Sat.Feb 04, 2017 - Fri.Feb 10, 2017

How to Master Social Media Marketing in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

Social media is a constantly evolving medium. From which sites are trending within your industry to the latest Facebook features and Instagram influencers – let alone the development of completely new social media platforms every time you turn on your laptop.

Five Strategies for Improving Customer Experience

Webbiquity

Guest post by Brooke Cade. As a marketing professional, you understand customers are your firm’s most valuable assets. They are the key to your brand’s ultimate success and survival.

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How to Build a Successful Content Marketing Campaign

bizible

Running a successful content marketing campaign requires that your content attracts visitors and entices them to come back for more. It’s not enough for your marketing efforts to attract just anyone. They need to attract the right people, the people who care about what your business offers.

Customer Experience is the Most Critical Part of Marketing Right Now

Modern Marketing

89% of marketers expect customer experience to be their primary differentiator, according to Gartner. That is quite a high number. That means you need to pay extra close attention to the words of our global Modern Marketing experts when they talk about customer experience.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

7 Vital SEO Trends to Know for Google Rankings in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

Use these seven SEO trends to improve your Google search rankings in 2017. Let’s face it: Developing an SEO strategy today isn’t easy.

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7 Steps to Achieving Optimal Sales & Marketing Alignment

Act-On

Oil and water. Fire and ice. Cats and dogs. Too often, companies’ sales and marketing teams have a complex, disconnected, and sometimes even contentious relationship. On one hand, both sides realize that they need to work together in order to meet overarching company goals. On the other hand, many sales and marketing teams can hardly find a way to communicate with one another, let alone work together.

Talking Domain Reputation And What Email Marketers Need To Know

Modern Marketing

Reputation is a word that means many different things to many different people in the world of Deliverability. The idea of what reputation is and how you should apply it to your business is a big topic that we will continue to explore.

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652 Magnificent Digital Marketing Tools to Transform Your Business in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

Check out the best digital marketing tools experts and businesses alike use to boost their SEO, CRO, content marketing, and more. If you made it your New Year’s resolution to improve your digital marketing performance, we have a resource list for you.

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Three 2017 B2B sales and marketing video trends: it’s time to make your move

Biznology

Here’s where I think B2B sales and marketing video is headed this year. More conversational. Less advertorial. More formats. More interactive. I think the traditional categories of testimonial, webinar, explainer, etc. are becoming less relevant.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Why Pitches Are the Key to Great Content Marketing

Contently

Go find a six-year-old—preferably a nephew or niece, not some random kid at Whole Foods—and ask them to make up a story. Watch as their eyes light up, how their words jumble together with excitement and wonder.

CMOs Not Happy With the State of Cross Channel Marketing

Modern Marketing

It’s no secret that the best customers are the ones who engage with brands across multiple channels. It’s not surprising, therefore, that the brands who deliver value to customers across channels see strong growth. How much growth?

Managing a Completely Remote Team of Over 250 Freelancers: Interview with Nathan Hirsch

Marketing Insider Group

Working from home has become more and more attractive to experts around the world over the past 20 years as companies are seeking to increase efficiency and lower costs of their payroll.

Report: Personalized Video Content is Proving Valuable for Businesses

KoMarketing Associates

Recent research indicates that delivering personalized video content can yield positive results for marketers. The “2017 Video in Business Benchmark Report” from Vidyard found that the average retention rate of personalized videos is 35 percent higher than non-personalized videos. Additionally, data shows that the most popular video viewing time is Wednesdays between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Why We Scrapped All But One B2B Event Sponsorship in 2017

bizible

Events are often a huge part of a B2B organization’s marketing strategy. They guarantee an audience filled with like-minded individuals who are all interested in the presentations and products surrounding the event industry.

4 Steps to Standardize Your Data and Get Better Insights

Modern Marketing

The line between a lot of data and too much data is razor-thin. All marketers and salespeople want the former, but achieving the latter is all too easy if we don’t use data standards. Standards make data uniform.

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How to Build an ROI-Driven Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

“How do we write an article that gets shared 10,000 times on Facebook, gets retweeted 20,000 times, generates 100 backlinks, and ranks #1 on Google for a search term with 5,000 search queries per month?”

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What Does it Take to Have High Revenue Growth: The Results Are In!

DiscoverOrg

This piece was originally posted February 6th, 2017 on Smart Selling Tool’s blog and written by its founder Nancy Nardin. Smart Selling Tools, Inc., is an analyst and consulting firm that specializes in sales productivity and sales performance improvement through the use of smart sales tools.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Knowledge Delivered

Avitage

Our theme this year is Knowledge Delivered. We are all knowledge workers. Knowledge is actionable information. We operate inside organizations where knowledge creates value and competitive advantage. This makes knowledge and content strategic imperatives for any business.

The B2B Marketer’s Essential Guide to WeChat Official Accounts

KoMarketing Associates

You may have heard that WeChat is a must-have mobile app in China. It’s used for everything from instant messages to news to mobile payments. But, to give a firsthand look at how WeChat is used on a daily basis in China, I want to share with you a personal experience with the app. I just spent the Chinese New Year in China. During this festival, Chinese people traditionally give a monetary gift called “red envelope” to each other.

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The Secret to Creating Super Content Easily

Marketing Insider Group

I remember reading comic books during my childhood. Yes, some of the best days of life. I would spend time staring longingly at the comic book covers. Oh and once I did have a tiff with another guy over a limited edition Superman comic.

4 Easy Tactics for Infusing AI and Predictive Analytics Into Sales Processes

Ignite Tech

This article was originally published on the SalesForce Blog by Sean Zinsmeister , Vice President of Product Marketing at Infer. Unless you were hiding under a rock this year, you probably heard a thing or two about the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) for sales.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Everything you need to know about user guides and manuals

Biznology

Sooner rather than later, the Internet of Things will connect us all into a global network of intuitive devices, designed especially for our convenience.

How to Diagnose if Inbounditis is Killing Your Sales Pipeline

ViewPoint

Qualified leads can be generated any number of ways: phone calls email, webinars, direct mail and even marketing automation if done well. It's not, however, the quantity of leads that counts. It’s the quality of the leads. Lured by the promise of easy money — "sales-ready" leads pouring in — many well intentioned b2b marketers have jumped on the "inbound marketing" bandwagon with both feet. Management is measuring marketing on the number of leads turned over to sales and on a cost-per-lead basis.

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3 Content Distribution Tips for Maximum Lead Nurturing Impact

Marketing Insider Group

Are you creating awesome content, publishing it on your website on a consistent, regular basis? You’re on the right track, but unless your content marketing strategy encompasses plans for getting relevant eyeballs on those content pages, you’ve still got work to do.

Ensure Your B2B Martech Purchase Takes Root

Hive9

Most marketing technology purchasing decisions involve a process. At 42% of large companies , ten or more people are typically involved making a purchasing decision. It makes sense that a variety of stakeholders should therefore be able to weigh in. But the trickier question is: which ones?

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!