January, 2021

How To Make Marketing An Invaluable Function

Marketing Craftmanship

In its landmark 2018 Pulse Survey of 220 Chief Marketing Officers, the executive recruiting firm Korn Ferry reported that, although financial results were the most important factor in their performance-based compensation, “52% of CMOs say they cannot make a direct and obvious correlation between marketing efforts and company performance.”

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3 B2B Website Must-Haves for 2021

BOP Design

As we embark on our 2021 marketing adventures and happily bid adieu to 2020, we wanted to share our top B2B website must-haves for the upcoming year. Now, more than ever, your B2B website is the vital core of your brand communications.

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6 Proven Content Marketing Services for Rapid Organic Growth

Roketto

Content marketing can be a tough beast to tame. On one hand, the massive toolbox at every marketer’s disposal can be attractive and intriguing. So many different options to choose from. It’s almost like being a kid at a candy store. Featured Content Marketing

Content Marketing for Manufacturers is filling the Trade Show Void

Industrial Marketing Today

Trade shows have always been a big part of manufacturing marketing for generating new leads that convert into sales opportunities. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person trade shows almost non-existent. It is not.

The Retailer’s Guide to Marketing Data

Retailers are faced with extraordinary challenges – from changing consumer needs to unpredictable twists & turns in the economy. Learn how innovative retailers use zero-, first-, second-, and third-party data to find their best customers and drive repeat purchases.

How to Build and Scale Your Sales Machine

RockContent

Years ago, a company’s salesforce was exactly what the name implies: many people actively reaching out to potential customers and offering products and services. Yes, this is still a viable and necessary effort, but the internet is leveling the playing field, and the competition is rising.

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7 Sales Prospecting Tips to Ignite Even the Coldest Pipes

Zoominfo

If your sales pipeline is colder than a Siberian spigot in January, it’s time to rethink your sales prospecting techniques. Here’s the thing though, reps need actionable techniques and tips to make their prospecting systematic, smooth, and, of course, profitable. Let’s jump in.

How Content Marketing Builds Trust

Marketing Insider Group

Data shows that audience trust is becoming increasingly important for brands. Over a third of American consumers now say that it’s vital to trust the brands they choose to buy from because they can’t afford to waste money on a bad purchase.

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B2B marketing trends for 2021: 5 important developments to get ahead of

Tomorrow People

From the crumbling of the cookie to the rise of product marketing, this year will bring both challenge and opportunity for marketers. As 2021 dawns, one thing is certain: the world looks very different to how it did one year ago.

Customer Experience Email Marketing Tips

SendX

Business leaders everywhere recognize that consumer experience is such an essential metric. Customer experience affects not only initial interactions but also contributes vitally to the retention of customers.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How to Build Marketing Resiliency With Technology

RockContent

When times are good, businesses can emerge, grow, and thrive. There’s plenty for all, and it’s just a matter of claiming your piece of the pie. But when times are tough, we begin to see what those businesses are really made of.

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Five Intangible Buyer Behavior Trends To Monitor In 2021

Tony Zambito

Despite turning the calendar from 2020 to 2021, we find ourselves starting the new year in more turmoil. A catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic that continues to increase in scope. The hope of the vaccines tempered as the rollout encounters delays.

5 Successful Lead Generation Strategies

Zoominfo

After a year like no other, here we are in 2021 still standing. The world has been stirred up by a global pandemic, most of us are still working from home, and digital marketing strategies have become a critical part of every company’s survival.

The B2B Marketer’s Guide to Landing Page Optimization

Marketing Insider Group

As every B2B marketer knows, getting traffic to your website is only half the battle. You also have to make sure that those visitors actually do something when they land on your site – this is where landing page optimization comes in.

The Definitive Guide to Remote Sales Coaching

Have you struggled to onboard, train, and provide continuous learning opportunities to your salespeople due to the abrupt shift to remote work? If so, you’re not alone. Sellers are relying on virtual selling more than ever. With in-person sessions no longer feasible, many organizations are looking for alternative methods to support their salespeople.

Featured Profile: Dana Look-Arimoto

Biznology

We’re pleased to present our latest Featured Profile, designed to introduce you to our member consultants, advisors, executive coaches, clients, partners and other extraordinary people.

How Nidhi Razdan Could’ve Saved Herself from the Phishing Attacks

SendX

My first reaction was 'oh man, it takes guts to tell a story of you getting scammed.' People make you feel shame and foolish. The recent case of a phishing attack on Nidhi Razdan is an eye-opener! For you, me, and everyone who thinks they are 'too smart' to be conned.

What is E-A-T And How it Impacts SEO Strategies

RockContent

Although there are still controversies about this ranking factor, optimizing your site based on the E-A-T concept can be regarded as good SEO practice. This is because, in the worst-case scenario, you will be increasing your chances of getting more traffic.

Why Social Impact Storytelling Will Be 2021’s Hottest Content Trend

Contently

After the sadistic uncertainty of 2020, it feels a bit ridiculous to try to predict what 2021 will bring. But one thing is clear: Gen Z and millennials are changing the way that brands tell their stories and position themselves in the market. That’s right.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Customers Await Recharged Sellers

Zoominfo

The age-old fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge ahead for many companies this year. . Economic hardships created by government responses to the pandemic have not always been fair.

Content Marketing Personalization Strategies to Make Customers Love You

Marketing Insider Group

Don’t you love it when brands seem to be talking directly to you? Feeling that they “get” you makes a difference. While content personalization isn’t easy, there are lots of opportunities to delight your customers with it.

Why Distribution Strategy is the New Frontier of B2B Marketing

Biznology

Distribution strategy, despite being one of the fabled 4 P’s (“Place”), has traditionally been outside the direct purview of B2B marketers. It’s time for a change.

Big Data: What It Is, Why We Need It, and How to Use It

Webbiquity

Guest post by Amanda Greenwood. It’s been nearly a decade since interest in big data began taking off.

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

The importance of digitalization for local businesses

RockContent

Are you looking for the best way to propel business innovation? You don’t need the big-budget of large companies, as technology is able to level that field. A great example of this is the positive effect of bringing digitalization for local businesses.

How to pitch your GTM messaging to a full range of personas

Tomorrow People

Discovering the right channel, language, and messaging to convince all stakeholders in your target companies. In a world that’s driven by technology, it’s amazing how many people simply don’t care about it. That isn’t to say that technology’s not important, or appreciated. Of course it is.

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“Land” Your Best Prospects with Landing Page Marketing

Zoominfo

Landing pages have a vital, singular purpose — encouraging visitors to begin the sales cycle with a brand. Digital marketers invest in creating landing pages because of their higher conversion rates.

How to Manage Your Online Reputation with Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

The image of your brand matters in every channel and iteration. Your online reputation is one of the most important channels because that’s where the world finds you.

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The Ultimate Sales Coaching Guide

Sales coaching is a training format that allows the leaders in your organization to share their valuable experience with the rest of your sales teams. It’s an interactive approach to sales training where sellers get to practice what they’re taught and use information in real-life scenarios.