Sat.Sep 23, 2017 - Fri.Sep 29, 2017

Q4 Does Not Mean Wait Until 2018

ViewPoint

I am already getting questions from prospects about whether they should start a sales lead generation project now or wait until after the holidays. My answer to that question is not based on self-interest. For every 1,000 suspects you disposition (complete contact with) between now and the end of this year you should expect (on average) the following results: 40 to 50 fully qualified sales opportunities (not lightly qualified marketing leads).

Content Pros: Proof That Your Content Needs Fewer Facts and More Story

Vidyard

Teaming up with the team at Convince & Convert, Vidyard’s VP of Marketing Tyler Lessard hosts the Content Pros Podcast.

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We Launched Fast CMO Magazine, Here's What's Inside

bizible

In September 2017 we launched Fast CMO magazine, a B2B marketing management publication that lets readers meet marketing executives and learn how they run marketing. It’s often difficult to meet and gain someone’s perspective on a topic we care about.

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Influencer Marketing: How to Nail Your Influencer Engagement

Onalytica B2B

Getting influencer marketing right all lies on nailing your influencer engagement. We know where our target audience are being influenced , so now it’s time to start engaging with influencers on these channels.

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.

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Getting sales enablement right to increase results

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Sales enablement is intended to help raise performance, but a lot of efforts have backfired due to departmental silos. And now there’s growing gap between what salespeople need and what they’re getting to improve performance. For example, Corporate Visions recently surveyed 500 B2B marketers and sales professionals that 20% of organization content creators “just do what they think is best” with no overarching structure at all.

Meet Your 2017 Advocamp Speakers

Influitive b2b

We looked far and wide to find the most in-demand speakers to take the stage this year at Advocamp in San Francisco December 6-8th. Advocamp is a global business gathering focused on one transformational idea: that the future belongs to companies that develop and mobilize advocates. This carefully curated group of 50+ cutting edge speakers consists. Advocamp

Machine Learning and AI Marketing Trends to Watch for 2018

Marketing Insider Group

From more sophisticated metrics to a next-generation customer experience, machine learning and artificial intelligence are raising the bar on what marketers can do to enhance customer relationships. While many marketing organizations are still struggling to make the jump from ‘doing digital’ to ‘being digital,’ some are getting ready to make a quantum leap with machine learning and […].

What is The Difference Between an SEO Manager and SEO Analyst? Experts Weigh in

KoMarketing Associates

We see job openings for SEO managers, analysts, writers, coordinators, and more and often wonder what the differences are between each role. As SEO continues to grow and evolve, the duties for SEO experts continue to become more specific and niche for each area. We asked a panel of experts for their take on the differences between top SEO roles and what they look for when hiring SEO experts. Lastly, we asked them for their recommendations for SEO newbies who want to get into our industry.

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.

The big trends in B2B marketing

The B2B Research Blog

I recently shared a view on the big trends in B2B marketing at the MRS B2B Conference. Well, I shared it, but in truth it wasn’t my view. Nope, it was a far more informed perspective – that of leaders from the UK’s 75 largest B2B marketing agencies who were recently surveyed as part of the B2B Agency Benchmarking Report.

5 Advocate Marketing Success Stories All B2B Brands Can Copy

Influitive b2b

Every year, we recognize some of the most engaging marketing campaigns through The Best Advocate Marketing Awards. Also known as The BAMMIES, these awards shine a spotlight on B2B companies who are using the enthusiasm of their customers, partners and fans to fuel business growth. Honors are awarded in 10 key categories that recognize creative excellence, innovation.

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Facebook’s Algorithm: 3 Must-Know Changes

Modern B2B Marketing

Facebook is always tinkering with its algorithms and it can be challenging to keep track of everything. This summer, Facebook’s key updates included demoting spammers, screening out fake news, testing AI with a personal assistant “M,” as well as bringing emojis and new filters to Facebook Messenger. The name of the game for Facebook advertising is quickly becoming Facebook Messenger.

The Marketing Ops Audit: Why It Matters and How to Do It Well

Measure Up Marketing

Marketing Operations (Marketing Ops) is a well-established function. Whether performed by one person in a small company or a large team in a billion-dollar business, it is present in 70% of Marketing organizations overall and in 82% of Best-in-Class (BIC) Marketing organizations.

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.

8 Ways to Re-Examine Your Martech Stack

Reachforce

Any marketing technologist with oversight of their company’s martech stack will tell you: Keeping up with current trends in marketing technology is an incredibly time-consuming task.

Inside Act-On: Preparing for GDPR Compliance

Act-On

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8 Lessons Learned in Building and Scaling Customer Advocacy Programs

Influitive b2b

Twenty million. That’s how many people use Schoology’s learning management software to advance what’s possible in education through forums, events, and digital networking. With those kinds of numbers, you’d be crazy not to incorporate word-of-mouth marketing into your marketing mix. Bridget Heaton, Schoology’s Social and Advocacy Manager, knew a good opportunity when she saw

Planning Your 2018 Marketing Budget? Here’s Why Brand Purpose Is Your Number 1 Investment

Content Standard

It’s that time of year—88 days until Christmas, the start of Q4, and days, or (if you are lucky) weeks, away from 2018 budget planning.

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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.

Unite Inbound & Account-Based Marketing Strategies with Terminus’ HubSpot Integration

Terminus

Integration with HubSpot Marketing Delivers Expanded Reach and Orchestration to B2B Marketers. Today, I’m excited to announce Terminus’ new integration with HubSpot!

Why Customer Advocacy Should Be at the Heart of Your Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Are you connecting with and empowering your customer advocates? If not, you should. Here’s why. Customer advocacy marketing programs help you increase revenue by improving customer acquisition and retention (and they’re your best source of leads). Because you’re helping to encourage and motivate happy customers to speak about you positively to others. And delighted customers […].

Expand Selling: The Requirement to Prove Realized Value

The ROI Guy

If you are in technology sales, especially with a legacy solution provider, you know the struggle. Over 70% of established technology providers are now facing flat or declining product revenues , this according to the latest research from the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA).

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Is Autoplay Block the New Ad Block? Disruptive Digital Marketing Strikes Again

Content Standard

Ever been blasted by an annoying autoplay video on a website? You’re not alone in your frustration. Incensed by disruptive, annoying digital marketing techniques, users are fighting back. Ad blockers were the first step.

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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.

4 Brands That Are Using Email Marketing to Their Advantage

Act-On

Here are four examples of companies that are nailing it with their email marketing and how you can, too. Email Marketing b2b email email best practices email engagement email marketing email marketing mistakes email sending strategy

An Inside Look Premiere: A True Story of Executing Account-Based Everything

DiscoverOrg

Account-based marketing (ABM) is a hot topic of conversation, and momentum is building to expand this person-first approach from Marketing to Sales and beyond, breaking down department barriers with shared goals: Enter account-based everything (ABE).

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Your Content Strategy Needs More Consistency

Hubspot

If I told you that content creation is a vital part of every company’s marketing strategy, your response would probably be a sarcastic “Well, duh. Thanks for that cutting-edge insight, John.”.

How to Engage Users with Snapchat Marketing

Content Standard

Every time I log into Snapchat, I discover something new. If you’ve been on Snapchat, you know that the platform can be complicated, but you can appreciate that content on Snapchat feels authentic, personal, and natural.

30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

New Dash Account Based Attribution: Know What’s Working and Measure ABM Performance

Engagio

Account Based Marketing (ABM) involves an orchestrated mix of touchpoints and channels, and this demands new ways of thinking about measuring its performance. Which ABM programs and channels perform best throughout the account life cycle?

Utilize Data to Accurately Measure Customer Values & Make the Right Moves

Modern Marketing

Marketers collect data for a variety of variables, attempting to understand their customers. Data about revenue, industry, wallet, interests, adoption, the experience they’re having, the engagement level, and their prospects for growth.

2 Reasons Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Will Impact Marketers

Contently

Last week, the world got wind of the biggest Facebook algorithm change in years.

What the Story of Bitcoin Can Teach Financial Marketers

Content Standard

Imagine for a moment a world in which programmers plot to overthrow the world economy. In this world, your tech-savvy and curious neighbor becomes a millionaire overnight, only to lose it all again months later.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.