Sat.Aug 01, 2020 - Fri.Aug 07, 2020

SMS Marketing: What You Need To Know

Ladder.io

SMS Marketing is a powerful strategy, but it’s important to always respect both the channel and your customers. We cover what you should do and, more importantly, what you should not do. . Your customers use text messaging to communicate with their partners, children, relatives, and close friends. It’s a privilege to receive access to their text messaging, so you want to make sure you take advantage of this opportunity in the right way.

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The Art of Telemarketing in B2B Lead Generation

Only B2B

Art of Telemarketing. In today’s business world, companies have a variety of options to generate leads from, for their businesses. Some of the famous methods used by companies are Telemarketing, Email Marketing, Direct Mail, Social Media Marketing & Referrals. Of all these methods, Telemarketing has survived and flourished like none others since the 19th century.

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COVID-19 Has Accelerated the Need for Advanced Customer Segmentation

QuickPivot

In QuickPivot’s 15+ years of existence, one truth that we’ve come to realize is that an impenetrable knowledge and understanding of customer behavior is at the center of every successful brand. It’s only when you have the knowledge of who your customers really are, that you’re able to demonstrate why shopping with you is in their best interest.

5 Reasons Automation is the New Reality in Digital Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

When you hear the term “automation,” you typically associate it with the latest technology, AI, and computer data science. However, automation is actually not that new. Humans have always been searching for ways to make our daily lives easier by getting machines to take over various tasks. In fact, the earliest examples of automation can be traced back over 2,000 years when the Chinese developed trip hammers powered by flowing water.

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.

17 tips to lock down your WordPress website!

RockContent

If you got to this post, you probably already understand the importance of a website for a company’s digital strategy, starting with the choice of an appropriate platform for you to manage it. WordPress is one of the most used content publishing platforms. But how to make sure that the site is well protected? How to have a good WordPress security?

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10 Personal Branding Tools That Will Help Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Tools are part of our every day lives -- whether it's the classic hammer and screwdriver, computer software, or specialized apps that help you do what you do better. And when it comes to your personal branding strategy, there are tools that can help you to soar. Before we get into exactly what tools can help you in your branding, let's look at exactly what is personal branding and how you can benefit from having your own personal brand. What is Personal Branding and Why You Need One.

What is PDCA? (and Why It Matters for Marketers)

Marketing Insider Group

What do Francis Bacon and Japanese manufacturers have in common? They both came to the conclusion that validating your assumptions before acting on them was a good idea. All versions of the cycle of experimentation and improvement are based on a scientific method that was first introduced in the work of Francis Bacon, which he explained as “hypothesis–experiment–evaluation” or, in simpler terms, “plan–do–check.”.

What is Error 501 Not Implemented and how to fix it on your website

RockContent

If you want to know how to create a website or blog, you need to understand what Error 501 is and what to do when it occurs. When a browser accesses a page and finds something that doesn’t work well, it returns an error message, called an HTTP status code. If the code in this message starts with a 5, it indicates that it is an error on the server. This means that something on the website — on the server’s side — is not working properly and does not allow the page to load completely.

The State of B2B Influencer Marketing [Research]

Webbiquity

Nearly four out of five B2B marketers believe influencer marketing will grow in importance in the next year. But only half integrate their influencer marketing efforts with their SEO programs, or use influencer marketing tools to identify industry influencers. Those are among the findings in the 2020 State of B2B Influencer Marketing Research Report , just published by the team at TopRank Marketing.

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!

5 Ways to Increase Business Referrals and Boost Sales

SendX

No matter what your business, attracting new customers is crucial to success. But, keeping a steady flow of leads rolling in isn’t always easy. That’s why so many brands not only like referrals but also encourage them. They add tremendous value to any organization as they provide a first person look at what your product or service has done for others. This saves your prospects the time of researching your company and even allows them to see if your organization is the right fit for them.

Why Sales-Marketing Alignment Is Necessary for ABM to Be Effective

Marketing Insider Group

Account-based marketing (ABM) offers a lot of benefits to most B2B organizations. An expert round-up on Forbes Agency Council revealed that the majority of B2B business leaders saw incredible results from an ABM program, including improved lead generation, opportunities for personalization, lowered costs, and better relationships with clients.

Unique Challenges in Manufacturing Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Manufacturing content marketing has its own challenges and frustrations as many industrial marketers have experienced. I touched on some of them in my last post about writing technical blog posts. While the age-old problem of “What should we write about?” still exists, new research findings show a myriad of other challenges. Some of these may. Read more The post, %Unique Challenges in Manufacturing Content Marketing% by %Achinta Mitra% was originally published on %Industrial Marketing Today%.

How to combine SEO and web design to create more effective pages for your persona and search engines

RockContent

The importance of SEO web design is that when we invest in a website’s development, we want it to be very presentable, with pleasant visual elements, in addition to offering functional, simple, and intuitive navigation. This is all part of the concern for offering a good user experience. However, can we reconcile this approach with SEO techniques ? Although there are several challenges when combining SEO and web design, this is a very viable mixture.

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 4 Enterprise Email Marketing Software [With Pricing & Features]

SendX

There are 450+ email marketing platforms in the world right now. But not every one of them is suited for an enterprise. When you are looking for an email marketing software for your enterprise, you should consider the level of automation, ease of use, data you can get to make decisions that can have a considerable impact, quality of customer support, and of course, your budget, etc. Yes, it can be overwhelming.

5 Trends for the Future of Marketing in 2020 and Beyond

Marketing Insider Group

To make a solid plan for the short term, it’s important to keep an eye on where you’re heading in the long term. Nobody can say with 100% certainty what the future of marketing will look like, but industry professionals can offer useful insights and predictions into some of the possibilities that might be available in the coming years. Of course, there’s no guarantee that these predictions will come true.

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Why SEO Is Even More Important For SMEs During Coronavirus

Webbiquity

Guest post by Gary Sweeney. The combination of fear and regulation in response to COVID-19 has driven a huge amount of commercial activity out of the real world and into the online realm. Businesses that haven’t yet adjusted their online presence to reflect this may be at serious risk.

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Learn how to create a newsletter in WordPress to engage with your audience

RockContent

Knowing how to create a newsletter in WordPress is one of those types of technical knowledge essential for those who work in Digital Marketing or have their own blog. Usually, our focus when creating a digital strategy is in the quality of the content, SEO techniques, and social media management , which makes us forget technical points that matter when it comes to WordPress. In this article, we will teach all you must know to get your newsletter working and start reaping the best results.

How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

Top 4 Enterprise Email Marketing Software [With Pricing & Features]

SendX

There are 450+ email marketing platforms in the world right now. But not every one of them is suited for an enterprise. When you are looking for an email marketing software for your enterprise, you should consider the level of automation, ease of use, data you can get to make decisions that can have a considerable impact, quality of customer support, and of course, your budget, etc. Yes, it can be overwhelming.

4 Ways Marketing Automation Takes the Uncertainty Out of A/B Testing

Marketing Insider Group

The mark of a successful business is its commitment to constant improvement. Change is inevitable, especially in today’s fast-paced environment. If your brand is out of step with the latest technology or design trends, it’s at risk of being passed over by consumers. But of course, change is never easy, especially when it comes with a big price tag and runs the risk of lost sales if things go wrong.

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COVID-19 Forcing B2B Marketers to Cancel More Exhibitions, Shift to Virtual Events

KoMarketing Associates

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt, new research suggests that B2B marketers in the exhibition space have needed to make numerous adjustments to their strategies. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) recently released the results of a survey detailing how COVID-19 is impacting B2B exhibition marketers. Statistics showed that as of April, 62% of marketers have been forced to cancel at least one B2B exhibition, and this percentage jumped to 73% in June.

Google PageSpeed Insights: how to reach the highest score and get more results?

RockContent

What’s better: to do something quickly or do it well? This question would raise an interesting discussion in any round of conversation. Still, the point of this article is to show that they are the same thing in many cases, especially when it comes to user experience in websites, blogs, and applications. The page’s loading speed makes all the difference. It’s no coincidence that Google places so much importance on this factor when it comes to ranking pages in search results.

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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.

Webinars are video. They need movement.

Biznology

Findings from a recent report on lead-gen strategies from Ascend2: Most marketers think their social media tactics are increasing the quality of leads Most marketers are spending more on social media because of COVID-19 Most marketers regard video as the most effective type of content for lead-gen, followed by webinars, and live events/webinars. All these “most-effective” content types feature moving pictures on a small screen — in other words, they’re all video.

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The 13 Most Effective Types of Content Marketing

Roketto

Do you want to know what drives me crazy? People talking about blogging and content marketing as if they are synonyms, as if they are the same thing. Featured Content Marketing

Report: 67.9% of Marketers Missing Opportunities to Keep Up with the Industry Due to COVID-19

KoMarketing Associates

Many marketers have relied on face-to-face business interactions to resonate with their target audience. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests that they may be missing out due to a lack of this type of communication. A report titled “The Future of the ‘In-Person’ Business Economy” from The 614 Group recently suggested that marketers are losing out on several aspects of their day-to-day business as a result of COVID-19.

Product tutorials: how to demonstrate your assets to the public

RockContent

A successful marketing strategy relies on making the customers feel the experience of using your product. Either through Interactive Content or product tutorials, your differentials must stand out. Still, that can be a real challenge. Have you ever bought a product without knowing exactly how it worked? If you have, you know that it is not exactly a fun experience.

Why Start With Marketing & Sales Alignment

Speaker: Molly Rigatti, Marketing Strategist at SmartBug Media

Before you plan your next sales kickoff or bottom of the funnel marketing campaign or any effort where sales and marketing are both on the hook for performance, you need to check in on your teams. Sales and marketing both oversee a very important part of the pipeline and revenue process for your organization. But that doesn’t mean they should function in silos. When building up your sales enablement program, think about the three “P”s—practicality, productivity, and profit—when defining responsibilities and facilitating communication between your teams.