Sat.Jun 30, 2018 - Fri.Jul 06, 2018

Ask a Content Strategist: Why Are Brand Blogs So Ugly and Outdated?

Contently

Which comes first, content or design? Jannelle, Halifax, Nova Scotia. In our weekly editorial meetings, we go around the room pitching stories. The vibe is fairly professional and even-keeled … until it comes to me.

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Understanding the B2B Buying Disconnect

Cintell

Every B2B technology business wants to be focused on the customer, from marketing efforts to product innovation. Part of customer-centricity involves truly connecting with prospects before they become customers.

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Sorry, Your B2B Content Is TL;DR

Marketing Insider Group

We all have that friend — you know, the one who is constantly texting you their life story. If you even bother to open their message, you skim and well, mostly ignore. You reply, “Oh no, it’ll get better,” hoping you’re at least in the ballpark of appropriate responses.

How to find your best B2B prospects

Biznology

Lead generation is a major preoccupation of the typical B2B marketing department. Indeed, most B2B marketers report that leads—with an emphasis on quality leads—are their primary goal. So, let’s review the top prospecting tools and techniques that are working for B2B marketers today.

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!

5 Drip Campaigns Every Brand Needs to Have and Why They Matter

Marketo

There are few things more valuable than automated marketing when it comes to moving customers down your sales funnel. It’s why more than 53% of B2B companies have already implemented a marketing automation platform.

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4 Lessons to Remember Before Rebranding Your Business

Marketing Insider Group

There are many reasons to rebrand your business. It could be anything from updating your logo and design themes to be more modern, to reinventing your business to better match its current situation or products. Yet, rebranding should never be taken lightly.

Expert Insight: The Challenge of Delivering a Personalized Customer Experience

KoMarketing Associates

Personalization is a content marketing tactic that can help reel in customers and prospects, but how many marketers are actually utilizing this method? According to the “2018 Connectivity Report” from Widen, 28 percent of marketers claim that personalizing the customer experience is what their organization is most focused on this year.

If you haven’t already transitioned your website to being HTTPS-compliant by July 1, 2018, your website is probably already being blocked as not secure

Biznology

According to Search Engine Land , if you haven’t already transitioned your website to being HTTPS-compliant by July 1, 2018— last Sunday! your website is probably already being blocked as not secure. That’s right.

Finding the Right Fit: Six Tips for Trade Show Evaluations

Webbiquity

Guest post by Kelsey Stage. Thinking about which trade shows to participate in this year? For growing companies, trade shows can be a powerful way to market products and increase brand recognition. Face to face conversation is powerful. Photo by SDRandCo at Morguefile.com.

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.

This Is the Secret to Being as Productive as an Entire Marketing Team

Marketing Insider Group

For small business leaders and entrepreneurs, getting everything checked off your marketing to-do list can feel like you’re losing a heated (and high-stakes) game of a whack-a-mole.

Location-Based Data is Helping Marketers Personalize the Customer Experience

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers have an abundance of data at their fingertips, and new research suggests that those who use location-based information on their customers may improve the outcome of their campaigns. Lawless Research and Factual recently conducted the “2018 Location-Based Marketing Report” to gauge how marketers are using location-based data to their advantage. Statistics showed that 83 percent of marketers who used location data saw higher response rates, while 83 percent saw more customer engagement.

Two Questions that Lay the Foundation for Effective Cross-Channel Marketing

Modern Marketing

Cross-channel marketing has moved beyond the hype to become a reality for marketers. In fact, it’s the new normal. Our online behaviors have evolved – consumers are constantly checking emails, social media apps, and even interacting online via voice technology.

Why your sales team thinks marketing is useless

Biznology

If you are in marketing, you are used to handing off your leads to the sales team and hearing two complaints back: First, the leads are no good. Second, there aren’t enough of them. It has always reminded me of the old joke where two guys are complaining about the restaurant they are eating in. “The

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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.

Should CPG Brands Care About User Experience?

Marketing Insider Group

By Brittany Hodak The consumer product goods (CPG) category seems virtually set up for success. Its products — ranging from soda to laundry detergent to deodorant — are available everywhere, regularly consumed, and regularly needed.

Survey: 69 Percent of Businesses Spend Time and Money on Email Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

New research suggests that marketers are still heavily relying on email as a tactic, but their goals vary according to company size. The Manifest recently conducted the “State of Email Marketing in 2018” survey to determine how frequently marketers are turning to email to reach out to their target audiences. The research found that most businesses (69 percent) spend time and money on email marketing.

Why Learning is Now The Hot Word in Customer Enablement

Modern Marketing

Learning seems like a straightforward proposition. You want to achieve something; let’s call that something A. To achieve A, you need to understand, and make use of, some other important thing; let’s call it B. Once you learn how B works, you can use that knowledge to accomplish A.

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Inspiration for your transformation

Biznology

Digital transformation is a daunting challenge for any leader. In today’s volatile business climate, 9 out of 10 companies are thinking about digital transformation.

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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.

Weekend Reading: “Objections” by Jeb Blount

Marketing Insider Group

For the 182nd episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interview Jeb Blount, author of Objections: The Ultimate Guide for Mastering The Art and Science of Getting Past No. As long as salespeople have been asking buyers to make commitments, buyers have been throwing out objections.

Shorten Your Manufacturing Sales Cycle with These 4 Lead Nurturing Tips

Act-On

A lead nurturing program will build better leads, create more sales opportunities, and generate more revenue. So why do most B2B marketers fail to set them up? When every lead counts, here are four tips for getting started with your first automated program. Lead Nurturing

What’s the Key to Improving ROI on Advertising?

Modern Marketing

This article is part of our series on customer experience where we focus on topics relating to connecting data, intelligence and experiences. Further reading: Campaigns Don’t End When You Hit Send: The Importance of Feedback Loops.

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IP Targeting Options for Display

NuSpark

There’s many tactics with online display advertising to test. Consider household IP targeting, and unique methods of location-based ad targeting. The post IP Targeting Options for Display appeared first on NuSpark Marketing. Mosey's Marketing Minutes online advertising

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.

B2B Marketing Automation: Crawl, walk, run, win

Sales Lead Insights

B2B marketing automation, if done right, is an efficient and cost-effective tactic for engaging your prospects and helping them move forward in their buying process; ultimately generating more of the qualified, sales-ready leads that your salespeople and channel partners need to meet your company’s sales, revenue and growth goals.

5 Great Ways to Get Customer Reviews and Feedback

Kabbage

The benefits of collecting feedback and reviews far outweigh any potential issues. Major marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay heavily rely on product … Read More. The post 5 Great Ways to Get Customer Reviews and Feedback appeared first on Grow With Kabbage.

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Engagement: The Key to an Effective ABM Strategy

Modern Marketing

Where customers once purchased, they now subscribe and consume. Where the technology was the main priority, now customer service is just as important.

Landing Page Conversion Tips

NuSpark

How’s the structure of your landing pages? Is it optimized for conversion? Here a a few tips to make your lead generation landing pages as powerful as possible. The post Landing Page Conversion Tips appeared first on NuSpark Marketing. Mosey's Marketing Minutes B2B Marketing landing page strategies

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!