Sat.Dec 09, 2017 - Fri.Dec 15, 2017

4 industries where video is surging

Vidyard

Nobody sees more variety on the sales floor than a solutions consultant (SC). They’re the person to whom all new and exciting edge-cases flock—where salespeople bring the the deals that are unusual, fascinating, and sometimes, prophetic.

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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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.

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.

How a CMS Enables B2B Marketing Success

A CMS lies at the heart of a B2B marketing framework

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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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9 Killer Social Selling Tips Straight from the Experts

ScribbleLive

Customer expectations continue to evolve. Empowered with information and technology, your buyers are far more informed than ever before. They are looking experts and for trusted advisors who can help them achieve their goals.

15% of today’s jobs will be gone by 2030

Biznology

It might be time to start thinking about a career change if you are in any of these types of jobs in the global workforce. It is crazy to think that within the next 15 years so many jobs of today will be obsolete. Progress isn’t going to stop, so it is important to have the foresight and ability to look ahead and make some important career decisions now for your future.

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

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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.

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.

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?

What your social media marketing consultant will never tell you

Biznology

Too many companies try to outsource their social media in hopes that a social media expert, like me, will care about their brand just as much as they do. I hate to break it to you, but no consultant will ever care as much about your brand as you do—even those of us who get paid a pretty handsome penny for our services. When you outsource, you lose touch. There’s no way around it. Out of sight, out of mind.

30 Experts Discuss Marketing Automation Trends That Will Have The Biggest Impact On B2B Marketers In 2018

SnapApp

. We’ve all been on the receiving end of terrible marketing automation - poorly targeted, ill-timed, and irrelevant messaging. . While marketing automation can be powerful for growing marketing teams, it can also do more harm than good if not configured or implemented properly. .

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.

3 Social Media Storytelling Ingredients for Effective Brand Narratives

Content Standard

When I first started out in marketing, I was attracted to content marketing because there seemed to be something noble about it. The way content marketers talked about social media storytelling made it sound whimsical and impassioned.

Google Increases Meta Description Length to 320 Characters—How Should You Respond?

Brightedge

One of the exciting parts of SEO is the ever-evolving SERP and the SERP has changed again. This was a hot topic of discussion at one of our recent BrightEdge User Group meetings. How should you respond to the new meta description length? What changed and in what way did it change?

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Are You Ready for Content Marketing in 2018? 60+ Predictions

Content Marketing Institute

It’s hard to believe that, after 10 years, this will be the last time I share my annual list of content marketing predictions for CMI.

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."

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 Irrational Consumers Will Always Make Irrational Buying Decisions

Content Standard

To illustrate the inherent challenges faced by irrational consumers seeking to make rational buying decisions, CSU-San Marcos marketing professor Vassilis Dalakas asked his students two sets of questions.

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10 Hard Truths About Management No One Tells You

Hubspot

I remember talking with an acquaintance a few years back who had recently graduated from college about how she envisioned her career progressing. Here’s how she broke down the steps: Get a job. Master that job. Manage other people doing that job. Run sh*t” (her exact words).

B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2018 Plus 5 Strategies to Kick to the Curb

Modern B2B Marketing

With a new year fast approaching, now is the time to re-evaluate what lead gen strategies are worth keeping and which outdated habits should be kicked to the curb fast. Certain strategies, like content marketing and SEO , are enduring no-brainers that will continue to allow you to thrive in 2018.

A Day in the Life of a Terminus Customer Success Manager

Terminus

“The best part of my job is seeing how much our customers trust us,” says Brenna Zenaty , Senior Customer Success Manager (CSM) at Terminus. “We We are a part of their business, and it’s our job to help make them successful.”.

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 Not to Buy Leads

ViewPoint

Last week a prospect told me that he needed higher quality leads than were currently being provided by two third-party outsourced solution providers. His definition of a lead was the loosest that I have ever heard. An employee of a targeted company needed only to download some content to be qualified as a lead. It did not matter if they were ready to buy – or even qualified to buy. As long as they worked for XYZ Company and downloaded the content they were a lead.

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Does Business Blogging Still Get Results in 2017? New Data from 1,000 Bloggers [Infographic]

Hubspot

2017 marks the fourth consecutive year Orbit Media Studios has tapped the insights of 1000+ business bloggers to publish a research report on blogging statistics and trends. In some cases, the annual blogger survey reflects subtle developments, but in others it reveals some significant changes.

5 Simple Strategies for Scheduling Sales Meetings during the Holidays

Outreach

Meetings can be really stressful during the holidays. And no I’m not just talking about “meetings” disguised as holiday parties where Meredith overindulges, Michael messes up secret Santa, and everyone stands around uncomfortably, looking for an exit.

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 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.

How to Get Your B2B Prospects to Buy Faster

Fusion Marketing Partners

Lots of sales reps and marketers are crossing their fingers hoping for a strong end to the quarter. They have […]. B2B Prospects Content Marketing Content marketing

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.

Four Digital Marketing Trends in China To Know for 2018

KoMarketing Associates

With the holidays right around the corner, most of us are getting ready to celebrate with family and friends, as well as look ahead to the new year. As a digital marketing strategist, one of the most important things on my to-do list is planning out 2018 China digital marketing strategy for my clients. It’s been a busy year – a lot has happened in the digital space in China – and I’ve been doing my best to stay on top of the latest trends.

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

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.