May, 2018

7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media

Act-On

You knew that social media is a very affordable lead generation tool, but did you know that it’s rated third in effectiveness after email and your website?

What to Do When Great Content Falls Short of Your Content Goals

Marketing Insider Group

There’s a lot of pressure on your content to perform. After all, brands who get content marketing right are known to get 7.8 times the website traffic of those who haven’t yet cracked the content nut.

Will GDPR Burst the Martech Bubble?

Customer Experience Matrix

Some people have feared (or hoped) that the European Unions’ General Data Protection Regulation would force major change in the the marketing and advertising ecosystems by shutting off vital data flows.

How to Generate More B2B Leads with 6 Easy Strategies

B2B PR Sense

How effective is your B2B lead generation strategy ? We frequently hear from clients that their lead generation isn't producing the number of leads they need. To help you get off the lead gen treadmill, we've developed 6 easy-to-implement strategies to jumpstart your lead generation.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

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Is Content Marketing Now All About Pay to Play?

Marketing Insider Group

The signs are out there. The purist approach to content marketing – where relevancy, quality, and an experience customers want is enough to drive traffic, generate leads, motivate engagement and boost sales conversions – has been, officially, tainted.

9 Easy Ways to Get More Leads from Your B2B Blog

Act-On

Subscribers and shares are great, but let's dig into how you can grab more leads from your blog right now. Here are 9 easy ways to get more leads from your B2B blog. B2B Marketing Content Marketing Lead Generation B2B b2b blog lead generation leads

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The Dismal State of B2B Email Creative

The Point

I review B2B email campaigns regularly in this space, and though I’m not one to be sparing in my opinions, I do try to be conscious of the type and size of company responsible for the campaign, with the thought, I suppose, that some marketers just may not know better.

What’s So Funny About Digital Marketing? 2018 Edition

Webbiquity

Marketing can be is stressful. Take a break! Make the corporate web use hall monitors in IT and HR freak out and wonder what you’re up to. Visit one (or more) of the sites below for a quick laugh, smile, or at least a good eye roll.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Your online reputation abhors a vacuum in Google search

Biznology

Cygnus X-1. Before you embark on a costly campaign to repair your first two pages of Google search results after you, your company, your brand, or your product have been slandered or besmirched online, understand that it’s a life sentence.

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Interview with ?Lillian Pierson, P.E.

Onalytica B2B

?Lillian Pierson, P.E. – Founder at Data-Mania | Data Strategist, Trainer & Biz Coach to Tech Professionals. Key Topics: AI, IoT, Big Data, Data Science. Location: Global with a predominantly US audience and client base.

7 Content Marketing ROI Templates and Tools

Marketing Insider Group

You know measuring the ROI of your content marketing is important. It’s the only way to quantitatively gauge the success and worth of your content. But, let’s face it.

7 Quick Wins for Sales and Marketing Alignment

DiscoverOrg

We hear a lot about sales and marketing alignment: How important it is for B2B, and how so few of us are doing it right. SALES: Marketing leads are crap. MARKETING: Sales is lazy. You guys take forever to follow-up on our leads – and you wonder why they don’t convert? Rolls eyes.]

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How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

Facebook, Privacy, and the Future of Personalization

Customer Experience Matrix

Readers of this blog and the CDP Institute newsletter know that I’ve been fussing for years about privacy-related issues with Facebook , Google , and others. With the issue now attracting much broader public attention, I’ve backed off my own coverage.

8 Tips to Increase Your Organic Page Ranking in 2018

Webbiquity

Guest post by Nathan Elly. Google has released a flurry of algorithm updates in the first half of 2018, which has made it difficult for SEO professionals to work out exactly which tactics are working to help sites rank at the top of organic search results.

Social media marketing is Homo sapiens sapiens social

Biznology

Homo sapiens sapiens. I have been doing social media strategy and planning in one form or another for clients since 2003. Nothing at all has changed. In fact, nothing has changed since Homo sapiens emerged around 300,000 years ago.

3 Storytelling Tips for Marketers in the Age of Social

Modern Marketing

Humans love telling and hearing stories. From children’s nursery rhymes to week-long box-set binges. Stories define who we are and how we understand the world. And that is why storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to breathe life into a brand.

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Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

As you likely know, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25. Surveys show that most US-based B2B marketers are still woefully unprepared, even though the regulation affects not only any company actively doing business in Europe, but anyone even communicating with European contacts in his/her marketing database. The penalties for non-compliance with GDPR can be severe – in the millions of dollars. Fortunately, there are a few basic steps that B2B marketers can and should make that will get them closer to full compliance.

7 Forms of Content Marketing That Can Help You Generate More Sales Leads in 2018

Marketing Insider Group

Your prospects are tuning out ads and fending off sales pitches. Here are 7 ways to reach them using content instead. The new year is a great time to take action and help your company reach its sales and marketing goals.

4 Cold-Call Lines That Don’t Creep Out Your Prospect

DiscoverOrg

“HOW THE %$#@ DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER? Take me off your call list!”. … Not really the cold-call response you’re looking for! But you’ve been pursuing this company for almost a year.

B2B PR Trends: How to Give Journalists What They Really Want

B2B PR Sense

Journalism has been battered by major changes over the past few years. If you find yourself struggling to keep up with these changes, you're not alone. But to help you up your effectiveness, we've highlighted the key B2B PR trends you need to know to appeal to journalists.

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Eight Common SEO Myths Busted [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Imran Khan. SEO, when done properly , can be the most cost-effective marketing tactic in your arsenal. SEO, as an industry and practice, has certainly changed a lot in the last decade, but the basic and core principles remain the same.

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GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Have you thought your CMS, SEO, and site-hosting strategy through?

Biznology

While tools like cPanel can install CMS platforms like Drupal and WordPress into $3.95/month web hosting services with the click of a button, there’s the cheap and easy way and there’s the right way. As they say, measure twice, cut once.

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When Did Data Become So Valuable?

Modern Marketing

By Neil Sholay, VP of Digital – EMEA, Oracle. With GDPR compliance now mandatory, European businesses are razor-focused on their data protection measures, and with good reason.

The One-Person Marketing Plan for Startups

Marketing Insider Group

Struggling to devise a marketing strategy as a one-person startup? We’ve compiled the best advice to help you stop making excuses and create that perfect marketing plan for your startup today. There are well over 22 million one-person businesses in the U.S.,

The Startup’s 4-step Guide to Building Strong Sales Pipeline

DiscoverOrg

Sales and marketing event season just ended. If you weren’t overwhelmed with the number of technology choices out there, you didn’t go to the same events I did!

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

Beyond the Blog Post: 6 Content Formats Your Audience Wants

Contently

Writers don’t have to worry—the written word is here to stay, no matter how many experts predict a vast pivot to video. But that doesn’t mean you can rely solely on blog posts. The modern consumer does prefer enhancements.

Five Actionable Social Media Tips for Your Web Development Business

Webbiquity

By David Gutierrez. A huge proportion of brand promotion is now done online, particularly through social media. Digital ad spending exceeded TV promotion budgets for the first time ever in 2017. Photo by Tracy Le Blanc from Pexels.

Video marketing’s multi-use versatility makes it a great investment

Biznology

What does content versatility mean to you? Whatever your subjective understanding is, video marketing content will blow your mind more than you may expect. The benefits are enormous and the R.O.I. is close to an absolute guarantee.

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How Can Marketers Achieve Personalization in 2018?

Modern Marketing

Despite personalization being lauded as a best practice principle for years, many brands still struggle with the implementation. Recent research conducted by McKinsey revealed that just 40 percent of personalized messages actually feel personal to the recipient.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.