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?

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.

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.

How to to Double (Yes, We Mean Double) the Impact of Your Content Strategy

Does great content really make a difference? How does content quality relate to key business metrics, such as conversions, trust, and purchase? Our research report answers these questions and more as we conclusively prove the connection between content quality and business results.

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[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.

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.

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.

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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

Report: How Top Businesses Approach Content Creation

In this report, content professionals from brands like IBM, Oracle, Dropbox and Mastercard share how they approach content creation. Download and learn the strategies, tactics and tools they use to overcome today’s content challenges.

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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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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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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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

Watch Your Tone! The Ultimate Guide to Developing Your Company’s Tone of Voice

Watch Your Tone! takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your tone of voice. It's loaded with practical advice from some of the world's most noted tone of voice experts, and includes useful guides, examples, and worksheets.

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.

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.

4 Steps to Creating a Successful B2B Infographic

Marketing Insider Group

Content continues to blanket the web and for performance-driven marketers, finding new and creative ways to display the content can be a real challenge. Infographics, though popularized a few years ago, continue to be an effective content marketing method. The infographic is the best marriage of graphic design and copywriting, offering endless ways to showcase […]. The post 4 Steps to Creating a Successful B2B Infographic appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

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.

Does Facebook Have a Liberal or Conservative Bias? And Answers to Other Big Social Media Questions

Contently

Like many news stories of late, this one started with a tweet from the president. On September 27, Trump fired off an accusation that Facebook had always been against him. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded later that day with his own post , writing: “Trump says Facebook is against him.

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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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

eBook: The 9 Ingredients Your Need to Create Better Content

Our content chefs have assembled this recipe book of best practices to help you produce content that stands apart and meets your business objectives. Download and learn the 9 key ingredients of effective content, how they add to your process and how technology helps create content that audiences love to gobble up!

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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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Facebook?

Contently

Could you be the world’s greatest social media manager? The post Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Facebook? appeared first on The Content Strategist. Social content distribution facebook quiz social media video

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

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

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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