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Stop Asking B2B Buyers to Take Leaps of Faith with Content

Marketing Interactions

The content we use to engage B2B buyers must resonate and be relevant. Unfortunately, this is a challenge that marketers continue to struggle with. And that’s not surprising given the rate things change in today’s market landscape.

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Seven Fundamentals for Marketing Automation Success

Golden Spiral

Marketing automation is a software solution combined with a process that enables companies to automate marketing tasks and messages to improve efficiencies and grow revenue more quickly. Nucleus Research reports marketing automation improves productivity by an average of 20 percent.

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Optimizing and Testing Your Email Campaigns

Sharpspring

How to refine and test your subject lines, pre-headers, personalization, and more. It can take a lot of trial and error to get your email marketing strategy delivering the results you want. The last thing you want is a scattershot approach, i.e. throwing out everything you can and seeing what sticks.

E-Commerce for Manufacturers and Distributors—What You Need to Know

Industrial Marketing Today

Historically, e-commerce for manufacturers and distributors has been lagging with some exceptions. I know of two industries that have adopted e-commerce quickly—distributors of industrial automation products and electronic components. However, times have changed.

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Buyer Intent Data Guide: How to Find Prospects Already Looking to Buy

Collecting and understanding buyer intent is a must for any marketer or salesperson looking for a higher success rate in reaching active buyers. Throughout this eBook, we’ll explore how to monetize intent data, where it's sourced from (and which sources you should be wary of), as well as how to best utilize it within your outbound campaigns in order to drive more pipeline each month.

What Will the Future of Remote Work Look Like? New Research

Webbiquity

Countless articles, unscientific LinkedIn polls, and blog posts have speculated about what the future of work will look like: how will in-the-office, hybrid, and remote work be mixed? A new research study provides the most accurate picture yet.

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4 Best Practices for Association Web Design

Marketing Insider Group

What can you do in seven seconds? You might be able to shuffle a deck of cards, text a friend a birthday message, or chew and swallow your favorite fun-sized candy bar. The point is, that’s not a lot of time. And seven seconds is all the time you have to grab your website visitors’ attention.

Why Growth Marketing Without Customer Marketing is a Bad Decision

Influitive

This article originally appeared in the Demand Gen Report’s 2021 State of Growth Marketing Report. — Growth Hacking (aka Growth Marketing) was coined in 2010 by Sean Ellis and further popularized in Andrew Chen’s 2013 blog post: Growth Hacker is the New VP Marketing.

How to Boost the ROI of Your Next Virtual or Hybrid Event

Launch Marketing

Event marketing is an incredibly useful way to generate buzz and brand awareness. However, during COVID-19 almost all in-person events were shut down and virtual events took center stage.

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51% of CMOs Want Their Marketers to Better Integrate Martech in 2021

KoMarketing Associates

As organizations begin to take marketing technology (martech) more seriously, new research shows that CMOs would like their teams to focus more in this area as well.

The Definitive B2B Sales Playbook: Proven Path to $ Multi-Million Revenues

Sales is at the forefront of revenue growth, and so organizations with highly streamlined sales operations consistently outperform competition. How do you create a path to success and fast-track your way to multi million dollar revenues? Read the eBook.

100 Helpful Data Sources for Content Creation

Marketing Insider Group

Data storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to create compelling content. It resonates with both emotion-driven and reason-driven readers, provides objective, evidence-based support for your content, and increases your brand’s legitimacy in the eyes of your audiences.

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How to Lower Your Risk of Entering a New Market | One Good Idea

Vision Edge Marketing

Several recent conversations with new entrepreneurs as well as veteran business owners have been on the topic of entering a new market or new customer segment. In each instance, a key concern was a strategy for mitigating risk of entry.

iOS 15 and Email Marketing KPIs to Focus On

Benchmark Email

If you aren’t yet aware of Apple’s iOS 15 rollout and how it impacts your email marketing, then we’re here to tell you you’re behind. Time to play catch up! This rollout changes how email marketers are able to track the success of their campaigns.

The Metaverse is Coming

Biznology

The metaverse has been getting a lot of media attention recently, mainly because Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook plans to shift from being a social media company to a metaverse company. So what is the metaverse? There is no standard, widely accepted definition.

The Definitive Guide to Account-Based Experience

ABX is the next evolution of ABM & it’s here to stay. Gifting & direct mail can carry you straight to the hearts of your prospects & customers. Find out how easy it is to create data-driven, personalized experiences at scale with gifting and direct mail.

The Content Marketer’s Guide to Remote Working

DivvyHQ

“Fifteen days to slow the spread,” they said. But here we are still typing our next blog post at the kitchen table with only our four-legged friends to keep us company. Well, many of us have grown to like this new normal and, as it turns out, productivity is up.

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These 4 Content Marketing Fails Are Fixable: Here’s How

Content Marketing Institute

You can’t fix everything that negatively affects your content marketing. But you can fix these four major and common mistakes. Here are the signs, symptoms, and corrective actions to put your content engine back on course.

The Ultimate Content Marketing Strategy Template

Marketing Insider Group

Does the thought of having to develop a content marketing strategy give you anxiety? It’s a big lift — one made easier with a content marketing strategy template. Using a template can guide your efforts so you can navigate through it. Otherwise, you may be grasping at where to start!

Smart Speakers, Marketing and Whose Privacy Is At Stake

Biznology

As consumers become more comfortable using voice search queries on their mobile devices and smart speakers, both B2B and B2C marketers should be considering how this channel will impact their work, whether its Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant.

How to Increase ABM Performance with Empathy

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

The highest priority for B2B marketers is effective demand generation (increasing lead quality and quantity). However, we can get so caught up in our ABM strategies, systems, tools, and investments that we lose sight of building deep empathy for the people in the accounts. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to go beyond rational-logic-based sales/marketing and adjust your strategy to understand better how buyers feel so that you can connect and help more customers buy.

More Than Words: How to Use Email Typography That Speaks Volumes

Litmus

When we think about creativity in email, we often consider imagery as the go-to solution for eye-catching designs, but there is also a way to get creative with copy, by leveraging typography.

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Why These Post-Pandemic Content Marketing Tips Are the Worst

Content Marketing Institute

There’s no shortage of advice on how to adjust your content marketing once the pandemic finally ends. But much of it is flat-out wrong. Here’s how to steer clear – and what to do instead – courtesy of Content Marketing World speakers.

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Ryan Jones on Eliminating Barriers Between Marketing and Technology

Oktopost

Ryan Jones, Founder, and CEO of Refuel Creative takes the hot seat today. Listen to the podcast: For more thought leadership on marketing and technology, check out our Radically Transparent podcast on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , YouTube , or LinkedIn.

Discovering Your Breakout Career Moment

Biznology

In my work as a mentor for startups and as an informal career coach for others, I often tell people about the moment in time when I made a major career change. Many of you might enjoy this story as well and use it to think about how you have gotten to where you are today.

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Deliver Magic Moments with Direct Mail and Corporate Gifting

Digital fatigue is a thing, no surprise there. The good news: you can break through the noise using a new channel! Find out how to get creative and build rapport with prospects & customers offline with strategic direct mail and corporate gifting.

Best Justuno Alternatives to Grow Your List Faster 

Optinmonster

Are you looking for the best Justuno alternatives to grow your email list and drive conversions? Email popups are one of the most effective ways of converting website traffic into subscribers. But they can be tricky to manage efficiently, especially as your site grows.

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3 Hot Takes: LEGO and JPMorgan Chase Sizzle, Doritos Fizzles

Content Marketing Institute

This week we offer our take on three content examples: Lego customer service avoiding the dark side; JP Morgan Chase scarfing down restaurant content; and Doritos tweeting during the MTV Video Music Awards. What’s your verdict?

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5 Key Ways For Greater Impact With Your A/E/C Firm’s Branding Efforts

Circle Studio

Establishing, conveying and maintaining a powerful brand is a critical component of an A/E/C firm’s overall marketing strategy. In an industry where differentiation is incredibly challenging, finding ways to stand out from the competition is absolutely crucial.

How Technology Is Shaping the Future of Employee Communications

Biznology

The following is an exclusive sneak preview excerpt from the forthcoming book, Engaging Employees Through Strategic Communication, co-authored by Consultants Collective member consultant Mark Dollins and John Stemmle, Chair & Professor of the Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.