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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?

The Top 8 Reasons Your Video May Fail

Vidyard

“To the victor go the spoils,” is a truism in politics, love, war, and video marketing. You see, while video will soon account for 82 percent of all internet traffic, its gains are unevenly distributed. A few champions enjoy the lion’s share of views, engagement, and outcomes.

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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.

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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Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

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Leaders – Make Your Communications Useful

Type A Communications

October 12, 2017 by Michelle Smith The way in which leaders communicate with employees is one of the most effective factors in creating and increasing employee engagement, as well as in retaining top talent. read more.

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

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.

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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GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

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!

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.

B2B Customer Experience Integration…Where’s the Easy Button?

Type A Communications

October 10, 2017 By Carla Johnson Businesses have been after a complete and seamless digital experience since the day “digital” came about. This keeps getting more important customers are sick. read more.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

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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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

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 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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2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

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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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

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.

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.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

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.

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

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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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?

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.

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 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 Drive Leads to Join Your Email Mailing List

Navigate the Channel

In order to convert leads to prospects and then customers, your B2B company first must find qualified leads. Driving those leads to join your email list is a priority, because they are your future customers.

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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.

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.