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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. I am glad that I have B2C in my background, however, because it has helped me to notice a few really important things that B2C marketers focus on that B2B marketers are a bit slower on the uptake for: Customer experience matters.

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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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Let Your Business Stand Out With Instagram Stories

Oracle

Ever since Instagram Stories debuted, this feature has been a big hit with Instagram users, enabling them to combine photos and video clips into one coherent narrative in order to share important (and sometimes, not so important) moments from their lives. And now businesses are exploring new uses for Instagram Stories to engage with customers and fans. Experiment with Stop-Motion Ads on Instagram One interesting use of Instagram Stories is to create quick, catchy ads to run on Instagram.

Interview with Jamil Ahmed

Onalytica B2B

Jamil Ahmed – CEO at Reinforce Lab. Key Topics: International Business, Business Development, Business Intelligence, Marketing, Digital Marketing – Social Media Marketing, Personal Branding, SEO, Content Marketing & Analytics. Location: Bangladesh.

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.

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

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The World of Data Management According to Paul Sonderreger

Oracle

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The Advocamper’s Ultimate Guide To Toronto

Influitive

As great Canadian poet Aubrey “Drake” Graham once declared, “Toronto is the greatest city in the whole world.” We couldn’t agree more—with its vibrant multiculturalism, bustling art scene, and internationally renowned tech community, we’re proud to call this city home. In Drizzy we trust And we know you’ll love it too. We can’t wait to.

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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. Here are nine places in traditional marketing campaigns where we tend to find B2B marketers forgetting to either add or emphasize inbound links for their websites.

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. Today’s consumer wants more value from the brands they engage with. This […]. The post The Best Marketing Channels in 2018 Offer a World of Value appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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!

Customer Success Leaders: Think & Act, Then Think & Act

Oracle

As a customer success leader, how many times have you been in a meeting where the VP of sales asks what you’re doing to get strategic customer, ACME123, out of the ditch so that her salespeople can more smoothly pursue and close a growth deal? Twice? Dozens of times? From an industry perspective, product problems are often cited as a primary reason customers find themselves in that ditch.

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

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. How are marketers keeping up with the changes and adjusting their strategies accordingly? For more insight into the research, we spoke to Jennifer Mulligan, account director at Walker Sands.

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. That translates to business-to-business relationships too, in any industry, with companies having the potential to make billions more simply through […]. The post 4 Steps in Building and Maintaining a Positive Client Relationship appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.

The Definitive Guide to Market Intelligence

Zoominfo

Consider this scenario– you’re taking a road trip to a destination you’ve never been before. You think you know the directions, so you take off without a map or navigation system. Before you know it, you’ve gotten lost—and wasted time and money in the process. Attempting to grow your business without market intelligence is a lot like driving without directions. Without a clear understanding of your industry or market, you will fail to make informed business decisions.

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.

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. We were broke —like “eating at the $5 Chinese buffet once every two days” broke—so we said yes. We decided to get weird.

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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. Right now, it is the most promising network to build your […]. The post 8 Instagram Tools for Social Media Marketers appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media

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.

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. Giants like Amazon have also launched Amazon Business to reach small and medium enterprises. According to Statista , in the USA alone, B2B sales are estimated to reach $1.2

How to Use Surveys to Reach B2B Business Goals

Zoominfo

As a marketer, you must have a clear understanding of your audience’s needs and interests to remain current, improve customer experience, and ultimately grow your business. Unfortunately, many businesses are working with an outdated or surface-level view of their customers. But, we have a simple fix—surveys! Whether you realize it or not, marketers can use surveys to reach important business goals. Ready to learn more? Let’s get started!

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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? Sometimes called attitudes, these characteristics include Personality, Values, Interests, Lifestyles, Purpose, Feelings, and more. Behaviors : What did the visitor do?

This Is the Secret to Giving Customers the Product They Want

Marketing Insider Group

New ideas and innovation are often shot down because decision makers think it’s wise to just give consumers what they want. They’re partially right — a brand only succeeds if it fulfills its customers’ expectations. However, what they actually mean is that they want to keep doing what’s worked in the past rather than rock […]. The post This Is the Secret to Giving Customers the Product They Want appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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.

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. Master Data Management can be loosely defined as maintaining and distributing consistent information about core business entities such as people, products, and locations. Start here if you’d like to explore more formal definitions.)

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

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. New York Yankees’ owner Jacob Ruppert presided over the the famed “Murderers’ Row” teams that obliterated opposing ballclubs.

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. The American Marketing Association, Deloitte and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business recently conducted “The CMO Survey,” and discovered that spending on social media has increased more in the last year (between August 2017-2018) than in any prior survey year. Back in August 2017, about 9.8

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.