February, 2020

Personalized B2B Marketing in 2020: 3 Key Strategies

Launch Marketing

With 2020 underway, it’s time to meet head-on some of the B2B marketing expectations that are anticipated to take shape in the new year.

B2B Marketing 101: Get More Out of Google

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you’re looking at digital marketing for the very first time or you’re interested in ways to boost your current efforts, there are always things you can do to improve.

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Customer-Centric Selling: 8 Deeper Questions to Ask to Understand Your Buyer

ANNUITAS

I once was on the phone with a client who was describing his sales organization to me and he said something that caught my attention: “My people have gotten robotic. They come right out and ask how many seats the prospect has.

Why an Emotional Connection Matters in Loyalty and How to Achieve It

Modern Marketing

Brands need to know understand what motivates loyalty from their customers. Numerous research studies have identified three main classifications of loyalty, they are: Behavioral loyalty which is when the customer shops with a brand because it’s convenient.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

8 Strategies To Help You Increase Email Response Rates

SendX

If you have an email marketing list, there are several factors you need to optimize to have a significant positive return on investment. One of these factors is your email response rate. Your response rates would show you how effective your email marketing strategy is.

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Tips for Creating a Landing Page That Generates Conversions

Act-On

Follow these tips to create landing pages that generate qualified conversions and interested buyers. Content Marketing Demand and Lead Generation

When and How to Use Focus Groups – Even in a Virtual World

Measure Up Marketing

Organizations today have numerous options for acquiring customer insights, from social listening to voice of customer research to customer advisory boards.

Why B2B Content Marketers Should be Excited About Headless eCommerce

KoMarketing Associates

Content marketers always need to keep up with trends by constantly revising and refreshing their content to reach the ideal audiences. But many times, traditional eCommerce platforms limit creativity with restrictive templates and formats.

Building A Better Sales Technology Stack

Ignite Tech

So Just What Is A Sales Tech Stack? A sales technology stack is a set of software tools designed to increase the sales team’s effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity.

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2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Why the “Hollywood Model” Is the Future of Content Creation

Contently

Pretend, for a minute, that you’re a movie director. Let’s say you had your first big hit last year—an epic drama about star-crossed lovers in Spain. You worked hard with an amazing crew and brilliant actors, and now you’re famous. Congratulations!

7 Free Keyword Research Tools for Content Marketers

Content Marketing Institute

Can we finally take it easy on keywords? Not really. Analyzing keywords offers ideas for content that’s relevant to searchers and shows gaps your content could fill. Here are seven free SEO tools to help.

What is Audience Segmentation and Why is it Important for Content Marketing?

DivvyHQ

Getting the right content in front of the right buyer is the heart of well-deployed content marketing. But this scenario may not come to pass often if you haven't introduced audience segmentation into your content strategy. Here's how to get it done.

Set the Right Goals for Your Marketing Campaign

Ontraport

Marketing without a goal is like doing target practice without a bullseye — you will never know if your efforts are successful. Marketing campaigns can have many different types of goals. Not all of them are related to earning a new sale or getting a new lead.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

How to Create Better Business Personas and Actually Drive Sales

Biznology

Customer personas are fictional characters representing the people most likely to buy your products, visit your site or otherwise associate with what you do. Although they’re effective ways to understand your target audience, there are times when it’s necessary to tweak and improve them.

4 Myths About the New California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

ATAK Interactive

On January 1 st of this year, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect. It’s the first major comprehensive privacy legislation to be passed in the U.S. for over two decades.

5 Powerful Ways to Craft the Best Content for Your Personal Brand

B2B PR Sense

As content marketing progresses, we learn more and more about how audiences interact with our content. And as we understand more, we're able to create the best content possible, whether for our business or personal brand.

7 Steps to Jump-Start Your B2B Instagram Presence

Oktopost

Just when B2B marketers feel they have finally proven ROI with a solid social strategy, along comes another social media platform to shake things up.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

The Future of SEO: How AI and Machine Learning Will Impact Content

Single Grain

UPDATED: This post was expanded and updated for 2020! Artificial intelligence and its impact on different industries have been a hot topic of discussion for the past few years, and with good reason.

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Email Template Best Practices You’ll Fall in Love With

Liveintent

Email Template Best Practices You’ll Fall in Love With. It’s February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s a time devoted to sharing the love and here at LiveIntent we love email, especially email templates.

Drip Pricing - Key Things That Will Affect Your Bill

SendX

It’s easier to turn a cat into a unicorn than turn emails into money. But that’s what Drip, an eCRM software wants to help you do - turn your subscribers into customers.

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Employee Branding: B2B’s Answer to Influencer Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

We’ve all seen them. Consumer brands fall all over each other to get celebs to endorse their brands – or better yet – star in one of their ads. Which works out just fine. Until the celebrity spokesmodel slips up and gets caught driving down the wrong side of the street while they’re on a bender.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

How to Succeed with Personal Branding on LinkedIn

B2B PR Sense

LinkedIn has all the features needed for personal branding. From its resume-like feel to its in-house publishing platform, you'll find everything to make your brand shine. But that doesn't mean that your personal brand will be an automatic success.

5 B2B Marketing Best Practices Proven to Drive Results

KoMarketing Associates

There are many elements that influence a successful B2B marketing strategy – your unique industry, target audiences, brand strength, budget and more. Additionally, the landscape is constantly changing due to technological advances, new generations of buyers, and other market forces.

How Video Marketing Strategies Can Elevate Sales Efforts

Webbiquity

Guest post by Sean Gordon. Understanding sales means comprehending the roots of the profession as well as looking ahead to the future of sales strategies.

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A B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist

The Point

Earlier this month I presented a standing-room only session at the B2BMX Conference in Scottsdale on key principles of B2B email creative.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.