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?”

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.

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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 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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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.

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

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.

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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Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

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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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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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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The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

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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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).

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.

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.

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.

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

4 Secrets to Make the Most of Your Digital Marketing Budget

Marketing Insider Group

Ever since marketing became digitized, companies tried to optimize the numerous benefits digital marketing had to offer. Digital efforts are not only faster and more efficient but they are also more convenient for both businesses and consumers.

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The Book on Sales Engagement is Now Available for Pre-Order!

Outreach

Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick , once said, “To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.” We couldn’t agree more. deep breath*.

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The 6 Steps to Becoming a Social Business

Modern Marketing

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.