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27 Amazing Facts about B2B Content Marketing

Act-On

Check out these 27 amazing facts about content marketing and how they impact your marketing and your B2B business this year. Content Marketing

7 Ways you can Engage with Your Influencers

Onalytica B2B

Influencer engagement is the most challenging part of Influencer Relationship Management. It requires a PR culture of building 1-to-1 relationships with a marketing activation of scaling engagement with a 1-to-many model. An added challenge is that there’s no one size fits all approach.

How B2B Marketers Can Generate More Sales-Ready Leads With Video

Vidyard

Marketers know all too well about the pressure to drive higher engagement, demand, and leads, but lately more leads are simply not enough. Marketers are tasked with getting higher quality leads, higher conversion rates throughout the entire funnel, and driving greater demand.

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How AI Will Make Marketing More Personalized in 2018

Marketing Insider Group

What’s tomorrow’s secret to better personalization? To more human content and more authentic brand-consumer relationships? Artificial intelligence. AI is making the customer experience more personalized than what most marketers would have ever thought to be possible. Companies are already using artificial intelligence to make their websites, emails, social media posts, video and other content better tailored […].

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.

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How Machine Learning is Transforming Shopping

Act-On

B2B marketers can use AI and machine learning to help humanize the customer experience by making it more personal for each user. Adaptive Marketing Corporate Marketing Automation Marketing Strategy Personalization

Six Essential Time Management Tips for Small Business Sales Success 

Webbiquity

Guest post by Gregg Schwartz. We are all given the same 24 hours in a day, but the most successful people manage to make more efficient use of these hours—they waste less time, they get more done, they focus on the right activities at the right time to maximize efficiency.

5 Tech Companies that Mastered the Art of Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

[Editor’s Note: A version of this article appeared previously at Technical.ly Philly.] The best way to sell in 2017 is to stop selling. Stop pushing your product or service on people. They’ll buy when they’re good and ready, and when they believe that you have their best interests at heart. In other words, they don’t […]. The post 5 Tech Companies that Mastered the Art of Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Deloitte CMO Survey: Analytics Holding Marketers Back?

The Point

Results from Deloitte’s 2017 CMO Survey are out, providing insights into key trends, plans, and opinions from more than 2,800 top marketers. You can download an executive summary of the survey results here.

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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.

Reality Check: Marketing Technology ROI

Modern Marketing

If you have never heard that Marketing became a technology-driven world, chances are you missed the memo. So, let's assume you are aware of all of this and you also know that ROI is the key factor why marketers are looking to implement marketing technology.

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How To Use Video To Engage Target Accounts (and help Santa!)

Vidyard

Our friends at Uberflip have put together a fun holiday campaign that lets marketers experience what it’s like to be a target account under the guise of helping Santa save Christmas.

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The Top 10 Digital Marketing Articles of 2017

Marketing Insider Group

Rounding the corner on 2018 – and what will likely be a more sophisticated and competitive digital marketing landscape – it’s time to look back at the highlights of 2017. There has been a lot of evolution in the past 12 months. User-generated content and a rainbow of influencer strategies have been changing the way brands […]. The post The Top 10 Digital Marketing Articles of 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Tactical Tips to Maximize Your Trade Show Presence in 2018

Navigate the Channel

Trade show planning for 2018 is in full swing. With budgets and strategy considerations on the table, we’re offering our take on tips to maximize your trade show ROI for the upcoming year. Technology is (still) king.

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.

CMOs Can Still Add Value to a Startup without Obliterating the Budget

Modern Marketing

The median salary for a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is reported to be $169,066 per year. That’s an expense that very few startups can afford.

How You Can Use Video To Enhance Your Customer Support

Vidyard

There’s only so many hours in the day—that’s why top support teams use video to increase deflection and resolve cases 25% faster, all while boosting overall customer satisfaction. Have we piqued your curiosity?

3 Tips (and a Bonus) for Writing a Better LinkedIn Profile

Marketing Insider Group

“Everyone’s in sales,” Chris said to me on a conference call. Chris and I have been friends for 20+ years and this is the first time our paths have crossed professionally. I know he’s a great sales professional by reputation, but having a front-row seat to watch the magic happen firsthand made me think about […]. The post 3 Tips (and a Bonus) for Writing a Better LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media

Generate Leads with Online Quizzes

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: In this Rethink Marketing Podcast interview, Interact’s Josh Haynam shares insights on why online quizzes are great for lead generation. Demand & Lead Generation Lead Generation Lead Nurturing

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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.

Interview with Mark Schaefer

Onalytica B2B

Mark Schaefer – Keynote Speaker, Marketing Consultant, Author, Executive Branding Coach. Key Topics: Marketing Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Keynote Speaking, Coaching. Location: Tennessee, USA. Bio: Mark W.

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How to Use 3rd Party B2B Intent Data to Drive Leads

NuSpark

Online users leave digital clues about their intentions wherever they go on the internet. When they visit your website or click on links in emails, that information is 1 st party data that belongs to you.

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7 Ways to Get Creative with Email Subject Lines

Marketing Insider Group

Email is still king in digital marketing, but with all the marketing emails, personal, and work messages that people get in their inbox, it’s hard for any brand to stand out. There’s nothing more frustrating than creating a great email campaign only to get abysmal email open rates. Did you know that a third of […]. The post 7 Ways to Get Creative with Email Subject Lines appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Email Marketing Marketing Strategy

How, When, & Why Should You Use Personalization in an Email Marketing Campaign?

Modern Marketing

Dale Carnegie, author of the famed How to Win Friends and Influence People , said in his book, “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language."

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.

How a B2B Technology Company Evolved Their Content Purpose

Type A Communications

December 14, 2017 by Carla Johnson In Silicon Valley there’s a large B2B software firm (yes, there are a lots of them…this is the point). This company sells different software. read more.

Interview with Mari Smith

Onalytica B2B

Mari Smith – Facebook Marketing Expert | Social Media Influencer | Speaker | Author. Key Topics: Facebook Marketing & Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Influencer Marketing. Location: San Diego, CA, USA.

Capitalizing on Healthcare SEO and Content Marketing When the Niche Calls for It

Marketing Insider Group

If you work on behalf of a healthcare professional, like a physician, dentist, or other types of healthcare professional, you probably have an idea of the nature of customer service and especially as it relates to the specific clientele of the medical industry (a.k.a. patients). Possibly you know first-hand because you are the healthcare professional […]. The post Capitalizing on Healthcare SEO and Content Marketing When the Niche Calls for It appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Content Marketing Predictions for 2018

Navigate the Channel

Content marketing is here to stay. According to a report by Smart Insights , content marketing was rated the most valuable technique for increasing incremental sales throughout 2017—and it shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Here are some key content marketing trends to focus on for 2018: 1.

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.

How AI Will Impact Content Discovery And Ad Placements

ScribbleLive

As search engines like Google, Bing, Facebook and Pinterest increasingly use artificial intelligence (AI) to surface the most relevant content and ensure advertisements don’t appear next to objectionable content, it’s clear AI still has a lot to learn.

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Why animation works for technology business video

Biznology

Animation and technology explainers. The extensive use of animation in “explainer” videos can be explained by the fact that 2-Minute Explainers originated in 2004 as computer files authored in Flash , a vector-based program widely used for web animation and games.

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Content Planning: Lessons From B2B Marketing Leaders

Marketing Insider Group

What do the leading content marketing experts in financial, professional services and technology firms do differently when it comes to content planning? Last year we published the Value of B2B Thought Leadership Survey, which unearthed some real surprises in how C-suite executives view and use thought leadership content. This year’s survey ‘Best practice content marketing: Lessons […]. The post Content Planning: Lessons From B2B Marketing Leaders appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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AI and Digital Transformation Are Top Priorities for Marketers in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

Looking ahead to 2018, marketers have already carved out their top priorities heading into the new year, according to a new survey. WARC recently surveyed more than 600 marketers from around the world to gauge their top priorities heading into 2018. The results showed that more than 50 percent of marketers are making artificial intelligence (AI) a priority in the yew year. In addition, about 24 percent of respondents claim that voice interfaces are a priority for 2018.

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9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.