January, 2024

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Redefining ‘leads’ in B2B: Why data enrichment is key for lead gen

Martech

Lead generation for B2B has undergone quite a transformation. Gone are the days when gating all content to meet quarterly MQL KPIs was effective. Today, digital platforms and data enrichment strategies are the status quo, reshaping how we identify, engage and nurture potential customers we’d like to have. But have we deviated too far from sustainable lead generation practices and become too reliant on pay-to-play databases to fuel outbound initiatives?

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The Future is Now: How AI is Reshaping Modern B2B Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

A seismic shift is underway, brought on by one powerful acronym: AI. Artificial intelligence has evolved from a buzzword to a remarkable force, reshaping how B2B businesses connect with their audience, analyze data, and craft strategies. With the success of today’s marketers hinging on adaptability, integrating AI isn’t just an option—it’s a strategic necessity for growth.

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Closer Than You Think: How to Build a Team of B2B Brand Ambassadors

Trade Press Services

A brand’s success depends on its reputation, visibility, credibility and even popularity. But simply promoting a brand is not enough. To stand out from the competition, potential buyers are looking for credible and authentic input from real people who have worked with your company. That’s where a brand ambassador strategy can make a big difference. Brand ambassadors are individuals who serve as the face of the brand and share less biased perspectives that are often more trusted by target audienc

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What's New in Search? Top SEO Strategies for 2024

CMSWire

Stay up-to-date on the latest in search engine optimization. Learn about SEO strategies, best practices and the latest updates to Google's ranking factors. Continue reading.

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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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3 Digital Marketing Trends that Belong in Every Business Strategy

Navigate the Channel

The last time you took an objective look at your company’s business marketing strategy, what was your takeaway? What’s working? What are the reliable tactics that deliver? If using micro-moments, storytelling and video aren’t part of your plan, let’s re-visit these digital marketing trends and their importance in every business strategy now. Micro-moments Micro-moments are a prevailing trend in digital marketing, redefining the way brands and consumers engage in a zipper-paced, mobile-centric

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From efficacy to efficiency: 2024’s B2B marketing revolution

Martech

As we slide into 2024, B2B marketing leaders face new challenges: deals are harder to close, budgets are shrinking, and expectations are rising. It’s a challenge beyond being more efficient with limited resources. We must rethink what it means to be effective in marketing. Traditionally, aiming for something like a 20% improvement in activity or efficiency in marketing, especially during budget constraints, has been normal.

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The Gold Standard of Lead Generation: The Incomparable Value of High-Quality Leads (HQLs)

PureB2B

Let's delve into the profound significance of generating high-quality leads and why they are the lifeblood of sustainable growth.

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Top B2B Social Media Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

Trade Press Services

With 77 percent of businesses using social media to reach their customers and more than 90 percent of users following at least one brand on social media, marketers cannot underestimate the importance of social media marketing. Social media is an integral part of our lives and, as a result, it might seem as though there would be a simplified formula for building a social media brand presence.

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Why Trend-Hopping Can Lead to Brand Failure on Social

Convince & Convert

What should you consider before hopping on a social trend? There’s an estimated 4.9 billion users on social media right now with most users spread out across 5-6 platforms. It’s no surprise that these social media platforms are requiring us to develop independent strategies for our brand. What most brands want is to reach as many people as possible right?

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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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Does Your Growth Strategy Need an Intervention?

Vision Edge Marketing

Profitable growth is a fundamental goal for every company. Whether you are a startup or a well-established corporation, planning and implementing a growth strategy is essential. But what exactly is a growth strategy, and how can you ensure it’s effective? I cannot stress enough the importance of a customer-centric strategy if you aspire to achieve profitable growth.

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11 Content Marketing Trends That Will Transform CX in 2024

CMSWire

Discover the latest content marketing trends shaping 2024: AI's role in content creation, the rise of video consumption and evolving platform strategies. Continue reading.

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How to transform customer experience with AI

Martech

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changing force for revolutionizing customer experience (CX). With the ability to process vast amounts of data and drive automation at scale, AI empowers brands to deliver personalized, seamless CX journeys that foster loyalty and satisfaction. This article explores how leading companies leverage AI across three key areas — clear messaging, frictionless interactions and tailored experiences — to shape customer experience. 1.

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What Is a Customer Service Star? Find Out What Top Trailblazers Told Us

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

When you’re a customer Service Star, staying ahead of the curve isn’t just an advantage — it’s an absolute necessity. You get the pivotal role technology plays in shaping the future of customer service. And you understand the need for 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 Service Trailblazer Community is a great place to start.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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What Can You Do with Old Blog Content? Guide to Repurpose Old Content

PureB2B

Any old blog content is and could still be king. Here’s how repurposing old content can bring in the gold with content syndication.

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Unlock the Power of Data Insights with Oktopost’s New Homepage

Oktopost

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by all the data coming from social media, Oktopost’s latest update is about to change everything. Introducing our new and improved Oktopost Homepage – A fully customizable dashboard empowering data-driven teams to measure the impact of social immediately upon logging into Oktopost. Filled with the social metrics that matter most to your organization, the new Homepage experience consolidates all your reporting in one spot, ensuring a continuous pulse-check on you

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Human-Centered Marketing Meets AI Efficiency: Yes, We CAN Have It All

Marketri

I’ve written many blogs that explore how to use marketing to solve a business problem. This one is a little different. With 2024 unofficially dubbed The Year of AI (at least on Wall Street), I find myself contemplating how this enabling technology can coexist with the human-centered marketing experience buyers crave today. It’s a real quandary for marketers.

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How AI Is Revolutionizing the Customer Journey in 2024

CMSWire

AI is not just redefining the standards of customer engagement but is also setting new benchmarks for business intelligence and operational efficiency. Continue reading.

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What's Working Now: ABM + Demand Gen

Speaker: Paul Slack, Vende Digital CEO

Are you struggling with a stagnant pipeline? Discover how combining ABM and demand generation can help you get more qualified opportunities and grow your pipeline. Learn the latest trends and tactics for 2023 and gain the confidence to implement a successful strategy that aligns with sales to drive revenue growth. Join this interactive live session with Paul Slack and learn how to: Identify the best accounts for ABM Personalize at scale Run paid campaigns that actually work Tackle and optimize r

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2024 Predictions: Social media’s evolution

Martech

Marketers will continue to engage with audiences on social media through advertising and organic social campaigns. The space continues to diversify, with more user-generated content inspired by the emergence of TikTok in recent years. And for consumers with money to spend, there are new ways to shop through social commerce. How will these opportunities shake out in the upcoming year?

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How To Build the Email List of Your Dreams

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

If you build it, they will come. That famous quote from Field of Dreams refers to a baseball field for ghosts, but can it also be applied to an email list? It sure can. According to our research , email remains the best way to connect with customers. A good email list brings in new prospects, increases engagement with your community, and provides you with valuable customer and performance data to keep refining your efforts.

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Using Slack for Internal Communication: How to Leverage the Application for Maximum Results

Trade Press Services

Effective internal communication is vital to the success of any business. In addition to ensuring an effective flow of information between employees, departments and other stakeholders, good communication boosts productivity, enhances employee engagement, and drives progress toward critical goals. In a fast-paced and often virtual workplace, communication is even more essential.

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How to Get Backlinks: An Honest Answer

Ahrefs

First, we have someone offering us to pay for it: Then there’s someone else, framing their backlink request as a “guest post opportunity”: And finally, here’s the most professional one of the three.

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Sales Effectiveness: The B2B Sales Leader's Guide

This guide is designed to help today’s B2B sales leaders ramp up their effectiveness in any economic environment.

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Content Marketing in 2024: A Complete Guide

PureB2B

Content marketing continues to evolve. Here's how to approach your content strategies 2024 to create relatable content that converts.

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How AI Is Changing Ecommerce Personalization

CMSWire

Generative AI has changed ecommerce personalization forever. The key to capitalizing on that change is harnessing real-time customer and product data. Continue reading.

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Alternatives to third-party cookies: The state of play

Martech

“I’m actually shocked because I really just thought they were going to be regulated away, but yes, they started out with 32 million folks, so it’s happening.” Tara DeZao, product marketing director for adtech and martech at Pega, was reacting to the news that Google had finally begun phasing out third-party cookies. After multiple delays.

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From Leads to Sales: How Drip Marketing Email Campaigns Work

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Influencing an audience to take action is tough business. Often, leads aren’t ready to buy, and when they are, it’s a challenge to keep them engaged. Thankfully, email makes it possible for you to gain influence with your desired audience over time. And with drip marketing, emails don’t have to live on an island unto themselves. A marketer’s job is to find and understand high quality leads, then help convert them to sales.

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Contact vs. Company Intent Signal Data

Contact and company intent data both have their advantages. Contact-level intent leads can be acted on immediately to reach active buyers, while company-level leads improve outcomes for account-based marketing and other programs. This infographic unpacks the advantages of both contact and company data and gives details about how B2B marketers can benefit from both.