November, 2015

Effective B2B Marketing Leaders Do This

Marketing Insider Group

Technology plays a critical role in the success of today’s marketers. Marketers use technology to help us make smarter decisions, execute more effective campaigns, and drive more revenue. But with so many new technologies rising up every day, how does a marketer decide which tools, channels, and metrics to focus on to improve marketing performance […]. The post Effective B2B Marketing Leaders Do This appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Demand Generation

What B2B Marketers Can Learn About Buyers Without Trying Too Hard

KoMarketing Associates

People don’t always tell you what they’re thinking. In personal relationships, we use body language, tone of voice, micro expressions, actions, and other intangibles to infer someone’s perspective, attitude, intent, and desires.

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4 Most Important Traits of Modern Marketers

Oracle

Several years ago Eloqua coined the term “Modern Marketer.” ” The idea was to communicate that B2B marketers were operating in a new age that involved knowledge at warp speed, change in the buying process, a more informed and sophisticated buyer and a need to modernize marketing of the past. I could not agree more with this assessment and way of thinking.

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Content Industrial Buyers Want from Supplier Websites

Industrial Marketing Today

Manufacturers and industrial companies have shifted more of their marketing dollars to digital marketing channels for a very good reason.

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.

The Best B2B Marketers Invest In Attribution For These 3 Reasons

bizible

Consumer purchasing stories in the B2B market have become complex and unpredictable. The next prospect takes an alternate buying journey to the one before, and they take their sweet time along the way. The marketing landscape has morphed into a rugged wilderness of jagged, undefined terrain, and B2B marketers are all looking for the most creative way to make the trek. There are trillions of dollars strewn across the globe, and there’s a horde of enterprises looking to claim their share.

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What Is Pull Marketing and How Does It Add Brand Value? (with Gilad de Vries, SVP Strategy at Outbrain)

Crimson Marketing

Today’s buyers are able to respond to marketing with two choices they never had in the past: They can ignore, skip or block ads through ad-blocking software or tools like Tivo, and they can also talk back to brands through social media. Together, this is radically altering the go to market strategy required of brands. The paradigm shift, says Gilad de Vries, VP of Strategy, Products and Business Intelligence for content discovery platform Outbrain, is from “push” to “pull” marketing.

5 Overlooked Content Marketing Assets That Can Influence SEO

KoMarketing Associates

It is pretty common to email survey and customer feedback requests to customers after a purchase is made online. While I often just delete these communications, I may consider them if I’ve had either exceptional or horrible experiences. For one recent purchase, I was disappointed to see that the actual flow between the link to review in email and the actual opportunity to review simply took me to the organization’s home page, requiring login.

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The Disruptive Forces Reshaping the Marketing Industry

Oracle

Since marketing was first invented, an argument's been raging about whether it's an art or a science. Regardless of which side you're on, there's no argument that the rules of the game are shifting. Disruption is changing every facet of modern business, and marketing is no exception. The rise of the internet and mobile devices is altering the way brands interact with customers and how those customers make purchasing decisions.

B2B Marketing Insider Is Now Marketing Insider Group

Marketing Insider Group

Almost exactly five and a half years ago, I launched the B2B Marketing Insider blog with an introduction on “Why Am I In Marketing?” I talked about how I thought Marketers were too focused on selling stuff and how we often forget to simply focus on helping customers. I also talked about how I was […]. The post B2B Marketing Insider Is Now Marketing Insider Group appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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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!

NEW REPORT: How Marketers and Creative Teams Can Collaborate Better

RockContent

Producing good content can be hard. That’s why we’re really excited to be sharing new survey research about how marketers and their creative teams can work better together. We did this study because we want to help marketers find better ways to stand out. Only 30% of B2B marketers think their content programs are effective–down from 38% last year, according to another great survey (the 2016 B2B Content Marketing Report by MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute).

Habits of Customer-Centric Marketers: Q&A with Erika Goldwater

Cintell

In a recent study we read, the role of marketing is changing to become the chief advocate for customers. In fact, the #1 priority of B2B marketers in 2016 will be “understanding buyers,” according to a recent survey from the IT Sales and Marketing Association. In today’s world of empowered buyers, the marketers who are getting it done are those who understand their buyers best. Customer-centricity is a competitive advantage!

Redefining sales prospecting in an era where no one wants to talk to you

Sales Engine

If you’ve been prospecting for sales recently, you may have noticed some differences in our culture—most importantly the fact that disruptive marketing and sales is out. That means cold calls. That means deleting email pitches. The Internet is crushing a sales rep’s ability to get in front of prospects. So what is a sales rep to do? Companies still need to sell to generate more revenue, right?

How to Market Smart When You’re Not an IT Expert (featuring Nate Skinner, Chief Customer Officer at Campaign Monitor)

Crimson Marketing

Email marketing, proclaimed a dying tool by some, actually delivers the greatest ROI of any digital marketing solution, including social. This shows that new digital marketing solutions are supplementing, not subjugating existing techniques. For marketers, that means an ever-expanding need to work with technology to reach the right customers, with the right message, at the right time. The problem is—marketers are often hired for their creative communication skills and not for their IT abilities.

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.

Why the Word Relevant is More Important Than Ever for CMOs

Oracle

I came across this chart below via MarketingCharts.com and right off the bat one stat jumped off the screen at me in the context of a CMO and marketers. Can you guess which one it was? It is the fact that 73% of Americans consider technology to be too distracting. Yes, I realize this reflects American adults only but my assumption is we would see similar numbers in other parts of the world. So what does that mean for marketers? Well that's easy, at least in my humble opinion.

15 SEO Tips And Tricks To Improve Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

On his Quicksprout blog, Neil Patel once compared content marketing and SEO to “peanut butter and jelly,” saying, “you can eat them on their own, and they are delicious… but what happens when you combine them? They complement each other, right?” Even if, for some unfathomable reason you don’t actually like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches […]. The post 15 SEO Tips And Tricks To Improve Your Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Top 5 social media video tutorials available online

RockContent

If you think of the Internet as a giant school, video represents the ultimate classroom experience. The one where you brought an apple for the teacher and everybody else forgot. The one where you got an A+ and everyone else eked by with a B. That’s especially true for content managers, who are constantly trying to stay abreast of the latest trends in social media marketing—not to mention a variety of other categories.

Marketers Continue to See Benefits In Video Content Marketing [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

The “ Video Marketing Strategy ” report released by Ascend2 showed that marketers are beginning to see an increase in the effectiveness in video content. To learn more about the report and its results, we spoke to Todd Lebo , Chief Marketing Officer of Ascend2. WERE THERE ANY STATISTICS OR RESULTS THAT SURPRISED YOU? I was very encouraged by the level of success that marketers are having with video. For example, 25 percent are ‘very successful’ – that’s a really good number.

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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.

Your website is wearing mom jeans and shoulder pads

Biznology

Pearson Education reached out to me to read and make make notes on Mike Moran’s and James Mathewson’s upcoming book, Outside-In Marketing. I go through it, paragraph by paragraph, and write notes on what comes to mind. After three chapters, I am both excited and delighted by both how much I have learned and how much I already knew. The Language of Business is Moving Faster Than You Are.

7 Referral Program Best Practices For Wooing Customers

Influitive

From high-growth startups, to multi-national enterprises, every B2B company wants more customer referrals. Referred customers are 30% more likely to convert than leads generated through other channels , and have a 16% higher life-time value. But asking for referrals can be awkward. Even if you have an awesome product and a stellar customer experience, you may be afraid of coming off as desperate. Well, the good news is your happiest customers want to give you referrals!

Why Lead Nurturing is Now Marketing’s Domain

Oracle

Once upon a time, B2B lead nurturing was strictly the domain of the sales team. Using trade shows, print ads, and occasionally broadcast spots, B2B marketers generated leads, which were passed along to the sales department. Salespeople then followed up with the leads, nurturing them on the phone and sometimes even with a three-martini lunch. This mythical lunch was a part of the lead nurturing process.

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The Lost Art Of Marketing? 25 Ways To Retain Your Customers

Marketing Insider Group

What does it take to retain your customers month after month? Is it as simple as offering a cutting-edge, market-leading product? Some people still seem to believe that “if you build it, they will come” (or, in this case, stay). But that’s not enough. Often, the market-leading products aren’t the “best” products – they’re just […]. The post The Lost Art Of Marketing? 25 Ways To Retain Your Customers appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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.

Introducing Company Workspace and Pro plan: A faster and easier way to create great content

RockContent

Creating visual content can be hard. You’ve got to brief your creative team, loop in other stakeholders, work through feedback and iterations, watch out for version control issues, nail the branding, and keep your audience in mind the whole time. But we think there’s an easier way! A big part of our success has come from making content creation as efficient and painless as possible. Today, we’re building on that success with the launch of Company Workspace.

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10 B2B Marketing Experts Weigh in on The State of Pipeline Marketing

bizible

We recently surveyed over 350 B2B marketers in The State of Pipeline Marketing Report on topics ranging from how they measure success and metrics with the greatest impact on revenue, to marketing priorities and 2016 budget expectations. Hundreds of marketers from across the country have downloaded the report, so we thought we’d ask some experts to weigh in on the specific statistics that stood out to them.

Predictive Marketing Vendors Look Beyond Lead Scores

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s clear that 2015 has been the breakout year for predictive analytics in marketing, with at least $242 million in new funding, compared with $366 million in all prior years combined. But is it possible that predictive is already approaching commodity status? You might think so based on the emergence of open source machine learning like H 2 0 and Google’s announcement today that is it releasing a open source version of its TensorFlow artificial intelligence engine.

3 Powerful Hidden Benefits of Customer Reviews

Influitive

Online reviews are becoming the new marketing currency as more and more buyers turn to peer reviews to help make their purchasing decisions. In a webinar with Uberflip , Vinay Bhagat , Founder & CEO of TrustRadius , shared how your brand can upgrade its sales and marketing by folding customer reviews into your campaigns and processes. . Here are some of Vinay’s insights on the hidden benefits of user reviews that make them an essential part of any marketer’s strategy. .

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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.