August, 2015

10 Great Writing Books & Tools For B2B Content Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Content marketing is more than just a knack for putting words on paper or coming up with the right budget and platform. Being a great writer is a valued skill that now goes beyond teaching in a classroom or being an author in today’s market.

The Why, What & How of a Lead-to-Revenue Assessment, Part 2 - The How

ViewPoint

In part one , I provided insight into the why and what of a lead-to-revenue assessment. I challenged marketing and sales leadership involved in 2016 planning to pause and consider conducting the assessment before making any decisions for next year.

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4 Google Chrome Extensions For Digital Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

Google Chrome extensions offer some great tools to help with digital marketing. These extensions can do anything from speeding up your outreach efforts to checking for broken links. Following are my top four Chrome extensions for marketers.

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Quit Obsessing About the Customer Journey

The Point

These days it seems to me that you can’t read a marketing blog, attend a marketing conference, listen to a marketing podcast, without hearing someone drone on about the customer journey. Suddenly, we are led to believe, the customer journey is all that matters.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Using Video to Collect Subject Matter Expertise

Sales Engine

Content creation starts with access to subject matter expertise. It then must be communicated in a meaningful, educational, and entertaining way (assuming that you actually want people to read it).

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6 Content Marketing Lessons to Learn from Monopoly

KoMarketing Associates

A few weeks ago, I was with some friends and family and we decided to dust off the Monopoly box for some old-fashioned fun. I moved my piece around the board, bought some properties, made some trades, and eventually paid all of my money to my opponents.

The Why, What & How of a Lead-to-Revenue Assessment, Part 1 - The Why & What

ViewPoint

In today’s B2B companies, marketing and sales alignment is critical to success. Proper alignment is the result of a documented, effective, efficient and measurable process for capturing, engaging, nurturing, managing and converting leads into customers.

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3 Ways To Measure Brand Awareness

Marketing Insider Group

Increase in brand awareness, or the extent to which consumers are familiar with your brand, is one of the most common content marketing business cases. Another way to think of this, is how many early-stage prospects are finding their way to your brand’s website?

Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

The Point

Results are in from a recent survey on B2B Lead Generation by the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn ( free report download here ), and the numbers tell a disheartening story.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Sales Vikings vs. Marketing Baby Birds

Sales Engine

Paul Rafferty, co-founder and CEO of Sales Engine Media, was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series. The series, which is hosted by TechnologyAdvice’s Josh Bland, explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders.

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How To Plan Your B2B Lead Generation Content Over Three Martinis

The Forward Observer

Are you overwhelmed and confused about creating the ideal content for increasing traffic, leads and sales? It's nothing a stiff drink can't cure. Many Great Ideas Started Over Drinks In A Bar The. United States Marine Corps , Southwest Airlines and. Shark Week , to name just a few.

3 Tips for Growing Your SEO Career

KoMarketing Associates

How do you learn SEO? It’s something I hear quite frequently and something we are continuously figuring out here at KoMarketing as the team grows. One of the main challenges with learning SEO is the number of facets involved in an SEO program.

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Follow the Money: The Primary Responsibility for CMOs

ViewPoint

The term ‘follow the money’ was made famous in the 1976 drama documentary All the Presidents Men , and has been used variously as the basis of journalistic articles ever since. Its purpose is to follow the money trail to get to the root cause of an issue.

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

3 Ways To Calculate Conversions from Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Perhaps the most valued business case for content marketing is driving conversions. When done properly, content marketing attracts prospects at the top of the funnel and guides them through the buyer journey until they convert to become customers.

A Follow-Up Strategy for Content Syndication Leads

The Point

It’s important to recognize that content syndication leads are not like most sales leads.

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Customer Experience is the Core of Big Data Marketing (with Russell Glass, Head of Products, Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn)

Crimson Marketing

The book “Big Data-Driven Business” suggests that some 90% of marketers are paralyzed by the bewildering amount of choice within the marketing technology (martech) ecosystem, while the other 10% are “using technologies to create incredible changes to the trajectories of their businesses.”

How To Pitch Lead Generation Blogging to Old School Executives

The Forward Observer

Are you frustrated trying to explain how a blog can generate leads? Start with the facts. Then use an old school example that was ahead of its time.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

100+ Quick Ways to Find Blog Post Inspiration

KoMarketing Associates

There are 1,025,109.8 words in the English language (not sure what qualifies as.8 of a word, but let’s go with it). That’s 1,025,109.8 different ways to start a sentence and 1,025,109.8 different ways to continue a sentence and 1,025,109.8 different ways to end a sentence.

Your social media marketing automation solution

Biznology

Even of you have enough money to hire an entire social media symphony as well as a social media monitoring and response task force, there are too many hours in a day and, according to some, the sweet spots aren’t even during the work day anymore. So, social media automation is key.

Nine Arguments Against Business Storytelling

Marketing Insider Group

I’ve noticed a content marketing backlash, recently, with a particular vitriol directed toward business storytelling. For example, four weeks ago, the author of The Art of Storytelling in the Age of Content Marketing lashed out at brand journalism.

Business Blogging Time-Saving Tips for You (and Your Cat)

Writing on the Web

When it comes to business blogging , how do you save time and still get results? How do you make blog tasks so easy your cat could do it? It’s the dog days of summer but around our house that expression isn’t acceptable. Doodles and Buster would have a cat fit.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

How Marketing Can Contribute To Revenue Generation

Crimson Marketing

Do you look at marketing as a cost center or as a revenue center? If you answered “cost center,” you’re missing out on a big opportunity. However, don’t feel bad. For a long period of time, marketing has been seen as just that: a necessary but overall costly part of doing business. Revenue?

What's Your Story?

Sales Engine

Christopher Kogler, Narrative IQ. When we’re providing information in a business environment such as spreadsheets, a series of bullet points in a presentation or a list of facts, the two parts of our brain that are activated are for language processing, but that’s about it.

4 of the Biggest Changes to Facebook Ads in 2015

KoMarketing Associates

The world of Facebook Advertising is constantly changing. This year in particular has been big for the social media giant, as it continues to expand its paid marketing offerings.

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The best automagical Twitter following tools for your business

Biznology

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing my tools and processes with you.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!