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10 Tips for Increasing Your Influence

Onalytica B2B

Most content on our own site and across the industry has a strong focus on influencer marketing from the brands’ perspective: why B2B brands should do influencer marketing or how B2B brands can implement a successful influencer campaign – to name a couple.

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How A CMO Uses Storytelling To Engage Audiences

Oracle

Jeremy Duerksen is CMO at Peaksware. In his spare time he rides horses and dual sport motos - presumably not at the same time and races bikes. At Peaksware he is responsible for marketing eight different product lines across three primary markets: strength & conditioning, endurance sports and music education.

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The Psychology of Colors in Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Design plays an important part in content marketing. An interesting looking site is more likely to retain the attention of visitors than something boring or simply average. In turn, sites that rely on content marketing tactics like blogging need to use images to help break up the text and give their readers’ eyes a break. […]. The post The Psychology of Colors in Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Seasonal SEO

KoMarketing Associates

Oh Valentine’s day. The day of overbearing love, overpriced flowers, sappy cards, delicious chocolates, and my 15 th favorite day of the year. Valentine’s day is the day many people use as an opportunity to profess their love for one another. But it also presents a digital marketing opportunity for B2B organizations. I’m talking about seasonal SEO.

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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.

How to Embrace the Future of B2B Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

Despite all the buzz, B2B influencer marketing is still a new frontier. True, the concept has been batted around a lot, but the rules and boundaries of this frontier are still being defined -- especially in the B2B space! A just-released study reports that 55% of B2C companies surveyed are running ongoing influencer programs. That compares to only 15% of B2B firms. Clearly, the use of influencer marketing in the B2B space is still evolving.

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Seven Best Practices for Building and Growing a Subscriber List

Act-On

Building subscriber lists is an essential part of email marketing, but it can be a daunting undertaking. After all, you not only want a lot of email addresses, you want a lot of email addresses that are relevant to your business and your goals. Additionally, there are strict rules and regulations about how subscriber lists are built.

How to Run a Successful B2B Marketing Brainstorm [SlideShare]

Tomorrow People

B2B marketing brainstorms can boom or bust based on the quality of your preparation and how well you engage participants. b2b marketing brainstorms b2b promotional campaigns

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The Need to Prioritize ROI Isn’t Going Away: 5 Digital Marketing Metrics to Master

Marketing Insider Group

Social media trends and popular content marketing techniques may come and go, but the need for numbers will never change. You will always be able to count on the importance of ROI. In fact, demonstrating your return on investment may be more important now than it ever was. Most CEOs expect their CMOs to give […]. The post The Need to Prioritize ROI Isn’t Going Away: 5 Digital Marketing Metrics to Master appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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You Can Run But You Can't Hide from the Importance of Data in Modern Marketing

Oracle

Marketing equals data and data equals marketing. These two things go hand in hand as marketing technology becomes a bigger driver in marketing itself. So it is no surprise that when we asked global marketing experts about marketing in 2017, many of them came back with predictions about data-driven marketing.

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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 Motivate Customers Across the Entire Buyer’s Journey

Act-On

Motivation. It’s a word that comes up in various facets of life, from locker rooms to courtrooms to pop culture. Maybe the word makes you envision motivational speakers – such as Tony Robbins or even Chris Farley’s hilarious Saturday Night Live character Matt Foley. . The word can evoke negativity, too. What’s your motivation?” a peer or spouse may ask you, trying to pick apart your argument. But motivation – and understanding what triggers it – is a critical part of our jobs as marketers.

Better built than bought – how to build your email marketing list

Biznology

Buying an email list may seem like a great short-cut for growing your email marketing reach, but the chances of doing so successfully are small, and the potential damage is not. Here’s why. First though, why should we even care about email marketing right now? Because email marketing, despite lacking the sex appeal of social media and even SEO, is still one of the most effective marketing techniques available.

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What to Consider When Investing in Content Marketing for Existing vs. New Customers

Marketing Insider Group

When developing your content marketing strategy, plan to create content toward both your existing customers and prospective ones still learning about your company. One of the biggest content marketing mistakes made by enterprise marketers is creating content suited toward everyone, instead of personalizing content to different segments of your audience. “The key difference between content […].

The Importance of Post-Holiday Email Relief

Oracle

The 2016 holiday mailing season may be behind marketers, but many top brands show no sign of backing down from sky high email volumes heading into the New Year. If a marketing team is forced to face the reality of not matching or surpassing their revenue goals, they may opt to continue churning out messages—hoping to recoup their losses. Why is this problematic?

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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.

10 Tension Deflection Tactics for Stressed-Out Marketers

Act-On

Got stress? Lots of it? Boy, are you not alone. Are you stressed enough to need a punching bag? So are 62% of marketers … or worse. What’s more, 12% of us are at the breaking point. A certain amount of stress is just part of life. Applied judiciously, it focuses us and improves our performance. But as we all know, there’s good stress and bad stress. We all get short bursts of stress we’re naturally wired for ‒ it helped us when we needed to run away from bears and lions. That’s useful stress.

Report: More Organizations are Embracing Agile Marketing Strategies

KoMarketing Associates

A number of companies are turning to agile marketing strategies to resonate with their customers and drive results, according to new research. The “Future of Marketing” report from Forbes Insights and Aprimo found that 29 percent of respondents “strongly agree” that their companies fully embrace marketing agility. However, 74 percent stated that the agility of marketing operations is a challenge.

10 Brands Show Us How Email Marketing is Done

Marketing Insider Group

An essential aspect of nurturing new sales leads is email marketing. It’s a strategy that allows you to reach out to your prospects on a more personal level with relevant content. According to a report by Salesforce, 49% of marketers claim that email is directly linked to the success of their business efforts. Direct. The post 10 Brands Show Us How Email Marketing is Done appeared first on PureB2B.

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25 B2B Engagement Tactics For All Marketing Funnel Stages

bizible

With the myriad of available B2B marketing engagement opportunities, which strategies should marketers use, and at what point in the buying journey? At which of the marketing funnel stages are prospects prepared for various types of outreach? Here are 25 different engagement tactics, organized by funnel stage, and designated by category -- content, social, paid media, direct mail, and events.

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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.

Customer Lifecycle Metrics, Part 5: Retention and Expansion

Act-On

This is part five in a series of five blog posts that examines the metrics you should measure throughout the five stages of the customer lifecycle: attract , capture , nurture , convert , and expand. Once your prospect converts and becomes a customer, your job as a B2B marketer isn’t done – in fact, the most significant part is just beginning. At least, that’s the case if you’re working for a top performing company.

Five Tips to Help You Write Outstanding Content For Your Blog

Webbiquity

Content is king, and blogs often make the best castles. Unfortunately, many people struggle to consistently write the type of high-quality content that attracts and holds readers, and stands out in search. These five tips can help you more dependably write outstanding content for your blog. Organize Your Content. Poorly organized content is difficult to follow, and it isn’t appealing. It’s essential each paragraph remains on topic.

Nine Lessons in B2B Thought Leadership [Research]

Marketing Insider Group

We surveyed over 200 senior executives at FTSE 350 organisations to better understand how they view and use content marketing. The results bring good news to those in charge of a B2B firm’s marketing and communication programmes – if they heed these nine lessons. The post Nine Lessons in B2B Thought Leadership [Research] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Use Knowledge Delivered Strategy to Show Content Value

Avitage

A Different Approach to Content Marketing Justification B2B content marketers must continually defend budgets and tactics, especially content investments, by proving performance. This is part of a persistent struggle to raise marketing credibility and awareness of its impact in the business. Too many executives, and especially the sales organization, still don’t see it. You create and deploy content to many constituent groups and users.

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.

4 Ways That Automation Is Transforming Marketing

Act-On

Marketing automation (MA) may have once seemed like an abstract concept and just a buzzword, but since the early 90s it has evolved substantially and now effectively performs a range of essential marketing tasks. The results it brings to marketers today are very real, and very beneficial. In fact, businesses that use marketing automation to nurture prospects experience as much as a 451 percent increase in qualified leads.

How to Evaluate Demand Opportunities in 5 Steps

bizible

B2B marketers are always looking for ways to reach their target audience and drive more demand. Simultaneously, there are tons of vendors and media that sell opportunities to drive that demand -- that could be ad buys on a cost per click (CPC) or cost per impression (CPM) basis, opportunities to participate in events/conferences where your audience will be, or a number of other possibilities.

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How to Improve Your Email Open Rates

Marketing Insider Group

Email marketing was a huge piece of the marketing puzzle in 2016. Virtually every company with any kind of CRM system was emailing their contact list on a regular basis. And who can blame them? It’s hard to ignore a marketing channel that averages a 3800% return. Despite the fact that email marketing has. The post How to Improve Your Email Open Rates appeared first on PureB2B. The post How to Improve Your Email Open Rates appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends and Challenges

Industrial Marketing Today

For the past four years, I have downloaded and read research reports on Manufacturing Content Marketing in North America published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). I believe 2014 was the first year that CMI published its annual Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends report specifically for B2B manufacturing content marketing.

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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.