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Personalizing Your ABM Content Effectively

Listenloop

ABM is the hottest trend in B2B marketing right now due to its amazing results. Instead of trying a one-way-fits-all approach, marketers are tailoring their experiences from the accounts they are trying to get business from, creating a higher chance of sale every time. Unfortunately, this doesn’t come without drawbacks.

The Importance and Benefits of MQLs

PureB2B

Marketing qualified leads (MQLs) are not just about getting a list of people your company should be focusing on selling to. They should be able to qualify under a number of criteria [1] that could be further converted to sales qualified leads (SQL). Without a well-done MQL, marketing’s generated leads would only crowd the marketing funnel, which would lead to even more problems down the line.

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Email Bots: What They Are, Why They Matter, and How to Stop Them

The Point

Congratulations: your last email campaign generated a really high click-through rate. Or did it? It’s an issue that B2B marketers are experiencing with increasing frequency: open rates and click-through rates that don’t quite match up, typically in the form of an abnormally high “click to open” (CTO) rate. The culprit? Email bots. Acting as a spam filter, email bots prevent malicious emails from infiltrating mail servers by auto-clicking the links in incoming emails.

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More Than a Name: 13 Ways Marketers Personalize Emails

Litmus

Everyone likes to feel special: your customers included. Segmentation and personalization in email make the message more relevant and, ultimately, more effective. Plus, personalization can make your brand stand out in a vast sea of competitors. Imagine you have a conversation with two different new acquaintances, and one remembers a detail you mentioned in your first chat. Wouldn’t your conversation (and relationship) with the person who made the interaction specific to you stand out more?

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.

65+ Statistics About Artificial Intelligence

Zoominfo

Artificial intelligence may seem like a new edition to the business world– but it’s already transformed the way we sell B2B products and services. Early adopters of AI have achieved significant benefits – including increased efficiency, cost reduction, improved customer experience, revenue growth, and more. But, many businesses still question the effectiveness and practicality of AI. If you’re skeptical about AI, today’s blog post is for you.

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Mailerlite vs Mailchimp - Hate them or Love Them

SendX

If you are here is because you've been looking for a Mailchimp alternative for your business, since Mailchimp went "rogue" on email marketers, and you are looking for a simpler solution than an all-in-one marketing platform , and I must say that this is your lucky day, because we are bringing you the Mailerlite vs Mailchimp article to help you with that. I already did two reviews: Aweber and ConvertKit. If none of them helped you, we are here to take you for a tour with another tool.

5 Essential Things All Marketers Should Know about Sales

Oracle

The relationship between sales and marketing is often marked by friction and misalignment. It’s something you see across companies and industries time and time again: the sales team is constantly asking for more inbound leads, while marketing wants to see more of its influenced deals getting closed. Achieving perfect harmony between two separate teams might not be realistic; however, when both sales and marketing are working together, the result is a well-oiled revenue engine.

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How to Create the Best Sales Kickoff (SKO)

Zoominfo

Salespeople are perpetually busy throughout the year, as they strive to find their next customer and hit their quotas. While it’s great to see a motivated sales team working hard day in and day out, it’s important for them to take a step back and regroup every once in a while. Sales professionals thrive when given the opportunity to learn, develop new skills, and interact with one another. That’s what makes the annual sales kickoff meeting so important.

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The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design

Influitive

Great user experience hinges on your ability to understand how consumers think. It’s all well and good if your product feels intuitive to you, but if your customers don’t feel the same way, they won’t continue using your platform. Involving your user base directly into your design processes is necessary to ensure your product’s user […]. The post The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design appeared first on Influitive.

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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!

How to Build a Content Strategy for Event Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

I just finished an amazing series of speaking engagements that has taken me from coast to coast to coast. From San Fran, to Chicago, to DC, back to Chicago and DC, toCleveland, London and Denmark. And one thing I know for sure: some events are better than others. Event managers focus on bringing in great keynote speakers , awesome venues, food, and parties, and more. There are a lot of moving pieces that go into successful event planning. Your marketing strategy is one of them.

Marketing to Millennial Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Marketing to millennial engineers requires a deep understanding of the age differences among the engineering workforce. I have talked about this in the past and it was also a key talking point of my presentation at the Industrial Marketing Summit, Content Marketing World 2019. Yes there are many key differences in how you market to. Read more The post Marketing to Millennial Engineers by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility

Zoominfo

You may encounter the term corporate social responsibility (CSR) and question whether it’s just another industry buzzword. Is CSR nothing more than a PR gimmick designed to boost a company’s brand or public image? Or is it a realistic method for companies to integrate environmental and social issues into their business models? Let’s consider the statistics ( source ): More than half of millennials would defend a socially and ethically conscious company if people spoke badly about it. 71% of U.S.

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What's the Big Deal About Personalization?

Oracle

Personalization is defined as the process of tailoring user journeys and experiences according to each customer's needs and preferences. As marketing continues to evolve, personalization has proven to be a key approach in the way we deliver content to our customers. Research by Forrester highlights that personalization is “critical for marketers seeking to enhance customer centricity and engagement.”

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.

How Account-Based Marketing Works: Digital And Traditional Tactics

Marketing Insider Group

The biggest challenge marketers face right now is reaching their target audience, and I mean really reaching them. Not just publishing an advertisement or piece of content that an audience might see or read; but reaching them with a message that piques their interest and starts a conversation. This is where account-based marketing (ABM) comes in—and, it’s no wonder that ABM was deemed the second most popular marketing strategy for 2020, according to Sagefrog’s 2020 B2B Marketing Mix Report.

Report: 57% of Marketers Want to Improve Campaign Effectiveness through Marketing Automation Integration

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers start to develop marketing automation integration strategies, they are doing so with specific objectives in mind, according to a new report. Ascend2 recently published its “Marketing Automation Integration” survey, and statistics showed that the majority of marketers (57%) want to improve campaign effectiveness through their marketing automation integration strategy. About 53% want to improve marketing and sales alignment, while 49% want to improve quality lead generation.

How to Identify Your Ideal Audience to Provide the Best Customer Experience

Act-On

Learn how to segment, track, analyze, and optimize your customer personas and segments to lead prospects through an exciting customer journey and close more deals. Customer Journey

3 Important Ways Machine Learning Is Changing Marketing

Oracle

Within the digital marketing world , agencies and brand owners are racing to explore how they can leverage the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in order to reach their marketing goals. In fact, according to one estimate, 84 percent of marketing organizations are implementing or expanding their AI and ML programs in 2019.

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.

5 Steps to Strengthen Your Customer Success Game

Marketing Insider Group

If customer service is a school coach, customer success is a personal trainer. The former is reactive, transactional, and focused on serving as many people as quickly as possible. Trainers are proactive and flexible, designing programs around what the trainee wants to achieve. But just like athletic trainers, customer success people need two things to succeed: engaged trainees and the right tools.

Report: 94% of Marketers Agree that Original Research Can Elevate a Brand’s Authority

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to create new content for their target audience, statistics suggest that most believe original research has a positive impact on their organization. Mantis Research and Buzzsumo recently published their annual “State of Original Research” report, and statistics showed that 94% of marketers agree that original research elevates a brand’s authority. About 88% of those who use original research plan to conduct additional research within the next 12 months.

Why Clients Don’t Value Your Ability

Marketing Craftmanship

For many decades, in medical school physicians have been taught the “3 A’s” of a sound practice management. They are the 3 qualities that their patients will value most highly, in rank order of importance: Affability. Accessibility. Ability. Regardless of whether your professional field is medicine, law, technology or finance, that same ranking applies to how you will be valued by clients, particularly in B2B businesses.

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Servant Marketing: "Let's Be Good"

Oracle

“Let’s be good at what we do, but let’s be good, too,” said Lisa Harmon Stephens, Oracle Marketing Cloud Consulting’s Head of Creative Services , to conclude her locknote presentation at Litmus Live Boston earlier this month. Her presentation was about Servant Marketing, which is marketing that puts customers’ needs first, rather than the needs of your business.

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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.

Content Personalization: The Key To The Future of B2B Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Personalization doesn’t end at addressing customers by their name; it entails understanding who your prospects are and providing the content required while building a two-way relationship. The challenge for sales teams and marketers is providing prospects with personalized experiences that are tailored to their needs. Being able to execute these types of campaigns will increase customer conversion rates.

78% of Marketers Now Deliver a Personalized Customer Experience via Email Using Data and Analytics

KoMarketing Associates

Data and analytics continue to be beneficial to marketers who are looking to personalize the customer experience, according to new research. Furthermore, email remains a critical channel for marketers attempting to reach out to prospects and customers. Merkle recently published the “Customer Engagement Report,” and most marketers (78%) said that they deliver a personalized customer experience via email utilizing customer data.

3 Common Website Pitfalls to Avoid and What to Do Instead

Act-On

This list of common website mistakes to avoid and how to fix them will ensure your website is fully optimized to drive engagement and conversions.

Build Relationships By Offering Value

Oracle

On the Fly is our new video series with small bites (two mins or less) of marketing advice and training from marketing experts, delivered while they are on the road, at the airport, or traveling somewhere. This week’s expert On the Fly is Ian Cleary of Razor Social. Ian helps brands bridge the gap between marketing and technology and today he has some tips for effective Influencer outreach. Working with influencers is a balance between giving and taking.

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.