December, 2017

What Are Experts Prioritizing in 2018 B2B Marketing Budgets?

KoMarketing Associates

As we wrap up 2017, it’s time to think about top priorities for the new year. Instead of planning for 2018 when you’re already starting it in January, the most prepared B2B marketers already have priorities identified and plans for execution come January 1. We reached out to B2B marketers across different industries and asked them the following question: What are B2B marketers prioritizing in their 2018 budget?

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27 Amazing Facts about B2B Content Marketing

Act-On

Check out these 27 amazing facts about content marketing and how they impact your marketing and your B2B business this year. Content Marketing

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Artificial Intelligence and PR: What You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Artificial intelligence and PR have had a a bit of a wobbly relationship from the beginning.But it has been one of the hottest button topics to hit the PR industry recently. Let's look at artificial intelligence and its impact on PR -- including how it may possibly affect your brand! Admittedly, most of the buzz surrounding AI and its future implications has been negative.

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How AI Will Make Marketing More Personalized in 2018

Marketing Insider Group

What’s tomorrow’s secret to better personalization? To more human content and more authentic brand-consumer relationships? Artificial intelligence. AI is making the customer experience more personalized than what most marketers would have ever thought to be possible. Companies are already using artificial intelligence to make their websites, emails, social media posts, video and other content better tailored […].

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.

7 Ways to Future-Proof Your Organization With Data Driven Marketing

Oracle

The way prospects buy is changing. This truth has been identified by a number of studies. Even without such studies, each of us intuitively understands that our shopping habits have changed and continue to do so. Today, if we are in need of household items, we turn to Amazon. If we want to be entertained, we turn to Netflix. If we want to plan an amazing vacation, we turn to Tripadvisor or Google.

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Our Favorite Articles & Blog Posts of 2017

KoMarketing Associates

Keeping on top of changes and trends in our industry is one of the most important tasks we can do for our clients and professional selves. Luckily for us, we work in an industry where there is lots of great content and smart people creating it. Much like our Secret Santa gift exchange, this list of our favorite articles and blog posts from past year has become an annual end-of-year tradition.

3 Reasons Why AI Won’t Steal Your Marketing Job

Act-On

Don’t fear – artificial intelligence isn’t going to steal your marketing job ― develop your skills and learn to stay flexible and AI might even help! Adaptive Marketing AI B2B Marketing Content Marketing Digital Marketing Inbound Marketing

Deloitte CMO Survey: Analytics Holding Marketers Back?

The Point

Results from Deloitte’s 2017 CMO Survey are out, providing insights into key trends, plans, and opinions from more than 2,800 top marketers. You can download an executive summary of the survey results here. Here’s my take on some of the key findings from the report: Digital ad spending increased 14% since 2016, compared to virtually zero growth (0.6%) in traditional ad spending. No surprises here, as digital marketing continues to grow at a healthy pace.

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Your Content Marketing Strategy Is Incomplete Without PR

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing remains a fantastic way to engage an audience and grow a brand. Recent research from Content Marketing Institute found that 91 percent of B2B marketers practice content marketing, indicating the benefits are well worth the budget. Whether you are looking at CMI stats or reading the latest content marketing books, it’s somewhat clear there’s a […]. The post Your Content Marketing Strategy Is Incomplete Without PR appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketin

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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 Craft an Effective Social Media Strategy

Oracle

As social platforms have grown in popularity, so too has the importance of building an effective social media strategy. With one click of a button, companies have direct lines of communication to millions of consumers and potential consumers. While it’s now functionally easier than ever to reach people from all corners of the globe, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to connect with those people; it’s an important difference that many fail to grasp.

7 Ways you can Engage with Your Influencers

Onalytica B2B

Influencer engagement is the most challenging part of Influencer Relationship Management. It requires a PR culture of building 1-to-1 relationships with a marketing activation of scaling engagement with a 1-to-many model. An added challenge is that there’s no one size fits all approach.

AI and Digital Transformation Are Top Priorities for Marketers in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

Looking ahead to 2018, marketers have already carved out their top priorities heading into the new year, according to a new survey. WARC recently surveyed more than 600 marketers from around the world to gauge their top priorities heading into 2018. The results showed that more than 50 percent of marketers are making artificial intelligence (AI) a priority in the yew year. In addition, about 24 percent of respondents claim that voice interfaces are a priority for 2018.

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How To Build Your Career In A Data-Driven Marketing World

Act-On

Don't fear job loss to data-driven marketing. Human marketers can survive and thrive in an age of smart machines - with the right skills and mindset. Adaptive Marketing AI Marketing Strategy

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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.

Discover Buyer Intent and Boost Your Content Marketing ROI

NuSpark

“If you’re not putting out relevant content in relevant places, you don’t exist.” — Gary Vaynerchuk. Are you facing the content conundrum? Unfortunately, it’s something that’s all too familiar to B2B marketers. Your potential buyers are sorting through an avalanche of content. Despite that, you need e-books, webinars and other information designed to attract leads, walk them through the buying cycle and convert sales.

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How Machine Learning Is Dramatically Improving Paid And Organic Search

Marketing Insider Group

Machine learning is helping paid search to become insanely more effective. A recent report by Aquisio found that paid search accounts that are optimized for machine learning achieve 71 percent better conversion rates, using lower cost-per-click, or CPC. Not only are ML-supported accounts more effective at conversions, they have also been linked to a lower churn […]. The post How Machine Learning Is Dramatically Improving Paid And Organic Search appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Reality Check: Marketing Technology ROI

Oracle

If you have never heard that Marketing became a technology-driven world, chances are you missed the memo. So, let's assume you are aware of all of this and you also know that ROI is the key factor why marketers are looking to implement marketing technology. In a recent report from Ascend , marketers were surveyed on their objectives for implementing marketing technology strategies, their challenges, and their expectations.

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How To Get More Customer Reviews On The Top 10 B2B Technology Review Sites

Influitive

Before you buy a new laptop or smartphone, what’s the first thing you do? If you’re like most people, you Google it and see what people have to say about different models online. These online reviews are usually seen as the best source of unbiased information. After all, why would reviewers be anything but brutally.

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How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

KoMarketing Year In Review: Top Posts & Milestones from 2017

KoMarketing Associates

It’s that time of year again for #secretsanta at KoMarketing! A post shared by KoMarketing (@komarketing) on Dec 18, 2017 at 4:06pm PST. What a year 2017 has been. We’ve seen our organization nearly double in size, our client programs become more complex, and the KoMarketing team rise to challenges when faced with continued changes in search, social media, and broader online marketing initiatives. KoMarketing’s Top 10 Posts of 2017.

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Marketers: Check Out These Hot B2B Marketing Automation Trends

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Here are five B2B marketing automation trends to expect in 2018 and what you need to understand on how they impact your business. Marketing Automation Marketing Strategy

5 Things you Must do now to Prepare for Influencer Marketing in 2018

Onalytica B2B

It seems like just yesterday that we were packing up 2016 and placing our bets on what 2017 had in store, and here we are preparing for 2018 – scary, huh? Once we muster the ability to look beyond the horror of how fast 2017 has been and gone, we’re actually left with an abundance of excitement. The reason for this excitement is that we no longer deem it necessary to sell the benefits or lecture brands on why they should be doing influencer marketing.

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Top 10 Email Marketing Strategies from 2017 (And 1 for The Future)

Marketing Insider Group

Email marketing continues to be one of the most effective channels to use to reach out to and stay connected with your customers. While many brands have seen their open rates decline over the past few years, those who have been able to keep up with how email has been changing have reaped the benefits […]. The post Top 10 Email Marketing Strategies from 2017 (And 1 for The Future) appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Strategies for CMOs to Protect the Golden Playbook

Oracle

CMOs have a tough enough job as it is. The way that consumers interact with their brands is changing at lightning speed. And there’s the constant drumbeat of new technology disrupting traditional advertising channels. To keep up with the rapid pace of change, it’s tempting to broaden the circle and find new perspectives to help create fresh marketing strategies.

4 email marketing mistakes you might be making

Biznology

Successful email marketing tips and tricks are everywhere, yet even with the plentiful resources and the availability of marketing software, mistakes can still be made. The little–but sometimes big–mistakes are often avoidable. Take a look at these 4 mistakes businesses commonly make when building and executing email marketing campaigns. Mishandling unsubscribe. Your customers should have the ability to easily unsubscribe with no more than 2 clicks.

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Time Remains a Top Challenge for Dedicated Content Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers remain heavily invested in content marketing as a strategy, but they are still faced with several challenges, according to new research. ClearVoice recently asked 1,000 content marketers from around the globe, “What’s your biggest challenge with content?” Afterward, the responses where manually categorized into seven different categories comprised of 35 themes. According to the responses collected, the number one challenge/top theme was “time.”

How To Build Your Career In A Data-Driven Marketing World

Act-On

Don't fear job loss to data-driven marketing. Human marketers can survive and thrive in an age of smart machines - with the right skills and mindset. Adaptive Marketing AI Marketing Strategy

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How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.