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The Cost of Free: Subject Lines and Email Deliverability

Oracle

An enticing subject line is a critical tool in a marketer’s arsenal, driving open rates, engagement in the inbox, and ultimately conversions. A subject line is the first preview a recipient has to the message that awaits them, triggering a split-second decision regarding the fate of a campaign. The question is, will your subject lines drive users to delete, open, or flag your messages as spam? What’s at Stake? The risks to a sender’s deliverability and reputation are very real.

5 Tips on Conversation Rate Optimization

Marketing Insider Group

With Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) being a common term and practice, if you’re a marketer out there, you may be wondering “how can someone possibly have a typo in a blog title” – it’s not a typo. You see, for many businesses, creating more conversation is as valuable as creating a conversion. First, a conversion […]. The post 5 Tips on Conversation Rate Optimization appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Why do you need to automate your content tagging with AI?

Biznology

If you have content, you tag it. If you have web content, you tag it in your content management system. Your authors do it every day. And it feels somehow free. You never get a bill for content tagging–people who already work at your place spend a few minutes doing it every day. So why would I need to automate content tagging? For some kinds of content tagging, manual tagging is fine.

It's Time to Think Differently About Content Marketing

B2B Marketing Directions

Content marketing has been an integral part of marketing at most B2B companies for most of the past decade. In every annual survey conducted by the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs (beginning in 2010), about nine out of ten surveyed B2B marketers have reported their company was using content marketing in some form.

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.

Democratizing martech: distributing power from IT to marketing technologists to everyone

chiefmartech

I am fascinated by “citizen technology.” ” That’s a terrible name for it, because it implies digital government technology, which is not what I’m talking about. Although that too is a fascinating topic for discussion on another day.). Rather, the labels of citizen analyst , citizen data scientist , citizen developer , citizen integrator , etc.,

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Identify and Rejuvenate Your Inactive Customers

Oracle

By Gabrielle Tao,VP, Product Management, Responsys Development, Oracle. As a marketer, you most likely have a list of your “inactive” customers. The definition of inactive customers varies from marketer to marketer. Maybe they’re customers who haven’t purchased in the last year or those who haven’t responded to any marketing messages in the last 180 days. They opted in to receive your marketing messages, but they don’t interact with your brand any more.

Third-Party Lead Generation and GDPR Compliance

Zoominfo

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here and mandates major changes to the modern marketer’s B2B lead generation efforts. Most marketers are (or should be) well on their way to GDPR compliance when it comes to website and landing-page form language, data transfer procedures, and documentation. Less understood, though, are the ways in which the GDPR affects B2B marketers’ third-party lead generation campaigns. So, in today’s blog post, we break down the basics for you.

Interview with ?Lillian Pierson, P.E.

Onalytica B2B

?Lillian Pierson, P.E. – Founder at Data-Mania | Data Strategist, Trainer & Biz Coach to Tech Professionals. Key Topics: AI, IoT, Big Data, Data Science. Location: Global with a predominantly US audience and client base. Bio: Lillian Pierson is a Data Strategist that specializes in training and advising. She’s a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, with 6 years of experience working as a data professional.

Report: Transparency, Communication Critical to B2B Marketers’ Customer Relationships

KoMarketing Associates

New research suggests that transparency and communication are critical components to developing successful relationships between B2B businesses and their customers. To better understand the important factors of B2B customer relationships, Gyro and the Financial Times’ Commercial Insight Group recently conducted a study called “The Business Feeling Index.”

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!

You’re Only as Strong as Your Annual Marketing Plan

Marketing Insider Group

Your annual marketing plan is the all-important, over-arching benchmark for your marketing goals for the next 12 months. It reveals where you are now and where you want to be in a year. It’s your roadmap that identifies priorities, what initiatives from last year you should shed, and both short and long-term expectations, as well […]. The post You’re Only as Strong as Your Annual Marketing Plan appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Have you thought your CMS, SEO, and site-hosting strategy through?

Biznology

While tools like cPanel can install CMS platforms like Drupal and WordPress into $3.95/month web hosting services with the click of a button, there’s the cheap and easy way and there’s the right way. As they say, measure twice, cut once. Entertainment Weekly runs Drupal and The New Yorker runs WordPress.

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How to Bolster Your B2B SEO Strategy with PR

Zoominfo

As our world becomes increasingly digital, lines between business concentrations have blurred. Marketing bleeds into social media. Social media bleeds into customer relations. Customer relations bleeds into branding—and so on and so forth. But, two marketing initiatives that aren’t often integrated are search engine optimization (SEO) and public relations (PR). However, these two initiatives must be intertwined in order for a company to compete in today’s marketplace. .

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77% of B2B Marketers are Failing to Profit from Existing Customer Relationships

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers work hard to maintain relationships with their existing customers, but new research shows that they are not realizing the full revenue potential of their buyers. The CMO Council recently published the “Gaining Traction with Every Digital Interaction” white paper, which looked at how B2B marketers have maintained relationships with their customers over time. Statistics showed that the majority (77 percent) are not realizing the full revenue potential of their existing customers.

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.

Your Business Has Been Hacked. Now What?

Marketing Insider Group

Your worst nightmare has come true. You drive into work, settle into your chair and pull up your company’s social media accounts to see if anything happened over night. The page or social media management software loads up and you find hundreds of notifications. A burst of excitement rushes through you. Did it finally happen? […]. The post Your Business Has Been Hacked. Now What? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How to triage customer experience projects

Biznology

Right now, 9 out of 10 companies say they need to transform, and upwards of 60% of companies worldwide are in the midst of digital transformation. Their goal is to disrupt themselves and dramatically improve how their customers experience their brand. But, according to McKinsey , only 1 in 6 companies are implementing bold, at-scale strategies in this direction. Slightly more are still taking ‘baby steps’ and the rest are somewhere in between. So, what’s the hold up?

The Content Marketer’s Guide to Predictive Analytics

Zoominfo

In modern-day marketing, data is the new oil. The more customer data you capture, analyze, and act upon, the better you get at creating influential marketing narratives. In fact, 63% of marketing executives feel strongly that data-driven marketing is crucial to success in our hyper-competitive global economy ( source ). But—as the best content marketers will tell you, analyzing and applying customer data is complicated and time-consuming.

What Bizible + Marketo Means

bizible

It’s been about a month since we announced Marketo’s acquisition of Bizible on stage at Marketing Nation Summit, and with time to reflect and have many conversations with the Bizible and Marketo teams, I couldn’t be more excited for Bizible’s future at Marketo. We started Bizible seven years ago with the mission to help marketers connect their marketing to revenue so that they could make smart decisions and grow their companies. It’s a simple idea, but a complex challenge.

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.

4 Ways Ceridian Delights Customers Throughout The Customer Journey To Boost Advocacy & Retention

Influitive

The rules of the game have changed—having the best software is no longer enough. Instead, delighting customers throughout their buying journey is the only way to meaningfully engage and retain them in today’s marketplace. A recent study by Walker predicts that “by 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator.”.

What Qualities Should You Look for in a Marketing Employee?

Webbiquity

Guest post. Hiring is hard, particularly when you’re looking to hire someone for a role that is absolutely vital to your company’s success. While the process of trial and error is a huge (and unavoidable) part of the hiring process, there are ways to tweak your interviewing methods so that next time it’s easier to find, and hire, the ideal candidate. Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels.

A Marketer’s Guide to Optimizing Web Content for Voice Search

Zoominfo

B2B companies take note: Use of voice search is on the rise. In fact, 41% of U.S. adults use voice search on a daily basis ( source ). This search trend presents a unique opportunity for your company to jump ahead of the competition and generate more organic traffic to your business websites. Market research firm Gartner predicts that by 2021, early adopter brands that redesign their websites to support visual and voice search will increase digital commerce revenue by 30% ( source ).

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How do you automate tagging your web content with industries?

Biznology

If you are a B2B company, you likely go to market by industry. So, you might have products that are bought by several industries, but maybe they do different things with your product in different industries. Perhaps they don’t have the same benefits across industries. Or they use different language to describe what they do or what the benefits are. Those are all good reasons to have content targeted at specific industries.

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.

Why Your Company Needs a Facebook Group

Contently

If it weren’t for Facebook groups about rats, I would have deleted my account a long time ago. You heard me. Rat groups. After I adopted my first pet rat, Ripley, in 2015, I took her home and realized I had no idea how to take care of her. While researching online, I stumbled into a thriving community of Facebook groups for rat parents.

Weekend Reading: “Ideas, Influence, and Income” by Tanya Hall

Marketing Insider Group

For the 177th episode of the Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Tanya Hall, author of Ideas, Influence, and Income: Write a Book, Build Your Brand, and Lead Your Industry. A book is the holy grail of content marketing, and approaching it strategically from the outset ensures a return on the time, energy, and money behind […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Ideas, Influence, and Income” by Tanya Hall appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How to Write Headlines That Get Shared And Drive Traffic

Act-On

The most important words in any of your content are the ones in the headline. Learn how to create great headlines that will generate traffic! Content Marketing content headlines marketing content marketing headlines

B2B PR Trends: How to Give Journalists What They Really Want

B2B PR Sense

Journalism has been battered by major changes over the past few years. If you find yourself struggling to keep up with these changes, you're not alone. But to help you up your effectiveness, we've highlighted the key B2B PR trends you need to know to appeal to journalists. Two Reports, Two Different Points of View: What It Means For You. We recently noticed two reports on the state of journalism.

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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.