Sat.Mar 18, 2017 - Fri.Mar 24, 2017

Which Department Owns Influencer Marketing?

Onalytica B2B

Influencer marketing will play a significant role in brands’ 2017 marketing and communication strategies, with 84% of marketers saying they will launch at least one influencer campaign within the next 12 months.

Content Underperforming? 3 Problems That Could Derail Your Success

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is a long game. A successful initiative involves a great strategy, clear goals, and high-quality writing. But above all, your content needs time to create a ripple effect. Thought leadership isn’t built in a day, and it’ll take a little time to see content marketing ROI.

The 15 Best Content Distribution and Amplification Tools

Webbiquity

Creating awesome content won’t do your business any good if no one sees it. So how much time should you spend on content promotion versus content production?

Using Video in Sales to Identify and Prioritize Quality Leads

Vidyard

Sales has never been an easy job to automate. For every tool that pops up promising automatic follow-ups or additional data points for tracking engagement, there still needs to be a human element to the sales process.

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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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How Brian Used Video in Customer Success to Communicate Change

Vidyard

Every CSM knows that change can be a big sticking point for customers, especially a change like a new customer success manager.

The 3 Biggest Things to Remember When it Comes to Influencer Marketing in 2017

Onalytica B2B

This is a joint piece I co-wrote with Felix Morgan , Senior Strategist & Innovation lead at our Partner, Livity, following our youth influencer event #UseYourInfluence on March 8th 2017. .

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How To Create A Meaningful Brand Online

Marketing Insider Group

When a recent global analysis by Meaningful Brands took a look at content marketing efforts around the globe, covering 1,500 brands in 15 different industries, it uncovered a harsh reality for digital marketing – 60% of content being created is underperforming.

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How to Tame the Content Approval Monster

Type A Communications

March 23, 2017 by Chuck Frey Lurking in the corner of your office is an unseen threat to the success of your content marketing efforts. It’s the approval monster and. read more. Marketing

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.

Meet the Team, Video Style: Amar Chahal

Vidyard

Meet the Team is our monthly chance to introduce you to the fabulous, quirky, talented people that work at Vidyard, using our favorite medium — video! For this episode, we caught up with Amar Chahal, head of Growth & Business Intelligence here at Vidyard.

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Wondering How Customer Data Platforms Relate to Other Marketing Systems? Here's a Picture

Customer Experience Matrix

I was asked the other day about the distinction between Customer Data Platforms and Journey Orchestration Engines. My immediate answer was “Some CDPs are JOEs and some JOEs are CDPs. A CDP is a JOE if has journey orchestration. A JOE is a CDP if its data is accessible to other systems.

4 Interactive Video Marketing Examples That Mastered The Medium

Marketing Insider Group

You’ve heard it before. Visual content is powerful. Some would even say it is even the future of content marketing. It was forecasted that by this year, 74% of all internet traffic would be video content. And by 2020, 75% of mobile data traffic is predicted to be video.

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The Six Best Accounting and Finance Tools for Small Business

Webbiquity

The first accounting applications for small business back in the early 90s were mostly repackaged, repriced versions of highly complex suites first designed for large companies. They were generally highly complex, loaded with unneeded features, and difficult to use, even for accountants.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

4 Ways You Can Humanize Marketing and Build Relationships

Type A Communications

March 21, 2017 by Brian Carroll We need to stop treating our customers like objects with our marketing and treat them like people. Be human first by recognizing their humanity. So how. read more. Creativity Marketing Brian Carroll Customer Experience Empathy marketing sales

6 assumptions push marketing gets wrong

Biznology

I recently gave a keynote address to the Content Strategy Applied conference in London. My talk was well received , but when I went to post the slides, I realized that much of the talk was more TED-style: speaking largely without visuals.

10 B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2017

Marketing Insider Group

We’re well into the New Year, and most companies are revamping their lead generation strategies to meet its demands. In the past, we’ve mentioned that there’s an information overload when it comes to finding the right strategy, and now this is truer than ever.

Are You Measuring Event Marketing The Right Way?

bizible

For many B2B marketing departments, event marketing takes up a significant portion of the budget. According to the State of Pipeline Marketing Report 2016, 72.2% of B2B marketers invest in conferences and/or tradeshows, the sixth most commonly used channel.

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.

Why Plan a Social Media Takeover?

Act-On

Brands spend many years strategically building, nurturing, and growing their social media presence — and for good reason. Social media is the younger and more powerful sibling of “word of mouth,” with 77 percent of customers more likely to purchase a new product when they learn about it from friends or family. After carefully cultivating these channels, however, many brands willingly hand over the keys to a complete stranger for a social media takeover. The Benefits of a Social Media Takeover.

Meet the king, the queen, and the crown jewels: content, customer experience, and data

Biznology

Want more revenue and profit for your business? Of course you do; who doesn’t? But what really leads to profits? And how can digital deliver on that for your business? Good questions, if I do say so myself. Even better: I’ve got some answers for you. Content is king. Customer experience is queen.

7 Ecommerce Companies That Are Using Content Marketing to Take on Amazon

Marketing Insider Group

Ecommerce can be a brutal space. Depending on your niche, you might be competing against monsters like Amazon, Target, New Egg, or other well-established players. You might be competing against all of them. It can seem like it’s impossible to win.

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13 Diverse Ways B2B Marketers Do Marketing Measurement [DATA]

bizible

You’d think there were only a handful of metrics that serve as the primary indicator of success for marketing teams. There are dozens of leading indicators but only a few primary indicators such as revenue and pipeline generated, right? Not necessarily.

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.

Mapping Your Content to the Buyer’s Journey in 15 minutes

Act-On

Periodically, today’s content marketer needs to take a step back and see the forest (or whatever is your preferred “big picture” cliché). These pauses are an excellent time to evaluate whether your offered content matches your targeted audience’s persona(s) and where they are in their buying journeys. Do you have too much Top of Funnel (TOFU) content and not enough Bottom of Funnel (BOFU) content that is oriented to decision makers?

How social media is changing what brands stand for

Biznology

Our world has never been so divided by politics, with social media as a major catalyst for extreme opinions and reactions. Brands are being pulled into battles on what they stand for, willingly and unwillingly, on both social and traditional media.

Do Prospects Still Appreciate Downloadable Content?

Marketing Insider Group

Without data, content marketing can feel a bit like a high-stakes game of roulette.

7 Ways To Use Account-Based Marketing Throughout the Year

Modern Marketing

Far from a passing trend, account-based marketing is gaining traction as an approach to marketing that goes well beyond just seasonal targets like the holiday retail system and reaches out to create an impact throughout the year.

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.

Are You Ready for Marketing Automation?

Act-On

In recent years many businesses and other organizations have jumped on marketing automation (MA) technology, and it’s easy to see why. MA allows most marketers to get more done in less time. And here’s how.

5 steps to wrangling your most important social media channels

Biznology

Social media gurus make social media management sound so darn difficult. Maybe it’s because they have social media management services to sell you, or they could be in the wrong business. Here’s what the gurus don’t want you to know: the toughest part about social media management is getting started.

Weekend Reading: “Sales EQ” by Jeb Blount

Marketing Insider Group

For the 115th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Jeb Blount, author of “Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal.”

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B2B Marketing Experience: The Case For and Against Gated Content

bizible

Gated content—ebooks, reports, and other downloads hidden behind a form—has long been a part of the B2B playbook. If you’re going to take the time and effort to put together a great PDF download, you should be getting something of value (contact information) in return, right? Right?

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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.