Sat.Apr 08, 2017 - Fri.Apr 14, 2017

How to Add a Personal Touch to Your Marketing Automation

Act-On

The days of “one size fits all” marketing are over. If you want to stay competitive now, you need to talk to different types of customers … differently. But I bet you already knew that. And you don’t just know it – you apply it to your business all the time.

How to Use Influencer Marketing at a Fast-Growth Startup

Onalytica B2B

As a growth hacking digital marketer in the funded startup world, I regularly see the hustle-filled journey from startup inception to market-conquering results. If a genuine product market fit is established, the right marketing mix will generate fast-growth and long-term success.

12 Perfect Video Types for the B2B Customer Lifecycle [Infographic]

Vidyard

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that video is an important part to accelerating the journey from prospect to customer.

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How to Nurture Leads with Email Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the way people search and receive information. Luckily for businesses, this interconnectedness allows them to deliver content in different ways: social media, blogging, video, audio, and a host of other interactive platforms.

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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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3 Tips For Affiliate Marketers In 2017

Marketing Insider Group

Are you an entrepreneur who is looking for another mode of revenue? Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest methods of making money for online marketers all over the world. The great thing is, it works well because you don’t have to deal with customer service or creating new product ideas.

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The Nine Best Reputation Management, RSS, and Social Search Tools

Webbiquity

The explosion of blogging, social media, and online review sites has provided brands with unprecedented opportunity for exposure through authentic customer advocacy. But this proliferation of (often unfiltered and unvetted) content presents significant risks for brands as well.

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How to Start a B2B Podcast in 2017 | Rethink Podcast Ep. 14

Act-On

Podcasts are a great way to reach your target audience on a deeper, more engaging level, but you may be wondering how you can start your own B2B podcast in 2017. Not only are podcasts convenient for listeners, they’re a relatively simple, cost-effective content opportunity for marketers.

Why I Chose Vidyard: A Story of a CMO, The Video-Enabled Business, and Culture

Vidyard

If you’re lucky, at least once in your career you will have an opportunity to work someplace truly special. For me, Vidyard is that place. As a chief marketing officer, one of my core tasks is to communicate stories that engage people.

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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.

Data-Agnostic? See How Data Quality Affects ROI in This A/B Test

DiscoverOrg

If you consider various levels of quality—cars with lots of speed and no torque, or kitchen appliances with cheap motors—it’s easy to agree that quality affects user experience, good or bad, in a big way.

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Referrals: Your Untapped Source for Generating Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Email, SMS, content, paid ads, and social media are most likely among the first things you think about when it comes to lead generation. These are all great tools. However, you should be sure to remember one of the best tools out there: word of mouth or referral marketing.

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11 Marketing Lessons Learned from Hollywood

Act-On

We’ve just been through “award season” here in Los Angeles, culminating with the 89 th Academy Awards. The Oscars ceremony is the biggest night of the year in LA, the city I’ve called home for more than five years.

YouTube Ditches Annotations, Welcomes New Mobile-Friendly Interactivity

Vidyard

May 2nd marks a big day for YouTube. Nearly ten years after adding annotations, the video streaming giant is retiring them in favor of newer, more mobile-friendly calls-to-action.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

Six Ways Infographics Changed the Course of Human History

Webbiquity

Guest post by Payman Taei. A picture truly tells a thousand words. From pie charts to cartograms, infographics have been around since the first humans learned to scratch symbols into the dirt.

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How to Become an Agile Marketing Machine

Marketing Insider Group

Top brands across industries, from eCornell to Verizon are adopting the nimble and unstoppable approach of agile marketing.

Part 2: Link Building and SEO Strategies to Resurrect in 2017

Act-On

Increasing the number of relevant and authoritative websites that link to your own page is an essential search engine optimization strategy.

5 Strategies to Build Customer Relationships Through Content

bizible

Words play a vital role in conveying a particular message to someone. Likewise, content has a pivotal role in digital marketing. It is the soul of any business. Especially in SEO, content marketing is a valuable and necessary technique.

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.

The secret to Mastodon’s success is mastering the hyperlocal

Biznology

Maybe you should install Mastodon , the latest-and-greatest Twitter-killer , onto your own server and launch your very own community in support of your own personal community of interest or of action.

Want More Creative Marketing? You Need More Sensitive Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

As things get increasingly commoditized in our world, creative thinking becomes the biggest weapon your brand possesses. Eventually, all task-based, logic-driven jobs in marketing will be automated, and even now, they’re table stakes.

10 Tips to Optimize Your Account Based Marketing Program

NuSpark

Account Based Marketing programs are showing up in nearly every organization, but far too many show unimpressive returns—not because the strategy is flawed, but because the implementation is too shallow, too riddled with inefficiencies, or missing a key factor.

Vidyard Appoints Jeff Loeb as Chief Marketing Officer

Vidyard

Vidyard expands the executive team to accelerate customer success and revenue growth through high-velocity, customer-centric go-to-market strategies.

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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 content optimization – SEO for when SEO doesn’t make sense

Biznology

It’s not often that you’ll hear a content marketing guy tell you that a big investment in SEO isn’t for everyone.

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Follow My Exciting … Insurance Blog: How to Make Any Industry Riveting

Marketing Insider Group

Compelling content sells. That’s great for those marketing for the so-called sexy industries like food, travel and leisure, and skydiving. For insurance brokerages, accounting firms, and plumbing repair services, getting people excited about your brand isn’t as simple.

The Real Cost of List-Building: Buy or Build Your Own?

DiscoverOrg

Your sales team is doing double duty: They’re selling to the leads delivered by your marketing department—and they’re de facto researchers. Very, very expensive researchers. Even if you’re already purchasing sales intelligence data (most of us are), sales teams still spend over half of their day scouring LinkedIn, Twitter accounts, and forging through forests of phone trees for correct phone numbers and email addresses.

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5 Steps to Quick and Easy Personalized Emails for Account-Based Marketing

NuSpark

Harry is usually one of the top business development reps at The Best Solutions Company. He has the personal touch and is a pro at engaging executives on the phone. But today, he’s stymied. Account-based marketing has changed the game.

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.

RESEARCH: B2B Enterprise Content Lacks Audience Centricity

Type A Communications

April 13, 2017 by Carla Johnson Research from the Content Marketing Institute, released yesterday, shows how far B2B marketers still have to go to put customers squarely in the middle. read more.

“Just Ship It” Is the Murkiest Phrase Ever, So We Dove Headfirst Into It [Podcast]

Marketing Insider Group

Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play We hear the phrase a lot, from friends, bosses, clients, peers: JUST SHIP IT! Just ship your work already. But should you? COULD you? Is this idea friend … or foe?

Seven Things You Can Do (or Not Do) to Increase Marketing Success

Great B2B Marketing

One of the good things about being a B2B marketing practitioner for so long is the perspective it gives me […]. Marketing Marketing Success

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What is business video content marketing and how to get started

Biznology

Business decision-makers LOVE online B2B marketing videos because it gives them the most amount of information in the shortest amount of time.

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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.