February, 2021

How To Stay Top-of-Mind For Your Audience With Content Curation

BuzzSumo

It’s tough getting your business or brand to stay top-of-mind for your audience. But with strategic content curation, you can become the go-to industry source they’re looking for. There’s one problem, though: So. Content. Those three words probably sum up the internet as a whole.

More evidence that the Golden Age of Salestech has arrived

chiefmartech

Just last month, I wrote that salestech is the new martech , and that it’s supercharging both professions. Here’s more data to support that case. First, the 2021 Enterprise SalesTech Landscape above, produced by Nancy Nardin of Smart Selling Tools, was released last week.

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3 Content Marketing Examples That Say: Enough About Me, Let’s Talk About You

Content Marketing Institute

The Super Bowl may be over, but the content marketing lessons learned there play on. This week we’re celebrating examples that show brands are finally catching on to what content marketing is (and isn’t) all about.

The essential guide to email segmentation

ConvertKit

How many times do you go to your inbox only to find that you hold no interest in most of the emails you open? Even if they’re sent from brands and creators you admire and often buy from, their marketing efforts have completely missed the mark and they’re just hitting you with everything they’ve got.

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

4 Excellent Customer-Focused Marketing Examples from Top Brands

Televerde

When thinking about building a successful sales and marketing strategy, delighting your customers is critical to your company’s overall success. With an evolving digital landscape, it’s more important than ever to understand how you can fit in your customer’s lives and provide long-term value.

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What is BIMI and why should email marketers care?

Litmus

Email marketers are on a constant search for a silver bullet—the one trick that gives them better visibility in front of subscribers and gets their message opened.

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Refreshing the Content Experience for Prospects

Heinz Marketing

By Michelle Voznyuk , Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing. This week, I’m attending B2B Marketing Exchange where marketing leaders across the B2B space are discussing how to move past the pivot of 2020 and implement new channels and strategies for 2021.

The Role of Emotion and Storytelling For Brand Building

RockContent

Every brand has to be built, and there are countless tools to do so. However, one of the most powerful is to use emotions. Storytelling is a tried-and-true technique for building a brand, but it doesn’t go far without some type of emotional connection.

A Proven Method for Operational Excellence

Measure Up Marketing

The goal of operational excellence is to improve business performance through process. Operational excellence is what enables organizations to achieve long-term sustainable growth. At its heart, operational excellence is about how, every person within an organization delivers value to a customer.

Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

10 Action Words To Write Catchy Subject Lines

SendX

How many unread emails do you have in your inbox? 12000? This is also the case for your subscribers' inbox. They get hundreds of emails everyday but only 5-10 get opened. And the ones that get opened have a catchy, power packed, irresistible subject line.

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5 Trends In Digital Marketing That Can Affect Local Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing trends come and go faster than a Nascar driver through a pitstop these days. It’s challenging enough to keep track of them all, let alone decide which ones to implement yourself. Luckily, a few stand out from the rest and can be put to immediate use to grow your business.

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4 Tips For Effective Landing Page Design

Zoominfo

What aspect of ZI’s platform is the most underutilized and why do you think that’s the case? Picture just a blank white web page with a form to fill out, and basic text that reads “Fill out form for [insert offer here].”. Sounds pretty boring, right?

Don’t Be a Jerk on LinkedIn

Biznology

LinkedIn is one of the greatest business tools ever, but it can be misused—even abused. Your reputation is perhaps your most valuable business asset. So your behavior on LinkedIn must reflect the way you want to be perceived.

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!

How to Do a Keyword Research for Your SEO Strategy

RockContent

SEO is the key to the success of your Content Marketing strategy. If you want your content to be seen and found on the internet, you have to apply SEO techniques. There’s no other way. That’s why it’s essential to master these methods since you use them pretty much every day.

Understanding Google SERP Features in 2021: The Complete Guide

KoMarketing Associates

Understanding Google search engine result page – or “SERP” – features has always been an essential part of SEO for B2B digital marketers.

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9 Strategies to Boost Your Email Marketing Lead Generation

SendX

Having an active and engaged list of email subscribers is an incredibly valuable asset. Once you’ve gained your readers’ trust, you can have a conversation with them, gather their opinions, continuously get readers on your new content and sell your products and services.

Has Content Marketing Saturation Hit Your Industry?

Marketing Insider Group

At this point, there’s no denying that content marketing is being used by most companies. As companies realize it’s a proven way to attract audiences and convert them, its adoption continues to trend up.

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.

Enterprise CRM’s Future is in Company Growth

Zoominfo

Enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) systems aren’t just an upselling gimmick from your standard CRM. Larger (enterprise) companies have different digital asset requirements compared to smaller companies, including their CRM.

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Understanding your audience: How to build a persona matrix

Tomorrow People

How the first step of any successful go-to-market is to understand and map out each persona’s characteristics. Due diligence when you’re the vendor as well as the buyer. Before buying an expensive item you’ll more than like shop around, read some reviews, and do some research.

5 Ways Brand Archetypes Help New Businesses Nail Branding

RockContent

The main goal of effective branding is to connect to consumers by creating memorable and lasting impressions. Not only to capture their attention in just seconds, but to keep them wanting to return to your brand. A powerful way to connect to consumers is through storytelling.

Report: 69% of Marketers Use Social Media to Develop More Brand Awareness

KoMarketing Associates

Although social media marketing is still challenging for some marketers, new research suggests that it continues to help businesses grow brand awareness.

5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

Top 10 Email Marketing Tips for Financial Services

SendX

Source: Freepik Is email marketing actually useful for financial services? The answer is a resounding yes. Email marketing is just as relevant in the finance industry as it is in any other industry. Strengthen your business and stay in contact with your clients by upping your email game.

Where Do Case Studies Fit into Your Content Marketing Strategy?

Marketing Insider Group

Case studies help you build a story around your customers, products, and services. You can prove – through brand storytelling – that what you offer consumers works. In 2020, 87% of consumers read local business reviews online. 95% of people say reviews influence their purchasing decisions.

Cold Calling Guidelines for Practical and Actionable Prospecting

Zoominfo

So you’ve got yourself a list of new leads to turn into possible customers. Now comes the hard part — the cold call. Daily, sales reps (mostly SDRs) face the daunting task of turning cold calls into warm calls. Sales reps look to increase conversion rates by upping their cold call game.

The Founder Interview Series #33: Matt Frederick, eCapital Advisors

Webbiquity

Businesses have been trying for eons to gain competitive advantage by better understanding their customers. But the challenge today is very different from even the fairly recent past.

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.