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How To Use CRM Data Mining For Smarter Content Marketing


Content marketing isn't easy to do. There's no doubt that it's effective, but it's very hard to do it well. It's a little like publishing a book blindly. You have no clue if anyone will be interested enough to read it - and want another. Despite this, content marketing is still an important part of any marketing plan - so how can we overcome this problem? One strategy is to write your content so that it is targeted to a specific type of individual.

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Small Business Marketing: Brands On A Budget

Marketing Insider Group

Every business wants to get its name out there, but when you’re a small business with a modest budget, it’s hard to come up with traditional and online marketing ideas while balancing marketing expenses against the expenses of actually doing business. And with advertising costing as much as it does, it’s no wonder that so […]. The post Small Business Marketing: Brands On A Budget appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy


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How Marketers are Making the Most of Account-Based Marketing [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers continue to show an interest in account-based marketing (ABM), but research has indicated that they still face obstacles in achieving their key objectives with this tactic. A survey conducted by Demandbase discovered that although 66 percent of agency-based marketers are already deploying ABM, 45 percent of their clients do not fully understand ABM. For insight into this challenge and other obstacles, we spoke to Kent Ragen, VP of Channel Sales at Demandbase.

What does your site search mean for your reputation?


Some of you might believe that site search is important to raise your conversion rates and what to make search work. Others might be more resigned to the fact that site search is hard and that you don’t really know what to do to make it better. You probably have thought of lots of reasons that you’d like it to be better: everything from higher revenue to lower support costs to better customer experience. But have you thought about the impact on your reputation?

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75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You 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.

Capitalize on Success with Change


When is the best time to improve an existing product or service? When customers are complaining about it? When sales wane? When it has become so predictable it blends into the background of the industry? When analysts start writing off your company as yesterday’s news? Let’s think about this from a different angle. La Maison Troisgros is the most celebrated Michelin Three Star restaurant in the world, having held that distinction for an uninterrupted 50 years.

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Survey: Content Marketing Tops List of Marketing Priorities in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look toward their primary goals for the remainder of the new year, research shows that content marketing remains at the top of the list. Recently, SmallBizTrends conducted a survey to gauge what objectives marketers are focused on in 2018. The statistics showed that when marketers were asked which projects would be most important to them and their business, the top answer (20 percent) was content marketing.

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Windows to Go is a movable feast from SPYRUS


When I travel or visit friends for get-togethers, dinner parties, or movie nights, I often ditch my laptop at home. However, there’s such a thing as herd immunity in computing: there’s generally a desktop or laptop not that far away. My SPYRUS drive. I generally have my ThinkPad Windows laptop, my Samsung S6 Active, an actual USB thumb drive, and probably my $50 Amazon Kindle Fire.

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Put Influencer Marketing to Work for Your B2B Brand


Influencer marketing is like word-of-mouth on steroids: people trust influencers just as much as their friends and family, but influencers have a lot more reach than individual customers. According to McKinsey, influencer marketing campaigns bring in $6.50 for every dollar spent, and twice the sales of paid advertising. So how come only 15 percent of B2B companies are doing influencer marketing today, compared with 55 percent of B2C?

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5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Persona’s Aren’t Good Enough

Marketing Insider Group

How often do you spend weeks or even months putting blood, sweat, and tears into a new marketing campaign, only to have it fall flat? You swear you did everything right, but when it comes time for the results to pour in, they never show. It’s a marketer’s worst nightmare. The likely culprit? Bad buyer […]. The post 5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Persona’s Aren’t Good Enough appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Report: Less Than 40% of B2B Marketers Have Advanced Data Strategies

KoMarketing Associates

More B2B marketers are investing in data and analytics, but how far have they come in terms of maximizing the potential of these assets? Radius recently teamed up with the Harvard Business Review to discover how B2B marketers are making the most of their data and analytics. In the “Why Your Data Strategy is Your B2B Growth Strategy” report, one-third of respondents (34 percent) said that their company’s data strategy is just “average.”

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What you don’t know about ad fraud can hurt you


Everyone knows about digital ad fraud, but do you know how to protect yourself as an advertiser? I have to admit that I really didn’t really understand the magnitude of the problem and I didn’t understand what to do. If you are like me, then you need to listen to the interview Tim Peter and I recently did with Augustine Fou , an expert on ad fraud. Augustine shared with us that if “it’s too high or too low or too consistent, there is a problem.”

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Why Content Marketing and PPC Are the Laser-Targeted Power Duo


Combining content marketing with PPC can amplify your marketing by promoting your great content to drive more leads and sales faster. Corporate

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5 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Brandjacking

Marketing Insider Group

Imagine that cyber pirates have seized your business’s online identity. They now have control over your public communication channels, including your website and social media platforms. This deliberate takeover is brandjacking. It’s the act of assuming the online identity of a brand with the intention of ruining the company’s reputation. Brandjacking negatively affects your credibility. […].

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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!

Guide to B2B Marketing Resources for 7 Paid Platforms

KoMarketing Associates

Digital marketing is constantly changing and evolving – and as it does, more and more platforms are becoming part of the marketing mix. However, the problem then becomes where to find relevant, updated, and fresh sources of ideas, news, and solutions for beginner or advanced issues. Another layer of complication is that you will most likely have to go to different sources to find it.

How the best content marketing agencies onboard customers to nail success

Tomorrow People

Here’s content marketing secret number 2. We hope you’ve laced up your cleats, because in this part we’ll be nailing the kick-off process with your content marketing agency. In part one of Stripped Bare , we discussed the makings of a whirlwind client-agency romance, and how you can be sure that you’ve found “the one”. In this edition, we’ll be giving you the lowdown on how to conduct yourself in order to get the best out of onboarding processes.

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How do marketers manage their tech stack?


It wasn’t too many years ago that this would have been a silly question — if you drew a Venn diagram of marketing and technology, it would look like two circles that don’t ever touch. How times have changed! Back in 2012, Garner Group predicted that CMOs would outspend CIOs by 2017, but maybe were skeptical. The numbers for 2017 aren’t yet in, but last year, Gartner doubled down with data saying, “Yes, it is really going to happen in 2017.”

Build & Refine Your SEO Strategy: How To Optimize Your Online Store

Marketing Insider Group

Selling online without an SEO plan is like an unlit shop on a remote road. Buyers can’t easily find the store, so the merchant can never make a sale. SEO is the key to driving more customers to your online store. Some say that SEO is dead as search engines have changed their algorithms to […]. The post Build & Refine Your SEO Strategy: How To Optimize Your Online Store appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Search Marketing

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.

Both Customers and Marketers Increasingly Turn to Video Content

KoMarketing Associates

New research suggests that more customers are turning to video content, and as they do so, marketers appear to be ready to adapt to the growing trend. Wyzowl recently conducted “The State of Video Marketing 2018” survey to gauge how both customers and marketers are utilizing video content. The research found that the average customer now watches more than an hour-and-a-half of online video content per day.

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The Changing Role of Chief Marketing Officer to Tomorrow’s CEO


Today's chief marketing officer (CMO) is the natural choice to become tomorrow's chief executive officers because of their customer focus, cross-organizational skills, financial acumen and data-driven decision making. Corporate Customer Marketing Marketing Life Marketing Strategy

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What Do the Blockchain and B2B Sales Have in Common (And Why It Matters)?


Bitcoin. Ethereum. Ripple. Cardano. Stellar Lumens. No, this isn’t the beginning of some Star Trek fan-fiction, although the world of cryptocurrencies would fit right in on an episode of Deep Space Nine. Most cryptocurrencies are built on a revolutionary technology called the blockchain , which at a high level is an extremely secure, public ledger that is shared and verified by a distributed network of computers. Still with me?

How a great content marketing agency will onboard customers to nail success

Tomorrow People

Here’s content marketing secret number 2. We hope you’ve laced up your cleats, because in this part we’ll be nailing the kick-off process with your content marketing agency. In part one of Stripped Bare , we discussed the makings of a whirlwind client-agency romance, and how you can be sure that you’ve found “the one”. In this edition, we’ll be giving you the lowdown on how to conduct yourself in order to get the best out of onboarding processes.

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SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

Rise Interactive Partners with ScribbleLive Linkdex to Enable Clients Globally


The Value of a Strategic Partnership. What happens when one of the world’s foremost SEO providers partners with the industry-leading SEO enterprise platform? You get one of the fastest rising digital marketing agencies in the U.S. and a company that has received industry awards for its explosive growth, excellence in digital marketing and company culture.

Three Web Analytics Tools Worth a Close Look


Google Analytics (GA) is the baseline in website traffic monitoring tools. It’s estimated that nearly 70% of the top 10,000 sites on the web use it, as do 55% of the top one million sites. But while GA is wildly popular (and free), it definitely has its limitations. Fortunately, there’s an expanding ecosystem of tools that supplement GA to give digital marketers much richer, actionable insights into what’s happening online.

The Secret to Creating the Best Thought Leadership? Know Your SME

Marketing Insider Group

Thought leadership can help you shorten your sales cycle and lend credibility to your brand. And research shows that B2B leaders are paying attention. Nearly half of the C-suite says they vet an organization by its thought leadership and 81% say their trust increases after engaging with thought leadership content. Our clients have had similar […]. The post The Secret to Creating the Best Thought Leadership? Know Your SME appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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Your Brand Needs a Conscience


Last January, Uber declined to participate in an organized taxi strike amidst the immigration ban protests at JFK airport. In fact, the company even turned off surge pricing to and from the airport. But instead of leading to a quick boom in business, the move upset consumers. In a matter of days, Uber lost 200,000 customers, and people were boycotting the brand on Twitter with #DeleteUber. Surge pricing has been turned off at #JFK Airport. This may result in longer wait times. Please be patient.

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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.