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Transforming B2B marketing with LinkedIn’s Kim Bolsoni

Oktopost

Kim Bolsoni, LinkedIn’s Senior Partner Manager, explores LinkedIn’s dynamic ecosystem, which owes much of its vitality to strategic partnerships, and celebrates all LinkedIn partners with an exclusive look into the B2Believe partner event in NYC and reveals the winner of the 2024 Transformation Partner of the Year award. Listen to the podcast: Or subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube Watch the live recording: Episode Summary LinkedIn has undeniably become a powerhouse for B2B

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“Change” and “new” are two great words — so long as they don’t apply to you

B2BMarketing.net

I coined this title phrase some years ago, having often observed strong resistance to innovation and change in the corporate world. This was especially so when it comes to internal change management. So it was with particular interest that I recently read a NYTimes article, “ We Have a Creativity Problem” that provides a likely explanation. It very much comes down to human nature.

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AI in Digital Marketing - SmartBug Media’s Ethical Roadmap

SmartBug Media

AI and machine learning tools are the Swiss Army knives of the New Tech Renaissance—and forward-thinking people in every industry are figuring out new ways to use these tools daily. We’re right there with them! Using AI in digital marketing has helped our team save time and reduce stress while serving our clients better—while staying true to the quality of work that SmartBug is known for.

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Increase Customer Retention: Why Multichannel Marketing Is an Underrated Tool

Act-On

Winning new customers is an exciting accomplishment. But most marketers also know the real work begins after that. The cost of acquiring a new customer is estimated to be five to seven times more than retaining an existing one. Retention issues translate to lost dollars and more work for marketing teams who strive to battle the vicious cycle of churn.

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4 Simple Decisions to Unlock Your Post-Cookie Targeting Strategy

The rise of AI and the fall of the cookie are profoundly changing programmatic advertising. With Chrome’s third-party cookie deprecation looming, the industry must adapt. With an overwhelming array of new and old technologies, many advertisers feel uncertain about how to proceed. Dstillery CEO, Michael Beebe, outlines a straightforward 4-step approach to streamline and enhance your post-cookie targeting strategy: Leverage first-party data.

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What Pega GenAI tools might mean for marketers

Martech

This week, CRM and BPM software company Pega announced new generative AI capabilities, including enhancements to its new product, Blueprint, and to its AI assistant or copilot Knowledge Buddy. Before understanding what value these products might deliver for marketing or the CX organization in general, it’s worth taking a closer look at what they are and how they work.

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Attributing your brand vs market impact

ScanmarQED

This is the last part in our Master Class series and we hope you have had interesting insights following this series so far. We began the series by investigating price analytics and price elasticity, then looked at revenue optimization and choosing the right KPIs. In this series we will go a step further and explore brand vs market impact. Some brands already steer on the right KPIs, but still might have issues with one of the most important questions: how much of the revenue change was due to m

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How to Stay Productive as a Social Media Manager

Oktopost

Social media managers do it all – literally. Sheldon Bruck went Behind the Post to reveal how he stays productive while juggling multiple responsibilities as a Social Media and Community Manager. Listen to the Podcast: Or subscribe on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , or YouTube Watch the live recording: Episode Summary Social Media Managers wear many hats.

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How to Use Product Analytics to Boost Sales

Marketing Insider Group

Sales are one of the most vital aspects of running a business and aren’t something you’ll want to take lightly. Every transaction represents revenue and growth, and luck isn’t enough because boosting your sales requires insight, strategy, and precision. Fortunately, product analytics can guide you along the path to sales mastery. This powerful tool reveals the mysteries of customer behavior, preferences, and trends, so you don’t have to go blindly into the abyss.

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How To Prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Marketing

Optinmonster

Are you looking for the best and easy-to-follow Black Friday marketing guide? Look no further! For eCommerce businesses, holiday sales marketing like Black Friday represents more than just dates on a calendar. They are golden opportunities to skyrocket sales, attract new customers, and improve brand loyalty. But with great opportunity comes great competition.

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WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook 2024

Elevate your webinar game with WorkCast's Ultimate Webinar Handbook! Packed with insights from our seasoned webinar experts, this comprehensive guide is your go-to resource for mastering the art of B2B webinars. Learn the fundamentals, from defining webinars to exploring their benefits and diverse use cases. Discover the key elements of running a successful webinar, avoiding common mistakes, and making your sessions more engaging.

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How to bridge the gap between creative marketers and marketing analysts

Martech

Data-driven marketing organizations must create a conduit of information between their data teams and creative teams. However, legacy organizational structures, specialty skills and a lack of shared information often hinder this flow. Let’s explore the roots of the divide between creative marketing teams and marketing analysts and uncover practical solutions to bridge this gap.

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Higher education social media strategy: How Gettysburg College makes the grade

Sprout Social

An effective higher education social media strategy has to appeal to various audiences: current students, prospective students, alumni, staff, donors, fans, families and more. Each of these communities is unique, yet they all contribute to one shared college experience. Addressing the needs and interests of multiple audiences calls for a commitment to data, collaboration and tailored messaging.

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Closing the Opportunity Gap: How ZoomInfo Copilot Reveals Hidden Buyers

Zoominfo

In today’s intensely competitive market, the coveted first-mover advantage is no longer good enough. To truly sell smarter and win faster, sales and marketing professionals need to be the first to reach their targets precisely when buyers are ready to engage. Sure, they might be the perfect fit for your solutions. The ROI for their business may be clear and convincing.

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How Personalized Marketing Keeps Customers Past the Honeymoon Stage

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Your guide to personalized marketing What is personalized marketing? The 6 do’s and don’ts of personalized marketing Personalized marketing in action How Salesforce uses Data Cloud to close deals faster It feels like you’ve found “the one” — a customer ready for a long-lasting brand relationship built on personalized marketing. But then, just as quickly as the sparks fly, they fizzle out.

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The Top 3 Tips for Writing Successful White Papers

In the B2B marketing toolkit, white papers can be a powerful option for reaching decision-makers and experts, presenting them with interesting information that improves their perception of your organization's competence and thought leadership. That said, a poorly executed whitepaper will not only be unable to influence your desired audience but will also come with significant costs that other assets won't incur.

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Oracle says goodbye to the adtech business

Martech

With one line in an earnings call on Tuesday full of positive talk around cloud computing and artificial intelligence, Oracle CEO Safra Catz put an end to a line of business Oracle built through acquisitions for more than a decade. “In Q4, we decided to exit the advertising business, which had declined to about $300 million in revenue in fiscal year ’24,” Catz said.

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Top 8 Customer Experience Courses and Certifications

CMSWire

Reasonably priced and even free online customer experience courses and certifications is a route to happier, more adept employees. Continue reading.

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A Father’s Day Letter from an Incarcerated Daughter

Televerde

Dear Dad, Father’s Day brings a mix of emotions for many. Still, for me, it is a day of reflection and gratitude, especially through the lens of our transformed relationship since my incarceration. Growing up, you were my hero, a military man who served with dedication. I idolized you for your strength and bravery. Despite your frequent absences due to military duty, our bond was strong.

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Is 2024 the year of Reddit for Google SEO?

SmartBrief - Marketing

Google is always looking for new ways to engage with users and facilitate stronger searches. Often, this comes via regular algorithm updates. Other times more extensive changes are made to alter how searches are conducted and the kinds of information that are disseminated to users, as seen in the Helpful Content Update and the recent AI Overviews addition.

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21 Advanced ChatGPT Prompts To Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

Upgrade your social media game with our in-depth playbook: "21 advanced ChatGPT prompts for social media managers". These powerful prompts are tailored to supercharge your content creation, strategy development, and results analysis. Say goodbye to writer's block and hello to endless creativity as you effortlessly generate engaging posts, come up with original strategies, and optimize your social media performance - all in a fraction of the time.

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Confessions from email jail

Martech

What’s on your email rap sheet? In my last MarTech column, “ Stop! Or go directly to email jail ,” I listed 10 crimes that could send digital marketers to the email Big House — from misdemeanors like sending transactional emails without even a line of business-building promotional copy to felonies like buying a list or skipping authentication.

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Things I’ve Read About Email Marketing That Are Simply Wrong

CMSWire

I think generative AI may be making this problem worse, so here are the truths of how email marketing works. Continue reading.

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Is It OK for Platforms to Train Their AI With Your Content?

Content Marketing Institute

This past week, people grew outraged over Adobe’s update to service terms for its Creative Cloud, and Meta let UK and European users know their information can be used to develop its AI products. What should marketers make of all this?

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28 Color Combinations That Work Like Magic in Social Media

Bannersnack

16 minutes read Creating something visually pleasing does require a fair amount of talent and inspiration, but it’s not as subjective as we’re often led to believe. While tastes differ, human perception is programmed at a primal level to notice and admire harmony, whether it’s the sound of music or the shapes and colors that surround us.

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The Resurgence of Direct Mail as a Growth Marketing Strategy

Speaker: Jeff Tarran, COO, Gunderson Direct & Margaret Pepe, Executive Director of Product Management, U.S. Postal Service

Learn the secrets to direct mail success for growth marketers! Industry veterans Jeff Tarran and Margaret Pepe are here to delve into how direct mail has completely evolved in recent years, and has rightfully earned a seat at the table alongside the email and digital marketing plans of SMBs, enterprise companies, and agencies as they look into strategy for 2024 and beyond.

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AI is a game changer, but not generative AI

Martech

The generative AI arms race may be over before most people know it’s begun. Take the case of genAI as an assistant, helping users find their way around their dashboards, their messaging apps, their datasets, summarizing documents and chats and answering questions posed in natural language. Everybody’s doing it This week at PegaWorld I heard a lot about Pega’s Knowledge Buddy, an assistant trained on an organization’s own data and also plugged into an LLM, in this case Ope

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Foggy Figures: Seeing Beyond Marketing Attribution's Mirage

CMSWire

Stop. Obsessing. Over. Marketing. Attribution. Take your lessons, get outta there and craft campaigns accordingly. Continue reading.

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What Every B2B Brand Should Know About Influencer Marketing (Pricing Included)

Content Marketing Institute

Businesses are the most trusted entity today. Adding B2B influencer marketing to your owned media strategy can boost that advantage. Learn the benefits, influencer types, estimated pricing, and how to get started today.

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Is Netflix joining the AdTech market?

illumin

On 15 May 2024, during Netflix’s second Upfront presentation to the advertising industry, the company announced it would be dipping its toes into the AdTech market with its very own in-house advertising technology. Amy Reinhard, Netflix’s President of Advertising, sha red the news : Netflix is planning to launch this exciting new platform by the end of 2025.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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4 tips to build customer loyalty with email

Martech

Sales is anything but a numbers game. Sending templated emails in bulk might get you a bigger reach, but you’re antagonizing most, if not all, recipients. To achieve real customer loyalty, it’s important to stop referring to leads as “prospects” and start treating them like real people. 1. Warm it up The first rule of cold emailing? Avoid it if you can.

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How to Persuade Your Boss to Send You to Ahrefs Evolve

Ahrefs

But don’t worry—we’ve got your back. Here are 5 arguments (and an example message) you can use to persuade your boss to send you to Ahrefs Evolve. SEO is changing at a breakneck pace.

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Email Scrubbing: How to Clean Your Email List & Skyrocket Conversions

Optinmonster

If you’ve grown your email subscriber list to a number you’re proud of, it can be painful to purposely reduce that number through email scrubbing. However, maintaining a clean email list, free of incorrect addresses and lapsed subscribers, is an essential part of successful email marketing. In my 15 years of sending promotional emails , I’ve seen just how important it is to clean your list regularly.