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10 Social Media Tools That Will Wow Your Followers and Make Them Click

Marketing Insider Group

Are you looking for some tools that can take your social media engagement and conversions to the next level? Look no further. Here are our top 10 recommendations for social media tools that will wow your followers and get them to click on your opt-ins. PromoRepublicPromoRepublic recently was rated first place in Product Hunt’s […]. The post 10 Social Media Tools That Will Wow Your Followers and Make Them Click appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media

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10 New Training Ideas for Your SEO Team

KoMarketing Associates

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, which means you are without a doubt being bombarded with “Thankful” posts. And that’s ok. We should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for. I personally am thankful for so many things that I could write a novel. But we don’t have time for that and you don’t want to read that.

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5 Important B2B Content Strategy Lessons That Will Shape How You Use Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Every company needs a solid B2B content strategy, including for social media. Why do we say that? Think of the millions of posts that are written and published every day around the world. This is the age of what social media marketing expert Mark Schaefer refers to as content shock -- where there is so much content that it overwhelms readers. How can you stand out in this veritable sea of content that has flooded the internet? Is it even possible? Yes it is.

47 Things To Make You a Better Marketer Over the Holidays

Oracle

This time of year means many things to many people, of course. From conjuring up childhood memories to making to new memories with family and friends and so on. It's a time to slow down and enjoy the festive festivities, if you will. But who's to say the holidays can't be a learning time for we marketers? Not us.

75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You Enabling the Right People?

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Long-form Storytelling & Thought Leadership: A Content Marketing Success

RockContent

Long-form storytelling is having a moment right now. Brands and media alike are using narrative arcs to capture and engage audiences for extended amounts of time. I’ve written about long-form storytelling recently – from both brands and media – all to lead up to a bigger piece of content that I’m very excited to share with you. Long-form content (1,200+ words) becomes a story when it follows a narrative arc – meaning it has a premise and a plot (a beginning, middle and end).

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The B2B Value Sale is Actually Three Distinct Sales

Avitage

Companies trying to execute a B2B solution or value sale must overcome selling problems that start at the prospecting stage and persist to the end. Symptoms include too few quality additions to the sales pipeline, protracted and lengthening sales cycles, and low win rates. A significant cause is sellers haven’t realigned messages, sales conversations, and sales process to the way buyers buy.

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3 Irrefutable Data Driven Marketing Facts

Oracle

Anytime anyone uses the word "irrefutable" you know they mean business. The definition alone tells you just how serious whatever context they're using the word in is - as it were: impossible to deny or disprove. Even the definition has a serious word in it: impossible. So when I write these are 3 irrefutable data driven marketing points I am going to make, you know I mean business. It Starts With Culture. Let's just cut right to the chase.

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Which Comes First: Lead Nurturing or Inside Sales?

The Point

For a long time, “ lead nurturing ” was thought of as something you did with the leads that sales didn’t want. The theory was: leads come in, the sales team gets the hot ones, and the rest go to lead nurturing. Today, of course, a comprehensive lead nurturing strategy is much more than that. Yes, effective lead nurturing can educate, cultivate, and maintain brand awareness over time with a group of prospects that aren’t quite ready to talk with a rep.

From Awareness to Advocacy: Interactive Content for the Entire Customer Lifecycle

Marketing Insider Group

Ask 10 different marketers what the customer lifecycle looks like and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. Each business is unique and each target customer segment is unique. No matter how you try to boil the customer journey down into one of the dozens of models, only knowing your customers will get you the right […]. The post From Awareness to Advocacy: Interactive Content for the Entire Customer Lifecycle appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Why Conversion Is More Important Than Traffic for Generating Sales

bizible

More conversions almost always lead to more sales, while more traffic doesn’t necessarily increase sales. That is why conversion is more important than traffic if you want to increase revenue. Profitworks provides SEO and conversion optimization services and they see time and time again with their clients that increases in conversion lead to an immediate increase in sales. This is just one of three key reasons why conversion is more important than traffic.

Be Thankful for Account-based Marketing this Holiday Season

Oracle

Account-based marketing, or ABM, is what seemingly every B2B marketer has been talking about in 2016. And if you believe the experts and the surveys, it is something that marketers should be thankful for. Talk is cheap, but real results are something that your should proudly shout your thanks to the hills. More Than 70% See Real Results from ABM Peter Isaacson, CMO of Demandbase , described it as "the cornerstone of most B2B marketing plans.

8 Tips for B2B Christmas Marketing

Onalytica B2B

I know what you’re probably thinking: “Christmas? It’s not even December yet!”- but what use would these tips be if I were to share them on Christmas eve? Besides, November is disappearing before our very eyes, which means before we know it, Christmas and all of the excessive calories and sherry that come with it will soon be upon us.

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An Introductory Guide to Google’s Search Console

Act-On

Do you have a direct line to Google? You know, that “ red telephone ” you pick up that helps you cut to the front of the line for anything Google related? OK, so maybe that doesn’t exist, but it would be great, wouldn’t it? The next best thing may be the Google Search Console. If the name “Webmaster Tools” rings a bell, then you probably have an idea what Search Console is. Let’s examine it a bit further. What is Google’s Search Console?

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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!

Content Syndication Blunders that Will Hurt Your Brand

Marketing Insider Group

Augmenting your original content through syndication, aggregation, and curation are crucial strategies marketers use to increase their target audience reach, as well as boost demand generation. While these terms are so closely related that they’re often interchanged, it’s important to note that each one is quite distinct. Content syndication is the process of promoting your […]. The post Content Syndication Blunders that Will Hurt Your Brand appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

CMOs Need To Get Disruptive and Defensive

Oracle

For years we've heard about the need to be disruptive; the need to be different but with a purpose. In other words not disruptive for the sake of disruption but have an actual plan behind said disruption, as it were. Based on research from Accenture the type of disruption at play is disruptive growth.

6 Tips for Collaboration When Producing and Sharing Great Content

NuSpark

Is your content marketing strategy plagued with glitches and slowdowns? Is there mutiny in the ranks that threatens to derail it altogether? Sometimes you have to re-think how your team works together to produce and distribute your content. This includes not just planning and production, but the way the entire process flows. Getting rid of communication bottlenecks and establishing a clearer workflow can increase the effectiveness (and shelf life) of your marketing pieces.

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Menu-Planning Your Marketing Mix

Act-On

Thanksgiving in America is about giving thanks – for family, friends, jobs … all our blessings. And eating. Thanksgiving is about lots and lots of eating. Any host, and most guests, will know that a big part of Thanksgiving planning is creating the menu of what will be served at each stage – from savory appetizers to sweet endings. A savvy planner thoughtfully considers phases and balance. The right menu is part savory, part sweet; part light, part heavy; part dainty, part decadent.

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.

CMOs Are Behind On Disruptive Growth, And It’s Going To Cost Their Job [Research]

Marketing Insider Group

Nearly 40% of CEOs say the CMO will be the first to go if business growth targets are not met, according to Accenture Strategy’s latest research ‘The C-level Disruptive Growth Opportunity,’ which surveyed over 500 CEOs and nearly 900 CMOs from organizations around the world. In spite of the fact that CEOs hold other C-level […]. The post CMOs Are Behind On Disruptive Growth, And It’s Going To Cost Their Job [Research] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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The Chief Marketing Personaliser: 5 Ways Technology Can Drive Your Marketing Strategy

Tomorrow People

How the CMO can drive innovation and deliver personalised customer experiences with the help of forward-thinking marketing technology.

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Using Data to Bring Different Departments Together

Hive9

Enterprise organizations have had a big problem for years: their many departments exist in silos. Oftentimes, there are silos within individual departments themselves. When you’re dealing with a large number of people required to run an enterprise company, keeping everyone connected and communicating can be difficult. Data silos Hive9

7 Promotion Tactics to Get Your Content Seen

Act-On

There’s a terrible truth about content: Most of it will never be seen. With two million blog posts published every day and over 200,000 photos shared on Facebook every minute (not to mention tweets, videos, books, and everything else), there’s no way our audiences can keep up. And they don’t: Witness the single-digit average organic reach for Facebook posts. Or how the average click-through rate for emails is barely 2%. It’s a downer, to be sure. But it’s not the rule for everyone.

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

The Weird & Wonderful Odyssey Behind the Writing of an Ambitious Book

Marketing Insider Group

Note: I’m making the ENTIRE conversation I had with Jonathan available to newsletter subscribers 1 week from now. Subscribe at unthinkable.fm before October 30, 2016. TODAY: Jonathan Fields has written several books, hosts a top podcast, and speaks all over the world. By most measures, he’s “made it.” But his latest book, How to Live a […]. The post The Weird & Wonderful Odyssey Behind the Writing of an Ambitious Book appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How to reach your customers at work or at home

Biznology

Have you ever wished you knew more about the consumer side of your business customers? I have just learned about a new service from the San Antonio-based database marketing company Stirista that offers a way to link an individual’s consumer record with the business record.

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Why Publishers Are a Huge Threat to Ad Agencies

Contently

Back in the days of Mad Men , agencies were bulletproof institutions. Nobody had to question how things worked. Account managers dealt with clients, creatives created, and everybody smoked. But once the digital revolution hit a few decades ago, the traditional agency model splintered into an array of concentrated niches. In this age of specialization, you can find agencies that focus solely on placements or digital or email marketing.

Are One-Off Requests from Sales Impacting Your Content Marketing Strategy?

RockContent

Content marketing plays an integral role in an organization’s overall strategy and success. As a result, content marketing is heavily relied on by many different departments for a multitude of requests and projects – but especially by the sales team. Content marketers, how many times have you fielded these questions from the sales team? Can we get a case study on XYZ company? 
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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.