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Quantity vs. Quality – What Content Marketers Need to Know

inPowered

If my memory serves me correct, this debate has been pervasive most of this decade. The fact of the matter is that they both have benefits to a website. However, a brand’s mix of quality and quantity should be determined by established goals and resources available.

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5 Types of Social Media Content that Drives B2B Results

KoMarketing Associates

A common challenge in the B2B space is figuring out how to use social media to drive results. When it comes to the organic side of social media, a question that often comes up from clients is what type of social media content will reach, and more importantly, resonate with their target audiences.

What Does Employee Engagement Have to Do with Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

“What does employee engagement have to do with marketing? Isn’t that HR’s department?” managers and business owners often ask me. Before you go off into your siloed compartments, head shaking at such a crazy idea, hear me out. What is the number-one goal of marketing?

Four Ways to Provide Effective Customer Service for B2B Customers

Webbiquity

By David Gutierrez. Providing excellent customer service is essential for all businesses, but B2B customer service is very different from B2C.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

5 Most Common Fails in B2B Search Campaigns

The Point

Thanks to Spear Digital Media Director Tim DiSabatino for authoring this week’s post. Because costs per click in B2B search campaigns can often be extremely high when companies compete the for same keywords, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for B2B advertisers offers its own very unique challenges.

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How to Determine What Formats to Use in Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

When most people hear the term “content marketing” they immediately think of blog posts and articles. In actuality, there’s a lot more to content marketing than just writing articles.

Test Your Emails Consistently for Continued Improvement

Act-On

Digital marketing works best when you frequently and consistently test your efforts — and email campaigns are no exception. Email

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How AI and Machine Learning Can Supercharge Your Social Media Marketing

Modern Marketing

When most digital marketers hear the terms “ artificial intelligence ” or “ machine learning ,” they naturally think of Hollywood films about super-intelligent robots or computers powered by AI.

Survey: Top CMOs Remain Concerned About ROI, Big Data and AI

KoMarketing Associates

As 2019 rolls on, there are many things at the top of CMOs’ minds. That being said, a new survey has laid out exactly what is keeping CMOs up at night in terms of marketing concerns.

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How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

Content Writing is the New Copy Writing

Marketing Insider Group

At some point in time, the terms advertising agencies and copywriters became content agencies and content creators, respectively.

Five Tips for Creating Memorable Corporate Events

Webbiquity

Guest post by Paul Campbell. Corporate events play a vital role in enhancing customer relationships and advancing sales cycles in companies of all sizes.

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10 B2B Marketing Trends That Will Skyrocket Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

B2B marketing trends are like a compass. While you move forward in your business endeavors, marketing trends help to keep you on course. Trends shed light on what marketing strategies and tools work and help dictate where to spend your brand's resources.

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Survey: PPC Advertisers Must Be More Mindful of B2B Buyers’ Search Intent

KoMarketing Associates

There are many reasons why customers click on paid-per-click (PPC) advertisements, but new research suggests that they may turn to certain webpages over others because they directly answer their search queries and provide relevant content.

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6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

How to Choose a Content Marketing Platform for Your Business

Marketing Insider Group

A content marketing platform is an essential tool for any modern business that wants to make the most of the time and resources they have and succeed in digital marketing.

Stitching Intent Data into Your Sales Strategy

DiscoverOrg

?. Hey everyone, Jake Shaffren here, Director of Sales at DiscoverOrg. Today, we’re talking through the buying journey and intent data – from the perspective of my true-life example of buying a sewing machine for my fiancée.

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When to Use Retina Images in Emails and When to Avoid Them

Modern Marketing

Because of the prevalence of high-DPI screens, marketers need to use retina images to ensure that their emails look crisp and not cheap. However, that doesn’t mean that every image in an email needs to be a retina image.

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What If the ‘Game of Thrones’ Houses Were Brands?

Contently

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” ” That’s Cersei Lannister speaking to Ned Stark in Season 1 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. She’s not exaggerating, by the way.

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

5 Foundational Steps to Follow When Developing a Visual Brand

Marketing Insider Group

Think about some of the most recognizable brands out there. What do you picture when you think of them? Probably a couple of things: Their logo Their brand colors Their brand fonts Their most popular product What do all of these things have in common? They’re visual.

Why Customer Experience Matters Most for B2B Marketers

Biznology

The biggest mistake that many companies make in their B2B sales and marketing activities is the way they fragment or silo different touchpoints in the customer journey among disparate functional teams. And, worse, the way they make it difficult for those teams to work together.

The Experience Economy Is Here: What That Means and How Digital Marketers Can Thrive

Modern Marketing

The customer experience (CX) has reached a critical point in its evolution. A customer’s experience with your brand has become just as important, if not more, than the products and services that you provide. In fact, the experience and what you sell have become inseparable from each other.

The Entrepreneur Interview Series #11: Michael McCarthy, Inkit

Webbiquity

When you think of hot software startups, it’s probably technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and virtual reality that come to mind. You probably don’t think about…direct mail.

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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Benefits of Agile Marketing: Stats You Need to Know

Marketing Insider Group

Revised with new data April 2019. If you’re considering an Agile marketing rollout, you’re probably agonizing over the choice between what is right and what is easy.

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How and Why to Move from an ESP to Marketing Automation

Act-On

When you outgrow your email service provider and are ready to elevate your marketing, marketing automation is the next step toward marketing maturity. Marketing Automation

7 Ways You Should Be Promoting Your Content

Kapost

You’ve spent a lot of time coming up with content, researching it, and of course, writing it. Then you publish, and the work continues. It’s important to create content, yes. The post 7 Ways You Should Be Promoting Your Content appeared first on Kapost Blog. Digital Marketing

HR and a Seat at the Table

Modern Marketing

Peter Armaly is a Senior Director and Advisor for Oracle SaaS Customer Success. He is responsible for program design and execution of skills enablement for the customer success organization and in that capacity he works closely with senior executives both internally and externally.

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Behavioral Targeted Lead Nurturing: It’s All About Context

Marketing Insider Group

Value is imperative in today’s B2B marketplace. Your product needs to address customers’ immediate—as well as their long-term needs. Current marketing practices take customer needs into consideration when producing content for lead generation programs.

5 Ways to Simplify Your Marketing Reports

Reachforce

Every marketing team needs to put together marketing reports to share their progress and their results and to determine if certain strategies or campaigns were successes or not.

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SearchChat Podcast: Making Data-Driven Marketing More Human

Biznology

It’s time for marketers to put humanity back in their marketing practices. Today for SearchChat, Steve Zakur and I discuss first whether you should be worried about government regulation.