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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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.

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

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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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.

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.

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 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.

5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.

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.

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.

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.

Customer-Centric Websites: Successful Strategies to Engage B2B Buyers

Speaker: Kellie de Leon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, The Mx Group

Chances are, you’re under the gun to convert more leads from your website. To increase conversion, your site needs high-quality content, user-friendly navigation paths, and calls to action that appeal to your target customers. But how do you go about this? And wouldn’t it be great to see some real-world examples from B2B companies that are doing it successfully? Kellie de Leon, VP of marketing and strategy at B2B agency The Mx Group, works with marketers every day to help them create and execute customer-centric strategies and content that increase web engagement and conversion. In this webinar, she'll discuss how to make your website more customer-centric.

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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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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8 Use Cases for Predictive Analytics in Marketing in 2019

Reachforce

Predictive analytics plays a critical role in every step of your customer’s lifecycle. This post explains: What predictive analytics means. Which criteria lead to a successful predictive analytics strategy. Why predictive analytics is important.

Building Your Demand Gen Team for ABM

Speaker: Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation, Rollworks

The benefits of using account-based marketing in your Demand Generation team are considerable: by getting as many engaged, qualified accounts as possible, your conversion rate will be higher and you'll find that Marketing and Sales are (gasp!) more aligned. Sounds great, doesn't it? But how do you even find the resources to make it happen? Join Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation at Rollworks, as she explains how to build your Demand Generation team to best carry out ABM - even if your team is small. In fact, her own team only has 3 people!

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).

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.

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 to Grab Attention with Audience Intelligence

Speaker: Michael Brito, EVP, Zeno Group

As a B2B marketer, you already know - attention spans are short, and the competition to win attention is fierce. So how do you break through the noise to deliver the right message, at the right time, using the right channel - and reach the right audience? Michael Brito, EVP at Zeno Group has an effective and repeatable answer: use audience intelligence! By understanding not just the readers of your content, but also the "vocal minority" and the influencers at play, you can develop a strategy to sustainably create attention-getting - and more effective - marketing campaigns.

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.

How Did Your Business Do This Year: Looking at Year-End Marketing Data

Reachforce

In marketing, it's always important to take a look at your progress to ensure you're marketing your company successfully and generating results. If you don't review your marketing data each month and year, you'll never really know how your content and campaigns are doing. data management

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.

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.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

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.

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.

A Look Back and Ahead at the Evolution of B2B Data: Year in Review

DiscoverOrg

I hate the word AI. But I love the concept of data-driven customer engagement. As CEO of DiscoverOrg, I have some strong opinions about data. Here’s what shook up the B2B data world in 2018 – and what I think that means for our industry in 2019.

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