Sat.Feb 16, 2019 - Fri.Feb 22, 2019

Pipeline Velocity: Why It Matters, How To Measure It and How It Helps

InsightSquared

Here in Boston, we love rowing. Every year thousands of us crowd around the Charles River to watch boats gracefully glide along the river as they race at the Head of the Charles Regatta. What most casual spectators don’t realize is all the components that go into making one of those rowing shells move as quickly down the river as possible (and it’s not nearly as graceful as it may look).

Measuring ROI of Industrial Content Marketing is Difficult

Industrial Marketing Today

Manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies are finding it difficult to accurately measure the ROI of their industrial content marketing efforts. Only 44% of manufacturing content marketers report their organization measures content marketing ROI. Source: Manufacturing Content Marketing 2019: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—Content Marketing Institute/MarketingProfs and sponsored by IEEE GlobalSpec).

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How to Use Live Events in Your ABM Strategy

RockContent

Although account-based marketing, or ABM, is gaining steam, it’s still widely considered a less traditional marketing approach. And if you’re going to go non-traditional—why not think a little further outside the box? When it comes to content creation for ABM, there are many “go-tos” that come to mind. Think white paper, think infographic—think the many assets that form a solid content foundation.

Five Ways Your LinkedIn Sales Message is Like a D**k Pic (guest post)

Heinz Marketing

Editor’s Note: What started as an email string complaining about bad sales emails became… this. It’s a stark comparison to say the least, but a handful of B2B buyers we showed a draft of this to agreed wholeheartedly. Special thanks to Marilyn Cox , a B2B marketing veteran and recipient of a constant barrage of sales pitches, for writing this for us. Sometimes you have a deadline and you find yourself stuck on the same five sentences for days on end.

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.

7 MailChimp Alternatives (Our Feedback After Trying Them Out)

SendX

MailChimp isn’t really meeting your needs eh? Chances are, you’re looking for something with better legal policies, pricing and support. Yep, we’ve traveled that road as well. So here, we share our in-depth feedback and comments on using the top alternatives to MailChimp: SendX Campaign Monitor ActiveCampaign AWeber ConvertKit Constant Contact Drip Our team went deep into MailChimp, and realised that in a lot of cases, it isn’t the right fit for a lot of businesses.

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Working with Your ABM Strategy in Oracle Eloqua

Oracle

By Mark Tarro, Senior Solution Engineer, Oracle. In our everyday lives, we buy and use a growing number of add-ons that can improve the way that we work or relax. Whether it is a new and improved lens for a camera or a chrome plug-in, we want to have our new tool up and running after a brief tutorial. I think about the first time someone showed me Ghostery and how easily I was able to immediately use it in sales cycles and discovery on prospects – it was a game changer.

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Report: 98% of Marketers Now Use Data to Secure their Budget

KoMarketing Associates

As data and analytics become more readily available to marketers, new research suggests that they are using it for multiple purposes. According to the “Data Benchmark Study” from Freeman revealed that 98 percent of marketers now use data to secure their budget. In addition, 89 percent of marketers utilize data and analytics to make strategic decisions, while 76 percent use it for their corporate database/CRM efforts.

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PR Metrics: How to Prove the Real Value of PR

B2B PR Sense

PR faces a conundrum. We have loads of examples where a solid PR strategy has contributed to a brand's growth and visibility. But PR teams still struggle to prove the value of PR to their C-suite executives. A recent survey from Proof Analytics found that while all but one of the 400-plus C-suite executives surveyed said they believed great marketing and communications create business value, 96% said their marketing and PR teams were “unwilling or unable” to prove return on investment.

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Fresh Content Marketing Ideas for Your B2B Buyer’s Journey

Marketing Insider Group

The content you create guides the buyer’s journey that your prospects and customers take. That’s why it’s important to tailor content to the stage of the buyer’s journey prospects and customers will be at when they come across a particular piece of content. Marketers have historically chosen content formats based upon the information needs of […]. The post Fresh Content Marketing Ideas for Your B2B Buyer’s Journey appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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!

Holiday Mailing Lessons for 2019

Oracle

The 2019 mailing year is already well underway. For many senders, that means dealing with reputation fallout from sky-high holiday volume and re-implementing best practices on outbound campaigns that may have been improperly removed. For the Oracle Deliverability Operations team, it means reflecting on the patterns and practices we have monitored over the November and December mailing period, and leveraging those lessons to improve mailing for our customers in the year to come.

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Report: 39% of Marketers are “Very Concerned” with Data Exhaust

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers turn to data and analytics to reach out to their target audiences, new research shows that they are becoming overwhelmed by the information at their fingertips – so much so that they are now worried about data exhaust. Data exhaust is a term used to describe data that companies toss out because it provides less or no value to their core business. To gauge marketers’ current attitudes toward data exhaust, Digital Element recently conducted the “Digital Data Exhaust Report.”

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How to Create a Comprehensive Content Calendar for Your B2B

Zoominfo

The premise of content marketing is simple: Offer something of value and, in exchange, earn the trust of potential customers. Yet, when it comes time to execute, many marketers stumble. What should I write about? Is there a particular format I should use? How do I know if this will resonate with my audience? If you’ve ever asked yourself a similar line of questions, fear not, dear marketer. Your most common content marketing roadblocks can be solved with just a little planning.

How Your Small Business Can Improve SEO With Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

As a small business, your content strategy is the key to getting yourself seen. It drives traffic to your site, increases conversions, and strengthens your brand. Creating blogs that rank, and rank well, isn’t easy — but it’s not impossible. Read on to discover how to write and rank small business content that customers and […]. The post How Your Small Business Can Improve SEO With Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

The Art of the Soft Sell in Content Creation and Inbound Marketing

Oracle

Not everyone likes a hard sell, but sometimes it works. It’s blatant and upfront in what it wants you to do. If it catches you in the right moment and offers you the solution you need and the offer is intriguing and reasonable, you might just go for it. Outbound marketing can depend much on hard selling, as TV and radio ads, fliers, and physical mailings are hitting you right away with what they want you to buy.

The Top 5 Fan Favorite Sessions From Advocamp Field Day

Influitive

Hey campers! You know what made Advocamp Field Day 2018 unique? It was the first Advocamp ever broadcast online. Broadcasting online meant we could jam-pack the event with even more web-exclusive speakers. Plus, we could run the numbers to discover which sessions our online Advocampers loved the most. Advocamp, for those who don’t know, is. The post The Top 5 Fan Favorite Sessions From Advocamp Field Day appeared first on Influitive.

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How AI Will Change Marketing in 2019

Act-On

Artificial intelligence and machine-based adaptive learning represent the next great frontier for marketers. Stake your claim in this emerging landscape by putting these helpful tips to work as part of your digital marketing strategies. Demand & Lead Generation

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The Smart Company’s Guide to Increasing Employee Engagement

Marketing Insider Group

The opportunity to foster an engaged employee starts from the minute they arrive for their first day at work. Let me walk you through a scenario. Brenda arrives on time for her first day at The Company. Her immediate supervisor is not in the office yet. Her new coworkers are kind enough to help her […]. The post The Smart Company’s Guide to Increasing Employee Engagement appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Employee Activation employee activation employee engagement

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.

Who Decides What Best Practice Is, Anyway?

Oracle

Peter Armaly is a Senior Director and Advisor for Oracle SaaS Customer Success. He is responsible for program design and execution of skills enablement for the customer success organization and in that capacity he works closely with senior executives both internally and externally.

7 Ways Dirty Data is Hurting Your Bottom Line

Zoominfo

Using dirty data to fuel your business initiatives is akin to putting the wrong type of fuel in your car. You think you’re doing everything right to keep your car running smoothly when, in reality, you’re doing serious damage to your engine. Consider these statistics ( source ): 40% of business objectives fail due to inaccurate data. It costs $1 to verify a record as it’s entered, $10 to scrub and cleanse it later, and $100 if nothing is done. Bad data costs U.S.

5 Essential Daily SEO Tasks for B2B Marketing in 2019

KoMarketing Associates

It’s no secret that having a routine can be beneficial. After all, life can get overwhelming (hello reporting week) and it can be easy to forget just what it is you need to do each day. For me, I have a daily routine that ensures I know what’s happening with my team, what’s happening with my clients, and what’s happening in the world of search. It’s a routine I’ve perfected over the last few years and while it may not be for everyone, it helps me stay on track.

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How to Improve Customer Segmentation with AI

Marketing Insider Group

Accurate segmentation is one of the cornerstones of an effective marketing campaign. Segmenting or dividing your audience into groups means that you can target messages to customers with similar characteristics and needs. This personalization means that marketing messages will be more relevant to the individual reading them. With greater relevance, response rates are likely to […]. The post How to Improve Customer Segmentation with AI appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.

5 Reasons Why Digital Marketing is a Necessary Tool for Small Business Growth

Biznology

Even just a few years ago, small business owners still primarily embraced traditional methods to market and advertise their businesses. TV and print media were the go-to forms of advertising for those who could afford it. However, with the emergence of digital marketing, all types of businesses have figured out how to use it to help their businesses succeed. If you’re seeking the best way to grow your business, check out these five reasons why you should consider digital marketing.

Nine Considerations for In-Booth Exhibition Technology

Webbiquity

Guest post by Stephen Lindsay. Technology plays a huge role in contemporary exhibitions and trade shows. But what factors do you need to consider if you want to add experiential or other tech within your booth? Enhancing your booth with technology like touch screens, game, video walls , augmented or virtual reality (AR/VR) can be an incredibly engaging way to attract and retain interest at an exhibition. Done well and integrated properly, the right tech can make your presence a hit.

Hate Clicks Are the New Clickbait

Contently

When Jonélle La Foucade was a contributing writer for The Edit , she committed the internet’s cardinal sin: criticizing Beyoncé. The singer’s sixth studio album, Lemonade , had just dropped, and La Foucade was over the buzz and ready to speak her truth. “I’m I’m not really a huge Beyoncé fan, so I thought it would be fun to write an article: ‘Beyoncé is Overrated AF,'” she said. Too many people, they just idolize and worship this woman, I think for no reason.

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A Complete Agile Marketing Definition

Marketing Insider Group

A good Agile marketing definition can be hard to come by. The tough part is that it’s a combination of two very easily misunderstood words: “Agile” and “marketing.” For those who haven’t spent a lot of time exploring its nuances, Agile comes to mean merely fast or hyper-productive. Marketers who prowl the internet for a […]. The post A Complete Agile Marketing Definition appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Agile Marketing

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.