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Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

The Point

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development.

How to Accurately Track Your Website Leads

Webbiquity

Guest post by Matt Cannon. Have you ever wondered whether your PPC or SEO campaign is worth the investment? Are you ever frustrated because no matter how much you test and tweak your campaigns, nothing seems to improve?

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How to Use the Power of Storytelling in B2B Ads

Act-On

Create greater impact in your B2B advertising with powerful storytelling strategies. B2B Marketing Content Marketing b2b ads b2b advertising b2b content marketing b2b storytelling storytelling content

Online Reputation Management Services: What You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Online reputation management services have become less of a “nice-to-have”, and more of a necessity. As our lives becomes more enwrapped in the internet and social media, businesses need more than an online presence -- they need a top-shelf online reputation.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

What’s your story? It’s your most important sales weapon.

The Forward Observer

With a compelling sales story you can quickly break through, differentiate your company, build trust and preference, and justify a premium price. In Mike Weinberg’s bestselling book New Sales. Simplified.

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Optimize Your Keyword Research and Rankings with SEMRush

Act-On

Learn how to use the popular SEO tool SEMRush to perform valuable keyword research. AdWords SEO keyword strategy keywords Search engine marketing search engine optimization Search Engine traffic SEM

5 Hacks To Get More Leads

Marketing Insider Group

The burning question on every marketing client’s lips. How to get more leads for my business? What can marketers do to invite more people into a brand experience? There are plenty of practical methods for generating quality leads. Blogging. Sharing and caring on social media. Strategic landing pages. Event marketing. Email. Most marketers are using […]. The post 5 Hacks To Get More Leads appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How Marketing Can Move The Dial On Down-Funnel Metrics

bizible

Conventional B2B marketing is all about lead generation—filling the top of the funnel and allowing the numbers game to play out. On average, 1% of leads eventually become customers (according to Forrester), so the math, simply, looks like this: 1,000 leads → 10 customers; 2,000 leads → 20 customers.

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Read this article before you start a social media program

Biznology

Are you a B2B business exec whose instincts are saying you should be doing something with social media, but you’re not sure what? You’re not 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.

5 Key Elements of a Winning Employee Advocacy Program

Act-On

Don’t just focus on what content to publish, focus on who delivers your content – it should start with employee advocacy. Advocacy & Loyalty Corporate employee advocacy employee advocacy program

Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Demand Generation and More – What’s the Difference?

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s just admit it. Modern marketing has evolved so quickly over the past few years that we haven’t done the best job creating the constructive terminology to define what we’re doing. Our innovation first, figure-out-how-to-explain-what-we’re-doing-for-the-benefit-of-others second approach has caught up with the digital marketing world – or should I say demand generation? Content marketing? Inbound? […].

A 5-Point Checklist for Writing SEO Content

KoMarketing Associates

Effective content marketing in today’s digital space should appease your audience as well as search engines. Of course, the audience should always come first. However, creating content that’s well-optimized for SEO will keep it in front of more eyes for a longer period of time. All of this is easier said than done. So, where do you begin? In this post, we will cover the following the following five points for writing SEO content that sticks : Identify a Keyphrase Target or Theme.

The Big and Small ‘T’ In Digital Marketing Transformation

Modern Marketing

Much is said and written about digital marketing transformation by marketers, technologists, analysts and organizations of varying shapes and sizes.

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

SEO for site acquisitions

Biznology

Considering an acquisition? What’s your strategy with the acquired domain? How are you going to handle the SEO problem? No idea? Read on for some tips! The biggest thing to remember is that you don’t want to lose any search equity that has been built over the years.

Empathetic Marketing: How To Connect With Your Customers

Marketing Insider Group

Have you made empathetic marketing part of your strategy in 2017? If not, you should. Let me explain. I interviewed Michael Brenner (@BrennerMichael) the CEO of MarketingInsiderGroup.com. Michael has received recognition across the Internet for his knowledge and role in shaping content marketing as we know it today. He’s a sought-after keynote speaker and co-author of The Content […].

Version Control: Don’t let your versioning get out of control

Act-On

To avoid version control nightmares, establish a process to track which file is the latest working version and avoid over-writing or losing edits. Content Marketing Marketing Life Marketing Strategy content Creation content marketing content versions version control

CMOs - A High Level View

Modern Marketing

The role of Chief Marketing Officer, CMO to me and you — has undergone a massive amount of change over the past few years. To be successful today's CMOs need to be more than just marketers. A lot more.

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

How to build your social selling system with LinkedIn and Twitter

Biznology

It’s no longer enough to do social media marketing and hope that your company’s inbound marketing strategy generates leads, which turn into qualified prospects and eventual buyers.

The True Power of Contextual Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

In marketing, the primary goal is to send the right message to the right people at the right time using the right channel. This is what “marketing context” is all about. According to the Harvard Business Review, the four Ps of traditional marketing (price, placement, promotion, and product) needs to be shaken up and. The post The True Power of Contextual Marketing appeared first on PureB2B. The post The True Power of Contextual Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Google Fact Check Feature: What It Means for Your Online Efforts

Act-On

Learn the steps Google is taking to combat fake news with the Google Fact Check Feature and what it means for your online efforts. Digital Marketing SEO fake news Google google fact check

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3 Ways Marketing Ops Can Improve Your Planning Process

Modern Marketing

“I can’t wait for planning season to start!” ” said no marketer ever. Let’s be real, for marketers, planning season can be a grind. It often involves long meetings, bloated documents, and endless debates to (try and) scramble together a plan for the year.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Why It’s Time to Rebuild Traditional Marketing Teams

Contently

I’m not usually one for quotations, but there’s a saying attributed to Albert Einstein that I’ve always appreciated: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.

The State of Social Media Influencer Marketing in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

As an entrepreneur, you must have thought a lot about your marketing campaign and considered how to make it both effective and affordable. Or if you are about to venture into the world of entrepreneurship, it’s good to think about how you want your products to be represented to your potential customers. You must have […]. The post The State of Social Media Influencer Marketing in 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media influencer marketing influencers marketing

Launching An Advocacy Program Part 8: Finding Inspiration

Influitive

This is the eighth post in a series about launching a customer advocacy program. The latest post in the series described how to determine which facet of your program to focus on: reach or relationship. Because advocacy managers are so focused on day-day activities, we are prone to tunnel-vision. Sure, we set aside time to.

When It Comes To Customer Experience, More Is More

Modern Marketing

Customer experience is the perception the customer has of your brand. However that perception is shaped by many things other than the simple purchase transaction. Imagine a bakery. A customer experience is not purely shaped by the transaction of a customer buying a muffin.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!