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 to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

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!

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Build a Better ABM Strategy with Clean Marketing Data

Reachforce

We've been talking about the top use cases for your marketing data this month, and one of those is improving your account-based marketing (ABM) strategy. Too many businesses and marketers aren't taking advantage of all of the data they have at their fingertips, and it's costing them.

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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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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.

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.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

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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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.

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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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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.

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.

How to Structure FAQs for SEO

Marketing Insider Group

You’re scrolling through a website and see a pair of shoes that you’d like to purchase. But you’ve read from reviews that they tend to run small. You’d like to buy them in a smaller size, but what if they’re /too/ small?

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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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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

Uncover New Revenue Streams with Marketing Data

Reachforce

What is the main goal with any business? The bottom line is to generate more revenue, right? That's what maintains a business, keeps it afloat, and helps it to grow and invest in even more sales and marketing initiatives. marketing data

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!

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.

The Entrepreneur Interview Series #9: Amanda LaGrange, Tech Dump/Tech Discounts

Webbiquity

While every business enterprise exists to fill a need, organizations differ in their secondary mission. Some focus on offering consumers bargain prices. Some strive to protect or improve the natural environment.

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.

Report: Marketing Automation Incentives are Fueling Marketers’ Success

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers don’t always have incentives to use more automation to drive their activities, but those who do often see more benefits across the board, according to new research.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

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

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?

What Do Modern Marketing Technology Managers Do?

Reachforce

The digital age has evolved marketing and advertising into something completely unrecognizable from years past. First came business websites and, subsequently, search engine optimization. Then came email marketing, and soon after, social media was born.