March, 2019

How Technology Can Optimize Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

When done well, content marketing can be a valuable part of your overall B2B marketing strategy. In fact, content marketing is both more effective and cheaper than traditional methods of lead generation. Over three-quarters of respondents to the Content Marketing Institute’s B2B marketing survey reported success with their content marketing in 2018. However, content marketing needs […].

Why Email Is Still the King of Customer Engagement

Oracle

So many things were supposed to make email obsolete: Facebook, Slack, mobile push—even RSS was once talked about as an email-killer. It turns out that pronouncing email dead is simply a common marketing ploy rather than any kind of market reality. Email marketing’s return on investment remains stellar, returning $38 for every dollar invested it, according to Litmus research , and market buzz is coming back around on email.

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Three Ways Location-Based Marketing Supercharges Your Outreach

DiscoverOrg

Why is location-based marketing important in the era of the remote workforce? Being able to disregard location is great for growing companies that want to expand into new geographies and tap remote talent! It’s also great for employees who want more flexibility. But as B2B marketers and salespeople, it makes our job harder. Knowing the physical location of your prospect is key to your marketing and sales efforts.

An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

B2B PR Sense

Dear PR Professionals: PR is evolving at warp speed. In fact, in five years, what we know as PR will have a different complexion. Yet today, many PR professionals, armed with media placements and endless pitches, are still grounded in the past, since it's so comfortable. Confession: I, a B2B PR agency owner, also have one foot still firmly planted in the past. I have news for you.

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.

Better Together: How to Improve B2B Lead Quality with SEO and PPC

KoMarketing Associates

Pop quiz: Which is better for B2B lead generation? A) Pay per click search advertising. B) Search engine optimization. C) Both. And the answer is…. C) Both. PPC and SEO both have their strengths and weaknesses, and you can use them independently. But when you combine them , they’re far more effective. Especially if you’re ready to graduate from just getting more leads to getting the high-quality leads that actually turn into revenue.

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11 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Content Creation

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to dip your toes in content marketing but don’t have the time or expertise to create your own content, outsourcing your content creation is an easy and effective way to reap the benefits without all the work. In fact, content marketing can be so profitable, over 70% of brands now hire someone to manage […]. The post 11 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Content Creation appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

B2B Marketing Trends to Address in 2019

Oracle

Spring is arriving, and 2019 is in full gear. It’s time to focus how you will address this year’s B2B marketing trends as part of your own strategy. While some trends may be a holdover from the previous year or are taking on a bigger role, there are also new B2B marketing trends that need your attention in order to attract and maintain your customer base.

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Industrial Lead Generation for Sales – It’s Complicated!

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial lead generation is the lifeline for manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies when it comes to accelerating their pipelines and growing sales. However, turning new leads into sales is not straightforward or simple. Just like the hit movie, it’s complicated! There are many reasons for the failure of industrial lead generation to convert into wins … Industrial Lead Generation for Sales – It’s Complicated!

Content Marketing Tips: How to Attract Your Audience

B2B PR Sense

B2B content marketing has become the white bread of content marketing. It's on every B2B marketer's menu and unfortunately a lot of it is as exciting as white bread. It lacks texture, and flavor and gusto. Beyond that, it's often missing a solid foundation. Simply content without a strategy it isn't a solid part of B2B marketing strategies. And yet.done right it works.

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!

Survey: B2B Marketers Expect Budgets to Rise within the Next 12 Months

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look into new tactics to reel in prospects and customers, new research suggests that they are expanding their marketing budgets accordingly. The CMO Survey conducted in February 2019 recently discovered that the budgets of B2B product marketers are expected to increase 8.5 percent within the next 12 months, and the budgets of B2B services marketers are predicted to rise 10.3 percent within the same period. Brand spending is expected to rise 9.3

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15 Indispensable Company Research Tools for B2B Sales Reps

Zoominfo

In the world of B2B sales, company research is a critical aspect of any successful rep’s daily duties. In fact, access to the right research tools and information can make or break your ability to identify target accounts, personalize a sales pitch, and ultimately, close deals. As a B2B sales rep, the more you know about a prospect and their company, the easier it is to sell to them. For this reason, we’ve put together the ultimate list of company research tools for sales reps.

How to Develop a Content Marketing Strategy to Reach and Convert

Marketing Insider Group

Like every aspect of your overall marketing strategy, your content marketing strategy should have two goals: to reach and convert. Therein, however, lies the challenge. How can you develop content that will reach your target customers, engage them with content they will read, and eventually convert them to buy your products and services? Even more […]. The post How to Develop a Content Marketing Strategy to Reach and Convert appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

CMOs Need to Balance the Expensive Cost of “Free”

Oracle

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but that’s easy to forget when the CFO is blowing up your inbox with requests for a leaner marketing plan. How can CMOs defend their operating budgets, while still maximizing opportunities to defend the balance sheet?

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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.

How Marketers Can Bridge Innovation and Business

Kaon

This article was originally published by Chief Executive, “Kaon Interactive CEO on Bridging Innovation and Business,” January 18, 2019. Kaon Interactive CEO and President Gavin Finn is all about bridging the gap from technological innovation to the marketing and business side. When he joined Kaon Interactive in 2005, it was still very much a technology-focused orientation. “My

What is Thought Leadership & Why It Matters

B2B PR Sense

Thought leadership is one of those buzzwords that gets bruited about without a lot of substance behind it. What exactly does it mean? We'll answer that question and determine whether or not a thought leadership strategy is worthwhile for your brand. We'll then touch on some key ways you can become a thought leader and share some thought leadership examples that you can emulate. First, though, here's a solid definition of thought leadership. What Is Thought Leadership?

Survey: Documented Strategies Increase Marketers’ Odds of Finding Success

KoMarketing Associates

For the most part, marketers are relatively lackluster when it comes to ranking the success of their existing strategies, according to new research. However, those who document their strategies are far more likely to achieve their top objectives. Coschedule recently surveyed 1,597 marketers to determine how their marketing strategies are shaping up in the digital age. The majority of respondents (48 percent) only “somewhat agree” that their marketing efforts are successful.

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3 Takeaways from ZoomInfo’s 2019 Technographic Data Report

Zoominfo

For those who aren’t familiar with the concept of technographics, allow us to explain. The term technographic data, or technographics , refers to the essential technologies and tools a business uses to function. Beyond that basic definition, more robust technographic data contains insight into purchase behavior, renewal dates, historical purchases and more. In the B2B world, technographic data points often serve as critical buying signals.

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.

6 Creative Ways to Recycle Your Content

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s face it. Coming up with new ideas for content can be a struggle. We are so entrenched in our work and our specific industries that the topics that matter begin to fade from view and new concepts may start to feel like we’ve already been there, done that. Here’s a well-known secret: the content […]. The post 6 Creative Ways to Recycle Your Content appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing blog content Content content strategy

Empathy and the Customer Experience

Oracle

I delivered a talk about empathy at Oracle’s recent Modern Customer Experience (ModernCX) conference. In the talk I described how we in North America SaaS Customer Success are building out an enablement program for Customer Success Managers (CSM) that will be fueled by empathetic inputs. What are those, you might be asking?

Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange

Influitive

Last week, Scottsdale, Arizona was abuzz with more than 1300 B2B marketers eager to get inspired by some of the industry’s best and brightest. This year’s B2B Marketing Exchange did not disappoint! The event featured some great keynotes and workshops spanning topics including, how B2B brands can harness the power of fandoms, how to connect. The post Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange appeared first on Influitive.

Prediction: Successful Marketers Treat Sales as Clients and Partners

Kaon

This article originally was published by MarTech Series, “ Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Joshua Smith, CTO and Founder, Kaon Interactive “ (February 11, 2019). Tell us about how dramatically your role evolved in 2018 with marketing and sales technologies. At Kaon , 2018 was all about efficiency and process.

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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.

Report: Only 16% of Marketers to Actively Work on AI Products This Year

KoMarketing Associates

Although artificial intelligence (AI) is growing as a prominent tactic among marketers, new research suggests that many marketers are still hesitant to turn to it to achieve their top objectives. The Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA) and Forrester Research recently teamed up to publish the “Global Digital Outlook” report for 2018-19, and statistics showed that AI technology and initiatives related to AI-driven digital experiences were at the top of marketers’ minds over the past 12 months.

Why Successful Marketing is Equal Parts Art and Science

Zoominfo

A Content Marketer’s Guide to Finding Engaging Images

Marketing Insider Group

“A picture is worth a 1000 words.” This old English idiom refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed far more effectively with an image than with a description. Perhaps nowhere is this more true than in content marketing. When compelling images are used, research indicates that you may get an average […]. The post A Content Marketer’s Guide to Finding Engaging Images appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Tips for Tying Social Media to Your Organization’s Bottom Line

Oracle

Too often, businesses think of social media only in very fuzzy terms, without actually drilling down into the specific reasons why they are using it. But companies at the leading edge of social media are taking things one step further. They are building out sophisticated frameworks for understanding how social media can impact not just the business as a whole but also every business unit and every stakeholder within the business. Social Ecosystems.

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.