Sat.Feb 16, 2019 - Fri.Feb 22, 2019

Pipeline Velocity: Why It Matters, How To Measure It and How It Helps

InsightSquared

Here in Boston, we love rowing. Every year thousands of us crowd around the Charles River to watch boats gracefully glide along the river as they race at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Measuring ROI of Industrial Content Marketing is Difficult

Industrial Marketing Today

Manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies are finding it difficult to accurately measure the ROI of their industrial content marketing efforts. Only 44% of manufacturing content marketers report their organization measures content marketing ROI. Source: Manufacturing Content Marketing 2019: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—Content Marketing Institute/MarketingProfs and sponsored by IEEE GlobalSpec).

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How to Use Live Events in Your ABM Strategy

RockContent

Although account-based marketing, or ABM, is gaining steam, it’s still widely considered a less traditional marketing approach. And if you’re going to go non-traditional—why not think a little further outside the box? When it comes to content creation for ABM, there are many “go-tos” that come to mind. Think white paper, think infographic—think the many assets that form a solid content foundation.

Five Ways Your LinkedIn Sales Message is Like a D**k Pic (guest post)

Heinz Marketing

Editor’s Note: What started as an email string complaining about bad sales emails became… this. It’s a stark comparison to say the least, but a handful of B2B buyers we showed a draft of this to agreed wholeheartedly. Special thanks to Marilyn Cox , a B2B marketing veteran and recipient of a constant barrage of sales pitches, for writing this for us. Sometimes you have a deadline and you find yourself stuck on the same five sentences for days on end.

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!

7 MailChimp Alternatives (Our Feedback After Trying Them Out)

SendX

MailChimp isn’t really meeting your needs eh? Chances are, you’re looking for something with better legal policies, pricing and support. Yep, we’ve traveled that road as well.

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So It’s Your First Day as the CMO…

DiscoverOrg

First days can be stressful. Especially if you’ve just been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. Extending far beyond traditional marketing tactics, today’s CMO shoulders vast and complex responsibilities that now span technology, analytics, revenue and—above all—measurable impact.

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Report: 98% of Marketers Now Use Data to Secure their Budget

KoMarketing Associates

As data and analytics become more readily available to marketers, new research suggests that they are using it for multiple purposes. According to the “Data Benchmark Study” from Freeman revealed that 98 percent of marketers now use data to secure their budget.

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Nine Considerations for In-Booth Exhibition Technology

Webbiquity

Guest post by Stephen Lindsay. Technology plays a huge role in contemporary exhibitions and trade shows. But what factors do you need to consider if you want to add experiential or other tech within your booth?

Fresh Content Marketing Ideas for Your B2B Buyer’s Journey

Marketing Insider Group

The content you create guides the buyer’s journey that your prospects and customers take. That’s why it’s important to tailor content to the stage of the buyer’s journey prospects and customers will be at when they come across a particular piece of content.

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.

PR Metrics: How to Prove the Real Value of PR

B2B PR Sense

PR faces a conundrum. We have loads of examples where a solid PR strategy has contributed to a brand's growth and visibility. But PR teams still struggle to prove the value of PR to their C-suite executives.

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Mission Impossible: Making Hard Choices as a First-time CMO (Part 2)

DiscoverOrg

Fear isn’t a luxury the CMO can afford. Neither is hesitation. Today’s CMO position – “ a minefield where many talented executives fail ” – requires the courage of conviction to survive. If you’re a first-time CMO, this goes double.

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How AI Will Change Marketing in 2019

Act-On

Artificial intelligence and machine-based adaptive learning represent the next great frontier for marketers. Stake your claim in this emerging landscape by putting these helpful tips to work as part of your digital marketing strategies. Demand & Lead Generation

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The Smart Company’s Guide to Increasing Employee Engagement

Marketing Insider Group

The opportunity to foster an engaged employee starts from the minute they arrive for their first day at work. Let me walk you through a scenario. Brenda arrives on time for her first day at The Company. Her immediate supervisor is not in the office yet.

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.

5 Essential Daily SEO Tasks for B2B Marketing in 2019

KoMarketing Associates

It’s no secret that having a routine can be beneficial. After all, life can get overwhelming (hello reporting week) and it can be easy to forget just what it is you need to do each day.

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The Entrepreneur Interview Series #5: Josh Fedie, SalesReach

Webbiquity

Personalized marketing, done right, is extremely powerful for B2B marketers. Personalized email messages are 26% more likely to be opened , personalized content is more likely to lead to a sale, and companies that do this well are more profitable.

Holiday Mailing Lessons for 2019

Modern Marketing

The 2019 mailing year is already well underway. For many senders, that means dealing with reputation fallout from sky-high holiday volume and re-implementing best practices on outbound campaigns that may have been improperly removed.

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How Your Small Business Can Improve SEO With Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

As a small business, your content strategy is the key to getting yourself seen. It drives traffic to your site, increases conversions, and strengthens your brand. Creating blogs that rank, and rank well, isn’t easy — but it’s not impossible.

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.

Report: 39% of Marketers are “Very Concerned” with Data Exhaust

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers turn to data and analytics to reach out to their target audiences, new research shows that they are becoming overwhelmed by the information at their fingertips – so much so that they are now worried about data exhaust. Data exhaust is a term used to describe data that companies toss out because it provides less or no value to their core business. To gauge marketers’ current attitudes toward data exhaust, Digital Element recently conducted the “Digital Data Exhaust Report.”

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5 Reasons Why Digital Marketing is a Necessary Tool for Small Business Growth

Biznology

Even just a few years ago, small business owners still primarily embraced traditional methods to market and advertise their businesses. TV and print media were the go-to forms of advertising for those who could afford it.

The Art of the Soft Sell in Content Creation and Inbound Marketing

Modern Marketing

Not everyone likes a hard sell, but sometimes it works. It’s blatant and upfront in what it wants you to do. If it catches you in the right moment and offers you the solution you need and the offer is intriguing and reasonable, you might just go for it.

How to Improve Customer Segmentation with AI

Marketing Insider Group

Accurate segmentation is one of the cornerstones of an effective marketing campaign. Segmenting or dividing your audience into groups means that you can target messages to customers with similar characteristics and needs.

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.

The Top 5 Fan Favorite Sessions From Advocamp Field Day

Influitive

Hey campers! You know what made Advocamp Field Day 2018 unique? It was the first Advocamp ever broadcast online. Broadcasting online meant we could jam-pack the event with even more web-exclusive speakers. Plus, we could run the numbers to discover which sessions our online Advocampers loved the most. Advocamp, for those who don’t know, is. The post The Top 5 Fan Favorite Sessions From Advocamp Field Day appeared first on Influitive.

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Wednesday Wisdom: The Holistic Communicator. Yes, It’s “A Thing”

Biznology

In our latest installment of our Wednesday Wisdom series featuring insights from Consultants Collective , we are pleased to share an article by John G. Clemons.

Who Decides What Best Practice Is, Anyway?

Modern Marketing

Peter Armaly is a Senior Director and Advisor for Oracle SaaS Customer Success. He is responsible for program design and execution of skills enablement for the customer success organization and in that capacity he works closely with senior executives both internally and externally.

A Complete Agile Marketing Definition

Marketing Insider Group

A good Agile marketing definition can be hard to come by. The tough part is that it’s a combination of two very easily misunderstood words: “Agile” and “marketing.” For those who haven’t spent a lot of time exploring its nuances, Agile comes to mean merely fast or hyper-productive.

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.