Sat.Feb 10, 2024 - Fri.Feb 16, 2024

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5 Super Bowl LVIII takeaways for marketers

Martech

As the Kansas City Chiefs mounted a late-game charge to become repeat champions (three titles in five years!), Super Bowl LVIII proved to be a victory for fans, brands and the city of Las Vegas. Digital channels provided more options for audiences to engage with the Big Game, including an inventive stream on Nickelodeon called by SpongeBob SquarePants and friends.

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Try These Top B2B Influencer Marketing Tactics

Top Rank Marketing

You’ve probably heard about B2B influencer marketing. The strategy has exploded in adoption, with a 2023 Ogilvy study finding that 75% of B2B businesses are leveraging influencers in their campaigns. Even if you have a general idea of how and why B2B influencer marketing works , you still might wonder how it plays out in practice. How do brands and influencers collaborate to bring these campaigns to life?

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Content Journey Mapping: A Guide to Engaging Top, Middle, and Bottom Funnel Leads

PureB2B

Elevate B2B campaigns with strategic content journey mapping. Optimize touchpoints, deliver personalized messages, and gain data-driven insights.

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Enhancing B2B Marketing for Industrial Companies with AI Strategies

Tiecas

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a disruptive and transformative force in B2B marketing for industrial companies. By leveraging AI, industrial businesses are streamlining operations and redefining how they engage with their customers. This technological advancement offers unprecedented opportunities for personalization, efficiency, and insight- and data-driven strategies, enabling marketers to meet the complex demands of the industrial sector.

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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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Why your B2B Marketing & RevOps Need an Audit

Envy

We're introducing the Envy Way of auditing your B2B marketing & RevOps. Learn what processes and workflows you can improve to reach your 2024 targets.

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Sculpt Your Way to “Advantageous Excellence” Via Iteration | What’s Your Edge?

Vision Edge Marketing

The concept of iteration is much like a masterful sculptor chiseling away at a block of stone to reveal a magnificent work of art. Just as a sculptor refines their creation through a series of careful, deliberate strokes, organizations can harness the power of iteration to sculpt their strategies, products, operations, and processes into something truly exceptional – achieving what we have termed “advantageous excellence.

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Aligning martech with your business strategy: Your blueprint for success

Martech

You’ve explored the crucial link between your martech stack and strategic goals in “ The CMO’s guide to aligning martech and business strategy ,” understanding why syncing these elements boosts efficiency, customer value and growth. Your martech decisions must align with and advance your company’s core business goals for the next one to two years.

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‘Playing Around’ With Generative AI Won’t Lead To Innovation

Content Marketing Institute

Company leaders and some marketers think generative AI gives them miraculous new capabilities. They believe it requires a new strategy or a dedicated leader. And they would be wrong. Generative AI is an innovation, not an invention.

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The Re-emergence (and Growing Importance) of Content Gating for GTM Programs

ANNUITAS

There is no question that conventional wisdom — and an overall trend for the last few years — has leaned towards less ‘content gates’ in GTM programs – i.e., offering more content un-gated. “[A] growing contingent of marketers think gating content is a tacky, intrusive tactic that undermines the power of good content and exacerbates the tension between marketing and sales departments,” asserts Built In editor Hal Koss.

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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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Best Retail Email Subject Lines

SendX

We’re all really busy and, and have crowded inboxes. The average office worker sends 40 emails a day. Even if we signed up for an email list, only the best retail email subject lines will actually get a reader to take notice and open it.

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Have You Got Your Website UX Right in 2024?

Marketing Insider Group

It’s 2024, and if you think website UX isn’t a big deal, think again. Back in the day, website UX was pretty straightforward. If your site loaded without crashing and had a few hyperlinks that actually worked, you were doing great. Fast forward to today, and it’s a whole new ball game. Users now expect not just functionality, but an experience that’s as smooth as their morning latte.

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5 Lead Nurture Campaigns that Build Pipeline and Support ROI

Act-On

Pressure has been building around proving ROI. Sure, it’s always been there to some extent, but that pressure has recently increased, according to B2B marketers. And many say that while expectations for ROI are increasing, their budgets are not. Hardly seems fair, right? A recent survey found that: 41% of marketers report they’re feeling more pressure to achieve a high ROI. 27% say it’s getting overwhelming. 14% say that “it makes them want to pull their hair out.

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Composable vs Packaged CDP: How Can We Help?

Customer Experience Matrix

“Composable CDP” has been consuming much attention at CDP Institute as we wrestle with how best to help buyers who are considering it as an option. The Institute published a Composable CDP Self-Assessment tool a few weeks ago, which gives a checklist of the functions required to replicate the profile-building capabilities of a standard CDP. This was intended as the centerpiece of our Composable CDP Knowledge Hub but has attracted fewer users than expected.

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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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Exploring Email Open Rate Benchmarks in Marketing

SendX

Email campaigns are a cornerstone of successful outreach in the ever-changing world of online marketing. These strategies hinge on a company’s ability to understand and use analytics to their advantage. The open rate, or the percentage of sent emails opened by consumers, is critical to developing accurate data to inform the direction of a company’s marketing plan.

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Meet the New Host: Alina Dallal

Oktopost

Alina Dallal reveals what’s in store for Behind the Post listeners in 2024. Listen to the Podcast: Or subscribe on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , or YouTube Episode Summary Behind the Post is back and this time with a new host. Meet Alina Dallal , Oktopost’s Content Marketing Manager. In this episode, Alina introduces herself and reveals what you can expect this season.

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9 Actions You Can Take To Get Better Content Results Without Spending More

Content Marketing Institute

Just because you have no more budget or a smaller team doesn’t mean you can’t up your content and marketing game. Follow these nine tips to strengthen your marketing success without asking for another dollar or marketing person to help.

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4 In-Demand Skills to Grow Your Salesforce Career

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Use these four in-demand Salesforce ecosystem job skill trends — identified in the Jobs in the Salesforce Ecosystem report — to build your skill set. Fun fact: This report was visualized using Tableau Viz in collaboration with former Tableau Iron Viz champion Will Sutton. What you need to know When we say “Salesforce ecosystem,” we mean the thousands of companies and organizations worldwide who run their businesses on Salesforce.

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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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Why AI will have the faults of human intelligence

Martech

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way over the past decade, from early chatbots to today’s virtual assistants that integrate with multiple applications to “learn” about us. However, as impressive as modern AI systems seem, they still have a long way to go before achieving true human-level intelligence. This article chronicles my experiences building various AI tools to assist with business functions and looks at what’s in store for marketers.

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Did Taylor Swift make Super Bowl 2024 the largest game day to date?

illumin

Safe to say there has been ample discussion in the media over the past few weeks about Taylor Swift’s attendance at NFL games and (more specifically) the air time she’s received. This has sparked debate, garnered ire from football fans, and brought in new viewers in the form of “swifties.” So, let’s break it down: how much air time does Taylor Swift actually receive, and is it good or bad for the NFL?

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5+ Real Ways AI Can Benefit Your Content and Marketing Today

Content Marketing Institute

Welcome AI onto your content and marketing teams. It can transform your data, SEO, idea generation, and research into bigger and better results for your strategy and audience.

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3 Tips for Adding AI — and Subtracting the Headache  

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

IT teams are at the center of AI implementation. This means they are also at the center of a constant tug-of-war between people who reject AI and people who recognize it’s here to stay. We interviewed three CIO experts to get to the bottom of how AI doesn’t have to be at odds with the people it’s ultimately designed to help. Why AI implementation is often a headache — and what to do about it According to our recent State of IT report , three-quarters of IT leaders (74%) anticipate a surge in upc

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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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Gmail spam updates are here: What now?

Martech

Starting in April, Google will enforce new rules for brands sending over 5,000 emails daily to Gmail addresses. The goal is to cut down on spam by enforcing specific requirements around authentication, ease of unsubscribing and relevancy of messaging. For marketers relying heavily on email campaigns and communications, this policy will require quick action to ensure deliverability doesn’t take a hit.

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The Importance of Psychographic Elements for Personalization

CMSWire

How psychographic insights can elevate CX and provide a competitive edge to customer-facing brands through personalization and emotional resonance. Continue reading.

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The best Super Bowl ads of 2024

illumin

Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone and that means it’s time to wrap up some of the best ads of the big game. Every marketer knows that the Super Bowl is the biggest showcase for advertisers in the US, making for some of the most exciting and entertaining ads of the year. Super Bowl LVIII had a massive audience As the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off on Sunday in front of 65,000 football fans, advertisers were getting their game faces on, ready to reach the predi

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What Is Sales Commission? Formulas, Examples, and Best Practices

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

The pressure is on. About 69% of sales professionals say selling is more difficult now than in previous years, according to Salesforce’s State of Sales report. Even though it’s harder to sell, reps still need to hit their numbers. And in this ultra-competitive environment, morale can quickly take a dive. To keep your sales team motivated when things are tough, you need to reward them for their victories.

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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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EU Digital Services Act now applies to all but the smallest businesses

Martech

The European Union’s Digital Services Act, aimed at preventing the spreading of illegal goods, services or content online, originally governed only very large online platforms reaching 10% or more of the E.U.’s population. That is now changing with all but the very smallest businesses coming under the jurisdiction of the Act. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees and less than 10 million euros in annual revenue will continue to be exempt.

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UX Design Strategy: Designing for the 'Unhappy Path'

CMSWire

Discover how a robust UX design strategy can transform the "unhappy path" into a smooth user journey, ensuring success beyond the "happy path." Continue reading.

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Audience engagement: What it is and tips to improve it

Sprout Social

Audience engagement is all about the connection your audience feels with your brand and the actions they take as a result of it. In general, audience engagement, and social media engagement in particular, isn’t easy to come by. Social media users’ feeds are flooded with content competing for their attention. But when you hit the right chord, you can expect increased brand health, higher-quality leads and an active social following.