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7 Quick Wins for Sales and Marketing Alignment

DiscoverOrg

We hear a lot about sales and marketing alignment: How important it is for B2B, and how so few of us are doing it right. SALES: Marketing leads are crap. MARKETING: Sales is lazy. You guys take forever to follow-up on our leads – and you wonder why they don’t convert? Rolls eyes.]

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How to Dislodge A Market Leader

Lead Liaison

Few companies are fortunate enough to create an entirely new high-tech market, and even less so dominate that market. Many join at the right time once costs have dropped and the market is sufficiently inflated. So why do so many companies lose their way to becoming a market leader?

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Beyond the Blog Post: 6 Content Formats Your Audience Wants

Contently

Writers don’t have to worry—the written word is here to stay, no matter how many experts predict a vast pivot to video. But that doesn’t mean you can rely solely on blog posts. The modern consumer does prefer enhancements.

7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media

Act-On

You knew that social media is a very affordable lead generation tool, but did you know that it’s rated third in effectiveness after email and your website?

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!

The Dismal State of B2B Email Creative

The Point

I review B2B email campaigns regularly in this space, and though I’m not one to be sparing in my opinions, I do try to be conscious of the type and size of company responsible for the campaign, with the thought, I suppose, that some marketers just may not know better.

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Five Actionable Social Media Tips for Your Web Development Business

Webbiquity

By David Gutierrez. A huge proportion of brand promotion is now done online, particularly through social media. Digital ad spending exceeded TV promotion budgets for the first time ever in 2017. Photo by Tracy Le Blanc from Pexels.

Your online reputation abhors a vacuum in Google search

Biznology

Cygnus X-1. Before you embark on a costly campaign to repair your first two pages of Google search results after you, your company, your brand, or your product have been slandered or besmirched online, understand that it’s a life sentence.

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When Did Data Become So Valuable?

Modern Marketing

By Neil Sholay, VP of Digital – EMEA, Oracle. With GDPR compliance now mandatory, European businesses are razor-focused on their data protection measures, and with good reason.

How to Get Your Employees to Care About Social Media and Employee Advocacy

Marketing Insider Group

A common challenge organizations face when rolling out an employee advocacy program is engagement.

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.

4 Unique AdWords Audiences and How to Effectively Market to Them

KoMarketing Associates

At the start of online advertising, there was a “one-size-fits-all” approach to generating clicks. A user could type in a keyword, or browse the internet and see an ad that may or may not be of interest. At the time, platforms such as AdWords didn’t offer much for ad personalization. Well, things have changed. Since then, thanks to the sheer amount of data now available, the world of online advertising has become more about the individual than the big group.

10 tips for your career in marketing

Biznology

Before I begin my post, I’d also like to invite you to the next Biznology webinar on July 10th, where Mike Moran is going to interview me about trends in B2B marketing. Having been happily self-employed for half my marketing career, I hesitate to give career advice.

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Experience, Not Conversion, is the Key to the Switching Economy

Modern Marketing

In a world increasingly defined by instant-gratification, the demand for positive and direct shopping experiences has risen exponentially. Today’s always-on customers are drawn to the most convenient products and services available.

3 Tools That Will Truly Boost Your Sales and Marketing Team’s Performance

Marketing Insider Group

Companies spend nearly $40 billion on CRM software, and up to 60 percent of those systems fail to meet companies’ expectations. That’s a lot of money to spend for a dismal return. It’s not that salespeople and marketers don’t need help organizing their day or capitalizing on leads.

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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.

74% of Marketers Agree Cohesive Omnichannel Experience is Important

KoMarketing Associates

As customers turn to a wide array of sources to find marketing content, new research suggests it’s becoming more important for marketers to provide an omnichannel experience – but how many marketers have integrated this factor into their strategies? Target Marketing recently conducted the “Omnichannel Marketing: The Key to Unlocking a Powerful Customer Experience” report to gauge how marketers are taking this need into consideration.

Brand marketing: 4 ways businesses should be using press releases — but many aren’t

Biznology

Ah yes, press releases: a staple of the business collateral landscape that has not just survived the transition from the print to the digital world, but has thrived. Indeed, thanks to the “evergreen” nature of web content, press releases are the brand marketing gift that keeps on giving.

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Interview with ?Carme Artigas

Onalytica B2B

Carme Artigas – Co-founder and CEO, Synergic Partners , a Telefonica Company. Key Topics: Data Science, Analytics, Big Data, Telecommunications, Innovation. Location: Madrid, Spain.

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Weekend Reading: “Winning at Social Customer Care” by Dan Gingiss

Marketing Insider Group

For the 176th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Dan Gingiss, author of Winning at Social Customer Care: How Top Brands Create Engaging Experiences on Social Media.

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.

Half of B2B Marketers are Failing to Maximize Data Potential

KoMarketing Associates

Although B2B marketers have an abundance of data at their fingertips, new research shows that they are not turning to this information to make informed decisions. Dun and Bradstreet recently commissioned a study by Forrester titled “The B2B Data Activation Priority,” which discovered that only 50 percent of marketing and sales decisions are made using data.

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Communicating beyond the feature presentation

Biznology

A live feature presentation is a key component of Agile methods. But if you work in a large organization, or have stakeholders who can’t always be fully engaged, you need more. You need to include capturing each sprint as part of your minimal project documentation.

How the Power of Customer Reviews Can Increase Landing Page Conversion Rates

NuSpark

Consumers are savvier now than ever before due to the wealth of information the internet places at their fingertips. But savviness also breeds skepticism in most buyers, which you, as a brand or marketer, must overcome to consistently convert leads into loyal customers.

Google’s Featured Snippets: What Are They, How Do You Get Them & What Do They Mean for Your Brand?

Marketing Insider Group

Search engines are the main channel for discovering information and services in the modern day. Google receives more than 3.5 billion searches in a given a day1 with the estimated number of daily searches only expected to increase as time goes on.

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.

Survey: 3 out of 10 Marketers Lagging in Implementing Email Marketing Automation

KoMarketing Associates

Many marketers are turning to email to reach out to customers and prospects, but in terms of automation, new research suggests that they are still lagging. GetResponse and SmartInsights recently conducted the “Email Marketing and Automation Excellence 2018” report, and statistics showed that 28 percent of respondents consider themselves to be “basic” when it comes to email marketing automation. This is to say that they do not use many of the features of marketing automation.

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Solve digital transformation challenges using Oracle Cloud

Modern Marketing

Digital transformation is an omnipresent topic today, providing a lot of challenges as well as chances. Due to that, customers are asking about how to deal with those challenges and how to leverage from the provided chances.

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A Positive Guide to Determining Negative Keywords in AdWords

NuSpark

We run several AdWords campaigns for clients and we understand the key task of optimizing keywords in order to insure quality clicks are all they are paying for. But that all depends on your campaign goals, especially when it comes to driving clicks from competitors.

Video: How to Set Content Marketing Goals Your CMO Will Love

Contently

What are your content marketing goals? As the director of content strategy for Contently, this is a question I ask marketers every week. There’s often a long pause on the conference line, followed by something like, “Well, we were hoping you’d tell us that.”

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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!