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How Marketing Automation Makes Businesses Smarter

Act-On

Today's advanced marketing automation platforms can become a company's primary engagement tool when integrated with their website, social media accounts, CRM, and a host of other applications. Marketing Automation

How to Develop a Content Marketing Strategy, Not a Plan

Marketing Insider Group

Where a lot of marketers fall short in developing a content marketing strategy is in understanding the importance of the strategy relative to tactics and plans. That all-important unifying force that should be both driving and pulling together every element of your content, from the design of your landing pages to the experience customers have […]. The post How to Develop a Content Marketing Strategy, Not a Plan appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Digital marketing tips for start-ups in 2018

Biznology

Trying to run a start-up on a shoestring budget is tough. You need to keep costs down while capitalizing on successful digital opportunities so you can improve visibility.

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How sales hustle and automation hurt customer experience

B2B Lead Generation

Sales reps are hustling and using automated tools to move faster. But it can hurt customer experience. Here’s why: You can’t automate trust I registered for a demo account for CRM software. Five minutes later I got a call. Didn’t answer. Wanted to try the demo first. I got another call five minutes later. Checked caller […]. The post How sales hustle and automation hurt customer experience appeared first on the B2B Lead Blog. Marketing Strategy

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

5 B2B Website Optimization Opportunities You Overlooked 

bizible

We’ve all heard the same tips over and over again: A/B test your main call-to-action buttons, optimize your forms, and test different landing pages. But this post reveals lesser-known optimization methods. Over the past year, we examined more than 150 B2B sites.

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Deepening B2B customer relationships with “the funnel beyond the funnel”

Biznology

I’ve long observed that B2B marketers focus too much on lead generation, and not enough on current customer expansion and retention, which is, after all, where the bulk of profits lie. When asked, the typical B2B marketer will say that 80-85% of their effort goes to customer acquisition.

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Report: Marketers Turning to High-Quality Data to Boost Overall Efficiency

KoMarketing Associates

As C-level executives begin to see the value of data and analytics, new research suggests that they are striving for high-quality information to achieve their business initiatives. Recently, Experian conducted “The 2018 Global Data Management Benchmark Report” to gain more insight into how executives are utilizing data to their advantage.

Do’s and Don’ts: Online Affiliate Marketing Success Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Marketing Insider Group

Are you ready to step up your freelancing game and start earning thousands of dollars more each year as an affiliate marketer? Whether you’re new to the world of freelancing or you’ve been at it for years there is always more you can learn. Online affiliate marketing programs are a rich source of online income, […]. The post Do’s and Don’ts: Online Affiliate Marketing Success Tips and Tricks for Beginners appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Renting vs. Owning – A Marketer’s Guide

Modern Marketing

The proliferation of social media, in addition to traditional media channels, has created a seemingly endless list of channels in which brands can reach their customers.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

You’re the culmination of what you’ve shared and kept online

Biznology

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Building Blocks of a Tailored B2B Online Marketing Program

KoMarketing Associates

If you visit the About Us page on our website, you will notice text on the left-hand side that reads, “ Our Mission: Deliver strategic online marketing programs tailored to maximize results.” While this sentence does indeed capture what it is we strive to accomplish across clients, there is one word that stands out and truly makes a difference: tailored.

How Chatbots Will Transform B2B Marketing in 2018

Act-On

A billion people use Facebook Messenger every day. Consider reaching them with your B2B marketing chatbot. Larry Kim explains how marketers can sidestep the recent Facebook news feed changes with chatbots and other growth hacks.

4 Crucial Considerations for Successful Branding In a Digital World

Marketing Insider Group

Traditional marketing certainly still has its place; billboards, print ads and commercials continue to be part of the daily marketing landscape for SMBs and Fortune companies. Today however, more and more of a brand’s identity exists in the digital landscape and will only continue to do so as time goes on. With 49% of organizations […]. The post 4 Crucial Considerations for Successful Branding In a Digital World appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Are marketers fueling the fake news industry?

Biznology

If you are an average marketer, you don’t likely feel responsible for the outbreak of fake news over the last few years. Jeff Pundyk thinks you should.

Study: Advocate Marketing Helps Brands Get 17.5X More Reviews

Influitive

Today’s customers don’t trust ads. Instead, they turn to their inner circle of peers when they need recommendations on new products or services. Nielsen’s “Consumer Trust in Advertising” study shows that, ‘recommendations from people I know’ remains the most trusted form of brand discovery, and ‘consumer opinions posted online’ comes in at third most trusted.

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LinkedIn B2B Marketing Strategy: 5 Powerful Reasons to Why

Act-On

Learn how a LinkedIn B2B Marketing Strategy can supercharge your marketing and generate more leads and deliver a positive impact to the bottom line. B2B Marketing Social Media Marketing

4 Online Marketing Tips That May Sound Obvious But Should Not Be Overlooked

Marketing Insider Group

Thanks to modern technology, businesses can be conceived, operated and grown using just a computer and internet connection. The number of self-employed entrepreneurs increases every year, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) suggests the number of self-employed people in the U.S. has grown by nearly 150,000 since 2014 to 8,751,000. As the number of […]. The post 4 Online Marketing Tips That May Sound Obvious But Should Not Be Overlooked appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

The Wikipedia test for content marketing

Biznology

Copywriters sometimes assume that customers already understand the product – but usually, they don’t. Good content marketing educates the customer. To see the difference between “marketing fluff” and clear expository copywriting, compare a marketing web page to Wikipedia.

How to manage the account relationship with your content marketing agency

Tomorrow People

Working with a content marketing agency is great but, suffice to say, it takes some managing. Discover the five key elements of account management that will ensure your agency move mountains for you in return. In the previous section of Stripped Bare , we got to grips with the glossary of content marketeers , exploring the sector’s wide variety of stock acronyms. In this week's piece, we’ll be taking a deep-dive into the account management (AM) function.

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How SMART Tech Built A Global Community That Unites 1,900+ Advocates In 40 Countries

Influitive

Taking an advocate community global can be daunting for many organizations. Building and implementing a strategy to connect almost 2,000 advocates speaking multiple languages spanning more than 40 countries has been challenging to say the least. Through this process, the number one lesson I’ve learned is to utilize best-in-class tools to connect and enable your.

Is the Classic Webinar Still Relevant?

RockContent

We all know the drill. Sign in at the top of the hour. The organizer welcomes attendees, reads the title, introduces the speakers, and calls for a little “housekeeping” to ensure everything is on point from a tech perspective.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Marketers Seeing a Shift in Buyers’ Decision-Making Journey

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers reach out to buyers during various stages of the decision-making process, but which times are most effective when it comes to closing the deal? Furthermore, which tactics have the biggest payoff? RAIN Group recently conducted the “5 Sales Prospecting Myths Debunked” to gain insight into which marketing tactics are most efficient. Most customers (80 percent) stated that they prefer to be contacted via email during the buying process.

Will GDPR Hurt Customer Data Platforms and the Marketers Who Use Them?

Customer Experience Matrix

Like an imminent hanging, the looming execution of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has concentrated business leaders’ minds on their customer data.

How to Build Customer Trust in a World of Scandals

Marketing Insider Group

Trust in the world is at an all time low. Time and time again, the public’s trust has been broken by corporations, politicians, celebrities, newspapers, social media, and more. Scammers and hackers run rampant online, trying to take advantage of anybody they can. It’s becoming harder and harder to build trust, as everyone just expects […]. The post How to Build Customer Trust in a World of Scandals appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Mobile Marketing: Four Fascinating Findings from 14 Fantastic Facts

Webbiquity

Few new technologies have been embraced as rapidly and as globally as mobile phones, particularly since smartphones came to market a decade ago. Though Wikipedia may say home computers “became common” during the 1980s, it took 25 years for the computer industry to ship one billion PCs.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!