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Our Favorite Articles & Blog Posts of 2017

KoMarketing Associates

Keeping on top of changes and trends in our industry is one of the most important tasks we can do for our clients and professional selves. Luckily for us, we work in an industry where there is lots of great content and smart people creating it. Much like our Secret Santa gift exchange, this list of our favorite articles and blog posts from past year has become an annual end-of-year tradition.

How to Craft an Effective Social Media Strategy

Oracle

As social platforms have grown in popularity, so too has the importance of building an effective social media strategy. With one click of a button, companies have direct lines of communication to millions of consumers and potential consumers. While it’s now functionally easier than ever to reach people from all corners of the globe, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to connect with those people; it’s an important difference that many fail to grasp.

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How To Build Your Career In A Data-Driven Marketing World

Act-On

Don't fear job loss to data-driven marketing. Human marketers can survive and thrive in an age of smart machines - with the right skills and mindset. Adaptive Marketing AI Marketing Strategy

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Top 10 Email Marketing Strategies from 2017 (And 1 for The Future)

Marketing Insider Group

Email marketing continues to be one of the most effective channels to use to reach out to and stay connected with your customers. While many brands have seen their open rates decline over the past few years, those who have been able to keep up with how email has been changing have reaped the benefits […]. The post Top 10 Email Marketing Strategies from 2017 (And 1 for The Future) appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

5 Ways We Helped Clients Overcome B2B Content Marketing Challenges in 2017

KoMarketing Associates

With 2017 coming to a close, it’s time to look back on the past 12 months and prepare for 2018. At KoMarketing, it’s been a successful year and I’ve once again seen the content marketing team grow in terms of size and ability. Working closely with our clients, we were able to overcome a number of common content marketing challenges on our way to improved website performance.

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Discover Buyer Intent and Boost Your Content Marketing ROI

NuSpark

“If you’re not putting out relevant content in relevant places, you don’t exist.” — Gary Vaynerchuk. Are you facing the content conundrum? Unfortunately, it’s something that’s all too familiar to B2B marketers. Your potential buyers are sorting through an avalanche of content. Despite that, you need e-books, webinars and other information designed to attract leads, walk them through the buying cycle and convert sales.

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How To Build Your Career In A Data-Driven Marketing World

Act-On

Don't fear job loss to data-driven marketing. Human marketers can survive and thrive in an age of smart machines - with the right skills and mindset. Adaptive Marketing AI Marketing Strategy

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B2B Marketers Look to Improve Data Acquisition to Achieve Goals

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers reap the benefits of data and analytics, new research suggests that they intend to refine their database solutions and strategies in the coming months. According to the second annual “Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey” from Demand Gen Report, about 65 percent of marketers intend to target specific segments in the future for better engagement. Approximately 37 percent intend to grow their database in the near future to add as many new accounts as possible.

Distributed Marketing for the Modern Marketer

Oracle

Today’s marketers operate in a chaotic digital environment. Daily they deal with a rash of issues they have no control over: channel proliferation, more competition, rapidly increasing customer expectations. With this chaos in mind, the Oracle Marketing Cloud provides solutions that help marketers solve the problems they do have control over. One of these problems is distributed, complex organizational structures.

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!

The Best Event Marketing Ideas From 2017

Marketing Insider Group

With marketers competing to provide a more worthwhile customer experience, content marketing is increasingly shifting from content consumption to content experiencing. Blog articles, email newsletters, social media and downloadables like eBooks and white papers may still be the backbone for most brands’ content strategies but there’s no escaping the fact that consumers want more. Not more ‘stuff.’ They […].

5 Steps for Better Marketing Planning: A CMO Blueprint

bizible

The B2B industry is beginning to see a new seat at the C-suite table-- Chief Revenue Officer. More often than not, Sales owns the role and Marketing reports into it. If you’re a CMO and you don’t want to end up reporting to a sales-grown CRO, here’s what you can do. It starts with revenue. Historically, Sales shows dollar signs while Marketing shows engagement metrics. For Marketing to receive the credit it deserves, it has to start reporting on revenue.

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Report: Marketers Spend Equally on Third-Party Data and Activation Solutions in 2017

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers are dedicating a large portion of their budgets toward data, but new research shows they are also having to pay for solutions to support their investment, such as data hygiene. Recently, Winterberry Group conducted its “The State of Data 2017” report to gauge how marketers are allocating their budget toward data and analytics. By the end of 2017, U.S. firms will have invested more than $20.1 billion on third-party audience data and activation solutions.

Two Lives Saved: Guest Post by Dallas D.

Oracle

Dallas and Max. In 2013, we received the following story by email from a family in the Southern United States: “My 13 year old son was given an assignment in English class to write a personal narrative. Perhaps by sharing this, others can have a greater understanding of a child’s perspective and bring about awareness about the need for a cure to this horrible disease. names in the narrative have been changed.)”. Here is his story: Two Saved Lives by: Dallas D.

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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.

Top 10 Content Marketing Articles of 2017

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing – the art of attracting customers to your brand because your content is that good – has really come into its own in 2017. No longer viewed as ‘just a blog,’ content is being created, curated and delivered in creative, innovative and engaging ways through dozens of platforms, from brilliant videos to inspiring live […]. The post Top 10 Content Marketing Articles of 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

4 tips for creating a more genuine and engaging social media strategy

Biznology

7 Tips to Help Your Sales Team Adopt New Technology

RockContent

There is so much opportunity when implementing new technology in your sales organization. New sales technology can increase productivity, accelerate deals, and boost revenue. But getting sales reps to use new technology can be a real challenge. If you’re a sales leader trying to implement a global software platform, it can be difficult to secure adoption.

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How Content Marketing is Evolving Heading into 2018

Oracle

The content marketing landscape is constantly changing and evolving, and while more brands than ever are increasing their budgets, many fail to see the hoped-for results. Simply publishing blog posts doesn’t cut it any longer, forcing brands to become extremely creative and diverse when building content marketing strategies. Here are four ways I see content marketing evolving in 2018: 1. More effort will be placed on promoting high-quality content assets.

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.

Marketing, Meet Your Ultimate Metric

Marketing Insider Group

Marketing is broken, and we as marketers have our own tactics to blame. In the rush to produce ever more marketing content in response to the cries from sales and executives for “More! Now!”, we have fractured our workflow with an ever-increasing set of tools that give us more metrics while obfuscating our goals and […]. The post Marketing, Meet Your Ultimate Metric appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How to influence the purchase decisions of your target market

Biznology

3 Strategies to Maximize the ROI of Your Next Event

Marketo Events

Did you know that 24% of global marketing budgets were spent on events in 2017? That’s almost a quarter of your budget going to events such as: Breakfast/Lunch & Learn Series. User Group Meetings. Executive Networking Dinners. Roadshows or 1 Day Seminars. Customer Advisory Boards. Tradeshows. User Conferences. While events can be powerful for driving engagement and adoption of your brand, it can often be tricky to get consensus and clarity on how to measure the ROI of an event.

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10 Outstanding Advocate Marketing Program Examples

Influitive

I’ve got a question for you, marketers—what if there was a way to generate: Thousands in sales pipeline Hundreds of online reviews Countless pieces of user-generated content Increased web traffic and social shares Higher engagement rates and Net Promoter Scores …by tapping into a network of fans and evangelists your company already has? You might

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.

5 Tools Digital Marketers Want for Christmas

Marketing Insider Group

To survive in today’s competitive digital marketing landscape, you need to be intuitive, social media-savvy, and persistent. Most importantly, you need to be a jack of all trades. To save time and make your job simpler, you will have to rely on a wide range of digital marketing tools. Whether you’re analyzing off-page backlinks or […]. The post 5 Tools Digital Marketers Want for Christmas appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy Digital Marketing tools

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Take the lead, deliver the future, and rise to the top in four stages

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. Imagine the near future, the world of 2025. People’s digital steps will be triggers that deliver the best knowledge, tools, and commercial choices. Without being interrupted, people will know how to succeed immediately with their “best step” and options. Next, your ads and content will fit you. What people see and consume will be what they like. In short, universal success, connected consumption, and user-controlled digital lives will become normal.

Marketers Set to Invest More in MarTech in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

A new report has found that in 2017, marketers frequently turned to marketing technology to achieve their objectives, and the trend is likely to continue into the new year. The “2018 Stats on Strategy, Technology Spend, and Success” report from Conductor recently discovered that over the past year, 43 percent of marketers were using between six and 10 different martech solutions, such as automation, social tracking and SEO tools.

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3 tips when deploying a B2B Marketing Automation platform

Savanta

There are five key ingredients for B2B marketing success (see the full blog post here ): Have a clear strategic vision. Carefully craft a detailed plan of attack. Keep messaging clear and consistent, and support it with high-quality content. Invest considerable time and effort into sales and marketing alignment. Put the right human and physical infrastructure in place. Central to that latter point is the adoption of marketing technology, especially automation.

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.