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How to Measure Your Inbound Marketing Success

Reachforce

It's not enough to just set a marketing strategy and forget it. You need to measure it and continue to tweak and adapt it so it's reaching its fullest potential. In order to do this, it's essential to keep up with your analytics across all of your marketing platforms. marketing measures

Why B2B marketers should care about B2C marketing

Biznology

I know that many people specialize in either B2B or B2C marketing, but I have done both in my career, with more emphasis on B2B.

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9 B2B Sales Closing Techniques You Can Use Today

DiscoverOrg

First things first: People buy from people first, product second , according to Director of Sales Steve Wernke. They want to feel good about who they’re buying from, and they want to walk away feeling good. As they negotiate, they want to feel like they won.

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Always Be Linking: 9 Places B2B Marketers Might Miss Link Building Opportunities

KoMarketing Associates

Link building is not something B2B marketers think about regularly. While most marketers realize the importance of links for search engine optimization, experience has shown that link building does not often stay top of mind with everything else that commands attention in a B2B marketing program.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Personal Branding – Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand

Marketing Insider Group

At one point, there was such a thing as separation between your work life and your social life. For many professionals, this is no longer true. This is why more and more thought leaders, business consultants, and influencers are choosing to focus on personal branding: it’s not enough to be a nameless part of a […]. The post Personal Branding – Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media

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Why Video Storytelling Is the Future of Marketing

Act-On

Add video to your content marketing mix to bump your results in the right direction. Learn 4 high-profile use cases and 4 tips for success. Corporate Video content marketing video video content video marketing

Expert Insight: How Marketers Need to Respond to the Rapidly Evolving MarTech Landscape

KoMarketing Associates

As the MarTech landscape continues to evolve, new research suggests that marketers believe it is changing quickly. Over the past three years, 48 percent of marketers believe that the landscape has “evolved rapidly,” according to a report titled the “State of Martech 2018” from Walker Sands.

All the Feels: The Importance of Emotional Marketing and Connecting with Your Audience {Infographic}

Marketing Insider Group

This post originally appeared on PAN Communications Emotional marketing is a tactic that’s utilized by marketers to address their feelings, values and pain points so brands can make connections with their prospects and form brand loyalty.

Five B2B Marketing Trends That Will Drive Ecommerce

Webbiquity

Guest post by Brian Mechem. Recent years have seen an explosion of direct online sales in the global B2B sector. The shift from brick-and-mortar to ecommerce that’s been playing out over the past two decades in the B2C world is increasingly impacting B2b vendors.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Customer Data Platforms vs Master Data Management: How They Differ

Customer Experience Matrix

My wanderings through the Customer Data Platform landscape have increasingly led towards the adjacent realm of Master Data Management (MDM). Many people are starting to ask whether they’re really the same thing or could at least be used for some of the same purposes.

CMO Survey: Social Media Marketing Budgets Expected to Increase

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to implement new tactics into their strategies, new research suggests that social media is playing a more prominent role.

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The Problem With Your Thought Leadership Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Thought leadership is a powerful tool. Some might argue that overuse of the term has relegated it to jargon status, but the value of thought leadership done right is anything but empty. In fact, authentic thought leadership remains a driving force in successful companies across almost every industry.

Demand Generation’s Problem with Content Marketing Evangelism

ANNUITAS

I had my heart broken at Content Marketing World in Ohio this week. I was very pleased to return to Cleveland for my sixth #CMW, and curious to see what was new at the show as I had missed last year’s event. Event founder Joe Pulizzi came back from a 9-month sabbatical (and 30-day technology detox) refreshed and inspired, delivering an aspirational keynote advising focus, dedication to your goals, and empathy and awareness for the good of others as well as yourself.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

Third Party Data Is Not Dead Yet

Customer Experience Matrix

Third party data is not dead yet. It was supposed to be.

Report: Mobile Organic Search Visits on the Rise

KoMarketing Associates

As organic search visits continue to grow, new research shows that marketers may want to shift their focus toward mobile, rather than desktop.

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The Best Marketing Channels in 2018 Offer a World of Value

Marketing Insider Group

There’s no getting around it – today’s multi-channel marketing landscape is complex. But, instead of getting wrapped up in the ‘multi’, it can be productive to take a step back and look at what is actually working for high performing brands and focus on it.

How to Breathe New Life Into Old Content

Act-On

Good content is so hard to create that it’s worth your time to use historical optimization to refresh old bogs and other content to create new value. Content Marketing blog optimization content content marketing optimization optimize optimize old blogs

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Sales Emotional Intelligence (Dave Sill)

DiscoverOrg

Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday! I’m David Sill , Head of Sales Enablement at DiscoverOrg. Today we’re going to be discussing emotional intelligence; more specifically, four things that you can try to marshal your emotions towards greater sales success.

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Why Content Marketing Works: The One Skill You Need to Master

Contently

Ten years ago this week, I created my first content marketing campaign. I was running an upstart news site, and a company asked us to write a series of articles to promote the launch of their new platform for crowd-sourced inventions.

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4 Steps in Building and Maintaining a Positive Client Relationship

Marketing Insider Group

A positive relationship with clients is one of the most important parts of a successful business, and according to one survey as reported by Oracle.com, 86% of consumers will pay more for a better experience.

How do you segment your market?

Biznology

Clients ask us all the time to help them with the right characteristics for personas–which are essentially market segments. We use what we call the A2G framework to help you think through all the characteristics that might be helpful: Attitudes : What are the visitor’s psychographics?

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Sales Emotional Intelligence (Dave Sill)

DiscoverOrg

Reading Time: 7 minutes Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday! I’m David Sill , Head of Sales Enablement at DiscoverOrg. Today we’re going to be discussing emotional intelligence; more specifically, four things that you can try to marshal your emotions towards greater sales success.

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Make the Most of Your Content Marketing with Marketing Pods

Act-On

Leverage your content marketing by creating content marketing pods, or hubs and spokes, that turns every blog post into another piece of marketing content. Content Marketing

8 Instagram Tools for Social Media Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

In today’s world, your business simply must exist and be active on social media if you want to succeed. Being on the most popular social media networks is essential, one of these networks being Instagram. ‘’The The Instagram platform isn’t just for photographers and teens.

Why marketers need to move beyond the “easy wins”

Biznology

I know it’s human nature to look for the “easy wins,” or the “low-hanging fruit,” or <fill in your own cliche here> It’s not just marketers and it’s not new.

5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.