October, 2021

Industrial Blogging Requires Commitment and Perseverance

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial blogging is an important and integral part of manufacturing content marketing. Yet, I’ve found that many manufacturers and engineering companies are not willing to invest the time and resources for industrial blogging.

B2B Web Design Trends You Should Expect to See More of in 2022

Webbiquity

Guest post by Eleanor Hecks. Business to business (B2B) brands sometimes adopt new trends a bit more slowly than business to consumer (B2C) companies. However, they also aren’t as fast to embrace fads that go out of style in a month or two.

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9 Tips for a More Effective Email Newsletter

Howard J. Sewell

The humble email newsletter is still a key marketing channel for many B2B companies. Discover 9 tips for newsletter success

37+ Best Mailchimp Newsletter Examples & Newsletter Templates [2021]

SendX

We all have this sensation… you need to launch an email campaign. You want something well designed, well crafted in order to impress the people that will open your message. Besides the message content, you think that looking professional is a must as well

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

Market Validation: The One Step You Can’t Afford to Skip

Vision Edge Marketing

You’ve identified a new segment for growth. It meets all of your opportunity and accessibility criteria. You’re ready to start selling, right? Identify a few potential customers, contact, connect, qualify, and rock on. To that we say, “Whoa, Nelly, market validation comes first.”

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Consultants Collective Profile: Rod Thorn

Biznology

We’re pleased to present our latest featured profile, designed to introduce you to our member consultants, advisors, executive coaches, clients, partners, and other extraordinary people.

Report: Most Marketers Seeing SEO Efforts Become ‘More Successful’

KoMarketing Associates

Search engine optimization (SEO) continues to be a critical part of marketers’ overall strategies, but new research suggests that they still face numerous challenges in this area.

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10 Uncomfortable ABM Realities

Howard J. Sewell

ABM may be revolutionizing B2B marketing but it won't solve every challenge. Learn the ABM realities marketers face when planning their first initiative

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ActiveCampaign Pricing - Know their Pricing Plans, Discounts, and Refund Policy [2020]

SendX

If you haven’t heard it yet, let me tell you that there are 450+ email marketing software in the world. Some are free and do the same work my pigeon can do. Some are so expensive that the bills can look like your phone number. Here's a bit more on how email marketing pricing is done. Stay hopeful.

Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

How to Make Sure Your Dashboard Passes the Test | One Good Idea

Vision Edge Marketing

Several times every week we have conversations with customers about measurement, metrics, dashboards and scorecards. Given that today, almost everyone is able to click on some kind of Martech or CRM tool and produce a data report, you might wonder why this topic keeps surfacing?

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How to Build a Modern Conversational Growth Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

At the core of humanity is dialogue. We’re taught communication at an early age, learning how to exchange feelings and ideas while listening to others equally. Conversations are key to relationship development—and in the B2B world, they fuel business and the exchange of crucial information.

Our New Digital Selling Reality Needs More Empathy

Biznology

In September 2019, “ A Brief History of Digital Transformation ” published by ContentStack looked forward to a near future (2020) where “50% of The Global 2000 will see most of their business depend on their ability to created digitally transformed products, services, and experiences.”.

How Creative Posters Can Grow Your Business

Webbiquity

Guest post by Kerry Harrison. With all the emphasis on digital marketing today, it’s easy to overlook the promotional potential for old-school, printed offline marketing materials. But that would be unwise. Image credit: Helloprint.co.uk.

The Retailer’s Guide to Marketing Data

Retailers are faced with extraordinary challenges – from changing consumer needs to unpredictable twists & turns in the economy. Learn how innovative retailers use zero-, first-, second-, and third-party data to find their best customers and drive repeat purchases.

8 Surprising B2B Use Cases for Chatbots

The Point

If you ask most B2B marketers how they use chat platforms like Drift , the immediate answer would most likely be: converting Web visitors. And indeed, increasing Web engagement and Web conversion rates is still a primary use case for chatbots in a B2B context.

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63% of Marketers to Use Email Newsletters to Enhance First-Party Data

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look for new ways to collect data amidst the decline of third-party cookies, new research suggests that more of them are looking toward email newsletters. LiveIntent and Advertiser Perceptions recently conducted a joint survey to determine how marketers are shifting their strategies.

7 Steps to Acquiring and Keep Right Fit Customers | What’s Your Edge?

Vision Edge Marketing

There’s nothing more comfortable than something that fits perfectly. Whether it is great fitting shoe. A right fit job. Or the right fitting customer. Finding customers, acquiring customers, and retaining right fit customers is the focus on this episode of What’s Your Edge.

How to Ace Customer Acquisition with Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Customer acquisition is the lifeblood of any business. It’s the driving force behind revenue and overall business growth. It’s also extremely competitive and more expensive than ever — customer acquisition cost (CAC) has increased more than 60% in just the past six years. Sounds daunting, right?

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

B2B CMOs: Shift Your Priorities Beyond Leads

Biznology

It seems like every week I see a new research report naming leads as the top priority of B2B marketing departments. It’s no wonder CMOs focus an estimated 85% of their efforts on acquisition. Ask any sales person, “What do you want from marketing?’ They’ll say, “Leads! Give me leads!”

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Tips to Boost Your Marketing Effectiveness | Marketing Pro Series

Christa Tuttle

Building a strong marketing foundation is essential for small business success. Use these five tips to boost your marketing game

The Case for Allowing Personal Emails on Lead Gen Forms

The Point

Should you allow prospects to enter a personal email address when they fill out lead gen forms? B2B marketers seem divided on the question.

Report: Data Capabilities Encouraging More Marketers to Switch Tools

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers adapt to the changing demands of their customers and feel the impact of the pandemic, new research indicates that many are replacing their existing marketing tools.

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5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

The Six Demand Marketing KPIs That Are Critical to Achieving Growth

ANNUITAS

There has been a major shift in the status quo in the past few years as companies try to hold marketing accountable to firm metrics. But while many have tried, Harvard Business Review estimates that only a quarter of marketing leaders are successfully showing impact.

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8 B2B Marketing Books To Add To Your Reading List

Marketing Insider Group

Operating in the business-to-business marketing world can sometimes feel a bit like getting left behind. Many educational materials for marketers such as courses, masterclasses, and certificates focus on the business-to-consumer side of the equations.

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2022 Outlook is Upbeat for B2B Tech Marketers

Webbiquity

The 2022 IT spending forecast is bright for B2B technology marketers. 61% of companies expect higher revenue in the coming year. More than half (53%) expect their IT budgets to increase, while just 7% anticipate budget cuts.

18 SaaS Best Practices: Contracts, Customer Success, Web Design & More

Roketto

Managing a SaaS company is a bit like being a racecar driver. No one cares that you’re hitting speeds of 200 mph if there are 20 cars ahead of you. Featured SaaS Marketing

B2B Marketing Trends to Engage Target Accounts and Skyrocket Demand Gen

Speaker: Ari Capogeannis, Director - Revenue Marketing at NVIDIA

In this webinar, ABM expert Ari Capogeannis will provide examples of successful ABM strategies and assist you in making the most of your ABM technology!

The End of Third-Party Cookies - What It Means for B2B Marketers

Nick Heys

Third-party cookies will be blocked all all major browsers including Firefox, Safari & Google Chrome. What options are left for B2B Marketing

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52% of Marketers Have Seen a ‘Large Increase’ in Demand for Content

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers face a rising demand for more content, new research suggests that they are personalizing it to meet the needs of their customers.

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Tech Spending to Grow, Signals [Mostly] Good Times for B2B Tech Ahead

Sword and the Script

Technology is a priority business investment for 2022; 53% of IT buyers expect tech spending to grow – and budgets will grow on average by 26%. The next year or so is looking rosy in terms of tech spending. That’s according to The 2022 State of IT report by SpiceWorks ZiffDavis.