Sat.Jun 23, 2018 - Fri.Jun 29, 2018

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

Modern Marketing

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

The Difference Between Wide and Deep Content Explained

Modern Marketing

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?

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Mailing to New Customers and Managing Deliverability Risk

Modern Marketing

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.

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.

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.

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Win More Leads, More Trust, and More Engagement with Video Marketing

Act-On

Learn how to win more leads, more trust, and more engagement with video marketing for your B2B business. Everyone says they want to do video, but are they doing it in a intentional way for their business? Learn how. Video

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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.

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.

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.

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

Modern Marketing

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.

6 sales tips from jewelers row

Biznology

The jewelry business may be easy to penetrate, but success is a difficult feat. With the intensity of the competition and the changing market demands, it is challenging to craft your own success story. To make things easier, keep in mind these tips. Be in the Know.

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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.

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.

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!