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Digital marketing requires millennial marketers

Biznology

I have been talking to more and more clients lately who are up in arms about these entitled millennials that are so hard to work with. Yeah, the complainers are baby boomers like me, or maybe Gen Xers. How did you know?)

Influencer Marketing: How to Measure Your Success and ROI

Onalytica B2B

Measuring the success and ROI (return on investment) of marketing in general has been notoriously difficult. The whole point of marketing is to evoke action in your target audience.

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Content marketing en MaaS: 8 reasons why your content marketing agency is your new competitive advantage

Tomorrow People

How to build meaningful competitive advantage with your content marketing agency to differentiate your offering and stand out from the crowd. Remember 2010?

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How to Do ABM at Scale with Account-Based Demand

bizible

As B2B marketers, we look for frameworks and models to help improve how we run marketing. Unfortunately, frameworks often fall short of our needs. Frameworks usually come in two flavors, they are either based purely on inbound strategies, or they are based purely on outbound strategies.

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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!

Insights Into the World of Content Marketing

B2B Lead Generation

Last week, Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs released their annual B2B Content Marketing Study that dives into the practices and habits of B2B content marketers in North America. Content marketing is a key component of any customer experience strategy and while the overwhelming majority of B2B organizations are producing content, the study shows that successful execution may still be elusive. In looking at this year’s study there are some thoughts and musings I have listed below.

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Three Marketing Automation Strategies You Need to Implement Today

Webbiquity

Guest post by Kimberly Maceda. Automation is the future of marketing. The market is still in its growth phase, and highly fragmented among more than 200 software providers. With its high potential and the impressive results it can deliver, it’s no surprise that more businesses are implementing these platforms to beef up their performance. For now, a study revealed that 49% of companies are currently using marketing automation tools , with 55% of B2B companies adopting this technology.

How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy with Brand Personality

Marketing Insider Group

What makes a brand’s content distinctive? If you take a look at some of the organizations with the most successful content marketing strategies, from startups to global businesses, the best of the best are the ones that properly reflect the unique personality of their brand. Sephora’s use of user-generated content – their Beauty Insider Community is impressive […]. The post How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy with Brand Personality appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

How Can Brands Deliver Robust Customer Experiences?

Modern Marketing

According to a study by Walker , customer experience will be the key differentiator for consumers by the year 2020. Currently, price and product are the key drivers for the decision-making process.

Blog2Social makes bloggers a marketing one-man band

Biznology

I have been using my sports blog, rnnr.us , as both a writing meditation towards health, fitness, and weight loss and also an SEO and blogging laboratory (pronounced la-bore-ah-tory ).

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.

How Marketers in 2017 do Marketing Planning [State of Pipeline Marketing Data]

bizible

For the first time, in the 2017 State of Pipeline Marketing Report , we asked marketers how they do planning. They answered questions about budget, planning metrics, confidence in hitting revenue goals and ROI. At Bizible, we’re huge advocates for planning all marketing channels to revenue.

Are You Making These 5 Critical Landing Page Mistakes?

Act-On

Find out if you’re making these 5 critical landing page mistakes and how to fix them. Forms & Landing Pages Landing Page Marketing Strategy SEO Website Visitor Tracking Act-On landing pages call to action CTA forms and landing pages landing page

4 Ways to Enhance Broadcast Email Campaigns with User-Generated Content

Modern Marketing

When used correctly, broadcast email campaigns can help you reach customers at scale. Furthermore, if segmented, they can help you reach specific subsets of potential customers with engaging content. And yet, broadcast emails often feel impersonal and poorly targeted.

7 reasons why you need a social media marketing consultant

Biznology

It’s launch day for your business. You are ready to start implementing all those techniques you discovered from those social media gurus. They make it sound so easy. They also assume you have a few hours a day to devote solely to marketing your business.

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.

Content Marketing for Startups: Let’s Get Started

Marketing Insider Group

With a fledgling startup to manage, you likely don’t have a huge pool of resources to tap into for your marketing. This includes budget, manpower and the most valuable and limited resource of all: time. But, you can start your journey towards content marketing brilliance and the business growth it can bring, with: An understanding […]. The post Content Marketing for Startups: Let’s Get Started appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

6 Underrated Elements of Successful B2B Social Media Strategies

KoMarketing Associates

There is a misconception that B2B social media strategy is easy to develop and implement. While social media sites are simple to use – submission forms with less than a handful fields, one-click voting buttons, and updates written in 140 characters or less – simplicity in success cannot be further from the truth. Ease of use also creates a low barrier to entry. Anyone with an email address can create an account.

Crafting an Exceptional Statement to Keep You on Mission

Act-On

Mission statements - why you need one, and how to create them. Brand Marketing Digital Marketing Strategies Marketing Life Act-On Mission statement brand brand awareness brand marketing mission mission statement

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Should you stop (organic) social media activity?

Biznology

Is your boss wondering why engagement is down and people don’t share your posts? Do you feel disappointed when your carefully-crafted article doesn’t get many (or any) likes?

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 Boost Word-of-Mouth and Sales for Your Ecommerce Business This Fall

Marketing Insider Group

For many ecommerce business owners, fall is the biggest and most profitable time of year. As consumers approach big holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and others, and start marking their calendars for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a great time for ecommerce businesses to start thinking about how to get the most […]. The post How to Boost Word-of-Mouth and Sales for Your Ecommerce Business This Fall appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketin

How Do Live Events and B2B Digital Marketing Work Together?

KoMarketing Associates

Translating live events into the digital realm so it can reach more people is something companies can do to make more out of the cost they are spending at live events. With hundreds of trade shows, conferences, and meet-ups happening every year, events tend to “die” once they are over. Some have argued that attending conferences and tradeshows are a waste of money in the digital age , yet thousands of attendees still go to live events every year.

Dear CEO: Find out how well your team is nurturing its B2B sales leads

ViewPoint

Standard B2B lead-generation programs produce an average 5% lead rate while advanced lead-generation programs (which include lead nurturing) produce an average 15% lead rate—three times higher. When you and your team are focused exclusively on “lead” outcomes, immediate costs are misleading and long-term costs increase dramatically. Here is why: You have heard the expression that to a hammer everything looks like a nail.

CMOs, Your Meetings Might Be Stifling Creativity & They Don’t Have To

Modern Marketing

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) lead teams of forward-thinking, creative people that find ways to make the ordinary a little more exciting. Unfortunately, I’ve witnessed more than a few CMOs forgetting their audience during critical presentations.

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.

Marketing ROI: Big Bucks or a Total Bust?

Marketing Insider Group

Connecting the Data Dots to Improve Marketing ROI Are your campaigns driving big bucks or are they a total bust? That’s probably the most important question we have to answer as marketers. To determine this, you have to connect the dots and unlock the value of the data. However, depending on the current state of […]. The post Marketing ROI: Big Bucks or a Total Bust? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Insights Into the World of Content Marketing

B2B Lead Generation

Last week Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs released their annual B2B Content Marketing Study that dives into the practices and habits of B2B content marketers in North America.Content marketing is a key component for any customer experience strategy and while the overwhelming majority of B2B organizations are producing content, the study shows that successful execution may still be elusive.In looking at this year’s study there are some thoughts and musings I have listed below.

Things to look out for while raising funds for your business

Biznology

Securing an investment from an angel fund or a VC business can be a vicious cycle. Investors love businesses that make money, and these are exactly the kind of startups that are not desperate for cash. On the other hand, some startups have great promise but little established success.

For Cross Channel Marketing Success, Don’t Sit On Data; Act On It

Modern Marketing

I know, I know you have all the data you could ever need, blah, blah blah. And I know you know that ours is a cross channel world where a whole lot of us use multiple channels as we make our way to the checkout line - be it a real checkout line or of the digital/online variety.

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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!