?

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

Writing on the Web

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Does Marketing Have A Marketing Problem?

Marketing Insider Group

Imagine this: You walk into your first day at a new job and find out you will be presenting to more than 100 very senior marketing executives at an invitation-only event in 2 days. 2 days!

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Lead Generation: 2 tips to transform your content marketing

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Content marketing can be an effective tactic for lead generation as customers look to your brand as an authority in the marketplace delivering relevant information that is useful to their needs.

8 ValueTrack Parameters For Better AdWords Campaign Data

KoMarketing Associates

ValueTrack is an easy-to-use AdWords URL-tagging feature. ValueTrack works with Google Analytics or your own tracking solution to provide detailed, useful data about each click on your paid search ad. You can use this information to fine-tune your campaigns and settings for better performance.

The 3 Most Important Aspects of Inbound Marketing

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Are you a bit overwhelmed by inbound marketing and all its moving parts? Don''t be - it all comes down to three concepts.

The Six Most Irrational Social Media Concerns of Brands

Webbiquity

Note: the following is an excerpt from the book The Social Employee by Cheryl and Mark Burgess. Reprinted with permission. The first step toward transitioning to a culture full of empowered social employees is to address some of the most common concerns brands face when considering going social.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Successful SNS’s should be modeled on the college campus

Biznology

The future of Social Network Services (SNS) can be discovered on High School and College campuses. I believe that topic-specific “vertical” SNS’s are very important, but I also think that the model needs to be University-like – a modularized SNS.

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Digital Innovation – 5 Conclusions From The NYTimes Digital Innovation Report

Marketing Insider Group

By now, you’ve likely heard about the New York Times Digital Innovation Report. The nearly-100 page report was leaked by Buzzfeed last month and became more than the talk of the town in New York city right before Internet Week where I presented on the content marketing imperative.

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Lead Generation: Streamlining the process for quality over quantity

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet For her first week on the job, Debbie Pryer, Program Manager, Siemens Healthcare, arrived ready to accept an intimidating challenge: Bring Marketing and Sales together for one common cause – generating quality leads.

What Jeremy Paxman Doesn’t Know About Twitter Best Practices

KoMarketing Associates

On June 18, English broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Paxman stated on Newsnight that Twitter is for people who “nothing going on between their ears, or nothing going on in their lives” as he left the show after 25 years on air. What would content marketers say in response to Paxman’s comments?

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!