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11 Ways to Improve Your Website with Artificial Intelligence

Zoominfo

Artificial Intelligence—or AI—has become an increasingly hot topic in the marketing world as of late. The reason for this is simple: AI technology can automate tasks, simplify complex processes, and organize complicated data sets just as a real marketing professional would—only faster and more accurately. Early on in the days of artificial intelligence, this idea of automation seemed threatening to the human workforce.

Renting vs. Owning – A Marketer’s Guide

Oracle

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. But marketers should save themselves the headache of trying to use every channel, or at least attempting to vet them all, by remembering that their priority should be impactful customer engagement.

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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

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

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

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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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. All of the weapons in the digital marketing arsenals are not equally effective, and the things you do to build your digital presence add up to help get your brand name out there. Take a look at these five tips for creating a successful digital marketing campaign.

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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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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. We tracked their key metrics and analyzed which changes really impacted conversion rates. We learned five lesser known optimization methods. In this post we share how to test each one. Use Two Main CTAs Side-by-Side.

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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Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

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. This is a mistake. But I am happy to say that my longtime pal and colleague Steve Gershik is working on a solution for this unwise imbalance. I asked Steve to explain his thinking.

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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.

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.

6 Tips to Boost Fan Engagement with Content Marketing [Sports Edition]

RockContent

It may only happen once every four years, but loyal sports enthusiasts have come out in droves this year to watch the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and to support their country and favorite teams. While the Olympics have a way of naturally bringing communities together, creating this self-sustaining buzz during an incredibly short period of time, what do we do for the rest of the year?

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!

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

Biznology

If you haven’t been writing about what you know about marketing, public relations (PR), digital advertising, social media marketing, influencer marketing , content marketing , marketing automation, online reputation management ( ORM ), search engine marketing (SEM) , and search engine optimization (SEO) on a blog or online publication for as long as you’ve been passionate about these subjects, you should start now. New Phone Who Dis? The digital space has become super competitive.

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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48 Shocking Social Selling Statistics

Zoominfo

There’s no way around it: Social media has drastically changed the way modern companies do business. As a society, our constant need to be connected has expanded our pool of potential customers and made them infinitely more reachable. But, what do you really know about social selling? The truth is, most sales reps haven’t received any formal training in this area.

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.

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.

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. Tim Peter and I interviewed Jeff after he published a report from the Society for New Communications Research on marketers’ relationship to fake news. In the interview, Jeff explained that the rise of programmatic advertising has set the stage for the rise of fake news.

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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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Steps to B2B Content Marketing Success in 2018

Oracle

We are only two months into 2018 and I already hear some B2B marketers say that they work harder, not smarter, and only see limited results. So what differentiates the successful marketers from the not-so-successful marketers? One word: strategy.

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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.

5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

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. Last year, my team did a series of customer experience audits for the websites of cloud-based products. We would take an in-depth look at the website, then meet with the product team to talk about areas for improvement.

The Latest Event Predictions: Marketers Double Down on Personalization

Marketing Insider Group

Every year, event marketers gear up for their events with one major question in mind: How do we stand out? In a recent article by MarTech Series, top industry influencers offered their insights on the trends and new technologies that are driving events in the new year. Greater focus on personalizing the attendee experience and engagement make […]. The post The Latest Event Predictions: Marketers Double Down on Personalization appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

10 LinkedIn Best Practices That Will Accelerate Your Business

B2B PR Sense

LinkedIn is the secret weapon that has the power to push your B2B social media strategy into high gear -- and we have the LinkedIn best practices to help you use it to its fullest potential. What started as a simple networking and job search tool has blossomed into much more. Now we use LinkedIn for research, marketing, and thought leadership -- with phenomenal results. Why Use LinkedIn for Your B2B Business. LinkedIn is a powerhouse of opportunity that helps your business reach its goals.

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. Then, after that warmup, you prepare yourself for nearly 60 minutes of text-heavy PowerPoint slides and disembodied voices.

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.