Sat.Jul 21, 2018 - Fri.Jul 27, 2018

Writing Smarter: 5 Hacks to Elevate Your B2B Content Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

When done successfully, B2B content writing can drive some impressive business results like increased search traffic, boosted social media engagement, and more importantly, conversions. There are numerous tips and strategies that can help B2B content writers be more effective and efficient. Here are a few hacks to help you start seeing better outcomes from your content marketing : 1. Know Your Audiences.

Fantasy and FOMO: Why Marketers Need to Question AI

Marketo

Picture yourself as a prospector in 1859 drilling one of the first commercial oil wells in western Pennsylvania. You seek a dark, mysterious substance that can illuminate rooms at night. Your peers are drilling too, so you assume there’s value. To be an ‘early adopter’ is both thrilling and comforting. You pursue a fantasy of success fired by the most ancient of fuels: FOMO (fear of missing out).

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How to Solve the Top 5 Challenges of B2B Sales with Marketing

Kaon

This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com (July 18, 2018). Considering that the major portion of a buyer’s journey takes place without his or her knowledge, salespeople have to rise above a long list of challenges, regardless of their industry. Competition is fierce, and organizations are finding that their salespeople are unable to tell a compelling enough value story to set themselves apart.

5 Skills Every Demand Gen Marketer Should Master

SnapApp

In the last five years as marketing has rapidly evolved as a field, so have the kind of skills and jobs available to marketers. Gone are the days where a generic marketing professional could walk into a company and perform just about any marketing function. Today, marketing professionals are expected to be multi-dimensional, but often are held accountable to different metrics and rely on different skills and expertise based on their unique position. Not convinced?

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.

How to Hire The Perfect Person To Run Your Social Media

Act-On

Are you thinking about hiring a social media expert to help with (or run) your social marketing? Pro tips for knowing when, why, who - and how - to hire. Social Media Marketing hiring recruiting recruitment social marketing social media social media experts social media for business social media marketing

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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: Do you know where your personal data is?

Oracle

It’s past your bedtime. Do you know where your private personal data is? Do you know who has access to that data? Your answers are probably ‘No’ That’s because you’ve handed over a lot of private data to service providers on the internet and trusted that they’re protecting you and that data. Recent events have shown that’s not always the case and a new law in California aims to fix that.

Why Marketing Should Own Culture and Employee Engagement

Marketing Insider Group

No department understands the idea of change like marketing does. Forced to adopt new technology, upskill like crazy, reshuffle positions and create new roles to manage content marketing, social media marketing, and marketing analytics, marketing has already gone through the ring of fire. I challenge you to find a single CMO or marketing manager who […]. The post Why Marketing Should Own Culture and Employee Engagement appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Agile Marketing

Zoominfo

As technology continues to grow and evolve, the needs of the modern customer are also changing. In an effort to meet those changing needs, marketers are ditching traditional marketing initiatives in favor of a more adaptive approach to marketing– also known as agile marketing. If you’re unfamiliar with agile marketing, it’s time to get on board. Implementing an agile strategy will help you increase marketing productivity, reduce your time-to-market, increase profits, and so much more.

Social, Email Remain Top Digital Marketing Tactics Among Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Whether it’s social media marketing or email marketing, new research shows that marketers are turning to a wide array of digital marketing tactics to achieve their primary objectives. Clutch recently published the results of its “How Businesses Use Digital Marketing in 2018” survey, and statistics showed that social media (81 percent), website (78 percent) and email (69 percent) are the top three digital marketing channels for marketers.

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!

3 Ways CMOs Are Putting Artificial Intelligence To Work

Oracle

By Shruti Bhat, Senior Director of Cloud and Emerging Technologies, Oracle. Companies intent on using artificial intelligence to evolve from merely data-driven reactors to truly adaptive enterprises need their chief marketing officers to step up to that urgent challenge. Broadly speaking, AI is an advanced software engine that ingests customer and other data to sense, analyze, reason, and propose actions.

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10 Totally FREE Lead Generation Strategies for B2B Companies

Marketing Insider Group

Leads are some of the most effective markers that measure the growth of your business. Leads can be generated through various methods, though some are more effective than others, depending on the nature of your business. While there are many different lead generation strategies, quality is not always guaranteed, so you need to set a […]. The post 10 Totally FREE Lead Generation Strategies for B2B Companies appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Demand Generation

57 Essential Multichannel Marketing Statistics

Zoominfo

The world of B2B marketing underwent a dramatic transformation in recent years—and unfortunately for us marketers, we no longer have such rigid control of the buyer’s journey. Instead, we’re operating in a business environment dictated by the wants and needs of our customers. Think about it, the internet has given modern buyers an expansive list of options to choose from—what brands they buy from, what content they consume, which products they purchase, what channels they use, and so much more.

Report: 82% of Marketers Now Practicing Email Segmentation

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers continue to turn to email marketing as a way to reach out to customers and prospects, and as they do so, basic segmentation is growing in popularity as a tactic. Adestra and Econsultancy recently conducted the “2018 Email Marketing Industry Census” and discovered that 82 percent of marketers currently practice basic email segmentation. About 11 percent are planning to do this in the near future, and only seven percent of respondents said that they do not practice segmentation.

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.

Christmas in July: Consistency is the Key to Email Success

Oracle

Identifying suspicious sending behavior is the name of the game for ISPs trying to protect their networks from bad actors. They’re constantly updating algorithms and leveraging machine learning to identify spam and preserve the inboxes of users. To avoid being caught up in the same net, legitimate senders need to avoid red flags on their own sending activity. At no other time of year is this more critical than the holidays. Why talk about Christmas in July? Because sending volume matters.

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10 Actionable Tips For Sourcing High Quality Feedback From Your Advocates

Influitive

Customer feedback isn’t just a nice-to-have. For any organization that is committed to creating a second-to-none customer experience, regularly sourcing customer feedback is mission critical. Feedback enables you to constantly iterate on your products, optimize the customer journey, and include customer voices in everything you do. With it, your customers can be the engine behind.

4 Critical Door-to-Door Sales Lessons for Marketers

Zoominfo

A successful traveling salesperson wields the ability to take in their surroundings and use contextual clues to glean what they can about each prospect they interact with. Using these clues, the salesperson then tailors their sales presentation to each prospective customer’s particular wants and needs. If all goes according to plan, by the end of the visit, the consumer wonders how they’ve lived so long without this salesperson’s product. .

How to Build an Employee Activation Program

Marketing Insider Group

A lot of companies miss the mark with employee activation because they only build one-way of a two-way street. The end goal should go beyond empowering employees to further brand objectives.The company behind the brand should also be empowering employees to further their own professional goals. When your culture is set up to launch each […]. The post How to Build an Employee Activation Program appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

It Takes a Village: Why Self-Service Learning is So Effective

Oracle

Have you ever wondered if there was a better place to grab a burger or a quicker way to get somewhere you frequent? Ten years ago, information like that wasn’t nearly as easy to come by as it is today. Now, we can post our question in a forum or on social media and have instant access to a network of thousands of our peers. Personally, this is how I learn about go-to restaurants when I travel, find a new pediatrician for my kids, and locate just the right hotel for the family vacation.

Report: Only 20% of Marketers are ‘Very Confident’ in Purchased Data Accuracy

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers are invested in purchasing demographic data to reach out to their target audience, research shows that they are not entirely confident in the information they receive. Lotame recently published “The State of Audience Data Research Report” and found that when purchasing demographic data, accuracy is “very important” to the majority (84 percent) of marketers. However, just 20 percent are “very confident” in the data accuracy of their purchased data.

Giving Pharmaceuticals an Influencer Health Kick

Onalytica B2B

TLDR: Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Brands are shying away from running effective influencer programs. Regulatory hurdles mean sharing content and mobilising influencers becomes a cumbersome process. Celebrity endorsements are risky and less effective than using social influencers.

Weekend Reading: “Exactly How to Sell” by Phil M. Jones

Marketing Insider Group

For the 185th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Phil M. Jones, author of Exactly How to Sell: The Sales Guide for Non-Sales Professionals. If you’re a business owner, manager or marketer, the more you understand about the changing nature of modern sales in the era of the super-informed buyer, the more successful […]. The post Weekend Reading: “Exactly How to Sell” by Phil M. Jones appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Sales Alignment

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Three Proven Practices to Overcome MarTech Failure

Measure Up Marketing

How organizations approach their MarTech differs among various organizations. The 16 th annual 16th annual Marketing Performance Management (MPM) benchmark study found that the group known as the Value Creators (those that earn 90 or greater grade by the C-Suite) are far more likely to have a strategic Marketing Ops function.

8 B2B Product Launch Mistakes That Need to Stop Now

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B product launch is an exciting, albeit stressful, time. The last thing you want is for avoidable B2B product launch mistakes to cripple your launch. As Winston Churchill famously said, "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." While your launch is not on the same league as world wars and mass injustice, the veracity of this quote applies to many areas of life, including your product launch.

A step-by-step guide for creating an employee advocacy program

Act-On

Employee advocacy is a fastest, organic tactic for building brand engagement. Here is a step-by-step plan for getting your employees to post, Tweet, and share your relevant content on their own personal social network accounts. Social Media Marketing

Is The Smartphone Market Oversaturated?

Marketing Insider Group

Word on the street for marketers, at least in the United States, is that the smartphone market is on the brink of becoming supersaturated, that it is ready to plateau as far as growth and sales are concerned. What do the statistics say? Here in the United States the Pew Center for Research recently discovered […]. The post Is The Smartphone Market Oversaturated? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy marketing marketing strategy

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.