May, 2019

Content curation for social selling; how to get even better results

Scoop.it

Content curation is a great asset available for marketers to maximize the impact of social selling programs. Scoop.it recent integration with social selling solutions such as GaggleAMP, unleash the power of content curation + social selling.

Trending in Email Design: Bold Colors and Gradients

Litmus

Each year, we see new design trends shaping digital marketing—from the use of color and imagery to typography trends, interactivity, and more. In our “Trending in Email Design” series, we look at the hottest digital design trends—and dive into how they translate into email marketing.

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Getting Past The Third-Party Data Hype: Why You Need First-Party Data

Ignite Tech

Countless marketers, frustrated by what seems like an onslaught of never-ending demand generation problems, are turning to data for a solution. This, in and of itself, is a great idea.

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Changes in Mailchimp - An offer you must refuse?

SendX

Mailchimp made a major move last week, they announced that they are transitioning from an email marketing software to an all-in-one marketing platform. The news in itself was not very surprising considering they have been adding these all-in-one marketing features for the last few years.

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6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

Manufacturing Content Marketing Can Be Confusing and Difficult

Industrial Marketing Today

I regularly receive email inquiries from industrial companies needing help with their manufacturing content marketing. These people are on the right track for wanting to use manufacturing content marketing for generating better quality leads that turn into sales opportunities.

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How AI is Reshaping Email Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jess Andriani. Technologies like big data, machine learning, business intelligence, and cognitive computing are made possible or practical by artificial intelligence (AI).

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A Useful New Model to Get The Edge in Public Relations

B2B PR Sense

Photo Credit: Frank McKenna. Public relations is changing in the blink of an eye. There’s just one problem. Some Public relations practitioners and many PR clients are running a little behind. PR for eons was laser-focused on earned media — placing a story in media outlets.

Do Customer Data Platforms Need Real-Time Processing?

Customer Experience Matrix

Is real-time processing a requirement for a Customer Data Platform? It’s a deceptively simple question that can’t be answered without resolving two additional questions: What do we mean by real-time processing? How do we decide what is and isn’t a requirement?

How to Create Email Campaigns That Generate Word of Mouth

SendX

Let’s be clear. You don’t need existing email lists to launch blockbuster email campaigns that generate word of mouth. Harry’s — as you’ll see shortly — is a ready example you want to emulate. They started with 12 people on their mailing list. And all 12 were their employees.

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

Driving Engagement Remains a Top Priority and Struggle for Email Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Increasing engagement remains a top priority for email marketers, but new research suggests that it is also still a primary challenge when it comes to utilizing this tactic.

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How to Write a Content Marketing Plan that Quadruples Your Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Every business wants more leads, and it could be simpler than you think to start generating more of them. In fact, a carefully constructed content marketing plan could quadruple your leads or better.

Do’s and Don’ts For Personalized Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Stefan Debois. Marketing is evolving rapidly, and the use of big data is increasingly important. Customers and prospects have higher expectations than ever before for relevance and personalization, and marketers need to be prepared to meet those needs.

7 Sales Demo Tips for Selling Software

DiscoverOrg

Your SaaS product is new! Exciting! It will save future customers time and money! So why doesn’t anyone want a demo? “It’s It’s like trying to schedule a meeting for buying a time-share!” says Director of Sales Michael Veschio.

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!

3 Examples of Going From Ideation to Interactive and Visual Content

ScribbleLive

When it comes to brainstorming ideas for new content, it can be easy to focus on the “before.”. If you’re starting out with something like a lengthy research report, chock-full of facts and statistics, you’re likely to push the project away. It is, after all, a complicated task.

5 Email Copywriting Tips for Creating Engaging Content

SendX

Everyone does email marketing nowadays, but does it still have the capability to engage subscribers with so many newsletters arriving in everyone’s inboxes? Does it still have the potential to convert subscribers to customers? Photo by Miguel Á.

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Survey: Marketing Budgets on the Rise as Demand Gen Becomes a Top Priority

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers’ budgets fluctuate with changing demands, new research suggests that they are focused more on lead generation, as well as sales and marketing alignment to achieve their primary goals.

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5 Critical Signs It’s Time to Revamp Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

If you’re like most businesses, it took you a long time—and a lot of hard work to knock out a successful content marketing strategy. Just thinking about revamping it is a challenge. But it’s a must if you want your strategy to succeed.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Seven Tactics to Delete From Your Email Marketing NOW

Webbiquity

By Kipp Bodnar. A major culprit of the inbound marketing time-suck is email marketing. When doing email marketing , it’s easy to lift your head up from your computer and discover that you’ve reached the end of the day, but not the end of your work. Image credit: ijmaki on Pixabay.

PR Strategy: How to Make Journalists Happy

B2B PR Sense

What the heck do journalists want? That's a question many a harried PR professional has asked. Unfortunately, the relationship between PR pros and journalists can be fraught with each side wondering what's wrong with the other. How can public relations pros and journalists work better together?

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The State of Marketing Automation and How to Achieve Ultimate Success

Act-On

Let’s review our recent State of Marketing Automation Report and how you can leverage this information to achieve maximum marketing success. Marketing Automation

4 Ways to Increase Customer Engagement

Modern Marketing

Business is about bridging gaps. It’s the work of finding a market need and plugging it with a product, the search that happens to fill a talent hole on the team, or the sale that converts a lead into a customer.

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.

5 SEO Tactics to Get the Right Leads in the Door

KoMarketing Associates

Stop me if you’ve heard this before – “I’m getting a lot of traffic from SEO but it’s not the right traffic.”. It’s fairly common and honestly, it’s not all that surprising. After all, the traffic you get from organic search can be much less targeted than the traffic you get from paid campaigns.

Why Employee Engagement Matters To Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

It’s estimated that over 70% of employees in US companies are not fully engaged at work. This means that while they may be physically present and doing the job they’re paid to do, they’re not living up to their full potential or delivering their best performance.

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Best Brand Monitoring Tools – At Any Price

Webbiquity

Given the increasing importance of reviews, not just for consumer brands but B2B offerings as well—plus backlinks, microinfluencers, and social media conversations—it’s vital to track online brand mentions.

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How to Do B2B Content Marketing That Doesn't Suck

B2B PR Sense

" B2B content marketing is so easy, anyone can do it." I've heard this idea thrown around countless times. And I can't help but shake my head at the notion.Yeah, sure, anybody can write a blog, but that doesn't mean it's going to have an audience.

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