April, 2024

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The effectiveness crisis in B2B marketing: Why MOps must shift focus now

Martech

In our zeal to harness the tech part of martech, the ops part of MOps and the automation part of marketing automation, MOps professionals have failed to accomplish the most important part of the equation — marketing. B2B marketing is suffering from an effectiveness crisis, having chased efficiency gains for years. Effectiveness should be mastered and constantly invested in ahead of efficiency.

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Who Are B2B Creators and Why Do They Matter?

Marketing Insider Group

The creator economy has really changed everything. It’s affected what we watch, how we shop, and the paths we choose in our careers. We’ve all seen the impact of YouTube stars and TikTok influencers. But now, there’s something new on the scene: B2B creators. We’re not just talking about any influencers. These are B2B creators, and they’re changing the rules of how businesses talk to their audiences and make choices.

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Two Tools and a Tactician: Why B2B Marketing Departments Need More

Marketri

A call comes in. It’s another frustrated CEO looking for marketing help, but he isn’t sure what’s needed. The conversation goes something like this: “I have a junior marketer who’s a few years out of school. She’s smart and enthusiastic but very tactical and needs direction. Our company recently purchased HubSpot, but we’re not using it much.

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Building Effective Segmentation Strategies with B2B Database Insights

Lake B2B

Role of Segmentation in B2B Targeted marketing campaigns In B2B marketing, understanding your audience is essential. One powerful tool in achieving this understanding is segmentation — the process of dividing your audience into distinct groups based on shared characteristics or behaviors.

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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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Use Email Marketing to Drive Business for Car Repair Shops

SendX

Think about the last time you received an email from a business that genuinely caught your attention. Maybe it was a reminder for a service you needed or a tip that helped you out in a pinch.

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Better Together: Digital Transformation and Advantageous Excellence

Vision Edge Marketing

The digital transformation has reshaped the business landscape. When coupled with the principles of advantageous excellence (AdvEx), digital transformation becomes a catalyst for continuous improvement, agility, and long-term success. This powerful combination offers unprecedented opportunities for organizations to enhance their processes, innovate their products, create customer value, and quickly adapt to dynamic market conditions.

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What You Need to Know About OpenAI CustomGPT

Marketing Insider Group

Wouldn’t it be nice to have access to an AI that doesn’t just follow orders, but adapts to your business’s unique voice and needs? Well, according to OpenAI’s CustomGPT, now you can. That’s right—in a world awash with generic AI solutions, CustomGPT stands out by offering something that seems almost too good to be true: customization that actually meets your specific requirements.

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6 Crucial Findings From Netline’s 2024 B2B Content Consumption Report

Convince & Convert

For the past eight years, NetLine’s annual analysis of B2B content consumption and demand has stood as a lighthouse for marketers navigating the stormy waters of content strategy and lead generation. This year’s analysis draws from an impressive 6.2 million first-party content registrations and offers a map for marketers in search of treasure (aka new business).

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Maximizing MDF Efficiency: Leveraging Content Syndication for Enhanced Channel Marketing  

PureB2B

Drive business growth with cost-efficient & sustainable marketing strategies for wider reach. Here's how to manage MDF to boost your channel marketing.

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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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How Email Marketing Platforms Help Increase Shopify Sales

SendX

If you’re on Shopify, odds are you’ve got making money on the brain. The question is are you using your email marketing platform to increase Shopify sales? If not, you’re leaving money on the table as the saying goes.

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Decoding generative AI: Top LLMs and the app ecosystems they support

Martech

I’ve been writing about marketing tools for over a decade, and some of my earliest published articles were about the new breed of social media monitoring tools. Looking at those pieces today, two insights struck me: The basic approach and strategy of selecting technology tools to help us with marketing tasks hasn’t changed much (the good news). Everything else has changed dramatically (the not-so-good news).

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The Ultimate Guide To Email Marketing

CopyBlogger

Email marketing is one of the most popular marketing channels because it’s relatively easy to use, highly effective, and cheap. Continue Reading The post The Ultimate Guide To Email Marketing appeared first on Copyblogger.

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Moving Customer Data Isn’t Cheap: How Zero Copy Can Help

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Remember the last time you moved? You probably had to pack up too much stuff, transport it in a truck and unpack it in the new location – hoping it survived the trip. Imagine if your furniture and belongings could just teleport to your new place in perfect condition. It’s not possible (yet) in the physical world, but with zero copy integration, that’s how you can handle your customer data.

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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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Mastering Social Media ROI: Steps to Empower Your Team

Convince & Convert

The struggle is real for social media leaders, managers, and teams. Whenever you mention that you work in social media, from the outside looking in, people think that you take a photo and/or video and just hit “post” to make the magic happen. Nevertheless, we know it takes much more work to manage a brand on social media. This includes the importance of social media for discovery, reputation management, community building, and brand awareness and engagement.

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The dos and don’ts of gamifying your employee advocacy program

Oktopost

Why should you gamify your employee advocacy program? Because many people are socially competitive creatures. Whether we beat our personal CrossFit record, score a winning goal, or close the most significant account of the quarter, we need recognition and visibility for our accomplishments. Gamification of activities enables healthy competition between employees and gets everyone motivated to become even more accomplished.

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5 Tips to Maintain Great Email Etiquette and Impress Your Subscribers

SendX

In 2022, the number of email users worldwide was forecasted to be 4.3 billion. This figure is set to grow to 4.6 billion in 2025. The daily number of emails sent and received totaled 293.6 billion. Despite the huge competition in email marketing, newsletters still remain an effective channel for sales and communication with the audience.

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The Ultimate Guide to SEO-Driven Success: B2B Blog Writing Techniques That Rank and Resonate

The Lead Agency

How to improve SEO for B2B blog writing In the digital marketing landscape, nothing stays the same for too long. Search engine optimisation (SEO) may still be paramount to business-to-business (B2B) blog writing, but my oh my, how the rules are constantly changing. As has been the case for many years now, content is king, and we all know that the bar for measuring quality content is regularly being raised.

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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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Will Alphabet Acquire HubSpot?

CMSWire

Alphabet is eyeing HubSpot as an acquisition, sources say. Will it be a game-changing move for Google in CRM and marketing? Continue reading.

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It’s time to turbocharge our path to email innovation

Martech

Back in 2017, I wrote an article for MarTech, “ Message to email marketers: Show me something different in 2018.” It popped up again while I was preparing a presentation, so I scrolled through to see if anything I advocated back then had become standard practice. The answer is, sadly, not much. Here’s what I was looking for: Stop depending on batch-and-blast.

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Don’t Follow Tesla’s Marketing Mistake

Content Marketing Institute

Tesla dismissed its marketing team this month. The layoffs come only a year after a mandate to “try advertising” that Elon Musk later said was “too generic.” But is marketing really to blame? Is there a takeaway for other companies?

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How To Optimize Your Website For Local Search in 2024

CopyBlogger

Most local business owners have tried a few local SEO tips, but it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. Continue Reading The post How To Optimize Your Website For Local Search in 2024 appeared first on Copyblogger.

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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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How Email Marketing Platforms Help Authors Sell More Books

SendX

Discoverability is a top challenge for authors these days. Know why the smartest way to overcome that and to sell more books is leveraging email marketing.

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Breaking Down Barriers: How Brands Can Harness Creator Content Across Digital Landscapes

illumin

When you think of TikTok, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the platform’s short-form videos, its entertainment value, or its reputation for authenticity and virality. Undoubtedly, the social network has experienced an explosive growth trajectory over the past five years and quickly surpassed the beginnings of other social media platforms.

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Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Retail 2024

Thinkers360

Here’s the Thinkers360 annual leaderboard for our top 50 global thought leaders and influencers on Retail for 2024. Congratulations to all our Retail influencers who participated! Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Retail 2024 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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ChatGPT vs. Gemini vs. Perplexity: The definitive AI chatbot battle of 2024

Martech

“What marketing technologies should a (fill in the industry) company have in their martech stack?” That’s a question I’m asked regularly, likely because all companies are curious about their competitors. So I thought I’d use it to test Google Gemini, OpenAI ChatGPT and Perplexity AI. Gemini (formerly Bard) and ChatGPT returned similar content in a similar format to my query, “What marketing technologies should a luxury retailer have in their martech stack?

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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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Buying Signals Help B2B Organizations Reignite Revenue Interactions

Forrester B2B

Buyer expectations for immediacy, relevance, and instant gratification have carried over from B2C to B2B and been amplified with Millennials and GenZ comprising more than half of the modern workforce. From their consumer interactions, digitally savvy B2B buyers are aware they’re signaling their interests through their behavior, content consumption, and social interactions.

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How is AI Changing Conversational Marketing Strategies?

ClickZ

Conversational marketing has become a key strategy in today's digital world, emphasising real-time, personalised interactions with customers. Current trends show a surge in AI-driven conversational tools, voice search, and immersive technologies like AR and VR, aiming for more humanlike and engaging experiences.

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What Is a Double Opt-in? How to Choose Between Double Opt-In vs. Single Opt-In

Optinmonster

Are you trying to decide between double opt-in vs. single opt-in for your email marketing list? Email marketing is one of the best ways to engage with visitors and turn them into customers. And it all starts with a stellar email list. At OptinMonster , email opt-ins are the core of our work. For just one example, our customer AdamEnfroy.com added 3,000 email subscribers each month using our onsite opt-in campaigns.

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