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Redefining ‘leads’ in B2B: Why data enrichment is key for lead gen

Martech

Lead generation for B2B has undergone quite a transformation. Gone are the days when gating all content to meet quarterly MQL KPIs was effective. Today, digital platforms and data enrichment strategies are the status quo, reshaping how we identify, engage and nurture potential customers we’d like to have. But have we deviated too far from sustainable lead generation practices and become too reliant on pay-to-play databases to fuel outbound initiatives?

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Are the 4P's Still Relevant for Today's Marketers?

B2B Marketing Directions

Source: Shutterstock (The concept of the "marketing mix" has been a staple of marketing for over 70 years. It's discussed in virtually all marketing textbooks and taught in virtually all introductory marketing courses. But does the marketing mix idea still have a place in 21st-century marketing? The answer is "yes," and here's why.) The marketing mix construct has been part of the marketing landscape for more than seven decades.

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Closer Than You Think: How to Build a Team of B2B Brand Ambassadors

Trade Press Services

A brand’s success depends on its reputation, visibility, credibility and even popularity. But simply promoting a brand is not enough. To stand out from the competition, potential buyers are looking for credible and authentic input from real people who have worked with your company. That’s where a brand ambassador strategy can make a big difference. Brand ambassadors are individuals who serve as the face of the brand and share less biased perspectives that are often more trusted by target audienc

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B2B Email Marketing Trends, Best Practices, and Tips 

BOP Design

Draft, schedule, send, repeat. If this describes your firm’s email marketing strategy, it’s time to step into the light and. The post B2B Email Marketing Trends, Best Practices, and Tips appeared first on Bop Design.

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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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The Backbone of Marketing Success: Why Marketers Need BANT Leads

PureB2B

By aligning marketing and sales, improving lead quality, and making efficient use of resources, BANT leads play a pivotal role in marketing success.

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11 ChatGPT Prompts for Super-Optimized Copywriting

Marketing Insider Group

At Marketing Insider Group, we’ve been exploring the world of AI for quite a while. And let’s just say, we’ve gathered some valuable insights along the way. Now, we all know AI isn’t a cure-all for every marketing challenge. It’s not going to magically solve all our problems (though we all wish it could). But it is an incredibly useful tool that can simplify our lives in the content creation arena.

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Best practices for multicultural marketing

SmartBrief - Marketing

Multicultural marketing in the US is expected to grow 8% in 2024, per PQ Media , though it’ll still account for less than 6% of total marketing spending this year. While 8% growth is definitely not bad, it’s still underwhelming, considering the US Census Bureau expects the country to be “minority white” in about 20 years. And, you don’t have to wait that long for some age groups.

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Don’t Hide — Mine Your Brand’s Flaws for Storytelling Gold

Content Marketing Institute

Your brand strives for perfection, whether it’s the company’s public image, a seamless campaign message, or flawless email distribution. But your brand has flaws, and that’s a lesson every brand storyteller must learn.

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The Marketing Book Podcast: “The Sale Is In The Tale” by John Livesay

The Forward Observer

The Sale Is In The Tale by John Livesay About the Book John Livesay, a keynote speaker and author of the business book Better Selling Through Storytelling , presents us with a business fable set in Austin, Texas. It is about a sales representative whose old ways of selling are not working anymore. With the help of his colleague, he learns how to use storytelling in his sales meetings, which wins him more sales success than ever before.

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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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What is Email Warmup, and Why Is It So Important?

SendX

Warming up your email is like stretching before a marathon—it's essential, but often overlooked. Without this critical step, even the most well-crafted emails risk being dismissed as spam. That's where email warm up sprints to the rescue.

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Groundhog Day Marketing: Six Tips to Get Out of a Marketing Rut

Trade Press Services Newsletter

Many of us have seen the classic comedy film Groundhog Day in which Bill Murray stars as a TV weatherman trapped in a time loop, forcing him to relive February 2 over and over again. While it’s a hilarious premise for a movie, it’s downright terrifying in real life—especially when it comes to marketing. Even the savviest of marketers can relate to the struggle of continuously creating the same content, launching the same campaigns and repeating the same initiatives simply because 

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Does Your Growth Strategy Need an Intervention?

Vision Edge Marketing

Profitable growth is a fundamental goal for every company. Whether you are a startup or a well-established corporation, planning and implementing a growth strategy is essential. But what exactly is a growth strategy, and how can you ensure it’s effective? I cannot stress enough the importance of a customer-centric strategy if you aspire to achieve profitable growth.

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How to Understand Your Audience and Tweak Your Content Strategy Accordingly

Marketing Insider Group

There’s something interesting you should know about B2B companies and their content strategies. Most of them are doing it at a basic, functional level. They’re focusing on what each part of their business needs, tailoring their content to these specific areas. But here’s the catch – not many have a strategy that covers the whole business.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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What is Email MTA, and How Does it Work?

SendX

Bare with us for a moment as we geek out on email MTAs. We feel it’s important to understand what email MTA means if you’re working on email marketing platforms. Because of this, we’re going to spend this article educating you on a not-so-exciting element of what it is we do here. But, we think if you can hang in there until the end of the post you will learn a thing or two!

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How Social Media Marketers Can Manage Multiple Projects Efficiently

Convince & Convert

Managing multiple marketing projects on social media can be challenging. Just as a chef multitasks to ensure every dish is perfect, you are saddled with the same responsibility for achieving perfection, but with less grease and smoke. You have to manage various projects, harmonizing content creation, engagement strategies, and analytics. But how do you manage all these tasks across multiple social media platforms without compromising your content quality, consistency, and sanity?

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How to transform customer experience with AI

Martech

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changing force for revolutionizing customer experience (CX). With the ability to process vast amounts of data and drive automation at scale, AI empowers brands to deliver personalized, seamless CX journeys that foster loyalty and satisfaction. This article explores how leading companies leverage AI across three key areas — clear messaging, frictionless interactions and tailored experiences — to shape customer experience. 1.

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SEO Forecasting: Your Key to Navigating Google’s Evolution

Marketing Insider Group

What if I told you we could peek into the future of search trends and user behaviors, almost like having a time machine at our fingertips? No, we don’t have a crystal ball, but who needs one when you’ve got the magic of data and predictive analytics? In a digital landscape where Google’s algorithms dance to a tune that’s always a beat ahead, staying on top of SEO is like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded.

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How to Improve Email Deliverability and Optimize Each Send

Learn how to optimize email deliverability and drive greater email ROI. What lands your email in the customer’s inbox? Understanding those factors, otherwise known as email deliverability, is critical to getting the most return on your campaign investments. But the “rules” around which factors land you in the spam folder aren’t always easy to keep up with.

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Newsletter Email Subject Lines That Convert

SendX

When it comes to newsletter email subject lines, there’s a frustrating game we keep seeing played online that we really want to put a stop to here at SendX - it’s the old spray and pray game. You send out countless emails with random email subject lines just hoping they will get opened.

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What's New in Search? Top SEO Strategies for 2024

CMSWire

Stay up-to-date on the latest in search engine optimization. Learn about SEO strategies, best practices and the latest updates to Google's ranking factors. Continue reading.

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How To Build the Email List of Your Dreams

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

If you build it, they will come. That famous quote from Field of Dreams refers to a baseball field for ghosts, but can it also be applied to an email list? It sure can. According to our research , email remains the best way to connect with customers. A good email list brings in new prospects, increases engagement with your community, and provides you with valuable customer and performance data to keep refining your efforts.

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Human-Centered Marketing Meets AI Efficiency: Yes, We CAN Have It All

Marketri

I’ve written many blogs that explore how to use marketing to solve a business problem. This one is a little different. With 2024 unofficially dubbed The Year of AI (at least on Wall Street), I find myself contemplating how this enabling technology can coexist with the human-centered marketing experience buyers crave today. It’s a real quandary for marketers.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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How one tech company is doing marketing without cookies

Martech

How do you do digital marketing without third-party cookies? How will it impact your marketing and your marketing technology? Despite several years of warnings, half of marketing professionals don’t think their organizations are ready for deprecation, according to a study by Basis Technologies. Sentry.io got rid of all advertising and tracking cookies last July.

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How AI Is Changing Ecommerce Personalization

CMSWire

Generative AI has changed ecommerce personalization forever. The key to capitalizing on that change is harnessing real-time customer and product data. Continue reading.

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Marketing KPIs: 30 Metrics for Every Marketing Role

Ahrefs

To choose the right KPIs: There are an almost infinite number of KPIs, often varying in small details (like how they’re measured, or subtle differences in definition).

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Learn to Use the Percentage of Sales Method to Improve Your Forecasting

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

When forecasting your company’s financial future, the right calculations can make the difference between on-target projections and missed opportunities. You might think you know when your sales are up or down (and how that affects the bottom line), but are you using the right formula? If you’re unsure, look no further: The percentage of sales method is one of the most easiest ways to calculate forecasts, according to Harvard Business Review.

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd Party Intent Data: Which Is Right for You?

How do 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party intent data compare? 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party data each have specific advantages and disadvantages. It comes down to four factors: accuracy, cost, control and quantity. This infographic explains the pros and cons of each and helps you understand which one is best for meeting your business objectives. Intent data can be a great way to fill your pipeline and close more deals.