December, 2017

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

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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The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? Yes, but wait—this one is different. Promise. Most “top trends” posts either tell what the blogger thinks (good), or curate the opinions of multiple experts (better).

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5 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Candidate Experience

B2B PR Sense

As a hiring professional, you have a lot of responsibilities, and fostering a better candidate experience is one of them. Your job is to find the best fitting, most suitable candidate, but you are not completely sure that the candidate for the job you really want also wants you.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How Your Local Service Business Can Soar with Google’s Algorithm Updates

Webbiquity

Guest post by Chad Crowe. The ubiquity of smartphones means that most consumers now begin their searches for local service providers online. They conduct research, look for the most convenient location, and read reviews from other customers before making a decision on which provider to use.

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!

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5 Steps for Better Marketing Planning: A CMO Blueprint

bizible

The B2B industry is beginning to see a new seat at the C-suite table-- Chief Revenue Officer. More often than not, Sales owns the role and Marketing reports into it. If you’re a CMO and you don’t want to end up reporting to a sales-grown CRO, here’s what you can do. It starts with revenue.

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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!

How Content Marketing is Evolving Heading into 2018

Modern Marketing

The content marketing landscape is constantly changing and evolving, and while more brands than ever are increasing their budgets, many fail to see the hoped-for results.

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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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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Six Essential Time Management Tips for Small Business Sales Success 

Webbiquity

Guest post by Gregg Schwartz. We are all given the same 24 hours in a day, but the most successful people manage to make more efficient use of these hours—they waste less time, they get more done, they focus on the right activities at the right time to maximize efficiency.

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.

Our Top 10: The Best B2B PR Posts of the Year

B2B PR Sense

2017 has been a great year for the B2B PR and marketing industry. We’ve tried to cover it all and keep you up to date on the most impactful publie relations trends. And now that the year is coming to a close, we want to give you the highlights -- our top blog posts from the past year.

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How To Analyze Web Session Data In B2B Marketing

bizible

Marketers have access to endless numbers of web metrics such as time on page, pageview counts, and bounce rates. But choosing metrics that should be reported on a regular basis can be difficult. This is often the case with web session data.

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

Modern Marketing

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.

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

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

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 Create an Effective Email Newsletter for Your Business

Webbiquity

Guest post by Prasad Reddy. Newsletter marketing is the most effective way for business to stay “top-of-mind” with customers and sales prospects.

Interview with Rachel Miller

Onalytica B2B

Rachel Miller – Influencer Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Strategy at TopRank Marketing. Key Topics: Influencer Marketing, Social Strategy, Marketing Technology, Digital Marketing. Location: California, USA.

Introducing The B2B Marketing Attribution Maturity Framework

bizible

At Bizible we often get asked, “What are the levels or phases of marketing attribution?”. Because we’re the #1 B2B marketing attribution provider, we’ve been able look across our customer base and a number of reports from SiriusDecisions. The result is the creation of the following maturity model.

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

How to Craft an Effective Social Media Strategy

Modern Marketing

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.

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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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 Use 3rd Party B2B Intent Data to Drive Leads

NuSpark

Online users leave digital clues about their intentions wherever they go on the internet. When they visit your website or click on links in emails, that information is 1 st party data that belongs to you.

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The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

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.

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 […].

Reality Check: Marketing Technology ROI

Modern Marketing

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.

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How Machine Learning is Transforming Shopping

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B2B marketers can use AI and machine learning to help humanize the customer experience by making it more personal for each user. Adaptive Marketing Corporate Marketing Automation Marketing Strategy Personalization

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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