July, 2018

How to Determine B2B Website Objectives

BOP Design

The most successful business initiatives are founded on careful, strategic planning. The same holds true for effective B2B websites.

Death to Saying “Content Marketing is Dead”

SnapApp

If you follow any marketing blogs or newsletters, you’ve probably stumbled across an article with the shocking title: “Content Marketing Is Dead.”

5 Sources to Inspire Unlimited Content Ideas

Content Marketing Institute

It was probably 4 in the morning, following a wake-up call from our infant son, when the thought occurred to me: The 10-year anniversary of the start of the Great Recession loomed. As many creatives can commiserate, sometimes content ideas strike at inconvenient and unexpected times.

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LinkedIn for Content Marketing: What You Need to Know

Content Marketing Institute

If you are a LinkedIn member – and there are more than 500 million – you can be a content marketer on the platform.

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

Understanding the B2B Buying Disconnect

Cintell

Every B2B technology business wants to be focused on the customer, from marketing efforts to product innovation. Part of customer-centricity involves truly connecting with prospects before they become customers.

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What You Can do TODAY to Build Sales Pipeline This Quarter

DiscoverOrg

If you’re singing the Blues after Q2 , it’s time to change your tune. Even if you hit your sales goal, the new quarter is still a great time to take stock of wins and losses … AND start building your pipeline for a quota-crushing Q3. It starts today.

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Why Marketing Should Own Culture and Employee Engagement

Marketing Insider Group

No department understands the idea of change like marketing does. Forced to adopt new technology, upskill like crazy, reshuffle positions and create new roles to manage content marketing, social media marketing, and marketing analytics, marketing has already gone through the ring of fire.

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Seven Key Categories of Social Media Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Savvy B2B marketers put significant effort into developing a professional, attractive, and highly functional website design —as the company’s website is often the first impression prospective buyers will get of the business and its offerings.

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How to find your best B2B prospects

Biznology

Lead generation is a major preoccupation of the typical B2B marketing department. Indeed, most B2B marketers report that leads—with an emphasis on quality leads—are their primary goal. So, let’s review the top prospecting tools and techniques that are working for B2B marketers today.

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

The Problem with Content & How We Fix It

KoMarketing Associates

A few months ago, Mark Traphagen wrote a post on Search Engine Land that really stood out to me. The post, “Social media in 2018: Time to grow up or get out” is based on the premise that social media needs to take the next step toward becoming a legitimate channel. A channel with real strategies, without shortcuts, and more importantly, a channel that is responsible for sales and revenue. As I read the article, it got me thinking about where we are with content marketing.

5 Key Differences Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation

Act-On

Do you need an email marketing solution or a marketing automation platform? Here are 5 factors to better understand the difference between email service providers and marketing automation. Email Marketing Marketing Automation email email marketing marketing marketing automation

How to Boost B2B Lead Generation with Instagram Stories

B2B PR Sense

Quick question: Is Instagram a resource for B2B lead generation? Whaaat? At first glance, the two seem like natural bedfellows. On one side, we have the cool, sexy social network that is all about visual experiences.

How to Gain Buy-In for Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

You know how powerful content marketing is for brand awareness, lead nurturing, and building lasting relationships with your customers. So do the 91 percent of B2B marketers who are using content marketing today.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Seven Groups of Tools for Designing and Optimizing Websites

Webbiquity

Your B2B website and blog are the core of your content marketing efforts.

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What clients want and expect from influencer marketing, according to creator relations master, Kristen Matthews

Biznology

I reached out to Kristen Matthews yesterday to catch up with her and to ask her about what she’s seeing in the marketplace. What do clients want and expect? What do influencers want and expect? What does Kristen Matthews, herself, want and expect from her clients, influencers, and creators?

How to Optimize Your B2B Lead Generation Forms for Better Results

KoMarketing Associates

Forms deserve far more consideration than they get. Compared to how much time we invest in every other element of a lead generation campaign – the advertising, the content download, the landing page – the opt-in form often just gets slapped in like an afterthought. That’s strange behavior, given that the information we’re gathering through that form is the whole point of the campaign. Of course, so long as the rest of the campaign works, we can get away with default forms.

12 Tips for Amazingly Effective Email Subject Lines for 2018

Act-On

How to write email subject lines your audience actually wants to click! Read these tips for more effective email subject lines, then start experimenting and testing. Email Marketing

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

Industrial Website Redesign for Marketing to Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

An industrial website redesign for manufacturers, system integrators and distributors that market to engineers, requires a different approach because marketing to engineers is different. This becomes a challenge if the outside web development company or your in-house marketing department doesn’t have a clear understanding of marketing to engineers and industrial professionals.

Ways To Fuse Social Media With Print Media

Marketing Insider Group

Creating a publicity campaign could never be easier now thanks to social media. Gone are the days of printing out thousands, if not millions, of flyers. No more buying up space in your local newspaper and plastering your logo on billboards.

Finding the Right Fit: Six Tips for Trade Show Evaluations

Webbiquity

Guest post by Kelsey Stage. Thinking about which trade shows to participate in this year? For growing companies, trade shows can be a powerful way to market products and increase brand recognition. Face to face conversation is powerful. Photo by SDRandCo at Morguefile.com.

If you haven’t already transitioned your website to being HTTPS-compliant by July 1, 2018, your website is probably already being blocked as not secure

Biznology

According to Search Engine Land , if you haven’t already transitioned your website to being HTTPS-compliant by July 1, 2018— last Sunday! your website is probably already being blocked as not secure. That’s right.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

5 Areas of Local SEO For B2B Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to B2B marketing, we are often so focused on the personal approach and difficulty of getting leads, that it’s easy to forget about the basic pillars of best practices. However, it’s these fundamentals that often are what makes up our steady organic traffic and conversions each month.

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7 Steps to Defining a Marketing-Qualified Lead (MQL)

Act-On

Demand & Lead Generation

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How Data Enrichment Helps Your Account Based Marketing Strategy

Reachforce

Account based marketing is all about creating a best-in-class experience for your highest-value leads.

Time for Marketing Leaders to Reinvent Themselves Again, Says Latest CMO Study

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s face it. The role of the Chief Marketing Officer today isn’t just difficult. It’s getting harder to pin down. But, what if trying to pin it down and put it in a box is exactly what has limited marketing leaders from doing their job well in the first place?

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

5 Trending Rumors About B2B Lead Generation That Need to Die

B2B PR Sense

Lead generation is one of the top struggles for nearly every B2B company. In an ideal world, you'd retain clients with bottomless pockets for an eternity and you wouldn't have to hit the pavement looking for new leads. However, we all know that's not the reality in which we all live.

3 digital marketing tactics that will increase conversions now

Biznology

If you pause for a moment, you will realize that digital marketing is quite amazing. Even twenty years ago, marketing options for a small business included a radio or television ad (if you had the money).

Integrating Content Marketing Into Your Online Campaigns

KoMarketing Associates

As a content marketer, it’s very common to be pulled in many directions, having to wear multiple hats at once. While the ability to react to current trends and evolving buyer demands is just part of the job, reactionary behavior should not define your content strategy. If you don’t take a step back every now and then, you could spend weeks or months at a time creating content that’s simply meeting the demands of individual branches (sales, PR, social media, etc.)