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7 Tips to Prepare B2B Marketers for the New Reality

DemandBase

The Coronavirus is continuing to have a major impact across our society and economy. As companies deal with the repercussions and try to assess its impact, we are also facing the difficult realization that demand is likely to decline across most sectors. But as B2B marketers (and sales practitioners), the fact remains that we’re still on the hook for generating and delivering on pipe goals that may now seem impossible.

How to Outsource Content Marketing Without Losing Your Brand Voice

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to scale up your content marketing efforts, you need to create more content. For most businesses, that will mean investing in outsourcing. Outsourcing all or part of your content marketing is more cost-effective than employing a full-time in-house team. But, how do you make sure external contractors and freelancers produce content with a consistent brand voice ? Your brand voice is more than just the tone and style your blog posts are written in. It’s the basis of your entire brand.

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Don’t Duct Tape Your Demand Generation Right Now: Adopt a Strategic Approach to Demand Marketing

ANNUITAS

The crisis that’s emerged from the coronavirus pandemic has forced B2B marketing teams to look at their demand programs in a new light, and an ugly truth has emerged. Most B2B companies have inefficient sales and marketing motions. In fact, nearly three-quarters of businesses in this segment succeed because they have a strong product or service.

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Weathering Market(ing) Uncertainty

Kaon

Sustaining Predictable Revenue and Customer Engagement. Several economists and analysts are forecasting significant global macroeconomic impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. The UN is estimating economic costs of $1 trillion in 2020. The BBC reports that an intensified, sustained outbreak of the Coronavirus could halve global market growth this year.

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.

Whatever Happened to the Buzzword “Content Marketing?”

Oracle

Remember when “ content marketing ” was the buzzword of the day? You literally couldn’t walk into a digital marketing meeting without someone bringing up the term. And, at one point, it seemed like all major brands were turning into publishers, churning out digital content at a prodigious pace. So what happened? Today, most of the buzz surrounding “content marketing” seems to have dissipated, as digital marketers search out the Next New Thing.

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7 Ways B2B Companies Can Use Thought Leadership to Overcome Their COVID-19 Challenges

ATAK Interactive

There is an opportunity for every business in every industry to use the uncertainty of this moment to utilize thought leadership. If you want to lead, what better time than in a crisis? . Thought leadership is the gateway to customer trust. By exemplifying knowledge and leadership in a given industry, thought leaders develop content that is compelling, has a strong point-of-view, and educates. This builds credibility and eases customer hesitations.

Bookings vs Profits: Can They Co-Exist in B2B Marketing?

Heinz Marketing

By Matt Heinz , President & Founder of Heinz Marketing. The CEO of a venture capital-backed start-up once told me he was willing to spend 100 percent of a target customer’s lifetime value if we could get them signed and add their logo to his fundraising deck. He was, quite literally, hoping to break even on his customer relationships just to live another day. In the VC community, that’s seen as aggressive but not necessarily crazy.

Get an A for Accuracy With This Fact-Checking Content Checklist

Content Marketing Institute

Let’s make this simple. Factually wrong content is bad. Accuracy is a necessity for trust from your audience. Welcome to the content creators’ and editors’ fact-checking checklist. Continue reading → The post Get an A for Accuracy With This Fact-Checking Content Checklist appeared first on Content Marketing Institute. Company News

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Don’t quarantine your B2B Sales and Marketing

xiQ

As the Coronavirus pandemonium continues across the world, we are all experiencing a calamity-induced global lockdown. Governments have declared a state of emergency by shutting down public spaces and offices have decreed a ban on gatherings, slowing down business activities by huge margins. . Let’s evaluate what this means for B2B Sales and Marketing.

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!

Hey CMOs: Culture Still Eats Marketing Strategy for Breakfast

Marketing Insider Group

The phrase “culture eats marketing strategy for breakfast” was coined by management consultant Peter Drucker 20 years ago and remains as true today as it ever was. If anything, culture has become even more important in recent years. The millennial workforce of today value company culture more than any other generation , and are more likely to put work-life balance, corporate values, and engagement and purpose over salary.

8 Marketing Automation Best Practices to Maximize Your Campaign Efforts

Oracle

Marketing automation allows digital marketing teams to do more with less. But how can a marketer make the most of their marketing automation efforts? These eight practices give a framework teams can use when planning out their campaigns in order to ensure that they use automation properly and to their best effect: Set Goals. Look at how marketing automation can improve your campaigns by setting and exceeding goals for the number of: Quality leads you attract.

Crushing It in 2020: 8 Marketing Trends You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

What's the secret to crushing it in marketing this year? Knowing the right marketing trends can make all the difference. Marketing is more than creating ads. Marketers engineer experiences that wow and attract audiences -- from a seamless content strategy that hits right on customer pain points, to creating offers that excite them, to email strategies that move them along their journey, marketers make it happen. Every year, customers and their preferences change.

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Report: B2B Marketers are Now Focused on Communicating their Purpose to Buyers

KoMarketing Associates

B2B businesses have not always been clear about their purpose with prospects and customers. However, new research shows that their marketing and sales teams are now trying to communicate this more effectively. The ANA, the Harris Poll, and Carol Cone ON PURPOSE recently published “The B2B Purpose Paradox” report, and statistics show that 57% of B2B companies are now more focused on purpose than they were three years ago, while 93% are somewhere on the purpose journey.

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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.

How Should We Even Think About Marketing In Times of Fear?

Marketing Insider Group

In times like this, it helps to name what we’re feeling: fear, anxiety, uncertainty, grief. But we also have to stay positive and prepared in order to survive and thrive. If you’re a regular reader of our content, you may have noticed that in light of my own feelings, I’ve been focused on basically a “business as usual” approach. That’s what helps me: consistency. Creating content, helping our customers, taking walks, even doing yoga – and bourbon.

Content Marketing During a Crisis or World Event

Oracle

Marketers tend to think optimistically when planning their strategies , campaigns, and events. A lot of hard work goes into their efforts, and they try to cover every detail they can. Still, they think that in the end their work will pay off and they will see results. They might encounter a misstep or setback, but they can regroup and make the proper adjustments to their planning.

Digital Marketing Best Practices for Insurance Companies

Act-On

Read this blog to learn more about digital marketing best practices for insurance companies and how to implement them at your agency. Demand and Lead Generation Lead Management Marketing Automation

Report: Almost Half of All Content Marketers to Begin Using Tech to Free Up Time

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look to create more content in 2020, new research shows that they are turning to technology to free up more time for developing assets. Bynder recently published “The 2020 State of Branding” report, and statistics suggested that most marketers (39.9%) intend to develop between 26% and 50% more content in 2020 than they did in 2019. To cater to this increase, the majority of respondents (48.5%) claimed that they will use technology to automate administrative tasks. About 47.3%

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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.

How We Rank #1 Get a Million Visitors (And Win All Our New Customers)

Marketing Insider Group

The battle for customer attention is real. Even more so now, with everything going on in the world, we are seeing a massive spike in new client requests for thought leadership content. While some companies chase people around the web with ads and fill their sites with product promotions, we believe in the power of consistent content marketing to reach, engage, and convert relevant audiences to your business.

How to Drive Brand Awareness with Loyalty

Oracle

In an overcrowded marketplace where brand differentiation isn’t always apparent, brand awareness is a key driver of consumer purchase decisions. In fact, customers are 60% more likely to purchase from a brand they’ve heard of than from one they’re unfamiliar with. An investment in loyalty can help a brand stand out from the competition, drive brand awareness, and increase revenue. Here’s how to design a loyalty program that that boosts the profile of your brand.

Content Fluency: Why You Should Write For 4th Graders

Contently

The first class I ever took in college was called “Drugs, Society, and Culture.” ” It was taught by a 29-year-old adjunct professor named Luther, who had spent the previous five years on an all-expenses-paid trip “studying” the psychedelic ceremonies of aboriginal tribes in Australia and southeast Asia. It should have been the most fun class ever—and in some ways, it definitely was. But there was one big problem: The readings were unreadable.

The Entrepreneur Interview Series #23: Nicolas Wegener, AdBase

Webbiquity

Marketing technology can be tremendously powerful, both in enabling marketers to do innovative things and in allowing them to automate common tasks. But there are two big problems marketers face in working with their technology stack (or more accurately, their marketing technology matrix ) today. The first problem is that most of the tools simply aren’t very smart. Which means, too often, that their net effect is to enable marketers to do the wrong things more quickly and at a lower cost.

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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 Power of “What If?” in Strategy Planning

Measure Up Marketing

The future is unknowable, which is why there is so much merit in the scouting motto coined by English soldier Robert Baden-Powell : Be prepared. He believed that one must “always be in a state of readiness.” Organizations invest in strategic planning initiatives as a way to peer into and be prepared for the future – to decide on an outcome or set of outcomes to pursue and the corresponding course(s) of action. Where does your strategy come from? How do you create one?

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Prepare for the Holiday Season by Experimenting & Testing Now

Oracle

The holiday season doesn’t have an off-season, which is why Oracle CX Marketing Consulting provides year-round advice through our new Holiday Marketing Quarterly. Our second quarter checklist for holiday readiness covers six areas: Holiday Messaging Competitive Intelligence. Subscriber Acquisition Source Optimization. Unsubscribe Process Optimization. Preference Center Refreshes. Improved Analytics & Reporting. Experimentation & Testing.

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Digital Marketing trends: what you need to know in 2020

RockContent

Are you the kind of person that is usually tuned in when it comes to trends or one of the people that dread them? Trends are actually very useful in guiding, planning and strategizing in disciplines such as Digital Marketing. That is why being familiar with most Digital Marketing trends can help you get a lead on your competitors. Your company probably uses now at least one technique or tool that was once seen as a trend.

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Cut Down On These 10 Software Expenses During COVID-19 Crisis

Roketto

There’s no getting around it, this is an incredibly difficult time for almost every business in North America (and probably the world). Unless you’re selling toilet paper, bidets, or hand sanitizer, chances are your business is hurting right now, just like mine is. Featured Inbound Marketing COVID-19

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.