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How to save your content marketing strategy from self-destruction

Tomorrow People

Brands are jumping on content marketing as a cash cow — but the yield will be poor unless you can stand out from the herd. Don’t kill your content marketing with mediocrity. Here’s how to differentiate and kill the competition. Guess what? Content marketing has gone from organic farm to industrial ranch. The once roomy and pleasant meadows have been invaded by a whole herd of companies trying to milk this clever form of marketing for all it’s worth. But don’t follow the herd!

Evolution not Revolution: The Future of Marketing Automation

Oracle

I order an Uber on my smartphone, use an app to make sure my cappuccino (skinny, hold the sugar) is ready for me to pick up without waiting in the queue, and stream an episode of Stranger Things on Netflix using mobile data all on my way to work. Do I think, 'Wow, that was a revolutionary experience, how did we get here?' ' Not really, because our current modern day lives are the culmination of constantly evolving technology rather than a single technological revolution.

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What is Agile Marketing: Everything You Need to Know

Marketing Insider Group

This article has been updated, expanded, and republished. As audience expectations rise, marketing technology gets more sophisticated, and the number of channels we need to reach keeps growing, marketers are discovering that their tried and true ways of working just don’t cut it anymore. Fortunately, Agile marketing holds the key to making marketing work in […]. The post What is Agile Marketing: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

B2B Thought Leadership: How to Promote Your Brand with Social Media

B2B PR Sense

B2B thought leadership is the pinnacle of success for any business leader. As a thought leader, you become the leading authority within your industry, with a commanding presence that others look to for upcoming trends and advice. In fact, thought leadership is one of best ways to. Build brand awareness. Nurture trust. Establish your own personal brand. Attract new prospects and leads.

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.

Stop Your Industrial Website Redesign from Derailment

Industrial Marketing Today

What does industrial website redesign have to do with a train derailment? I’m not trying to be funny here by using this image of the Montparnasse derailment that happened on October 22, 1895. The action of a train leaving its tracks accidentally can have catastrophic consequences. Similarly, obstructions that prevent a redesigned website from meeting […] The post Stop Your Industrial Website Redesign from Derailment by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

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4 B2B Content Marketing Strategy Examples with Serious Vision

Marketing Insider Group

What makes a strategy successful? Big picture vision. The marketers that know where their brand story began, where it is right now and how they want it to be perceived six months from now, and six years down the road, are the ones capable of drafting a roadmap that will actually take them to where […]. The post 4 B2B Content Marketing Strategy Examples with Serious Vision appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Influencer Marketing: Just how Mature is the Industry?

Onalytica B2B

Let’s take a leap back in time to 2015. Back then, as we adjusted to Instagram’s meteoric rise and coped with paid social becoming the norm, all while Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk played ubiquitously in the background, something else Awas happening. A quick search for “influencer marketing” on Google Trends provides a clue. Since 2015, the number of searches on Google for that phrase has increased by 1,000%. In marketing terms, this suggests something more than just a trend is happening.

That Fine Line Of Trickery In Digital Marketing: How Not To Cross It!

RockContent

Digital marketing can be done a number of different ways. Slow or fast. Set or iterative. Right or wrong to a degree (of course, there are many different right answers to digital marketing issues). Authentically or trickery. I’m a big fan of running digital marketing in a fast way that’s iterative and actually allows me to figure out the right way for specific audiences. But today, let’s talk about that fine line between authentic transparency versus trickery.

When It Comes To Cross Channel Marketing, Mobile Is Not A Channel

Oracle

Ok you may be thinking, based on the title: "This guy is crazy, of course mobile is a channel! " Yes, of course mobile is a channel. But marketers need to realize that is more than. Much more than that. Mobile is a way of life. And no that is not hyperbole. Not by a long shot. It is fact. Once you realize that mobile is a way of life you can then begin to think about incorporating mobile into consistent and personalized cross-channel experiences to drive more engagement and revenue.

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!

How Mobile App Development is Fueling Digital Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

We have moved fully into the age of smartphones. One area that is continuing to grow, especially for business purposes, is apps. Want more proof of that concept? Have to look at the data provided by Yahoo, which found that a shocking 90% of people’s mobile usage is coming from apps now. According to Google, […]. The post How Mobile App Development is Fueling Digital Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Influencers: the key to content marketing

Biznology

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a B2B digital marketing forum hosted by The Conference Board and led by Mike Moran and Tim Peter. Mike invited me because of all the experience in B2B digital marketing I have accumulated at IBM , much of which we distilled into our book Outside-In Marketing: Using Big Data to Guide Your Content Marketi ng. The lively discussion covered a lot of ground, reflecting the needs of marketing executives striving to do digital well.

[Interview] How B2B CMOs Manage and Develop Marketing Plans 

bizible

We recently published our first issue of Fast CMO magazine and in doing so learned a great deal about how today’s B2B CMOs approach marketing planning. Fast CMO magazine is a compilation of interview stories featuring marketing executives from B2B companies. How to plan properly becomes more important as projects get larger, and we had the opportunity to learn from successful marketing executives here in our latest print edition. We’re publishing the interviews here on our blog.

5 Lessons for Retail Brands in the Lead up to Christmas

Oracle

The retail industry is gearing up for its busiest time of year – the run-up to Christmas and the festive season. And while traditionally the busiest shopping days have been the 27th and 28th December, the American influence in the UK has seen sales for the online retailers dramatically increase over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In fact, PwC predicted sales over that weekend last year were due to grow by 38% to £2.9 billion.

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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.

Why Your Ecommerce Brand Needs to Start Producing More Video

Marketing Insider Group

In 2017, more brands created and shared video content than ever before. In ecommerce, competition for the attention of online consumers is fiercer than ever. As more and more companies have started to implement the same tired social media, content marketing, and digital marketing strategies and tactics as their competitors, the smartest and most innovative […]. The post Why Your Ecommerce Brand Needs to Start Producing More Video appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketin

4 Steps to Sourcing Customers for Amazing User-Generated Content

Influitive

In the new business-to-human (B2H) era of marketing, user-generated content (UGC) allows B2B companies to produce word-of-mouth marketing at scale. Your customers can now have a personal conversation with prospects using language that speaks directly to their real-world use cases of your products and services. And with consumers trusting product reviews 12 times more than traditional.

How Mobile Will Revolutionize Your B2B Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Nick Rojas. Google recently announced that over 50% of searches globally happen on mobile. Reports argue that in the U.S this number is higher, nearing 60%, with certain industries reaching up to 72%! But as a B2B company, you might be quick to write this off as a trend affecting B2C customers making searches off the clock. However, a look at B2B specific research shows otherwise. B2B decision makers are using a mobile device for their research 42% of the time!

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Tips for boosting LinkedIn engagement

Biznology

With all of the ways to enhance your business and your professional reputations with social media, LinkedIn remains the ultimate method for achieving those goals. You can build up your LinkedIn network into the thousands and reach many of them regularly by following our tips for boosting your LinkedIn engagement. Leave the pictures for Facebook. While posts on Facebook garner more attention when you add a picture, the opposite is the same for LinkedIn.

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.

The 15 Most Amazing Photos to Use in Your Next Blog

Marketing Insider Group

One of the best ways to boost blog traffic is with images. Using high quality visual content won’t just make your posts more appealing, it can also boost engagement and better convey the information you are sharing through your written content. After all, 90 percent of the information that the brain processes is visual and we process images 60,000 […]. The post The 15 Most Amazing Photos to Use in Your Next Blog appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How to Create Quality Blog Posts Surprisingly Rapidly

NuSpark

The dreaded blank screen stares back at you. Your to-do list is growing. You’re bleary-eyed. All you want to do is to kick up your feet at the end of a long day and enjoy your favorite beverage. It’s up to you, however, to turn the stubborn empty page into a tasty blog post your audience devours. And that leaves you struggling to shoe-horn the creation of a blog post into your not-a-minute-to-spare days. You try to avoid it. Perhaps you could get away with creating fewer blog posts.

How To Measure Full-Funnel Sales Velocity In B2B Marketing

bizible

Sales velocity is a metric typically used by sales leaders to understand the overall performance of their sales process. It’s a measure of productivity, i.e. amount of money being generated over time. While sales velocity typically focuses on sales opportunities, full-funnel visibility with Bizible's Data Warehouse makes it possible to measure sales velocity for marketing qualified accounts. It’s valuable when marketers can show their impact on two fundamental components of value: time and money.

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Take back advertising revenues: digital boundaries can serve millions and earn billions

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. If you had told Google and Facebook when they went public in 2004 and 2012 that they would capture one-fifth of global advertising revenues in 2016 they would have thought you were crazy. As these companies proved, new and disruptive technology platforms can capture huge revenues in the ad industry. With the right technology and strategic thinking, the ad business is ripe for competition and disruption.

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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.

The Importance of Storytelling in the Engagement Economy

Marketing Insider Group

Do you plan to send out more marketing messages next year than you did this year? If you’re like most marketers I talk to, you answered “yes.” We love to send out more marketing messages, create more content, print more brochures, and promote our products and services more now than we ever have before. And […]. The post The Importance of Storytelling in the Engagement Economy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Marketers Grow Confident in Ability to Hit Revenue Goals

KoMarketing Associates

Today’s marketers are growing confident in their ability to achieve revenue goals, and research shows they are aligning with more business objectives as well. The “2017 State of Pipeline Marketing” report recently looked at how marketers are budgeting, achieving their goals, and prioritizing for the future. The statistics showed that on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being “extremely confident”), the majority of marketers (45.1

How to Succeed with an AI Implementation

Lattice

Lattice has come up with a few key ways to ensure our customers have successful AI implementations

In the Future of Social Media, Will Every Platform Look the Same?

Content Standard

Facebook is stealing features from Snapchat. So is Instagram. And Snapchat is trying to steal things from Facebook. Meanwhile, everyone has already stolen Twitter’s hashtags. And Twitter? They’re toying with longer message limits that will look more like Facebook updates than the platform’s iconic tweets. For consumers, this behavior sometimes seems crazy.

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.