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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. But the day will come when you need to pass the reigns. You might get an awesome new job and move to greener pastures. Maybe you’ll need to take a temporary, unexpected break with the expectation you’ll be back.

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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. I remember clearly, during those Saturday afternoons walking up and down aisles looking for just the right tile, how much I preferred shopping at Lowe’s to Home Depot. My husband thought I was crazy – they were essentially the same store to him!

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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. Specifically, I was prepping for a presentation in Amsterdam, which meant I needed to present general industry trends and then see what is different in Europe. This turned out to be pretty interesting.

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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. Algorithms powered by deep learning are currently being used to detect cancer, predict earthquakes, and create art – an AI-generated painting sold for over $400,000 at auction last month. It’s exciting stuff for sure, but what exactly does advanced […]. The post How Deep Learning Will Drive The Future of Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

Content Marketing and the Power of Emotion in Storytelling

Oracle

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. Then they consider and evaluate all the options they have before them before choosing one and converting to a customer. What drives good storytelling?

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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. This is especially true when your rivals have bigger budgets to play with, affording them the cashflow to explore new avenues and maximize the use of nascent platforms. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash.

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. But, today, the blush might be off the apple. What […]. The post The Rise and Fall of the Social Media Influencer appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Influencer Marketing

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

Oracle

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. CMOs Will Battle the Temptation for Creatives to Job Hop in 2019 In 2019, employers will need to be ready to go above and beyond to compete for the best talent. In the latest BLS report , unemployment remained steady at 3.7%. This is the highest level of employment in America since 1969.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Better Business Outcomes

Zoominfo

Today we’re talking about Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Now, if you’re not familiar with the phrase, NLP probably sounds like something straight out of a science fiction novel- but, don’t let that scare you off. In actuality, NLP is a unique discipline that combines psychology, neurology, and linguistics to provide practitioners with important skills needed to manage the connection between a person’s mind and body.

Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

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. At this particular company, all leads flowed first to a team of Sales Development Reps (SDRs), and were required to be contacted and qualified by that team before proceeding further along the funnel.

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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. The general public has grown warier of the media. And that’s […]. The post 2019 Content Marketing Survey: Marketers Focus On Content Creation appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing content creation

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Please Take a Number! New Oracle Responsys Asynchronous API

Oracle

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. Same thing applies when you submit API requests to be processed by a platform like the Oracle Responsys Marketing Cloud.

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6 Ways to Re-Engage Inactive Email Subscribers

Zoominfo

If you’ve worked in marketing for any length of time, you know a large email list isn’t an indicator of a successful email marketing program. In fact, if an email list contains too many inactive subscribers who don’t engage with your content, your emails will likely do more harm than good. Fortunately for marketers, re-engagement campaigns are an effective way to spark a renewed interest from inactive email subscribers– a shocking 71% of marketers say re-engagement campaigns are effective.

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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!

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Customer Advisory Board

Influitive

Marketers are giving a lot of attention of late to the topic of customer engagement. Indeed, optimizing interactions with top clients and maximizing ROI from customer programs seem to be a universal desire for companies. The more challenging aspect of achieving these outcomes seems to be how marketers are supposed to do so. In my. The post 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Customer Advisory Board appeared first on Influitive.

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. Videos, the association adds, “drive home points and add interest.” That may be true, but to create true intrigue, businesses must follow the […]. The post How to Use Video Marketing to Tell Your Brand Story appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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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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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. The day after Christmas, tech reporter Max Read analyzed and synthesized reports from the Justice Department, a New York Times report on follower factories, one of many lawsuits against Facebook , a list from MarketingLand , and takedowns of YouTube , Instagram influencers , and deepfakes , all to conclude that digital metrics are fake and overinflated.

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.

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. At the time, it was perhaps the most powerful example of how AI was starting to change our ideas of what computers can do. And, in the eight years since, we have struggled between how AI is magic and how AI just doesn’t work.

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. In fact, the more data you […]. The post How to Boost Your Conversion Rate With Predictive Lead Scoring appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Survey: 61% of Marketers Now Publishing Content ‘Multiple Times’ Per Week

KoMarketing Associates

Although there are now more tactics that marketers can use than ever before, content marketing remains a staple, according to new research. Its efficiency and overall ROI continue to prove its worth in a field full of marketing strategies. ContentWriters recently conducted a survey to gauge which types of tactics are most popular among U.S. marketers.

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. Look no further than Gillette, which recently released a new commercial decrying toxic masculinity.

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5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

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. Here’s another one – Internet Live Stats has confirmed that there are a whopping 1.5 billion websites.

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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. Ultimately, this trust will help boost online conversions. Trust signals serve as validations from customers and online […]. The post How to Use Trust Signals to Boost Online Conversions appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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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. Ascend2 recently conducted the “2019 Digital Marketing Strategies Survey,” and statistics showed that the majority of marketers (64 percent) are still focused on achieving an increase in sales/leads with their digital marketing strategies over the course of the next year.

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Only B2B

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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.