November, 2014

B2B Budgeting for 2015: 10 Key Marketing Research Reports & Guides

KoMarketing Associates

With the end of year fast approaching, many organizations are taking a good look at budgets and priorities for the new year.

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Lead Nurturing: What it is, and what it is not

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Building on my post last week , I was reminded of a conversation I had with a marketer who was meeting with her new boss to explain the need for a new lead nurturing strategy. The problem was that her boss felt their current integrated marketing campaigns qualified as lead nurturing.

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Should You Gate Your Content? Answer These Questions To Find Out.

ViewPoint

Lead generation today relies heavily on creating quality content aimed at addressing prospects’ pain points and questions as they go through their buyer’s journey. Fantastic! Now that you, Ms. Marketer, have created all this wonderful content, an important question looms … should you gate it?

Are B2B agencies adapting quickly enough?

Savanta

Of the 70 agencies that feature in this year’s B2B Marketing Agency League, 10 show no or negative turnover growth. In past years this could be explained away by a recessionary environment. However, the UK economy is once again growing and this is feeding through to B2B marketing budgets.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Is Content Operations Your Next Focus Area?

Avitage

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20 Tools We are Thankful for as B2B Online Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, myself and the rest of the KoMarketing team recently took some time during a team training session to share some online tools that we are thankful for as B2B marketers.

Introduction to Lead Management

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet If Sales and Marketing were a manufacturing operation starting with raw materials — leads — and ending up with 5% to 20% in deliverable product — won sales — it would soon be shut down to determine what is wrong.

8 Ways to Motivate Salespeople to Follow Up Inquiries

ViewPoint

Corporate growth, good and bad, can be traced to sales lead follow-up i. Marketers keep thinking it is common sense for sales representatives to follow up all inquiries given to them. After all, what is the alternative? Cold calling? But alas, as Voltaire said, “Common sense is not so common.”.

A wake up call for market research agencies

Savanta

Greenbo ok has just published the latest edition of the GRIT Report. The study, now in its 11 th year and based on the opinions of 1,400+ practitioners, monitors trends in the market research industry. The report is a real wake-up call for market research agencies.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Funny Business: The Best Digital Marketing Humor, 2014 Edition

Webbiquity

What are you laughing at? If the answer is “nothing,” then you need to read this post! Humor can be a highly effective element in marketing campaigns, whether the goal is get people laughing at our competitors, at themselves, or even at us.

Content Marketing Is The Only Marketing Left

Marketing Insider Group

This is a quote from Seth Godin after hearing the definition of content marketing back in 2008: Content Marketing is all the marketing left! At the AWeber Ascend Digital Marketing Summit , I shared my view on how the future of marketing is all about content marketing.

5 Fresh B2B Marketing Stats & What They Mean to You

KoMarketing Associates

One thing I love about the KoMarketing team is they keep me up to date on everything that’s happening in the online marketing and B2B space. From article sharing to tweets to bi-weekly training discussions, the team does a great job staying on top of what’s happening.

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Mark Sarbiewski, Anaplan CMO: 4 Steps to Better Business Planning Using Marketing Technology [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

“We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge,” proclaimed John Naisbitt more than 20 years ago.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Your Marketing Team Isn't As Good As They Think - Just Ask Sales

ViewPoint

“If we''re going to win the pennant, we''ve got to start thinking we''re not as good as we think we are.” Casey Stengel*. Yes, it was one of Casey Stengel’s best thoughts.

The 3 Most Important Content Marketing Questions CEOs Should Ask

The Forward Observer

As CEO of a company moving to content marketing, are you wondering how to set the right course? These three questions will have the greatest impact. Let’s say you are the CEO of a company that has seen its sales pipeline flattening out for a couple of years.

Lead Nurturing: You can’t automate trust

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I recently had coffee to catch up with my friend Jill Konrath and we were talking about new opportunities, ideas for the improvement of lead nurturing and I’m currently pondering my next book. If you’re not familiar with Jill, she’s the best-selling author, sales guru and is a featured keynote speaker at companies like LinkedIn, HubSpot and many others.

The 15 Best LinkedIn Pulse Articles On Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

I am always looking for what kind of content works for others and how to emulate those best practices in content marketing. I started publishing on Slideshare in July of 2010. And now I’m seeing almost as much traffic and engagement there than I receive on my blog.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

How to Apply Hemingway’s “Iceberg Theory” to Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

I’m not a huge fan of Hemingway. I know a lot of my fellow literary dorks would call this blasphemous, but his brutal themes and taciturn characters have always sort of rubbed me the wrong way. Like, I get it guy! I don’t need to read another story about hunting or fishing or bullfighting.

Pernille Bruun-Jensen, Netbase CMO: The Generation 3 Social Media Era – How Big Data is Changing Digital Marketing [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

“If we can’t turn it into something we can easily understand and move on, then it really doesn’t matter.” So says Pernille Bruun-Jensen, CMO of social media marketing intelligence platform NetBase, regarding the use of Big Data in digital marketing today.

Sales Thinks The Leads Are Weak - Well Are They? 12 Power Opinions (Pt 3)

ViewPoint

The leads are weak? You’re weak! If you have never seen the movie/play “Glengarry Glen Ross,” do yourself a favor and watch it. Alec Baldwin rips into the late Jack Lemmon for commenting, “the leads are weak,” with a classic Baldwin-esque tongue-lashing: “The leads are weak? The are weak! You’re weak!”. Lead Qualification

The 2 Things You Must Nail For Lead-Generating B2B Content

The Forward Observer

Are you overwhelmed with the complexity of creating B2B marketing content that generates leads? A focus on two things can help it all fall in place. The way people buy has changed dramatically.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Marketing Automation and SMBs – an Overview

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Before my current role as manager of editorial content, I was the senior reporter for MarketingSherpa. As such, I interviewed hundreds of great marketers and industry thought leaders for case studies and how-to articles. I’m still writing some case studies, but not nearly at the pace I did for over four years.

The Content Marketing Word Of The Year?

Marketing Insider Group

Well if you haven’t heard, Oxford Dictionary has released their annual “ word of the year.” ” After 2013’s word of the year selfie , the 2014 word of the year is vape. The word is short for vaporize and also comes in verb form (vaping).

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Six Key Elements of Successful B2B Social Media Strategies

KoMarketing Associates

There is a misconception for some that a social media strategy is easy to develop and implement.

The 19 B2B brands in the Klout 50 ranking

Savanta

There used to be a debate about whether social media was relevant in B2B. Just four years ago, less than one quarter (23%) of B2B marketers described it as ‘highly relevant’ to their brand (source: B2B Barometer ). Now, those holding out against the social tidal wave are few and far between. Indeed, many B2B brands are social media pioneers. Lithium Technologies ’ recently published Klout 50 study is testament to this. The study ranks the 50 most influential brands on social media.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!