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Five top tips (and more) to make your marketing automation awesome

Really B2B

Are you thinking about your first marketing automation setup? Have you just started the process of embedding marketing automation into your business? Alternatively, are you a seasoned, marketing automation marathoner who has experienced everything marketing automation has to offer? B2B Marketing Automation Marketing Automation marketing technology b2b martech

Expert Insight: Millennials Show More Eagerness to Connect with Businesses, But Why? [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

Visual Objects recently conducted a survey of 537 social media users to learn how they prefer to contact companies and forge a relationship with these businesses, and the results were surprising. For example, 90 percent of millennials said they were more likely to click through to a company’s website, compared to Gen Xers – but why? For more insight into the statistics from the survey, we spoke to Kristen Herhold , content marketer at Clutch, Visual Object’s sister site.

2 Truths and a Lie: High Email Bounce Rates and Sender Reputation

DiscoverOrg Sales

Email marketing is hard. Some might argue that B2B email marketing is harder today than it was 5 years ago or 10 years ago, but I would probably counter with “its always been hard.” There are just different challenges today. There are so many factors that contribute to the success of an email program: whether it’s a one-off promotion, a regular nurture or subscription program, or a sequenced email drip over the course of month.There’s subject line , content, graphics.

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An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

B2B PR Sense

Dear PR Professionals: PR is evolving at warp speed. In fact, in five years, what we know as PR will have a different complexion. Yet today, many PR professionals, armed with media placements and endless pitches, are still grounded in the past, since it's so comfortable. Confession: I, a B2B PR agency owner, also have one foot still firmly planted in the past. I have news for you.

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.

A Content Marketer’s Guide to Finding Engaging Images

Marketing Insider Group

“A picture is worth a 1000 words.” This old English idiom refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed far more effectively with an image than with a description. Perhaps nowhere is this more true than in content marketing. When compelling images are used, research indicates that you may get an average […]. The post A Content Marketer’s Guide to Finding Engaging Images appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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7 Habits the Most Productive Marketers Swear By

Zoominfo

Why do some marketers seem to generate significantly better results than others? It may seem like successful marketers are simply more skilled and motivated— but often, this is not the case. In reality, routines and habits are what separates best-in-class marketers from the rest of the pack. The most productive marketers rely on good habits and systems instead of falling back on motivation, willpower, and ineffective productivity hacks.

Prediction: Successful Marketers Treat Sales as Clients and Partners

Kaon

This article originally was published by MarTech Series, “ Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Joshua Smith, CTO and Founder, Kaon Interactive “ (February 11, 2019). Tell us about how dramatically your role evolved in 2018 with marketing and sales technologies. At Kaon , 2018 was all about efficiency and process.

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How Technology Can Optimize Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

When done well, content marketing can be a valuable part of your overall B2B marketing strategy. In fact, content marketing is both more effective and cheaper than traditional methods of lead generation. Over three-quarters of respondents to the Content Marketing Institute’s B2B marketing survey reported success with their content marketing in 2018. However, content marketing needs […].

Tips for Tying Social Media to Your Organization’s Bottom Line

Oracle

Too often, businesses think of social media only in very fuzzy terms, without actually drilling down into the specific reasons why they are using it. But companies at the leading edge of social media are taking things one step further. They are building out sophisticated frameworks for understanding how social media can impact not just the business as a whole but also every business unit and every stakeholder within the business. Social Ecosystems.

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!

Better Together: How to Improve B2B Lead Quality with SEO and PPC

KoMarketing Associates

Pop quiz: Which is better for B2B lead generation? A) Pay per click search advertising. B) Search engine optimization. C) Both. And the answer is…. C) Both. PPC and SEO both have their strengths and weaknesses, and you can use them independently. But when you combine them , they’re far more effective. Especially if you’re ready to graduate from just getting more leads to getting the high-quality leads that actually turn into revenue.

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How to Create Cost-Effective Email Campaigns That Won’t Land In Spam

Webbiquity

Guest post by Bibi Lauri Raven. Email marketing is one of the most cost-effective marketing tactics, if done correctly. Sadly, on average, over 30% of newsletters—even those your potential customers have opted into—will never reach their inboxes. Spam filters are continually evolving, and that can mean bad news for your business.

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How Even Creatives Can Measure Content Marketing ROI

Marketing Insider Group

Looking to measure content marketing return on investment (ROI) is something creative marketers like you are getting asked to do more and more. You know your content has real quality, creates goodwill among your target customers, and positions you as an authority in your field. But if knowing how to measure content marketing ROI—the method […]. The post How Even Creatives Can Measure Content Marketing ROI appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Spring Cleaning for Email Marketers: Inbox Edition

Oracle

The dreary months of winter are waning, and spring cleaning should be on the horizon for every email marketer. The volume bloat that typically accompanies holiday mailing season has settled, and the effectiveness of those campaigns has been evaluated. Now is the time to act on that intelligence , cull mailing lists to only the most active and engaged subscribers, and focus in on improving deliverability health. Below you’ll find a roadmap for where to start. Email Acquisition.

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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.

Survey: B2B Marketers Expect Budgets to Rise within the Next 12 Months

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look into new tactics to reel in prospects and customers, new research suggests that they are expanding their marketing budgets accordingly. The CMO Survey conducted in February 2019 recently discovered that the budgets of B2B product marketers are expected to increase 8.5 percent within the next 12 months, and the budgets of B2B services marketers are predicted to rise 10.3 percent within the same period. Brand spending is expected to rise 9.3

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Seven Tips for Hiring An SEO Freelancer

Webbiquity

Guest post by Cynthia Madison. Considering more than 90% of online purchases start with a search engine, and nearly 60% of B2B marketers say organic search generates more leads than any other marketing tactics, your number one digital marketing goal should be getting your site onto the front page of search engines. People should be able to find your blog or website with just a few clicks.

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7 Creative Event Ideas to Use in 2019

Marketing Insider Group

As a keynote speaker, I have seen everything when it comes to events. With over 400+ digital marketing conferences being held in 2019 alone, there is truly a conference for everyone. That said, competing with so many other conferences can make it difficult for event planners to come up with innovative event ideas to wow […]. The post 7 Creative Event Ideas to Use in 2019 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Event Marketing

Modern Marketing Blog Influencer Series: Improving Marketing Performance with Analytics.

Oracle

“The Modern Marketing Influencer Blog Series asked top influencers from across the marketing spectrum what’s on their minds and what topics and pressing issues in their fields they feel are begging for more insight. Here they share their thoughts on data, the ever-changing field of marketing, and how it all comes together. ” Analytics has become a common component of marketing strategy and planning.

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Survey: 97% of Marketers Seeing an Improvement in Performance with Data Use

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers collect more data on prospects and customers, new research indicates that they are seeing an overall improvement in their performance when they put this information to use. YouAppi recently conducted a survey of more than 540 marketers to determine how their use of data is impacting their overall success. A total of 98 percent of respondents said that they have increased their organizational investment in data, and 97 percent are seeing an improvement in their performance.

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The Entrepreneur Interview Series #7: Lief Larson, Salesfolks

Webbiquity

Ecommerce is great for everyday purchases. But where do you turn for help with a big-ticket buying decision that is anything but “everyday”? One entrepreneur has a new answer.

When Should Marketing Hand Leads to Sales for Closing?

Marketing Insider Group

Not all leads are sales-ready. They may be considered marketing qualified, but they’re not yet sales qualified. When marketing hands over leads to the sales department, it’s crucial that these leads are ready to purchase, so that the sales personnel don’t waste their time on leads that won’t convert. When leads enter the funnel, they […]. The post When Should Marketing Hand Leads to Sales for Closing? appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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Offers are key to generating more leads and sales with your B2B Marketing

Sales Lead Insights

The best way to generate sales leads is by making strong "offers" or "calls-to-action". The post Offers are key to generating more leads and sales with your B2B Marketing appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B Lead Generation calls-to-action leadgeneration marketing tips offers

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The hour is late: Achieving 1Q Goals

Biznology

With less than thirty days to go in the quarter, my mind returns to the business goals we set a few months ago. Some of those OKRs were related to organizational capabilities but the ones that are top of mind relate to pipeline progression and sales. This quarter. Next quarter. You probably have your own metrics that you’re tracking. So what do you do if things aren’t going right? As a relatively new company we’re still gathering enough data to reliably predict the trends in some places.

PR’s “Big Lie” is Alive and Well

Marketing Craftmanship

Nearly 5 years ago, I wrote a LinkedIn blog post ( The PR Industry’s Dirty Little Secret ) that called out PR practitioners who use their “close relationships” with journalists – along with the implication that those relationships will generate media coverage – to sell their services to prospective clients. The “Big Lie” in this sales pitch is that no journalist will ever cover a topic because they know your PR rep.

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5 Powerful Re-Engagement Tactics to Warm Cold Leads

Marketing Insider Group

As anyone in sales or marketing knows, there are plenty of issues that can derail everything from a campaign funnel to a prospects’ buying decision. Circumnavigating, or even better, mitigating these issues entirely is what keeps us on our toes. When it comes to sales specifically, it is a common problem to see a lead […]. The post 5 Powerful Re-Engagement Tactics to Warm Cold Leads appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Sales Alignment

Integrative Medicine: So Why not Integrative Marketing and Sales?

Fusion Marketing Partners

I am a big fan of the integrative medicine movement. As Duke Integrative Medicine describes it: Integrative medicine is an approach […]. Integrative Marketing Marketing and Sales

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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.