May, 2020

Experts Share Their Best Tips on How to Be a Better Virtual Event Speaker

Bannersnack

In the light of COVID-19, public speakers need to adapt to the global context. Offline events have been canceled all over the world, and some of them are now taking place online. In case you are speaking at a virtual event in the next few months and continue your work as a speaker online, some […]. Marketing

The Dark Side of Marketing Attribution

ANNUITAS

Throughout my career at ANNUITAS, I have probably spent more time thinking about and enabling Marketing Attribution models than any other activity. Over the years, I have seen Marketing Attribution models transform from a nice-to-have tool to help demonstrate marketing’s performance into a must-have core business planning component. To understand the outcome that more and more business are trying to move towards, it makes sense to first examine the fundamentals of Marketing Attribution models.

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Social Distancing: Marketing’s New Strategic Mandate

Marketing Craftmanship

Long before the fear of contracting COVID-19 entered our collective consciousness, and thanks to modern society’s reliance on electronic devices, many people were already practicing a form of social distancing. Without leaving our own homes, we text or play video games with friends. Many of us no longer call family members as often. I believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has simply accelerated social distancing, and that it will normalize self-imposed isolation long after it’s over.

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How B2B Marketers Should Think About Uncertainty

Biznology

It wasn’t long ago when everything seemed manageable. We B2B marketers had our plans all worked out. We knew exactly what tactics we were going to use and even had an idea of how many leads they would bring in. That was less than two months ago, although it seemed a world away. Since then, everything has gone sideways. All in-person events have been canceled, from B2B conferences to trade shows to you name it.

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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.

How platform dynamics explain The Second Golden Age of Martech

chiefmartech

About a year and a half ago, I wrote about 3 Trends Driving the Second Golden Age of Martech: Ecosystems, Experts, and (Citizen) Engineers. These are the big themes that I believe will shape the next decade of marketing technology: Ecosystems — instead of marketing cloud suites vs. best-of-breed point solutions, we will have the best of both: open platforms that serve as stable foundations, augmented by large ecosystems of specialized third-party apps that are more deeply integrated.

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The Ultimate Guide to Interactive Forms in Email

Litmus

“Forms in email don’t work.”. Forms are powered by JavaScript—and that’s not supported in email.”. Have you heard these words before? Us too. Many marketers think that using interactive forms in email simply isn’t possible, but we’re here to bust that myth. The truth is that interactive forms are supported in many popular email clients and can be a powerful tool to make your emails more engaging and increase conversions—if you know how to do it.

Beyond the Existing Customer: Important Potential Audiences for Your Content

ClearVoice

As a marketer or a writer, you’ve probably spent a certain amount of time thinking about who your audience is. Perhaps you’ve done exercises to better identify and understand them. But in spite of those mental exercises, anyone who writes a piece of content often defaults to speaking to a broad and nebulous “audience” that could encompass consumers, colleagues, and random people on the Internet.

How to Write a Sales Page That Actually Converts

Optinmonster

Are you struggling to get enough conversions on your sales pages? Or, like a lot of new marketers, are you scratching your head right now wondering, “Wait… what is a sales page?” ” A sales page is your best opportunity to explain your products and services to visitors and make them want to buy. It needs to be attention-grabbing, informative, and persuasive, all at the same time. And if it’s not optimized for conversions, you’re losing money.

Why Use Handwritten Letters at Scale for B2B

Webbiquity

Guest post by Kas Andz. Business professionals tend to get worn down by the incessant flood of emails, automated messages, targeted ads, and the coldness of digital communication. Sending handwritten letters instead breaks the robotic monotony and makes business communication more personable. Image credit: Álvaro Serrano on Unsplash. Transactions using handwritten letters in business-to-business (B2B) communications makes proposals more noticeable and friendlier, and thus more likely to succeed.

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 Employ the Power of the Debrief Process

Measure Up Marketing

You’re probably familiar with the concept of the post-game analysis. A post-game analysis is part of the debrief process that serves as an opportunity to evaluate performance, identify opportunities for improvement, optimize strategies, and revise processes if necessary. The debrief can be used to analyze and improve any effort – the launch of a new product, the implementation of a new customer process, the execution of a major event or following a crisis.

12 Items on Your On-Page SEO Checklist to Do Now

Conductor

Companies today are working around the clock to create content that delivers answers to customers. Creating content is one thing, but getting it in front of your customers when they need it most is another. That’s where on-page SEO comes in. .

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Outsourced Vs. In-house Telemarketing – Which is better?

Only B2B

As your business or its verticals expand, it becomes imperative to assemble a team of dedicated telemarketers to manage your sales and solutions. The question is if you are going to employ telemarketing – should you do it in-house? Or simply outsource it? Making the right choice can be pretty daunting. We have curated a list of pros and cons of both to help you decide better. Outsourced Telemarketing. Pros of Outsourced Telemarketing. Cost Effectiveness.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Producing Better Virtual Events

Contently - Strategy

For almost a decade, webinars have been the go-to choice for digital events. Marketers slap together a deck and say their piece in front of a small audience. Over the last few months, however, the bar has been raised. Webinars are still a marketing staple , but we’ve also seen some incredibly creative storytelling in the virtual space. Digital game nights and happy hours have kept us connected. Platforms like HouseParty and Netflix party have changed the way we socialize.

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.

COVID-19’s Immediate and Future Impact on Marketing

Act-On

COVID-19 is forcing marketers to increase efficiencies, deliver better digital experiences, and inspire consumer confidence. Customer Marketing Events Marketing Marketing Strategy

The Outbound Marketing guide for 2020

RockContent

Nowadays, customers have access to a lot of information about what they want to buy. Because of that, it’s essential to create a structured sales process, especially when we talk about complex sales. If your company is interested in making business agreements and has a long-term purchase cycle, Outbound Marketing strategies may be a good investment. For that to happen, you need to understand what Digital Marketing is and its processes.

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Marketers and Developers Can Now Collaborate on Server-Side Campaigns

Modern Marketing

Check out our on-demand webinar to learn more about server-side user interface (UI) and testing capabilities in Oracle Maxymiser. While most businesses use client-side approaches for A/B testing and personalization , there are a growing number of businesses opting for server-side to test and personalize content. The culture around testing and personalization has evolved as more sophisticated tests and site security are prioritized for those businesses.

What is the best font for your Email? [3 Things to consider before choosing]

SendX

Before we start I want to clarify that I know that the right name is Typeface and that Font is used when we give certain Typeface characteristics as size, weight, kerning, and so on. But this is not a graphic design article, so I will call it as everyone else calls it, a font. And when I am talking about choosing the best font for email marketing, it is the Typeface and not the Font. With that out of the way, let's get this thing going, shall we?

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How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

How to Convey Your Brand Personality Through Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

You know your brand. You’re a marketer or business owner, after all. But, conveying your brand’s personality to your audience on social media isn’t always easy.

112 Google Ads Callout Extensions Examples for B2B Advertisers

KoMarketing Associates

Google Ads extensions are a no brainer when it comes to adding extra information and benefits to ad copy in search engine marketing campaigns. They don’t increase your existing cost-per-click and in many cases, it can actually help decrease it.

B2B Marketing in Pandemic Times: Here’s What to Do NOW (Research)

Webbiquity

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on, B2B technology buyers are adjusting to a new (hopefully temporary) type of “normal.” ” Though the vast majority remain optimistic about the long-term future for their enterprises, they need help getting through the current, extremely challenging times. That’s where opportunity lies for B2B marketers today.

How to increase sales with webinars in 2020

RockContent

One of the main benefits of Digital Marketing is the possibility to adopt different strategies to impact the buyer persona.

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.

GDPR vs CCPA: Social Listening and Sentiment Learnings

Modern Marketing

The consumer privacy landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years.

The 10 Definitive Email Newsletter Best Practices For Exponential Growth

SendX

Looking for email newsletter best practices to improve your campaigns? Email marketing is one of the best and most cost-effective marketing channels at your disposal. It’s a great way to guide your audience across the marketing funnel and get more sales at a low price. However, knowing how to craft your email campaign will drastically affect your open rate and your success.

Opinionated Content Marketing: Why You Should It?

Marketing Insider Group

What do you feel strongly about? In today’s “cancel culture,” many businesses and other organizations are thinking it might be best to avoid opinionated content marketing. They believe that taking a stand that might offend some people will drive potential customers away.

Report: Email Still Beats Out Other Forms of Marketing in the Buyer’s Journey

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers have been turning to email to reach their customers and prospects for quite some time, new research shows that it still holds strong as a marketing tactic. Cheetah Digital and Econsultancy recently published the report, “Is Your Marketing Strategy Out of Touch?”

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Why Start With Marketing & Sales Alignment

Speaker: Molly Rigatti, Marketing Strategist at SmartBug Media

Before you plan your next sales kickoff or bottom of the funnel marketing campaign or any effort where sales and marketing are both on the hook for performance, you need to check in on your teams. Sales and marketing both oversee a very important part of the pipeline and revenue process for your organization. But that doesn’t mean they should function in silos. When building up your sales enablement program, think about the three “P”s—practicality, productivity, and profit—when defining responsibilities and facilitating communication between your teams.