January, 2019

Is Content King or Is Data King?

Modern Marketing

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?

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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.

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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.

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72 Definitive Reasons Why Your Emails are Going to SPAM (Reason 27 Will Blow Your Mind)

SendX

If you are reading this it is highly likely that a portion of your email traffic is landing in SPAM.

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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.

Industrial Buyers – Their Preferences and How to Market to Them

Industrial Marketing Today

Understanding the mindset of industrial buyers is important if you market to engineers and technical professionals. There are plenty of research reports published on buyer personas and the buying habits of consumers, but they focus mainly on B2C marketing.

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Survey: Facebook Reigns Supreme Among Marketers’ Target Audiences

KoMarketing Associates

There are several social media networks out there that marketers can use to resonate with their target audience. However, new research shows that Facebook still reigns supreme among customers, and images continue to be a popular type of content across all social media platforms.

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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.

How to Use the Tech Stack to Displace Competitors

DiscoverOrg

More data = more noise, amirite? More stuff to comb through, more “analysis paralysis,” more time wasted. It’s a comment Brandon Battey hears all the time.

2018 Was a Great Year for Customer Data Platforms

Customer Experience Matrix

The CDP industry had a great 2018, growing by 60% and reaching $740 million revenue, according to the CDP Institute’s just-released Industry Update (click here to download ). The industry added 29 vendors and 2,653 employees, slightly more than the 26 vendors and 2,233 employees added in 2017.

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.

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

ScribbleLive

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.

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Why You Should Thoroughly Audit Your Social Media Presence

Webbiquity

Guest post by Kevin Conner. Social media success isn’t nearly as random as it can seem. Most successful pages and brands have had a great deal of work put into them over time, along with solid decision-making in terms of content, post frequency, and who or what they tag.

Report: Content Marketing Still Poses Challenges for Many Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Although many marketers are dedicated to utilizing content marketing as a part of their marketing plan, new research suggests that they still face a wide array of challenges when it comes to creating and implementing a content strategy.

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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.

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!

Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

DiscoverOrg

Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover. My husband and I are avid remodelers, which means I’ve spent a lot (A LOT) of time at Home Depot and Lowe’s over the last 15 years.

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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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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.

The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity

Guest post by Anand Srinivasan. There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality).

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

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.

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.

Size Matters: Digging in to Employee Counts and Social Media Discrepancies

DiscoverOrg

If you work in sales and marketing, I’ll bet you think a company’s employee count on LinkedIn is the absolute best way to determine how many employees work at that company. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: It’s not the best way. I would know.

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.

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.

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.

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Guest Blogging Outreach

Webbiquity

As business buyers get more challenging to reach—thanks to email filters, ad blockers, and caller ID—influencer marketing is becoming more popular as a way to break through the clutter and connect with these hard-to-reach buyers.

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.

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.

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