Sat.Oct 07, 2017 - Fri.Oct 13, 2017

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?

Are You Really Ready to Enter a New Market?

Measure Up Marketing

Ideas for new markets to serve can come from Marketing and anywhere externally or internally, e.g. best customers or a partner, a member of the C-Suite, and Sales or Customer Support departments.

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The Vidyard Community is Coming to Cities Across North America!

Vidyard

Dust off your webcam and get ready to put video back into focus! The Vidyard community is making the rounds to help you win more with videos! Are you interested in getting together with your peers to learn and share tips, tactics, and experiences using Vidyard? Read on!

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.

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

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Snapchat Use Among Influencers Is Down 33% [New Data]

Hubspot

We've been following the competition heating up between Snapchat and Instagram since Instagram launched Stories last August. And in the year since, we've been keeping track of the changing tides of disappearing messages and stories -- and Instagram is the one to beat.

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?

Attribution Will Be Critical for AI-Based Marketing Success

Customer Experience Matrix

I gave my presentation on Self-Driving Marketing Campaigns at the MarTech conference last week. Most of the content followed the arguments I made here a couple of weeks ago, about the challenges of coordinating multiple specialist AI systems.

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

Modern Marketing

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.

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

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.

[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 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.

Evolution not Revolution: The Future of Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

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.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

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.

How many leads must you create to achieve sales forecasts?

ViewPoint

To make your forecast for the new year, look at sales for the coming year in terms of units. How many units must be sold? Review the existing pipeline and your closing ratio. Now you have the number of units that will be sold in the coming months without lead generation. This is the basis for projecting the number of leads needed to make the forecast from sales leads for the new year.

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.

5 Lessons for Retail Brands in the Lead up to Christmas

Modern Marketing

The retail industry is gearing up for its busiest time of year – the run-up to Christmas and the festive season.

7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

Convert articles and blog posts to video

Biznology

Are you one of those marketers wondering where and how to use video effectively? You’re certainly not alone. Video platform managers and solutions marketing analysts tell me that “where should I use video?” ” is a question they get a lot. .

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

ScribbleLive

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.

Why the Best Marketing Is Adaptive Marketing

Act-On

Adaptive marketing is what happens when you bring in all the biggest trends of marketing right now: personalization, big data, customer-first, real-time.

Only B2B - Untitled Article

Only B2B

Finally, 5 things in email marketing campaign which actually work. We can only wish this was true, but we have all been there thinking about – Why doesn’t my email marketing campaigns generate results? My readers don’t seem to open my emails! frustration*.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.

It’s not what Dove meant, it’s what people see

Biznology

Dove ad screen capture via @NaytheMua. Dove has historically actively pursued women’s diversity in race, color, size, shape. This is a controversy of context in a world that is not only allowed but empowered to excerpt, crop, edit, and define meaning.

FileNet – IBM removed from Gartner’s Leader Quadrant for Content Service Platforms – What Happened?

Technology Services Group

Gartner recently released their 2017 analysis of content service platforms. () In 2016, Gartner changed from evaluating Enterprise Content Management to a renamed approach focused on Content Service Platforms.

Brand Strategy 101: 7 Essentials for Strong Company Branding

Hubspot

Let's say you've come to the difficult realization that quite frankly your brand -- if you can even call it that -- is all over the place. Or perhaps worse, you have a defined brand, but you're noticing that it just doesn't seem to mesh with who you really are and what you really do. Don't panic.

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Crafting Cart Abandonment Emails that Work

Modern B2B Marketing

Nearly 3 out of 4 online shopping carts are abandoned. There are a myriad of reasons why customers abandon their carts, from sticker shock about shipping rates to lack of trust in your data privacy policies.

30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

Is Gated Content an Evil Troll or the Savior of Content Strategy?

Content Standard

To gate or not to gate: That is the question. Sorry, couldn’t resist!) Ever since Bill Gates proclaimed that content is king way back in 1996, marketers have been trying to figure out the best ways to present compelling, engaging content in a way that also helps drive leads and close sales.

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

The Future of Content and SEO: 5 Trends Every Marketer Needs to Know

Content Marketing Institute

Content marketing is at a critical inflection point. For it to serve as the fuel and infrastructure for modern marketing departments, some things need to change. Brands are not getting much of a return on that investment.

Only B2B - Untitled Article

Only B2B

How to know whether your lead is “qualified” enough to be a sales qualified lead? Let’s begin by understanding a few basics.

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9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.