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How User Intent Is Reshaping the Marketing Funnel

MarketMuse

For over a century, the marketing funnel (also known as the sales funnel or purchasing funnel) has been the backbone of marketing theory.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Guest Blogging Outreach

Webbiquity

As business buyers get more challenging to reach—thanks to email filters, ad blockers, and caller ID—influencer marketing is becoming more popular as a way to break through the clutter and connect with these hard-to-reach buyers.

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How to Use Data in B2B Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Data and content: often these two seem to butt heads, mostly because at their core, they are very different. However, one can argue that one without the other would be entirely useless.

How Will AI Change the Face of Digital Marketing in 2019?

Marketing Insider Group

Artificial intelligence has already made a huge difference in how brands interact with consumers and how marketing strategies are managed.

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!

Industrial Buyers – Their Preferences and How to Market to Them

Industrial Marketing Today

Understanding the mindset of industrial buyers is important if you market to engineers and technical professionals. There are plenty of research reports published on buyer personas and the buying habits of consumers, but they focus mainly on B2C marketing.

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Many Barriers Remain for Marketers Looking to Customize the Buyer Experience

KoMarketing Associates

More customers are demanding a personalized experience when they work with marketers. However, marketers still face several barriers when it comes to customizing the buyer experience, according to new research.

The Ultimate List of Content Marketing Examples

Marketing Insider Group

It’s time for our ultimate list. Last year, we found more than 150 content marketing examples worth sharing. In 2018, we’ve found more because content marketing is an even larger discipline than it was just a year ago.

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Why Using Employee Advocacy & Social Selling Will Help You Attract Buyers

RockContent

Today’s buyers have higher expectations than ever before. Gone are the days of buyers being responsive to cold calls and e-mail blasts. Gone are the days of getting easy clicks on banner advertisements. Gone are the days when simply having a presence on social media was enough.

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A Look Back and Ahead at the Evolution of B2B Data: Year in Review

DiscoverOrg

I hate the word AI. But I love the concept of data-driven customer engagement. As CEO of DiscoverOrg, I have some strong opinions about data. Here’s what shook up the B2B data world in 2018 – and what I think that means for our industry in 2019.

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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.

Survey: Social Media Marketing Spend is on the Rise in 2019

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers continue to see the benefits associated with social media marketing, new research indicates that they remain dedicated to this avenue when looking ahead to the coming months.

The Best Marketing Conferences To Attend In 2019

Marketing Insider Group

I get asked these questions every year: what are the best marketing conferences? Which marketing events are “must-attend?” And, “if I can only go to one marketing conference, which one should I chose?” But first, I think we need to understand why we go to marketing events in the first place?

4 Resources for Your Team to Get Up to Speed on Mobile Marketing

Modern Marketing

The more you know, the more likely you are to succeed at whatever you do. And, that includes mobile marketing. The investment in learning and training will pay off. That's because it will provide a way for you and your team.

Rethink Marketing Podcast: Digital Marketing Trends for 2019

Act-On

In this podcast episode, Brian Aldrich of Logical Position discusses 4 digital marketing trends for 2019, including closed-loop analytics, in-depth audience targeting and personalization, direct to consumer sales, and more.

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.

Survey: Facebook Leads the Way Among Marketers Who Use Social Media

KoMarketing Associates

Social media marketing continues to be a prominent tactic for marketers, but which social networks do customers turn to the most?

What Is Smart Content And How Can It Work For You?

Marketing Insider Group

Digital marketing is a fast-paced industry and one that seems to attract lots of buzzwords. Sometimes it can feel like you’re speaking a different language when you’re talking to your marketing agency! Smart content” is one of those terms that has popped up in the last few years.

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Breaking the Consumer Stress Cycle

Modern Marketing

Since the beginning of time, people have made decisions based on their emotions, regardless of age, gender or location. We know that up to 90 percent of the decisions we make are based on emotion, rather than rational thought and measured consideration. All sorts of emotions drive our behavior.

Delighting Customers With Experiential Marketing At Events (With Examples & Tips!)

Influitive

We’re living in the experience economy, where consumer preferences are shifting from material things to experiences. In the B2B world, where events can sometimes be standardized affairs, savvy marketers know that standout experiences are the best way to cut through the noise and inspire word-of-mouth promotion. Today, we’ll focus on one specific aspect of live. The post Delighting Customers With Experiential Marketing At Events (With Examples & Tips!) appeared first on Influitive.

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.

PR Tactics: How to Crush It with Voice Search

B2B PR Sense

Hey Siri.OK Google.Hey Alexa. All phrases that dominate today's digital landscape -- and are poised to affect your PR tactics. Consider that 40% of all adults use voice search at least once per day -- and this number is expected to rise.

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4 Practical Tips to Get Your Business Ready and Set for 2019

Marketing Insider Group

With 2018 drawing to a close, business owners – as is their wont – look towards the New Year and the opportunities it may bring.

Learn How to Prevail in the Experience Economy at Modern Customer Experience 2019

Modern Marketing

There’s a shift in power happening across the customer experience landscape. The enterprise is no longer driving innovation, your customers are. And they’re raising the bar at a rapid pace. This is the Experience Economy.

Tips to Shake Up Your Content Strategy in 2019

Act-On

We know content marketing is important to your overall marketing strategy in 2019. That is why we've rounded up these content marketing tips to help you succeed. Content Marketing Content Strategy

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.

Interview with Brian Hansford

Onalytica B2B

Brian Hansford – VP of Marketing Performance at Heinz Marketing. Key Topics: B2B Marketing, Demand Generation, and Marketing Technology. Location: Redmond, WA USA. Bio: I’m VP of Marketing Performance at Heinz Marketing, where I’ve worked the last 6 ½ years.

How to Balance Design for Brand and Demand

Marketing Insider Group

If you sit in the marketing world, there is a good chance that your role has you primarily focused on building out a brand or in some way driving more demand. Both forces have their place.

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Do hidden robots need guiding standards too?

Biznology

Way back in 1942, futurists like Isaac Asimov were already giving thought to the risks of emerging technologies, especially autonomous ones. It was during that year that Asimov wrote a short story entitled “Runaround” in which he unveiled the three laws of robotics.

Why Building a Customer Community is Important

Act-On

A customer community is a great way to encourage engagement among your current customers. Here are a few other benefits of building a space dedicated to customers. Corporate

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!