Sat.Dec 30, 2017 - Fri.Jan 05, 2018

The backfire effect is elusive

KoMarketing Associates

The backfire effect is when correcting misinformation hardens, rather than corrects, someone’s mistaken belief.

The Future Marketing Trends That Rocked 2017

Marketing Insider Group

At the end of 2017, we were not merely discussing what the future of marketing will be like. We were living it. No longer are artificial intelligence, VR, voice activation and other tech next-generation concepts reserved for big budget brands to play around with. Nor are marketers trapped by the traditional tame, safe, and well-defined […]. The post The Future Marketing Trends That Rocked 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Apartment Therapy's House Tour & House Call Submission Form

Act-On

Would you like your home to be featured as an Apartment Therapy House Tour or House Call ? Fill out this short submission form to share your style with the world (and Apartment Therapy readers!): READ MORE ».

Three Ways Users Can Help Keep Twitter Vibrant

Webbiquity

Is Twitter dying? That seems to be a common question right now, according to Google. “Dying” may be too strong a word, but the microblogging social network is clearly struggling.

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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Why Differentiation is Crucial for B2B Content Marketers in 2018

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…. Once everyone got the memo about the power of content marketing a few years ago, the unstoppable tide began to flow. Fast forward to now, and the B2B landscape is flooded with content creators competing for customer attention, scrabbling for prospects, and trying to cut across one another to make an impact.

How to Scale a Social Selling Program

Modern Marketing

As your B2B business enters a sustained growth phase, it presents you with incredible opportunities to use your resources to reach an expanded pool of customers.

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No, Your Website Is NOT Done

Marketing Insider Group

Imagine you owned a business with two locations next door to one another. One of them has not been updated since 2005, but it contains the reception area. The other is a freshly updated, beautiful and highly functional corporate headquarters. When a customer or prospect shows up to see your beautiful company HQ, they first […]. The post No, Your Website Is NOT Done appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Embrace Artificial Intelligence in Marketing

Act-On

Recently, Paul Roetzer joined on the Rethink Marketing Podcast to talk about artificial intelligence and its role in the future of marketing. Adaptive Marketing AI Podcast

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

PR Campaign Tips: 10 Harmful Myths You Need to Avoid

B2B PR Sense

A solid PR campaign has the power to bolster your brand. Among its benefits, PR can build relationships with the public, boost brand awareness, increase your credibility, and create loyal customers. If PR can do so much for a brand, why don’t more brands use public relations to begin with?

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The Budgeting and Planning Maturity Model For B2B Marketers Explained

bizible

At large organizations there are numerous responsibilities, ownership areas, and processes in place that make it difficult to identify opportunities to improve operations. It’s also difficult to prioritize which areas to improve or optimize first.

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20 Killer Tips to Create a Successful Online Store

Marketing Insider Group

Major marketplaces, like Amazon and eBay, come with restrictive seller policies. These venues downplay merchants’ branding to maintain their own homogenous image. Sellers with their own online stores play a different game. They have complete control over their customers’ experiences. Whether it’s rearranging product placement or highlighting a store sale, merchants can use their website […].

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New Year’s Resolutions: How to Be a Better Marketer in 2018

Act-On

What marketing resolutions do you have for 2018? Here are a few tips and tools to consider for being a more efficient and effective marketer. B2B Marketing Content Marketing Marketing Life Marketing Strategy

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.

How to Unite B2B PR and Content Marketing for Powerful Results

B2B PR Sense

There’s an interesting proverb that I stumbled on recently: “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” When you boil it down, there's a lot to be said for teamwork. But what about two seemingly different teams, such as B2B PR and content marketing ?

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Interview with Sujan Patel

Onalytica B2B

Sujan Patel – Growth Marketer at Web Profits. Key Topics: Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing. Location: Austin, TX, USA.

How to Find, Reach Out To, and Work With Influencers (Without Breaking the Bank)

Marketing Insider Group

If there’s one golden rule of marketing, this is it: It doesn’t matter how cool or revolutionary your product, service, or company is. If you’re tooting your own horn and talking about how amazing your stuff is, that’s just… not very compelling. If you have influential people within the industry saying all these nice things […]. The post How to Find, Reach Out To, and Work With Influencers (Without Breaking the Bank) appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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4 Elements of Great Storytelling, Backed by Neuroscience

Contently

Content marketing is in a crisis. Once you sign up for a few brand newsletters, you get pounded with the same generic how-to articles. How to Use Social Media to Boost Your Small Business. How to Make Your Team More Productive. How to Save Money for Your Kid’s Future.

Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

As you likely know, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25. Surveys show that most US-based B2B marketers are still woefully unprepared, even though the regulation affects not only any company actively doing business in Europe, but anyone even communicating with European contacts in his/her marketing database. The penalties for non-compliance with GDPR can be severe – in the millions of dollars. Fortunately, there are a few basic steps that B2B marketers can and should make that will get them closer to full compliance.

International SEO: Another reason to avoid AMPs

Biznology

In my last post, I gave three reasons to avoid accelerated mobile mages (AMPs). Accelerated mobile pages are flat HTML web pages that follow Google ‘s guidelines and are hosted by Google to boost page load performance on mobile devices. Since load time is a ranking factor, AMPs are supposed to boost SEO. The three reasons to avoid AMPs boil down to one: you need JavaScript to track and measure marketing effectiveness, and to build more personalized content experiences.

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How to Find Your Authentic Voice and Build Your Brand Online in 2018

ScribbleLive

It is absolutely that time of year again – many of us have taken the time to make New Year’s Resolutions, set goals, intentions and make plans for the upcoming year – both personally and professionally.

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Empathy, Web and People: Improving The B2B Customer Experience

Marketing Insider Group

Some businesses make it hard to work with them. It seems at times that many B2B organizations have made it so complex and uncomfortable to work with that customers are forced to find an alternative even if their current provider offers a better product or solution. As connected consumers, we want ease, we want a good […]. The post Empathy, Web and People: Improving The B2B Customer Experience appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

24 Content Marketing Predictions for 2018

Contently

Contently grew up a lot in 2017. Instead of just going through the motions, we thought about how content marketing was maturing , refined our mission, and conducted research to find out as much as possible about our clients and the industry at large.

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.

Add self-referential links into your 2018 search engine optimization strategy

Biznology

Ted “Hypertext” Nelson. The only content links you can control are your own. One good way to do it is to make sure all your navigation is either textual or alt-text -labeled images. Flash is way dead. The better way is to remember way back to 1965 to where hypertext was invented by Ted Nelson and to remember that hypertext was developed as a way of linking together a stack of information “cards.”

Connecting at scale: is it possible?

Modern Marketing

If you’re in marketing, there are days it feels like the most enviable occupation in the world and on others, the most accursed.

Ecommerce Entrepreneurs: Reduce Chargeback and Stop Fraud Using FraudLabs Pro

Marketing Insider Group

One of the single most crushing problems facing ecommerce entrepreneurs today is fraudulent transactions.

6 Free Cross-Training Ideas for B2B Digital Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

This year one of KoMarketing’s priorities is the creation of more cross-training opportunities for team members. In learning new skills, members of the KoMarketing team ultimately become better digital marketers, better support client programs, and the organization. Cross training provides value for broader B2B marketing professionals as well.

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 motion in technology business videos provides meaning

Biznology

“Motion provides meaning,” according to Google ‘s Material Design language for mobile application design. Motion guides our interactions with mobile devices. Motion is equally central to our experience of watching videos. Motion is where the eye goes and the mind follows.

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2018: Survey Says!

Modern B2B Marketing

I realize that not everyone watched the game show “Family Feud” growing up, which is the source of the title for this blog, so here’s a random link to an entire episode that you may want to watch, just to absorb the quality of the analogy.

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Mashable Creates Engaging Live Experiences For Their Audience

ScribbleLive

Mashable’s Editorial Team wanted to create an engaging live blog experience for their audience, as well as enable editorial contributors to easily upload content in a timely manner.

5,000 Marketing Technology Tools (and Sales Execs Still Need to Find Over Half of Their Own Leads)

ViewPoint

A 2017 MARTECH TODAY infographic lists the almost 5,000 companies that are part of the marketing technology landscape, up from just 150 in 2011. Yet, according to CSO Insights , despite the new tools, the mobile devices, the potential of social, and so on, many salespeople are working harder than ever just to achieve the same old results or worse.

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.