April, 2019

Why Customer Experience Matters Most for B2B Marketers

Biznology

The biggest mistake that many companies make in their B2B sales and marketing activities is the way they fragment or silo different touchpoints in the customer journey among disparate functional teams. And, worse, the way they make it difficult for those teams to work together. Customer experience matters for B2B marketers. You’d think you would make that easier to bring to life. You’ve got a product marketing group that develops the content around your products.

5 Tips to Easily Develop Your B2B Buyer Persona

KoMarketing Associates

As a B2B marketer, there’s a good chance you are a part of a large team, which is one piece of a much larger organization. While your team may have all types of strategies in place to carry out marketing messages, without B2B buyer personas, you could be missing the mark when it comes to getting your efforts consumed by target audiences. B2B buyer personas are fictional representations of your target audience members, which help to better align campaigns all along the buying journey.

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Why SEO and Search Rankings Are Still the Best Business Case for Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you’re a one-person business or you’re in charge of marketing for a large corporation, any marketing activity you invest in must demonstrate measurable business benefits to make it worthy of your time and money. While content marketing offers many benefits, an improvement in SEO and search rankings is often one of the first and most […]. The post Why SEO and Search Rankings Are Still the Best Business Case for Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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How AI and Machine Learning Can Supercharge Your Social Media Marketing

Oracle

When most digital marketers hear the terms “ artificial intelligence ” or “ machine learning ,” they naturally think of Hollywood films about super-intelligent robots or computers powered by AI. As a result, they might assume AI couldn’t possibly make them better at social media marketing.

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

The Importance of Industrial Email Marketing for Targeting Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing is and should be an important component of your content marketing strategy when targeting engineers and technical professionals. I’m sure you’ve heard or read about email marketing being replaced by social media. Industrial email marketing continues to be very effective in promoting content, nurturing leads and building thought leadership.

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7 Steps to Improve Email Deliverability

Zoominfo

Take a look at your inbox – how many unread or deleted messages do you have? And how many of them are from companies trying to catch your attention? This is the reality of email marketing today. As such, it’s crucial to understand best practices that can help you improve email deliverability and compete in an environment where much is outside your control.

5 Most Common Fails in B2B Search Campaigns

The Point

Thanks to Spear Digital Media Director Tim DiSabatino for authoring this week’s post. Because costs per click in B2B search campaigns can often be extremely high when companies compete the for same keywords, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for B2B advertisers offers its own very unique challenges.

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How Often Should You Blog? [Blog Post Frequency RESEARCH]

Marketing Insider Group

In the world of content marketing, the lifeblood of your program is content. Much of that content is in blog form. Blogs help you attract new clients by answering questions and providing insights on their challenges. We believe strongly that blogging with consistency is necessary for content marketing to work. Frequency really does matter. But, […]. The post How Often Should You Blog? Blog Post Frequency RESEARCH] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

The Importance of Data to Social Media Marketing

Oracle

More than ever before, data is driving marketing strategy , tactics, and messaging, and that includes social media marketing. The proliferation of data is only set to rise as more people and businesses continue to share information about themselves on channels like social media. It’s in this information that a business can learn more about their audience, especially on sites like Twitter, Facebook , and Instagram where there is more sharing than on other channels.

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!

8 Discussion Topics To Help Kick-Start Your Online Community

Influitive

Discussions are a critical aspect to the success of any online community. With a platform that allows for one to one interaction with like-minded people, that’s where members truly begin to identify with the community. If a community made up of highly engaged members is a roaring fire, the role of the community manager is. The post 8 Discussion Topics To Help Kick-Start Your Online Community appeared first on Influitive.

How to Discover What Your Customers Really Want

Kabbage

As a business owner, you think about your customers every day. Still, it’s a good idea to make time to regularly reflect on … Read More. The post How to Discover What Your Customers Really Want appeared first on Grow With Kabbage. Customer Marketing Grow my business Manage my business Mobile Featured

Out with the Funnel, In With the Flywheel: The Modern Buyer’s Journey

Zoominfo

As human beings, we’re naturally inclined to regard change with a sense of skepticism. But, sales and marketing organizations must resist this instinct in order to constantly adapt to changing markets, new technologies, emerging trends and so on. But, there’s one business concept that’s stood the test of time like no other. It’s a model so deeply ingrained in modern strategies that most businesses don’t even think to question it. We’re speaking, of course, of the sales funnel.

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The Right Customer at the Right time

Cintell

The key to commercial success, whether digitally or traditionally, is to find the right customer at the right time in the right place and present them the right content. Another more common way to think of it is solving for who, what, where and when. This has become a whole lot easier in the digital age with access to big data to inform us and provide guiding insights across a customer’s journey. The social media landscape offers a virtual goldmine of customer intelligence.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

What Is Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s face it, to the average business person, marketing equals promotion. Marketing is what you say and how you say it when you want to explain how awesome your product is and why people should buy it. Marketing is an ad. Marketing is a brochure. Marketing is a press release. And more recently, Marketing is […]. The post What Is Marketing? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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Why Modern Marketers Must Embrace Marketing Automation

Oracle

Marketing technology continues to evolve, with a new tool or platform debuting seemingly each week. While marketers seek to provide benefits or value for your digital transformation or marketing strategy, it can hard to pinpoint what you need — and how exactly to go about it, due to having so many options to choose from.

Why B2B Marketers Need to Develop A Publisher’s Mindset

Webbiquity

Guest post by Brian Bennett. A major, tectonic shift has occurred in marketing over the last decade. Content-based digital marketing is now mainstream, as more than 91% of B2B marketers have embraced content marketing. While old-school methods , such as print ads, still have their place in marketing strategy, they are less efficient and conversion-oriented. They are also less targeted and more apt to miss entire audiences who no longer consume traditional media.

The Money is in the List: 2019’s Top 15 Email List Building Strategies

SendX

When was the last time you scrutinised your email marketing strategies with Holmesian rigour? If you’ve been sending out emails that aren’t opened or need to make an email strategy strategy, it’s time to do away with old-school game plans and build an email list from scratch. Image Credits: Campaign Monitor Email list building is a must for any marketing strategist. Marketing products and service through email list bring return-on-investment (ROI) of 44 dollars for every $1 spent.

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How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

The Definitive Guide to B2B Emoji Marketing

Zoominfo

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Q&A With Wiley’s Nicole Dingley: How To Nurture Your Customer Community To Fuel Your Entire Business

Influitive

Brands have known for a while how powerful building a customer community can be. But, there seems to be some confusion as to what “community” should mean and how to successfully manage one. So, we asked the experts. In the latest instalment of our Customer-Powered Enterprise webinar series, I had the chance to talk to. The post Q&A With Wiley’s Nicole Dingley: How To Nurture Your Customer Community To Fuel Your Entire Business appeared first on Influitive.

How to Write For Corporate Social Media Channels (And Expand Social Reach)

Marketing Insider Group

In corporate media you must provide a steady stream of quality content that will interest, excite and, oh yes, engage your audience. In the past, social was seen as a “nice-to-have” component to the business. But now more than ever, these social networks play a major role. Think about this, close to half the world’s […]. The post How to Write For Corporate Social Media Channels (And Expand Social Reach) appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media

What Goes into an Engaging Email?

Oracle

How do you go about creating an engaging email ? What does it look like and how should you write it? All day, every day, people find themselves bombarded with a multitude of marketing messages from a variety of sources. They will be receiving more than a few emails each day. So, your emails have to stand out to get someone’s attention. You can try to be clever, creative, and humorous to catch someone’s attention. However, as stated before, all emails need to be relevant and useful.

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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.

Should I Prioritize ABM Tactics Ahead of Demand Generation?

The Point

21 PPC Lead Generation Tools for More High-Quality Leads

KoMarketing Associates

Want more leads? Maybe… but probably what you really want is better leads. It’s 2019, after all – B2B marketers have evolved past “lead gen 101” They need leads that contribute to pipeline. Leads that become closed deals and real revenue. Plenty of research backs this up. But here’s just one example : 58% of marketers said their top priority was lead quality. Only 46% said it was lead quantity.

6 Outdated SEO Tactics to Avoid At All Costs

Zoominfo

The Internet has long been the dominant outlet used by businesses to reach their target audience. As a result, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has stepped into the spotlight as a vital digital marketing tactic. For those who aren’t familiar with the acronym, SEO is the art of increasing a website’s visibility and traffic through organic (non-paid) search engine results.

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The Entrepreneur Interview Series #10: Aba El Haddi, EnduraData

Webbiquity

If you need to share and collaborate on a few large files between people at two or three locations, any file-sharing service will work, like Google Drive, WeTransfer, or Dropbox. But if you work in a large organization that needs to keep tens of millions of files synchronized, across offices in different cities or even different countries, running different operating systems (Windows, Mac, various flavors of Unix)—you need something much more powerful.

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How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.