June, 2024

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5 Ways to Supercharge Your B2B Content Innovation

Top Rank Marketing

The current renaissance of creative B2B content is a blessing and a curse for B2B marketers. On the good side, it gives us permission to stretch our creative muscles, write fascinating and engaging content, and pair it with eye-catching visuals. On the bad side, B2B buyers won’t settle for less than imaginative and engrossing content. There’s no skating by with an old-school white paper or a generic ebook.

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8 Hacks for Generating New Content Ideas (Plus 5 Steps to Make Sure They’re Good)

DivvyHQ

For every content creator, there comes a time when your well of content ideas will run dry. Luckily, there’s a whole world of inspiration and ideation tools out there. Check out these hacks, tips, tricks, and tools that are sure to help you generate ideas that your audience will actually want to consume.

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7 ideas explaining why the B2B SaaS sector is sluggish right now

Sword and the Script | B2B

Too many B2B SaaS companies went after ‘bad fit customers’ under a mandate of ‘growth at all costs’ – along with these other trends – is the cliff notes on what’s thwarting sales and marketing in the tech sector In the years following the dot-com bubble, I had the good fortune of representing a $180 million venture capital (VC) fund (they are much bigger now).

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Gone in 30 seconds: Marketing in an increasingly distracted world

Martech

In the movie “Gone in 90 Seconds,” Nicolas Cage and his crew have to steal 50 cars in a night. The goal is to steal the car in less than a minute and a half to reduce the chances of getting caught. The car is there one minute and literally gone the next. It’s eerily similar to visitors on your website. They’re there, and then they’re gone. You just have to look no further than your Google Analytics report to see it.

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4 Simple Decisions to Unlock Your Post-Cookie Targeting Strategy

The rise of AI and the fall of the cookie are profoundly changing programmatic advertising. With Chrome’s third-party cookie deprecation looming, the industry must adapt. With an overwhelming array of new and old technologies, many advertisers feel uncertain about how to proceed. Dstillery CEO, Michael Beebe, outlines a straightforward 4-step approach to streamline and enhance your post-cookie targeting strategy: Leverage first-party data.

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The Best B2B Blog Examples for Content Marketing [2024]

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If you’re a B2B (business-to-business) company, then you understand how difficult it can be to produce exciting content about “boring” niche subjects that will reach a wide audience. Maybe you've tried in the past, but failed to generate ideas. Or perhaps your struggle was figuring out how to structure your blogging ideas in an organized manner. Whatever the reason for your woes, you’re not alone.

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What Every B2B Brand Should Know About Influencer Marketing (Pricing Included)

Content Marketing Institute

Businesses are the most trusted entity today. Adding B2B influencer marketing to your owned media strategy can boost that advantage. Learn the benefits, influencer types, estimated pricing, and how to get started today.

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How Personalized Marketing Keeps Customers Past the Honeymoon Stage

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Your guide to personalized marketing What is personalized marketing? The 6 do’s and don’ts of personalized marketing Personalized marketing in action How Salesforce uses Data Cloud to close deals faster It feels like you’ve found “the one” — a customer ready for a long-lasting brand relationship built on personalized marketing. But then, just as quickly as the sparks fly, they fizzle out.

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7 Essential Takeaways from LinkedIn’s 2024 B2B Marketing Benchmark

Top Rank Marketing

The most successful marketers are lifelong learners who thrive by adapting to change. And the last decade has given us plenty of opportunity to practice flexibility and adaptability. As we get used to the idea that there will be no “new normal,” we can still learn from what other marketers are doing (or not doing, for that matter). Our client LinkedIn just published their 2024 B2B Marketing Benchmark.

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The Growing Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Marketing

CMSWire

Implementing emotional intelligence in marketing sounds nice. Could be — but it's not without its challenges. Continue reading.

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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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Why You Need a Killer LinkedIn Headline (and How to Create One That Will Get You Noticed)

Trade Press Services Newsletter

With over one billion members worldwide, LinkedIn is the go-to platform for brands and business professionals to network, connect, showcase industry expertise, and build their identities. Simply having a profile on the site, however, isn’t enough. To stand out, it’s vital for individuals and companies to tell their unique stories in a compelling, engaging, and meaningful way.

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Does the AIDA Model Hold Water for Sales in 2024?

Marketing Insider Group

Understanding sales and marketing frameworks is crucial for success as you grow your company. One such model, the AIDA Model, or Attention, Interest, Desire, and Action, continues guiding marketers as it has for over a century. Image Source But as we stride into 2024, does this classic model still hold water? With digital transformation reshaping consumer behavior and the emergence of new marketing channels , it’s essential to reassess traditional methods.

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How to Validate Your Messaging and Positioning to Vet Your Story | What’s Your Edge?

Vision Edge Marketing

Successful positioning and messaging are the ingredients for writing and telling your business’s story, so it engages customers, evokes emotions, and drives action. A successful story demands more than creative flair—it requires rigorous research , customer-centricity, and validation. We can take a lesson from the book of skilled authors, who frequently rely on feedback to refine their story.

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Boost employee advocacy adoption with Oktopost’s Social Advocacy App on Slack

Oktopost

Employee advocacy is the key to getting your employees to share smart, quality content across their social networks and amplify your brand message in their unique voice. However, with so many employees busy managing their day-to-day work, it can take time to figure out how to get employees to share brand content consistently. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our Social Advocacy App on Slack to help marketers prioritize social selling, employee advocacy, and employee engagement through inter

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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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First-Of-Its-Kind LLM Benchmark Ranks Generative AI Against Real-World Business Tasks

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

From MMLU to GLUE , the AI world suffers no dearth of LLM benchmarks. These important tools are designed to rigorously evaluate AI models like GPT-4 and Claude to determine which one generates more accurate outputs for a given task. Typically, that task revolves around something rather specific, like solving grade-school math problems, or coding in Python.

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How to measure the impact of brand marketing

Martech

Performance media has enjoyed many years of supercharged growth. Its high trackability in digital media has made it a preferred investment for marketers and CMOs alike, looking to drive direct and measurable impact on the top line. But as many have noted, the pendulum is swinging back. Brands are having a moment. Many advertisers are shifting investment back up the funnel after realizing their performance-heavy investment strategies may have starved their brands of the reach and relevance neede

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Higher education social media strategy: How Gettysburg College makes the grade

Sprout Social

An effective higher education social media strategy has to appeal to various audiences: current students, prospective students, alumni, staff, donors, fans, families and more. Each of these communities is unique, yet they all contribute to one shared college experience. Addressing the needs and interests of multiple audiences calls for a commitment to data, collaboration and tailored messaging.

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How to Use Product Analytics to Boost Sales

Marketing Insider Group

Sales are one of the most vital aspects of running a business and aren’t something you’ll want to take lightly. Every transaction represents revenue and growth, and luck isn’t enough because boosting your sales requires insight, strategy, and precision. Fortunately, product analytics can guide you along the path to sales mastery. This powerful tool reveals the mysteries of customer behavior, preferences, and trends, so you don’t have to go blindly into the abyss.

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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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Forrester: The Sell-Side Platforms Landscape, Q2 2024

33Across

33Across has been included in Forrester's Q2 2024 report: The Sell-Side Platforms Landscape. The post Forrester: The Sell-Side Platforms Landscape, Q2 2024 appeared first on 33Across.

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The Power of a Strong Personal Brand on LinkedIn

Oktopost

A strong personal brand on LinkedIn not only helps you stand out as a thought leader but can also open doors for you in your career. In this episode, Alesia Veasman shares her personal branding journey on LinkedIn and her top tips for getting started. Listen to the Podcast: Or subscribe on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , or YouTube Watch the live recording: Episode Summary From the moment she noticed personal pages performed far better than brand pages on LinkedIn, Alesia became obsessed with the pow

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How AI Grounding Reduces Generative Hallucinations and Ensures Better Outputs

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

If generative AI is so intelligent, why are off-the-shelf LLMs so bad at writing a personalized email or answering a customer service question? The simple answer: There’s a lot that AI models simply don’t know. Although LLMs are trained on billions of data points, the information they don’t have tends to be precisely what you would need to generate a meaningful email or accurate service reply to one of your customers.

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The marketer’s guide to state data privacy laws

Martech

The 118th session of the U.S. Congress is drawing to a close and the legislators have again failed to pass a national data privacy law. This means marketers will soon have to comply with the regulations in 17 different states. Five are already in effect, 12 more will come online by October of next year. That’s 17 slightly different headaches for marketers to deal with.

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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 8 Customer Experience Courses and Certifications

CMSWire

Reasonably priced and even free online customer experience courses and certifications is a route to happier, more adept employees. Continue reading.

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Is Social Media Worth It in 2024?

Marketing Insider Group

Social media is more pervasive than ever, with nearly 5.1 billion people engaging on various platforms monthly. From sharing life moments on Instagram to networking professionally on LinkedIn, social media has woven itself into the fabric of our daily lives. However, social media could be experiencing an oversaturation of content and, therefore, might be a challenging place to connect with your target audience.

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It’s Time For A Revenue Process Transformation

Forrester B2B

Buyers are in control of the revenue process — and B2B marketing, sales, and customer success teams need to align their approaches with that reality. Discover the Forrester Opportunity Lifecycle and how it can drive durable, long-term revenue growth.

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Unmasking thought leadership in law enforcement marketing with Lizzi Goldmeier

Oktopost

BriefCam’s Director of Marketing, Lizzi Goldmeier, stops by the Radically Transparent podcast to unravel the successful role thought leadership content plays in marketing effectively to law enforcement. Listen to the podcast: Watch the live recording: Or subscribe on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , or YouTube. Episode Summary In this episode of Radically Transparent, host Jennifer Gutmann sits down with Lizzi Goldmeier, Director of Marketing at BriefCam, to explore the vital components that power a m

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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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The Year’s Most Popular Articles from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders (1H’24)

Thinkers360

We’ve searched the Thinkers360 Member Blog to pick out the year-to-date’s most popular articles on business, technology and sustainability from Thinkers360 thought leaders. Here’s our picks with direct links to the articles as well as to the author’s thought leadership profiles and portfolios on Thinkers360! Know others who should be part of Thinkers360?

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8 tips to adopt vertical marketing and drive SaaS growth

Martech

As companies prioritize “efficient growth,” vertical software has gained prominence due to its lower customer acquisition costs, higher expansion sales and stronger gross retention than its horizontal counterparts. Here’s why you should consider adapting your horizontal software to attract vertical buyers, plus essential tips to help you go vertical.

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Things I’ve Read About Email Marketing That Are Simply Wrong

CMSWire

I think generative AI may be making this problem worse, so here are the truths of how email marketing works. Continue reading.