January, 2023

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The Rise of AI & Other B2B Predictions for 2023

The Point

Each year, it seems there’s one topic that dominates marketing conversation, and 2023 is no exception. In recent weeks, AI technology, and in particular tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney , have forward-thinking marketers devising entirely new approaches to their role, and others wondering if their job is about to be replaced by a machine. When I asked my agency colleagues for their B2B predictions for 2023, no prizes for guessing which topic cropped up most often.

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Top Customer Retention Strategies for B2B Marketers in 2023

Marketing Insider Group

With 2023 on the horizon, the chatter of a recession, and a marked increase in reports of poor client retention , it’s more important than ever that B2B marketers focus on retaining reliable clients. Aside from increasing lead generation efforts, ensuring client satisfaction is vital to keeping your business profitable. No one likes losing customers, but it does happen.

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Breathing Life into B2B: How to Put the Human Back in Social

Oktopost

Catharina Sartori Mensak takes the hot seat to reveal her playbook for putting the human back in B2B social. Listen to the Podcast: Or subscribe on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , or YouTube Episode Summary We all know B2B doesn’t need to be boring, but most organizations still aren’t getting it right. So for the first episode of Behind the Post in 2023, we’re bringing in the expert!

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6 Ways AI Can Support Your Content Creation

Buffer

Have you ever tried a Google search that just wasn’t giving you the answers you were seeking? Have you ever wished Siri was just a little more powerful than a voice assistant you ask about the weather? Meet ChatGPT. Launched by OpenAI in November of 2022, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot that you can ask pretty much anything.

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Best Practices to Boost Marketing Efficiency while Decreasing Cost Per Sale

Speaker: Kristin Hess - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Drift; Will Lyon - Head of Vertical Marketing, 6sense

The past three years have forced nearly every industry to rethink their prospect and customer engagement strategy. But while we’ve all been thrust into digital transformation, we haven’t all made the transition efficiently. Now that we know digital selling is the new norm, how can we ensure our website is doing as much of the leg work as possible for us - even in the midst of economic challenges?

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What You Need to Know About Marketing to Engineers in 2023

Industrial Marketing Today

Marketing to engineers has always been a challenge. Fine-tune your industrial marketing armed with research findings and knowledge about how engineers and technical professionals make buying decisions. I’ve downloaded the 2023 State of Marketing to Engineers report published by TREW Marketing in partnership with GlobalSpec. It is packed with valuable research data and expert opinions.

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How to Get Ahead in Digital Marketing with Real Instagram Followers

Roketto

Digital marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, which means that having a significant amount of followers on various social media sites plays a key role in business success.

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How to Review the Capabilities of Your Marketing Agency

Marketing Insider Group

There’s no question that your marketing agency’s capabilities will have a major impact on the success of your marketing strategy. Investing time and money into a new partnership is a big step, so it’s important to evaluate your partners carefully to ensure they’re the right fit for your business. Properly reviewing your marketing agency’s capabilities is no easy task.

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The 6-Step Guide to Creating a Thought Leadership Content Program

Contently

Any organization can deliver thought leadership content if it has a system for generating ideas and a process for turning them into engaging assets. Those ideas can really move the needle. Half of C-suite executives say they leverage thought leadership to make purchasing decisions in tough economic times. The good news is that many companies have already cracked the thought leadership code using strategies that content marketers can emulate.

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Adapt or Perish: The Evolution of B2B Sales in the Digital Age

xiQ

Adapt or Perish: The Evolution of B2B Sales in the Digital Age “The only constant in life is change” Heraclitus Greek philosopher This is especially true in the world of B2B sales and marketing these days. In the last 2 years in the post-pandemic world, B2B sales and marketing have drastically changed. Sales have become virtual and digital. According to Gartner: By 2025, 80% of all B2B sales interactions will be digital.

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Aggregage Intent Signal Service

Aggregage Intent Signal Service allows you to reach more active buyers sooner! Get leads for specific in-market buyers. View companies and titles signaling intent. Influence active buyers earlier in their journey. Shorten sales cycles and close more deals. Download the Aggregage Intent Signal Service overview to learn more.

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BidSwitch Supply-Side Spotlight: 33Across

33Across

Alexander Ratajczyk recently spoke with BidSwitch to share how Lexicon is tackling common concerns of DSPs and SSPs -- such as cookieless matches rates, increasing privacy regulations, and. The post BidSwitch Supply-Side Spotlight: 33Across appeared first on 33Across.

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High Growth Study 2023: Driving Exceptional Growth and Profitability in Uncertain Times

Hinge Marketing

There’s no escaping it. We are in an age of uncertainty. Uncertainty about the economy, a war in Europe, and the combative political environment have all increased the level of unpredictability. The battle for top talent continues to rage on. And, as if that weren’t enough, firms are faced with the prospect of working with clients who have increased expectations around digital engagement.

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Top 10 Marketing Tools to Step Up Your Game

Webbiquity

Guest post by Exon Nkemchor. As marketing has gotten more complex, marketing pros have had to embrace a wide variety of sophisticated tools to remain competitive and meet customer expectations. These 10 marketing software solutions help to streamline marketing campaigns through automation and advanced functionality. Based on extensive research, here is a list of some of the best tools to help support your marketing activities and achieve your objectives of increasing your brand awareness and gen

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What Is Domain Authority and Why Is It Important?

Marketing Insider Group

If you’re familiar with SEO, you know that domain authority is key to ranking well on SERPs. In fact, research shows that over 70% of SEO experts check their website’s domain rating at least once a month. But what is domain authority? How is it measured? And most importantly, how do you improve your website’s rating? Lucky for you, we’re ready to answer all of your questions.

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Maximizing Marketing Efforts: Benefits of Personalizing Online Experience

Speaker: Kate Marx, VP of State Street Global Advisors; Tara Quehl, Marketing Director at Demandbase; Lee Zucker, Global Head of GTM & Revenue Strategy at Drift

The world of financial services is shifting as clients demand online experiences that feel similar to those in B2C. What’s the key to meeting their expectations? Humanizing their experience on your website. By personalizing your client’s online experience, your firm can build more trust and value into every interaction. Your team can also go into conversations with more context around a client’s long-term objectives, resulting in a faster time to investment.

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5 Consumer Behavior Trends Marketers Are Watching

Contently

If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that consumer behaviors can change fast. Brands that want to stay relevant and thrive must meet consumers where they are and deliver value. With commerce moving increasingly online, today’s customers have come to expect convenience and speed—but with a healthy dose of personalization. Mounting economic pressures from inflation further challenge marketers to demonstrate value to keep customers loyal.

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How to Scale Your Link Building

seo.co

Achieving true link building services at scale (and eventually improved rank in search engines) only happens after you reach the organic traffic tipping point. It’s the coveted position where your quality content achieves enough SERP visibility that you start to receive regular inbound links as a reward for your hard work. But this isn’t something that occurs just after a few months of effort.

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How To Create a Buyer Persona: A Step-by-Step Guide

Optinmonster

Do you want to learn how to create a buyer persona? Creating a buyer persona is important for any business that wants to understand its target audience and tailor its marketing strategies accordingly. Smart marketers know that clearly defining your ideal customer is the key to high conversions. In this guide, we’ll share a step-by-step guide on how to create a buyer persona, along with proven buyer persona templates and examples from which you can take inspiration.

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Inbound Content Marketing: A Powerful Gravitational Force

Hinge Marketing

There’s a scene in the 2014 sci-fi adventure film Interstellar that stuns me to this day. As Earth perishes from drought and famine, the protagonist played by Matthew McConaughey embarks on a time-sensitive journey across the universe in search of a new home for humanity. Midway through the movie, McConaughey and the team of scientists arrive at their first planet to explore, one situated in close proximity to a black hole.

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Contact vs. Company Intent Signal Data

Contact and company intent data both have their advantages. Contact-level intent leads can be acted on immediately to reach active buyers, while company-level leads improve outcomes for account-based marketing and other programs. This infographic unpacks the advantages of both contact and company data and gives details about how B2B marketers can benefit from both.

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5 Original Content Marketing Strategies to Inspire Customers in 2023

DivvyHQ

Think about your 2023 marketing goals. Does one of them revolve around differentiating your brand in your market? Content marketing is a great way to do this, and Grace Lau, Director of Growth Content at Dialpad, has delivered 5 original strategies to help you get started. From rethinking SEO to thinking more about voice search, these tips will help you attract and keep customers.

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Looking for a Content Marketing Job? Follow This Advice To Get Noticed

Content Marketing Institute

Lost your content marketing job? Worried about a potential layoff? Or just looking for a new role? Follow these job search tips and story-driven approaches to get recruiters’ attention and get a new job you’ll love.

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Best Practices for Fact-Checking AI-Generated Content

Contently

If you’ve ever met a dyed-in-the-wool fact-checker trained in one of the iconic editorial departments that revere the practice , you’ll know they’re just built differently. Where you see an innocuous sentence, they see words and phrases rife with assumptions, historical references, cliche, or some other anti-fact issue. Few content teams have someone with such a keen eye for facts.

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This Month in Email: A Recap of Email Marketing in January 2023

Litmus

Welcome to This Month in Email—our new monthly series about the latest happenings in the world of email marketing. Read on for the biggest headlines shaping the email industry in January 2023. News headlines Email Client Market Share Community happenings Just for fun News headlines Over 67,000 layoffs occurred across tech in 2023 so far, including Salesforce , Microsoft , Spotify , and more.

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The ABM Benchmark Survey

ABM gets better with age — but unfortunately, marketers don't have the luxury of pouring it into an oak barrel for a couple decades to let it mature. In a recent survey with Demand Gen Report, we found 59% of experienced practitioners (those with ABM programs more than a year old) indicated their ABM programs are meeting or greatly exceeding their expectations, while only 45% of novices (those with ABM programs less than one year old) could say the same.

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Empathy and Customer Support: Finding the Right Balance

Buffer

Empathy is a powerful way to build trust, but leaning in too far can also backfire. Something I’ve come to wonder after 3.5 years at Buffer as a Customer Advocate is how can we use empathy effectively to enhance the customer support experience? "The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communica

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How to Create a Winning Email Marketing Strategy

Optinmonster

Ready to convert more visitors to customers? A winning email marketing strategy can help you do that! Email marketing remains the most effective way to reach customers and leads across industries. That’s why you need a strong email strategy if you want to supercharge your business growth. In this article, we’ll go over how to create a marketing strategy that brings you email marketing success.

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Content Compliance: How to Navigate Data & Privacy Regulations

DivvyHQ

Adhering to content compliance regulations may seem daunting, but with the right processes and tools in place, it can be a breeze! Check out our latest article for a step-by-step guide.

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5 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve the Content Experience for Readers

Content Marketing Institute

What if you create such a good experience that readers don’t even realize it’s an “experience?” Here’s a helpful roundup of simple ways to improve the digital reading experience.

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Learn Today, Sell Tomorrow: Increasing ROI & Conversions Through Search Metrics

On average, seven out of ten online shoppers utilize a website's search bar. Website owners not using their search bars to their full capabilities are missing out on prime opportunities to boost their conversion. Search metrics can drive buyer conversion by helping website owners learn from their online visitors, allowing eCommerce merchandisers and digital marketers to create, adapt, and execute an effective marketing strategy with help from the data collected by an onsite search bar.

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Key Steps for Finding the Best Influencers for Your Brand

Contently

$16.4 billion—that’s how big the global influencer marketing industry was in 2022. The power of influencers has exploded with the popularity of short-form social videos on platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Today, around 50% of consumers now turn to social media and the influencers they follow for product advice. For some, social media and influencers may replace search as a primary source for product research.

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Tech layoffs? Great companies are actively hiring marketing technology talent

chiefmartech

In my previous post, I boldly predicted that we’re on the verge of a whole series of martech innovations : AI, composability, AR/VR, even, yes, “Web3” While I agree with the pessimists that 2023 will be a challenging year for a lot of martech vendors, I believe this is more of a business cycle bump in the road, rather than the end of an industry.

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Seismic named the Leader in 2023 Aragon Research Globe™ for Sales Enablement Platforms

Seismic

Sales enablement has changed tremendously since Aragon Research published its first Aragon Research Globe on sales enablement in 2016. This year their message is clear – enablement platforms have never been more valuable to go-to-market (GTM) teams than they are today. In its latest Globe for Sales Enablement, Aragon highlights the rapid expansion of sales enablement platforms (SEP).