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Why is No-One Talking About B2B Creative?

The Point

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). Here are a few highlights from IDG’s findings with respect to videos for marketing to millennials in IT. 97% watch tech-related videos. In general, millennials use fewer sources of information than their colleagues.

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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?” As is often case with Agile marketing questions, there many potential answers […]. The post When Crossfunctional Marketing Teams Make Sense appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Employee Activation

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? As the field emerges and becomes more widely discussed, social media’s role in shaping public debate answering these questions and more has never been more apparent, with more of us turning to social media for news.

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The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Email Marketing Automation Strategies to Optimize Your Marketing Funnel

SendX

You have likely put quite a bit of time and effort into generating new leads. Made use of landing page campaigns and social media lead generation strategies – do you know what’s next? You have to figure out how to nurture all of these leads in an effort to build your actual sales conversions. The bad news is, this isn’t always a simple task. One option that you may have never thought to use is email marketing automation.

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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. However, while sales and marketing are closely related, they […]. The post What Is Marketing? It Isn’t The Same Thing As Advertising! appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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. It takes hard work, talent, and plenty of projects that provide essential experience to enable you to compete effectively in the visual design marketplace.

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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.

The 6 Steps to Becoming a Social Business

Oracle

Becoming a social business doesn’t happen overnight. Just launching a new Facebook page or Twitter account doesn’t mean that your business is “social,” either. Being a truly social business means that social media is part of your company’s culture and embedded in your corporate DNA. Both your front-line employees and top executives must be using social media as a part of every new initiative or strategy.

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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.

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. While email marketing may not be as exciting as some of the newer options available in digital marketing, it’s still one of the […]. The post 6 Examples of AI in Email Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Artificial Intelligence

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

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. How do you find prospects quickly? How do you verify the accuracy of the data? Is it really cheaper to build a database ? All of these questions are probably making your head spin!

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ABM Best Practice vs Malpractice

Oracle

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. Email marketing is one of the most widely adopted and effective channels a B2B marketer can use, yet it's glaringly absent in the best practice we see today. Top 10 lists, ABM jingles, and thought leadership presentations, completely vacant.

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 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. When we talk about B2C companies, we’re talking about those selling directly to consumers, while B2B companies sell to other businesses. Despite the advantages of social media marketing, […]. The post 5 Reasons B2B Companies Should Use Social Media Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Medi

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.

3 Technology Stats Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Kabbage

Small-business owners are often overwhelmed with tech purchasing decisions. As a result, they tend to take a conservative approach. According to a survey … Read More. The post 3 Technology Stats Every Small Business Owner Should Know appeared first on Grow With Kabbage. Starting A Business Technology Timely Opportunity Tools

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

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.

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. So if you are looking to grow your business, increase website traffic, rank for important keywords, improve your SEO, or deliver revenue or qualified leads, […]. The post Why You Need a Content Marketing Agency to Build Traffic and Leads appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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. appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B Lead Generation inbound leads

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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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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

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

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. This does not have to be a figment of your imagination as live events are quickly becoming a top marketing priority for businesses. In […]. The post How Live Events Boost Your Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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. Globalization and digitization have made it easier for new players to emerge in markets, thus increasing competition. Cloud computing and micro-computing puts technology in almost everything.

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. Continue reading → The post 9 Steps to Optimize Images for SEO appeared first on Content Marketing Institute. Company News

Are you considering behavior-based personalization?

Biznology

If you are like most marketers, you’ve probably been salivating over personalizing your website for years. It has always seemed like a good idea, but it’s never seemed possible. At first, you thought, “If Amazon can do it, we can do it!” ” But then your IT folks told you the way Amazon does it. Amazon has so many products and so many purchases in its history–and so many repeat visitors–that it is relatively simple to guess what people want.

How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.