December, 2018

Don’t Let a Small Marketing Team Hold You Back: 3 Creative Marketing Strategies from Joyride

Act-On

Working with a small marketing team can be challenging, but these creative marketing strategies from Joyride will help you transform your marketing. Forms & Landing Pages Lead Nurturing Lead Scoring Marketing Automation Personalization Social Media Marketing

Why AI is Better Than A/B Testing

Marketing Insider Group

A/B or split testing has been the standard way to optimize marketing campaigns for years. Google first ran an A/B test in 2000 to identify the optimum number of searches to display on its result pages. Today A/B testing is common practice in many different digital marketing channels including display ads, landing pages, email marketing, […]. The post Why AI is Better Than A/B Testing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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Thought Leadership Strategy: How to Crush It in B2B Business

B2B PR Sense

Thought leadership strategy is like climbing a mountain. There's no shortcuts. It takes a lot of time and effort to work your way to the top, but once you're there, you have an amazing view. Plus, you have the advantage of towering over your competitors. But how can you know whether thought leadership is worth the time and effort involved? A recent study from Edelman and LinkedIn may help you to see why so many B2B brands are using thought leadership to shore up their strategy.

6 Ways Marketing Automation Is Evolving for CMOs

Oracle

As a CMO, your job is to be ready for every marketing development. You’re never allowed to stand still, because the moment you do, something in your industry will change, and you’ll fall behind the competition. Unfortunately, turnover for marketing jobs is increasing. One survey revealed that the average tenure of a marketing CMO is less than four years, and burnout is the number one cause. Automation is the solution to avoiding this burnout.

75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You 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 – and ecosystems are the main reason why. With the vast majority of business conducted through indirect channels around the world and given structural changes in our economy (before and after COVID-19), new buying journeys, subscription/consumption models, marketplace growth, and emerging technologies, most firms are now considering partner enablement as the key ingredient to survival (and success). The future of partnership ecosystems will be focused on driving intra-firm value creation, network effects, and partner co-innovation – a huge opportunity for firms to grow the right partners and enable them effectively.

More Marketers Turning to Email to Enhance Content Marketing Strategies

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look to expand upon their content marketing strategies, new research suggests that they are turning to email even more to boost performance. Ascend2 recently published the results of its “Email-Driven Content Marketing Survey” and discovered that the majority of marketers (35 percent) are already acting on developing an email-driven content marketing strategy. Thirty-four percent have already done it, while 25 percent are at least talking about it.

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The top 10 content trends marketers in IT services need to know

Tomorrow People

“ Content is king, but knowing what to produce, and what to do with it, is what will keep it upon its throne ”, says Ian Heathcook, commerical and marketing director at Griffiths Waite. At Griffiths Waite, we have a very specific range of clients we want to target. We work predominantly with large insurance and finance firms, and when we’re looking to take on new projects, we’ve got a pretty good idea of who could benefit from our services. However, simply knowing your key audiences isn’t enough.

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making in Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing may be a relatively simple strategy. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. As with any type of marketing, to get the most out of it you need to plan strategically. You also need to continuously analyze your campaign’s effectiveness so you can improve and work towards your business goals. If you simply dive in and […]. The post The 7 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making in Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Word of Mouth Marketing: How to Spark Positive Conversations

B2B PR Sense

What is word of mouth marketing? And what makes it such a powerful tool? Let's start with an example. Say you catch an ad on social media for a new product. It claims to be the best of its class and will transform your business. With such outsize claims, you're likely to dismiss the product as a sensationalized gimmick -- and you wouldn't be alone in thinking that. Let's push pause and go back. Now take that same product, but instead of an ad, you hear about it from a trusted friend or colleague.

How To Use Social Media To Promote Your Next Event

Oracle

If you’re planning on hosting an event for your brand or business, it’s time to think about all the ways that social media could be used to enhance the overall experience. Most importantly, social media can be a highly effective tool for driving sign-ups, registrations and ticket purchases. Here are just a few of the ways that social media can be used to promote your next event. Hashtags By far, the most popular tool for promoting a new event is a simple #hashtag.

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Report: 7 out of 10 Customers Want Marketers to Personalize Content for Them

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look for more ways to resonate with their target audience, new research suggests that content personalization may be the key to achieving their goal. More importantly, customers appear to be willing to provide more information to receive personalized marketing content. Signal recently published “The Quest for the Perfect Identity-Driven Marketer” report and discovered that seven out of 10 customers prefer content and ads that is tailored to their personal interests.

What's Next for the CDP Industry?

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s been quite fascinating to watch the Customer Data Platform industry develop over the past few years. So far, we’ve seen two main trends emerge: extension of CDP product scope beyond the core of building the customer database itself and expansion into new industries. Both shed light on what we can expect to happen next. Product Scope CDP product scope has a more convoluted history than you might think.

Now is the winter of our missed content: changes in SEO practice are closing gaps… and opening opportunities

Tomorrow People

Changes in SEO are the top issue for 61% of content marketers. This blog looks at some creative uses of search in content marketing, backed by findings from CMI research. Navigating a turbulent search landscape. Legendary adman David Ogilvy once stated: “You can’t save souls in an empty church.” In other words: if you’re not reaching your audience, the most finely-honed marketing message means diddly squat. These days, the predominant way customers connect to content is SEO.

4 Trending B2B Marketing Strategies (Not Tactics) for 2019

Marketing Insider Group

“Strategy without tactics is a daydream; tactics without strategy is a nightmare.” Influenced by Sun Tzu and coined by Sagefrog CEO and Co-founder Mark Schmukler, this quote implies that there’s a clear difference between marketing strategy and marketing tactics. It suggests that one can’t be done without the other, and to do both correctly, strategy […]. The post 4 Trending B2B Marketing Strategies (Not Tactics) for 2019 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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!

The Best of 2018: Our Most Popular PR Posts of the Year

B2B PR Sense

We've scoured our archives to bring you the most popular posts from this year. These posts range in topics from B2B PR campaigns, to B2B marketing strategy, to the best PR tools. But all of these posts have one very important thing in common: You. You, our readers, have handpicked these posts and have shown us what topics are most important to you.

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Talent and a Team for Our Times

Oracle

At this time of year, we all have a tendency to look back and assess the past 12 months. So, I’d like to take the opportunity to touch on something my thoughts have increasingly been returning to in the latter half of 2018. Talent I’m referring to talent that runs towards the cerebral, analytical, and smoothly efficient. You know, the kind of talent not usually profiled in glossy online business magazines or ever considered eligible for company awards.

Report: One-to-Three-Month Mark is Most Critical During the B2B Buyers’ Journey

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers have an ample amount of time to reach out to their target audience, but new research suggests that the first one-to-three months of the buying process are critical. Demand Gen recently conducted the “2018 B2B Buyers Survey” and found that the first one-to-three months of the buying process are critical to getting customers’ attention. By this specific mark, 38 percent of B2B buyers have already developed an informal list of potential providers.

Customer-Powered Success: Why Advocates Play a Crucial Role in the Post-Sale Journey

Influitive

Modern B2B enterprises must provide a flawless post-sale customers experience to drive high customer satisfaction and growth. Instead of only focusing on internal metrics like churn, retention, and NPS,” says Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, “the most sophisticated companies are looking from the outside in, starting with the customer’s experience and desired outcomes and working.

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.

Thinking beyond the quarter: 5 ways content marketers can aim for long-term success

Tomorrow People

Successful content marketers put their audience’s informational needs before their own desire to drive sales. This blog uses CMI data to show why that’s a sound strategy. You’ve just got home and you’re hungry. So you take a steak out of the freezer, and throw it into a hot pan. The result, of course, won’t be what you hoped for. Of course, most of us know you can’t transform an icy lump into a sizzling dinner without letting it thaw.

6 Examples of AI Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Technology is evolving and the world of online marketing is evolving along with it. Artificial intelligence and machine learning now make a wide variety of marketing tasks easy; even those which would have been impossible only a few years ago. We’re still in the very early stages of using AI in marketing but even so, there are some […]. The post 6 Examples of AI Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Artificial Intelligence

13 Lead Generation Tactics That Will Explode Your PR Campaign

B2B PR Sense

A skilled coach on the field has a game book of several tried and true plays that are designed to maximize the performance of his or her players. In the same way, every brand needs a "game book" of lead generation tactics to maximize the effectiveness of its campaigns. In this post, we will discuss: A reliable lead generation marketing definition. What comprises a good lead generation and PR campaign. Specific tactics that will boost your marketing and lead generation efforts.

Ceremonial Adoption - I Am Sure You Have Come Across It Before!

Oracle

What is a common and fairly regular feature of Digital Transformation and Customer Success initiatives? I am sure you have seen it before. It starts with a CEO presentation on stage at the annual Company All-Hands, where they present the company's focus or the new vision. This announcement could be linked to the Big T the company is engaged on like becoming a digital-first business or putting the customer at the heart of everything the company does.

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SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

Report: Customers Seeking Less Promotional Email From Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to target their audiences with email, new research suggests that they may benefit from leaning more on the informational side than the promotional when it comes to content. Adobe recently conducted the “2018 Adobe Consumer Email Survey” and discovered that the majority of customers (39 percent) would prefer brand emails to be less promotional and more informational.

Top 10 ABM Mistakes

The Point

I may not be a market analyst, but from what I see working with our agency’s B2B clients , it seems to me that, in the language of technology adoption lifecycles, Account-Based Marketing (ABM) stands at that pivotal junction – what Geoffrey Moore calls the “chasm” – between early adopters and early majority. The hype around ABM has subsided. That mad rush to jump on the ABM bandwagon (for Fear of Missing Out) has given away to more practical considerations.

Rethink Marketing podcast: Build Key Relationships with this B2B Podcast Strategy

Act-On

In this Rethink Marketing podcast, learn how a B2B podcast can be a great way for building relationships with key people in your industry. Brand Marketing Content Marketing Marketing Strategy Podcast

10 Proven Ways to Reduce Your Bounce Rate

Marketing Insider Group

Your bounce rate is a measure of how many people are clicking through to your website but then don’t stick around to explore it further – i.e., they visit only a single page of your site. In some cases, a high bounce rate can be a good thing, such as a sales page where you’re […]. The post 10 Proven Ways to Reduce Your Bounce Rate appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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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.