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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.

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?)

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 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.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

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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

11 B2B Content Marketing Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Strategy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Sarah Saker. When implementing a content marketing strategy for your brand, a primary objective is engage prospective customers. However, with B2B content marketing, rather than creating content that will be consumer-facing, your business is creating content for other businesses and the professionals who run them. You must use your B2B content marketing to build up your brand as a leader and as an expert resource in its field.

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

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 ).

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

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

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.

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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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.

How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

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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B2B Marketing Tactics & Goals: How to Focus on Fundamentals

Marketri

We hear it every weekend during football season: “The losing team did not execute the fundamentals.” But oddly, we don’t hear it all the time in marketing. Strategic Marketing Plans B2B Strategy Strategic Marketing Consulting B2B Marketing Best Practices

Infographic: The Science of Brand Voice

Contently

Whenever I talk to brand marketers, I always make sure to ask them one question: How is your content different than what your competitors create? It’s a simple ask, but I’ve noticed that people have trouble answering it. And a lot of them sound the same.

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?

Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

As you likely know, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25. Surveys show that most US-based B2B marketers are still woefully unprepared, even though the regulation affects not only any company actively doing business in Europe, but anyone even communicating with European contacts in his/her marketing database. The penalties for non-compliance with GDPR can be severe – in the millions of dollars. Fortunately, there are a few basic steps that B2B marketers can and should make that will get them closer to full compliance.

Weekend Reading: “The New Way to Market for Manufacturing” by Bruce McDuffee

Marketing Insider Group

For the 143rd episode of The Marketing Book Podcast (and Manufacturing Day), I interviewed Bruce McDuffee, author of The New Way to Market for Manufacturing: Innovation That Grows Your Business. When it comes to marketing and sales, the biggest problem manufacturers have is their product. The product itself is not a problem. The problem is […]. The post Weekend Reading: “The New Way to Market for Manufacturing” by Bruce McDuffee appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

The 2017 State of Pipeline Marketing Report [Infographic]

bizible

How are B2B Marketers driving revenue? That’s the ultimate question we answered in the 3rd annual State of Pipeline Marketing Report , through a variety of questions surrounding Marketing in 2017.

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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 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.

Why Consumers Want Brands to Take a Stand on Social Issues

Contently

Rob Holzer remembers the first time he came to Cannes six years ago after starting Matter Unlimited, an agency focusing on ad campaigns that drive positive social change. “People would sort of just tilt their head nicely and be like, “Oh. That’s nice,” Holzer recalls.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Why Net Promoter Score Is the Best Metric for Long-term Growth

Marketing Insider Group

It’s easy to get caught up in website traffic numbers, conversion rates, and that essential ROI of your marketing campaigns. These metrics are useful for demonstrating where you are now and the quality and effectiveness of the strategies you used to get to this point. But, they can’t show you everything. What they’re failing to illuminate […]. The post Why Net Promoter Score Is the Best Metric for Long-term Growth appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

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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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What Is a Content Audit and Why Do You Need One?

Contently

Few activities in B2B marketing yield immediate results. Long sales cycles mean it can take months, if not years, for your work to positively affect business. Luckily, there is one exercise proven to help you out right away: a content audit. What is a content audit, exactly?

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

B2B Marketing Trends and What They Really Mean

Marketing Insider Group

2017 is flying by. It’s time to review the key B2B marketing trends that have popped up so that you can evaluate the success of your B2B strategy. Remember, it’s all about context. It’s nearly useless to know about the trends if you’re not fully aware of what they mean for you and your company. […]. The post B2B Marketing Trends and What They Really Mean appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Actionable Tips for Engaging Websites that Convert More Traffic

Act-On

Orbit Media’s Andy Crestodina joins the Rethink Podcast to share actionable tips for engaging websites that convert more traffic.

Why Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Will be Important for Your Business

Kaon

Image credit: Sylvain Sonnet | Getty Images. By Gavin Finn | originally published on Entrepreneur.com , September 12, 2017. Got a product your customer wants to try out (virtually) first? This technology makes that possible.

Multi-Channel Publishing From Within Engage

ScribbleLive

Can you repeat that? Engaging with your audience should be fun. But as any Social Media or Community Engagement Manager knows, it can sometimes be stressful, hectic and unpredictable.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.