March, 2018

How a great lead generation website will supercharge your content marketing strategy

Tomorrow People

Wanna know the secret sauce to a great lead generation website and how it feeds into your overall content marketing strategy to deliver leads and ROI? Well, you’re in the right place. For content marketers, strategy is a practical part of their marketing. Strategy for lead generation — content marketing’s primary goal — involves looking at what you want your website to do, rather than what it is. Tomorrow People found that over half of marketers aren’t sure they’ve got it right.

Building the Foundation of Digital Marketing Success

Oracle

Welcome to the first installment of Makers of Modern Marketing at Oracle! A brand new blog series featuring interviews with the creators, architects and risk-takers behind marketing at Oracle. This series gives readers a peek into how marketers inside Oracle are applying our own products (“drinking our own champagne” as some might say) to drive innovation and build the future of digital marketing.

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What Is Sales Intelligence? An Interview With DiscoverOrg CEO, Henry Schuck

DiscoverOrg

The term “Sales Intelligence” is frequently thrown around in sales and marketing, but there’s a lot of confusion about what it actually refers to. What is sales intelligence? How is it different from a lead list? To explore the subject, we sat down with DiscoverOrg cofounder and CEO Henry Schuck, to find out exactly what sales intelligence means – and what it means for sales and marketing professionals. Q: What is sales intelligence?

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25 Quotes from the Most Influential Women in Business

Zoominfo

Today is International Women’s Day—a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women all over the world. To commemorate International Women’s Day, we thought we’d highlight some of today’s most influential women in business, and share their message of empowerment. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, to engineers, to world-renowned thought leaders– these women are some of the most admired executives and experts in their industries.

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

How to Find the Content Marketing Agency To Seriously Grow Your Business

Marketing Insider Group

Are you trying to find Content Marketing Agency to help you grow your business? Of course you are (or you should be) ?? Because Content marketing has the power to grow your traffic, to generate leads, and to deliver real Marketing ROI. It’s 3 times more effective than outbound strategies. It can boost your […]. The post How to Find the Content Marketing Agency To Seriously Grow Your Business appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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What is a content marketing strategy? Your checklist to secure content success

Tomorrow People

If you wanna be the best marketer with the greatest content marketing strategy in town, you should get a load of this. Start with the basics and work your way to content superstardom. What’s this content marketing strategy thing all about? Content is one of life’s essentials. It can be anything from the conversation you have with a friend, to important news you receive by email, to a blog post that helps you decide where to go on holiday. Content also has a big part to play in business.

Why putting the business focus on experience pays off

Oracle

Despite numerous articles and opinion pieces promoting the need for brands to adopt customer-centric commerce, the business realities and commercial pressures placed on retailers still mean that many are taking a purely conversion-centric approach.

Use industrial content marketing to enable sales

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial content marketing plays an important role in driving sales for manufacturers and engineering companies. Of course, going from publishing content to growing sales is not as easy as going from point A to point B. If you are a manufacturer of custom-engineered systems, you know that it is nearly impossible to generate Sales Qualified […] The post Use industrial content marketing to enable sales by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

Top 10 Social Selling Tools

Zoominfo

Social selling is a sales technique that leverages social networking sites to identify prospects, build relationships, and ideally, close more deals. Social selling is more than just a hot trend, it’s an essential part of the modern sales process. Consider these statistics ( source ): 78% of salespeople using social media outperform their peers. Social selling generates 38% more new opportunities than traditional sellers.

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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!

How to Activate Employees and Harness the Power of Internal Experts

Marketing Insider Group

Here’s a strategy brands such as IBM and Starbucks have been using for years to bolster their marketing reach and their revenue – employee activation. By harnessing the potential of the people who know your brand better than even your most devoted customers, you can tap into a rich source of brand advocacy and fuel […]. The post How to Activate Employees and Harness the Power of Internal Experts appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How to Market an Analyst Report

The Point

Technology marketers love analyst reports. Sure, they’re expensive to license, but they’re instant fodder for all sorts of content marketing, they bring credibility and name recognition to a campaign, and – bonus – they say nice things about your product. However, in my experience, most tech companies don’t know how to market them.

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How to work with a content marketing agency on creative design

Tomorrow People

Top content creators aren’t just wordsmiths. They’re digital designers, too. We’ll show you how to work with your team and why the strategy behind their designs is just as important as the appearance. Everyone’s got an opinion on design. Let’s face it, we’ve all lifted a brush at some time in our lives. But just as reading 50 Shades of Grey won’t turn us into bestselling content writers, having an opinion on art doesn’t make anyone an expert on audience response.

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Are You Tracking Your Content Marketing’s Effectiveness Yet?

Oracle

In my recent blog post I shared with B2B marketers 5 Steps to Content Marketing Success in 2018 and the ultimate key to success: a documented strategy. But would you be surprised if I tell you that only 35% of organizations measure the return on investment (ROI) of its content marketing efforts? This is according to Content Marketing Institute’s (CIM’s) 2018 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends research (North America). That’s pretty shocking, wouldn’t you say?

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.

You can’t eat bare hands

Biznology

Antilocapra americana. In your business, how risky is your Plan A? Are you only chasing the big wins? If you don’t land the big gig, will you come home to your partners and staff completely empty-handed, putting your business tribe at risk of not living through the night, the month? You can’t eat bare hands. There is a reason why humans went from hunting to hunting-and-gathering, to farming.

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5 Signs You’re Not Tracking Marketing ROI Effectively

Zoominfo

As a marketer, your results are directly dependent on strategy and budget. But—to gain buy-in from executives and decision makers, you must be able to confidently demonstrate your ability to contribute to the company’s bottom line. Enter ROI. Measuring marketing ROI is no longer optional—and while most marketers understand this, it’s a lot easier said than done.

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15 Best Practices for Boosting Product Page Conversions

Marketing Insider Group

Sales shouldn’t be the only thing you celebrate — product page visits are worth a cheer as well. They indicate that someone is well on the way to becoming a customer. They’re one of the first steps in the right direction. These visits only happen because of a lot of work — engaging marketing campaigns, […]. The post 15 Best Practices for Boosting Product Page Conversions appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

B2B Public Relations Best Practices to Drive Success

Act-On

Your B2B Public Relations strategy needs improvement. Are you taking advantage of all the opportunities out there to build your brand? Are you ready for when a reporter or industry influencer reaches out for a quote or interview request? This Rethink Marketing episode transcript covers all of that and more. Brand Marketing Marketing Strategy Podcast

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by 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. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

How to plan the digital engagement of your content marketing strategy

Tomorrow People

Having well designed content isn’t good enough. You need to have an excellent digital content distribution strategy and your marketing agency has the experts who can help. A generation ago, digital was a rounding error in marketing budgets, with success measured in hundreds of pageviews rather than millions of customers. Today, it’s the greater part of ad spend worldwide — with global groups like WPP reporting 60% or more of their revenues coming from stuff seen on laptops and phones.

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Tips for the Right Marketer Mindset in 2018

Oracle

The new media environment is here. Or really, it’s been here long enough already that we should be used to it by now. The one constant in the marketing world of the 21st century, however, is change. In this rapidly changing technological and social environment there are new pitfalls and problems appearing every day to challenge us and force us to rethink the way we do marketing.

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Why are URLs so important?

Biznology

I recently commented on a LinkedIn post about the power of LinkedIn as a content marketing platform. The gist of the post was that it is rapidly becoming the go-to platform for branded content marketing. I disagreed with the very premise of the post. I get that LinkedIn has a lot of appeal as a central place to find people. My problem with LinkedIn is I can’t find content in the platform. As if to prove my point, I went looking for the post I commented on and couldn’t find it.

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4 Lessons B2B Marketers Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Zoominfo

The differences between B2B marketing and B2C marketing run deep. These differences range from price point to length of sales cycle, to key buying motivators, and beyond. Today we’re putting our differences aside because we believe, there’s a lot B2B marketers can learn from their B2C counterparts. Ready to learn more? Keep reading! Put the customer before the product. Unfamiliar with the term “customer-centricity”?

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Email Marketing Conversion Rate Comparison

Marketing Insider Group

Despite the emergence of new communication channels, email remains king. The industry is saturated with marketing clutter, but email still drives the highest ROI out of all B2B marketing strategies. On average, businesses can earn $44 for every dollar spent on email marketing. As email marketers, it’s important to know how your email marketing results […]. The post Email Marketing Conversion Rate Comparison appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How Rosetta Stone’s Customer Retention Skyrocketed By 58% With A Customer Advocacy Program

Influitive

Going where no company has gone before: finding a scalable way to boost customer retention Rosetta Stone, the leading provider of language-learning software, has been helping learners around the world master new languages for more than 25 years. In addition to learners at home, Rosetta Stone also serves educators and global businesses to help upskill.

5 Content Strategy Mistakes that Are Killing Your Results

Act-On

If your content strategy is off, it doesn't matter how much work you do: You'll still get poor results. Read this to fix your strategy mistakes forever. Content Marketing Digital Marketing Strategies Inbound Marketing Marketing Strategy

Forget The Hype And Really Understand What AI Can Do For You

Oracle

Technology is transforming marketing faster than ever before. Add AI to the mix and marketers experience another layer of complexity. But according to the latest research, marketers who successfully adopt and adapt artificial intelligence into their digital marketing strategy will most certainly rise above the rest. eMarketer recently published a report, Artificial Intelligence for Marketers in 2018: Finding Value Beyond the Hype.

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.