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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?

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.

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

DiscoverOrg

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.

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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.

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.

Seven Tips for Hiring An SEO Freelancer

Webbiquity

Guest post by Cynthia Madison.

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Why Email Is Still the King of Customer Engagement

Modern Marketing

So many things were supposed to make email obsolete: Facebook, Slack, mobile push—even RSS was once talked about as an email-killer. It turns out that pronouncing email dead is simply a common marketing ploy rather than any kind of market reality.

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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.

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.

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Customer-Centric Websites: Successful Strategies to Engage B2B Buyers

Speaker: Kellie de Leon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, The Mx Group

Chances are, you’re under the gun to convert more leads from your website. To increase conversion, your site needs high-quality content, user-friendly navigation paths, and calls to action that appeal to your target customers. But how do you go about this? And wouldn’t it be great to see some real-world examples from B2B companies that are doing it successfully? Kellie de Leon, VP of marketing and strategy at B2B agency The Mx Group, works with marketers every day to help them create and execute customer-centric strategies and content that increase web engagement and conversion. In this webinar, she'll discuss how to make your website more customer-centric.

Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity

By Peter Caputa. I did a website analysis and custom demonstration for a local IT recruiting company recently. This is a very successful company. They’re a leader in their field and they have a good number of recruiters working for them.

Achieve Marketing and Sales Alignment with Your Martech Stack

Reachforce

There are two types of companies. Some companies' sales and marketing teams work together seamlessly and are able to create processes together that streamline the buyer's journey to increase lead generation and conversions. Other companies don't.

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.

This Is Why Implementing a Lead Nurturing Program Is So Important

Act-On

Conversions are great, and so are qualified leads, but if those prospects aren't nurtured properly throughout the purchasing cycle, all your hard work generating those awesome leads will be wasted. Customer Journey Demand & Lead Generation

Building Your Demand Gen Team for ABM

Speaker: Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation, Rollworks

The benefits of using account-based marketing in your Demand Generation team are considerable: by getting as many engaged, qualified accounts as possible, your conversion rate will be higher and you'll find that Marketing and Sales are (gasp!) more aligned. Sounds great, doesn't it? But how do you even find the resources to make it happen? Join Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation at Rollworks, as she explains how to build your Demand Generation team to best carry out ABM - even if your team is small. In fact, her own team only has 3 people!

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.

Finding the Path to Tech Stack Success

Reachforce

Although you may not be entirely familiar with the term tech stack, it's more than likely that your company still has some kind of tech stack in place. Every marketing team needs some kind of technology to help generate leads, nurture them, segment them out, score them, and more.

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.

These Tips Will Help You Make Your Next Trade Show A Success

Act-On

Trade shows can help you generate excitement around your brand and capture leads. Set yourself up for success before, during, and after your next event. Email Events

How to Grab Attention with Audience Intelligence

Speaker: Michael Brito, EVP, Zeno Group

As a B2B marketer, you already know - attention spans are short, and the competition to win attention is fierce. So how do you break through the noise to deliver the right message, at the right time, using the right channel - and reach the right audience? Michael Brito, EVP at Zeno Group has an effective and repeatable answer: use audience intelligence! By understanding not just the readers of your content, but also the "vocal minority" and the influencers at play, you can develop a strategy to sustainably create attention-getting - and more effective - marketing campaigns.

3 Rules for Building a Better Content Calendar

Contently

William Goldman, arguably the greatest screenwriter of all time, once said, “The easiest thing to do on Earth is not write.” ” Goldman had a knack for coming up with perfect quips. Out of all his famous lines, this one resonates with me the most.

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

Modern Marketing

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.

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.

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Benefits of Marketing Automation for Insurers

Act-On

Insurance companies in all verticals have diverse audience segments that require highly tailored and customized messaging to generate, nurture, and convert leads in a multi-channel marketing ecosystem.

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 white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

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

Spring Cleaning for Email Marketers: Inbox Edition

Modern Marketing

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.

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Why Did Google Penalize Your Website?

Marketing Insider Group

The reasons why Google penalized your website are many, but the underlying cause is the same — your website is not working to support Google’s goals of providing high-quality, accurate, and fast results to users. Why should you care if Google penalized your website?