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How to Boost Your B2B Lead Generation with Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

A lot of hard work and thought goes into converting someone into a lead -- from an irresistible offer , to an enticing CTA , and a killer landing page. But even before someone notices your offer, there's a lot you can do to prime the wheels of the B2B lead generation machine -- and content marketing plays a big part! The Relationship Between Lead Gen and B2B Content Marketing. Many people think of lead generation and content marketing as two completely separate areas.

How Content Marketing Changes the Economics of Selling

Sales Engine

In the not-so-distant past, scaling a B2B company meant hiring more sales people that were responsible for all their own business development. They would bang on the phones, knock on doors, go to conferences and networking events and that would be enough to fill their calendars with enough qualified appointments. On paper, the numbers supported it.

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The future of marketing belongs to hybrids, but don’t call them unicorns

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I’ve grown to dislike the label “unicorn” in martech. In the early years of the marketing technology revolution, marketing technologists — hybrid professionals who applied technical skills in a marketing context — were sometimes called unicorns. Partly because they brought seemingly magical capabilities to marketing. But mostly because finding the perfect blend of marketing and technology talent was incredibly rare.

Why Consistent, Quality Content Is The Only Choice for Marketing Your Business

Marketing Insider Group

Do you remember the days when keyword stuffing was the way to go? People would determine a few keywords and cram it into as many places on their website as they possibly could. If you follow along with the search engine optimization (SEO) world then, of course, you know this is no longer the way […]. The post Why Consistent, Quality Content Is The Only Choice for Marketing Your Business 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.

B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there.

Sales Lead Insights

B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there. The right prospects to target The companies and people at those companies, who appear most likely to buy your products or services. The right offers Compelling calls-to-action designed to generate inquiries that, when qualified, become sales leads. A suite of offers designed to […]. The post B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there. appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

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4 Foolproof Ways to Beat Price Objections

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As a B2B sales rep, you already know objections are an unavoidable part of your job. Yet, as we explained in a recent blog post , there are many tips and tricks sales reps can use to bypass common objections during the sales cycle. Research shows price objections are the number one objection sales rep face—but half of all price objections are phony ( source ). Most of the time, when a prospect says, “I can’t afford it,” they’re not usually talking about price at all.

12 Ways to Boost Your Website’s Lead Generation Performance

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Check out these 12 proven website lead generation strategies to get more and better leads. With examples! Demand & Lead Generation Digital Marketing Forms & Landing Pages Lead Generation lead gen lead generation lead generation strategy website optimization

5 Professional Services Marketing Strategies To Attract and Convert More Leads

Marketing Insider Group

While 23% of jobs have been lost in the manufacturing sector in the last 5 years, professional service jobs have increased by 35%. Professional service industries like accounting, consulting and other service industries have traditionally relied heavily on outbound marketing tactics, it’s time for a change. Because creating content that people want is the […]. The post 5 Professional Services Marketing Strategies To Attract and Convert More Leads appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Why Inconsistent Messaging is Undermining Customer Experience

Oracle

This article is part of our series on customer experience where we focus on topics relating to connecting data, intelligence and experiences. Further reading: Silo Busting is Essential to Delivering Personalized Experiences. Delivering exceptional customer experiences has quickly become table stakes for marketers. Too often, though, these experiences are undermined by inconsistent messaging and opportunities go begging.

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!

15 Social Selling Quotes to Inspire Your Sales Efforts

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Social media has completely transformed the way people interact with each other—including the way sales professionals interact with customers and prospects. Social selling is one of the hottest trends in the business world, yet many sales professionals remain skeptical of its effectiveness. But, take one look at these statistics and you’ll see that social selling produces serious results ( source ): 78% of salespeople using social media outperform their peers.

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Online Reputation Management (ORM) definition and process

Biznology

Content marketing is online reputation management. Registering all your brand and personal domain names is online reputation management. Registering, populating, maintaining, and updating all your brand and personal social media and social network sites is online reputation management. Making sure all your websites and blogs are SEO-optimized, fast, mobile optimized, properly-architected, and accurately-categorized is online reputation management.

New Approaches To Understand Customers Needed In A Digital Transformation World

Marketing Insider Group

In numerous surveys of CEOs in the past few years, predictably, you will find growth strategies as one of the top priorities going into any new year. Strikingly, in these same few years, you will also find developing customer understanding also on the list of CEO priorities. What is changing in the past two years, […]. The post New Approaches To Understand Customers Needed In A Digital Transformation World appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Can Data be Exciting?

Oracle

The answer depends not so much on how the question is asked nor on what the subject of the data might be. Rather, it depends on the spirit of the individual who’s looking at the data. Looking Ahead with Excitement My niece is entering the University of Michigan this fall to begin her undergrad years. She’s chosen to enter computer science, but she’s sparring with her father (a senior scientist for a chemical company) over how she intends to channel her curiosity.

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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.

8 Important Recruiting Metrics for the Modern Staffer

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The modern recruiting landscape is increasingly competitive. Thanks to technological advances and the widespread use of social networking, job applicants have a wide variety of channels and platforms at their disposal. This means recruiters must spread their efforts across each of these channels in order to execute a successful candidate sourcing strategy. The responsibilities of a successful recruiter have changed. It’s no longer good enough to post job listings and hope for the best.

Your content marketing must sell solutions, not stuff

Biznology

I’ve written in the past about the importance of selling solutions rather than stuff , but it’s an idea worth diving into from another angle. Said in another way, to be successful today, marketing has to be bigger than your products and services. It has to focus on solving the problems your target audience is facing.

5 Keys to Analytics: Improve Your ROI with Better Insights

Marketing Insider Group

Take a good look at the graphic above, courtesy of Adobe. In it, you see that data translates into value, such as improved ROI, but only when viewed through the lens of analysis and translated into action. So, what are the keys to analytics that produce ROI? Keys to analytics #1. Deriving insights The #1 key […]. The post 5 Keys to Analytics: Improve Your ROI with Better Insights appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Personalizing the Customer Experience is a Marketing Focus for 2018

KoMarketing Associates

Many marketers are already personalizing the customer experience, but new research indicates that there is more of a need for them to go above and beyond using simple phrasing, such as “you” and “your.”. Widen recently conducted the “2018 Connectivity Report” to assess how marketers are enhancing customer relationships through personalization. About one-quarter of the respondents (28 percent) claimed that personalizing the customer experience is what their organization is most focused on in 2018.

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.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Recruit Top Talent

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Fact: Global spending on cognitive and AI systems will reach $57.6 billion in 2021, according to market research firm IDC ( source ). As adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) grows, innovative ways to use AI in the recruiting field continue to emerge. Yet, as talk of AI grows, more recruiting professionals have come forward to voice an underlying fear that these systems and technologies will eventually replace human recruiters and completely automate the hiring process.

Digital marketing and the internet of things: 5 steps to success

Biznology

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live. It makes the world more connected and more intelligent. This results in a more convenient life and modern era. New devices are being introduced to connect and automate. Even laundry companies like Continental Girbau are realizing its potential and making their equipment smarter. It changes not only our lives. It also transforms digital marketing. With this, keep on reading and we’ll share with you some of the ways to succeed. .

4 Social Media Misconceptions Hurting Your Company

Contently

Raise your hand if you’ve ever deleted a selfie or a tweet because it didn’t receive enough likes. Hey, there’s no shame in it—cultivating an engaging persona takes practice. Even the savviest social users make common mistakes when managing a brand account. Plenty of brand accounts gain attention for their sass and engaging content , but the number of likes and retweets you get may not be a perfect representation of your true social impact.

Six Key Components of a High Performance Marketing Plan

Act-On

A marketing plan that produces the best results is one revolving around one thing: your customers. Find out six key components of a high performance plan. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy marketing plan marketing strategy

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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.

The Attendees Guide to B2B Event Preparation

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Industry trade shows and professional events are an excellent way to learn new skills, network with others, and revive your creativity. But, these events can also be overwhelming—with multiple tracks, different sessions to choose from, and long days filled with non-stop activities. Because most industry events come with a cost—time away from your desk, budget, travel, etc.—attendees attendees must be sure they’re prepared ahead of time.

Are you testing the right things on your website?

Biznology

It doesn’t happen as much anymore, but it wasn’t long ago that every time I showed slides explaining how Amazon tests every change they make to their website, some wisenheimer would pipe up, “Yeah, well Amazon has a lot of money, so they can afford to test.” ” I was forced to edify them by explaining that it’s actually the opposite: “Amazon tests, so they have a lot of money.” ” Nowadays, everyone seems to have the testing religion.

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Report: Majority of Marketers Now Use an Email Content Calendar Year-Round

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look ahead into the future, more of them are investing in content planning to gauge the ROI of their efforts, according to new research. The “2018 State of Email Workflows” report from Litmus revealed that more than half of marketers (55 percent) are now using a content calendar year-round. About 69 percent use software other than (or in addition to) spreadsheets, calendars, and docs to specifically plan out email content.

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Video: How to Create Content Your Audience Actually Cares About

Contently

Whenever I’m sitting on content marketing panels—usually perched on a tall stool, terrified that I’ll get too excited and fall—I almost always get the same question: What’s the biggest content strategy mistake brands make? While there are so, so, so many answers to this question, the top choice is pretty obvious. Most brands get in trouble by focusing too much on what they want to say, and not enough on what their audience cares about.

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.