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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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.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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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.

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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.

How We Help Brands Like You Develop a Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Social media. Websites. Blogs. Developing an effective content marketing strategy can feel daunting with so many options and strategies available. At Marketing Insider Group, we meet with brands on all points of the content marketing journey.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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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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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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Mobile Campaigns

Modern Marketing

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.

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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 Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

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 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.

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.

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.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

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

Modern Marketing

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.

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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.

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.

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 ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!