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Transferring Your Marketing Automation Platform: Passing the Reigns – 8 Tips for a Smooth Transition

Heinz Marketing

By Lisa Heay , Marketing Planning Manager at Heinz Marketing. When you’re in a marketing operations position and busy managing day-to-day requests and projects, you may not be actively planning for the day when you move on and someone else needs to take over. You have better things to do.

Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

DiscoverOrg

Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover. My husband and I are avid remodelers, which means I’ve spent a lot (A LOT) of time at Home Depot and Lowe’s over the last 15 years.

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Consumers Aren't As Into Personalization As You Think, and Other Survey Results

Customer Experience Matrix

I review a lot of surveys -- easily a dozen each week. Mostly they go into a big file which I mine occasionally for helpful factoids to spice up a paper or presentation. Sometimes I take a more thorough tour to look at some bigger issues. Today is one of those days.

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How Deep Learning Will Drive The Future of Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Deep learning is a subset of AI that offers innovative applications in many different areas of life and technology.

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!

Six Useful Tips for Successfully Modernizing Your Small Business

Webbiquity

Guest post by Lilach Bullock. Getting a small business off the ground isn’t easy. But even after your enterprise has achieved liftoff, it can be tough to keep abreast of the latest technological innovations and remain competitive.

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Rethink Marketing Podcast: Acting On Customer Feedback

Act-On

In this podcast episode, Sarah Moore, Act-On’s senior customer marketing manager, offers actionable tips for acting on your customer feedback. Customer Marketing Marketing Automation Marketing Strategy

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The Rise and Fall of the Social Media Influencer

Marketing Insider Group

Last year, NYMAG and The Guardian proclaimed social media influencers the idols of millennials and the main hope of marketing. According to these sources, only the lazy didn’t work with at least one social media influencer and many companies had an entire stable of them.

Tips for Increasing SDR Engagement Rates

The Point

Some years ago, our firm conducted a lead management audit for a technology client who was struggling to convert raw, inbound inquiries into sales qualified leads. During the audit, it became quickly apparent that one of the major issues was at the very front end of the lead qualification process.

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Leads and Sales Remain Top Digital Marketing Priority Over Next 12 Months

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers have had a wide array of goals associated with their digital marketing strategies in the past. However, new research shows that they remain focused on sales and leads looking ahead to the next 12 months.

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.

Content Marketing and the Power of Emotion in Storytelling

Modern Marketing

Content marketing tells the story of your brand. You’re building yourself up as an authority in your field, someone your customers can turn to when they are in search of solutions. The content marketing funnel itself is a story. A prospect becomes aware of a problem and seeks out a solution.

2019 Content Marketing Survey: Marketers Focus On Content Creation

Marketing Insider Group

2018 was quite a year for content marketing! As is true with technology, content marketing has evolved at a rapid pace. The United States witnessed major social media platforms get in hot water with the federal government over privacy issues and US election tampering.

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Eight years later, what did we learn from Watson winning Jeopardy?

Biznology

If you are a nerd like me, you might remember watching IBM’s Watson playing Jeopardy against legendary champion Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, another very strong player–and Watson ate their lunch.

10 Marketing Automation Trends That Will Shape 2019

KoMarketing Associates

Marketing is increasingly driven by data and technology. Nowhere is that more evident than in marketing automation. It’s enabled us to do some pretty cool things. Most B2B marketers, for example, have moved beyond the simplest forms of marketing automation.

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.

Here’s How CMOs Can Build More Diverse and Creative Teams in 2019

Modern Marketing

Chief Marketing Officers, you can’t be a chief if you aren’t leading a team, and every CMO knows that creating powerful marketing campaigns is a team sport.

How to Use Video Marketing to Tell Your Brand Story

Marketing Insider Group

Brand stories, according to a recent article by the American Marketing Association “build stakeholder affinity and influence action” Not just any brand stories, though. A brand story must intrigue potential clients to be effective.

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If Half of Web Traffic Is Fake, Good Content Marketing Is Even More Important

Contently

In December, New York Magazine dropped an atom bomb on digital media. And no, I don’t mean this story on Snapchat filters for dogs.

Survey: 60% of B2B Marketers Lack Confidence in their Data Coverage

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to reaching target audiences, it’s important for B2B marketers to have fresh data on their customers and prospects. However, a new report suggests that they are still behind in terms of the information they have on hand. The “Audience and Demand Planning Benchmark Survey” from DealSignal recently took a look at the type of data B2B marketers have at their fingertips.

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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.

Please Take a Number! New Oracle Responsys Asynchronous API

Modern Marketing

You probably have gone to a restaurant and had to wait in line to sit down or took a number (or received an electronic device) to find out when your table is ready. Waiting in line is synchronous processing, while being notified after your request has been processed is asynchronous processing.

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How to Boost Your Conversion Rate With Predictive Lead Scoring

Marketing Insider Group

To make the most out of your marketing budget, it’s essential to focus on your leads with the highest chance of conversion. But how do you identify these leads? It can be very difficult for a human to accurately identify high-quality leads, even with a large amount of data.

5 Hacks for Getting to Know Your Customers

Act-On

Do you really know your customer? Knowing your buyer is key to a successful business. But most marketers only have a vague notion of who is their buyer. Don't be another one.

Expert Insight: Why B2B Buyers Consult More Marketing Content [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

According to previous research, B2B buyers are still looking at a wide range of information sources during the buying process. The “ 2018 B2B Buying Disconnect ” report from TrustRadius discovered that buyers look at an average of 4.9

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.

The Gillette News Cycle: How False Controversy Hinders Socially Conscious Marketing

Contently

If you ever click a news story about a “widespread controversy,” do yourself a favor and verify the claims inside. If the only angry quotations in the article come from sources like Twitteruser573037, it’s not a story worth telling.

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How to Use Trust Signals to Boost Online Conversions

Marketing Insider Group

Trust is an essential component in building customer relationships. You’ll want people to regard your brand with confidence because of the way you operate your business, interact with clients, protect their data, and promote your products and services.

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Marketing Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Act-On

Want to know how to make your marketing stand out this upcoming year? Here are 5 marketing trends you should be looking out for in 2019. Digital Marketing

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10 Content Management Tools to Take You From Good to Great

Biznology

Do you know that as of October 2018, more than 165.5 billion posts have been generated on Tumblr alone, according to Statista ? Despite its low reach (mostly young adults) as compared to other social media networks, Tumblr has experienced a humongous amount of content generation.

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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!