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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

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.

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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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.

After the Form Submission: What to Do with Your Lead Data

Reachforce

There's a process for a business's sales and marketing leads. The marketing team works to create campaigns and messaging that generate awareness and interest in your company.

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.

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.

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.

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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How to Create a Contact Page That Converts

Reachforce

There are a few things that every good website should have: Keyword optimized copy. One or two easy-to-read fonts. Clear and concise navigation. A clean homepage design. A straightforward way to contact your 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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!

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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Why You Should Rethink Direct Mail Marketing in 2019

Reachforce

By: Brianna Valleksey, Sr. Content Marketing Manager for Sendoso. Marketing Trends

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Top 10 ABM Mistakes

The Point

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.

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.

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.

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

How to Get Your B2B Outreach Program to C-Level Executives

Prospectr

With a plethora of new products and services paired with the advancement of technology, it is no wonder decision makers are making themselves scarce. Each new offering comes with a not-so-new sales pitch.

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 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.

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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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 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.