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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.

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.

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.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

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.

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

ScribbleLive

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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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.

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 SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

Business Leaders Not Satisfied with Marketing Success Metrics

ANNUITAS

Preliminary Findings from the ANNUITAS 2019 Demand Generation Performance Survey. Would You Change Your Marketing Team KPIs If You Could? Receive a copy of the ANNUITAS 2019 Demand Generation Performance Survey when it becomes available by clicking here.

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How to Do a Marketing Automation Audit

Reachforce

Although you should be doing an audit of your marketing automation about every quarter or so, what better time to talk about this than at the start of a new year? An audit of something is like an examination of how things are working, what tools are working with what, and what the results look like.

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?

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

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

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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Kick Off the New Year with Clean Data

Reachforce

The new year is always a great time to reflect on your progress and how you want to move forward. One thing you really want to look into is your data quality. Kicking off the new year with clean data is a great way to start 2019. data quality

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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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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

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).

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.

5 Predictive Modeling Techniques for Better Marketing in 2019

Reachforce

Predictive modeling techniques have become the ultimate tool in a marketing technologist’s belt for increasing the impact of campaigns and demonstrating return on investment. predictive analytics

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.

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.

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

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.

8 Use Cases for Predictive Analytics in Marketing in 2019

Reachforce

Predictive analytics plays a critical role in every step of your customer’s lifecycle. This post explains: What predictive analytics means. Which criteria lead to a successful predictive analytics strategy. Why predictive analytics is important.

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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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.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

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.

How to Exclude Mobile Apps from Google Display Ad Campaigns

NuSpark

For those folks running Google display campaigns, and you’re targeting mobile audiences, you may not want to target people within apps, or even categories of apps. The new Google Ad interface doesn’t have device options you can exclude, so you need AdWords editor. Take a quick look.

‘Give Them Back Something of Value’: How to Start Your Lead Generation Program

Contently

Every week, more than 100,000 people receive The GE Brief. The digest arrives in their inboxes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, offering subscribers in-depth stories about NASA wind turbines , power plants in Iraq , immortal machines , and more.