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Why Differentiation is Crucial for Content Marketers in 2017

Tomorrow People

50% of B2B content marketers are doing the same or worse than their competitors — and that’s by their own admission. Make sure you’re not one of them…. b2b promotional campaigns

B2B Marketers Are Buying Customer Data Platforms. Here's Why.

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m currently drafting a paper on use of Customer Data Platforms by B2B SaaS marketers. The topic is more intriguing than it sounds because it raises the dual questions of why CDPs haven’t previously been used much by B2B SaaS companies and what's changed.

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Influencer Marketing: How to Create Your Strategy

Onalytica B2B

Last month, I co-authored a white paper called The Definitive Practical Guide to Influencer Relationship Management. So far we’ve covered what influencer marketing is and why you should be doing it , and provided clarity on how you can set your influencer marketing objectives.

8 Marketing Podcasts You Should Subscribe to and Listen to Right Now

Act-On

Become a better marketer by listening to these eight marketing podcasts. Digital Marketing Podcast b2b podcast content best practices content marketing marketing podcast podcast rethink marketing podcast rethink podcast

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

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Seven Ways to Boost Your Marketing with Holistic Strategies

Act-On

Here are seven holistic strategies to boost your marketing campaigns. Marketing Strategy B2B marketing b2b marketing strategy content marketing strategy digital marketing digital marketing strategy holistic marketing integrated marketing marketing strategies marketing strategy

The Top Marketing Challenges in The Engagement Economy [Research]

Marketing Insider Group

A new global study released by Marketo and the independent research firm, Illuminas, reveals the biggest challenges marketers face on their quest for successful, brand-sustaining engagement. We may be years into the Engagement Economy – ‘a new era where everyone and everything is connected’ – but that doesn’t mean marketers are pulling off the right […]. The post The Top Marketing Challenges in The Engagement Economy [Research] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Why Empathy Is Necessary for a Customer-Centric Strategy

Modern Marketing

Sarah is a successful marketing manager, someone who snaps alert with the alarm, happy to see the day dawn, eager to put into action that new content strategy for convincing an unsuspecting group of buyers to make the leap with her company’s product.

Earned Media: How to Get the Attention You Deserve

B2B PR Sense

Earned media has a reputation of being a little bit of an enigma in the world of PR strategy. This is because it is partly out of your hands -- you can’t pay for it, and you often can’t write it yourself. This type of media is born from hard work over a concentrated period of time.

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How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

Why Everything Your Customer Touches is Content Marketing

Act-On

In this Rethink Podcast interview, Ann Handley describes the importance of content marketing throughout the organization. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy content content marketing content marketing strategy organized content marketing

7 Core Skills Every Digital Marketer Will Need to Master Beyond 2017

Marketing Insider Group

As a marketer, you’re no doubt aware of the constant changes the world of digital marketing is experiencing. You’re also probably well aware of how these big changes force marketers to constantly adapt and add new skills to their marketing stack. That’s why it’s essential for marketers to have the ability to adapt to new […]. The post 7 Core Skills Every Digital Marketer Will Need to Master Beyond 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

5 Things About Email Marketing Your Boss Will Want To Know

Modern Marketing

An email marketing strategy always needs approval from the boss to ensure it is in line with the company's overall strategy, delivers on key objectives, and fits the marketing budget.

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Everything you need to know about offline marketing

Biznology

We usually write about digital marketing around here, but I was surprised at the articles that we’ve collected around offline marketing over the years.

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GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Five Ways to Ensure Every Email Makes It To The Inbox, Every Time

Act-On

Read these 5 tips to improve your email marketing strategy, and make sure your email lands in the intended inbox every time. Email Marketing b2b email deliverability deliverability best practices email best practices email deliverability email marketing inbox placement

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5 Event Marketing Examples We’re Still Talking About

Marketing Insider Group

The event experience, when done well, can generate leads and build that loyal customer base like nothing else. Over three-quarters of B2B marketers use events – with 67 percent overall citing event marketing as their most effective strategy. Across the board, marketers are devoting between 20 and 25 percent of their budgets to marketing events. With the technology available […]. The post 5 Event Marketing Examples We’re Still Talking About appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Behold the Business Value of Omni-Channel Orchestration

Modern Marketing

If you think ours is not an omni-channel world, think again. The fact is we humans are using more and more channels to engage with everyone, including brands and marketers every single day.

Reddit is rolling out new user profile and moderation features

Biznology

My fancy new reddit user profile page! Reddit just offered me the ability to have a lovely twitter-like new profile page with profile image and header photo. This started rolling out 5-months ago.

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

How Marketers can Take Action on GDPR Today

Act-On

It is less than a year until the new EU-wide General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force. Are you ready? Email Marketing EU/UK EU Data Protection GDPR General Data Protection Rules

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5 Ways to Transform Your Content From Adequate to Awesome

Marketing Insider Group

We’re overloaded with the message that “Content Is King,” but teams are still struggling with where to even start. Some latch onto sales trends that only guide a short-term strategy, while others rely on new technologies to do the work for them. We’re constantly inundated with endless choices as to the way we create, pitch, […]. The post 5 Ways to Transform Your Content From Adequate to Awesome appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Oracle Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management 2017

Modern Marketing

One of the most strategic technology investments made by marketing and sales teams today is a marketing automation platform that is sophisticated enough for their unique needs, but flexible enough to easily integrate with their customer relationship management (CRM) system.

Tactical video for technology sales and marketing

Biznology

Tech companies don’t need a “video strategy.” They need tactical videos that support their sales and marketing content strategy. Tactical videos have specific objectives: establish a value proposition in the prospect’s mind, put across a memorable product differentiator, describe a new use case.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

Content Marketing 2017: Top 200 Global Influencers

Onalytica B2B

With Content Marketing World 2017 happening this week in Cleveland, Ohio we analyzed the social and blog conversations around ‘Content Marketing’ from January 2017 to look at the most hotly debated topics and who the key influencers are.

Weekend Reading: “Killing Marketing” by Joe Pulizzi

Marketing Insider Group

For the 139th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Joe Pulizzi, co-author with Robert Rose of Killing Marketing: How Innovative Businesses Are Turning Marketing Cost Into Profit. Killing Marketing explores how successful companies are ending the marketing as we know it – in favor of an exciting new model in which the marketing […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Killing Marketing” by Joe Pulizzi appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

The Problem That’s Quietly Sabotaging Your Marketing Budget

Contently

The brainstorming process always begins with promise. People sit around a conference room table kicking around potential ideas, and everything seems plausible. Let’s create an infographic to show off our recent study, says the ambitious manager. Sounds good, says the eager junior marketer.

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Should businesses use LinkedIn groups or Slack for prospecting? Part 2

Biznology

In my previous article, I introduced the up and coming Slack tool and how it serves as an alternative for LinkedIn , which is closing its groups. More about Slack here: SLACK COMMUNITIES I LOVE.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

Expert Interview Series: Kate Athmer of Integrate on the Challenges of Demand Generation

Reachforce

Kate Athmer, Director of Demand Orchestration at Integrate, leverages creativity, data and technology to build revenue-driving marketing programs. We recently asked Kate about the common challenges businesses face with demand generation and how they can overcome them.

30 Books to Help Make You a Better Marketer

Modern B2B Marketing

It’s that time of year! Leaves are starting to turn, the days are getting shorter, pumpkin spice everything has infiltrated the consumables marketplace, and syllabi are in the hands of many students as school is back in session!

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7 Essential Steps In Developing A B2B Social Media Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in coverage earlier this year, CMO’s remain committed to growing their investment in social media. The CMO Survey Highlights and Insights Report”, published in February 2017, found that even though B2B CMO’s currently spend 10.5 percent of their marketing budget on social media, they expect to increase this percentage to 12.9 percent over the next 12 months. Furthermore, B2B CMO’s foresee social media spending rising to 18.5

Hand-Making Tech & Embracing Slow Growth in the Digital Age [Podcast]

Marketing Insider Group

If there was a Yelp listing for every industry niche, “Headphone Brand” would appear with the most possible dollar signs. Big brands use bigger celebrities and spend some of the biggest ad budgets around to promote their products and, really, the emotion they want you to feel when you buy their products. Artists like Kendrick […]. The post Hand-Making Tech & Embracing Slow Growth in the Digital Age [Podcast] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.