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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?) I try to help them think through what their options are (like any good consultant) but at a certain point, I have to talk to them a bit more forcefully.

How Can Brands Deliver Robust Customer Experiences?

Oracle

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. The speed of change is rapid and companies will learn to adapt quickly or fail based on the inability to effectively compete. Long gone are the days of profiting despite touchpoints being misaligned with the core essence of the brand.

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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.

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? Cast your mind back to those hazy days, when Greece was bailed out, the Arab Spring erupted, and Wikileaks released over 300,000 classified documents onto the internet. In the world of content marketing , as in current affairs, big changes were afoot.

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Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

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. But most companies use both inbound and outbound. It simply is not realistic to expect an organization to use just one strategy. Both strategies have its merits.

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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.

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. The very reason influencer marketing is so successful, is that we’re all naturally accustomed to being a brand sceptic; word-of-mouth remains the most successful form of marketing.

10 Advocate Marketing Success Stories Every B2B Brand Can Learn From

Influitive

Every year, we honor 10 customer-centric B2B marketers with the Best Advocate Marketing Awards (also known as the BAMMIES). These awards are given to those marketers who are harnessing the power of their advocates through engaging, creative and effective marketing campaigns to fuel growth and change the way their company does business. Below, we’re featuring.

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

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!

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

Oracle

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. As they unleash “death by PowerPoint”, everyone’s eyes start to glaze over. And, before you know it, the enthusiasm is sucked out of the room.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Oracle

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. But for kicks and giggles let's look at how top performing brands handle use data.

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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.

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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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 ).

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by 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.

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.

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. Marketers who track, report and plan to revenue, can level up and join the rest of the organization by talking business in terms of dollars instead of leads.

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

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. Wouldn’t you rather be building your business in alignment with your vision than using social media to market it? Then you’re in the right place. You may need a social media marketing consultant to help you, but there are some workarounds.

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.

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

Report: Despite Challenges, Marketers See Benefits from Attribution

KoMarketing Associates

Customers are engaging with marketers through a number of different channels, and new research suggests that marketers are struggling with attribution. The “State of Marketing Attribution 2017” from Adroll recently discovered that the majority of marketers (35 percent) believe that defining the online customer journey is the greatest barrier to marketing attribution. This is followed by a lack of prioritization in analytics (32 percent) and the complexity of data (32 percent).

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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

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? Here’s the deal: your inability to crack the social media code and get more likes, retweets, and shares may not be you. Instead, Avinash Kaushik , a well-known analytics guru and Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google , says it’s time to “ stop organic social media altogether.”

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.