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5 Statistics That Modern Marketers Can't Ignore in 2016

Oracle

Modern marketing is about learning from the past, analyzing what brought you, or others, the best results and applying that to the future. Our panel of global experts selected some significant statistics that influenced their behavior and successful activities in 2015. We share those with you so it can have impact in your 2016. 40% of your prospects are qualified, but not yet ready to buy. Matt Heinz , President of Heinz Marketing, says that they have a need, but not the urgency.

Using Marketing Data to Diagnose a Sales Problem

Sales Engine

During uncertain economic conditions, business leaders are often forced to shift budgets amongst growth centers in the business. But how do you know where to invest? Specifically, are dollars best spent on sales or marketing? One of our recent clients faced a similar question. And when taking a deep look at marketing results, we were a bit surprised that the data actually helped to diagnose asales problem.

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6 Big Content Marketing Challenges of 2016

Writing on the Web

Content marketing is challenging, but it’s also the most rewarding work I’ve ever done. What more satisfying way to market professional services than by writing from the heart? When you address the problems your readers experience with your own knowledge, experience and wisdom, you help others AND build credibility authentically. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you probably know that I do not believe in new year resolutions.

The Best (And Most Beautiful) B2B Instagram Accounts

Marketing Insider Group

B2B Instagram accounts tend to have a bad reputation. They usually feature a lot of employee group shots, maybe some at industry conferences, or even office images if they’re lucky enough. The post The Best (And Most Beautiful) B2B Instagram Accounts appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

Tear Down the Silos: 5 Steps to Improving Customer Acquisition

Oracle

Reaching and creating new customers can be difficult in today’s hyper-connected world. Marketers are deploying a myriad of programs, processes and technologies to deliver on their customer acquisition goals. Despite advanced tools and data-rich customer engagement and automated marketing platforms, this effort is often not effective because of long-standing organizational and data silos that create incomplete customer and program information.

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Eight B2B MarTech Leaders Share Their Perspective On Marketing Operations

bizible

Marketing operations, especially in B2B industries, has become an increasingly vital function. Marketing data continues to rapidly grow and new technologies and services seem to sprout out of nowhere every day. Let’s just say that it can get a little bit overwhelming. But the best B2B organizations are capitalizing on the growing amounts of data, and they have marketing ops to thank for that.

Top 10 Skills Every CMO Needs

Marketing Insider Group

It’s not easy to be today’s CMOs. They are tasked with everything from lead generation to digital strategy, sales support and even product development, and these are just a small part of the ever-growing list of responsibilities modern CMOs are asked to take on. As a CMO, what skills do you need to hone in […]. The post Top 10 Skills Every CMO Needs appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Publish or Perish and What It Means For CMOs

Oracle

A staggering 93% of CMOs believe they need to become publishers. They hold this belief because " well organized and high quality content has become the fuel that runs modern digital, mobile and social marketing systems" according to a Forbes research paper entitled Publish or Perish.

Visually Appealing: Behind Our New Logo

RockContent

The Visually team is very excited to unveil our new logo. This is a huge step forward for our company — we’ve had the same face since our inception in 2009, and this new rebrand marks the next step in our journey. To help inspire your brand’s next step, here’s a peek behind the curtain into our design process to see how some of the magic was made. Why a rebrand?

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!

Top-10 Biznology articles in 2015

Biznology

Everyone loves top-ten lists. So I dug around Google Analytics looking for the top ten articles based on popularity between January 1 through December 31st. While I am limiting this list to visitors’ favorite articles from 2015, I will give a shout out to Ruth Stevens who wrote the tippity-top article over the last 13 months, The 10 Most Fascinating People in B2B Marketing in 2015 , #4 globally. So, without further ado, here are the top Biznology articles from 2015 — enjoy!

Finding The ‘Why’ For Your Brand

Marketing Insider Group

The shift in the dynamic between customers and companies has changed in an extreme way over the past few years. Consumers are savvier than ever. And so building brand advocacy takes a new approach. The goal is no longer to sell a product but rather to make a meaningful connection. Let’s look at one of the most well-known examples read more » The post Finding The ‘Why’ For Your Brand appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

Mobile Marketing Trends for 2016

Oracle

Welcome back to another installment of The Friday Five, your weekly curated content roundup of five articles related to one specific topic. This week's topic: Mobile Marketing. Top 10 mobile marketing trends for 2016. The tricky part with most predictions is not so much in the “what,” which you can usually get a good sense of well before it actually arrives, but in the “when,” which is far harder to accurately divine.

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13 Reasons To Implement B2B Marketing Attribution Right Now

bizible

In its most basic role, good marketing attribution connects sales and marketing data so companies can see which marketing efforts are having the most impact on sales. It tracks all of a visitor’s touchpoints through the funnel on its way to becoming a customer and attributes revenue back to the marketing efforts that led to the sale. Marketing attribution is an important and necessary part of the B2B marketing tech stack, here’s why. Intangibles.

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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.

B2B Sales Conversations — By Design

Avitage

To paraphrase David Packard, sales conversations are too important to leave to sales people. B2B sales conversations for key touch points should be designed. This optimizes conversation effectiveness and simplifies selling. It provides a common baseline that makes feedback and continuous improvement possible. How have you designed the sales conversations for your key touch points? How well do each of your sales people handle conversations at key touch points, or with different stakeholders?

Global Content Marketing: The Glue that Holds It Together

Marketing Insider Group

We abhor meetings in business. Our time is much too valuable to spend time listening to a manager drone on about the happenings at corporate or hear a case study from a cross functional task force. According to Psychology Today, 70 percent of professionals suggest that regular business meetings do not help them get their. Read More » The post Global Content Marketing: The Glue that Holds It Together appeared first on Compelling and Compliant Marketing.

5 Tips for Optimizing Audience Engagement by Channel

Oracle

A consistent, relevant experience across channels is built on a cohesive and relevant message. The message derives from audience data. The struggle of getting to know and understand these attributes is real. Much as we’d like to think we do, we often don’t know our customers as well as necessary to successfully target the message, deliver content in context, and create a sales relationship.

Why Full-Path Attribution Is the Holy Grail of Account-Based Marketing

bizible

Full-path marketing attribution is a relatively new concept. As more and more companies embrace multi-touch attribution, one is compelled to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” And full-path attribution is the next stop on our journey across the final frontier of B2B martech capabilities. Thus far, no one’s doing it yet, but it’ll gain traction in 2016. Full-path attribution is the next iteration of multi-touch attribution.

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.

How long should your online business video production be?

Biznology

In the office, commuting to work, and during off hours; on our desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices…we are all watching more online videos for business than ever before. We watch online videos to get informed and make decisions across every stage of the purchase cycle… and this trend will only increase over the next few years.

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The Science of Stickiness: A Data-Driven Guide to Creating a Website People Want to Visit

Marketing Insider Group

The stickiness of your website is the differentiating factor between a visitor and a customer, between visits and an audience, and between true ROI and traffic that just won’t convert. Over the years, I’ve seen first hand as hundreds of startups have come and gone, and do you know what every single one of them. The post The Science of Stickiness: A Data-Driven Guide to Creating a Website People Want to Visit appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Doug Kessler Discusses The State of Content Marketing

Oracle

Doug Kessler is the creative director and co-founder of Velocity , a B2B marketing agency based in London. Doug writes and speaks about content marketing and his agency creates some of the most creative, and high performing, content. Doug recently stood in a hallway and talked to me about the state of content marketing, especially as it exists in big companies. They say that some of the best conversations at conferences happen in the hallways. And this is one of them.

OneSpot Offers Automated Content Selection Targeted at Long Term Results

Customer Experience Matrix

As you know from previous blog posts , I’ve been borderline obsessed recently with systems that automatically create multi-step campaign flows. So when I saw that OneSpot calls its product a “content sequencing engine” you can bet they had my attention. When I read that “OneSpot’s machine learning technology serially delivers multiple pieces of content to your users based on their interests and digital journey stage,” I thought I might have found the Holy Grail itself.

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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.

What the GM-Lyft deal tells you about changes in marketing

Biznology

You probably saw the investment that GM made in Lyft. Maybe you wrote it off as another dinosaur brand trying to catch a wave with a good technology investment to prop up its earnings. But reading the announcement tells you that this is a deeply strategic investment for GM. Reading the tea leaves tells you about changes in marketing that affect many businesses–maybe even yours. First, the strategic reason behind Gm’s Lyft investment is simple. Self-driving cars are coming.

10 Ecommerce Companies That Are Killing The Content Marketing Game

Marketing Insider Group

Join me for a webinar co-hosted with Sprout Social this Thursday at 10am PT/1pm ET. I’ll go over how to conduct a social media audit and how it helped me increase my social media traffic by 300% Click here to sign up. The 2015 B2C content marketing survey from the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs found […]. The post 10 Ecommerce Companies That are Killing the Content Marketing Game appeared first on Sujan Patel.

6 Marketing Reports Used To Develop Competitive Advantage

bizible

In 2007 the Harvard Business Review Press published, "Competing On Analytics: The New Science of Winning" and made an observation. Companies are competing on analytics and those that can make use of those analytics are the ones who gain a competitive advantage. Making this relevant to marketers, competitive advantage means: Establishing a lead nurturing path that works. I mproving velocity through the funnel. Increasing BOFU win rates.

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Step Away from the Email Software and No-One Gets Hurt

The Point

Marketing technology is a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands, and nowhere is this more evident than in the recent surge of interest in automating BDR campaigns and other sales communication. In both technology (see companies like InsideSales.com , ToutApp , and others) and application, sales enablement is a hot topic in martech circles. Is automation always a good thing, however? The answer seems to be: no.

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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.