October, 2018

Four Great Ways to Use Personalization in Digital Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Stefan Debois. Today, personalization is more important than ever, as consumers and business decision makers alike are overloaded with content. While a lot of information gets ignored, personalized content tends to hit home. Image credit: Autopilot. That should come as no surprise.

Half of Marketers Aren’t Getting CX Right, Here’s Why

Marketing Insider Group

Customer experience is the fundamental driver behind customer-centric marketing today. From creating content of value to sending out personalized messaging and analyzing data to learn more about customer expectations, the whole point is always to enhance CX.

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Where Politics & Business Collide: Political Donations of B2B Decision Makers

DiscoverOrg

As the 2018 midterm election cycle heats up, demographic research and new insights about American voters has never been more in demand.

3 Things You’ll Learn from Content Marketing Institute’s Latest B2B Brief

ScribbleLive

The end of 2018 is rapidly approaching, and with holiday festivities and temperature drops come summaries of trends that pushed our industry forward and predictions for the year ahead.

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.

How to Get Started with Inbound Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Mario Medina. You’re no doubt familiar with the concept of inbound marketing, but did you know that it’s (arguably) more effective and economical than traditional marketing methods?

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Industrial Blogging – An Underutilized Content Marketing Tactic

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial blogging is usually not a favorite subject of discussion with my manufacturing and engineering clients. Probably the most common complaint I hear is, “We’ve been blogging for a while but haven’t seen any tangible results (leads, sales opportunities etc.).”

How to Build a CDP RFP Generator

Customer Experience Matrix

Recent discussions with Customer Data Platform buyers and vendors have repeatedly circled around a small set of questions: what are the use cases for CDP? This really means, when should you use a CDP and when should you use something else?) what are the capabilities of a CDP?

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Report: 86% of Customers Want Transparency from Brands on Social Media

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers are turning to social media to reach out to their target audiences, and new research shows that it can pay off in the end to be transparent.

5 Things to Consider When Building Your Martech Stack

Reachforce

Your martech stack is essentially all of the marketing technology - i.e., tools and software - that your business utilizes together to create your sales process. So your lead generation technology, CRM, data management software, and more all makes up your marketing technology stack. Martech

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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!

Inbound Marketing: Everything You Need to Know

Webbiquity

Guest post by Nick Rojas. Being at the forefront of marketing sometimes requires shifting resources away from old practices. That’s why 52% of outbound marketers say their marketing efforts are “ineffective”. In fact, inbound marketing is starting to be used more than outbound marketing.

Top 10 Visual Content Rules You Probably Still Neglect

Marketing Insider Group

In order for visual content marketing to be successful, it must obey a certain amount of rules. Unfortunately, these rules are often neglected. If applied properly, these tweaks and details will add the finishing touches to all of your marketing product needs.

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5 Outdated PR Tactics That Will Actually Hurt Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Previously, we've talked about the best PR tactics to get your brand some media love -- but sadly, not all tactics are created equal. Some tactics are outdated and could potentially harm your brand. What are these tactics and why should you avoid them?

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6 Components of a Perpetual Demand Generation Program

ANNUITAS

What makes Demand Generation perpetual ? I’ve been thinking about this while considering an update of my last post on this topic. One key component (other than a decreased reliance on tactical, campaign-based activities to drive demand) is its adaptability.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Report: B2B Marketers Seeing Strong Business Value in Event Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

There are many avenues marketers can take to reach out to their target audiences, but new research suggests that event marketing may be one of the more efficient tactics.

3 Essential Elements of a Fantastic Data Capture Form

Reachforce

Using a data capture form is one of the most effective ways to generate leads for your business and is one of the essential data management tools at your disposal.

Six Ways to Connect with Hard-to-Reach Business Buyers

Webbiquity

It’s a paradox of modern marketing that even with today’s ubiquitous high-speed wifi and cell connectivity, wide range of devices, and abundance of communication channels, business buyers seem harder to reach than ever.

Is (Lack of) Content Getting in the Way of Your Content Marketing Efforts?

Marketing Insider Group

We’re all bought in on content marketing. Right? Seventy-two percent of marketers have a content marketing strategy in place, according to the LinkedIn Technology Marketing Community.

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.

10 Social Media and Public Relations Tactics You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Social media and public relations might seem like an odd pair upon first inspection. One is a new strategy, just over a decade old, while the other spans decades, even centuries. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business? Most definitely!

Using Direct Mail to Win More Deals - An ABM Case Study

bizible

You’re behind in revenue, but most of the quarter is already passed. Typically, marketing says there’s nothing more that can be done and moves to the next quarter. Not at Bizible! Before we were acquired by Marketo, we found ourselves behind plan with only a month in the quarter.

99% of Marketers Intend to Increase Spend on Digital Marketing Next Year

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to see the value of digital marketing tactics, new research suggests that they intend to invest more in these initiatives in the coming months.

How to Improve Your Lead Nurturing With Marketing Automation

Reachforce

It probably won't come as any surprise to you that a lot of your marketing strategies can be improved upon and made more successful and efficient with proper marketing automation implementation. Your lead nurturing campaign is just one of them.

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

The Value of Creativity for Live Events

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jennifer Kurland. Creativity comes from a place deep within. It is the spark that ignites imaginations and drives innovation. Creative minds break boundaries, take the abstract or mundane and transform it into something new, something that can change the world and our experience of it.

5 Steps to Creating a Content Marketing Campaign

Marketing Insider Group

When you begin to create a content marketing campaign, it’s a little like putting together a puzzle piece by piece. You need to start with a solid framework, much like the edge pieces of the puzzle. What gets filled in the middle is all the dynamic data and creative outputs.

Move Your Marketing Strategy Forward by Going Back to the Basics

Act-On

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3 Deep Buyer Insights Must-Haves By The Year 2020

Tony Zambito

Being relevant today in a digital world filled with millions and billions of interactions per day is one of the greatest challenges facing organizations today. Both B2B and B2C (and hybrid) are investing in attempts to capture these interactions.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

10 Ideas to Kick Your A/B Testing Program Up a Notch

KoMarketing Associates

Want to optimize your optimization efforts? Most marketers do. And if you’ve been focusing on A/B split-testing as the way to get there, you’ve already done something smart: A/B split-testing is widely named as the most effective way to improve conversion rates.

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How Does Data Management Software Fit Into Your Marketing Technology Stack?

Reachforce

We've been talking about marketing technology stacks, or martech stacks , a lot lately. This is because they are such a crucial element of the marketing team within a company.

Report: One-Third of Marketers Say Lead Nurturing Has No Impact

The Point

The analysts at Demand Gen Report just published their “ 2018 Lead Nurturing & Acceleration Survey Report ” and one conclusion is no surprise: many B2B companies are still really bad at lead nurturing. It’s not just that 44% of respondents said that their lead nurturing “needs improvement.”