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B2B Lookalike Audiences Are Here, And The Future Looks Bright

LeadCrunch

Don’t you wish B2B marketing had something as effective as Facebook to help us target our ideal customers? I’ve been running Facebook ads for a long time. In fact, I’ve pretty much been on the platform since it was a thing. My expertise with the platform is predominantly because of my background as a B2C demand generation specialist. Simply put, Facebook offers some competitive advantages that most other platforms couldn’t dream of.

How Insights Into The B2B Lifecycle Can Prevent A Blind Spot In 2020

Tony Zambito

The speed at which changes in buying behaviors and decision-making are occurring is a challenge faced by B2B organizations. With data and technology as drivers, the time at which insights can serve as relevant is shrinking also. This phenomenon of speed in changing behaviors will cause a shift in thinking on the gathering of human-centric insights by the year 2020.

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3 Sure-Fire Tactics to Attract More Leads

Act-On

Are your marketing efforts not getting you the type or results you want? Then check out these 3 sure-fire tactics to improve your lead generation efforts. Lead Generation

Half of Marketers Aren’t Getting CX Right, Here’s Why

Marketing Insider Group

Customer experience is the fundamental driver behind customer-centric marketing today. From creating content of value to sending out personalized messaging and analyzing data to learn more about customer expectations, the whole point is always to enhance CX. However, new research published by the CMO Council reveals that about half of marketers – 47 percent – […]. The post Half of Marketers Aren’t Getting CX Right, Here’s Why appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You 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.

Oracle Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management 2018

Oracle

In a recent report, Gartner evaluated 14 different vendors on their ability to manage the processes associated with CRM Lead Management and Oracle is honored to be named a ‘Leader’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management 2018.

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Interview with Andy Crestodina

Onalytica B2B

Andy Crestodina – Speaker, Author, Content Marketer, co-founder of Orbit Media. Key Topics: Content Strategy, Analytics, Search Optimization, Influencer Marketing. Location: Chicago, IL. Bio: Andy Crestodina is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Orbit Media , an award-winning 38-person web design company in Chicago. Over the past 18 years, Andy has given digital marketing advice to 1000+ businesses.

Top 10 Visual Content Rules You Probably Still Neglect

Marketing Insider Group

In order for visual content marketing to be successful, it must obey a certain amount of rules. Unfortunately, these rules are often neglected. If applied properly, these tweaks and details will add the finishing touches to all of your marketing product needs. Here are the top 10 content marketing rules you should abide by. 1. […]. The post Top 10 Visual Content Rules You Probably Still Neglect appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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The Real Bottom Line: Open Rate and Customer Engagement

Oracle

As a marketing channel, email shows no signs of slowing down. Nearly 233 million of the world’s 3.7 billion email users are located in the US , and that number is expected to grow to nearly 255 million by the year 2020. It should come as no surprise then that over half of marketers plan to expand their budget for email in the same period to leverage this growing audience.

Advocamp Field Day 2018 Recap

Influitive

On October 3, 2018, campers joined us from far and wide to celebrate customer love at Advocamp Field Day, the biggest customer engagement, experience, and advocacy event of the year. Aside from getting inspired by world class speakers and fellow customer advocacy professionals, campers also enjoyed some trail mix and had some run-ins with a.

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The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Move Your Marketing Strategy Forward by Going Back to the Basics

Act-On

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5 Reasons To Prepare Now For The Year 2020 With Buyer Insights

Marketing Insider Group

The year 2020 beckons on the horizon. A pivotal year for organizations as the rapid evolution of a customer-centric world calls for new approaches and new forms of interactions. While one eye will be on succeeding in 2019, forward-thinking leaders will have another eye towards preparing for a new decade in 2020. What are 5 […]. The post 5 Reasons To Prepare Now For The Year 2020 With Buyer Insights appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

How Organizations Can Get Ready for the New Virtual Reality

Oracle

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Expert Insight: How Location-Based Data Is Helping Marketers Achieve Their Top Objectives

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers have a large amount of location data at their fingertips, but what do they do with all of it? According to the “2018 Location-Based Marketing Report” conducted by Lawless Research and Factual, marketers that implement their data into their strategies see more success when it comes to achieving their primary objectives. To learn more about how marketers are leveraging location data and why they are doing so, we spoke to Brian Czarny, CMO of Factual, for more insight.

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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!

GDPR after 4 months in, does it matter? TL:DR yes.

Act-On

Are you curious to learn what is happening with GDPR after 4 months? Learn why it matters and how to prepare for upcoming security regulations.

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Level Up Your Customer Loyalty with Gamification

Marketing Insider Group

Want to keep your customers around, boost their loyalty, and engage them with fun and convenient content? Of course you do. And not just at the start of the customer journey, but in the middle and end stages of the marketing funnel. These golden customers are the ones who become your brand advocates, the buyers […]. The post Level Up Your Customer Loyalty with Gamification appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

What’s the missing link in personalized content marketing?

Biznology

William Gibson once said, “The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed.” ” To me, that is one of the most important quotes for digital marketers. It’s not important for you to invent the future. What’s more important is that you observe the present and figure out how your company can take advantage of what is possible. Personalization is one of my personal hobby horses.

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Six Benefits of Business Process Automation for Your Small Business

Webbiquity

Guest post by Kurt Webber. Automating business operations and processes provides several benefits, including lower costs and higher quality. And business automation is no longer just for large enterprises. Smaller companies are using smart tools to reduce their labor costs and improve efficiency when processing orders and managing the customer-relationship experience.

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.

Most viewed part of Act-On’s Platform – now even more awesome!

Act-On

Act-On's new contact report makes it even easier for marketing and sales to connect with customers at a more personal level. Account-Based Marketing Demand & Lead Generation Lead Management

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Top 6 Killer Strategies and Best Practices for Your Next Event

Marketing Insider Group

With the Forbes Under 30 Summit this week, event season is almost upon us. From Advertising Week in New York, to DMEXCO in Germany, and countless others, now’s the time to make sure you are as prepared as possible for major industry events, no matter your clients level of participation. From attending the event and […]. The post Top 6 Killer Strategies and Best Practices for Your Next Event appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Does your AI need a personality?

Biznology

If you are Amazon with Alexa, clearly your AI needs a personality–Alexa wants to be your helpful friend. You talk to her. She talks back. No problem. But does your business AI need a personality? Everywhere you look, someone thinks it does. IBM wants you to love Watson. SAP has Leonardo. Salesforce has Einstein. For you big companies left: Fermi, Curie, and Plato are up for grabs, I think. Do we need to anthropomorphize AI to make it marketable? Palatable? Acceptable? Approachable?

The Essential Marketing-for-Leads Formula

Sales Lead Insights

Build a clean database Not every business can or will buy from your company. Gather all the miscellaneous lists of suspects, prospects and customers at your company and have a third-party list service to help you merge them, purge duplicates, update email and postal addresses and append information such as industry and company size. The […]. The post The Essential Marketing-for-Leads Formula appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B marketing B2B marketing for leads

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SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

Repurposing Content: How to Revive Your Old Content

B2B PR Sense

Repurposing content is like restoring a classic car. It depends on your perspective. What to some people is junkyard worthy, others see as the next hottest car on the block. The same can be true with your B2B content marketing and B2B PR strategy. Many people hesitate to repurpose content, for fear that the topic is out of date or that it will displease their audience. But really, you can view it as a second chance.

Should You Buy B2B Leads in 2018?

Marketing Insider Group

Not all contact lists are created equal, but if you’re working to grow your B2B lead database, your two options are to buy one or build one. However, with the market changing as quickly as it is combined with the need for startups to hit the ground running, bought lists are becoming more and more […]. The post Should You Buy B2B Leads in 2018? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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4 Ways Technology Is Transforming Traditional Small Businesses

Biznology

Many small businesses are tied to the way they have always done business, but new technology emerges every day to offer a more streamlined way to do things. Tech innovations can help small businesses operate more efficiently, which gives them a better opportunity to grow. Here are four technologies that have the power to transform your small business: Cloud Computing. In the past, small businesses would need to purchase tangible software and hardware to access technology capabilities.

Human-Centric Insights: A Matter Of Survival In 2020

Tony Zambito

As is most common in businesses today, there is enormous pressure to achieve short-term immediate results. Today’s hyper-focused mode of operating on the short leash can make it difficult for business leaders to step back, gather critical customer insights, and take a long-term view. Yet, the necessity to do just that has never been more pronounced as now. Chief Marketing Officers, Customer Success Officers, and Chief Sales Officers, in particular, can benefit from taking a long-term view.

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.