March, 2024

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B2B Marketing Strategies: It's Simple — Get Famous

CMSWire

Learn why being memorable and famous is essential in B2B marketing and how it can make or break your brand. Continue reading.

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Why marketers can’t ignore dark social media

SmartBrief - Marketing

Amidst tightening budgets in 2024, marketing teams are under extra scrutiny to prove that their work contributes to the bottom line. One area marketers can’t dismiss is dark social media activity. According to Capterra research , marketers say nearly half of their brand’s web traffic can be attributed to dark social channels. Dark social media refers to the private sharing of content through channels such as Facebook groups, Instagram DMs and WhatsApp messages.

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Sora’s impact on B2B marketing: a glimpse into the future

B2BMarketing.net

OpenAI has recently introduced a new generative AI model called Sora, capable of generating videos of up to one minute based on a text prompt. The organization will complete safety measures before making it accessible to the public, but Sora’s impending arrival promises to be a game-changer in content creation and marketing operations, offering unprecedented speed and efficiency to B2B marketers.

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How Marketers Can Connect With Generation Alpha

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

What you’ll learn about Gen Alpha What is Generation Alpha? Altruistic life goals and concerns Fiercely individualistic and prioritizes being themselves They value both authentic digital relationships and nostalgia brands Interested in, and more receptive to, new technology like AI Gen Alpha lives on different platforms than Gen Z and engages with them differently The world today belongs to Generation Z , but tomorrow is coming fast — and it belongs to Generation Alpha.

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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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The false allure of B2B intent data

Martech

What has more allure in martech than a tool that promises to grant remarkable advantage over the competition? And among such tools, what could be more powerful than one that tells you who is ready to buy? Intent data has become a big category with various sources, all of which promise visibility and focus that can change everything. These days, a marketing program that isn’t leveraging intent data of some description is seen as flying blind and hoping to hit the target with luck and timing on it

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23 Actual Content Metrics From Actual Marketers

Ahrefs

To organize things a bit, we’ve organized the metrics into eight categories. Just the names themselves will give you a good idea of what’s important in content marketing. Let’s get to it.

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A Curious and Terrified Marketer’s Start to AI and Predictive Analytics

Heinz Marketing

By Sarah Threet , Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing In grad school, I played around with sentiment analysis: the contextual mining of text that identifies and extracts subjective information in source material to help marketers understand the social sentiment of their brand. I found it interesting to be able to quantify something so qualitative.

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New White Paper: Breaking into Publishing – What It Takes to Write, Produce, and Market Your Book

Trade Press Services Newsletter

Have you ever dreamt about writing and publishing a book? Many aspiring authors have a story or message they want to share with the world but don’t know where to start. Writing a book takes a monumental investment of time, energy, and resources. For many, the dream of finishing a manuscript and publishing it can seem out of reach. Still, millions of aspiring authors strive to embark on a literary journey at some point in their lives.

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Why Your Business Isn’t Seeing New Leads Online

Marketing Insider Group

All customers you get to the bottom of the marketing and sales funnel begin as leads. Somewhere, you attracted their attention and somehow, you propelled them to interact with your brand. Once they do, your company has the information it needs to make contact. In today’s environment, your digital presence offers the best opportunities for generating leads.

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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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B2B Customer Experience: Balancing the Human Factor with Technology

Vision Edge Marketing

AI. AI. AI. Are your email boxes overflowing with information extolling the benefits of, and promoting, AI tools? Mine sure is! But this post is about a bigger category – technology. From chatbots to self-service platforms, technology is reshaping customer interactions, enhancing efficiency, improving EBITA, and steering decisions with data. Gartner’s survey reveals a whopping 75% of B2B buyers prefer self-service, versus interacting with sales representatives, during the initial stages of

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Choosing Your Ally in Growth: The Consultant vs. Agency Dilemma

Convince & Convert

So you’re at the point in your business where you’re looking to outsource support, whether it’s fixing an issue, auditing your current techstack, or attempting to scale, and you’re debating between hiring a consultant or an agency? There are many benefits to hiring both, however, there are some things you should first consider before making a decision.

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Top 50 B2B Thought Leaders, Analysts & Influencers You Should Work With In 2024 (APAC)

Thinkers360

Here’s the Thinkers360 annual leaderboard for our top 50 B2B thought leaders, analysts and influencers you should work with in 2024 (APAC). Congratulations to all who participated! Top 50 B2B Thought Leaders, Analysts & Influencers You Should Work With In 2024 (APAC) 2024 Annual Ranking Find and work with the World’s Premier B2B Thought Leaders, Advisors, Analysts, Authors, Influencers & Speakers (100M+ followers combined).

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The Art of Mastering AI for Social Media Success with Etien Yanev

Oktopost

With a passion for AI, Etien Yanev walks us through all the ways businesses can leverage AI for a successful marketing strategy. Listen to the Podcast: Or subscribe on Spotify , Apple Podcasts, or YouTube Watch the live recording: Episode Summary In this episode of Behind the Post, host Alina welcomes Etien Yanev , the Senior Social Media Manager at Payhawk and author of the book “Digital Marketing Compass” (currently only available in Bulgarian).

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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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B2B Tech Vendors Need Effective Communication Strategies to Build & Support Their Channel Partner Program 

PureB2B

The post B2B Tech Vendors Need Effective Communication Strategies to Build & Support Their Channel Partner Program appeared first on DemandScience.

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What Is a Marketing Database? (Hint: It’s NOT Your Audience)

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s face it: In the grand chess game of marketing , your marketing database is the queen. Neglect her, and your strategy is as good as checkmate. But wield her wisely, and you’re playing to win. Having a marketing database isn’t just about hoarding data like a digital dragon sitting on a pile of gold. It’s about using that data to outsmart the competition and capture your audience’s attention.

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Measure, Test, Measure: A Proven Framework for Better Data-Driven Decisions

Vision Edge Marketing

A high maturity level of customer-centricity enables more cost-effective initiatives related to recruiting, retaining, and growing the value of more customers; and creating relationships to build trust, loyalty, and advocacy. This, in turn, results in both top and bottom-line benefits. A well-crafted customer-centric growth strategy is the compass that guides us to profitable, sustainable growth.

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Driving Growth with Voice of Customer Data: A Step-by-Step Approach

Convince & Convert

It feels like our marketing planning and execution process is running faster than ever before. And it’s easy to think we have all the answers when it comes to our customers, that we know who they are and what they want from our products. But here’s the thing—assuming we know everything about our customers’ purchase motivations and the value they get from our products and services can lead you astray, encourage borrowing ideas from competitors (because, surely , they must know someth

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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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Top 50 B2B Thought Leaders, Analysts & Influencers You Should Work With In 2024 (EMEA)

Thinkers360

Here’s the Thinkers360 annual leaderboard for our top 50 B2B thought leaders, analysts and influencers you should work with in 2024 (Europe, Africa & Middle East). Congratulations to all who participated! Top 50 B2B Thought Leaders, Analysts & Influencers You Should Work With In 2024 (EMEA) 2024 Annual Ranking Find and work with the World’s Premier B2B Thought Leaders, Advisors, Analysts, Authors, Influencers & Speakers (100M+ followers combined).

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What Is a Serviceblazer? Here’s What Community Members Told Us

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

When you’re a Serviceblazer, staying ahead of the curve isn’t just an advantage — it’s an absolute necessity. You understand the pivotal role technology plays in shaping the future of customer service. And you love building community with others who know what it’s like to walk in your shoes. If you’re looking for new ways to connect with your peers, the Salesforce Serviceblazer Community is a great place to start.

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The Winning Formula in Sales

xiQ

The Winning Formula in Sales In the high-speed world of Formula 1 racing, precision, strategy, and agility are paramount. It’s a world where every millisecond counts and victory hinges on the seamless integration of man, machine, and method. These principles also lie beneath all sales, where professionals navigate the fast-paced market, leveraging insights and technology to cross the finish line ahead of their competition.

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B2B Lead Generation Form Tactics for High-Quality Leads

The Lead Agency

Every action our customers perform online today can be a gateway to a new business opportunity. Every click, like, view and interaction brings us insights and edges buyers at every stage of the sales cycle toward the ultimate goal: the purchase. But what comes first is the lead. Website lead generation forms are one of the most critical touchpoints in the B2B landscape.

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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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Assessing the Impact of AI-Driven Web Browsing on SEO and Marketing

CMSWire

Understanding search engines’ operational mechanisms and its implications on user behavior, click-through rates and marketing effectiveness is crucial. Continue reading.

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The Decision Journey: New Insights from Reddit Research

Convince & Convert

The Challenge of Building Customer Loyalty If you’re a brand leader today, it can feel like it’s harder than ever to build loyalty with customers. The stats are bleak: 71% of consumers switched brands at least once over the past year, hunting for better deals, better product quality, or better customer service among many other reasons. In fact, the biggest reason of all may be the “endless aisle,” that feeling that there’s always another option or a better choice.

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AI in marketing: Examples to help your team today

Martech

Is your marketing team tired of hearing about AI? To some extent, we all are. It’s part of the hype cycle of any new technology. Marketing teams now find themselves surrounded by AI. It’s coming from every direction. Most notably, the introduction of ChatGPT put AI in the hands of just about anyone who wanted to use it. But ChatGPT is far from the only AI game in town.

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Google Page Speed Insights for B2B Websites

BOP Design

We build and manage B2B websites for a variety of clients. We also implement many search engine optimization (SEO) best practices as part of the scope for certain websites and ongoing marketing projects. While every B2B website design and audience is unique, one thing that affects the SEO of all of them is page speed. The post Google Page Speed Insights for B2B Websites appeared first on Bop Design.

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The AI-Enabled CMO: Practical Tips for Today's B2B Marketers

Speaker: Paul Slack, Vende Digital CEO

On October 11th, understand how to navigate the AI landscape confidently, turning insights into groundbreaking strategies that set you apart. Why attend? You'll learn: Practical applications/Use cases How to find and assess the right AI technology Prioritizing quick wins Mastering prompt engineering Solving marketing challenges efficiently Strategies to launch pilot programs Case studies of B2Bs building smarter businesses with AI Exclusive bonus content: Actionable frameworks to get started qui

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The Hottest 3-Letter Acronym in Generative AI Right Now Is Not LLM

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

In 2023, Canada-based Algo Communications found itself facing a challenge. The company was poised for rapid growth, but it couldn’t train customer service representatives (CSRs) quickly enough to keep up with its expansion. To tackle this challenge, the company turned to a novel solution: generative AI. Algo adopted a large language model (LLM) to help onboard new CSRs faster.

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10 Entrepreneurial Tips for Building a Strong B2B Business and Brand

Marketri

Written in Celebration of Marketri’s 20th Anniversary Most know me as a marketer, and the exciting field of marketing is absolutely a passion of mine. But there’s another passion that I rarely write or post about—entrepreneurship. It’s an exciting, challenging, nerve-wracking, sleep-losing, time-sucking, adrenaline-inducing career choice. It’s not for everyone but being an entrepreneur has fulfilled my creative itch and natural craving to build something.

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Sam Altman: AI Will Replace 95% of Creative Marketing Work

CMSWire

The OpenAI CEO says 95% of what marketers use agencies, strategists and creative professionals for will be handled by AI at nearly no cost. Continue reading.