June, 2017

33 Of The Greatest Marketing Quotes To Inspire Your Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

When I first started in marketing, I used to write down what I thought were the best marketing quotes to inspire me to dream big and to do big things. A few years ago I gathered all these bits of paper and sticky notes and wrote down on one piece of paper my favorite marketing […].

You Need to Understand These 6 Things About What B2B Buyers Want

Act-On

The more we know, the better we can sell – especially when it comes to knowing what B2B buyers want. That seems to be the underlying premise of marketing right now. It’s not a bad premise. It leverages one of the all-time great marketing principles: relevancy.

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Are Companies Ignoring Their Best Source For Buyer Insights?

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Aneeque Ahmed. In the past few years, the data analytics revolution has continued unabated in the worlds of B2B and B2C. The rise of data analytics is resulting in increased budgets and staff to account for the volume of data that can now be computed and accessed.

Chalk Talks: Generate More Value Your Existing Videos

Vidyard

Modern businesses have amassed huge libraries of video, from explainer content, to demos, how to videos, recorded webinars, promo videos; you name it, businesses have got it on camera.

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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.

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Want More Profits? Focus on Your Best and Worst Customers

Act-On

Does your customer management strategy need an upgrade? Super customers can 16x your profits - and so can firing your "super awful" customers. Customer Marketing customer lifetime value customer management customer marketing

How to Build a B2B Marketing Team

Webbiquity

One of the most critical aspects of creating a roadmap for business growth is staff planning. Other than cash flow analysis, it may be the most crucial element. Without cash, you don’t have a business. Without people, nothing gets done.

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How to Choose the Best Music for Your Video Marketing Projects

Vidyard

Music is one of the most powerful catalysts for creating an emotional connection with your audience. If your viewer has a connection to your company or message, then they will be naturally drawn in to discover the details and deepen their relationship with your project or brand.

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[VIDEO] Real People, Real Sales Intelligence

DiscoverOrg

We could spend all day telling you what DiscoverOrg actually does and how our customers use it – but we thought it would be more interesting to show you – with real people, in our funny new video showing off how sales intelligence is done.

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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.

11 Brutal Truths About Creativity That No One Wants to Talk About

Type A Communications

June 22, 2017 by Carla Johnson Creativity is a funny thing. People tell me they want more creativity in their life. They’re itchy to stretch themselves with new ideas at. read more. Creativity Carla Johnson Type A Communications

In 1958 A Marketing Legend Revealed These Secrets For Creating Powerful Headlines

Marketing Insider Group

The Marketing Legend Who Was Behind the Success of “How to Win Friends…” You might not have heard of him, but Victor O. Schwab is considered to be one of the top copywriters of all time. He was a marketing master.

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How to Develop a Brand Voice You Can Live With

Act-On

If you read a piece of your company’s content out loud at a conference – with no introduction, and no attribution ‒ would the audience recognize it as yours? That’s the ultimate test of a brand “voice.”. The conference challenge might be a bit unrealistic, but it’s still a worthy goal.

Marketing Technology Needs to be Facebook-ized

Webbiquity

Marketing technology has come a long way since the fictional Harry Crane got a mainframe installed at Sterling Cooper.

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.

3 Fundamental Pillars of Technical Support and How Video Can Help

Vidyard

The expectations of customers are changing.

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Why You Need A Content Marketing Strategy For Your Blog And Social Media Posts

Modern Marketing

In today’s digital marketing landscape, a growing number of social media platforms and channels are competing for a limited number of marketing resources.

Good vs. Bad Content – What’s the Difference?

Type A Communications

June 8, 2017 by Chuck Frey We’re awash in a cesspool of bad content. Much of it is content that is so self-serving, it makes you cringe. Tired topics that. read more. Marketing Chuck Frey content marketing Cultivate Communications digital marketing

Comprehensive Guide to Creating the Perfect B2B Website in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

We don’t need to remind you how crucial a company website is in 2017. Most interactions with your company will happen online and just as in person, first impressions are everything.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

Summer Marketing Strategies to Make Your Business Stand Out Online & Offline

Act-On

Summer is just around the corner and spring is in full bloom. For some businesses, summertime means a lull in business, fewer customers, less website traffic, and lowered engagement … not to mention employees’ much-needed vacations.

How to Make Your Content Stand Out in 2017: Three Expert Tips

Webbiquity

Ever get the feeling that many of the digital marketing tactics effective in the past—even a year ago—no longer work as well as they used to? You’re not alone. Keyword research, solid on-page SEO, and sharing content across the most popular social networks is still essential.

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3 Things You Need to Know to Dominate Video On YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram

Vidyard

Would you write the same birthday card to your Grandma May on her 80th birthday as to your nephew Sal on his 8th birthday? I would bet not. Because they have different tastes and are looking for different things.

Website User Experience No-No's: 3 Errors that Could Kill Your Lead Generation

Tomorrow People

Generating quality leads is essential for any B2B marketer. A website is a great tool to help with this. It enables you to provide value to your visitors, develop their trust, and take them confidently through the buying cycle. Lead Generation

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Marketing’s Role in CEO Success – Do You Play a Part?

Type A Communications

June 29, 2017 by Carla Johnson Successful CEOs understand that the ability to communicate and drive ideas forward is one of the most important skillsets of a modern-day executive. read more.

Why Quality Leads are Expensive

Marketing Insider Group

Getting more leads at a lower cost is always at the top of lead generation objectives, especially for startups and small businesses. In fact, a HubSpot survey revealed that 65% of B2B marketers claim that generating traffic and leads is their top priority.

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The Artificial Intelligence Impact: Friend or Foe to Marketing?

Act-On

The era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is upon us. More and more, computer systems will become able to perform tasks that previously required human intelligence, such as decision making, visual perception, and speech and language recognition.

Three Ways Data Can Improve Your ABM Strategy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Krysta Williams. Since its emergence, account-based marketing (ABM) has become the go-to strategy among B2B marketers- and for good reason. ABM produces more qualified leads, which in turn improves internal alignment and increases revenue, making this approach a no-brainer.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

The Value-Add of Video in the Content Journey

Vidyard

Marketers consistently look for new ways to Engage buyers. Today’s best marketers are analytical, creative and measure everything to ensure we achieve optimal results.

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The Four Temperaments of Organizational Alignment

Modern Marketing

It seems to be an unwritten rule. Or maybe it’s our collective failure to think of history as anything more than a collection of dusty tales from long dead, tech-deprived societies. Or maybe it’s simply ignorance.

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Ten tips for customer reactivation

Biznology

Are you looking for the best ways to reactivate dormant customers and reduce churn? Here’s a roundup of the ten most effective practices today, in both business and consumer markets. Consider which of these may be the most applicable to your business, your customers, and your objectives.

6 Content Marketing Research Tools You’ll Fall in Love With

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to know how to create content that people are actually searching for, you need to become a content marketing research expert. But it doesn’t have to be that hard or expensive! To uncover the top trends and topics of interest within your industry, you just have to roll up your sleeves and […]. The post 6 Content Marketing Research Tools You’ll Fall in Love With appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.