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12 Habits of Wildly Successful B2B Content Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

Wouldn’t it be helpful if you knew what habits the best content marketers have in common? If you knew what tricks and practices were working for them, imagine how much you could improve your own content marketing strategy. A new report released by the Content Marketing Institute has put together the goals, priorities and the […]. The post 12 Habits of Wildly Successful B2B Content Marketers appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Adaptive Intelligence: Practical Tips for Bringing AI into Your Marketing


Artificial intelligence is all over the news these days, yet it can still be challenging to figure out how to make it work for your marketing team. This post outlines some practical tips for using the Oracle Marketing Cloud and AppCloud offerings like Motiva AI to bring new adaptive intelligence capabilities into the way you design, execute, and improve your marketing programs.


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How do Engineers Use Content in Their Buying Decision?

Industrial Marketing Today

Of course, you know that engineers use content in making work-related decisions, i.e. buying decisions. Datasheets, case studies and how-to videos have always been popular with this target audience. However, have you ever asked yourself the question, “how do engineers use content?” The answer to that question is fundamental in developing an effective industrial content marketing […] The post How do Engineers Use Content in Their Buying Decision?

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War and peace — managing the agency-client content marketing relationship

Tomorrow People

Stop flirting with your content marketing agency — have a loving relationship with them and get the most out of your marketing investment. We all think about success metrics. Almost every day. We think about how can we make our clients successful. How can we deliver a successful. content marketing strategy. How we can get better each time. How we can have a. successful working relationship with our customers and partners. Most companies want to find “the one”.

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

6 Steps to Create Content that Converts

Marketing Insider Group

Fantastic content, whether it is insightful, helpful, inspiring or entertaining, is only worth so much to your brand if it isn’t converting. Good content will almost always yield increasing website traffic and social media engagement. However, these metrics can be distracting. With content marketing, too often we lose track of the end game goals in […]. The post 6 Steps to Create Content that Converts appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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How to Adopt a Customer-Centric Strategy for Your Content

Content Marketing Institute

Does your company look at content through customers’ eyes? Here’s one way to tell: Look at your marketing content. For starters, riffle through some titles. Do the words typically convey customers’ concerns? Or do they mostly call attention to the things you sell? If products hog the spotlight, you’re missing opportunities to build customer relationships and, ultimately, revenue.

This Year, Tackle These 3 Demand Generation Priorities First

The Point

After more than two decades in the agency business, I’ve seen dozens of clients and hundreds of campaigns succeed and fail. Sometimes great people, a great product, or pure market demand can cover up all sorts of marketing sins, but more often the clients who succeed consistently at demand generation are those who have their act together.

How to Increase Your Website’s Page Speed Dramatically in 4 Easy Steps

Marketing Insider Group

Want to learn how I improved my site speed by 20% for desktop viewers and 59% for Mobile? Sure you do! What’s the one thing that has the power to make your conversion rates plummet and turn your site traffic away? Slow page speed. No matter how well developed your content marketing strategy, if your website […]. The post How to Increase Your Website’s Page Speed Dramatically in 4 Easy Steps appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Report: High-Tech Marketers Turn to ABM to Meet Rising Customer Demands

KoMarketing Associates

New research suggests that marketers in the high-tech industry are facing more obstacles when it comes to meeting customer expectations. Adobe and Ovum recently published the “Digital Marketing in the High-Tech Industry” white paper, taking a closer look at how high-tech industry marketers are adhering to customer demands. Their research showed that 24 percent of high-tech businesses are unable to keep pace with changing customer expectations.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The 1 Secret to Effective Customer Engagement at Any Scale


Customer engagement is the key to effective digital marketing in the Engagement Economy. The internet is saturated with content marketing, people’s inboxes are full of well-designed emails , and account-based strategies are quickly becoming a B2B standard. Improved customer engagement is the only answer to increasing customer expectations, but it can be a complicated strategy.

Advocamp 2017 Activities For Newbies, Execs And Advocate Marketing Pros


Advocamp 2017 promises to be the best year of the conference yet, with speakers like Sean Ellis, Jonah Berger, and Geoffrey Moore lined up and ready to share strategies for explosive, advocate-fueled growth. Advocamp is the largest customer advocacy, experience, and engagement conference, happening this year in San Francisco, December 6-8th. We want to make.

What Channels Are You Using For B2B Lead Generation?

Marketing Insider Group

It’s crucial for marketers nowadays to adopt multichannel strategies and be where their customers are. However, not all lead generation channels are created equally, and businesses need to focus on what works specifically for them to increase efficiency and maximize returns. Every business has specific dynamics and unique requirements in terms of their sales and […]. The post What Channels Are You Using For B2B Lead Generation? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Sales Alignment

How to Use Google Optimize to Find AdWords Success

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to being successful in Google AdWords, it is essential to test and change elements in the account on a regular basis. There are many different areas in AdWords that advertisers can alter in order to optimize an account, including adjusting bids, changing ad copy and adding negative keywords. One of the most important elements advertisers must consistently test is the user’s landing page experience. This can be done with the help of A/B testing tools.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

3 Ways Automation Can Accelerate Event Growth

Marketo Events

Hosting events is like growing a small business. You start with a shoestring staff and limited tools, but as your event gets bigger, so do your needs. More team members come aboard to handle the load, more technology and tools enter the fray, and what was once a straightforward task becomes a never-ending cycle of interlocking problems and solutions. To make matters worse, events face market competition just like any other business.

10 of the Best Ads from November: Elves, Llamas, and a Business Cat


If you think November is too early to be dreaming of sugarplum fairies and hanging the stockings with care, then consider this your official warning: this post is heavy on the holiday cheer. To everyone else, hello. November brought us a delightful crop of festive ads, including the much-anticipated annual Christmas spot from UK retailer John Lewis -- which dependably goes viral every year.

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The Ethics of Marketing to Children and Teens

Marketing Insider Group

Do you remember waking up early on Saturday mornings, grabbing a bowl of sugary cereal, and settling down in front of the TV to watch the best cartoons around? If so, you probably remember the wave after wave of commercials that attacked your senses. Crazy characters, bright colors, amazing toys, and catchy jingles, all designed […]. The post The Ethics of Marketing to Children and Teens appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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6 Steps for Getting Your B2B SEO Link Building Plan in Place for the New Year

KoMarketing Associates

While most marketing teams understand the importance of link building in coordination with a search engine optimization strategy, few are able to prioritize it on an ongoing basis. As we covered earlier this month, even though link building is the third most effective tactic when it comes to meeting SEO objectives, marketers also indicated link building was by far the most challenging.

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Show, Don’t Sell: How to Use Empathic Marketing to Win More Business in 2018


I think today’s marketing is just a little too obsessed with data. Cue the gasps and snaps and oh no she didn’t s. At a recent networking event, I was talking to a marketer who’d just gotten married. Given her profession, she wasn’t surprised when her momentous life occasion triggered an onslaught of promos and offers. What she hadn’t prepared for, though, was when brands expected that she’d soon be expecting.

When publishers connect with consumers, they solve the supply chain’s top 7 problems


Lesson for leaders. Twenty-first century exponential growth publishing can change everything. It will transform the supply chain when it adds connected consumption. Vendors will know what connected customers want. Each customer will be served personally and efficiently with the products they need, when and where they’re needed. With this platform publishing and media can bring a new level of customer success and satisfaction to the world. Connected consumption supply chains change business.

9 Simple Tips for Boosting Sales on Amazon

Marketing Insider Group

As we quickly approach Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday shopping season, many ecommerce retailers are focused on developing and implementing strategies that will help them boost sales on what has arguably become the most popular and most well-trusted online shopping store in the United States: Amazon. The numbers don’t lie: when people […]. The post 9 Simple Tips for Boosting Sales on Amazon appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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CMOs to Focus on Digital Marketing, Existing Customers in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

Looking ahead to 2018, CMOs already have an idea of how they intend to spend their marketing budget, according to new research. A focus on existing customers, analytics and digital marketing is emerging. Gartner recently released its “CMO Spend Survey 2017-2018: Budgets Recede Amid Demand for Results” report, providing a deep analysis how CMOs intend to utilize their budgets.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Why Using Employee Advocacy & Social Selling Will Help You Attract Buyers


Today’s buyers have higher expectations than ever before. Gone are the days of buyers being responsive to cold calls and e-mail blasts. Gone are the days of getting easy clicks on banner advertisements. Gone are the days when simply having a presence on social media was enough. Only the smartest, most personalized messages will reach and resonate with today’s buyers. Needless to say, potential customers do not want to hear one blanket message.

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How do you sell when your buyers can’t buy? Mounting dysfunction in the B2B buying process


Everyone is aware that B2B buying is complex. It involves multiple parties over long decision-making cycles. In a large enterprise, this can take months, if not years, and involve dozens of individuals in the buying circle. But new research from CEB , now Gartner , suggests that things are even worse these days: it’s buying gridlock. I interviewed Brent Adamson , Sales Principal Executive Advisor on Sales, Marketing, & Communications, and got the skinny.

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How to Correct a Failing Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Developing and delivering a successful marketing strategy can be difficult if you take all the factors into consideration. On one end, you have the products your brand needs to push to new markets and audiences… While on the other — you have to do justice to the people who use your products already. Playing both sides […]. The post How to Correct a Failing Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy marketing marketing strategy mistakes tips

Survey: 75% of Brand Marketers Say They Should be Doing More with Video

KoMarketing Associates

Brand marketers are utilizing video assets as a part of their content strategy, but new research suggests that they are still only on par with their expectations. Innovid recently released a new report titled, “Where are Brand Marketers Taking Their Video Strategy in 2018?” Statistics showed that the majority of marketers (55 percent) classified themselves as average for their industry in terms of how their video assets are currently managed to produce a holistic view of their activities.

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How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.