Sat.Feb 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 01, 2019

Why is No-One Talking About B2B Creative?

The Point

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) conference on the topic of B2B email creative. At a conference of more than sixty sessions (by my count), as best I could determine there was exactly one (1) session on anything to do with creative: mine.

The Power of Video for Marketing to Millennial Decision-makers

Biznology

In case you missed it, Gen Y surpassed Gen X’s share of the workforce a couple of years ago. IDG recently published a report, Marketing Your Technology to Millennials , on communication preferences of 20–30-somethings as IT decision-makers (ITDMs).

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When Crossfunctional Marketing Teams Make Sense

Marketing Insider Group

Recently at the end of a two-day onsite training with an enterprise financial organization, one of the leaders of their internal creative agency approached me with an extremely common Agile marketing question: “Do we really need crossfunctional marketing teams for Agile to work?”

How Your Competitors Will Shift Their Digital Marketing Strategy in the Next Two Years

Webbiquity

More than half of companies with revenue under $50 million already spend the majority of their marketing dollars online. And roughly 70% plan to increase the share of budget devoted to digital marketing over the next two years. But the channels they focus on change as their companies grow.

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Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica whitepaper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

How do Influencers Impact the Media Agenda in AI?

Onalytica B2B

Artificial Intelligence : what is it? How will it impact our lives? How will it be used? Will it actually take over?

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What Is Marketing? It Isn’t The Same Thing As Advertising!

Marketing Insider Group

A successful marketing strategy can mean the difference between business success and failure, but what is marketing exactly? How should you best approach it in today’s digital world? Many business people consider marketing to be the same thing as advertising and lump it in with sales.

Free Content Tools to Give Your B2B Content a Little Extra

KoMarketing Associates

Content marketing among B2B companies continues to grow, which means that it’s more competitive than ever to produce high-quality content that your target audience is going to be interested in. In niche industries, sometimes it was enough just to have new blog post coming out on your blog.

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Manufacturing Industry Marketers Must Adjust to Industry 4.0

Kaon

Industry 4.0 is a major disruptor of manufacturing. Smart factories will use digital intelligence in real-time to optimize the manufacturing and supply chain processes. Automation and access to ever-increasing amounts of data have sped up the rate of production as well as the diversity of product.

Top Use Cases for Your Marketing Data

Reachforce

Marketing data is of prime importance to marketing teams in every company. That is because this data can help a business to do things they wouldn't otherwise be able to do and understand so many things about their audience they wouldn't otherwise be able to understand. marketing data

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The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

5 Reasons B2B Companies Should Use Social Media Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

A pervasive belief that social media marketing is only for B2C companies keeps B2B companies from getting the most from this effective channel for communication and collaboration.

Six Essential Skills That Give Visual Designers a Competitive Edge

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jennifer Hahn Masterson. Want to pursue a career in visual design? A couple of free courses, one good piece of advice and not a single project done—does not make one a designer. Having a bit of knowledge or a modicum of talent is nowhere near enough to become successful.

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How to Build a Sales and Marketing Database from Scratch

DiscoverOrg

Do you need to build your marketing list, but don’t know where to start? If you’ve been given the task of setting up your company’s sales and marketing database, you’re probably not overly excited … especially if it’s something you’ve got to build from scratch.

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How Marketing Data Analysis Sharpens Your Lead Scoring Strategy

Reachforce

Are you taking proper advantage of your marketing data? There are so many different ways that your data can help create processes and campaigns to assist your sales and marketing teams in generating leads and closing them into sales. Lead Scoring

How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

6 Examples of AI in Email Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

As digital marketing methods go, email marketing is somewhat of a dinosaur. Email has been around since the 1970s and people have been using it for commercial purposes for almost as long.

How to Use Segmentation and Automated Programs for Better Results

Act-On

Segmenting the various audiences your organization is attempting to attract into distinct buckets allows you to provide more targeted messaging to a more expecting, willing, and engaged audience. Account-Based Marketing

ABM Best Practice vs Malpractice

Modern Marketing

Where's Email in Your ABM Strategy? 59% of B2B Marketers rate email as effective for driving early stage engagement, 81% say it's effective at driving conversions later in the funnel. Let that sink in for a moment.

6 Learning Techniques and Tips for Digital Marketers to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Biznology

Surviving and thriving as a marketer in the competitive and ever-evolving world of digital marketing is undeniably a great challenge. One way to stand out is by keeping yourself updated on the latest trends, techniques and technologies.

6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

How Live Events Boost Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Imagine the impact on your business if you were able to meet with your target audience in person, develop real life connections, and as a result propel your content marketing strategy.

Rethink Marketing Podcast: Promoting Your Content On Social

Act-On

Baird Hall, founder of content creator tools Zubtitle and Wavve, discusses how to better promote your content on LinkedIn and other social platforms. Content Social

Are inbound leads really leads? I believe the majority are not.

Sales Lead Insights

I think some of the information being touted by companies that have a stake in inbound marketing can be misleading. What I am talking about is the categorizing of all inbound inquiries as “leads.”. The post Are inbound leads really leads? I believe the majority are not.

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Let Me Explain: Multi-Channel vs. Cross-Channel vs. Omni-Channel Marketing

Modern Marketing

The world of marketing has changed so much in the last decade. We have come a long way from sending “junk mail” via the postal service to try and entice prospects and customers into doing business with us.

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.

Why You Need a Content Marketing Agency to Build Traffic and Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Content Marketing agencies like ours exist for one simple reason: to attract potential customers. Content marketing does this by creating the content your audience wants, using the keywords they use.

Why You Should Invest in Marketing as A Service in 2019

Act-On

To realize your marketing and business goals in 2019, you should consider investing in an on-demand marketing team to conserve resources and accelerate production. Marketing Automation

How to Create Real Value Propositions

ATAK Interactive

“Value proposition” is typically one of the first marketing vocabulary words that the “fake it til you make it” professionals intertwine in their vocabulary. And look, I get it. It sounds cool and it’s easy to grasp the concept from the name alone.

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3 Ways to Measure the ROI of Your Podcast

Contently

As a podcast aficionado, I’m grateful that so many creators have found sustainable ways to develop their shows. By virtue of being cheap to make and free to enjoy, podcasts typically don’t use up too much time on ads. Even branded podcasts are geared toward an entertaining listener experience, and brand awareness takes a backseat. So, how do producers measure and prove podcast ROI ? I’ve hosted my own podcast for a year and a half now, and our ROI model is pretty rare.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

With Intelligent Tools On The Rise, How Do Brands Stay Human?

Marketing Insider Group

Intelligent tools are taking over. With the proliferation of chatbots, marketing automation, and machine learning, we marketers have opened up ways to send our messaging at scale. We’ve reduced human capital and data is changing the way we do business. But should machines replace humans?

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B2B Marketing and Sales Lessons Learned in the Trenches

Fusion Marketing Partners

One of the advantages of a long career in any discipline is the ability to look back and see lessons […]. B2B Marketing Marketing and Sales

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9 Steps to Optimize Images for SEO

Content Marketing Institute

Images are crucial to ensuring that your content is more accessible, attractive, and engaging to users, but they're equally important in terms of SEO. Follow these nine steps to make progress with your image optimization.