January, 2019

Is Content King or Is Data King?

Oracle

In the modern media era of TV and Internet, there has always been a fundamental tension between content and distribution. Is it better to own the content, or is it better to own the platforms and distribution mechanisms to get that content to the customer? For now, content is king , but there’s a new contender to the throne: data. Of course, data in its raw form is useless. It’s just a bunch of 1’s and 0’s.

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SEO Ranking Factors for 2019

Marketing Insider Group

As we head into the New Year, it’s a great time to review your website and your online marketing strategy. Take some time to analyze what worked and what didn’t work over the last year, and think about your goals in terms of traffic generation and business growth over the next 12 months. Just as […]. The post SEO Ranking Factors for 2019 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Search Marketing SEO

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Business Leaders Not Satisfied with Marketing Success Metrics

ANNUITAS

Preliminary Findings from the ANNUITAS 2019 Demand Generation Performance Survey. Would You Change Your Marketing Team KPIs If You Could? Receive a copy of the ANNUITAS 2019 Demand Generation Performance Survey when it becomes available by clicking here. In 2018 we began to evaluate our own buyers as part of an internal marketing exercise. As we interviewed our buyers, we realized that more and more of the prospects reaching out to us (and partnering with us) were not marketers.

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8 Content Marketing Trends That Will Fire Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Has your content marketing strategy been on the decline, figuratively dwindling to embers? If so, we can help. We've collected content marketing trends designed to blow new life into your strategy and rekindle it into the roaring blaze it once was. We've gathered these trends from across the industry.

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75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You 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 – and ecosystems are the main reason why. With the vast majority of business conducted through indirect channels around the world and given structural changes in our economy (before and after COVID-19), new buying journeys, subscription/consumption models, marketplace growth, and emerging technologies, most firms are now considering partner enablement as the key ingredient to survival (and success). The future of partnership ecosystems will be focused on driving intra-firm value creation, network effects, and partner co-innovation – a huge opportunity for firms to grow the right partners and enable them effectively.

Email List Management for 100k+ List Size (Proven Frameworks to Double Your Open Rates)

SendX

The best practices mentioned in this post are exclusively meant for folks whose email list size is 100k or more. In case your email list size is less than 100k, I don't think these techniques will apply for you. We have written more suitable content for you, here and here and here. Over the course of last few years, I have been helping our customers with their email marketing. Bunch of them have list size of 100k+.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Mobile Campaigns

Oracle

Mobile marketing continues to be a critical strategy as statistics show how much consumers rely on their mobile devices to research, interact, and shop. According to Statista, there are over 3.5 billion unique mobile internet users. And, comScore noted that users spend an average of 69 percent of their media time on smartphones. Lastly, mobile devices will drive 80 percent of global internet usage as reported by Zenith.

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How Will AI Change the Face of Digital Marketing in 2019?

Marketing Insider Group

Artificial intelligence has already made a huge difference in how brands interact with consumers and how marketing strategies are managed. In such a rapidly changing environment, it’s difficult to predict what the future holds, but there are certainly some clues to what we might expect in the coming year. As we near the end of […]. The post How Will AI Change the Face of Digital Marketing in 2019? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Artificial Intelligence

Survey: 60% of B2B Marketers Lack Confidence in their Data Coverage

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to reaching target audiences, it’s important for B2B marketers to have fresh data on their customers and prospects. However, a new report suggests that they are still behind in terms of the information they have on hand. The “Audience and Demand Planning Benchmark Survey” from DealSignal recently took a look at the type of data B2B marketers have at their fingertips.

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4 Ways to Boost Advocate Motivation Through A Rewards Program

Influitive

Want to keep your best advocates motivated to engage with your community and promote your brand? The incentives you offer in your advocate community are vital to keeping motivation high. But not all rewards are created equal. Generic gift cards aren’t always the answer. Rather, you need meaningful and memorable rewards to recognize your advocates. Advocate Marketing 101 Rewards and Recognition

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Why Using Employee Advocacy & Social Selling Will Help You Attract Buyers

RockContent

Today’s buyers have higher expectations than ever before. Gone are the days of buyers being responsive to cold calls and e-mail blasts. Gone are the days of getting easy clicks on banner advertisements. Gone are the days when simply having a presence on social media was enough. Only the smartest, most personalized messages will reach and resonate with today’s buyers. Needless to say, potential customers do not want to hear one blanket message.

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Rethink Marketing Podcast: Acting On Customer Feedback

Act-On

In this podcast episode, Sarah Moore, Act-On’s senior customer marketing manager, offers actionable tips for acting on your customer feedback. Customer Marketing Marketing Automation Marketing Strategy

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Two SMB Content Marketing Strategies the Fortune 500s Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2019

Oracle

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that David really can take it to Goliath in a 21st century marketplace. Today's Davids are small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) that act as “disruptors,” while modern-day Goliaths that have been swept into the dustbin of economic history include Sears, Toys R Us, and RadioShack. The way that consumers connect with brands, make a buying decision, and receive goods and services is changing.

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6 Ideas for Repurposing Blog Content

Marketing Insider Group

Physical assets of your business might include stock, equipment, and buildings. If you have any sort of presence online you’ll also have digital assets – your website, social media profiles, and most importantly your content. Content is a valuable digital asset for several reasons. High-quality content can help to build your brand and reputation, increase […]. The post 6 Ideas for Repurposing Blog Content appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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!

Research Shows Larger Companies Have More Cohesive Digital Marketing Strategies

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to developing a cohesive, effective digital strategy, new research suggests that marketers who come from larger companies may have an easier time doing so. PROS recently published an eBook titled, “The Future is Now: Technologies Shaping Commerce” and found that 87 percent of companies that make an excess of $5 billion annually streamline the buying experience for customers. This was compared to just 81 percent of $1B-$5B companies, and 75 percent of $500M to $1B companies.

Delighting Customers With Experiential Marketing At Events (With Examples & Tips!)

Influitive

We’re living in the experience economy, where consumer preferences are shifting from material things to experiences. In the B2B world, where events can sometimes be standardized affairs, savvy marketers know that standout experiences are the best way to cut through the noise and inspire word-of-mouth promotion. Today, we’ll focus on one specific aspect of live. The post Delighting Customers With Experiential Marketing At Events (With Examples & Tips!) appeared first on Influitive.

Tips for Increasing SDR Engagement Rates

The Point

Some years ago, our firm conducted a lead management audit for a technology client who was struggling to convert raw, inbound inquiries into sales qualified leads. During the audit, it became quickly apparent that one of the major issues was at the very front end of the lead qualification process. At this particular company, all leads flowed first to a team of Sales Development Reps (SDRs), and were required to be contacted and qualified by that team before proceeding further along the funnel.

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Why Marketing Best Practices May Sabotage Your Results

NuSpark

I’m generally a play-by-the-rules kinda gal. I feel comfortable doing things by the book and following marketing best practices. Every once in a while, however, at NuSpark Marketing we stray from the best-practice guidelines. It just happens in an entrepreneurial environment. But I have to admit that when we do, I’m sometimes surprised —in spite of our unconventional behavior, we are rewarded. Breaking the Rules.

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.

4 Resources for Your Team to Get Up to Speed on Mobile Marketing

Oracle

The more you know, the more likely you are to succeed at whatever you do. And, that includes mobile marketing. The investment in learning and training will pay off. That's because it will provide a way for you and your team. The result will be better decisions about new technology investment and effective strategic actions that deliver results.

10 B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2019

Marketing Insider Group

The beginning of the year always signals a reevaluation of old strategies and the hunt for newer ones to stay competitive in your industry. We’ll be ringing in 2019 no differently with a new set of B2B lead generation strategies you should watch out for. The digital marketing landscape is constantly changing, which means B2B […]. The post 10 B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2019 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Many Barriers Remain for Marketers Looking to Customize the Buyer Experience

KoMarketing Associates

More customers are demanding a personalized experience when they work with marketers. However, marketers still face several barriers when it comes to customizing the buyer experience, according to new research. Adobe recently published the “State of Creative and Marketing Collaboration Survey,” and statistics showed that 59 percent of marketers agree that they find it difficult to personalize content at scale.

A Peek Inside Forrester’s New Report On How Brands Can Win At Post-Sale Marketing

Influitive

If you love something—be it a Netflix series or a great new tapas bar—what’s the first thing you do? You tell everyone, especially the people most likely to find it interesting. B2B brands and products are no different. But is your entire company doing enough to make your customers’ voices heard? Forrester’s new report explores. The post A Peek Inside Forrester’s New Report On How Brands Can Win At Post-Sale Marketing appeared first on Influitive.

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

Six Useful Tips for Successfully Modernizing Your Small Business

Webbiquity

Guest post by Lilach Bullock. Getting a small business off the ground isn’t easy. But even after your enterprise has achieved liftoff, it can be tough to keep abreast of the latest technological innovations and remain competitive. This is especially true when your rivals have bigger budgets to play with, affording them the cashflow to explore new avenues and maximize the use of nascent platforms. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash.

4 Awful Content Marketing Buzzwords That Will Terrorize You in 2019

Contently

Three years ago, my most prized possessions were a life-size cardboard cutout of myself , a George Foreman grill that lasted longer than my last three relationships combined, and the top four search results on Google for “content marketing buzzwords.” ” Since then, the George Foreman almost set the cutout on fire, and while I still own the top SERP ranking, I’ve lost positions two through four. So let’s bring it back.

Breaking the Consumer Stress Cycle

Oracle

Since the beginning of time, people have made decisions based on their emotions, regardless of age, gender or location. We know that up to 90 percent of the decisions we make are based on emotion, rather than rational thought and measured consideration. All sorts of emotions drive our behavior. Depending on how people are feeling at any given moment, they may make completely different decisions. After a good day at work, for example, you might head out for a drink with colleagues to relax.

How Deep Learning Will Drive The Future of Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Deep learning is a subset of AI that offers innovative applications in many different areas of life and technology. Algorithms powered by deep learning are currently being used to detect cancer, predict earthquakes, and create art – an AI-generated painting sold for over $400,000 at auction last month. It’s exciting stuff for sure, but what exactly does advanced […]. The post How Deep Learning Will Drive The Future of Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.