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Why Inbound Marketing Is Failing & What You Can Do About It

Integrate

A version of this was article was previously published on CMSWire. Inbound marketing efforts play an important role in B2B marketing success. But inbound alone won’t achieve the goals being placed on most B2B marketing organizations today — for three reasons.

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How to Target Generation Z in B2B Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

b2b marketing for generation z. The time for those in Generation Z to go into the workforce is fast approaching, and in some industries, already here. Generation Z are those born in the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, the first age group to come after millennials.

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5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Personas Aren’t Good Enough

Marketing Insider Group

How often do you spend weeks or even months putting blood, sweat, and tears into a new marketing campaign, only to have it fall flat? It’s a marketer’s worst nightmare. You swear you did everything right, but when it comes time for the results to pour in, they never show. The likely culprit?

I am (or feel like) a failure: a mini-guide to overcoming the fear of failure

JotForm

Failure. For many startup founders, it’s a badge of honor worn with more pride than overpriced hoodies, Apple watches, and merino wool loafers. The fail fast; fail often philosophy even inspired FailCon, an entire conference dedicated to embracing failure. “In In the startup world, failure is almost. Backstage

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.

Four Easy Ways To Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page

Webbiquity

Guest post by Stuart Cooke. When harnessed to its full potential, it’s surprising how powerful LinkedIn can be as a marketing tool.

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4 Trending B2B Marketing Strategies (Not Tactics) for 2019

Marketing Insider Group

“Strategy without tactics is a daydream; tactics without strategy is a nightmare.” Influenced by Sun Tzu and coined by Sagefrog CEO and Co-founder Mark Schmukler, this quote implies that there’s a clear difference between marketing strategy and marketing tactics.

The top 10 content trends marketers in IT services need to know

Tomorrow People

“ Content is king, but knowing what to produce, and what to do with it, is what will keep it upon its throne ”, says Ian Heathcook, commerical and marketing director at Griffiths Waite. At Griffiths Waite, we have a very specific range of clients we want to target.

Digital Marketing Trends to Watch in 2019

Webbiquity

Guest post by David Gutierrez. As of June 2018, 4.2 billion people had access to the Internet—in other words, about 55 percent of the entire population of the world.

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Report: 7 out of 10 Customers Want Marketers to Personalize Content for Them

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look for more ways to resonate with their target audience, new research suggests that content personalization may be the key to achieving their goal. More importantly, customers appear to be willing to provide more information to receive personalized marketing content.

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.

10 Proven Ways to Reduce Your Bounce Rate

Marketing Insider Group

Your bounce rate is a measure of how many people are clicking through to your website but then don’t stick around to explore it further – i.e., they visit only a single page of your site. In some cases, a high bounce rate can be a good thing, such as a sales page where you’re […].

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DiscoverOrg’s Tech Transformation: How a Data Company Became a Tech Company

DiscoverOrg

The best way to prepare for the future is to understand the past: You have to know where you came from. And to direct future growth and change, you need a vision, and the right people and structures in place. When DiscoverOrg started out in 2007, it was a data company.

10 Best Email Apps for Small Business Owners

Webbiquity

Guest post by Sam Hoffman. As a business owner, you have to worry about every little detail concerning your digital marketing strategy. It’s not enough to build the perfect, intuitive website and learn about the basics of content marketing and WordPress hosting.

Report: B2B Marketers Remain Slow to Adopt New Technologies

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers are using a wide range of technology and analytics to achieve their top priorities, but are their efforts paying off? Furthermore, what are their key goals for utilizing the latest technology?

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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.

5 Tips for Digital Marketing Over the Holiday Season

Marketing Insider Group

Thousands of companies are vying for the attention of consumers over the holiday season. In order to stand out, you’ll need to upgrade your digital marketing efforts. As e-commerce sales are expected to grow 15.5%

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Thinking beyond the quarter: 5 ways content marketers can aim for long-term success

Tomorrow People

Successful content marketers put their audience’s informational needs before their own desire to drive sales. This blog uses CMI data to show why that’s a sound strategy. You’ve just got home and you’re hungry. So you take a steak out of the freezer, and throw it into a hot pan.

5 Things to Consider When Implementing a Lead Scoring Program

Act-On

Is your organization thinking of implementing a lead scoring program? Here are 5 things you should consider in order to ensure it works for you. Lead Management Lead Scoring

Thought Leadership Strategy: How to Crush It in B2B Business

B2B PR Sense

Thought leadership strategy is like climbing a mountain. There's no shortcuts. It takes a lot of time and effort to work your way to the top, but once you're there, you have an amazing view. Plus, you have the advantage of towering over your competitors.

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.

Say Something New: 10 Ways to Justify Original Research

Marketing Insider Group

By Michele Linn “I am so tired of having nothing new to say. I feel like we are having the same conversation again and again.” That’s what a fellow marketer (and friend) said to me recently.

4 Tips for Using Emotion to Write Copy that Resonates

ScribbleLive

Emotions drive everything. Your conversations, your fears, and your laughter. Decisions and mistakes. They drive everything, but most of all, they drive your words. And when used correctly, they can make all the difference in connecting with your audience on a level that goes beyond superficialities.

12 Tips to Write Better SEO Content

KoMarketing Associates

As content marketers, we need to consistently produce new material to see results. How much content you need depends on your business needs, industry, and a host of other factors – but a recent study found 60 percent of marketers create at least one piece of content every day. .

Rethink Marketing podcast: Sales Qualification Score

Act-On

In this Rethink Marketing podcast episode, Joyride's Kat Krieger explains why they chose Act-On's marketing automation platform. Corporate Forms & Landing Pages Inbound Marketing Lead Management

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).

Why AI is Better Than A/B Testing

Marketing Insider Group

A/B or split testing has been the standard way to optimize marketing campaigns for years. Google first ran an A/B test in 2000 to identify the optimum number of searches to display on its result pages.

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How To Use Social Media To Promote Your Next Event

Modern Marketing

If you’re planning on hosting an event for your brand or business, it’s time to think about all the ways that social media could be used to enhance the overall experience.

State of Content Marketing 2019: Creativity Strikes Back

Contently

A few years ago, I consulted for a client that sold outdoor travel gear and wanted to tell adventure stories. The brand had a slick new site, detailed persona work, and a strong SEO gameplan. Except they had one rule: In these adventure stories, no one could ever get wet.

Why Your Financial Business Needs An Application Abandonment Campaign

Act-On

Many consumers abandon their loan application before submitting - as a financial business, anticipate this with an application abandonment campaign. Credit Unions Lead Nurturing application abandonment

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!

6 Variables Making Buyer Insights Driven Sales Transformation Critical By 2020

Marketing Insider Group

For the past few decades, solution-based selling was the dominant theme in building sales organizations. Solution-selling methodologies and training proved to be a big business. B2B organizations reworked their sales organization and invested heavily to be more consultative with buyers.

Top 10 ABM Mistakes

The Point

Going Viral Is Not a Video Strategy

Contently

The budget came together, the shoot went smoothly, and the first cut gave you chills. You’re confident this great video will get people talking. Your audience will see it and want to become customers. Your customers will see it and want to spend more.

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