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Are you managing your marketing automation properly?

NuSpark

The absolute best way to reach a potential customer is to build a relationship with them. In the old days, salespeople did this by calling on prospects either by phone or in person, to learn what their needs were and provide them with the right information at the right time, using the best media for the individual. Nothing has changed. That’s still the best way to generate new sales, but marketing automation has changed the way we do it.

Four Great Ways to Use Personalization in Digital Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Stefan Debois. Today, personalization is more important than ever, as consumers and business decision makers alike are overloaded with content. While a lot of information gets ignored, personalized content tends to hit home. Image credit: Autopilot. That should come as no surprise. When someone hears their own name, that triggers a unique reaction in those parts of the brain associated with long-term memory.

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On the horrors of brandsplaining

Biznology

It’s the time of year when my family decorates the house with a lot of orange and black. I’m just into it for the candy, myself, but I play along, in my own way. I read Poe. I watch a Hitchcock or two. In that spirit, I want to introduce a new term to the Biznology lexicon: Brandsplaining– a horrible specter for marketers, CMOs, and everyone in between. Brandsplaining is like mansplaining, but for brands.

5 Steps to Creating a Content Marketing Campaign

Marketing Insider Group

When you begin to create a content marketing campaign, it’s a little like putting together a puzzle piece by piece. You need to start with a solid framework, much like the edge pieces of the puzzle. What gets filled in the middle is all the dynamic data and creative outputs. But you have to start […]. The post 5 Steps to Creating a Content Marketing Campaign 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.

Evolving Analytics: Descriptive, Predictive, Prescriptive

Oracle

Makers of Modern Marketing at Oracle: Elena Drozd. Welcome back to the Makers of Modern Marketing at Oracle! A blog series dedicated to the architects and risk-takers behind marketing at Oracle to give readers a peek into how we are building the future of digital marketing from the inside-out. This month we had the pleasure of sitting down with Elena Drozd, senior director of data science and advanced analytics, to discuss recent leaps in analytics and where those leaps will lead.

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Employee Advocacy 2.0: Leveraging Influence to Drive a Connected Organization and Employee-Led Buyer Journey

Onalytica B2B

We are very excited to announce that just over a year on, we are publishing yet another guide book – this time on Employee Advocacy. Back in August last year we published our Definitive Guide to Influencer Relationship Management , and it was such a great success and help for Marketers that we’ve created the equivalent for Employee Advocacy, with the help from Tribal Impact.

7 Ways to Reboot Your Brand’s Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Content is a great way for a brand to demonstrate their relevance, personality, and value. Your content marketing strategy will often need some tweaking, or all out revamping, to remain effective. Here are seven ways to reboot your brand’s content marketing strategy. Your Value Proposition Your value proposition is basically a summary of your brand’s […]. The post 7 Ways to Reboot Your Brand’s Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

How Ads Keep Generating Revenue After Campaign Ends

Oracle

Cross Channel Marketing Data-Driven Marketing

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Introducing the Customer-Powered Enterprise—A New Model For Unlocking Growth Through Your Customers

Influitive

It’s been five years since Influitive published the Advocate Marketing Playbook. Since then, it’s been downloaded over 5,700 times. Hundreds of companies followed those proven plays to achieve success in developing powerful advocate programs. But another interesting evolution happened. We witnessed amazing creativity and innovation as individuals at these companies took the principles of advocate.

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!

4 Networking Tips All Small Business Owners Should Know

Kabbage

The most successful entrepreneurs typically have one thing in common (other than a great business idea): They’re good at networking. Networking is an … Read More. The post 4 Networking Tips All Small Business Owners Should Know appeared first on Grow With Kabbage. Marketing Featured Mobile Featured

Brand Storytelling, Defined

Marketing Insider Group

Brand storytelling is gaining momentum in the marketing world, and with good reason. Stories are scientifically proven to get a person’s attention. In fact, stories stimulate brain activity. When we read or hear plot points our neurons start firing—and not just in the part of the brain that controls the language center. But there’s a […]. The post Brand Storytelling, Defined appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy Content Marketing Storytelling

How to Build a CDP RFP Generator

Customer Experience Matrix

Recent discussions with Customer Data Platform buyers and vendors have repeatedly circled around a small set of questions: what are the use cases for CDP? This really means, when should you use a CDP and when should you use something else?) what are the capabilities of a CDP? This really means, what are the unique features I’ll find only in a CDP? It might also mean, what features do all CDPs share and which are found in some but not others?) which CDPs have which capabilities?

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8 Unique Tools For Your 2019 B2B Marketing Plan

KoMarketing Associates

As we start the fourth quarter of 2018, marketers begin to think about their plans for the coming year. Whether you have budgets you want to use up or you just want to get a head start on the year, planning a few months in advance has a lot of benefits. If a B2B marketing plan for 2019 is already in place, it is easier to be more organized and on the same page as everyone is out for the holidays and new year.

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.

How to Find Your Brand’s Story

Contently

Charlie Jones, president and founder of Brand Intersection Group, has spent his career combating a widespread, fundamental misunderstanding of brand stories. “People will say, ‘we need branding work,’ and then they begin the conversation talking about color schemes. That’s a mistake,” he said. “Your logo, your slug-line, your color scheme, your graphic standards, those are vestiges of your brand.

What Consumers Want More of at Marketing Events

Marketing Insider Group

Traditional marketing is not as effective today as it used to be. People – understandably – prefer messaging and content that directly speaks to their needs and goals over being bombarded with brand advertising. 71 percent of internet users feel that ads are more intrusive than they were just a few years ago. Content marketing, on the […]. The post What Consumers Want More of at Marketing Events appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Pulpo Media Improves Lead Generation Efforts with Act-On

Act-On

Pulpo Media adopted marketing automation to improve its marketing efforts, generate better inbound leads and increase ROI. Check out excerpts from our interview with Oscar Padilla, Executive Vice President for client services and ad opportunities at Pulpo Media, to learn how they did it. Corporate Lead Generation

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Survey: 45% of Marketers “Just Started” to Deploy Account-Based Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers are aware of account-based marketing (ABM) and its benefits, new research suggests that they are still just beginning to integrate it into their overall strategies. Engagio recently conducted the “ABM Outlook Survey 2018: An Overview of the State of Account Based Marketing” report and found that about half of respondents (44.95 percent) have “just started” to use an ABM program. About 23.92 percent are “thinking about getting started,” while 19.07 percent are “well underway.”.

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.

Make and Build a Business That Solves a Problem

Measure Up Marketing

The purpose of a business is to create a customer, declared Peter Drucker. How do you create a customer? You provide something – a service, a product, a solution – (referred to as the Product in the Marketing Mix) they need AND want. In the B2B world, this want and/or need is typically to solve a business problem. The bigger the business problem, the more urgent, and the better your offer addresses the more likely and faster you are to create a customer.

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Create Meta-Descriptions That Land High-Quality Prospects

Marketing Insider Group

You’ve crafted the perfect content for your reader. You know when they read it, they’ll love it and seek to do business with your company. But that’s the thing—you need to get them to actually read it. While social is a great way to promote content to followers, your best shot at bringing in brand […]. The post Create Meta-Descriptions That Land High-Quality Prospects appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

3 Deep Buyer Insights Must-Haves By The Year 2020

Tony Zambito

Being relevant today in a digital world filled with millions and billions of interactions per day is one of the greatest challenges facing organizations today. Both B2B and B2C (and hybrid) are investing in attempts to capture these interactions. In the form of data and analytics, organizations are hoping to glean informative insights into the purchase behaviors of their buyers and customers.

Report: 93% of Successful B2B Marketers are Extremely Committed to Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look ahead to 2019, new research suggests that the most successful of the bunch are dedicated to content marketing. The Content Marketing Institute, MarketingProfs and Conductor recently published the “B2B Content Marketing 2019 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends – North America” report and discovered that 93 percent of the most successful B2B marketers say that their organization is extremely/very committed to content marketing.

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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.

[Data] Our Secrets to Generating High Lead Volume From Our B2B Blog

bizible

Despite lots of chatter around ABM, companies continue to smartly place emphasis on inbound marketing execution, especially content marketing. Content marketing is one of the few marketing channels that has compounding growth (i.e. effort is long lasting), is educational in nature (i.e. helps build the category), and creates intent, which is great for conversion rates.

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Classic Advertising and Consulting Models Are Shifting — To Clients’ Benefit

Marketing Insider Group

With the possible exception of consumer apps, no market has exploded in the new millennium quite like marketing technology. When chiefmartec.com started reporting on the space in 2011, it counted around 150 solutions. Today, it reports around 7,000. Put another way, 2018’s martech landscape contains more software products than those of 2011 through 2016 combined. […].

Are you consulting your database of intentions?

Biznology

Internet luminary John Battelle is famous for describing Google as a “ database of intentions.” ” Back in 2003, it was a critical insight, that Google searches were actually a way of understanding what people wanted, what they were interested in, what they wanted to do. But did you know that you probably have your own database of intentions? One that you own? One that you don’t need Google’s permission to consult? It’s your site search engine.

Legacy B2B Content: When to Refresh, Redirect, or Remove

KoMarketing Associates

Content is critical for B2B business to attract potential customers, capture leads, and guide those leads toward conversion. Different types of content, of course, play their unique parts in the buying cycle. SEO-focused blog content can pique your audiences’ interest; a gated whitepaper helps you capture their information; detailed product collateral will help you close the sale. However – the mantra “ quality over quantity ” is particularly important for B2B content marketers.

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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.