Sat.Aug 12, 2017 - Fri.Aug 18, 2017

Top Link Building Techniques for B2B Companies (Infographic)

Webbiquity

Guest post by Harris Myers. Link building has played a crucial role in SEO since the early days of search. But as search ranking algorithms have gotten more sophisticated, both quantity and quality are now essential when building (or earning) links to increase the search competitiveness of a website.

Marketing metrics: symptoms of poor b2b marketing campaign performance

Tomorrow People

Discover what your marketing metrics are saying about the performance of your B2B marketing campaigns, and why high numbers don’t necessarily equate to good news. b2b promotional campaigns

6 Tips to More Powerful Social Selling

Act-On

Social selling allows you to reach prospects who were unreachable in the past. Find out how it fits into your marketing strategy. Sales Enablement Social Media Marketing social media marketing social media selling social selling

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2017 State of Pipeline Marketing Report: New Data On How B2B Marketers Drive Growth

bizible

Down-funnel metrics are more important than ever before. In the third annual State of Pipeline Marketing Report, we surveyed about 350 B2B and B2C marketers with sales teams to learn how they drive growth at their organizations. What are they prioritizing?

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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.

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Content marketing workflow: Should we do native video on LinkedIn now?

ScribbleLive

LinkedIn finally joined all the other networks in allowing native video. I actually ran across it last week when I was flying home after a few content marketing meetings in Canada. Of course, I immediately wanted to give it a shot to see how easy it would be to upload video to LinkedIn.

B2B Content Marketing: 12 Master Tips That You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Only 37% of B2B marketers have a documented B2B content marketing strategy ! Maybe that's you. Do you see why it's important to have a documented strategy, but just don't know where to begin? Or perhaps you doubt that it can work for your company. So why should you have a documented strategy?

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7 Awkward Questions You Need to Ask Your Customers

Marketing Insider Group

What’s the key to long-term business success? Customer satisfaction. How do you know your customer base is satisfied? You have to ask them. Sounds simple enough. Hey, Mr. You-Just-Made-a-Purchase, satisfied?” “Yup.” Another happy, satisfied customer. Back to business. Not even close. This myopic view is where many brands get their customer feedback programs dead wrong. […]. The post 7 Awkward Questions You Need to Ask Your Customers appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Marketers Just Want To Market: Here’s How

Act-On

Marketers today must balance the right brain that controls creativity and the left brain that processes information logically and analytically. Marketing Life Marketing Strategy marketers marketing marketing life marketing strategy

How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

B2B marketing lessons from Michael Brenner

Biznology

I listened to Michael Brenner recently give a keynote talk to B2B marketers at the MeritDirect Coop client conference, and picked up scads of great insights, tips, and strategic wisdom I’d like to share.

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Why CMOs Should Engage With Niche Bloggers

Modern Marketing

Effective CMOs operates at the nexus of the C-Suite and customer support – creating a brand voice that is authentic and effectively amplified in a way that doesn’t cheapen the message.

What Is Customer Retention Rate & Why Should You Care?

Marketing Insider Group

Your CRR is like a business insurance policy. Staying on top of your customer retention rate can be the most effective way to ensure a promising future – and to prevent a surprise downfall. Your customer retention rate (CRR) is a metric that reveals whether your marketing and customer care efforts are bleeding dollars or […]. The post What Is Customer Retention Rate & Why Should You Care? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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The Powerful Guide to SEO for Startups and Small Businesses

Act-On

Whether you’re a startup or established small business, learn how to maximize your SEO efforts through effective marketing with Act-On Software. AdWords SEO SEO for startups small business SEO startup SEO

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Your company’s digital future is still open, if you capture it first

Biznology

Lesson for leaders. You can control your digital future if your know where you’re going, and know how to reach it first. But if you don’t know, someone else will own your future and you. Fortunately, the digital future is obvious. We are all migrating to a digital Earth.

A CMO Guide: How to Get your Teams to Tell Better Stories

ScribbleLive

I’ve been hearing this question from digital marketing leaders and executives more often lately: How do I get my content teams to tell better stories? Of course, “better” is highly subjective. What it often comes down to is how do we make them: Unique. Highly relevant. I’m really glad more and more executives are realizing the importance of developing these skillsets in their teams. In reality though, what I have found is that it’s not just about getting teams to tell better stories.

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3 Tips From A Million Dollar Online Seller

Marketing Insider Group

It’s a hard reality when you realize your dreams are crashing to the ground. In this 21st century we live in more and more people are firing their boss and heading towards entrepreneurship with the hopes of going it alone. I love this mentality. If you’re reading this, you’re probably an entrepreneur who’s had your […]. The post 3 Tips From A Million Dollar Online Seller appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Demand Generation Marketing Strategy

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What’s the Difference Between B2B vs. B2C Marketing?

Act-On

Read this blog to learn the differences and similarities of B2C vs. B2B marketing. B2B Marketing Corporate Marketing Strategy B2B marketing B2B vs B2C B2C Marketing

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Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

4 tips to successful digital writing

Biznology

As most of you know, I am a prolific writer. I have more than 1700 bylines in my career, spread across dozens of magazines and their companion sites, blog sites, and books.

Data Strategy and Data Modeling

Modern Marketing

New B2B Persona Research From Salesforce and LinkedIn Study

Marketing Insider Group

When was the last time you looked at the quality and accuracy of your B2B persona and contact data? Getting the right content to the right people continues to be a challenge in B2B marketing and lead generation. Starting in the fall of 2014, Salesforce started to analyze more than 15 million data points, spanning […]. The post New B2B Persona Research From Salesforce and LinkedIn Study appeared first on the B2B Lead Blog.

Should Marketing Automation Customers be Pre-Qualified?

Marketing Craftmanship

For decades, the ONLY way to produce any type of printed material – ranging from sales & marketing brochures, to annual reports and informational flyers – involved a multi-step, time / people-intensive, costly process requiring a copywriter, graphic designer, a typesetter and a printing press.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

How to turn your business blog into a publisher

Biznology

Regardless of the products or services you sell, your goal likely boils down to one objective: solving customers’ problems. Since this single goal unites nearly all businesses, many companies have turned their business blogs into publishing powerhouses. Take QuickSprout , for example.

3 Tips to Successfully Integrate Your Paid and Organic Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

When it comes to high growth areas, social media marketing fits the definition in terms of both the percentage of your budget it consumes and in the ROI it generates. But the path isn’t smooth or simple.

The Formula for Content Marketing Automation ROI [webinar recap]

Marketing Insider Group

Michael Brenner, CEO of the Marketing Insider Group, author of The Content Formula, and international keynote speaker, was the host of a recent Automation Hub webinar. In this webinar, Brenner discussed several formulas that will help marketing professionals identify and calculate ROI for their content marketing efforts. Marketers today need to remember that marketing has […].

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5 Ways to Make Your Email Marketing Strategy Successful

Only B2B

Email Marketing Whitepaper – From Workhorse to Over-Acheiver. Marketers agree that Email Marketing is the workhorse of their marketing mix. but are they doing everything to make their strategy successful? Are you?

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

2017 AdWords Industry Benchmark Report: An Agency’s Perspective

bizible

In July, we released our third annual AdWords Industry Benchmark Report and had Lucia Rodas-Estrada, SEM Team Manager at DWA , a media agency with a predominant focus in B2B technology, join us for a webinar to discuss them.

How Facebook Watch Will Change the Game for Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

Facebook’s recently announced (Wednesday, August 9 ) that the company is expanding their already robust platform by adding an episodic streaming video platform—Facebook Watch.

How to Improve Lead Routing to Skyrocket Sales Results

Marketing Insider Group

Have you intentionally managed and optimized your sales lead routing and assignment process? If not, you could be leaking sales, marketing ROI and not realize it. Let me explain. LeadData’s new report, The State of Lead Management, based on a survey of 527 B2B sellers and marketers found an average 25.5 % of marketing-generated leads […]. The post How to Improve Lead Routing to Skyrocket Sales Results appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How to Get Better at B2B Lead Generation

Only B2B

All marketers agree that B2B Lead Generation is the biggest challenge that they face. One of the main reasons why this is the case is because companies tend to disregard Outbound Marketing tactics for generating qualified leads.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.