January, 2020

Why Two Budgets Are Better Than One

Hive9

Lewis authored the often quoted saying that “two heads are better than one.” Why? “[N]ot N]ot because either is infallible,” the British writer said, “but because they are unlikely to go wrong in the same direction.”

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Five GDPR Considerations For Your Email Marketing Campaigns

Webbiquity

Guest post by Stuart Cooke. The vast majority of all businesses, including 93% of B2B companies , use email marketing as an integral part of their marketing strategy. Over the years this has remained one of the most effective channels to engage customers and generate sales leads.

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AI and Content Writing: How to Adapt to the Future

B2B PR Sense

Content has ruled digital strategies for the past couple decades now -- and with that reign, we've seen some great content writing, as well as some misfires. But that's all human error -- unavoidable, right? Well, the recent evolution of AI has given us reason to think again.

Are You Committing Random Acts of Marketing and Sales?

ANNUITAS

How to know if your marketing and sales efforts are eroding your growth. How would you describe your current marketing and sales motion? Do you have a finely tuned, highly repeatable, highly predictable model for generating demand and closing business?

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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!

Is Mobile-Only Email Design Appropriate for My Brand?

Modern Marketing

The growth of mobile email reading upended email design a decade ago and gave rise to responsive email design, which is now the dominant approach to crafting emails. However, some brands now see so many mobile opens that they’re considering adopting mobile-only email design.

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What You Can Learn From ESPN In Order to Win Social Media

Modern Marketing

If you watched this season’s Monday Night Football thriller involving the Houston Texas and the New Orleans Saints on ESPN, you might have been so caught up in the drama that you didn’t notice something remarkable that happened in the early minutes of the game.

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What Is the CCPA (and are you prepared)?

Act-On

Read this blog to learn how to maintain compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act in all of your inbound and outbound digital marketing campaigns. Corporate Marketing Strategy

3 Tips to Create an Excellent Follow-up Email Sequence

SendX

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5 Tips to Create an Effective Instagram Marketing Strategy

Biznology

Instagram has become one of the most popular social media channels, continuously counting more and more users. The latest Instagram statistics by Statista show that the social media app had reached 1 billion monthly active users in 2018. The number is higher now.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Is Your Firm a “Safe Choice”? for Prospective Clients?

Marketing Craftmanship

Prospective clients certainly want to know if you have the experience and skills they need. But before they put you on their short list of candidates for consideration, they first will need some assurance that your company is a “safe choice.”

Which tech marketing video trends will prevail in 2020?

Biznology

My choice for most epic 2020 marketing prediction is Gartner’s “80% of Marketers Will Abandon Personalization Efforts by 2025.” None of my predictions are on that scale, but each trend will influence the video technology solution providers will need to make. More chatbots, more explanatory videos.

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Hosted Landing Pages vs. Embedded Forms

The Point

A client asks: “Should we be hosting our campaign landing pages in Marketo? We’ve always hosted them on our main site and simply embedded Marketo forms. Is there a big advantage to hosting them separately?”. This question comes up all the time in client work, and not just with Marketo customers.

Why You Need to Bolster Your Business Acumen

Measure Up Marketing

It’s hard to be taken seriously by members of the leadership team if you can’t demonstrate a solid understanding of the business. As Marketing leaders and professionals, it’s easy to be focused and passionate about our work.

Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

How to Write Social Media Guidelines That Help Employees and Protect Your Brand

Content Marketing Institute

Enterprises can reap the benefits of thousands of employees as eager brand ambassadors. But doing it successfully requires social media guidelines to help them thrive and protect your brand at the same time.

Co-branding with Research: Making Your B2B Content Stand Out

Hinge Marketing

What is Co-branding? Co-branding is a marketing strategy where two or more brand names form a branding collaboration around a product, service, or topic.

8 SEO Stats That Will Dictate 2020 and Beyond

Spiralytics

In the ever-evolving world of pop culture, Taylor Swift is one of the most recent artists to have changed their music style to adapt to the shifting trends.

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Why Content Marketing and Product Marketing Are A Match Made in Heaven

Marketing Insider Group

The aim of marketing has always been to get and keep new customers to drive growth for our business. In the past, traditional product-led marketing techniques were used to great effect. We could talk about how amazing our product is, justify the price, and let buyers know where to buy it.

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.

Why Customer Personas Need to Die: Moving Beyond Segmentation to Personalize at the Individual Level

Modern Marketing

Anyone who’s worked on a marketing pitch deck has dealt with customer personas — those artificial audience ideals like “Maggie the Millennial” and “Craig the CTO.”

Full Potential B2B Marketing

Fusion Marketing Partners

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to evaluate the results of the previous year and […]. B2B Marketing B2B Sales Business to Business Marketing Marketing Strategy

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How to Build Your Email List with Instagram Giveaways

SendX

Giveaways have always been popular with big brands and marketers. Giveaways are massive campaigns that allow brands to acquire new customers and boost sales. Now, brands are using Instagram giveaways to successfully grow their social media following, website traffic, and email lists.

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Advanced Tips for Protecting Your Small Business Network on a Budget

Webbiquity

Guest post by Ludovic Rembert. If you run a small business, you probably feel that you’ve got plenty to worry about. Your daily to-do list likely includes an array of tasks, from producing video marketing to working out ways to drive more traffic to your website. Image credit: Jimmy Chan from Pexels.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

61% of B2B Marketers with a Content Marketing Strategy Have Seen Improved Performance

KoMarketing Associates

More B2B marketers are finding opportunities via content marketing , but new research suggests that they still face challenges when it comes to achieving their top objectives.

How to Build a Customer-Driven Marketing Strategy for 2020

Marketing Insider Group

I’ve already explained why I predict 2020 will be the year of the customer. The traditional, tried-and-true marketing methods of getting people to know about your brand and buy your products are no longer as effective as they once were.

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The Necessary Marketing Apprenticeship of Customer Success

Modern Marketing

This article was originally published at: [link]. It is co-written by Peter Armaly and Steve Olenski. Marketing has been around forever. The ancient Greeks practiced it as did the Ming Dynasty Chinese in the 1400s.

3 Marketing Automation Use Cases for Insurance Brokerages

Act-On

Read this blog to learn three simple and effective marketing automation use cases for your insurance brokerage. Marketing Automation Marketing Strategy

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.