Sat.Sep 02, 2017 - Fri.Sep 08, 2017

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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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

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.

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.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

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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.

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.

Balancing SEO and PPC to Maximize Search Results

Webbiquity

Guest post by Max DesMarais. Great SEO can get sites to the top of organic search rankings, provide valuable traffic from long-tail or high-traffic keywords and play a crucial role in driving growth to your company. However, there is one pitfall to all the hard work that goes into ranking at the top organically. That pitfall is paid search. With pretty minimal effort and investment, competitors can start driving traffic from the same keywords you spent months attempting to rank for.

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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.

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.

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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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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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

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

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

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.

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.

How Does Social Selling Tie Into B2B Marketing?

KoMarketing Associates

According to Hootsuite, social selling is the practice of “using social networks to find, connect with, understand, and nurture sales prospects. When done correctly, social selling is essentially making it a priority to connect with current and future customers in a meaningful way. When we look at our purpose as marketers, it is quite the same: we want to create meaningful connections with our audience on as many viable platforms that we can.

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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

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

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

Change or Transformation: What is it You Really Want?

Type A Communications

September 5, 2017 by Boudewijn Roubroeks I see a misconception when people/organizations are talking about change and transformation. Both terms are mixed up. Sometimes they say they want a transformation. read more. Change Management Purpose Boudewijn Roubroeks change The Thrive Transformation

We Need Better Audience Segmentation in B2B Content Marketing

Content Standard

Are you using audience segmentation in your B2B content marketing? In my role as a content strategist for a Fortune 100 software company, I often work with writers executing the strategies that I design.

3 Skills Every Hybrid Marketer Must Master

Marketing Insider Group

As years pass and marketing channels evolve, marketers are held to an even higher standard. The good old days when marketing professionals were labeled as working in either “accounts” or “creative” are gone. Today, agency and in-house marketers alike are required to employ more integrated marketing tactics to meet the needs of our fast-paced, consumer-driven world. […]. The post 3 Skills Every Hybrid Marketer Must Master appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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.

You Had a Great Event. Now What?

LeanData

The fall conference season is about to kick into high gear. That’s important at LeanData because, like many B2B technology companies, we see trade shows as a huge part of our Demand Generation strategy. And the biggest event of all is looming in November — Dreamforce.

5 things I learned from my month off social media

TaylorMadeIn KEW

September has come. The nights are noticeably cooler and each day is darkening that much earlier. Summer is over. Credit: Terry Rodham. Which means I’m home from my summer holidays and my search for serendipity – back online, back blogging and engaging once more with my social media feeds.

What IKEA and Game of Thrones Taught Us About the Intersection of Brands and Pop Culture

Content Standard

Disclaimer: There are no Game of Thrones spoilers ahead. Feel free to read with ease. Since the dawn of advertising, brands and pop culture have been inseparable.

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.

7 Common Marketing Mistakes and strategies to avoid them

This white paper addresses the 7 most common challenges marketers hit when marketing products, solutions, or services and offers proven advice on how to avoid these missteps and improve the success of your marketing efforts.

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!

Should I Quit My Job? 9 Signs It's Time

Hubspot

And that’s actually pretty great. None of us will be happy in our careers every day of every year. If that’s what you’re looking for, good luck. But you should find satisfaction in the work you do regularly.

BrightEdge Content Launched. Get Ready for Smart Content

Brightedge

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5 Innovative Brands We Can’t Wait to See at Content Marketing World

Content Standard

As we got into our Uber outside the Cleveland Airport, our driver turned toward the back seat and said, “You must be here for the convention.” ” “What gave it away?” ” I asked. None of us, for the record, were wearing anything orange.).

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.