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

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.

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.

5 Ways to Make Good Pre-roll Ads (that people might actually watch)

Vidyard

Between the title and the first line, I’ve shown why you want to read this article, and it only took 5 seconds. If you have no interest in what you’ve seen so far, it’s likely you’re ready to leave.

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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?

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

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The Short Shelf Life of a CMO

Great B2B Marketing

The below graphic comes from a LinkedIn post from Mark Stouse, CEO at Proof Analytics. According to Stouse, “the average […]. Chief Marketing Officer CMO

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4 Content Promotion Strategies to Increase Engagement

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Alan Cassinelli There’s no doubt that inbound marketing has fundamentally changed demand generation.

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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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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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.

5 Steps to Hero: Using Story to Transform Social Media Reporting

Content Standard

Somewhere in the depths of a B2B corporation, there’s a bright social media marketing specialist fresh out of college who’s working to bring the company up to date with modern social media practice.

4 Big Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Marketing Personas

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Hally Pinaud Creating and maintaining buyer personas has been an important task in every role I’ve held as a marketer. Why is that? Personas–when built and used correctly–are a very effective way to channel real empathy for your buyers.

How Visuals Will Impact Marketing in 2017, According to New Data [Infographic]

Hubspot

There's a reason most children's books are filled with pictures. Sure, the pictures help parents keep their children still and quiet for the few minutes they're reading to them. And that's largely because visuals are engaging and help explain complicated concepts better than text alone.

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!

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

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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The Good News About CMOs and Data Driven Marketing

Modern Marketing

Before I get to the aforementioned good news allow me to go back in time, be it ever so slightly. In January of this year I scribed a post entitled 2017: The Year of the Data Driven CMO. Feel free to click to read the entire piece but until you do here's some highlights from that post.

How Do Consumers Really Feel About 2017's Digital Trends? [Infographic]

Hubspot

As we approach the year's second quarter, Google is already returning over 46,600 results for “ digital trends 2017.” And if you’re in the digital marketing space, there seems to be an unspoken rule that you must always have an opinion on what the key trends will be for the year ahead.

Best Practices for Revenue Ops: Data & Analytics

bizible

As data plays an ever-increasing role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are in position to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers.

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

How Personalization Is Changing Content Marketing

Contently

Back in 2015, technology market researcher Gartner published a statistic that sent waves throughout the marketing world: By 2018, companies that have “fully invested in all types of personalization” will outsell companies that have not by 20 percent.

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 Generations X, Y, and Z Consume Video Content [Infographic]

Hubspot

YouTube has over one billion users worldwide, and they all watch different types of videos every day. What's your favorite type of video to watch on the platform?

What’s Ahead for Social Media: Live Video, Influencers, and Content

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Lisa Marcyes Every year I look forward to the opportunity to travel to San Diego and attend Social Media Marketing World (SMMW) where I get to attend thought-provoking sessions, learn from top leaders in social media, and meet tons of brilliant marketers.

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.

3 Tips to Get More Attention with Localized Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

There are a lot of SMBs looking for ways to diversify their content marketing strategies. And while many of these businesses look to new subject matter or ways of presentation, some often overlook one of the most fundamental and engaging strategies: localized content marketing.

Is inbound vs. outbound antiquated in an ABM world?

chiefmartech

The following is a guest article by Sangram Vajre , co-founder and CMO of Terminus , founder of the #FlipMyFunnel movement, and author of Account-Based Marketing For Dummies. He’ll also be a featured speaker at the MarTech Conference in San Francisco , May 9-11.

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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.

How to Scale Your Marketing Strategy Without Sacrificing Engagement

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Patrick Groover Companies are always looking for a new edge to capture mindshare and differentiate their solution within the marketplace.

7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

Need More Customers? Get Happy Employees!

Marketing Insider Group

What if I told you that the best way to grow your business was to focus on the happiness of your existing employees? Happy employees create happy customers. Happy customers deliver referrals to your sales team. And happy employees deliver candidate referrals to your HR team. Sounds so simple right?

How to Re-Manufacture Your Marketing: An Inbound Marketing Guide for Manufacturers

Hubspot

Manufacturers have the chance to reach a wide audience, improve their sales, and increase their revenue with the help of inbound marketing and automation.

The potential of blockchain technology: what every marketer should know

chiefmartech

The following is a follow-up guest post by Jeremy Epstein , CEO of Never Stop Marketing , to his previous articles on blockchain marketing , blockchain brand promises , blockchain brand “logos,” and blockchains as brand equity.

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The (Unwelcome) Death Knell of First and Last Attribution

Modern Marketing

I gave the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe to our nephew for Christmas. Poe is a great American poet and author, who undoubtedly, left his morbid mark on many of us.

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.