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.

6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

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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5 Outdated PR Tactics That Will Actually Hurt Your Strategy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 Some tactics are outdated and could potentially harm your brand.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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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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.

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.

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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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Repurposing Content: How to Revive Your Old Content

B2B PR Sense

Repurposing content is like restoring a classic car. It depends on your perspective. What to some people is junkyard worthy, others see as the next hottest car on the block. The same can be true with your B2B content marketing and B2B PR strategy.

Employee Advocacy 2.0: Leveraging Influence to Drive a Connected Organization and Employee-Led Buyer Journey

Onalytica B2B

We are very excited to announce that just over a year on, we are publishing yet another guide book – this time on Employee Advocacy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

9 Keys To Building A Truly Data-Led Organization

Marketing Insider Group

Truly? Yes, truly. Let’s face it, most leaders of Marketing organizations – and many other types of organizations for that matter – talk a good game about the importance of being data-driven.

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.

Email Subject Lines: 295+ Best Performing (The Biggest Swipe File On The Internet)

SendX

You’re probably no stranger to the fact that subject lines play a HUGE role in deciding the success of your email marketing campaign. How huge? Consider this: 47% of email recipients open emails based on the subject line alone.

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