February, 2024

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8 rules to rock your B2B marketing campaigns in 2024

Envy

At the very end of 2023, along with Airfleet we held The Big Marketing Kickoff, an event during which we’ve spoken about the highs and lows of the past year in the B2B marketing world, and shared our plans for growth in 2024 with an audience of no less than 150 brilliant B2B marketers.

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10 Super Bowl Marketing Moments That Made History

CMSWire

How 10 iconic Super Bowl campaigns captured hearts and redefined marketing. Continue reading.

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B2B content marketing: Driving success through strategic content creation

Martech

B2B content marketing is an indispensable strategy for businesses looking to establish their brand, engage their target audience, and drive conversions. In this article, we will explore the fundamentals of B2B content marketing, delve into effective strategies for creating impactful content, and examine the role of generative AI in enhancing content creation.

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Try These Top B2B Influencer Marketing Tactics

Top Rank Marketing

You’ve probably heard about B2B influencer marketing. The strategy has exploded in adoption, with a 2023 Ogilvy study finding that 75% of B2B businesses are leveraging influencers in their campaigns. Even if you have a general idea of how and why B2B influencer marketing works , you still might wonder how it plays out in practice. How do brands and influencers collaborate to bring these campaigns to life?

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4 Simple Decisions to Unlock Your Post-Cookie Targeting Strategy

The rise of AI and the fall of the cookie are profoundly changing programmatic advertising. With Chrome’s third-party cookie deprecation looming, the industry must adapt. With an overwhelming array of new and old technologies, many advertisers feel uncertain about how to proceed. Dstillery CEO, Michael Beebe, outlines a straightforward 4-step approach to streamline and enhance your post-cookie targeting strategy: Leverage first-party data.

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How to Make the Most of Five New Trends in B2B Buyer Behavior

Trade Press Services

For many years, “creating enough content” was cited by marketers responding to the Content Marketing Institute’s annual State of Marketing survey as their top challenge. In 2024, however, the top challenge for marketers has changed. Today, “creating the right content for their audience” represents the biggest communication challenge for 57 percent of marketers.

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How to Improve Lead Quality in B2B SaaS with Segmentation Techniques

Visitor Queue

Segmentation is one of the most underrated aspects of marketing. By properly segmenting your prospects, you can better understand your audience and cater to their needs. In fact, companies that segment their customers are 130% more likely to know their customer’s motives. In order to fully understand your customers and improve the quality of your […] The post How to Improve Lead Quality in B2B SaaS with Segmentation Techniques appeared first on Visitor Queue Blog | Identify Website Traffic

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Why GA4 Is So Awful and What to Do About It

Marketing Insider Group

“Welcome to the world of GA4 , where the future of analytics is as promising as it is perplexing!” That’s what we thought when we first encountered Google Analytics 4. As the team at Marketing Insider Group, we’re always knee-deep in digital marketing trends, and GA4 has been a hot topic on our radar. In this article, we’re diving into the nitty-gritty of why GA4, despite its advanced features, can feel like a thorn in the side of marketers.

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Urgent Email Subject Lines - Do They Actually Work?

SendX

Urgent subject lines have become a common strategy in email marketing, aimed at catching the attention of the receiver. At first glance, the effectiveness of using "URGENT" or "LAST"or "HURRY" in subject lines might seem straightforward. It's about getting more people to open the emails.

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The Marketing Book Podcast: “The Sale Is In The Tale” by John Livesay

The Forward Observer

The Sale Is In The Tale by John Livesay About the Book John Livesay, a keynote speaker and author of the business book Better Selling Through Storytelling , presents us with a business fable set in Austin, Texas. It is about a sales representative whose old ways of selling are not working anymore. With the help of his colleague, he learns how to use storytelling in his sales meetings, which wins him more sales success than ever before.

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WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook 2024

Elevate your webinar game with WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook! Packed with insights from our seasoned webinar experts, this comprehensive guide is your go-to resource for mastering the art of B2B webinars. Learn the fundamentals, from defining webinars to exploring their benefits and diverse use cases. Discover the key elements of running a successful webinar, avoiding common mistakes, and making your sessions more engaging.

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Training Your Workforce for ChatGPT: A Comprehensive Guide

Convince & Convert

Even if you have a rule against it, your employees probably use ChatGPT for work. We know this from observation and a few useful stats. More than 92% of Fortune 500 companies are using ChatGPT. That’s according to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman in 2023. College-educated workers and young professionals (64% of users are 18-35 ) are the biggest users of ChatGPT ( source ).

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Why B2B marketing needs brand building more than lead gen

Martech

B2B marketing has become overly focused on measurement and attribution, appearing and claiming to be more science than art. Everyone wants to believe it’s a science. Investors, boards and leadership expect marketing growth to be measurable, predictable and projectable. But the truth is that marketing is not a hard science. Experiments are not repeatable and playbooks are not fully transferable between companies.

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AI Content Is Short-Term Arbitrage, Not Long-Term Strategy

Ahrefs

But beyond the short-term dopamine hit of publishing a thousand articles at once, for most businesses, the negatives of AI content will very quickly outweigh the positives.

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Enhancing Patient Care: 4 Strategies for Life Sciences Companies

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

For many people, a sudden tingling in the leg or a feeling of numbness in the arm isn’t too much cause for alarm. The tingling or the numbness goes away after a little while, and they go on with their lives. But for Brooke Eby, an abrupt limp on her way to a conference one day ultimately led to a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 33.

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The Top 3 Tips for Writing Successful White Papers

In the B2B marketing toolkit, white papers can be a powerful option for reaching decision-makers and experts, presenting them with interesting information that improves their perception of your organization's competence and thought leadership. That said, a poorly executed whitepaper will not only be unable to influence your desired audience but will also come with significant costs that other assets won't incur.

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Worst and Best Practices for Email Subject Lines

SendX

A bad email subject line can ruin your email campaign results. Read this blog to know how to ensure that it never happens to any of your campaigns.

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Meet the New Host: Alina Dallal

Oktopost

Alina Dallal reveals what’s in store for Behind the Post listeners in 2024. Listen to the Podcast: Or subscribe on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , or YouTube Episode Summary Behind the Post is back and this time with a new host. Meet Alina Dallal , Oktopost’s Content Marketing Manager. In this episode, Alina introduces herself and reveals what you can expect this season.

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An Ultimate Guide to Social Media Automation for Your Business

Spiralytics

We may want to stay away from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation for particular tasks, especially when it comes to the creative domain. However, there are several avenues where social media automation can be a game changer. From crafting engaging content, suggesting hashtags, analyzing posts, and several other tasks, it can help you reduce time spent on repetitive tasks.

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Customer Retention Strategies for B2B Companies in 2024

PureB2B

Acquiring B2B leads is only the beginning, here’s a helpful guide about B2B customer retention strategies you need to keep your clients satisfied.

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21 Advanced ChatGPT Prompts To Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

Upgrade your social media game with our in-depth playbook: "21 advanced ChatGPT prompts for social media managers". These powerful prompts are tailored to supercharge your content creation, strategy development, and results analysis. Say goodbye to writer's block and hello to endless creativity as you effortlessly generate engaging posts, come up with original strategies, and optimize your social media performance - all in a fraction of the time.

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Marketing KPIs: 30 Metrics for Every Marketing Role

Ahrefs

To choose the right KPIs: There are an almost infinite number of KPIs, often varying in small details (like how they’re measured, or subtle differences in definition).

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UX Design Strategy: Designing for the 'Unhappy Path'

CMSWire

Discover how a robust UX design strategy can transform the "unhappy path" into a smooth user journey, ensuring success beyond the "happy path." Continue reading.

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A guide to an effective email newsletter: Strategic planning best practices (Part 1 of 3)

SmartBrief - Marketing

Since the first electronic mail (email) was sent in 1971, marketers have been looking for ways to optimize the channel to reach prospects and customers more effectively and efficiently. One of the most common – and effective – forms of regular email communication is in the form of a company newsletter. While hardly new or sexy, email newsletters are still a digital marketing stalwart and should be used to nurture relationships with your brand’s constituents.

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Why integrations will be critical to AI in 2024

Martech

Almost every business today has access to similar AI tools, but outcomes are going to differ significantly based on how they apply the technology. Results depend not just on the AI you’re using, but how you integrate it into your existing tech stack, processes, and strategy. AI is incredibly good at gathering and analyzing huge volumes of customer data.

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The Resurgence of Direct Mail as a Growth Marketing Strategy

Speaker: Jeff Tarran, COO, Gunderson Direct & Margaret Pepe, Executive Director of Product Management, U.S. Postal Service

Learn the secrets to direct mail success for growth marketers! Industry veterans Jeff Tarran and Margaret Pepe are here to delve into how direct mail has completely evolved in recent years, and has rightfully earned a seat at the table alongside the email and digital marketing plans of SMBs, enterprise companies, and agencies as they look into strategy for 2024 and beyond.

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Fine-Tuning Your LLM? There’s a Better Way

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Ever get an email trying to sell you a product you’ve already bought? Or had a service interaction where you had to answer the same questions multiple times with different people? Large language models (LLMs) promise to eliminate these annoyances by providing greater levels of information-sharing and personalization within your company’s operations.

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The role of artificial intelligence in business in 2024

Sprout Social

In business, artificial intelligence (AI) is more than just a trend; it’s a crucial tool reshaping how we approach marketing and customer engagement. According to our research , nearly 9 out of 10 business leaders are gearing up to boost their investments in AI and machine learning (ML), especially in marketing. Why this surge? At the heart of this AI revolution is the ability to segment behaviors and target specific customer groups with precision.

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How to Visualize Ahrefs Data with ChatGPT

Ahrefs

We’ve already launched some AI-enhanced features like search intent, but we made it even better by adding the traffic share for each intent. Check out this write-up from Si Quan for some more things we might add.

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Customer Experience Metrics: 3 Steps That Drive Growth

CMSWire

Steps CMOs can take to become more successful in delivering customer experiences that add value for both the customer and the organization. Continue reading.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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The State of Digital Transformation in B2B In 2024

Top Rank Marketing

For B2B companies, digital transformation is not a destination; it’s an ongoing journey. Marketers must continuously assess and adapt their marketing technology stack to remain competitive, meet evolving customer expectations, and seize new opportunities in the digital landscape. As digital transformation continues to reshape the fundamentals of B2B marketing, businesses need to prioritize creating and delivering valuable, human-centered content.

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5 Super Bowl LVIII takeaways for marketers

Martech

As the Kansas City Chiefs mounted a late-game charge to become repeat champions (three titles in five years!), Super Bowl LVIII proved to be a victory for fans, brands and the city of Las Vegas. Digital channels provided more options for audiences to engage with the Big Game, including an inventive stream on Nickelodeon called by SpongeBob SquarePants and friends.

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Future of B2B Demand Generation: Trends On the Horizon

Binary Demand

[ps2id id=’Introduction’ target=”/]Based on a recent HubSpot report, 35% of surveyed marketers prioritized B2B demand generation activities in 2022, indicating a noticeable shift from tactical demand generation to a more strategic approach in the current and future of B2B demand generation marketing. In each market, diverse choices cater to individual buyer nuances.