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.

Why Email Is Still the King of Customer Engagement

Modern Marketing

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.

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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.

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.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Four Best Practices for Customer Retention

Webbiquity

Guest post by Lewis Robinson. Customers are the reason your company either fails or thrives. According to Bain & Company , it costs a business seven times more to obtain a new customer than it does to retain an existing one.

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How I Doubled My Email Open Rate Overnight

Marketing Insider Group

Towards the end of 2018, and as is true for many things in life, I felt like it was time for a refresh … of my email marketing strategy. Although I have a solid, growing list of subscribers, it’s inevitable that over time you’ll need to take a deep dive through your contacts.

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.

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B2B Marketing Trends to Address in 2019

Modern Marketing

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.

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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.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Three Top Challenges for B2B Tech Marketers

Webbiquity

Guest post by Lane Harbin. Just a few months into 2019, now is the perfect opportunity to talk to your team about the problems you faced last year, then work toward ideal solutions. If your team is like most B2B marketing groups, you’ve likely faced one or even all of the challenges below.

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Rethink Marketing: Why Does Your Sales Team Hate Your CRM?

Act-On

Why does your sales team hate your CRM? On this episode of the Rethink Marketing podcast, Adam Honig how sales prefers selling than CRM data entry. Marketing Automation

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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.

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

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5 B2B Marketing Trends that You Can't Ignore in 2020

Speaker: Pam Didner, Marketing Consultant, Author and Speaker

Pam Didner, B2B tech marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Effective Sales Enablement and Global Content Marketing, will present the essential marketing trends you need to know in 2020. She'll discuss digital challenges that marketers commonly face and share actionable solutions and templates you can apply to your job in real-time.

2 Truths and a Lie: High Email Bounce Rates and Sender Reputation

DiscoverOrg

Email marketing is hard. Some might argue that B2B email marketing is harder today than it was 5 years ago or 10 years ago, but I would probably counter with “its always been hard.” There are just different challenges today.

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CMOs Need to Balance the Expensive Cost of “Free”

Modern Marketing

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 Entrepreneur Interview Series #6: Loring Kaveney, WorkOutLoud

Webbiquity

Your best customers can also be your best marketers, best customer support resources, and best sources of input to your product roadmap—if you give them the right environment for engagement.

This Is Why Implementing a Lead Nurturing Program Is So Important

Act-On

Conversions are great, and so are qualified leads, but if those prospects aren't nurtured properly throughout the purchasing cycle, all your hard work generating those awesome leads will be wasted. Customer Journey Demand & Lead Generation

Key Trends in Marketing: Thought Leadership

Thought leadership is a highly effective marketing strategy that highlights an organization’s talent, experience and passion while answering the most pressing questions faced by its target audience.

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.

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.

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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?

Empathy and the Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

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.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Author Interview: Joe Contrera, Extraordinary Results

Webbiquity

What makes a leader truly effective? It’s question that’s been at the center of conferences, workshops, blogs, and MBA courses for decades, and a topic of books and debates for centuries. The most effective leaders guide others rather than command them.

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3 Email Deliverability Best Practices to Help You Improve Inbox Placement

Act-On

If you’re still trying to understand what deliverability means, we’ve got you covered. Learn the basics of email deliverability and what you can do to improve inbox placement. Email

4 Ways to Make Your B2B Marketing Videos Social-Ready

Marketing Insider Group

B2B marketers are using video more and more. In fact, they reported 10% and 8% increases in their use of YouTube and Vimeo respectively in 2018 compared to 2017.

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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.

Why and How to Dominate Google's Featured Snippets

Speaker: Kathleen Booth, VP of Marketing at Prevailion

Until recently, getting to position #1 on the search engine results pages (SERPs) was the holy grail of digital marketing. Now, Google has introduced featured snippets - effectively creating a “position zero.” Through real-world examples and case studies, learn why owning the featured snippet is so important, how to dominate position zero, and what impact it will have on your traffic and leads as the future of search continues to evolve.