Sat.Jan 20, 2018 - Fri.Jan 26, 2018

Intentional inventing: own the intellectual property that leads the future

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. Innovations rule today’s world, so everyone wants to innovate. Innovations are filed for patenting and claimed as property before they are launched. If someone else had your idea first and patented it, you might not be able to use it. But when you create something special, the first intellectual property (IP) step is simple: Describe your idea to a patent researcher and ask the FTO question: “do I have freedom to operate ? ”. If no one has a patent, you win.

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The Top 25 B2B Marketing Experts You Need to Follow Here.

B2B PR Sense

B2B marketing is constantly evolving, with new innovations and strategies that used correctly can stake your success. But how do you stay on the leading edge of these innovations and ensure that your business thrives? Social media just might hold the key. Along the social corridors of Twitter and LinkedIn you will find many experts -- including many of the top B2B marketers in the field. These individuals are not just far-off celebrities.

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5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Persona’s Aren’t Good Enough

B2B Lead Generation

How often do you spend weeks or even months putting blood, sweat, and tears into a new marketing campaign, only to have it fall flat? You swear you did everything right, but when it comes time for the results to pour in, they never show. It’s a marketer’s worst nightmare. The likely culprit? Bad buyer personas. Think about it, your buyer personas are the building blocks of your marketing campaigns. If they’re not good enough, every part of your marketing strategy will suffer.

What’s on the Menu? A Balanced Email Content Diet

Oracle

For most people, the key to a healthy and sustainable diet is balance. Eating the same thing every day can be miserable, and it’s usually not effective. Most of us need variety in our diets to stay healthy, and the essential vitamins our bodies depend on can’t be found in just one or two foods. Today’s consumers have similar needs. Their preferences are constantly changing and they need a variety of products to keep them interested and engaged.

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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.

I Need Hot Leads, and I Need Them Now

The Point

When you work primarily with high-tech clients , you learn to cope with a great deal of short-term thinking. Tech companies have short-term horizons for a number of reasons: * Many are private and depend on short term results to prove viability and therefore ensure their ongoing funding. Many are competing in early stage markets and need to get in front of their competitors quickly before consolidation and attrition take their toll.

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How To Measure The ROI Of Print Marketing

bizible

Account Based Marketing (ABM) is a strategy quickly gaining traction among B2B marketers. By bringing sales and marketing together and developing unique strategies for specific key accounts, firms can be more focused, personal and creative in their communications with prospects. Print materials are important ingredients for every type of direct mail campaign.

3 Steps to Build Reports that Drive ROI

Oracle

The combination of data and technology are the fuel behind marketing and sales. One of the challenges for companies, though, is how that data provides convincing proof of return on investment. A recent study by Censuswide for Dun & Bradstreet shines light on how the right data and analytics can drive ROI.

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Stripped bare: The content marketing secrets to know — before you sign up an agency

Tomorrow People

Stop flirting with your content marketing agency — build a loving relationship with them and get the most out of your marketing investment in our new 10-part blog series. In our new 10-part series, we’re going to pull back the curtains on the client-agency relationship, showing you how to get the most out of your content marketing agency spend. Ready to get going? Let’s start with secret number 1: How to manage the content marketing agency relationship. We all think about success.

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Artificial Neural Networks: What Every Marketer Should Know

Marketing Insider Group

Artificial intelligence in marketing is a subject that is dominating the industry right now. From all the current applications in marketing automation and predictive analytics, to the all-important question: What’s next? To get a better understanding of where this profound shift in technology is taking us, let’s take a look at the thought processes that are […]. The post Artificial Neural Networks: What Every Marketer Should Know appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketin

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 to Create the Best Content For Your Marketing Automation System

KoMarketing Associates

Most content marketers have two core beliefs about content: That “good” content (high-quality content) will outperform “bad” content every time, i.e. that good content gets more results. That good content takes more time to create than bad content. For instance, an epic blog post that takes 20 hours to create will get more business results than a blog post that takes just one hour to dash off. A 20-hour post will always outperform a one-hour post. Right? Except it just ain’t so.

Sifting Data to See the Customer

Oracle

In a world awash in data about a person’s behavior, their characteristics, and their likes, how can marketers ensure the work they do doesn’t lose sight of the individual? Before you answer, consider this statistic from Analytics Week: Data is growing faster than ever before and by the year 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet. As a marketer, does that stat make you want to run and hide?

Tell your tech business video story with a diagram

Biznology

A good way to come up with a story for a tech business video is to find the diagram that tells the story and extract what you need. By “the diagram” I mean the one that’s probably on Slide 9 of the sales deck or Page 6 of a white paper. Diagrams of solution architectures, processes, even the vision behind a strategy, make a great starting point for developing a video.

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Which Content Syndication Networks Are Right for You?

Marketing Insider Group

If you’re not already syndicating your content in one way or another, you really should be. The online world is a big and cluttered place, so it isn’t reasonable to think that you can limit the distribution of your content solely to your own blog. It’s always a good idea to get your blog posts […]. The post Which Content Syndication Networks Are Right for You? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

B2B SEO vs B2C: What’s the Difference?

KoMarketing Associates

The most significant difference between B2B SEO and B2C is the core goals and objectives of campaigns. By nature, the B2B buying process is more complex because of larger and more costly purchases, and a longer sales cycle. While B2B SEO campaigns aim to increase brand exposure and generate quality leads that will eventually turn into sales through actions like demo requests, whitepaper download, newsletter sign ups, etc.,

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How To Reinvigorate Your AdvocateHub With The Multi-Channel Model

Influitive

As an Influitive customer, you get access to one of the most engaging and resource-rich communities in the advocate marketing world—we call it “Influitive VIP.” And if you’ve been in VIP recently, you probably noticed it looks a little different. Not only does our AdvocateHub look better, but this new approach is also more strategic.

5 Effective strategies for A/B testing search

Biznology

What do you really know about your customer’s experience in site search? If you’re getting ready to migrate from one search engine to another, how do you know that the new engine will be better? These are tough questions to answer, but there are methods and measurements that can ensure you’re not trapping your customers in the new search engine. Most companies don’t measure site search well. They rely upon out of the box measurements that measure activity instead of outcomes.

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Marketing and Sales Content – Differences That Matter

Marketing Insider Group

What IS the difference between marketing and sales content? This is a good question to ask across your organization. The answers will reveal people’s thinking and understanding about “content” in general. Notice how clear, specific, consistent and actionable the responses are. Or not. Why does this matter? Effective sales content is a strategic imperative when […]. The post Marketing and Sales Content – Differences That Matter appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

Survey: Social Media Marketing Prioritized in SEO Efforts

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers are continuing to invest in SEO, and as they do so, research shows that they are shifting their focus toward social media marketing in the new year. Clutch and Ignite Visibility recently conducted the “How Organic and Paid Search Inform SEO Strategy” survey to gauge how marketers are targeting their SEO efforts. The top SEO priority – answered by 20 percent of respondents – was social media marketing.

Getting B2B Trade Show Attendees to Buy

Webbiquity

Guest post by Tifany Scifo. Trade shows are a great place to generate new B2B leads and reinforce existing relationships—and the bigger the show, the greater the opportunity. However, even though the convention center is rife with opportunity, it’s equally overflowing with your direct competitors. With so many products and services on display, each more enticing than the last, how can you possibly hope to get a leg up? First, understand what factors motivate buyers.

What Two Drastically Different Leaders Taught Me About Building Trust

Contently

I recently interviewed two leaders who have each influenced hundreds of millions of people. Over the course of two days, I spoke to Evernote CEO and former Google[x] executive Chris O’Neill, and General Stanley McChrystal, founder of McChrystal Group and the commander of U.S. Forces in the Middle East under Bush and Obama. O’Neill and McChrystal are known for getting the best out of people.

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Weekend Reading: “Rise of the Revenue Marketer” by Debbie Qaqish

Marketing Insider Group

For the 159th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Debbie Qaqish, author of Rise of the Revenue Marketer. Are you a B2B marketer with aspirations to remain one for the foreseeable future? You’re going to need to become a revenue marketer if you’re not already. Revenue marketing is the strategy that transforms marketing […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Rise of the Revenue Marketer” by Debbie Qaqish appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Sales Alignment

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.

Customers Continue to Challenge Marketers to Deliver Personalized Experiences

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look to enhance the customer experience, new research shows that personalization is becoming increasingly important. Epsilon Marketing published “The Power of Me: The Impact of Personalization on Marketing Performance” and discovered that 90 percent of customers believe personalization is “very/somewhat appealing.” Approximately 80 percent claim that they are more likely to do business with a company that offers personalized experiences.

Five Types of Software You Need to Run an Online Business Smoothly

Webbiquity

Guest post by Rait Raak. Running and managing an online business isn’t easy. You need all the help you can get to manage your documents, projects, employees, sales…the list goes on. So, many online business owners turn to business software solutions to enable them to do more and do it more efficiently. The problem is that there are sooooo many online business solutions out there, and finding one that seems specifically tailored for your business is never easy.

And Now For Something Completely Different…

RockContent

Sunsetting the Standard Publisher. Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, once said : “The only constant in the technology industry is change.”. While it may be frustrating, that statement is worth reflecting on. Technology is developing at an ever-increasing pace. It doesn’t always result in something beneficial, but the frequency of new innovations mean there’s a huge probability that the next game-changing invention is right around the corner.

Can You Defend Yourself from these Digital Marketing Campaign Killers?

Marketing Insider Group

By 2020, digital marketing ad spend across the world is expected to reach a collective – wait for it – 335 billion dollars to grab the ever-increasing prospects of connecting with customers online. However, this great opportunity for success also comes with an increasing chance of failure – in fact, a CoSchedule survey found that […]. The post Can You Defend Yourself from these Digital Marketing Campaign Killers? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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.