Sat.Jun 20, 2015 - Fri.Jun 26, 2015

Why You Should Reshare Your Social Media Content

KoMarketing Associates

Even if you have your B2B company’s social media strategy pretty much down (or even if you don’t), there’s always room for optimization, from when you schedule your messages to the call-to-action in each post. One such area that can be optimized is your social media content resharing strategy.

Most Market Share Battles Are Lost, Not Won

ViewPoint

Casey Stengel said, “ Most ball games are lost not won ,” and his comment seems appropriate for most marketers’ efforts in B2B companies. Every day they are in the process of losing, and are grateful when they win one out of ten or one out of four deals. I met with a prospect yesterday.

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Jackie Yeaney, Red Hat’s EVP Strategy & Marketing: Mad Men No More— How Marketing Has Changed

Crimson Marketing

Marketing tactics have evolved from a creativity-driven, “push” approach to a customer-driven “pull” paradigm. Buyers are not just passively consuming marketing messages—they are commenting, creating their own blogs and responding in ways that marketers cannot control.

21 Spectacular SEO and Search Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social may be sexy, but search still pays the bills. As reported below, organic search drives 51% of all visitors to both B2B and and B2C Web sites, while paid-search drives 10% (and social 5%, on average). 89% of customers begin their buying process with a search engine.

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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!

Key Takeaways & Brand Storytelling Insights From The Skyword #ContentRising Summit

KoMarketing Associates

Think for a moment about the last time you consumed a memorable piece of content. What in particular stood out to you? What propelled you to share the article with colleagues or on social media? What has you still thinking about the piece weeks or even months later?

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Does Modern B2B Lead Generation Really Work?

The Forward Observer

Are you struggling to fill your sales pipeline with quality leads? You may need a lead generation mindset change. Here's how to think about it. Do you remember when prospective customers used to contact you as they were starting their buying research? Yeah, those days are over.

What CMOs Need to Know That Will Keep CEOs and CFOs Happy

Webbiquity

This guest post from Kirsten Chapman was originally published on LinkedIn. Modern marketing and business are defined by one thing: The Web. It’s safe to say that CMOs, CEOs and CFOs are keenly aware of the huge hole when it comes to measuring the business value of web marketing.

Content Marketing Gap: What to do, How to do it, How to operationalize

Avitage

When it comes to content marketing, there’s near universal agreement on “what to do,” what actions organizations must take. “How to do it” advice tends to focus on tactic-specific techniques. We see a significant execution gap between these two information categories.

7 Ways To Get Customers To Love Your Brand

Marketing Insider Group

How do customers describe your company to their family and friends? Does your product just meet a need, or are they really in love with your brand? Your brand should be bigger, and more tangible than your product alone.

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.

Google has carnal knowledge of social

Biznology

Twitter and Google have made amends. In the past, this was not the case. Before then, Google built its real-time-web on the immediacy of Twitter, drinking deeply from the nowness of its river of news.

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Campaign Management Is Dead. Here's What Next-Generation Marketing Automation Looks Like.

Customer Experience Matrix

Scientists tell us that the attention span of the average human is now shorter than the attention span of a goldfish.(1) 1) In such a world, the chances of anyone reading this 2,000 word blog post are pretty much nil.

Social Proof: Why It’s So Important

Writing on the Web

Why is social proof so important when writing on the web? This week I got a call from a person who wanted to buy a subscription to executive coach articles to use for her new newsletter. What sealed the deal? The testimonials from other subscribers.

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7 Essential Roles for a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

All too often a brand’s content marketing “team” is a one-person show. In reality, this is the same as asking someone to perform a seven-person job. Understandably when an project is just starting out, its tough to get all the right players involved.

Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

Five B2B marketing beliefs and trends debunked

Biznology

First a disclaimer – I’m an “old” salesperson! Old in the number of years on planet earth–and also old as in years ago, I began my career in the chemical and plastics industry selling and managing salespeople.

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Tealium Grows from Tag Manager to Customer Data Platform

Customer Experience Matrix

It took me an embarrassingly long time to recognize why Tealium ’s AudienceStream is just a bit odd. The oddity itself I saw immediately: while most marketing systems focus on sending messages to customers, AudienceStream is organized around overwriting data and sending it to other systems.

How Data is Changing the Face of Television Advertising

Modern Marketing

Historically, TV advertising has been an industry dominated by negotiating inventory “up front”, months in advance of airtime, based on standard demographic (sex/age) information and gross media rating points (GRPs) associated with each show or program.

Content Marketing That Converts

Marketing Insider Group

How Do You Create Content Marketing That Converts? There’s been a fundamental shift in the way marketers and customers create, consume, and share content. Every day, billions of photos are uploaded, tweets are posted, snapchats are sent, and pieces of content are shared.

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.

5 Low-cost tools that make content creation easier

Biznology

Once upon a time, web writers relied more on guesswork than data. We didn’t have access to keyphrase research until Wordtracker came along. There were no solid competitive intelligence tools. Plus, advanced testing capabilities were out of financial reach for most companies.

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The hidden benefit of coupons in print advertising

Direct Response Coach

Print advertising may be old school for some, but for others, it is still a vital media channel. This is especially true for local businesses which continue to rely on local newspapers to reach local audiences.

An Overlooked Email Deliverability Metric

Modern Marketing

Deliverability, on occasion, is just like real life. "Read the fine print," "the Devil is in the details," and "DO sweat the small stuff" are sayings that are certainly applicable to the world of deliverability.

Stay The Course With Demand Generation  

Marketing Insider Group

When discussing Demand Generation Strategy you should always look at all options before making a decision. That being said too often we try to “outsmart” everyone else and choose a different path as it feels daring and exciting. Sadly this new adventurous path often leads to disaster.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

What marketers can learn from swimmers

Biznology

I do a lot of training for large companies–mostly executives trying to understand digital marketing. One thing that I notice over and over is how some of them are very willing to sit and listen to me, but are somewhat unwilling to actually try anything.

Why Remarketing is a MUST for every business

Direct Response Coach

We can always think of some reason not to do a particular marketing program. Not enough money” and “not enough time’ are the most common. With Remarketing, those excuses won’t fly. What is Remarketing?

The CMO’s Guide To Mobile Marketing (eBook)

Modern Marketing

A few months ago we released a guide which we created along with The CMO Club entitled the CMO Solution Guide to Leveraging New Technology and Marketing Platforms.

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Content And The Future Of B2B Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

The commercial web is just 30 years old. Social just turned 12. And the mobile web is even younger. In a relatively short period of time, these technologies have drastically changed our world. As consumers, brands and marketers, we create, consume and share massive amounts of information.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.