Sat.Feb 03, 2018 - Fri.Feb 09, 2018

70% of Marketers Are Sharing Video Content on Facebook

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook continues to be a popular platform among marketers, but how big is its return on investment? Furthermore, how does video content perform across the website? To better understand its overall impact on marketing strategies, Buffer and Social Media Week recently conducted the “State of Social 2018.” The majority of respondents (96 percent) claimed that their business is actively using Facebook.

Is Your Business Ready for Mobile-First Indexing?

Webbiquity

Guest post by Chad Crowe. As more than 50% of people now conduct searches from smartphones, Google is moving to mobile-first indexing. Testing has already begun with a small number of websites in preparation for a changeover later this year.

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What is a keyword ontology?

Biznology

A keyword ontology is a knowledge graph describing relationships between the keywords your target audiences frequently use in search queries and the products and services you sell.

What Determines Cost Per Lead

ViewPoint

How much should a lead cost? Understanding what goes into generating a high-quality B2B lead helps you determine whether you're getting a good deal. It takes a skilled team, a proven cadence, multiple touch points, message testing, market analysis — and plenty of perseverance —t o produce the leads that truly contribute to revenue generation. While most people wouldn't quibble with the above reality, many still measure marketing success based on the cost per lead.

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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!

New research: Boost organic growth from current customers

B2B Lead Generation

CEOs and sales leaders have long wondered: how can we drive organic growth and increase sales from existing customers? But it’s elusive. In fact, the traditional approach is no longer working. According to CEB, now Gartner, “Only 28% of sales leaders report that account management channels regularly meet their cross-selling and account growth targets.”

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Command the planet: Lead the exponential digital Earth

Biznology

Lesson for leaders.

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Top 10 Reasons Modern Marketers Should Not Miss Modern Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

Spring is just around the corner. Along with flowers and warmer weather, spring brings a fresh season of marketing conferences. Do you know which ones you will be attending this year?

How Content Marketers Prepare To Write for a B2B SEO Program

KoMarketing Associates

One of the common concerns B2B marketers have with a content marketing-focused SEO program is whether the content will align with target audiences and prospective buyers. While increasing search engine traffic is an exciting premise, B2B marketers know that traffic improvements have to be realized with accurate content, ultimately driving high-quality leads and inquiries.

The Only 3 Things B2B Marketers Need to Boost Content Marketing ROI in 2018

Marketing Insider Group

One thing that will be on the CMO agenda every year is increasing return on investment. When you can optimize every dollar spent, your marketing strategy has the power to make a bigger impact, driving leads, sales and customer retention. One of the toughest areas of marketing to measure – and the most critical to […]. The post The Only 3 Things B2B Marketers Need to Boost Content Marketing ROI in 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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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.

Warning: You’re ignoring your company’s best salesperson — and it just might be killing your business

Biznology

Here’s a scenario for you: imagine you have an amazing salesperson who develops a deep connection with customers, beginning with their very first interaction.

Going back to basics to achieve true transformation

Modern Marketing

Transformation has become an archetypal buzzword. Its connotations are hardwired into technological change, but there’s more to it than simply plugging in a new platform or solution and hoping for the best.

Paid Social: Facebook Ad Spend Slows in Q4 While Instagram Investment Grows

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook has been a dominating force for digital marketers, but how do other social media platforms compare, particularly when it comes to paid social? To better understand the impact of paid social and marketing in the fourth quarter of 2017, Merkle recently conducted its “Digital Marketing Report.” The statistics showed that Facebook ad spend grew 20 percent year-over-year, but this was a significant decrease from the 40 percent recorded during the first three quarters of the year.

4 Creative Experiential Marketing Examples That Are Raising the Bar

Marketing Insider Group

Rooted in event marketing, experiential marketing encompasses the traditional event concept – as well as any brand-audience interaction that fosters an experience. Think of experiential as in-person events, out of the box. An experiential marketing campaign is just as likely to promote art, culture and innovation as it is to provide the learning, networking and inspirational […].

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.

Reinvent your marketing plan assignment in 10 easy steps

Biznology

An effective marketing strategy is a must for the success of even the best product of industry. Reaching the minds of target buyers in the right way is essential for making sales. There are two aspects of a marketing plan assignment: marketing strategy and marketing plan.

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Three questions travel marketers should ask to create the right customer experience

Modern Marketing

It is no secret that travel is one of the most mature online markets in the UK. Unlike emerging industries, which are still growing and have yet to settle into regular consistent patterns, travel is now an online veteran and follows repeatable seasonal trends.

5 Best Practices for B2B Success with LinkedIn Ads

KoMarketing Associates

Finding the right audience is essential to any B2B paid advertising campaign. To reach that audience, it comes as no surprise that companies are expanding their paid efforts beyond simply search advertising. LinkedIn is especially appealing because it offers advertisers something unique: direct access to over 500 million business-focused individuals.

4 Unconventional Ways to Promote Blog Content on Social Media

Content Marketing Institute

Remember when you could write an amazing blog post, paste the link with a featured image, and hit share on social to see your web traffic grow? The same old content promotion tactics don’t work anymore.

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.

Virtual online community and social media article roundup

Biznology

Online communities predate February 2004. Social networks lived before Friendster did on March 22, 2002. Virtual online communities even predate the WELL ‘s birthdate, circa 1985.

How to Use B2B PR in SEO to Boost Your Results

B2B PR Sense

Have you thought about using tactics typically reserved for PR in SEO ? For years now, people have focused on the differences between PR and SEO -- you’re either an expert in one or the other. But recently we have seen the line between these two industries blur and a common thread emerge. When SEO PR service professionals incorporate PR tactics into their SEO strategy, we see an uptick in positive results.

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Event Marketing Experts Predict 3 Emerging Trends

Marketing Insider Group

The last year witnessed an explosion in event marketing, with over 63% of marketers planning to invest more in 2018 according to a study done by Bizzabo. With event marketing comprising 20-25% of overall marketing budgets, it is obvious that event marketing is here to stay. Clearly, not everyone needs a giant ferris wheels […]. The post Event Marketing Experts Predict 3 Emerging Trends appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

How Cisco Turned IT Professionals Into Rockstar Advocates And Boosted Customer Engagement By 58%

Influitive

As an Advocate Marketing Manager at Cisco, I’m always striving to make our customers happier and more successful. We’re very lucky to have established a large, global community of Cisco certified professionals who are passionate about our products and lifelong learning since we launched our training and certifications program in 1993. For example, our.

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.

Are Webinars Dead? How to Make a Webinar that Works in 2018

Hubspot

As an acquisition marketer, I hear questions like this all the time: "Is the PDF dead? Is the webinar dead now too? How should we continue generating leads for our sales team while continuing to innovate on the content formats we produce and gate behind a form?".

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The Big Difference Between the Ads People Love and Ads People Hate

Contently

A few years ago, researchers at Johns Hopkins University examined Super Bowl ads to see who was getting the best bang for their buck. A Super Bowl ad on CBS costs $166,666 per second. That’s $10 million per minute.

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Facebook News Feed Case Study: Maybe the Sky Isn’t Falling After All

Marketing Insider Group

On Jan. 4, Mark Zuckerberg announced his New Year’s resolution to “fix Facebook.” When it comes to your news feed, family and friends are in—brands and publishers are largely out. Regular Joes rejoiced over the idea of a less cluttered social media experience that shows them only the stuff they really want. Meanwhile, in offices […]. The post Facebook News Feed Case Study: Maybe the Sky Isn’t Falling After All appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Crimes against the content marketing brief: how to write a kick-ass brief for your agency

Tomorrow People

Working with a content marketing agency isn’t all skinny jeans, free coffee and frolics. Writing a content marketing brief can bring out the villain in all of us. Learn how to superpower your content. In our last blog, we looked at how clients can click with agencies during the kick-off phase. This week, we’re uncovering the biggest criminals of the client-agency relationship. The last two secrets we revealed in our Stripped Bare series were great, sure. But our third secret is a big one.

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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.