Sat.Jun 27, 2015 - Fri.Jul 03, 2015

How to Create Irresistibly Shareable Content

KoMarketing Associates

Every now and then, a piece of content goes absolutely viral on the internet. And, it’s pretty much every content marketer’s goal to produce that piece of content, the one that gets shared like crazy. We’ve all seen it happen, but we haven’t all made it happen.

Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in.'

ViewPoint

This title is a quote from Ronald Reagan. The status quo—that marketing management doesn’t understand the definition of a qualified lead—is nothing new. Here’s the problem. Salespeople consistently say that they do not get enough qualified leads.

Content Marketing 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

What’s next for content marketing? With a growing discussion and a solid increase in the use of content marketing across all disciplines we are asking ourselves what’s next for content marketing?

10 Tips To Increase Eyeballs And Conversion

Marketing Insider Group

Deliver a clear brand promise. What is the value you offer to customers? Say it crisply and hit a drumbeat. Many brands do this very well. Coke – happiness. Red Bull – energy. Verizon – works everywhere.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

4 Steps For Improving Your Success Rate Asking for Links

KoMarketing Associates

In my last post , I wrote about the fact that there are two key components of successful link outreach. The first component is getting people to actually open your link requests and what elements online marketers should consider.

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Five Intriguing Inbound Marketing Stats [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Inbound marketing is fundamentally about making your company’s website an active component of the sales process rather than static “brochureware.”

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30 LinkedIn Sales Triggers

Marketing Insider Group

The key to social selling success is fishing where the fish are. You might be fishing where the fish are, but you do know what to do when you get a nibble on the line? Many sales meetings are full of fish tales about the one that got away.

B2B Customer Content Operations Manifesto

Avitage

The custom content business is a difficult business. It’s a difficult business due to the economics of the underlying content operations model, as well as poor inputs from inefficient clients.

The Very First Step To Take For Better Quality B2B Sales Leads

The Forward Observer

Sure, you're generating sales leads, but are they good leads? The solution might be right in front of you. Here's how to step up your lead quality. One day years ago when I was a young account executive in the training program at the fabled J.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

The content king is a tyrant

Savanta

Click to see full infographic. The latest Content Marketing Benchmark Report produced by Circle Research and B2B Marketing Magazine reveals that B2B marketers have become slaves to content. . We all know that content is king.

A Marketer’s Search For Meaning: 5 Attributes of Relevancy

Marketing Insider Group

I read an article the other day that said that people are hired for hard skills and fired for a lack of soft skills. I’ve found this to be true, and even more so for marketers as our pace of change keeps picking up speed.

So you thought Facebook was free

Direct Response Coach

If your business has relied on Facebook to communicate with your customers and prospects, this article in Duct Tape Marketing should be a must read for you. What it says is what we’ve all known about Facebook for the past few years – except it’s much worse from a marketer’s standpoint.

How to Convince Your CEO of the Power of B2B Content Marketing

NuSpark

CEOs and marketing leaders often stand on opposite sides of a deep chasm in terms of their belief in the power of B2B content marketing. While marketers recognize that content marketing can boost ROI, many corporate leaders still live in a worldview where traditional direct marketing campaigns rule.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

Tools I use to amplify social campaigns

Biznology

I am surprised how much of a one-man band I have become through social media thanks to a little help from my friends. Here are the top social media applications I use in order to help lead my clients and my own brand through all the background noise and into the spotlight.

Quick Guide to Email Newsletter Distribution

Marketing Insider Group

An email newsletter is a tremendously valuable distribution outlet many brands overlook. Often times, they get focused on distributing through social and paid resources, forgetting that the option of showing up in their customers’ or prospects’ inboxes on a regular basis is still an option.

100 Things You Are Doing Wrong on Social Media

Modern Marketing

You are tweeting press releases. You are not following ANYONE back on Twitter. You are not answering questions directed at you on Twitter. You are not listening for Twitter mentions or replies. You are not listening for tweets about the company without the @ sign. You are not tweeting often enough.

Key Performance Indicators – Not Clicks

ANNUITAS

When presented with a Demand Generation Transformation initiative, at least one person will ask, “So this is all about email, right?” This line of thinking also supports the parallel perception that effective program measurement is driven by click and open rates.

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A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

Do you still need to measure brand awareness?

Biznology

As a marketer, I am a late bloomer. I spent most of my career in technology, not doing any marketing at all until 20 years into my career, in 1998.

3 Steps To A Better LinkedIn Photo

Marketing Insider Group

If LinkedIn was like Tinder, would your customers swipe left or swipe right? I know a few Millennials, and scarily a few Gen X friends, who use Tinder to, well, hook up. If you don’t have a great pic, then you are immediately ‘eliminated.’

Infographic: The Science of Creating Buyer Personas

Crimson Marketing

Buyer personas are the first step to any effective content strategy. Personas are what will help you determine how to tailor content to your buyers. . Customer data should be gathered from your own business intelligence as well as web analytics.

What’s Holding CMOs Back When It Comes To Push Mobile Marketing

Modern Marketing

Push notifications are the official way for brands to reach users through an app since the operating system—such as Apple iOS or Google Android— doesn’t provide user email addresses or phone numbers.

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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

What can your B2B data do for you?

Biznology

Data is all the rage in marketing today. Everyone is talking about it. “A A carefully considered data strategy must be a CMO’s top priority,” says AdAge. Data has been called the “new oil” that fuels marketing today. But B2B marketers still struggle to get their full share of value from data.

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Treat Content Like Confetti!

Marketing Insider Group

Who’s ever been covered in confetti – like the aftermath of the New Year’s celebration? A ton of confetti dropped from the roof-top and spread over a block of people has a much different effect than unloading a pallet of paper in the middle of that one block.

4 Stages of a Thought Leadership Maturity Model

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here is a great piece on the maturity of a company’s Thought Leadership program by ITSMA. Last year I was asked by ITSMA to collaborate on this piece with them. They also tapped into companies like Deloitte, E&Y, IBM, Coginzant, SAP and more.

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Thoughts on B2B Marketing Content Marketing Report 2015: 1 – Why strategy is cheap

BaseOne

There are lots of positives to take out of B2B Marketing’s recent Content Marketing Report. For a start almost three-quarters (71 per cent) of B2B marketers say it’s a very important component of their marketing activity. But it’s worrying that 31% of the

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5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.