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Ask a Content Strategist: Why Are Brand Blogs So Ugly and Outdated?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

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

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.

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.

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.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Big Data Trends You Should Know About in 2018 [Infographic]

Marketing Insider Group

The term Big Data refers to the entirety of the process that information goes through for real-world application. This means that it encompasses data gathering, data analysis, and data implementation.

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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.

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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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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7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

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.

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.

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.

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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A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

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.

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

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

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.

B2B Marketing Automation: Crawl, walk, run, win

Sales Lead Insights

How Self-Service Help Can Provide Great Customer Service

Modern Marketing

By Kirsten Foon, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Experience, Oracle. I’ll be honest.

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

5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.