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High Touch or Low Touch? Maybe That’s Not the Right Question

Oracle

There’s an assumption in our industry about customer success (CS) that says that companies wanting to establish CS organizations need to quickly decide on the type of engagement model they’ll deploy for their various segments. The debate typically argues the merits and demerits of a high touch strategy versus low touch. The answer always boils down to people (high touch) versus technology (low touch).

How to Understand Your B2B Audience Better

KoMarketing Associates

In real estate, it’s “location, location, location.”. In content marketing, there’s a similar mantra: “audience, audience, audience.”. If you can create content that both fits the needs of your audience, and meets your business goals at the same time, you will have hit the sweet spot of content marketing. But if you don’t understand your audience and don’t target your content for them, you might as well do broadcast advertising.

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How to Apply Your Marketing Data to Improve Results

Ontraport

With so much data at your fingertips, it's important to understand how to interpret it before you make a move. The post How to Apply Your Marketing Data to Improve Results appeared first on The ONTRAPORT Blog. Marketing Tracking

How did marketers let GDPR happen?

Biznology

I teach classes for the Rutgers Business School Executive Education, so I cross paths with savvy digital marketers on a constant basis. I have been asking them the same question for the last three years, “If people are really getting creeped out by the way marketers are sneaking around with their data, how come no one has started a business around data privacy?” And I never really got an answer that I understood. Not once.

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.

How to Reduce, Reuse and Repurpose Top-Performing Content Into Visuals

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s just say it upfront: creating content is time-consuming. Many of us would like to think creating content was as simple as writing for an hour, sending it off, and being done with it. But as we’ve seen many times over, that isn’t the case. Consistent, quality content takes time and effort to produce. Ok, […]. The post How to Reduce, Reuse and Repurpose Top-Performing Content Into Visuals appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How B2B Marketers Can Dominate Branded Keyword Search Engine Results

KoMarketing Associates

Branded keywords represent search queries that include the organization’s brand name or various product and brand-related information. While most B2B marketers assume their organization appears prominently for branded keyword search results, they need to consider the rest of the results that appear on a Google search page, both organic and paid. How often do you review brand-based keyword search performance?

The Difference Between Wide and Deep Content Explained

Oracle

Content marketing has become a vital component of online marketing, and there are several things to consider while producing content: What is the conversion-goal related to the particular piece of content? Who is your target audience? What type of topic will push readers to your call-to-action? What content format will be well received? Should you create wide or deep content? That last point is one that many overlook when planning their content strategy.

GDPR: What It Means and How to Make Your Website Compliant

Marketing Insider Group

In May, the EU Parliament rolled out the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new data policy that protects the personal information of EU internet users by tightening the guidelines associated with data collection and retention by websites. While the GDPR only affects citizens and residents of the EU, there’s a catch that American’s and […]. The post GDPR: What It Means and How to Make Your Website Compliant appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Once is Never Enough: How to Repurpose Content Like a Boss

Act-On

Good content is hard to do – and expensive. Learn how to repurpose your content to make the very most of your best content – and extend your budget. Content Marketing content content repurposing marketing content repurpose content repurpose marketing content repurposing

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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.

Survey: Email Engagement Rises When Marketing Email Volume Dips

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers who send fewer emails may actually see more engagement, according to new research from Yes Lifecycle Marketing. Recently, the company conducted its “Q1 Email Benchmark Report 2018” to gauge how active email recipients are in correlation with marketing efforts. Statistics showed that the average number of emails sent per engaged subscriber declined 29.3 percent from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018. However, the average open rate increased by 5.8

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Mailing to New Customers and Managing Deliverability Risk

Oracle

List size is an important metric for many marketers. It dictates the number of inboxes they have access to and can drive internal conversations around budgets, initiatives, and available resources. As a result, the same question is often repeated to our deliverability operations team: How do we grow our list and mail to new users? Today, I want to focus on the second half of that question: How do we mail to new users.

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Why Content Marketing Is Important

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is important, not just because it works for building trust, generating leads, and cultivating customer loyalty, but because it has become the new normal from the consumer side. It is, in itself, helping to evolve what customers expect from the brands they interact with.Neglecting it is way more risky than investing in it.What […]. The post Why Content Marketing Is Important appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How To Hack Influitive’s New Campaign Content Library To Create Custom Campaigns

Influitive

What if creating advocate marketing campaigns—that turn your best customers into vocal advocates—were as easy as waving a magic wand? Anyone who has ever built an advocacy campaign will tell you that it can take a lot of work. That’s where I come in. As Influitive’s Campaigns Specialist, I spend most of my time building.

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!

CMOs Increasingly Turning to Social Media to Reach Customers and Prospects

KoMarketing Associates

Digital marketers have a wide array of channels available to them, but new research suggests that social media and search rise above the rest. Recently, Nielsen conducted “The Nielsen CMO Report 2018” to determine which channels CMOs, in particular, are turning to in order to reach out to their customers and prospects. In terms of importance, the majority (79 percent) of respondents said social media was the most critical digital media channel.

Customer Loyalty: Why the Game's Changing & How You Can Win It

Oracle

Acquiring new customers for your business is a lot more challenging and costs up to five times more than it does to retain one. Comparatively, if you focus on your existing customer base, who already KNOW your brand, you will encourage repeat purchases. It is a known fact that repeat customers spend 60 percent more per transaction than first-time customers! And, one of the things that plays a significant role in encouraging repeat purchases is excellent customer service.

Why Employee Activation Is the Future of Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

What if your organization was staffed by a team of experts – employees who are skilled, driven, and have a lot to offer, not only to your customers but also to society? Imagine what a powerhouse your company would become. We’re not just talking consumer trust here. This is about respect and your audience fostering […]. The post Why Employee Activation Is the Future of Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Influencer marketing done right can drive all the traffic to your brand-spanking-new freshly-launched website

Biznology

Unless you already have a bursting-at-the-seams Rolodex and a stable of superfans who are waiting impatiently for anything and everything you give birth to in the world, you might be cutting the ribbon of your new business, blog, site, app, community, or nonprofit to a fever-pitch crowd of bumpkiss. When You Build It They Won’t Come.

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.

Original Research is Helping Marketers Achieve Top Objectives

KoMarketing Associates

New data suggests that more marketers are now conducting their own original research, but what are the key benefits of doing so? To learn more about marketers, their original research, and the advantages that come with conducting research in-house, Mantis Research in partnership with Buzzsumo recently published the “How Marketers Create and Publish Original Research in 2018” report.

Oracle Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Email Marketing Service Providers, Q2 2018

Oracle

“Email Marketing: Old salt of your toolkit, and still the most cost-effective promotional channel.” ” So begins the preamble to this year’s Forrester Wave for Email Marketing Solutions, Q218. Other channels and buzzy topics tend to grab the headlines. The industry press seems to annually predict the death of email. Yet, email persists as the work horse of most digital marketing organizations. Well, it’s the highest ROI channel for most organizations.

Why and How to Use YouTube to Promote Your Business

Marketing Insider Group

Most businesses, when they think social media promotion, they think Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the like. However, YouTube is one of the biggest and most popular social networks in the world – in fact, it’s the second biggest website in the world. Which of course means huge reach and immense possibilities for increasing awareness of […]. The post Why and How to Use YouTube to Promote Your Business appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

What kind of video do you need in sales communication?

Biznology

“Are Salespeople Relevant to the Modern Buyer?” is the question posed in an article by Tamara Schenck about about CSO Insights’ 2018 Buyer Preferences Study. At first glance, its results seem to say “Sometimes.” Most buyers only engage with salespeople after they have identified their needs. Many buyers have already identified a solution before engaging with sales. So, what are the implications for sales communication content, and for video content in sales communication particularly?

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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.

How to Perform a 2018 Mid-Year Marketing Assessment with Checklists

Act-On

On track to meet your annual goals? Well, now is a great time to evaluate your efforts with a mid-year marketing assessment. Here are some checklists to help you evaluate your mid-year marketing results in social, search, paid, website, more. Marketing Strategy checklist marketing checklist marketing plan mid-year mid-year marketing

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Five Fatal Trade Show Mistakes You Must Avoid

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jessica Kane. Most B2B businesses depend (at least to some degree) on trade shows to generate leads, get media coverage, and attract customers. Each time you participate in a trade show, your business must invest (a considerable amount of) money, and you must invest (a considerable amount of) your time. Image credit: Joe Flood on Flickr. Because of what you invest in the preparation for and execution of trade show participation, you can’t afford to make mistakes.

10 Simple Reasons Why Your Lead Nurturing Strategy Isn’t Working

Marketing Insider Group

When it comes to lead management, attracting potential buyers is only the beginning. Remember that for a lead to be considered successful, it must ultimately turn into a sale. To get there, you’ll need to be proactive about nurturing each step in the sales conversion process. Lead nurturing is the process of sending relevant content […]. The post 10 Simple Reasons Why Your Lead Nurturing Strategy Isn’t Working appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Why you need testimonials to persuade your customers

Biznology

Everyone knows they need testimonials, but I recently saw a graphic example of how true this is. I have been helping a very smart client in their RFP process to select a vendor for their marketing campaign. The client looked at a half dozen different vendors and brought a handful in for in-person meetings. One of them really stood out. Their technology seemed much better than anything we had seen before. This is where it got interesting.

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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.