Sat.Apr 22, 2017 - Fri.Apr 28, 2017

The Truth about Cold Email

DiscoverOrg

What is spam? What is a cold email? And when is my email against the law? I have gathered from speaking with our sales team here at DiscoverOrg that there is a lot of confusion surrounding these questions. Many people seem to carry the misconception that any cold, or unsolicited, email is spam and that spam is illegal.

Email 235

7 Tips to Boost Your Email Nurturing Results Immediately

B2B Lead Generation

People aren’t looking for a reason to read your email nurturing messages, they’re looking for a reason to delete them. Think about it. You probably do this with your inbox too. This is important because marketers rely on email as the top lead-nurturing tactic and according to Econsultancy, it’s the best channel for ROI. However, according to a MarketingSherpa survey of email recipients, 58% of those who stop reading, disengage or unsubscribe later cite “lack of relevance” as a key factor.

Email 223
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

15 Audiences You Should Be Targeting with B2B Facebook Ads

KoMarketing Associates

While search is a fantastic way to reach users searching with intent, Facebook is also a highly effective network in reaching users who may be interested in your offerings, however, they may not know about you yet. As a social network, Facebook Ads are typically seen utilized for B2C, but don’t let that deter you from running B2B campaigns as they too, can successfully get in on the action.

Target 217

Marketing Automation Rocks But Let’s Not Forget the Human Elements

Oracle

Marketing automation has been a game changer in terms of the time, money, and human error savings. It’s allowed us to learn more, do more, react faster, and target more effectively. Adding a machine element to just about anything over the past few centuries, harkening back to the Industrial Revolution, has proven to be an improvement across all industries.

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.

5 Key Website Tools to Improve Your Lead Generation

Tomorrow People

How to get those quality leads and prospects flowing in. Lead Generation

More Trending

6 Rules for Successful Event Promotion on Twitter

Marketing Insider Group

Successful event promoting isn’t just about informing – it’s about engaging. Get people excited, curious, and feeling like they can’t miss out on your event. Or, they’ll definitely be out of the industry loop. Then, the real gold at the end of the rainbow. Keep the buzz going afterwards as attendees discuss what they learned […]. The post 6 Rules for Successful Event Promotion on Twitter appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media

Rules 160

Email Marketing and the Reality About ISP Mediation

Oracle

Many years ago, part of being a true email deliverability expert was less about what you know and much more about who you know. If you had clients experiencing issues like blocking, bulking, etc. the biggest weapon in your arsenal was the ability to reach out to a contact at an ISP, and have that issue corrected. This type of practice made sense considering that in the past, most blocks were manually put in place and therefore needed to be manually removed. Oh, how things have changed!

Email 175

Land & EXPAND: How to Accurately Measure Customer Marketing in an ABM World

bizible

When B2B marketers think of account-based marketing, what first comes to mind is identifying target accounts and personalizing campaigns to engage key personas within those accounts. While these are important, this is all just part of the “land” phase: closing new customers. What often goes overlooked is the importance of the “expand” phase—doing marketing to existing customers to make sure that more people on the customer side are actively using and getting value from your product or service.

10 Steps To Energize Your Blog With Advocate-Generated Content

Influitive

Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, wanted to change the way students perceived their brand. The company offers technology, materials and services to help students reach their highest potential… but many college students just saw Pearson as a textbook vendor. “We We needed to build brand affinity,” says Lindsey Erlick, Senior Manager, Student Advocacy & Marketing.

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!

It’s Time For Marketing That Matters

Marketing Insider Group

We live in a time of tremendous innovation, massive disruption, and constant change. Our customers are rewriting the rules on how they engage with brands, media, content, and each other. As marketers, we need to rethink the way we reach our target audience. It’s time for marketing that really matters. But often our companies, executives, […]. The post It’s Time For Marketing That Matters appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Rules 159

The Rise of the APAC Modern CMO

Oracle

I’m always asked by marketers and CMOs across APAC “what is the key for a successful marketing strategy?” ” My response: Put your customer first and create a seamless journey. The aim is to convert them into brand advocates. With the number of new digital channels available, the CMO of Tomorrow has the kind of granular behavioral data that earlier generations of marketers only dreamt about. The CMO of Tomorrow (or even Today) clearly has it better than their predecessors.

CMO 164

Marketing Automation for the New Buyer’s Journey

Act-On

Just a few short years ago, the average B2B buyer still responded well to the classic marketing and sales tag-team approach, with marketing providing high-quantity product exposure and sales moving in to close the deal. This had been the model for decades, and everyone (buyers and sellers alike) was trained to it. And then the buyer broke the mold. The evolution of the Internet drastically changed the way prospective buyers fulfill their needs and wants.

Single customer view creating double vision for CMO’s

Tomorrow People

Marketing automation can help you get a deeper understanding of your customers, so you can communicate with them more effectively. Marketing Automation

View 142

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.

3 Questions To Help You To Stop Wasting Your B2B Content Marketing Budget

Marketing Insider Group

It’s no use throwing good money after bad content. These three questions will help you refocus your B2B content marketing strategy on quality, not quantity. The post 3 Questions To Help You To Stop Wasting Your B2B Content Marketing Budget appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Budget 143

All about earned media micro-influencer marketing and more on the Through the Noise podcast

Biznology

I was recently invited to be a second-time guest on the Through the Noise podcast. This time, I was relaxed and open and playful and in more of a silly mood than a self-promotional shilly mood. So, we spent the entire time just talking story, just chatting about whatever was on top of mind, including a funny story about the cult of Nina Martin, the Patron Saint of my agency, Gerris Corp.

The epidemic in B2B sales prospecting

Avitage

Many B2B selling organizations hit a wall in their new customer acquisition and revenue growth rates. This is the result of a critical underlying cause they unaware of, and do not fully appreciate even when they become aware. Sales pipeline quality, volume and conversion rates are both symptom and impact of this condition. This condition is especially evident in companies that are engaged in a complex or solution sale. Sometimes this is called a system or platform sale.

7 B2B Marketing Principles For CMOs and Directors

bizible

Time and resources are always lacking for big initiatives. Yet, this is common reality for B2B marketing leaders. What’s not lacking is data. But marketing organizations struggle with understanding how to use that data to make decisions. In this post we cover 7 ways marketing leaders can make better use of the teams and resources around them to grow the business.

B2B 139

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.

How to Check The Quality of Backlinks

Marketing Insider Group

Search engines around the clock are watching the manipulation at the websites and sometimes hit with the penalty even the fairest sites. If this is happening, even Google webmasters can’t give the exact answer why. And if being absolutely fair, there’s always something at your site with that you can find fault. Common problems are […]. The post How to Check The Quality of Backlinks appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

96% of Marketers Agree Personalization Improves Customer Relationships

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers believe in the benefits of personalization, but research indicates that they are not confident in their ability to deliver unique customer experiences. The “2017 Trends in Personalization” report from Evergage recently showed that 96 percent of marketers agree that personalization can help advance customer relationships. About 88 percent of respondents also assume that their customers have come to expect a personalized experience.

The case for customer reactivation

Biznology

As marketing advances, most professionals are well aware by now of the importance of retention and reactivation in optimizing the value of the customer base. The facts are clear: we know that it costs far less to reactivate a dormant customer than to acquire an entirely new one; we know that recent activity is a powerful indicator of customer lifetime value; and we know that investments in retention marketing deliver the highest ROI of any strategy.

Case 128

Overcoming the Challenge of Marketing to Busy Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Engineers from different fields probably make up a large part of your target audience if you are a manufacturer, distributor or an engineering company. As an industrial marketer, you know it is a challenge marketing to engineers. While engineers do use social media, they tend to be passive participants making it hard to engage with […] The post Overcoming the Challenge of Marketing to Busy Engineers by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

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.

B2B Marketers – Your Lead Generation Targeting Strategy is Missing Key Influencers

Marketing Insider Group

As a B2B marketer, one of the primary goals for your department is to run lead generation initiatives to fill your pipeline with revenue driving opportunities. Most marketing campaigns offer the ability to target specific personas by search behavior, geographic region, professional attributes such as job level, etc… From there, your organization’s CRM is predictably […].

3 Paid Media Tactics Designed To Aid B2B Account Based Marketing Efforts

KoMarketing Associates

Search engine advertising – or PPC – is not typically associated with account-based marketing. Generally in PPC, we target high value keywords to inform and acquire new customers based on need, specific pain points, or keywords associated with products or services. However, marketing platforms and tactics continually evolve to provide new ways to nurture customers. As B2B marketers, we face a myriad of challenges unique to this space: More specific buyer personas.

Why I told a client to quit blogging: finding your “One Thing”

Biznology

Here’s a question: what’s the ONE content marketing tactic that drives the majority of your revenue? Is it blogging? Webinars? Teaching small classes? Or is your answer, “Hmm, I’m not quite sure, but does it really matter? After all, shouldn’t all my content efforts help?” ” Well yes and no. Because without knowing the answer, you’re putting your campaign at risk. Here’s why: What’s the ONE Thing, anyway?

Observations from the 2017 Marketo Summit

The Point

This week was my eighth consecutive Marketo Summit, all of them as a sponsor/exhibitor. The event has transformed since 2009, when the customer party fit (literally) onto a suburban restaurant patio. For a more detailed recounting of those early events, read this great article on LinkedIn by Sandra Freeman.). This year, more than 6,500 marketers, practitioners, and partners crowded into Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco for Marketing Nation Summit 2017.

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.