Sat.Mar 23, 2024 - Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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The Ultimate Guide to B2B Social Listening

Oktopost

If you’ve ever played the game ‘telephone’ as a child, you know that it’s not just about the conversation taking place but picking up on the right insights. This lesson extends far beyond childhood games into the real world of social listening. There are millions, perhaps even billions, of conversations taking place on social media each day. However, the trick is not listening to everything at once but being able to clue in on important messaging that impacts your brand.

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What Makes a B2B SEO Content Strategy Unique?

Top Rank Marketing

TopRank Marketing has worked with clients in both the B2B and B2C realms over the last two decades. In that time, we have definitely witnessed the much-discussed convergence of these two previously diametric categories; the so-called consumerization of B2B. But we also fully recognize the enduring factors that distinguish successful marketing in B2B versus B2C.

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The Powerful Head Start B2B Marketers Shouldn't Ignore

B2B Marketing Directions

Imagine you're a world-class athlete about to run a 100-meter dash. Your competitors are also world-class athletes, so the outcome of the race would normally be far from certain. But in this race, you'll have a major advantage. You'll be allowed to leave the starting line two seconds before the other runners. World-class track athletes usually run a 100-meter dash in about ten seconds.

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The future of marketing research

Modern B2B

The Rise of AI in Marketing Research Artificial Intelligence has emerged as a game-changer in marketing research. AI algorithms are adept at processing vast volumes of data with remarkable speed and accuracy. From analysing customer sentiments on social media to predicting purchase behaviour based on browsing patterns, AI empowers marketers to extract actionable insights from complex datasets.

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Sales & Marketing Alignment: How to Synergize for Success

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, Co-Founder & CEO of Digital Exhaust, Author, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker

Recent research shows that only 50% of B2B organizations state that they have good alignment between their marketing and sales teams. This lack of alignment tremendously impacts the ability to meet business goals, and is a limiting factor for building and maintaining customer relationships. While many B2B organizations continue to struggle with aligning their marketing and sales teams, they can take practical steps to unify both teams and simplify their overall approach.

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Driving Sales with Precision: Leveraging Geographic Data in B2B Marketing Campaigns

Lake B2B

In the evolving B2B marketing landscape, staying ahead of the curve requires strategic innovation. One such innovation that has proven to be a game-changer is the strategic use of geographic data. This invaluable resource allows businesses to hone in on location-based insights, facilitating the creation of hyper-targeted marketing campaigns.

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Leveraging AI & technology for B2B marketing success: Insights from Martechopia 2024

BDB

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) has taken the spotlight in the marketing and tech world, especially following its exponential growth since early 2023. At this year’s Martechopia, the leading conference dedicated to the latest in marketing technology, the topic of AI in B2B marketing took central stage, alongside discussions on the metaverse and the evolving martech stack.

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Maximizing your B2B spend: Is account-based marketing worth it?

Martech

In B2B marketing, the traditional approach of casting a wide net is increasingly being challenged by a more targeted and personalized strategy: account-based marketing (ABM). This method focuses on identifying and engaging with specific high-value accounts, treating each as its own distinct market. But is ABM the right approach for your business? This article explores the potential benefits and challenges of implementing an ABM strategy, along with key factors to consider when evaluating its sui

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Unlocking B2B Paid Ad Secrets

B2B Digital Marketer

Insights From a Google Insider Mastering B2B Paid Advertising In the fast-evolving digital landscape, mastering the art of B2B paid advertising has never been more critical. In today’s episode, we dive deep into the world of B2B paid advertising with Sharon Park, a former Google insider with a decade of experience in crafting winning B2B marketing strategies for some of the largest global brands.

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2024 KPI & Goal-Planning Templates for B2B Digital Marketing

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In digital inbound/content marketing, we say, “Work SMARTer, not harder.” Why all the caps? Because any data-backed, results-oriented marketing strategy has its roots in SMART goals.

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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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7 takeaways from a study on B2B thought leadership; why it works or doesn’t

Sword and the Script | B2B

Thought leadership benefits B2B marketing in so many ways – awareness, consideration and even customer retention – but it can have adverse effects when it’s under-resourced and turns out to be light on substance The social media platform LinkedIn and the PR firm Edelman routinely team up to conduct surveys. There’s one in particular they publish on thought leadership that I’ve followed since 2017.

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How to Use Email Promo Codes to Great Effect

SendX

Email promo codes are a great way of boosting your product’s sales. Leverage them to great effect by following these eight steps. (Includes examples).

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What Is a Marketing Database? (Hint: It’s NOT Your Audience)

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s face it: In the grand chess game of marketing , your marketing database is the queen. Neglect her, and your strategy is as good as checkmate. But wield her wisely, and you’re playing to win. Having a marketing database isn’t just about hoarding data like a digital dragon sitting on a pile of gold. It’s about using that data to outsmart the competition and capture your audience’s attention.

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B2B Customer Experience: Balancing the Human Factor with Technology

Vision Edge Marketing

AI. AI. AI. Are your email boxes overflowing with information extolling the benefits of, and promoting, AI tools? Mine sure is! But this post is about a bigger category – technology. From chatbots to self-service platforms, technology is reshaping customer interactions, enhancing efficiency, improving EBITA, and steering decisions with data. Gartner’s survey reveals a whopping 75% of B2B buyers prefer self-service, versus interacting with sales representatives, during the initial stages of

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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The Marketing Book Podcast: “B2B Social Selling Strategy” by Julie Atherton

The Forward Observer

B2B Social Selling Strategy: Connect with Customers, Build Relationships, and Drive Sales by Julie Atherton About the Book Social media, when deployed strategically and effectively in B2B channels, offers a uniquely personal long-term networking opportunity for sales teams and business professionals. For many, this has supercharged their sales performance, with empowered teams, faster results, and higher revenues.

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5 Great Email Signature Examples to Follow

SendX

On average, more than 300 billion emails are sent and received on a global scale every day. The email marketing industry is set to reach $17.9 billion by 2027. Despite these amazing statistics, many still treat their email signatures like an afterthought, which is a big mistake!

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Book Review: Smart Brevity

Webbiquity

I rarely write book reviews anymore. And I’ll bet you rarely read them. But this one will be brief, and worthwhile for both of us. Promise. Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with Less by Jim VandeHei , Mike Allen , and Roy Schwartz is a must-read for communicators generally, and writers specifically. It’s worth a review. Plus, this gives me an opportunity to try writing in Smart Brevity style.

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Driving Growth with Voice of Customer Data: A Step-by-Step Approach

Convince & Convert

It feels like our marketing planning and execution process is running faster than ever before. And it’s easy to think we have all the answers when it comes to our customers, that we know who they are and what they want from our products. But here’s the thing—assuming we know everything about our customers’ purchase motivations and the value they get from our products and services can lead you astray, encourage borrowing ideas from competitors (because, surely , they must know someth

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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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The Winning Formula in Sales

xiQ

The Winning Formula in Sales In the high-speed world of Formula 1 racing, precision, strategy, and agility are paramount. It’s a world where every millisecond counts and victory hinges on the seamless integration of man, machine, and method. These principles also lie beneath all sales, where professionals navigate the fast-paced market, leveraging insights and technology to cross the finish line ahead of their competition.

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How Email Marketing Platforms Increase YouTube Views

SendX

If you’re anything like most content creators, you want to know how to increase YouTube views. It’s understandable when you consider how much work goes into the creation of a video.

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AI in marketing: Examples to help your team today

Martech

Is your marketing team tired of hearing about AI? To some extent, we all are. It’s part of the hype cycle of any new technology. Marketing teams now find themselves surrounded by AI. It’s coming from every direction. Most notably, the introduction of ChatGPT put AI in the hands of just about anyone who wanted to use it. But ChatGPT is far from the only AI game in town.

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Driving effective enablement through blended learning

Seismic

Learn how to decide where training lives and how to incorporate it into your readiness program. How to identify the ideal mix of online and offline learning elements Strategies for creating and delivering engaging learning content Tips for measuring the success of your blended learning program I’ve worked with Seismic Learning since 2014 in roles from sales development to account management, and now as a Product Manager.

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The AI-Enabled CMO: Practical Tips for Today's B2B Marketers

Speaker: Paul Slack, Vende Digital CEO

On October 11th, understand how to navigate the AI landscape confidently, turning insights into groundbreaking strategies that set you apart. Why attend? You'll learn: Practical applications/Use cases How to find and assess the right AI technology Prioritizing quick wins Mastering prompt engineering Solving marketing challenges efficiently Strategies to launch pilot programs Case studies of B2Bs building smarter businesses with AI Exclusive bonus content: Actionable frameworks to get started qui

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Beginner’s Guide to Content Marketing Reporting

Ahrefs

In this guide, you’ll learn the three best practices of reporting and eight types of information that make a solid content report, including the actual KPIs used by content marketers.

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How to Build a Community With an Email Marketing Platform

SendX

Building a community is about more than just gathering people together. It's about creating a space where connections can flourish, ideas can be shared, and relationships can grow.

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How to make sure your data is AI-ready

Martech

Leading CRM platforms like Salesforce, Dynamics, Zoho and HubSpot are introducing new AI features for autonomous chats, automatic campaign launches, product suggestions and sentiment analysis. That’s great and exciting. But there’s one thing in the way: our data. Ultimately, all the technology in the world isn’t worth the investment if the data it relies on is poor.

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How To Combine PR and Content Marketing Superpowers To Achieve Business Goals

Content Marketing Institute

Are you ready for the transformation? We’re not talking about AI. It’s the convergence of public relations and content marketing. If you tackle it the right way, you can forever enhance your brand’s storytelling.

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Let's Get Physical: How to Blend Direct Mail Marketing with Your Digital Strategy

Speaker: Akeel Jabber, B2B SaaS Investor and Growth Marketer at Horizen Capital

⭐ Are you ready to boost campaign success? Consider the untapped potential of integrating direct mail marketing seamlessly with digital marketing strategies. Combining the physical, tangible impact of direct mail with the dynamic reach of digital marketing can be a game-changer, significantly increasing your ROI when done right. Direct mail grabs attention, making it great for reaching your target audience 📩 Digital marketing keeps the momentum going, driving action 📲 So.

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How To Get More Email Subscribers (Fast and Easy)

CopyBlogger

If you already have a newsletter signup CTA on your website and a lead magnet, is there anything else you. Continue Reading The post How To Get More Email Subscribers (Fast and Easy) appeared first on Copyblogger.

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How to Craft a Great Webinar Email

SendX

Given their unique ability to connect with audiences in a fun and dynamic way, webinars are now a crucial marketing tool for businesses in many fields.

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MarTech Salary and Career Survey: More promotions and more layoffs

Martech

For martech professionals salaries are good and promotions are coming faster, unfortunately, layoffs are coming faster, too. That’s according to the just-released 2024 Martech Salary and Career Survey. Another very unfortunate finding: The median salary of women below the C-suite level is 35% less than what men earn. The last year saw many different economic trends, some at odds with each other.