Sat.Nov 01, 2014 - Fri.Nov 07, 2014

Introduction to Lead Management

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet If Sales and Marketing were a manufacturing operation starting with raw materials — leads — and ending up with 5% to 20% in deliverable product — won sales — it would soon be shut down to determine what is wrong.

5 Fresh B2B Marketing Stats & What They Mean to You

KoMarketing Associates

One thing I love about the KoMarketing team is they keep me up to date on everything that’s happening in the online marketing and B2B space. From article sharing to tweets to bi-weekly training discussions, the team does a great job staying on top of what’s happening.

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Content Marketing Is The Only Marketing Left

Marketing Insider Group

This is a quote from Seth Godin after hearing the definition of content marketing back in 2008: Content Marketing is all the marketing left! At the AWeber Ascend Digital Marketing Summit , I shared my view on how the future of marketing is all about content marketing.

Your Marketing Team Isn't As Good As They Think - Just Ask Sales

ViewPoint

“If we''re going to win the pennant, we''ve got to start thinking we''re not as good as we think we are.” Casey Stengel*. Yes, it was one of Casey Stengel’s best thoughts.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The 2 Things You Must Nail For Lead-Generating B2B Content

The Forward Observer

Are you overwhelmed with the complexity of creating B2B marketing content that generates leads? A focus on two things can help it all fall in place. The way people buy has changed dramatically.

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Elissa Fink, CMO of Tableau Software: Don’t Be Afraid of Data Marketing: How to Use Marketing Analytics to Measure Progress [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

“Marketing is about recognizing where you are and knowing where you want to be. It’s all about measuring progress. It’s not just about how high up the ladder your brand can get…the important thing is helping your brand climb as many rungs of the ladder as possible.”

Sales Thinks The Leads Are Weak - Well Are They? 12 Power Opinions (Pt 3)

ViewPoint

The leads are weak? You’re weak! If you have never seen the movie/play “Glengarry Glen Ross,” do yourself a favor and watch it. Alec Baldwin rips into the late Jack Lemmon for commenting, “the leads are weak,” with a classic Baldwin-esque tongue-lashing: “The leads are weak? The are weak! You’re weak!”. Lead Qualification

Dynamic pricing done automagically

Biznology

One of the best things about the e-commerce is that nobody knows you’re a dog on the Internet. A smart small businessman can use technology to maximize profits, lower expenses, and even beat out their competitors.

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The Biggest Mistake Business Bloggers Make (and how to avoid it!)

Writing on the Web

The biggest mistake business bloggers make is that they are frequently ego-centric. This isn’t necessarily all bad, it simply doesn’t bring the blogging results that smart professionals expect. Bloggers are so passionate about their message and their expertise , they preach. They shout.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Matching Webinar Content to the Buying Cycle: Evaluation and Purchase Stages

Modern Marketing

Editor's Note: Today's post comes courtesy of Tom Masotto, VP Product Marketing & Business Development at ON24 , a cloud-based webinar platform. This post is Part 2 of a 2-part series. You can read part 1 here.

Five Signs You're Missing Sales Opportunities

ViewPoint

Available Free for a limited time! I am excited to announce that SellingBrew just published my Playbook Diagnostic, “Five Signs You’re Missing Sales Opportunities” and has generously made it available free to readers of ViewPoint for a limited time. Lead Generation Sales Leads

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Taming the Nexus 5 battery and data usage

Biznology

I ordered my Google Nexus 5 smart phone the moment I could — and have been devastated ever since.

3 Online Marketing Elements The B2B Organization Should Not Overlook

KoMarketing Associates

When many people think of the B2B organization, they imagine large factories or manufacturing companies, turning out large orders to other big companies.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

3 Case Studies Profiled at Social Fresh West

Modern Marketing

Social Fresh West 2014, billed as the “secret weapon for social media success,” wrapped up in sunny San Diego last week. This much anticipated conference brought together some of the brightest marketing professionals, thought leaders, and trendsetters in the social media space.

Industrial Website Redesign: Content Before Design

Industrial Marketing Today

Around this time of the year, I get more calls and emails about redesigning industrial websites. This of course is very good news for my industrial marketing business but there is usually something missing that makes me cautious. My “Spidey Sense” is heightened whenever I hear the other person say something like “We need to [.] The post Industrial Website Redesign: Content Before Design by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary.

Why inbound marketing messages should be sent on a regular schedule

Biznology

When it comes to inbound marketing, it is essential that you send messages on a consistent basis to your customer lists. If you don’t, then your lists will decay even faster than they already are.

My 2015 Sales & Marketing Predictions

Crimson Marketing

I recently discussed my sales and marketing predictions for 2015 with Backbone Media. In my thought leader video, I discuss the emergence of the left-brained CMO, how marketers will get ‘indigestion’ from too much marketing technology, and that predictive analytics will be HOT in 2015.

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Seven Marketing Automation Myths to Ignore - Illustrated Edition

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m sad.

B2B Marketers Going Beyond Buyer Personas, Working with Sales

B2B Marketing Traction

The behavior of today’s B2B buyer means that marketing needs to go far beyond what it did in the past. Marketing must not only attract new prospects but also provide information and content for sales to convert them to customers.

Why personalized content is just better advertising

Biznology

I’ve been doing a lot of work recently with clients on website personalization, and I have been struck by how a distinct minority of people (mostly with an advertising background) question whether we really need to target people with website personalization.

Reform Your Content Marketing

Modern Marketing

Halloween may be over but the season of the witch, if you will, lives on. And it is in this season where many marketers, be they B2C or B2B fall prey to the deadly sins of content marketing. Fear not marketers for we are here to help guide you from this dark side where deadly sins abound. In our new eBook, The 7 1/2 Deadly Sins of Content Marketing (And How To Avoid Them) , we illustrate each deadly sin along with a remedy to cure them as well.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Lytics Adds Marketing Recommendations to a Customer Data Platform

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s just over one year since I first spoke with Lytics *, which at that time was (accurately) calling itself a Customer Data Platform but had not yet released a beta version of its product. The company has been busy since then, raising $7 million to supplement its initial $2.2

14 Key Takeaways from the B2B Content Marketing Report

Webbiquity

The 2014 B2B Content Marketing Report is out, and no doubt will spur a number of blog posts. As usual, this year’s findings are a mix of the obvious (lead generation is the top goal of content marketing – as it has been for the last 10,000 years or so) and the somewhat surprising.

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Branding and data – the new alliance

Biznology

Old time B2B marketers would see these two words as polar opposites in the marketing continuum and would define them as: Branding – a market awareness (hopefully positive) of the company, product and/or service achieved through advertising, PR and other forms of communication (e.g.

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What the New Gmail Inbox Means For Marketers

Modern Marketing

The world of email marketing deliverability was given a surprise jolt last week, with the introduction of a new product from Google. Inbox by Gmail was rolled out in Beta last week, and is available by invite only. You can request an invitation by sending an email to inbox@google.com. If you have a friend who is lucky enough to have access, they can also send you an invite. When Gmail introduced the tabs earlier this year, we had to re-evaluate the way we looked at our marketing campaigns.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!