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. Influencer marketing or influencer relations are not yet mainstream roles in their own right, as they are still maturing disciplines, so there is inevitably a land grab within organizations as to who is leading or owning influencer outreach.

Technology is Not a Substitute for Good Industrial Content

Industrial Marketing Today

Some of the people I talk to about industrial content marketing seem to be hung up on adding more technology to solve their lead generation problems. The thinking behind it is that technology will cover up the many holes in their strategy, content and help speed up the process. This mindset is not surprising since […] The post Technology is Not a Substitute for Good Industrial Content by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary.

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7 Ways To Use Account-Based Marketing Throughout the Year

Oracle

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. In fact, account-based marketing (also known as ABM) can be integrated into the digital sales framework, including drawing a picture of various buyer personas and creating the appropriate sales content for these personas.

Email 101: Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know

The Point

To be successful in driving engagement from business buyers, it’s not enough that marketing content simply be relevant to the individual reader. To be information of value, that same content needs to be useful, and at a very fundamental level it needs to tell the reader something he or she doesn’t already know. Sounds obvious, right? And yet if I were to choose the one thing that dooms more B2B email creative to mediocrity and worse, it would be just that: telling people stuff they already know.

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Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

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. While events can be highly effective opportunities, they pose a measurement challenge for many marketers. Digital channels are fairly easy to track.

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Why CMOS Need To Manage Their Talent For Long-Term Growth and ROI

Oracle

When it comes to money, those that end up with the largest portfolios tend to be those that effectively manage how they save, spend, and invest. They often take a long-term approach with the understanding that the more attention they give their portfolio, the more ROI they will get from it. And, that’s an intangible item but a very important asset in our lives. Now, imagine applying that philosophy as a CMO to the talent in your organization.

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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. This failing content is considered by consumers to be irrelevant and serves the sad […]. The post How To Create A Meaningful Brand Online appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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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. According to Bizible’s survey of over 300 B2B marketers There were roughly 12 different metrics submitted by survey takers when asked, “What’ do you use as the primary metric to judge success?”.

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. . With more and more channels, brands, and people bombarding us permanently, attention has become our dearest currency. Banner blindness, ad blockers, CTR fails are all down to the same circumstance.

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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!

Why Email Marketers Need To Know What A Pre-Warmed IP Is

Oracle

Several times over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken with either prospects or new clients about their “email” history. I’ve now heard the idea of a pre-warmed dedicated IP, from multiple senders, on a couple of different platforms. It takes me back every time that I hear it, mostly because it must be presented in such a way that it actually inspires confidence.

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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. But how do you know when it’s […]. The post Content Underperforming? 3 Problems That Could Derail Your Success appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How to Create a Customer-Driven Content Strategy | SMX West 2017

KoMarketing Associates

Note: The following post is an overview of the presentation given at SMX West 2017. The full presentation can also be downloaded here. One of the things I love the most about marketing is the psychology behind it. I love the fact that words and colors impact decision-making, that different people behave different ways, that technology is changing the landscape, and that we are always having to rethink what we are doing to reach our customer.

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The Value Of B2B Branded Communities In 2017

Influitive

Measuring the value of branded communities has always been difficult. Community managers are often forced to fall back on the savings they generate for customer support teams, rather than reporting on the revenue they generate for the company. Even worse, these communities consistently fail to live up to expectations on both sides of the screen.

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.

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? The argument for and against gated content has been going for years, with pendulum-like shifts in marketers’ attitudes and beliefs. So why are we taking a look at this now?

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Three Ways To Bring Your Customers Into The Content Creation Process

Marketing Insider Group

Forward-thinking B2B firms are using interviews, surveys and editorial advisory panels to improve their content marketing programmes. The post Three Ways To Bring Your Customers Into The Content Creation Process appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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. Data is the crown jewels. Okay, so these sound clever and all. But what do they mean in practice? Well, as it happens, I’ve got an answer for that, too, for you.

The How Of Alumni Advocacy: 5 Steps To Turn Graduates Into Ambassadors

Influitive

It’s one thing to know why an advocate community will help you achieve your alumni relations goals and all the ways your alumni advocates can create value at your school. Actually building an engaging advocate community that discovers, nurtures, and mobilizes alumni ambassadors is another matter entirely. These five steps will help you turn your.

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by 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.

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. Think Venn diagram with two intersecting circles.” It's not clear the answer helped, but it did get me thinking about clarifying with a Venn diagram.

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. With 60% of marketers and small […]. The post 4 Interactive Video Marketing Examples That Mastered The Medium appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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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. Identify your most important social channels. Choose your social media management stack to set up your checklists. That’s it!

Number of Businesses Leveraging Weibo Enterprise Accounts Grows by 35%

KoMarketing Associates

In China, the use of Weibo, a social media platform, is expanding. Not only are more users getting involved, more than 1.3 million enterprise accounts are on the channel, according to a new whitepaper published by Weibo Business Social Media School and Weibo Data Center ( Note: Linked study is in Mandarin. ). Weibo, a micro-blogging platform often compared to Twitter, has more than 297 million users; 132 million of which are daily active users.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

4 Steps to Prove Marketing's Value to the CEO

Hive9

One of the biggest challenges that marketing has historically had is convincing the rest of the company of its worth. You know the work you do is valuable and helps the company make money, but it hasn’t always been easy to convince people in other departments and the c-Suite that’s the case. Hive9 Marketing Insights B2B Marketing performance management

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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. There is also no single lead generation strategy that works for. The post 10 B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2017 appeared first on PureB2B.

All social media sites should offer profit sharing and ad revenue

Biznology

There is no reason why the executives at Facebook and Twitter couldn’t offer ad revenue share to their users in much the same way that Google offers AdSense revenue share to their users — and not only corporate and elite members but to everyone who opts in and is willing to sign up and jump through whatever hoops. On March 14th, Liz Mannebach asked me via Twitter, ‘Great piece.

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Interview with Infer on Predictive and ABM

Ignite Tech

Josh Hill’s interview with Infer’s Director of Product Marketing, Nikhil Balaraman, originally appeared on Marketing Rockstar Guides. Josh: In the Martech Maturity Model I wrote about, I placed Predictive tools at Stage 6 – the very end of the 24-36 month implementation timeframe for firms to build out martech. Do you agree or disagree, and why?

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.