September, 2021

Not All B2B Contact Data Is Created Equal: How Data Accuracy Impacts Sales and Marketing Performance and Costs

DealSignal

Research shows that 70% of CRM data is outdated, incomplete, or inaccurate—and most B2B data providers you entrust to solve your data gaps offer on average 50% accuracy.

Why Growth Marketing Without Customer Marketing is a Bad Decision

Influitive

This article originally appeared in the Demand Gen Report’s 2021 State of Growth Marketing Report. — Growth Hacking (aka Growth Marketing) was coined in 2010 by Sean Ellis and further popularized in Andrew Chen’s 2013 blog post: Growth Hacker is the New VP Marketing.

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Buying or Selling Martech: Cybersecurity Emerges as a Key Point of Differentiation

Sword and the Script

58% of marketers say martech cybersecurity was the top consideration in procuring marketing software tools. I recently read an account by an executive summarizing his experience buying a marketing technology (martech) tool.

E-Commerce for Manufacturers and Distributors—What You Need to Know

Industrial Marketing Today

Historically, e-commerce for manufacturers and distributors has been lagging with some exceptions. I know of two industries that have adopted e-commerce quickly—distributors of industrial automation products and electronic components. However, times have changed.

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Buyer Intent Data Guide: How to Find Prospects Already Looking to Buy

Collecting and understanding buyer intent is a must for any marketer or salesperson looking for a higher success rate in reaching active buyers. Throughout this eBook, we’ll explore how to monetize intent data, where it's sourced from (and which sources you should be wary of), as well as how to best utilize it within your outbound campaigns in order to drive more pipeline each month.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

Zoominfo

We all know the residents of the C-suite hold the real power in their organizations. They’re the key decision-makers when it comes to making major investments in their businesses. That’s why every salesperson’s goal is to make their pitch directly to a senior executive — ideally, sooner than later.

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Google Ranking Factors You Need To Know for 2022

Marketing Insider Group

Say what? You read it right! It’s hard to believe we’re already well into the second half of the year. As we say goodbye to summer and prepare for the final few months of 2021, it’s not too early to think about what new strategies you want to add to your content marketing plan for next year.

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Keys to Improving Strategic Adaptability

Biznology

In nature, every action has its equal and opposite reaction. Physics demands that we adjust to stimuli. We either adapt or we fail. In business, things don’t play out in quite such black and white terms, though.

What Will the Future of Remote Work Look Like? New Research

Webbiquity

Countless articles, unscientific LinkedIn polls, and blog posts have speculated about what the future of work will look like: how will in-the-office, hybrid, and remote work be mixed? A new research study provides the most accurate picture yet.

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Marketers Continue to Find Benefits In Leveraging Video Content

KoMarketing Associates

Many marketers began to recognize the value of video content in 2020, and new research suggests that they are now leveraging it to achieve a wide array of objectives.

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The Definitive B2B Sales Playbook: Proven Path to $ Multi-Million Revenues

Sales is at the forefront of revenue growth, and so organizations with highly streamlined sales operations consistently outperform competition. How do you create a path to success and fast-track your way to multi million dollar revenues? Read the eBook.

Data-Driven Sales Forecasting Using Facts, Not Feelings [Part 1]

Zoominfo

Q: What do sales leaders, meteorologists, and economists all have in common? A: Their jobs all depend on being able to accurately answer the question, ‘What’s going to happen tomorrow?’.

Why You Should Focus Your Marketing on Trust, Not Sales in 2021 - Bigtincan

Scott Baradell

Learn about the many trust signals that build relationships between brands and buyers and then put those first in our campaigns for clients

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6 Kinds of Action Words Your Content Marketing Needs

Marketing Insider Group

If your brand is earning tons of web traffic but seems lean on conversions, you might need more action words in your content marketing. Action words turn consumers from simple readers of your content into engaged potential customers. So how do you start using them?

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5 Takeaways from The BBC Event for the Modern Marketer

Julia Flaherty

5 Takeaways from the BBC Event - Common Themes Today's Marketing Professionals Are Putting to Practice. The June 2021 BBC Event was hosted virtually by

The Definitive Guide to Account-Based Experience

ABX is the next evolution of ABM & it’s here to stay. Gifting & direct mail can carry you straight to the hearts of your prospects & customers. Find out how easy it is to create data-driven, personalized experiences at scale with gifting and direct mail.

Four Benefits Of Using Celebrity Marketing For Your Business

Webbiquity

Contributed post. Society has an obsession with celebrities. In the social media age, this obsession has grown exponentially, and fans (or stans ) are given a front-row seat to the even the most mundane goings-on in their lives. Image credit: Content Pixie on Unsplash.

82% of B2B Marketers Cite Social Media as Top Growing Channel

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers analyze their fastest-growing channels, new research indicates that social media is blowing away the competition, offering them more ways to connect with customers than ever before.

Accelerate Your Lead Response Time And Turn Inbound Leads into Opportunities

Zoominfo

Lead response time can make or break your sale. Need proof? Consider the data: According to HBR , if you don’t respond in 5 mins, the probability of establishing contact decreases by a whopping 400%.

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Capturing Your Buyers’ Most Meaningful Online Behavior

ANNUITAS

Seventy-six percent (76%) of buyers expect companies to understand their needs and expectations before ever getting on the phone. But that’s rarely what happens. There is a massive divide between what buyers want to discuss with sales vs. what sales wants to discuss with buyers.

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Choosing the Right Social Media Platforms for Your Buyer Personas

Marketing Insider Group

What does your ideal customer look like? This question prompts the creation of marketing personas, and the answers vary widely. In today’s hyper-connected world, people expect tailored, personalized experiences in their advertising, whether they realize it or not.

The Value of Repurposing Content

Julia Flaherty

The Value of Repurposing Content. There are many benefits of repurposing content. If you've yet to jump on the repurposing bandwagon, here are some of the top benefits of repurposing that you should consider as you make the move

How to Build Social Commerce into Your Influencer Program

Traackr

We share essential social commerce best practices from influencer partnerships, to budget optimization, to measurement, and more

Marketers Continue to Struggle With Data Quality & Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers have a wide array of data at their fingertips, but new research suggests that its quality leaves much to be desired.

How to Increase ABM Performance with Empathy

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

The highest priority for B2B marketers is effective demand generation (increasing lead quality and quantity). However, we can get so caught up in our ABM strategies, systems, tools, and investments that we lose sight of building deep empathy for the people in the accounts. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to go beyond rational-logic-based sales/marketing and adjust your strategy to understand better how buyers feel so that you can connect and help more customers buy.

Make the Most of Sharing to Every Social Network (Without Wasting Time)

Sharpspring

Would you like to build more traffic to your blog? I thought you might! The thing is, most bloggers are after organic search traffic (and for a good reason) but they completely ignore other traffic-building methods.

Legal Versus Ethical: Web Scraping Edition

Webbiquity

Guest post by Christof Leitner. Automated retrieval of data from the web, also called web scraping, is becoming commonplace. A wide range of tools and technologies have been developed to facilitate web scraping.

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Digital Marketing – What Are The Top Goals And Challenges?

Marketing Insider Group

Digital marketing goals and challenges – every business has them. Meeting those goals and overcoming those challenges is critical to achieving ROI from your efforts. The goals we’ve set for our Digital Marketing programs also change constantly, depending on internal and external factors.

How to Get Started with LinkedIn Company Profiles: 10 Steps to Success

Julia Flaherty

How to Get Started with LinkedIn Company Profiles: 9 Steps to Success. Establishing a company presence on LinkedIn is valuable for both B2Bs and B2Cs. LinkedIn is a key tool for sales

Deliver Magic Moments with Direct Mail and Corporate Gifting

Digital fatigue is a thing, no surprise there. The good news: you can break through the noise using a new channel! Find out how to get creative and build rapport with prospects & customers offline with strategic direct mail and corporate gifting.