Sat.Jan 27, 2018 - Fri.Feb 02, 2018

Three Web Analytics Tools Worth a Close Look

Webbiquity

Google Analytics (GA) is the baseline in website traffic monitoring tools. It’s estimated that nearly 70% of the top 10,000 sites on the web use it, as do 55% of the top one million sites. But while GA is wildly popular (and free), it definitely has its limitations.

Small Business Marketing: Brands On A Budget

Marketing Insider Group

Every business wants to get its name out there, but when you’re a small business with a modest budget, it’s hard to come up with traditional and online marketing ideas while balancing marketing expenses against the expenses of actually doing business. And with advertising costing as much as it does, it’s no wonder that so […]. The post Small Business Marketing: Brands On A Budget appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy

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How Marketers are Making the Most of Account-Based Marketing [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers continue to show an interest in account-based marketing (ABM), but research has indicated that they still face obstacles in achieving their key objectives with this tactic. A survey conducted by Demandbase discovered that although 66 percent of agency-based marketers are already deploying ABM, 45 percent of their clients do not fully understand ABM. For insight into this challenge and other obstacles, we spoke to Kent Ragen, VP of Channel Sales at Demandbase.

What does your site search mean for your reputation?

Biznology

Some of you might believe that site search is important to raise your conversion rates and what to make search work. Others might be more resigned to the fact that site search is hard and that you don’t really know what to do to make it better.

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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!

Enhancing Trade Show Presence: Moving Beyond the Booth

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jessica Kane. If your business relies on trade show participation to at least some degree, you obviously want to optimize the time, effort, and money you invest in the undertaking. Accomplishing this objective requires properly preparing and staffing your trade show booth.

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Survey: Content Marketing Tops List of Marketing Priorities in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look toward their primary goals for the remainder of the new year, research shows that content marketing remains at the top of the list. Recently, SmallBizTrends conducted a survey to gauge what objectives marketers are focused on in 2018. The statistics showed that when marketers were asked which projects would be most important to them and their business, the top answer (20 percent) was content marketing.

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Windows to Go is a movable feast from SPYRUS

Biznology

When I travel or visit friends for get-togethers, dinner parties, or movie nights, I often ditch my laptop at home. However, there’s such a thing as herd immunity in computing: there’s generally a desktop or laptop not that far away. My SPYRUS drive.

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How CMOs Can Find (And Keep) Talented Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

Most CMOs know exactly what they are looking for when hiring marketers. Creative problem solving. Original vision. Leadership, perseverance, some grit. A mind brimming with brilliance. And, of course, skills and experience in the area you are hiring for. Great. What you want is clear. But, as every marketing manager and CMO knows, actually finding […]. The post How CMOs Can Find (And Keep) Talented Marketers appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Capitalize on Success with Change

Modern Marketing

When is the best time to improve an existing product or service? When customers are complaining about it? When sales wane? When it has become so predictable it blends into the background of the industry? When analysts start writing off your company as yesterday’s news?

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.

Report: Less Than 40% of B2B Marketers Have Advanced Data Strategies

KoMarketing Associates

More B2B marketers are investing in data and analytics, but how far have they come in terms of maximizing the potential of these assets? Radius recently teamed up with the Harvard Business Review to discover how B2B marketers are making the most of their data and analytics. In the “Why Your Data Strategy is Your B2B Growth Strategy” report, one-third of respondents (34 percent) said that their company’s data strategy is just “average.”

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What you don’t know about ad fraud can hurt you

Biznology

Everyone knows about digital ad fraud, but do you know how to protect yourself as an advertiser? I have to admit that I really didn’t really understand the magnitude of the problem and I didn’t understand what to do.

Why Content Marketing and PPC Are the Laser-Targeted Power Duo

Act-On

Combining content marketing with PPC can amplify your marketing by promoting your great content to drive more leads and sales faster. Corporate

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Put Influencer Marketing to Work for Your B2B Brand

Modern Marketing

Influencer marketing is like word-of-mouth on steroids: people trust influencers just as much as their friends and family, but influencers have a lot more reach than individual customers. According to McKinsey, influencer marketing campaigns bring in $6.50

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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.

Guide to B2B Marketing Resources for 7 Paid Platforms

KoMarketing Associates

Digital marketing is constantly changing and evolving – and as it does, more and more platforms are becoming part of the marketing mix. However, the problem then becomes where to find relevant, updated, and fresh sources of ideas, news, and solutions for beginner or advanced issues. Another layer of complication is that you will most likely have to go to different sources to find it.

How do marketers manage their tech stack?

Biznology

It wasn’t too many years ago that this would have been a silly question — if you drew a Venn diagram of marketing and technology, it would look like two circles that don’t ever touch. How times have changed!

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5 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Brandjacking

Marketing Insider Group

Imagine that cyber pirates have seized your business’s online identity. They now have control over your public communication channels, including your website and social media platforms. This deliberate takeover is brandjacking. It’s the act of assuming the online identity of a brand with the intention of ruining the company’s reputation. Brandjacking negatively affects your credibility. […].

The Changing Role of Chief Marketing Officer to Tomorrow’s CEO

Act-On

Today's chief marketing officer (CMO) is the natural choice to become tomorrow's chief executive officers because of their customer focus, cross-organizational skills, financial acumen and data-driven decision making. Corporate Customer Marketing Marketing Life Marketing Strategy

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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.

Both Customers and Marketers Increasingly Turn to Video Content

KoMarketing Associates

New research suggests that more customers are turning to video content, and as they do so, marketers appear to be ready to adapt to the growing trend. Wyzowl recently conducted “The State of Video Marketing 2018” survey to gauge how both customers and marketers are utilizing video content. The research found that the average customer now watches more than an hour-and-a-half of online video content per day.

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What Do the Blockchain and B2B Sales Have in Common (And Why It Matters)?

Outreach

Bitcoin. Ethereum. Ripple. Cardano. Stellar Lumens. No, this isn’t the beginning of some Star Trek fan-fiction, although the world of cryptocurrencies would fit right in on an episode of Deep Space Nine.

5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Persona’s Aren’t Good Enough

Marketing Insider Group

How often do you spend weeks or even months putting blood, sweat, and tears into a new marketing campaign, only to have it fall flat? You swear you did everything right, but when it comes time for the results to pour in, they never show. It’s a marketer’s worst nightmare. The likely culprit? Bad buyer […]. The post 5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Persona’s Aren’t Good Enough appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Rise Interactive Partners with ScribbleLive Linkdex to Enable Clients Globally

RockContent

The Value of a Strategic Partnership. What happens when one of the world’s foremost SEO providers partners with the industry-leading SEO enterprise platform? You get one of the fastest rising digital marketing agencies in the U.S.

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.

Your Brand Needs a Conscience

Contently

Last January, Uber declined to participate in an organized taxi strike amidst the immigration ban protests at JFK airport. In fact, the company even turned off surge pricing to and from the airport. But instead of leading to a quick boom in business, the move upset consumers.

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Marketing Operations: The 3 Classes of Performance Metrics

bizible

At Bizible we love measuring marketing performance, despite how difficult it can be working with data. Building reliable datasets and running analyses takes time and often comes with moments asking, “what exactly are we looking at?”.

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Build & Refine Your SEO Strategy: How To Optimize Your Online Store

Marketing Insider Group

Selling online without an SEO plan is like an unlit shop on a remote road. Buyers can’t easily find the store, so the merchant can never make a sale. SEO is the key to driving more customers to your online store. Some say that SEO is dead as search engines have changed their algorithms to […]. The post Build & Refine Your SEO Strategy: How To Optimize Your Online Store appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Search Marketing

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18 Plays for Winning at Social Selling

RockContent

Ah, Super Bowl season. Whether you are a lover of football or simply enjoy watching the spectacle for the commercials and halftime show, the Super Bowl is hard to ignore. We thought we’d help you get into the Super Bowl spirit by writing a post chock-full of plays.

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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.