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Red vs. Blue Ocean Strategies

Launch Marketing

It can be difficult to succeed with the cutthroat competition in the business environment today. Luckily, there are many strategies you can use in order to gain an edge on your competition. Two of these are red ocean and blue ocean strategies, which were introduced by W.

What’s Your B2B Love Language?

Engagio

Have you ever been asked what your “love language” is before? It’s a concept that was started by Gary Chapman, who published the book The Five Love Languages — The Secret to Love That Lasts over twenty-five years ago. In the book, Chapman explains that we all receive love in different ways.

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Why the “Hollywood Model” Is the Future of Content Creation

Contently

Pretend, for a minute, that you’re a movie director. Let’s say you had your first big hit last year—an epic drama about star-crossed lovers in Spain. You worked hard with an amazing crew and brilliant actors, and now you’re famous. Congratulations!

Email Marketing Trends for 2020: Competitive Differentiators

Modern Marketing

In the ever-changing world of email marketing , it can be difficult to know where to invest your time and energy.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

5 B2B Marketing Best Practices Proven to Drive Results

KoMarketing Associates

There are many elements that influence a successful B2B marketing strategy – your unique industry, target audiences, brand strength, budget and more. Additionally, the landscape is constantly changing due to technological advances, new generations of buyers, and other market forces.

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Control Your Email Marketing Schedule or It Will Control You

Biznology

It sounds self-evident to say that your email marketing has to be relevant to your audience if you’re going to achieve any meaningful engagement.

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Why All Marketing is Digital in B2B Tech

Golden Spiral

The Article in 60 Seconds. As a marketing executive in 2020, are you ready to drop the term “digital marketing” and just start calling it marketing? Us too.

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The Right and Wrong Ways to Use Vanity Metrics

Content Marketing Institute

Vanity metrics look great on paper. But the sheen fades when used to explain important business outcomes. And yet, they can shine nicely when used to measure marketing goals. Here’s what you need to know.

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Thinking CDP? Keep these things in mind

ClickZ

30-second summary: Customer Data Platforms are one of the hottest martech solutions of 2020. The number of CDP vendors is large and growing larger with every industry report. It can be hard to distinguish CDPs based on features alone, since many look very similar on paper.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

B2B Marketing 101: Get More Out of Google

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you’re looking at digital marketing for the very first time or you’re interested in ways to boost your current efforts, there are always things you can do to improve.

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Report: Email Remains the Top Source of ROI for 60% of All Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers now have a wide array of options when it comes to reaching out to customers and prospects, but a new report suggests that email is still preferred, and it may be because of its ROI.

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Understanding Adobe Real Time CDP

Customer Experience Matrix

Adobe fully released its Real Time Customer Data Platform last November. Although they had briefed me on it before then, it was only this week that I finally caught up with them to discuss the final product. Since this is a topic of great interest – and confusion – it’s worth sharing what I learned.

How to Showcase Your Social Media Skills and Land Your Dream Job

Webbiquity

Guest post. Everyone has a different idea of their “dream job,” but regardless, getting it requires hard work. When looking to land your dream job today, you have to market yourself properly.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

The Surprising Secret to a Full and Flowing Sales Pipeline

Marketing Insider Group

What would you think if I said I had the secret to making sales? A copywriting trick maybe? Or a psychology hack to help you master the skill of persuasion? But, there’s no easy trick to successful sales. Forget trying to trick people through sneaky tactics.

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Survey: 50% of B2B Marketing Leads with the Highest ROI Now Come from Email

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers hunt for the tactic that will provide them with the most leads, new research suggests that email marketing may be the leading candidate.

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Should B2C Companies Practice Lead Scoring?

Act-On

Many marketers think that lead scoring is only for B2B marketing, but it can also be especially effective when used for a B2C consumer base. Lead Management

Level Up Your Marketing Maturity

Modern Marketing

One of the reasons I love being a digital marketer and working with our customers is that the marketing ecosystem constantly evolves. There is always some new challenge, technology, or trend that pushes marketers to remain educated and flexible.

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Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

6 Strategies CMOs Can Use to Lead from the Front

Marketing Insider Group

Leading from the front is one of the key strategies CMOs should use to earn the respect of their team and their peers. Put this strategy to work today. Of all the strategies CMOs should use, leading from the front is probably the least understood.

10 Awesome Content Marketing Tools That Will Up Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B content strategy is like a machine -- it needs regular maintenance to run smoothly. And that's where content marketing tools come in. Tools help you to maintain your content strategy and get the best results. And we've seen some amazing tools come out recently that we want to tell you about.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

Act-On

Check out these tips to learn how to develop a social media marketing strategy that improves engagement and drives ROI. Social Media Marketing

When to Gate (or Not to Gate) a Content Asset?

Modern Marketing

Does the age-old strategy of collecting contact information by gating content hold up in 2020? Over the last decade, content production online exploded from a nice bonus to an absolute essential.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

5 Ways Software Integration can Influence the Future of Manufacturing

Biznology

Digital transformation has become one of the most important drivers of success in the modern business world, but in the increasingly competitive manufacturing industry, it can mean the difference between long-term success and a quick demise.

Personal Branding: How to Grow Your Social Media Audience

B2B PR Sense

With billions of active users, social media has incredible power to fuel your personal branding strategy. But a lot of that power depends on the size of your social media audience. Let's look at how you can grow your audience effectively and make the most of your social media for branding.

Best Practices for Buyer Personas, Influencer Marketing, and Demand Generation in 2020: Key Takeaways from the Digital Branding Summit

Webbiquity

Grabbing the attention of today’s busier-than-ever business buyers requires new thinking and new approaches. The good news? By using this guidance from three of the top minds in B2B marketing, you can do it.

Brand Storytelling: Using Authenticity to Build Customer Relationships

Modern Marketing

Storytelling is an innate part of human connection. It is how we share culture across generations, communicate with each other, and form communities.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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