Sat.Mar 25, 2017 - Fri.Mar 31, 2017

5 Painful Truths Damaging Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Facing the truth isn’t easy. But you have to do when it comes to your content marketing strategy. If not, you risk slowing down your website traffic, losing the interest of your leads, and possibly earning less sales for your business. It’s time to own your reality and do something about it.

How to Form a Digital Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Aaron McCann. In 2017, it’s essential for all businesses to have a solid digital marketing strategy to reach out and engage with customers.

How Creative Are You? Take the Test.

Type A Communications

March 28, 2017 by Carla Johnson A Harvard grad, Dr. Donald W. MacKinnon was a psychology professor at the University of California at Berkeley who researched creativity. In 1949 he. read more.

12 Ways to Boost Your Website’s Lead Generation Performance

Act-On

If you’re in digital marketing, there’s probably one metric you’re more focused on than anything else: leads. Your goal might be to get more leads, or maybe better leads, or leads that convert faster, or leads that give a higher value. But any way you cut it, it’s still all about lead generation. The question is, how do you get those leads? There’s no shortage of lead generation tactics.

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.

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Adapting an ABM Approach for Account-Based EVERYTHING

DiscoverOrg

This post is an original piece from guest author, Brandon Redlinger, and first published on DiscoverOrg’s blog on 3/27/2017. Brandon is the Director of Growth at Engagio, the Account-Based Everything platform that orchestrates human connections.

Spring Has Sprung: 5 Content Creation Strategies to Grow Your Small Business [This Season]

Marketing Insider Group

Spring is a time for new beginnings – and what better place to start than with your marketing plan? Today we’re talking small business and setting forth the strategies that will help you market smarter, not harder in the saturated world of content.

Hearts or Minds, Which Do You Want?

Type A Communications

March 30, 2017 by Carla Johnson Elliot was a good husband and father. Then he began to complain of headaches and seemed to lose his concentration and sense of responsibility. read more. Creativity Customer Experience Marketing Storytelling Antonio Damasio Carla Johnson Empathy Type A Communications

Low Email Conversion? See How Influitive Increased Click-Through Rates by 800% with Video

Vidyard

Breaking through all the marketing noise is hard enough on its own, but when your audience is other marketers, you have your work cut out for you. How do you engage people who spend every hour of their workday thinking through the same problem?

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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.

Do CMOs Really Spend More on MarTech Than CIOs? A New Study Says No.

Customer Experience Matrix

Like many people in the marketing technology industry, I was tickled in 2011 when Gartner predicted that CMOs would soon have bigger tech budgets than CIOs , and even more tickled when Gartner said in 2016 that it had happened.

3 Steps Before Purchasing a Marketing Tool

Marketing Insider Group

Whether it’s content production, distribution, measurement, some form of strategic guidance, or a combination of it all, it seems that there is always a new marketing tool that promises to solve your current and ongoing marketing challenges.

A Practical New Resource for SMBs: B2BMarketing.Technology Launches

Webbiquity

B2B marketing professionals are faced with an expanding universe of tools to help them produce, distribute, and measure the results of content marketing (among many other tasks) more effectively.

Market Your Own Marketing: Effective Ways to Share Your Work

Act-On

As marketers, our job is outward-facing. We’re constantly thinking about our customers and how we can reach them with our product and message. But we may be forgetting the other side of the coin: to communicate with our internal team. To market our own work and ourselves. Today I want to talk about building your ta-da moments. Tooting your own horn. Why share your work with your team? First, why bother?

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

Social media strategy leaders: Sarah Nilson

Biznology

Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. These professionals are pioneers, laying the groundwork for future marketers. I’ve spoken with leaders in many industries but this is my first in pharmaceuticals!

What’s Your Marketing Priority in 2017? Data, Social, or SEO?

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing is one of those industries where we are all constantly trying to do more, learn more, and come up with the buzz-building strategies that have never been done before. Like it or not, it’s just our nature not to settle or get too comfortable.

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Explain the Complex Simply – Wise Words from Todd Hartley

Vidyard

Back in 2003, online video was in its infancy. YouTube hadn’t been launched yet, and Netflix was still in the business of mailing out DVDs. But for Todd Hartley, founder and CEO of video marketing firm WireBuzz, the writing was already on the wall. Back then, Hartley was leading digital marketing for seven of the largest nationally-syndicated talk shows in Hollywood, and his job was to report what was most successful every week.

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What Can You Do with Marketing Automation: Surprise! Its more than you think.

Act-On

Almost every marketer knows that marketing automation (MA) has been a boon for demand generation. But, while driving potential customers’ awareness and interest in a company’s products or services is certainly one essential function of MA, the story hardly ends there. Because marketing automation can do so much more. It also slices! It dices! It makes julienned fries! Well, proverbially, that is.

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.

How to build a killer content team

Biznology

Do you want to crank up your content success to a Spinal Tap 11? A 2016 Curata study found that 75% of companies are increasing their investment in content marketing, and 43% are increasing staff levels. Building a killer content team isn’t a “nice to have” skill set.

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5 Bulletproof Tips and Tricks for Sales and Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Every time when you finally go into buying something, you want to end it up not with the value-priced product, you want to go with something wish-list product with all whistles and bells. Each marketer asks himself how to better work with sales and marketing.

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Agility in Marketing Planning

Hive9

Think back on particular plans you’ve made in your life – both in business and in your personal life. How often do they play out exactly as you intended? Marketing Planning Hive9 B2B

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Two Must-Haves that Predict Success for Your Marketing Automation Investment

Act-On

Search “must-haves for marketing automation” on the web, and you’ll receive a laundry list of answers. Email distribution. Lead management and scoring. Multi-channel integration. Automated alerts. Content marketing and management. Social media management. Analytics. Integration with CRM software … The list goes on and on. But those are specific marketing automation features.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

Simple steps to website marketing success

Biznology

Whether your website is a main channel for prospect acquisition and conversion or serves as a secondary sales tool, it’s vital that it’s conceived and organized to maximize its marketing effectiveness. Here are a few marks your site should absolutely be hitting. Keep navigation simple.

How to Market E-Commerce in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

We’re three months into the New Year and do you know where your ecommerce marketing stands? Do you have a measurable strategy that is working for your brand? What do the stats and analytics tell you?

5 Reasons Your Sales Reps Aren’t Getting Enough Qualified Leads

The Point

Earlier this year, I talked to a CMO at a B2B tech company whose sales counterpart was lobbying strongly for the company to adopt Account-Based Marketing (ABM) as part of their demand generation strategy. The reason?

5 Powerful Lessons Content Marketers Can Learn from Journalism

Act-On

Are you planning to create more content this year? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, 66 percent of B2B marketers plan to produce more content in the coming months. They too understand that creating valuable content for their target audience is a surefire way to beef up results and revenue. Content marketing costs 62 percent less than traditional marketing and generates about three times as many leads. A larger amount of content, however, also means something else … more noise.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

Emotional branding vs. quantitative measurement. Or how fear, happiness, sadness, anger, anticipation and surprise beat “Buy Now” every time

Biznology

Working on a CM project recently, I had the privilege of collaborating with one of the industry’s thought leaders.

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Why Your Business Needs Outbound Lead Generation

Marketing Insider Group

Brands are becoming increasingly dependent on the internet. Consumers have changed the way they shop for the things they need and want, and savvy businesses have taken notice. Customers are now in control of the information they receive and the channels through which they get their information.

Efficiency and Effectiveness: The Perfect Marketing Mix

Reachforce

People often look at marketing efficiency and effectiveness as two sides of the same coin with little or no differentiation. After all, both theoretically lead to higher conversions and revenue, so is there really a difference? The answer: most certainly “yes.”

Virtual Reality is NOT the same as Augmented Reality

Kaon

Contrary to some recent assertions , there is a significant difference between Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Here’s a quick guide: 1. Augmented Reality (AR). There are actually two kinds – real and “ pretend.” ” .

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Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.