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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?

Public Relations Trends: How to Explode Your PR with Visuals

B2B PR Sense

Visual content is one of the public relations trends that has exploded recently. Put simply, if your content doesn’t include a visual component, you’re losing a huge chunk of your potential audience! People are more visual than ever in their communications -- think emojis, GIFs, and video calling.

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.

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.

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Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

[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.

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.

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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.

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.

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11 Marketing Books Every CMO Should Read

Modern Marketing

It’s safe to say that marketing isn’t the same industry it was even five years ago. If you’re a CMO, you know how crucial it is to stay ahead of industry trends — and how challenging that can be when the industry is constantly evolving.

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Prevent Defense or Permit Offense? What a Football Argument Has to Do with B2B Sales Lead Generation

ViewPoint

According to Wikipedia, the Prevent Defense is a defensive alignment in American football that seeks to prevent the offense from completing a long pass or scoring a touchdown in a single play and seeks to run out the clock. Super Bowl winning coach John Madden doesn’t quite agree with this definition. He has this to say about the prevent defense: "All a prevent defense does is prevent you from winning.". As we all know, disagreement is a fact of life.

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

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.

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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Why Customer Lifetime Value is Essential to Predictive Marketing

Reachforce

Think of predictive marketing as a tool with which you outline how your greatest customers went from interested prospect to repeat customer.

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.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

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

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 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.

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.

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Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

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

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.

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

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.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

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

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.

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State of Search Shout-Out: Two Days in Texas

KoMarketing Associates

This past week I was fortunate enough to speak at the State of Search conference in Dallas, Texas. State of Search is a conference put on by DFWSEM and over the past few years has gained notoriety for the quality of sessions, speakers, and attendees. I can see why. Photo Credit: Akvile DeFazio. There were some truly fantastic sessions and for me, being able to listen to search marketers who are at the top of their game is inspiring, validating, and helps me to improve my own skills.

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Create a Personalized Buyer Journey with Act-On: A bisco Industries Success Story

Act-On

Want to Create a Personalized Buyer Journey? See how Act-On Software helped bisco industries see a 1400% return on investment and save $72K! Advocacy & Loyalty Marketing Automation Marketing Life Act-On buyer's journey buyer's journey personalized marketing

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

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

How To Optimize For Non-Traditional Search Engines Like Amazon And YouTube

ScribbleLive

When we talk about optimizing brand presence, it has historically been limited to search engines like Google and Bing. However, consumers search – and discover – on many other platforms, including Amazon, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.

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.

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.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.