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

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.

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).

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

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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 […].

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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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101 Fascinating Facts About Domain Names [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Josh Wardini. Are you looking to expand your online presence to reach a wider range of customers? Then hurry up to pick a targeted domain name! Topic-focused microsites can increase your presence in search results while appealing to new buyers, sub-markets, or other groups.

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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.

[RESEARCH] B2B Marketers Getting Smart With Content Marketing

Type A Communications

September 28, 2017 by Carla Johnson The Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs released their annual research this week – B2B Content Marketing 2018: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends – North America. read more.

Why Retailers Need To Move Beyond Cross Channel Marketing

Modern Marketing

The retail marketing power has shifted for the marketer to the customer in recent years as digital has disrupted what we used to think of as tried and true retail practices.

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.

How to triple your digital marketing results

Biznology

What metrics do you use to define digital marketing success today? Clicks? Traffic? Followers? Leads? Sales? Notice what these metrics have in common: they all require some action on the part of the target, whether it’s a prospect or a customer. And how do you motivate an action?

Vidyard Brings the Power of Video to Any Business App with Vidyard GoVideo Partner Ecosystem

Vidyard

Gainsight, SalesLoft, Drift and other technology leaders embrace Vidyard GoVideo to power native video experiences across business applications.

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The Importance of B2B Storytelling

Marketing Insider Group

Telling and listening to stories comes naturally to people across the globe. From ancient to modern times, storytelling has remained a constant throughout the evolution of the human race. Stories in different forms get passed from one generation to another and exist across various channels in multiple iterations. There are simple, linear ones and stories […]. The post The Importance of B2B Storytelling appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Handling Disruption in the Building Materials Industry as a CMO

Navigate the Channel

Your CMO is responsible for staying abreast of real-time changes in consumer behavior, the business environment, social norms and new technology. We are living in an age of disruption that is only multiplied in niche industries such as building materials.

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How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

The One Customer Experience Factor B2B Buyers Want Most

Type A Communications

September 26, 2017 by Carla Johnson “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” ” – Epictetus What bugs B2B buyers most? Feeling. read more.

The Demand Generator’s Guide to Maximum Lead Conversion

Vidyard

Picture this: You think you’re sitting on the hottest lead this side of the Atlantic Ocean. You’ve put your heart, soul, time, and resources into generating this one. But is it as hot as you think? Will it convert and let you retain the title of Demand Gen Superhero in the office?

6 Powerful Methods to Maximize Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV)

Marketing Insider Group

This article originally published on PostFunnel.com How much is a customer worth to you? Predict this number and you know how much it is worth to spend on your customers to keep them around. Customer Lifetime Value, or CLTV is one of the most important metrics a business has for making smart decisions. You also […]. The post 6 Powerful Methods to Maximize Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV) appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

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.

Meet more new clients with these 8 tactics

Biznology

For many growing professional services firms, new clients are a critical part of meeting business growth objectives, and tapping personal networks is no longer enough.

Vidyard Extends Video Messaging Leadership with the Release of Vidyard GoVideo

Vidyard

Vidyard expands capabilities of free video messaging app for business professionals, changes name from ViewedIt to Vidyard GoVideo to reflect bolder vision.

Micro-Content: The Most Important Content Type You Don’t Manage

Marketing Insider Group

Micro-content isn’t widely understood or consciously used. When it is, it’s usually by marketing for social media content. But micro-content may be the most important content type you have, and you probably don’t manage it. Micro-content is simply what the words imply. The term is credited to user experience expert Jakob Nielsen: “micro content is a small group […]. The post Micro-Content: The Most Important Content Type You Don’t Manage appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

How to Use LinkedIn for Lead Generation

Webbiquity

Guest post by Lexie Lu. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, with approximately 500 million users and more than nine million companies represented. It is a bit different than some of the other social media platforms, in that it allows people to connect with other professionals and to leverage current connections to make new ones. Image credit: C_osett on Flickr. What do these numbers mean for you?

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.

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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Audit Your Digital Marketing: Ways to Improve Marketing Effectiveness

Biznology

This Biznology webinar by Andrew Schulkind is about how to use a digital marketing audit to improve your content and social media marketing. . Due to technical difficulties with our vendor, the recording doesn’t show Andrew and Mike’s video feed.

4 Updated Old-School Demand Generation Hacks that Still Work

Marketing Insider Group

Companies that do have the resources may be using fantastic AI-informed social media marketing campaigns and interactive brand apps to create demand for their products and services. While cutting-edge demand generation techniques are great, especially in response to the modern marketer’s dual challenge of higher customer expectations and higher C-suite expectations, the tried and true, […].

Customer Data Platforms Spread Their Wings

Customer Experience Matrix

I escaped from my cave this week to present at two conferences: the first-ever “Customer Data Platform Summit” hosted by AgilOne in Los Angeles, preceding Shop.org, and the Technology for Marketing conference in London, where BlueVenn sponsored me.

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.

Inside Act-On: Preparing for GDPR Compliance

Act-On

Digital Marketing EU/UK Privacy and cybersecurity act-on deliverability GDPR

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Publishing’s revolutionary breakout: always-on, multi-way connections in shared life spaces

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. Publishing’s plight is clear: continuing today’s publishing platform is a recipe for disaster. Tomorrow is not just another day. A global digital transformation is underway. Publishing’s current digital and business models will be obsolete.

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 […].

5 Steps to Create an Effective Editorial Calendar for 2018

ScribbleLive

It’s good to start thinking about your next year’s content strategy around August or so, on an annual basis – which I blogged about here. Of course, once the strategy has been finalized, we need to get on a schedule and into implementation mode. One way to turn your strategy and editorial planning into implementation is through the effective use of an editorial calendar. Of course, there are many different tools, and even some varying theories, on how best to get going.

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.