Sat.Feb 10, 2018 - Fri.Feb 16, 2018

Weekend Reading: “Do Good” By Anne Bahr Thompson

Marketing Insider Group

For the 162nd episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Anne Bahr Thompson, author of Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit. For many businesses, success comes in unexpected ways. Toms grew into a $600 million company by giving away 35 million pair of shoes. Patagonia’s profits have climbed year […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Do Good” By Anne Bahr Thompson appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

New research: Empathy and solving buying problems

B2B Lead Generation

Most of us are solving sales and marketing problems. But instead, we need focus on solving customer buying problems with empathy. Because buying is harder today than ever been. You need to think about what your customer is thinking/feeling.

70% of B2B Marketers to Increase DemandGen Budget in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look ahead to the remainder of 2018, new research suggests that they are shifting their focus to demand generation. Recently, DemandGen Report conducted its “2018 Demand Generation Benchmark Survey Report” to gauge how B2B marketers intend to utilize their budget over the coming months. Approximately 70 percent of respondents said that they expect their demand gen budgets to grow this year. Thirty-six percent claimed that they predict that it will increase by up to 10 percent.

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A Spectacular Springtime of Stats, Facts, and Insights About Digital Marketing

Webbiquity

Okay, so spring may not be here quite yet. But even though Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter, sunnier days are on the way.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

When segmenting customers, don’t forget your silent majority

Modern Marketing

Richard Nixon popularized the expression, the silent majority , when he used it to label the broad swath of Middle Americans who are reticent to publicly declare their opinions.

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Six Steps to Transform Curiosity into B2B Marketing Results

bizible

It’s 8:00 AM on Monday morning. An employee of yours sits at their desk drinking coffee and going through emails. They get curious about an eBook and the latest inbound campaign.

How to Choose the Best Digital Channels for Your Business [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jess Andriani. Back in the golden days of TV and radio, businesses raced to craft the most interesting TV commercials and radio advertisements to attract more customers.

5 Things Marketers Need to Know When Working With Their Legal Team

Modern B2B Marketing

If you are a marketer, you probably think of yourself as a creative person, and when you think legal, maybe you think…not so creative. But is this a fair assessment?

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4-Step Content Marketing Process to Grow Your Business

Modern Marketing

Content marketing, which was a mere buzzword several years ago, is now one of the most popular and effective online marketing strategies today, and rightfully so, as these stats are hard to ignore: Small businesses with blogs get 126% more lead growth than small businesses without.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

When Shouldn’t You Automate B2B Marketing?

KoMarketing Associates

We have discussed marketing automation on the KoMarketing blog and industry news section several times, including speaking to how important it is , how to create content around it , and why so many marketers still use it as it improves performance. Even though marketing automation can be an effective way to reach more customers faster, there are some times where it doesn’t make sense and can actually cause a poor customer experience.

Nine Social Media Marketing Stats You Can Use

Webbiquity

According to Google Trends, social media marketing as a topic if search interest recently turned nine years old (or is about to turn 11 years old, depending on when you place its origin). Facebook was opened up to the public in 2006. Twitter emerged at the SXSW conference in March 2007.

Why Marketers Aren’t Using Prescriptive Analytics (But Should Be)

Marketing Insider Group

Predictive analytics fuel growth. Research shows, B2B marketers that use predictive analytics to develop their marketing strategies are 2.9 times more likely to experience above industry average revenue growth rates. Their organizations are 2.1 times more likely to be positioned as an industry leader. Prescriptive analytics defines it. By 2015, the vast majority of B2B marketers, about […].

How promotional products fit in with the modern consumer

Biznology

Advertisers have a challenging job of increasing recall and improving resonance with consumers. That is where promotional products, branded gifts, and giveaways shine. Perhaps that is why promotional products have stood the test of time through the technological advances in advertising.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

How To Use Facebook Video Ads to Generate B2B Leads

KoMarketing Associates

As social media platforms continue popping up and newcomers gain even more popularity, some have suggested Facebook might be losing steam – but, according to recent statistics, it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Facebook’s current 2.07 billion active monthly user base grew 16 percent in 2017 from the year prior, according to Zephoria.

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People Don’t Read Your White Papers. Who Cares?

The Point

New marketing technologies like Uberflip make it increasingly easy to track content consumption beyond just clicks and downloads.

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Why Storytelling Is the Secret Weapon for Great Product Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

In 1942, Fiorello La Guardia, the mayor of New York, organized a sudden citywide raid. All at once, he sent his police officers throughout the boroughs. They busted into bars, lounges, gambling parlors, and clubs to confiscate some specific items that La Guardia was after. And then the mayor ceremoniously destroyed these items. With a […]. The post Why Storytelling Is the Secret Weapon for Great Product Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

10 Marketing Lessons Inspired by Musician Dave Grohl

Act-On

Marketing ideas and inspiration can come from unlikely sources, such as the frontman of a successful rock and roll band. Read these 10 marketing lessons we learned from Dave Grohl. Corporate

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Marketers Continue to Use First-Party Data for Retargeting Purposes

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers now turn to data and analytics to get a clearer picture of their target audience, but how are they integrating this information into their overall strategy? Katana recently wanted to determine how marketers’ use of data was helping their efforts to achieve top objectives. Researchers conducted a survey of B2B marketers to better understand their first-party data collection methods, management, and implementation.

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A/B testing your email marketing

Biznology

As we’ve discussed over the past few months, there are a lot of factors that contribute to the success (or failure) of your email marketing efforts, from visual design to how tightly your email and website work together to mobile-friendliness , among other issues.

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What Is Thought Leadership? And When You Should Use It?

Marketing Insider Group

Few terms raise the ire of the buzzword police more than thought leadership. But what is thought leadership? When should you consider using it, and how do you balance the talent and experience of your team with the humility and authenticity today’s audiences demand? Let’s start by getting on the same page. What Is Thought […]. The post What Is Thought Leadership? And When You Should Use It? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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3 steps to defining customer experience

Modern Marketing

2017 was the year that brands truly embraced ‘experience’, with Customer Experience, User Experience and even Brand Experience all becoming common terms within both the marketing and tech industries.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

Survey: One-Third of Advertising Budget Spent on Video

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to see the benefits associated with digital video content, new research suggests that they are becoming more invested in branded video. Trusted Media Brands recently conducted the “Digital Video Outlook: Is Branded Video the New Pre-Roll?” survey to gauge how much marketers are investing in this form of content. The statistics showed that over one-quarter of advertising budgets are now going toward digital video.

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The Story Funnel-Matrix: Create Better Content With This Simple Diagram

Contently

Tell someone to write a poem, and chances are they’ll freeze up. Tell someone to write a haiku, however, and we bet they’ll bang one out in less than 10 minutes. The reason: Constraints unleash our creativity. But how can you translate that to the complex world of content marketing?

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Why Less Is More for Customer Experience in 2018

Marketing Insider Group

CMOs and marketing managers today have tough choices to make when it comes to deciding which tools to use to improve customer experience. In 2018, there are an unprecedented number of techniques to take advantage of, from augmented reality mobile apps, to mind blowing experiential marketing with tools like 3D projection mapping and even a […]. The post Why Less Is More for Customer Experience in 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Gainsight’s CEO On Why You Must Invest More In Customer Success

Influitive b2b

Every company knows that keeping customers happy leads to higher retention rates and up-sell opportunities. Increasing customer loyalty often falls on the customer success team. However, many brands don’t realize the value this department has to build long-term growth. Creating an amazing experience often turns customers into advocates. These happy users will promote your product.

Maximize Your ABM

Speaker: Jeff Marcoux, VP Product Strategy & Marketing at TTEC

If you are considering implementing account-based marketing, chances are you have also explored technology options. The process of buying new tools along with the massive organizational shift required for ABM can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned marketers. This session will help you start off on the right foot. Whether you've never implemented ABM, or tried before but felt unsuccessful, you can get started in the right direction. You will even be able to take advantage of the data you have coming in to utilize ABM across your entire cycle.

Lessons from one year of Instagram stories

Biznology

As we look back on the first year of Instagram stories, there are lessons we can learn that we can apply to our immediate social media and content marketing plans.

11 Storytelling Lessons That Will Transform Your Content Marketing

Contently

I was a wide-eyed, frizzy-haired 25-year-old when I first got the offer of a lifetime: to be in charge of content for a small tech company called Contently. When I asked my new boss for direction, he pointed to the freshly painted mural on the office wall.

10 B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2018

Marketing Insider Group

Driven by a host of emerging technologies and an influx of new insights, consumer behavior continues to evolve at breakneck speeds. Understandably, B2B marketers are hard-pressed to recalibrate their lead generation strategies in this ever-shifting landscape. The explosion of content addressing consumer concerns at every step of the buyer’s journey has developed increasingly educated consumers. […].