May, 2024

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Five Ways to Optimize Your Marketing Efforts to Increase B2B Sales Leads

Launch Marketing

Are you looking for ways to boost your marketing efforts to deliver more valuable B2B leads to your sales team? You are not alone. Hitting lead generation targets is important and converting those leads to sales opportunities is even more critical. Lead generation that is accompanied by a weak lead conversion rate can cause the sales team to lack faith in marketing qualified leads and more importantly, hurt the company’s bottom line.

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5 Refreshes to Boost Creative B2B Marketing Strategies

CMSWire

By going all-in on automation and data to move faster, marketers lose touch with the inherent value of creativity for building audience connections. Continue reading.

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It’s Time to Retire These Corporate Buzzwords and Phrases

Trade Press Services Newsletter

“Let’s take this offline so we circle back to our synergistic partnership and go after the low-hanging fruit that will optimize our market penetration and enhance stakeholder engagement across all touchpoints.” If you found this sentence to be confusing (and cringeworthy), you aren’t alone. Excessive use of buzzwords and corporate jargon can elicit negative reactions, impede clarity , and damage critical business relationships.

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Cutting through the hype: Generative AI adoption in B2B

Martech

Ah, there it is again — the genAI buzz. It’s going to transform B2B sales and marketing, right? You’ve been on LinkedIn. Like me, you’ve come across a flood of posts waving hands in the air — AI is a magic pill promising to skyrocket productivity, slash costs and practically do your laundry. But here’s the wet blanket: If AI adoption was as straightforward as these posts suggest, why does nearly everyone find themselves with a case of the hives when they think about it?

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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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Goodbye Third-Party Cookies, Hello Content Marketing

Contently

We get it: Articles about the death of third-party cookies feel a little like a Boy Who Cried Wolf situation. Google has reportedly been rolling out this shift for years. The company first announced the move in February 2020—only to postpone the implementation timeline every year since. According to Forrester, in 2023, more than half of global marketers thought the whole thing was a bluff.

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What is the Value of Written Content in Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is still one of the most popular marketing strategies available, but with the rise of social media and visual forms of content, written content seems to have fallen out of fashion. In this era, it’s easy to underestimate the power of written content, but it’s still an incredibly valuable resource for certain applications.

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Marketing Trends: 3 Things to Know for 2024

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

We surveyed thousands of marketing leaders about today’s marketing trends. What did we find? Marketers ranked artificial intelligence (AI) implementation as both their number one priority and number one headache — highlighting its pivotal role as both a beacon of promise and a daunting challenge. What’s top of mind for marketers? We asked more than 4,800 marketers about how they’re using new data and AI tools.

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Frontline B2B Marketing: Hype or Reality?

CMSWire

In B2B marketing, aren’t we all responsible for buyer audience engagement and pipeline and revenue? Continue reading.

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50 Thought Leading Companies on Artificial Intelligence 2024

Thinkers360

Here’s the Thinkers360 annual leaderboard for our top 50 thought leading companies on artificial intelligence for 2024. Congratulations to all our artificial intelligence thought leaders, analysts and influencers who participated! 50 Thought Leading Companies on Artificial Intelligence 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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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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What is Technical SEO and How Does It Impact Content Performance?

Contently

Most of us content marketers consider the content side of SEO at the very beginning of any project; we’ve become adept at marrying ideas with the right keywords, information, and heading structures so that the message and SEO go together harmoniously—like peanut butter and jelly. Technical SEO, on the other hand, might not be as fully understood. We know it’s important, but it’s often left up to SEO or IT teams, who may (or may not) have a comprehensive understanding of the broader marketing str

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[Research] Navigating the Storm: Small Businesses’ Struggle for Marketing Confidence in Turbulent Times

Convince & Convert

In a world where confidence in marketing strategies is scarce and economic uncertainties loom large, small businesses are on a quest for resilience, seeking to fortify their marketing efforts amidst the relentless pressures of running a business. The Current State of SMB Marketing , a new research study Ascend2 completed with Constant Contact , uncovered many insights into how SMBs think about marketing and where they need the most assistance.

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How to Create an Effective Nonprofit Event Marketing Plan

Marketing Insider Group

Effectively marketing a nonprofit event requires more than just hoping it becomes popular through word of mouth. At the same time, your nonprofit needs a way to publicize your event and build excitement without overspending on a limited event budget. If you have a nonprofit event coming up, whether small or large, explore the following key steps to create a plan for marketing your event.

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6 Ways To Try Out the Latest AI and Data Innovations From Salesforce

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Learn to unlock data and build with AI Show off your AI innovations with the #BuiltWithEinstein Quest Join an AI + Data Community Tour stop Attend the AI NOW Tour Participate in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Salesforce Developers Attend a World Tour in your city We are in the midst of the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, which is creating the most significant shifts and opportunities for Salesforce Admins and Developers in decades.

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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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Gamify your advocacy program with Oktopost Leaderboards

Oktopost

Gamifying and incentivizing your employee advocacy program is a powerful way to encourage employees to share meaningful company content and have fun while doing it. By making advocacy initiatives exciting and competitive, B2B organizations can create a culture of engagement, ultimately leading to a more effective and engaging advocacy program. That’s why at Oktopost we’ve designed Leaderboards and a user-friendly Gamification Engine to help program leaders unlock the potential of employee advoca

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What’s The Key to Good Cookieless Targeting? It’s Good Measurement

33Across

Though Google pushed back its cookie deprecation deadline, the industry should continue to right itself on a path not built on third-party cookies. Since Google announced its plan, over 50 alternative identity solutions have become available in Prebid alone. While the industry is gaining strides with targeting users across Safari and other. The post What’s The Key to Good Cookieless Targeting?

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How to Craft an Effective Local SEO Content Strategy

Contently

My partner and I have a sacred weekend ritual: Pizza Fridays. A few weeks ago, we found ourselves in Minneapolis, a city neither of us know well, for the occasion. Naturally, we turned to our go-to expert on all things local and delicious: Google. A quick search for “best pizza near me” yielded several promising prospects, and we selected one for our weekly fix.

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From Followers to Advocates: How to Build a Loyal Social Media Community

Convince & Convert

Belonging is one of the five human needs according to Abraham Maslow, and is a major source of overall human motivation. So it’s no surprise that the need for wanting to be accepted by a group of people, and to feel seen and heard, is what humans seek in most interactions. This, at its core, can easily translate to how and why we use social media the way we do, and why it’s the closest touchpoint to our audience in our marketing efforts.

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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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Mastering Instagram Marketing in 2024

ClickZ

With an updated algorithm favouring original content and emerging creators, Instagram is prioritising authenticity and levelling the playing field for smaller content producers. Businesses must craft tailored Instagram strategies to meet their specific objectives, such as brand awareness or sales, by utilising various content formats and engaging with their audience.

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2024 Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic — 14,106 martech products (27.8% growth YoY)

chiefmartech

Happy #MartechDay to you! On the first Tuesday of May, we celebrate the martech industry and all the talented marketing technologists and marketing ops professionals who work in it. Cheers to you for all you do in pioneering this wild and woolly field. It’s also the day when Frans Riemersma and I release our annual update to the marketing technology landscape.

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Dynamic Email Content is What Customers Crave: Here’s How To Deliver

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

What you’ll learn What is dynamic email content? First- and zero-party data is more important than ever Popular types of dynamic email content Dynamic email content can be done simply How to give email subscribers what they want Customers don’t want to feel like just another number to your brand. Going with a generic “ batch and blast ” email marketing strategy is sure to land you in the customer’s filters — or worse, having them unsubscribe.

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Even great demand gen can’t overcome a lack of brand marketing

Martech

For more than a decade of my career, I held various demand generation titles at multiple companies, and the function has evolved greatly in that time. However, if you’ve been listening to the chatter on LinkedIn over the past two years, that evolution has gained speed and influence. What was once a lead generation and nurturing function has now been rebranded into a full go-to-market (GTM) approach, often owning most of the budget, especially in smaller tech companies.

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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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Build a Stronger B2B Marketing Framework for Your Business

Launch Marketing

The key to strengthening your B2B marketing lies in being able to effectively answer and address the question of “What do we need next to better present our business, product or service to the market to generate more leads, advance more opportunities and support more sales wins?” Here, we explore how to confidently tackle this question and take your marketing to a higher level with a strong marketing framework.

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Are Branded Podcasts Worth the Investment in 2024?

Convince & Convert

Here’s a bit of trivia to use with your non-marketing friends: the word podcast comes from the combination of two words: iPod + broadcast. The former is in reference to the early 2000s Apple music device that has unfortunately already met its demise by being discontinued from production. Unlike iPods, podcasts have grown into a steady channel that brands and creators continue to invest budget in for both production and sponsorship costs as part of their marketing plans.

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Frontline Empowerment: A Customer Experience Revolution

CMSWire

Frontline workers shape customer experiences but often lack support. Centralized data and smooth transitions empower them to enhance satisfaction and loyalty. Continue reading.

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Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Future of Work 2024

Thinkers360

Here’s the Thinkers360 annual leaderboard for our top 50 global thought leaders and influencers on Future of Work for 2024. Congratulations to all our Future of Work influencers who participated! Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Future of Work 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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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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Leveraging Google’s Content Warehouse API for Structured Annotation, Semantic Analysis and Feature Tagging

MarketMuse

Here’s how you could use Google's Content Warehouse API leak to build a product that performs advanced semantic analysis, entity extraction, and relationship mapping.

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AI Optimization: How to Appear in AI Search Results

RebelMouse

AI is opening an entirely new world of search for digital marketers So far, traditional SEO as we know it remains the best way to optimize for AI Social media communities like Reddit are commonly a part of AI search results The New SEO One thing is clear about AI: It’s not going away. Generative AI will continue to have a dramatic impact on the future of digital media and those who adapt to this reality and prepare for what’s to come will be best positioned down the line.

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Why Holding Attention Isn’t a Worthwhile Content Strategy Anymore

Content Marketing Institute

OpenAI’s many recent missteps devalue the currency brands should prize over anything else — trust. Here’s how to seize the kind of opportunity OpenAI appears willing to squander.

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